The Emperor continues to play!
Actually, I’m playing catch-up right now. I’ve beaten the game, but I have quite a few posts to get through before I go onto Mother 3.
As for what I’ve been up to, ah, c’est la vie indeed. I’ve been preoccupied, not in any small part due to the Imperial Computer continuing to baffle me; is it cursed? At this point, it seems to be. Either both video cards have the same problem or the mobo has gone selectively bad. If it’s the former, huzzah for warranties. If it’s the latter, well, I wonder whether I can make the funds to get that replaced any time soon.
Anyway, on with a short post… more coming later!
One person in Moonside asked me whether I knew what Moonside was. If I told him “yes,” he acted as if I said “no”, and vice-versa.
One of the people says “Welcome to Moonside”, then mispronounces it twice.
Another person says, “Welcome to Moonside. Wel come to moo nsi ns dem oons ide.” Creepy. And the music is too.
Mani Mani is always Mani Mani at Mani Mani with all Mani Mani Mani.
Anyway, you fight the Mani Mani demon statue. It really doesn’t put up much of a fight. It sits there and acts pretty, dazzling you until you destroy it.
Then the party realizes they were in a storage room the entire time. What an illusion.
Now, before you can go to the Monotoli building, you must deal with yet another issue. See, there’s this yogurt machine and- okay, it was going to come to you… right, it should have, but the guy, he left it with monkeys! Monkeys have it! Monkeys led by a mystic, right, that’s it. But you can’t just- you can’t get it from him, see, cuz the monkeys want things like chickens and rulers.
I’m not making this up.
So, after all that, and learning teleportation along the way, you can – finally – give – the yogurt machine – to somebody. And done.
Cuz you have to get past robots!
See, now that you have the yogurt machine, there are these robots, right, guarding the place… you give the girl the yogurt machine, okay, yeah, but all she does is give you access to the higher, robot-filled floors. At the very end, you run into a Clumsy Robot, whom spends most of his turns doing nothing, but occasionally microwaves you for almost-guaranteed death. After beating on him for a while, the Runaway Five joins the battle, hitting a switch and disabling him.
Finally, we confront Monotoli. Now freed from the influence of the Mani Mani statue, he’s just a helpless old man. He tries to make up for the mayhem he caused by offering the party his private helicopter for transportation. Sweet!
Of course, it can’t actually be that easy. As we reach the rooftop, we find the helicopter already being taken – by Pokey! Blasted Pokey! *Shakes fist*
Well, with or without the helicopter, the journey must continue. It’s time to go back to Threed to check on our other flying device.