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Octopus Prime
05-06-2008, 07:33 PM
I've been on a Zelda kick as of late, so I opted to start my own Lets Play/Master Class a bit early. Since we have, like, 5 open already, and I'm impatient, I didn't think this would be an issue.

Anyhow, most of the Lets Play try for beating the game quickly and with as few items as possible. This is not how I roll. I play Zelda like Conan enjoys life. I drive my enemies before me, crush them, and hear the lamentations of the Red Octoroks.

My point is that I will be grabbing every item I reasonably can, as quickly as possible. Lets get this train-wreck a rollin':

Also, I apologize in advance for the quality of the screen shots. The Emulator I'm using for this is kind of crummy for them.
Chapter One:
In Which it is Too Dangerous to go Alone
I neglected to get a Screen shot of the opening, but I trust we all know what to expect. Jerk kidnaps Princess, you need a bunch of magic triangles to save the day.
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Here you can see that I have opted to name the Great Hero of Hyrule as would benefit a conquerer such as he. A name that shall strike awe and fear into all hearts of the land. I have named him "The Dude". A proud, noble name that shall be struck into the hearts of eternity.

Lets see what he begins his Holy Crusade against the darkest of forces with
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...absolutely nothing. The Dude sets off to save the world without so much as a Rupee to his name and nothing more destructive then a heroic cry of "Please, not in the face" to ward off enemies.

Luckily, that cave looks inviting. Think I'll wander on in...
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And meet a confused old man offering a Wooden Sword to passers by. A wooden sword that can shoot lasers. The Dude is certainly not one to pass by some charity, Especially the Stabby-kind of charity. He grasps the mighty blade and sets forth. Being sure to note the almost cathartic sound of the Lasers that this wooden sword produces. For a brief, glorious second, The Dude understands his role in the world, and all of Hyrule shall run glittery with the sparkly innards of those who would do her harm.

Normally, one would be in a rush to run off to try to obtain the first Magic Triangle. But The Dude isn't like that. No, he goes in the very opposite direction in an attempt at personal wealth.

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As it would happen, the tenth foe that The Dude slew yielded a package of Bombs. A dropped watch turned The Dude into a flashing, indestructible force of pure destruction, moving so quickly that all enemies seemed to halt in motion. But... that statue, it looks like it's been moved recently...

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Ahh, underneath that statue is a humble Moblin. Normally such an orange monstrosity would fall quickly to a pair of strikes from The Dude's wooden lasers. This cur realizes this and attempts spare his life by the magic of the bribe. It works and The Dude leaves, 30 Rupee's richer.

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Using some of his Bombs to recklessly blast apart the giant spiders who reside within these hills, The Dude inadvertantly blew open an entrance into a hidden cave. What fiend and rogue would be hiding in such a hole?

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Ah, another confused old man living in a cave. Hyrule does seem to have a lot of them. Personally, I blame the rising home costs. Also the monster army. Anyhow, this Old Man, unlike the previous Old Man, offers two items, but The Dude can only get one. One is a Potion, capable of bringing one back from the very brink of death, twice. The other a Heart, capable of making one more powerful then ever before. Feeling as though the Potion would be available in stores and pharmacies in the near future, The Dude opted for getting The Heart.

Next-
Will The Dude attempt to go to a dungeon? Will there be more Cave Men? Is there anything less implausible as a weapon then a Wooden Laser Sword?

PapillonReel
05-06-2008, 07:41 PM
Chapter One:
In Which it is Too Dangerous to go Alone

That was wonderful. Thank you.

Sanagi
05-07-2008, 01:58 AM
Get the wand first. You know you want to.

blinkpen
05-07-2008, 05:57 AM
This thread and I are in love. We're going to run away together and get married and you can't stop us!

Brickroad
05-07-2008, 08:44 AM
ARGH broken images. I hate my office's draconian internet policy.

I think you should do an expose on every single "PAY ME FOR DOOR REPAIR CHARGE" man in the game. Seriously. And none of this "savestate before I go in, open state after I get the screenshot" business, you need to pay every one, full price, or you sir are not a real man.

If you do the second quest, this includes the old men in dungeons who mug you (YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE).

