Seaside Town Remade – Super Mario RPG Ep. 18

Welcome back to Save File Plays Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars! Last time, we managed to finish off the Sunken Ship and get our fifth Star Piece. We’re getting close now, (I think). Now that that’s taken care of, I think it’s time to take a well deserved rest in the slightly creep Seaside Town!

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But first, I figured I’ll give Geno a rest and sub Mallow in.

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Let’s do it!

MUSIC: Here’s Some Weapons

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Look. we’ve even got a welcoming party!

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Elder: But your journey ends here. You are so gullible! Don’t you know who I am? I’m “Yaridovich,” a member of Smithy’s gang. It’s no wonder! My impersonation of an ordinary person was flawless. Your search for the stars has worried Smithy. So if I take that star back to him, I’ll earn brownie points. THIS is the way to get ahead! It’s futile to try and fight me. Just hand it over, nice and easy.

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May as well. You know we’re just going to get it back right away… right?

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Yaridovich: I’m such a genius, it scares me sometimes. No wonder I’m so important! All right everyone, listen up. We’re returning to the castle! Our ride should be here about now.

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We better get on that.

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Yaridovich: We need to get out of here. This is JUST great. Mario caught up with us. Only one thing we can do now. Although we may rust a little, we’ll have to swim for it.

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Awwwwww, shit.

johnny: You spineless dogs have no code of honor! We’ll make you walk the plank!
Pirate: Johnny, maybe we should leave Mario the pleasure of wrapping things up here.

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MUSIC: Fight Against an Armed Boss

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Say hello to Yaridovich. He’s kind of a jerk. Also, I believe his name is derived from the Japanese word for Spear, Yarid. I could be totally off the mark though.

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Toadstool don’t take no guff though.

Yaridovich always starts off the fight with the same attack, Water Blast. Which, despite the name, is a non-elemental attack.

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It hurts. Also, you might notice Mallow taking about 20 more damage than everyone else. That would be because I forgot to equip him when I switched him into the party. OOPSY-DOOPSY!

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But I brought in Mallow because Yaridovich is weak to lightning. 114 is pretty respectable, but I actually missed the timed attack on this one.

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Mario takes a whack, and Toadstool heals up the party after the Water Blast.

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Then we start trading blows.

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Shocker is a lot more substantial when I hit the timing correctly.

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At some point he splits into 2. You do way more damage to the clone, which also in turn does less damage to you. Taking out the clone doesn’t do much for you, so you’re better off hitting the real Yarid.

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Yet another level for Toadstool.

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Bowser as well!

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Got it back!

MUSIC: Seaside Town

Man, that tune is much better than the other one.

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Found a key!

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There’s a note that’s supposed to be attached to that tree, but it looks more like the dagger is piercing nothing and the note is just floating in mid-air.

Note: To Mario; knowin’ you, it must’ve been a breeze knockin’ down Yarid, eh? By the way, my pirates say they saw a huge AXE flyin’ across the sky. It’s probably one of Smithy’s friends. Go GET him, pal! Well, my gills are failing on me, so I’ll be headin’ back down. Drop in whenever you have time, okay? Your true mate, Johnathan “Johnny” Jones

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Well, there’s only one place that key could go to.

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So let’s check it out!

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Well, we found all the townspeople.

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Oh, crap, it’s a hippie!

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Aw, it’s a mole person!

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Some of the Shopkeepers.

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Elder: Thank you for saving out little town of Seaside. You exposed the fake townspeople, and gave up your star to save us! Please take this with our thanks.

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Nice! If we hadn’t given the star right over, Yaridovich would’ve come in here and tortured (READ: tickled) the Elder. Which would have downgraded us to a Flower Jar. Further refusals would get us a Flower Tab, and then nothing.

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Now it’s time to check out the new shops! Since they’re REALLY shops now!

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New weapons for everyone but Bowser! For some odd reason, they also have all the old weapons in the game in stock as well. I get everyone some new stuff.

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The Armor shop doesn’t have anything new, unless you’re interested in old equipment for some reason.

