Bean Valley – Super Mario RPG Ep. 20

Welcome back to Save File Plays Super Mario RPG. As we hit Episode 20, we managed to make it to Monstro Town and do a whole bunch of stuff. We met some of Bowser’s AWOL Koopa Troop, we met Belome again, and we got some pretty sweet loot. Unfortunately, we have to go through Land’s End a third time, as we need to scale the cliff to get to Bean Valley in search of the 6th Star Piece. Let’s hop to it!

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There’s a hidden chest at the exit to Monstro Town with another Frog Coin.

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There’s also this note. Nobody ever said that monsters had to be mean!

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I have some… stuff… to find before I advance the story though. My first stop is back at Mario’s Pad.

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Did anyone else remember that Mario has a green bed?

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Nailed it.

Rose Town is the next stop on my list.

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This one seems fairly obvious.

But the last one… between O and A, huh? Hmmmmmm…

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Tricky, tricky!

Also, Raz and Raini are here on their honeymoon after getting married a few updates ago.

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Raz: Oh, life is just GREAT! By the way, do you know of a place called… Grate Guy Casino? It’s supposed to be around, somewhere. Have you been there?
Raini: Hello, Mario! Raz here can’t even hop on Yoshi! But that’s okay. I still love him.

All right, let’s get this stupid shit over with.

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MUSIC: The Road is Full of Monsters

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An action shot of Geno’s Double Punch, which I haven’t shown off yet. His fists turn into rockets. Geno has the best weapons.

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Level 22 for Toadstool.

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This is Geno’s last special attacks, Geno Flash. Geno turns into a cannon and fires a SUN at the enemy, which EXPLODES. GENO IS THE BEST CHARACTER.

Not showing off any more battle for now, you’ve seen all the enemies here.

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Level 19 for Mario.

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Level 19 for Mallow.

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Level 23 for Toadstool.

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Upon making it to the Cliff, the Sky Troopas spread out in an attempt to help us scale the cliff.

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Sgt. Flutter: Mario, you mission is to scale the cliff, by jumping from shell to shell.

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Ep. 20.mp4_000941779If you do it quickly enough, you can get an accessory out of it. It’s possible to do it pretty darn fast, you can jump at specific spots and completely skip over certain troopas.

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MUSIC: Still, the Road is Full of Dangers

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Wow, just stepping foot into Bean Valley was enough for Geno to gain a level! (That’s a lie, but there aren’t any new enemies in Bean Valley until a little further in).

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There are some branching paths in Bean Valley to check out.

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The enemies regenerate pretty quickly, but they’re not great experience wise, so Bean Valley isn’t the best place to grind out Exp.

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Hidden Chest here with a Frog Coin inside.

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Bowser hits up level 19 after slaughtering more Bees.

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One of the pipes leads to a dead end with a Flower. I’ll take it.

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The next area has 5 pipes with baby Piranha Plants. A Shy Away appears and waters the plants, turning them into full-grown plants that you can battle.

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I wait for all of the plants to be fully grown before going down any of the pipes. If you go down a pipe before wiping out all of the plants, you have to wait for the Shy Away to water them again, and I’m impatient.

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Chewys, just like the old Piranha Plants back in the Pipe Vaults are surprisingly tough and not worth the experience they give out.

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Now all the pipes are clear, and we can go up and down them at our leisure.

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I don’t know why there are brick and mortar dungeons underneath the valley, but I don’t question these kinds of things.

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6 more levels until Toadstool is maxed out! And I don’t even have the 6th Star Piece yet!

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Chomp Chomps are the cleverly named, upgraded pallet swaps of the Chomps back in Booster’s Tower. They look like they’re made out of gold though, which would make them softer and weaker… BUT AGAIN, I DON’T QUESTION THESE KINDS OF THINGS.

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Hmmm… I found a secret exit, but if I take it, I’ll leave Bean Valley, and I’d have to go through it again. I’ll come back later. I have an objective to complete.

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In this pipe, there’s a slots treasure chest. I know it looks like I got three flowers, but it just happened to be on that when I screencapped it. I got something else that resulted in me getting a Frog Coin though. That’s all that’s down this pipe. NEXT.

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Just like the other chest enemies, Box Boy is weak to Jump.

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It also casts Water Blast, because it is a gigantic jerk. It also occurs to me that my current party is made of glass when it comes to Magic Defense.

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This unique monster is a genie called Fautso, that has some hard-hitting magic spells.

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Like so. Ow. It still dies though.

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Flowers are always appreciated.

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Well, that was exciting and lucrative.

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I also swap Bowser out for Toadstool and sub out the Exp. Booster to slap a Trueform pin on her. This is important. You will see why very soon.

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Oh, it’s another Chewy.

MUSIC: Fight Against a Somewhat Stronger Monster

That isn’t the normal battle music…
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Smilax, huh?


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Shy Away: It’s shower time~♪ There there, my pretties!

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Oh, I see your game. It’s like a Hydra piranha plant.

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Shy Away: La dee dah~♪ It’s recycled water! There there, my pretties!

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Does that mean it was pee water?  Ewwwwww.

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Shy Away: I added some nutrients~♪ There there, my pretties!

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And that right there is why I put Toadstool back into the party.

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I don’t know if I mentioned it, but along with healing, Toadstool’s Therapy and Group Hug spells also heal statuses. Yes. She’s absolutely broken. Toadstool is the easy button. And this isn’t even the end of it. I’ll show off more later.

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By taking away it’s myriad status effects, MegaSmilax goes down easy. It tried to put the party to sleep, or turn them into Mushrooms or Scarecrows. But having Toadstool with a Trueform pin on negates basically all of that.

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That battle is enough to tip Mario up to Level 20. He’s 2/3 of the way to max level!

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Shy Away: Oooh, I’m going to get it! Queen Valentina told me to keep everyone out of Nimbus Land. What should I do? ……………I know, I’ll run away!

I think our next villain just got name dropped!

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…seems legit.

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MAGIC. Also, I like how it connects to Mario lore. Hitting a brick that a vine comes out of. Nice.

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New area, new enemies, woo!

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I really like this battle screen. Also, the new enemies are the Birdy and the Heavy Troopa. Heavy Troopas are tanks, high defense and high HP. However, it takes them 2 turns to attack. That is more than enough time, and you will never see a Heavy Troopa attack on this playthrough.

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Mallow gains a level!

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I hate this area. At least I get a Frog Coin out of the deal.

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I got a flower, too!

MUSIC: Nimbus Land

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Valentina King Nimbus’ condition is growing worse… This means we’ll be losing… our magnificent ruler. BUT! It just so happens that I have found the missing Prince! Prince Mallow, that is! Prince Mallow… Please… Sir… Prince? GET OVER HERE! Well, well… it seems that our little prince has a mild case of stage fright. Excuse me… ha ha ha.

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Valentina: (What?! You can’t get through? Well, just LOOK at you, tubby!)

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Townsperson #1: My, you’ve… er… filled out a bit, Prince Mallow!
Townsperson #2: You’re looking fit, Prince!

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Valentina: WHAT?! You’re asking ME to…? Gracious! You’re serious, aren’t you? Why, I don’t know what to day! Dear me… I’ve made my decision… At the request of the Prince, I agree to become his queen. (Queen… Valentina… Ooh! It just makes me SHIVER!!) Well, that’s that! Back to your business, everyone!

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Mallow: Don’t we have anything better to do than hang around HERE? Come on, let’s go and find the rest of the Star Pieces!

You… you can’t be this dumb. You CAN’T be this stupid! YOU ARE THIS STUPID, AND I HATE YOU FOR IT.

NEXT TIME: Nimbus Land!

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