If you don't know where the all are, don't worry, I'm sure I can find a checklist or something somewhere online. I'm here to help!

cartman414
05-07-2008, 12:38 PM
I've always wondered: on the 2nd quest, if you don't get any heart containers, and choose to relinquish your hearts on those "Your money or your life..." guys, do you die permanently or something?

Octopus Prime
05-07-2008, 03:23 PM
Get the wand first. You know you want to.

Oh man, that is so far from what I want to do (Level 6 is rife with Wizzrobes, and Wizzrobes freakin' SUCK). But I will do this. I will do it, because I care.

Well, not first, since I'm playing further ahead then I'm posting. But I won't save it for last. This is my oath to thee.

Brickroad
05-07-2008, 03:25 PM
I've always wondered: on the 2nd quest, if you don't get any heart containers, and choose to relinquish your hearts on those "Your money or your life..." guys, do you die permanently or something?

I think he should find this out for us too.

Because he cares.

SamuelMarston
05-07-2008, 03:34 PM
I've never made it all the way through this game. I think it is about time I did.

Did Zelda originally come with a pack in map?

PapillonReel
05-07-2008, 03:37 PM
Oh man, that is so far from what I want to do (Level 6 is rife with Wizzrobes, and Wizzrobes freakin' SUCK). But I will do this. I will do it, because I care.

They currently occupy slot #3 on my list of enemies that should never have been. :mad:

When you get to the sixth dungeon, kill 'em all for me, will you?

Red Hedgehog
05-07-2008, 03:43 PM
So I think all of these Let's Play/Master Classes are totally cool, but at this point they really need their own forum.

Brickroad
05-07-2008, 03:46 PM
When you get to the sixth dungeon, kill 'em all for me, will you?

...with the candle.

How much do you really care, Octoprime? How much!?

Falselogic
05-07-2008, 03:48 PM
...with the candle.

How much do you really care, Octoprime? How much!?

We're just being plain evil...

Octopus Prime
05-07-2008, 04:00 PM
...with the candle.

How much do you really care, Octoprime? How much!?

I tried that before. I believe they're immune.

Also, I care, but I'm not stupid. There's a difference.

Red Hedgehog
05-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Did Zelda originally come with a pack in map?

Yes, but it was incomplete. If I remember correctly, the top left and top right corners were intentionally left blank.

Octopus Prime
05-07-2008, 04:45 PM
Yeah, it was just to show where Level 2 was, really.

Incidentally, Wizzrobes are immune to Candles. Yes, I verified.

Falselogic
05-07-2008, 05:32 PM
Yeah, it was just to show where Level 2 was, really.

Incidentally, Wizzrobes are immune to Candles. Yes, I verified.

You DO care!

Ilchymis
05-07-2008, 05:43 PM
Admittedly, I'm sick of seeing so many of these threads everywhere, but this one looks to have the mark of greatness. Keep it up!

PROTIP: Don't get the Skeleton Key first. Not only are the blue Darknuts a complete pain in the ass, but having the key makes the game so easy it verges on boring.

Octopus Prime
05-07-2008, 05:54 PM
Blue Darknuts are a pain in the ass, but they're nothing compared to Blue Wizzrobes when you only have 6 hearts and a small shield.

YEAH BITCHES! I GOT THE WAND WITH A SMALL SHIELD! Expect the update int he not distant future. Probably after my euphoria dies down.

Gredlen
05-07-2008, 06:06 PM
I've never beaten the original Zelda. In fact, I don't think I got past the first dungeon or so, because I could never find any of the other ones. So now I'll finally get to see what's up with this game!

SpoonyGundam
05-07-2008, 06:29 PM
I have two copies of this game for the NES. I don't actually know why.

I'm actually kind of interested in seeing this go to the 2nd quest, since I've never actually seen it past, like, the first dungeon.

Octopus Prime
05-07-2008, 06:39 PM
Chapter Two:
In Which the Use is Mastered

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Adventuring around those hills has revealed to The Dude the existence of yet another helpful Old Man in a Cave. This Old Man possesses a piece of parchment that allows The Dude to purchase the afore-mentioned Medicine. The contents of the Note itself, sadly, are to remain a mystery for all of time. Perhaps it is a prescription and the Old Man needed the medicine himself. Perhaps it’s the fantasy equal of saying “It’s cool, he’s not a cop”. We may never know, but the upside is that The Dude can now purchase the Potions that make the world keep turning.

