Welcome back to Save File Plays Super Mario RPG! Last time, we did the rest of whatever I wanted to do outside. Now, there’s nothing left to do but beeline it to Smithy and kick his arse so hard he’ll kiss the moon! LET’S GET TO IT.
MUSIC: Weapons Factory
FUCK IT UP!!!!
17 Exp for a OHKO? I love this place!
The Ameboids have a terrible secret…
If you don’t manage to kill them into one hit, it multiplies into 5. And it does NOT multiply the experience. So make sure you kill them in one hit.
There was a healing mushroom in that box. Also, a save box. I WONDER IF THERE’S A BOSS FIGHT COMING UP.
So the next fight is against 2 Ding-A-Lings, and Countdown. They have a lot of moves, I can’t list them all, so I’ll show off whatever I see.
But I mean, that’s basically what Toadstool is here for, you know?
Yeah, I usually need some sort of recovery around 3 as well.
This basically means it skips its turn. I’ll take it!
WHATEVER, IT’S DEAD NOW.
MUSIC: Weapons Factory
You fight against machine copies of old bosses. They’re all called “Machine Made,” though they aren’t anywhere near as strong as they once were. In some cases. Here, we’re fighting clones of Axem Red, Pink & Green. The other Axem battle is against 2 Blacks and 2 Yellows (boy, that sounds kind of racist).
They’re pretty lucrative in terms of Exp though.
Shyper and the Puppox. I guess that name kind of reinforces the idea that they’re supposed to be puppets.
It’s a Hippo. I don’t know what that thing on its back is supposed to be, though.
There’s a Machine Made Yaridovich on that brick block. It is required to fight one to advance. Yarid is mostly the same, though instead of the Mirage Attack, it has the even more infuriating split, in which it turns into 6 Drill Bit enemies.
I was GOING to switch the Exp. Booster to Geno, but I fell through the hole, and, well…
Cloaker is the physical attacker and Domino is a mage. That’s pretty much the gimmick here.
…at least until you beat one of them.
Domino: How shameful if they were to defeat me!
One of the things I really like about this fight is that you can see the snake’s body intertwined in the pillars in the background. This snake is HUGE. It’s just a really cool detail.
When Domino is on top of it, it’s called the Mad Adder. If we had defeated Domino and it were Cloaker instead, it would be called the Earth Link. Its attacks also change depending on who is on top. It’s more magic-oriented with Domino.
And then it died.
We’re getting very close now, I can feel it. (Also, I’ve played this game a ton, so I just know).
MUSIC: End of Factory
It’s not so much music as it is the industrial sounds of the factory. It’s actually really cool.
Clerk: This, despite the fact that Mack, Bowyer, Yaridovich and the Axem Rangers were defeated. At this rate, Smithy will have a new army in no time!
: You can’t be making more weapons! Haven’t you caused enough trouble already?
Clerk: Oh yeah? Who are you?
: This is THE Mario! Give up now, while you still have a chance! Shut down production NOW, or he’ll STOMP ya!
Clerk: What did you say, you little puff ball? Mad Mallet! TRASH ’em!
The trashing doesn’t go so well.
This doesn’t go so well for him either.
YOU DIDN’T EVEN DO ANYTHING.
: I’m sorry I snuck out without telling you or the Chancellor. I just wanted to get things back to normal. I wanted to do my part to help…
: Yes, that’s it! Any job that lets me help both Mario and the Princess is worthwhile!
: You’re gonna help BOTH of us?
: Well, I carried all I could! Now, what can you use?
Good guy, Toad. I still wonder how the heck butt he made it all the way up here.
Pounder #1: Sir! “Drill Bit” will be finished on time.
Pounder #2: We’re ahead of schedule!
Pounder #3: We’ll make Smithy proud!
Manager: Good work, everyone. The harder we work, the stronger Smithy will become! The weapons we manufacture here will be… Just think of it… When Smithy takes over Mario’s world, we can do anything we want!
: You sure are a cocky bunch! I rule this world! Don’t you forget it!
Manager: It’s Mario! Mack 2 and Yaridovich 2 didn’t stop him?
: No, NO! Leave Mario out of this! I’m the one you need to worry about, not him!
Manager: Mario, you’re about to make the longest jump of your life!
: Y…You’re ignoring me!!
Ya know, there’s really nothing about these mini-bosses that makes them interesting.
: Do you know what your weapons have been doing to our world? Stop this nonsense at once!
Director: I’m afraid that isn’t possible. Any dissent against Smithy will be dealt with by immediate melt down.
: M-melt down? You can’t scare me, I’ve got Mario by my side!
Director: Dissenters will be eliminated! Production will continue.
This guy at least gets some badass points for his awesome vocabulary.
And puh-lease, Toadstool being scared of this mook? I could probably solo the rest of this game with Toadstool without a problem.
Factory Chief: Harrumph! You’ll be fodder for my incredible invention, the “Gunyolk!”
The, uh… the what now? It’s an Egg gun? I think Birdo already stole that gimmick.
Yeah, it’s attacking Toadstool. Definitely not worried.
It still falls eventually though. After that, the Chief still needs to be dealt with. Oddly enough, if you defeat the Factory Chief before the Gunyolk, he’ll just come back. So take out the Gunyolk first!
: Look Mario, this is where the weapons come from. This must be where Smithy makes his weapons. To find the last Star Piece and stop the factory, we’ve got to defeat him first. Mario… there’s no turning back now. Are you ready? And when the time comes… Come on, let’s get this show on the road!
NEXT TIME: LET’S FINISH THIS.