I should have gone to work today, but I decided to stay home “sick”. I’m not really that sick, but I haven’t slept very well for the past few days. Not because of nightmares (I haven’t remembered my dreams for a while), but because I can’t stop thinking about the game.
I’m enjoying the game somewhat, but I got this feeling that if I keep playing I’m gonna see something that I shouldn’t.
Anyway, I don’t see much point in messing around with the password
screen any longer until I have some combinations that will get real
results. And the only way to get those is to go through the game, so
onto World 3.
World 3 is “Corona”, it has a purple board and 4 level types. This
world probably won’t take long to complete since the boss is only 3
spaces above my starting point. That strikes me as a little odd since
the Gelid boss was 15 spaces away. Since the path is so short I could
get through in a few minutes, but I’m going to try not to rush it.
levels here are;
And one boss, which is King Kong. It surprises me to see such a big
name character showing up. I’m not aware of any connection between
Godzilla and Kong but I guess it doesn’t matter.
The Power Plant is a dark, ominous looking level of granite bricks,
storm clouds, and power poles. The efficiency of this place is
questionable since the power poles lack connective wires. The music has
an electronic synth to it.
Going further on I encounter some peculiar enemies, and see that a
few of the power poles have electric chairs connected to them, some of
which are occupied by dead (or soon to be dead) creatures. Every minute
or so a bolt of lightning will strike down and light up the screen.
The power poles appear to function as a combination of a lightning
rod and a generator, getting their power from lightning strikes which
kill the creature in the chair as the electricity surges downward. So
it’s both a power plant and an execution field (lovely).
Since these poles attract the lightning, the only danger of being shocked is if I stand right next to one when it gets hit.
Not too hard to get around, but with all these sad things screaming
in pain as their brains get fried, it’s not a welcoming atmosphere. The
level is a straight walk to the right, so with no potential for
exploration I make my way through quickly.
“REFLECT” is a castle-esque level with a lot of mirrors. It has a
strange background, and equally strange music. Like the crystals in
Isolation Zone, the mirrors here serve as teleporters.
It takes some guessing as to which mirror to go through, but the
level doesn’t seem very large. I can only hope I’ll be shown some
indication that I’m progressing towards the end instead of going around
The mirrors are different from crystals in that creatures can come
through the mirrors at random. Usually it’s those little flying
creatures made of broken glass. I hate those bastards because you take
damage if you touch them.
While traversing i found another creature that talks:
I tried to get it to tell me a password but it was too preoccupied.
It took a little while, but I eventually got to this mini-boss, who I
assume is guarding the exit. He moves quick but he can’t do much
damage. I’ve got the advantage this time since there’s a lot more space
to move around, so his lightning bolt is easily avoided.
What do we have here?
Ah, Rodan! A monster I actually recognize! That’s great, can’t wait
to test him out. I just remembered I haven’t fought King Kong yet. I’m
tempted to use Rodan, but I’ll use Godzilla for this one. Don’t know
what to expect.
Damn, he’s tougher than I expected. He’s dodging my attacks and knocking off too much of my health.
In the middle of the fight the game suddenly started to glitch very badly:
Weird, but I’m not complaining. Now it’s Rodan Time! Onto “Patzer”….
Before the level starts I’m told to “seize a king”?
Oh, I get it. It’s a chess-themed level.
It doesn’t involve actually playing chess though. That’s a damn good thing, because I haven’t played chess in 8 years.
Rodan’s a great addition, does almost everything Godzilla can and he
can also fly. It’s only my first impression, but he seems like a
promising character and I’m sure the flying will come in handy later.
As for the level, the black and white chess guys can’t pay much
attention to me since they’re also fighting each other. So that makes
flying around and looking for one of the kings simple.
I don’t think it matters which king I get, so I’m just gonna go after the first one I see.
Ah, there’s one!
So I go up and hit him and then the level ends with another info screen.
That’s great for the Black Team. I’m glad that level’s over because
it was starting to mess with my eyes. Let’s see what the Forest is like;
Yup, looks like a typical forest level. The music is unnerving. Going to the right, as usual…
Out of nowhere these huge bat things start divebombing from the
trees. They’re hunting down the brown creatures. Trying to get out of
the way before I get bit.
I got away from the sideways mouth bats, there weren’t many of them. Not much of anything down through here.
…why did everything lose color? And the music changed, but-
…I don’t know what the hell that was.
Maybe I should just turn this thing off.
Then again, all I had left to do was the boss fight…
This guy is a lot more mobile than the previous boss was, also uses
his ranged attack almost constantly. Normally this would just drain his
power down to nothing-
-Except that he can go up to the top of the arena, get hit by
lightning, and become re-charged. I can get in some easy hits while he
does this, but once he get powered back up, he immediately does a
lightning attack that fills a length of the screen.
He doesn’t seem to have any attacks other than lightning, so I wait
for that power meter to go down and then hit him with everything. It’s
just a matter of time.
And with one good kick to the face he’s done!
I don’t know why, but for some reason it feels good to see another
symbol in that wall. I would like to see the thing complete, but then
maybe that’s not such a good idea. That ….thing in the forest gave me a
really bad feeling. And it’s not going to be happy if it knows I’m