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This Cave holds a somewhat younger man, offering to sell The Dude a Magic Shield, Magic Key and (presumably) Magic Candle. The Shield is prohibitively expensive, and The Dude decides to shop around on that. The Key can be found in the dungeons themselves, and is also expensive. The Presumably Magic Candle, however. That holds some merit, The Dude is not above a little arson in his quest to save the Kingdom. The Dude picks it up, and the Narrator neglects to get a screen shot of the event. Expect that kind of thing to happen a few times before we finish our tale.

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The Old Woman that the Old Man mentioned is quick to offer Medicine when the Paper is showed to her, yet she does charge for it. I’d like to think that Hyrule has a pretty decent Health Care system in effect, so I’m starting to think that note might be a little suspect. The Dude has no qualms with liquids of questionable legality, but is going to withhold from purchasing for the time being. He has bigger fish to fry. Dungeon Fish.

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Specifically, the third dungeon. Slightly unorthodox to start at #3, but then, The Dude is an unorthodox hero. The Dude is looking to just get the item from this Dungeon, and he is going to earn it.

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The second room of the Dungeon is stuffed to the gills with Bots. Had he anything stronger then a Wooden Laser Sword, The Dude would cry out with triumph, for Bots are slow, dumb and mostly harmless. Sadly, the light thwack of Wood causes a Bot to split into two Gels. Gels are slightly faster and never drop items, so these beasts are ignored. Surely there’s nothing worse then a large ball of jelly in this cave…

…I warn you, gentle reader, you may wish to avert your eyes if your constitution is weak

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There are older and far fouler things then Bots in this green building. These Red Horrors are all but immune to attacks to their front, and are capable of suffering tremendous damage before falling. These Red Darknuts, ferocious and blighted though they are, are still, by not the farthest stretch, the most fearsome creature under the grounds. Knowing this, surely The Dude can prevail.

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Aww crumbs.

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After meeting doom at the hands of Red Darknuts many, many times, The Dude descended far enough into the dungeon to find its item, The Raft. In gentler times, one would use this uncomfortable piece of wood to sail the world, explore the lands. Sadly, these are trying times, and The Raft can only be used to enter Level 4 and get another Heart Container. The Dude decides that Hearts are a nice thing to get.

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Setting off from this Dock leads to another Old Man with another Heart. Now, with a mighty cry of joy that rends the very skies themselves, The Dude realizes that he has FIVE Hearts. With a smile, he remembers what his mother used to tell him “When you have 5 Hearts, go climb a waterfall”. The statement never made much sense, but then, neither did anything else The Dude had ever been told.

Octopus Prime
05-07-2008, 06:40 PM
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These are the Very Mountains of Madness, found directly to the right of the only Waterfall in Hyrule. Any trek to the East or south is doomed to failure here, as time and space shall warp and send you back to whence you started. Repeated journeying north will eventually hold results, as will West. The Dude heads west.

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Here, at the Very Top of the World, sits the most dangerous of all enemies in the Overworld. A Blue Lynel, Capable of firing the very same Lasers from his sword as The Dude himself can. In order to differentiate the Good from the Evil lasers, the beasts don’t make that awesome sound. Whatever is in that cave must truly be worthwhile for it to be so defended…

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What’s this? What is this? A New sword? A Stronger Sword? One pure as the Driven Snow, strong enough to unleash pure Hell upon Ganons forces and not made of Wood? “Oh heck yeah, sign me up!” cries The Dude.

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Doot-doo-Doo DOOO!

Next-
The Dude finds more treasures, embarks on the most horrible quest ever, and may or may not bother with the whole Triforce thing.

Sanagi
05-08-2008, 02:29 AM
I'm actually kind of interested in seeing this go to the 2nd quest, since I've never actually seen it past, like, the first dungeon.
The 2nd Quest involves a lot of hiding in doorways and occasionally jumping out to stab darknuts. I didn't finish it until the GBA version. Considering that Zelda is one of my favorite games ever, that really says something about how difficult the 2nd quest is.

Thinaran
05-08-2008, 02:37 AM
Doot-doo-Doo DOOO!
This is my "text message received" sound on my cell.

Octopus Prime
05-08-2008, 02:31 PM
I think I've found most of the "It's a Secret to Everybody" and "I'll Thank you to pay for Door Repair" guys, but I don't really think a montage of screen shots of staircases would be terribly interesting.

