Nimbus Land – Super Mario RPG Ep. 21

Welcome back to Save File Plays Super Mario RPG! On the special “We’re Legal Now” episode, we try to make sure that Mallow isn’t as stupid as he was showing us at the end of last episode. Because… damn, he showed off that he was pretty darn stupid.

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MUSIC: Nimbus Land

We’re still kind of beat up from the Smilax encounter, as well as the subsequent battles. so I stop by the Inn.

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Sounds pretty cool to me.

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Wow. That was totally not worth 60 Coins.

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The store also has a hidden chest with a Frog Coin inside. That’s cool, but I’m more interested in new equipment.

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New weapons and armor for everyone that isn’t named Bowser! I’LL TAKE IT!

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Townsperson: Valentina told me I was fired! I just don’t get it… He NEEDS help. He’s sick!

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Townsperson: But these days he has nothing but time on his hands, what with the King being sick and all…

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Garro: Oh, you meant THAT? That’s King Nimbus when he was… a… young lad. …!…! Huh? What the?! WHO are YOU?!
Mallow: Hello. My name is Mallow. And this is my friend, Mario.
Garro: Mallow… So it is YOU, my boy! It’s been so long. My, you’ve become a splendid young prince!
Mallow: WHAT?! I’m… I’m really a… prince?!

Mario decides this is a prime moment to bust out his shapeshifting ability again.

Garro: Yes indeed! I understand. So! You were raised by Frogfucius! There’s no question about it! You ARE, WITHOUT A DOUBT… Prince Mallow.
Mallow: Mario! Look at me! I’m a prince!

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Don’t encourage him, Mario.

Ep. 21.mp4_000256858Garro: That must mean that the King really ISN’T gravely ill!
Mallow: Then let’s go inside the castle and save my father!

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And off he goes.

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It goes about as well as can be expected.

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This seems… ominous.

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Garro: Just stay still for a little while, okay? It won’t take long.

Ep. 21.mp4_000309082Garro: Hey! Don’t move! You’re going to be a “statue” for a little while, okay?

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Guard: You may enter. …Halt! Who goes there?

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Garro: That’s because… uh… this is a statue of Valentina’s nephew, Mari..Mariotta! Okay?!
Guard: Uh… okay. Proceed.


MUSIC: Valentina’s Castle

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Garro: …person named Mariotta. Ha!
Valentina: O ho ho ho!!!

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Valentina: …make something THIS stunning!
Garro: Thank you, your majesty. I’ll be on my way now…
Valentina: HALT! What, may I ask, is THIS ugly thing?
Garro: That’s my latest masterpiece. I… I created it just for YOU… It’s called… “A Plumber’s Lament.” Observe… the thick mustache… covering the sad, innocent smile of a simple fool… And the sideburns… conveying his blue collar roots. And the legs… well defined… Strong. The legs of the masses! Is it to your liking?
Valentina: Hmmm… I consider myself something of an art buff! And I’ve got to say… This is spectacular!! Garro… only YOU could have created sculptures with such gentle beauty and… raw power!
Garro: Thank you, your majesty. I’ll be on my way now…

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You know, the sad part is this is what art observation actually seems like to me.

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Valentina: Step on it!!

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Dodo places us in a room that seems to have no purpose other than to display statues. How pretentious can you get?

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Valentina: Did you display the statues properly? Fine! Now polish them to a fine luster and make them a tribute to my beauty! Pay attention to me! Hurry up, and DON’T let me catch you dozing again!

If anyone past the age of 8 or 9 says the sentence “Pay attention to me!” to you seriously, cut them out of your life immediately.

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MUSIC: Dodo’s Coming!

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Sneaky bastard. This is a little mini-game. If you screw up, your eventually forced into a battle against Dodo, but it’s less frustrating to just do it properly.

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And for doing it properly, you get a Feather accessory, which boosts Speed by a massive 20.

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Birdy #1: But I guess this beats Dodo’s job. Dodo has to plish Valentina’s statues EVERY single day!
Birdy #2: Ha! Here’s how I’d do it.

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They proceed to jab at Mario with their spears. Understandably, he freaks out.

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Birdy #2: No… statues don’t move.
Birdy #1: Then… explain… THIS!
Birdy #2: It’s… one of those high-tech… er… life-like… realistic ones. Let’s get outta here.

MUSIC: Valentina’s Castle

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They book it on out of there. We’re now free to explore the castle as we please.

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Of course, there are encounters scattered about. These are Geno’s, Mario’s, and Mallow’s new weapons, respectively, in action.

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Geno hits Level 20 as we fight our way through.

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Woo! Flower!

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Here are some new enemies: the Sling Shy, and the blue stethoscopes are Orbisons.

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Some more new enemies: the fan looking guys are Pinwheels, and the jellyfish is a Muckle. Which is a really fun word to say. Just try it. Muckle.

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Also, a lot of the Birdy statues like to come to life and attack. We can also see some Shamans on screen here. we’ve encountered them before, but never in battle.

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Shamans have access to a lot of spells, such as Blizzard and Diamond Saw. That new enemy back there is Jawful. He’s sleeping, until you hit him. Then he wakes up. But unless you hit him, he just stays asleep. So you may as well take out everything else first.

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Boy, Bowser’s magic stats kind of suck.

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Toadstool hits Level 25, and is so close to breaking the 200 HP mark.

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Another Flower. And we already see the pallet swap of the Birdy, the Bluebird. It’s a little more powerful.

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The Jawful is guarding that door, for some reason.

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Killing it helps Mario hit the next Level!

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Former Guard: Guess I won’t be needing this master key anymore… would you like it?

May as well!

Former Guard: All right, here you go! Just don’t tell me what you’re gonna do with it, okay?

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Sweet! Everyone else in here just blathers on about the Hot Springs. This seems like a good stopping point though. Next time, I’ll finish off the rest of this place!

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