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Item shop.

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Mushroom Boy: Did you know that hidden amongst the regular mushrooms are some special ones? Unreal, huh? I’ll give you items in return for those special mushrooms. But you’ve got to taste them to find out what kind they are. So I’ll take a nibble first. I’m hoping for a special mushroom, but even if it isn’t, at least I’ll get a meal out of it. Hey, far out! Munch munch munch.

So yeah, there are a few special kinds of mushrooms. The best way to find special ones are to either win them from battles, or go pick them from the Forest Maze. In this case, I had a Berry Mushroom, which I got a Maple Syrup for. The rest were all regular ‘shrooms, but at least I cleared out my inventory.

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This is the accessory shop, but we already have everything for sale.

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Maybe the elder has something cool to say!

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At the far side of “Land’s End” is a town made up of reformed monsters. A mouse came by the other day, and I overheard him boasting about a “star” of theirs. I don’t know exactly where this town is located, but if you follow the road, you’ll get there.

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Next dungeon, let’s do it!

MUSIC: The Road is Full of Dangers

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I like this place’s style. The first thing we see is a cannon to jump into to launch us places.

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And yet another one!

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When we land, a bunch of Chows jump out. Time for some new enemy encounters!

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The Parasol is an Umbrella attack, and the Ribbit Stick is just a re-hash of Mallow’s old FroggieStick

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The Troopa Shell is a red shell with wings. I like it. Also, the Shogun is a new enemy type. Like, completely new. High defense, but that’s about it. Nothing to write home about.

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I like that Land’s End is full of cliff-like areas. Makes aesthetic sense.

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We’ve got some more enemies. The Geckos attack, poison or put a character to sleep. That green monstrosity is a Spinthra, which will attack or poison a character, as wella s haunt your dreams.

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If you fall down, there’s a cannon to blast you right back on up.

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What. How does a rocky cliff turn into a grassy hills area. I don’t think that’s how geography works.

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The Bees here are irritating. They are fast, faster than anyone in the party, and have a tendency to either poison someone or turn them into a mushroom.

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They’re weak to Ice though, so Mallow’s Snowy attack works wonders here. A giant snowman forms, then explodes. I’ll take it.

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Level up for Mario!

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Level up for Mallow!

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We’ve got some of the bouncy flowers that launch you places. Also, Fink Flowers. Nothing too special, though they’ll try to put a character to sleep or turn them into a scarecrow.

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Toadstool has hit level 18. She gains her last magic spell at this level, Psych Bomb, her only offensive attack. I’ll show it off later.

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That path drops us off into another… plateau? I don’t get the geography of this place.

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The Sky Bridge challenge is as follows, increasing in difficulty:Normal Course: Bet 5 coins, win 5 coins back.
Expert Course: Bet 5 coins, win 10 coins back.
Special Course: Bet 5 coins, win a Frog coin back.

You can double down twice. I tried to do the Frog Coin bet to try and win 4 Frog Coins…

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…I failed 😦

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It’s possible to get back up, but I just jump into this cave instead, because WHY NOT??

MUSIC: The Dungeon is Full of Monsters

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Well, this is different.

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Kriffids are hardy enemies. Tons of HP, high defense. Not too terrible though.

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Just wanted to show off Psych Bomb. It’s pretty strong, but Mallow and Geno do the blasting magicks much better.

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Frog Coin.

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Level up!

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This cave is pretty long, actually. It looked like I was just in a little plateau, but video game dimensions are always a little wonky.

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Ribites are pallet swaps of the old Frogog enemies from way back when.

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Hmmm, I wonder where this leads us.

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Hmmm, I think we know someone who might like this.

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frogfucius: That delicious smell! You have some Cricket Jam, yes? Mmm, this is wonderful! Thank you, Mario. You’ve made an old man happy. Here’s a little allowance for being so good to me. My wish has come true!

D’awwww. That’s nice. Even nicer are the 10 Frog Coins he hands over.

NEXT TIME: Let’s try Land’s End again, maybe?

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