But you tell me.

Incidentally, I agree with Sanagi. I've played this game so freakin' many times that I probably don't even need the NES to enjoy a run-through, and I still haven't finished the Second Quest. That thing is cruel. It was an awesome bonus, especially considering the day and age, but jeez.

PapillonReel
05-08-2008, 02:38 PM
You could show screenshots of your rupee count increasing and/or decreasing with each one. One screenshot could be of you 50 rupees poorer, then the next one 100 rupees.

Octopus Prime
05-08-2008, 02:48 PM
You could show screenshots of your rupee count increasing and/or decreasing with each one. One screenshot could be of you 50 rupees poorer, then the next one 100 rupees.

...I think I only took the shots before going into the tunnels, but then, most of them were in rapid succession (Gamefaqs had a handy map that showed where all the jerks were).

Octopus Prime
05-08-2008, 07:19 PM
Chapter Three:
In Which Power is Played With

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Having obtained a blade made of a material twice as powerful as wood, yet no less capable of firing lasers, The Dude remembers another piece of advice handed to him at a young age. It was advice to go forth and find himself a Magic Wand. As previously noted, The Dude had heard of the concept of moderation with regards to equipment, but it didn’t hold any water with him. He sets off, for those same withered woods that he got his Raft in.

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Oh cruel fate, oh mean fortune, The Dude has ambled into The Lost Woods. Similar to the Mountain, he is doomed to forever wander this screen unless he can puzzle out the secret to escaping this thrice-blighted wood. Or he walks to the right, since that leads right outside too. Luckily The Dude remembers what some Old Lady said when he paid her and wandered through the true exit of the forest.

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Glorious Fortune! The Dude’s bribery paid off with a path through the forest! However… Lynels of both Blue and Red, plus some Peahats. This is a bad omen if ever there was one. If monsters this powerful are just outside Level 6, then what lies within must be altogether worse. The Dude decides to retreat, for now, to restock and bolster his abilities.

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Hey, that corner bush looks flammable…

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Oh it was flammable. Underneath the bush is another Somewhat Younger Man. In addition to having a curiously inaccessible shop, The Somewhat Younger Man also tries to dissuade our Hero by complaining about his own pricing. This is quite possible the worst business practice I’ve ever seen. Despite his claims, this is about the cheapest Magic Shield The Dude has ever seen, and he knows it.

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The Dude is many things, thrifty, green clad, prone to psychotic violent spells re: monsters but he is not a fool. Magic Shield- GET, Defense to various enemy fireballs, magic spells and some smaller lasers obtained. The world becomes a less terrifying place, for his Shield became large.

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Not all Old Men in Caves are helpful, offering advice or items. Some are kind of jerks. Oh sure, you blow a hole in his wall and he’s quick to charge you for it instead of extending your life, or paying you to not kill him. The Dude briefly considers smacking him around with his Not-Wood Sword, but decides not to, since those pet flames on either side of him would probably start shooting back in retaliation. Hyrule is weird like that.

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Underneath another Armos Statue is another staircase. This one leads too…

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Another Somewhat Younger Man with poor customer service skills. This one at least speaks truly, for that Blue Ring is the most expensive object to be seen in all the country. Still, it’s mighty tempting and would go so nicely with that Sword…

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Coincidentally, that Blue Ring causes The Dudes defensive power to double, and inspires him to change his clothes too. That’s Handy. The Dude decides that it’s time to leave childhood behind and step forth into the bleakest part of the Kingdom. The Graveyard. Complete with adorable little ghosts.

Octopus Prime
05-08-2008, 07:20 PM
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The spirits in Hyrule are unusually restless, even by fantasy setting standards. Casually bumping into a marker causes a new Ghini to burst forth to torment The Dude. Luckily, destroying the original ghost will causes all the copies to disappear. Normally, these undead horrors would fall like wheat at The Dudes blade, charging forth like a Bull of Righteousness inside Satans China Shop. Not this time though. The Dude decides to run for his life instead.

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His continued staggering around a Grave yard haunted by rapidly spawning ghosts proves to be worthwhile anyway, for he uncovers another Hidden Staircase. Whatever could be inside?

