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!
There’s also this note. Nobody ever said that monsters had to be mean!
Did anyone else remember that Mario has a green bed?
Rose Town is the next stop on my list.
But the last one… between O and A, huh? Hmmmmmm…
Also, Raz and Raini are here on their honeymoon after getting married a few updates ago.
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.
MUSIC: The Road is Full of Monsters
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.
Not showing off any more battle for now, you’ve seen all the enemies here.
Upon making it to the Cliff, the Sky Troopas spread out in an attempt to help us scale the cliff.
Sgt. Flutter: Mario, you mission is to scale the cliff, by jumping from shell to shell.
TO BEAN VALLEY!
There are some branching paths in Bean Valley to check out.
The enemies regenerate pretty quickly, but they’re not great experience wise, so Bean Valley isn’t the best place to grind out Exp.
Hidden Chest here with a Frog Coin inside.
BEES! NOT THE BEEEEES! THEY’RE IN MY EYES! MY EYYYYYYES!!!!!
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.
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.
Chewys, just like the old Piranha Plants back in the Pipe Vaults are surprisingly tough and not worth the experience they give out.
Now all the pipes are clear, and we can go up and down them at our leisure.
I don’t know why there are brick and mortar dungeons underneath the valley, but I don’t question these kinds of things.
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.
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.
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.
This unique monster is a genie called Fautso, that has some hard-hitting magic spells.
Flowers are always appreciated.
Well, that was exciting and lucrative.
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.
Oh, it’s another Chewy.
That isn’t the normal battle music…
Shy Away: It’s shower time~♪ There there, my pretties!
Oh, I see your game. It’s like a Hydra piranha plant.
Shy Away: La dee dah~♪ It’s recycled water! There there, my pretties!
Does that mean it was pee water? Ewwwwww.
Shy Away: I added some nutrients~♪ There there, my pretties!
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.
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.
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!
New area, new enemies, woo!
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.
MUSIC: Nimbus Land
CLOUD PEOPLE. WE’VE FOUND MALLOW’S HOME!
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.
Townsperson #1: My, you’ve… er… filled out a bit, Prince Mallow!
Townsperson #2: You’re looking fit, Prince!
: 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!
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!