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Sweet Dins Fire! A Magic Sword! A weapon feared by all! With this blade, even if The Dude were to face God, He would be cut down. This deadly a weapon has no place in the hands of a child. The Dude accepts this, and shall leave until such a time as he proves his worth. His worth would probably be proven by having a Health Meter of no less then 12 Hearts. He bares a fond farewell to his future killing implement and returns to the task at hand.

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But first he wanders through another field of living statues and finds a Power Bracelet. It is handy device capable of moving entire hillsides. Only certain Hillsides though, and moving them only reveals another Staircase that leads to other hillsides scattered through the countryside. Who built such a roadway is yet another unanswered question. Well, let us get grave-robbing.

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Level 6 is the Dungeon that holds the Magic Wand. A potent weapon comparable in strength to the Not Wood Sword and it always shoots lasers, regardless of The Dudes current health level. Such a weapon would probably have some degree of defence around it, but maybe nothing particularly nasty. The Dude soldiers forth aware that there’s probably something nearby.

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OH SWEET MERCY NO! This Dungeon is home to the single greatest horror in Hyrule history. It is a pestilence which causes convulsion of pure abject horror in all who hear its name. It has a name said to frighten disobedient children, and cannot be spoken without cringing. Here there be Wizzrobes. They are monsters wielding outrageously powerful magic, capable of teleporting at random throughout the room, and needlessly durable for fighting with a Not Wood Sword. Luckily, these are just the Red variety. Things get worse.

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Oh, a room full of Bots. Seeing a room full of such harmless creatures somehow frightens The Dude more then anything else so far. It is the calm before the storm.

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THIS ROOM IS WHAT HELL LOOKS LIKE! Besides the teleporting Red Wizzrobes, there are the far more powerful Blue variety and… Like-Likes. Immense parasitic worms who can devour Magic Shields. It is entirely possible that this room the worst thing you’ve ever laid witness too, dear reader. The Dude perishes in this hall many, many, many, many, many times. Also, he lost his Shield to a Like-Like. Damn mooching worm.

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Here it is. The Magic Wand, the same item that gives the Wizzrobes their magic power.
It has been said that those who fight monsters must take care, lest they become one themselves. Knowing this, does The Dude want to be the kind of guy who is quick to wield the very same powers he himself has dedicated himself to eradicating.

“I Want to Be That Guy”, Cries The Dude. His fate has been sealed, and the Wand is his.

He then retreats for the entrance again, having gotten what he came in for.

Octopus Prime
05-08-2008, 07:22 PM
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He also decides to pick up some Arrows, even though he has no Bow with which to shoot them. The Dude is just that kind of a guy.

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As it would so happen, in the process of smashing some faces with his new Magic Wand and Bombs, The Dude knocks open a hole into a mountain, a hole into Level 9. Death Mountain. There’s probably something nice in there.

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The Old Man’s meaning is clear, even if his English isn’t. The Dude won’t be knocking on Ganon’s door until we get all 8 Pieces of the Triforce. Well, he’s done about all he can do without getting any, so it looks like it’s to start finding some Magic Triangles.

Next-
Will The Dude spend more time gathering items, or will he bother with the whole world saving thing?

PapillonReel
05-08-2008, 07:31 PM
I dare you to get every piece of equipment in the game before your first boss-won heart container.

Octopus Prime
05-08-2008, 07:34 PM
I dare you to get every piece of equipment in the game before your first boss-won heart container.

Too late, I already beat Manhandla. However the challenge appeals to me.

You, sir, are ON!

Falselogic
05-08-2008, 08:16 PM
But I swear I'm only remembering about 1/3 of what you've shown so far... Has it been so long? Can my memory truly be this bad?

Regardless, thanks for the refresher course!

Coinspinner
05-08-2008, 08:29 PM
I was afraid of the bosses as a kid, and wound up getting almost everything before I got a second piece of the triforce.

Egarwaen
05-08-2008, 08:46 PM
“I Want to Be That Guy”, Cries The Dude. His fate has been sealed, and the Wand is his.

He is also immediately killed by a falling cherry apple thing. C'est la vie.

Ample Vigour
05-08-2008, 08:47 PM
I was afraid of the bosses as a kid, and wound up getting almost everything before I got a second piece of the triforce.

I was in the same boat. The reason I hate horror games might be the naked terror that the "cute" games of my youth inspired in me.

chronolink
05-08-2008, 09:08 PM
I hate being a jerk, but...

Man, there are at least 2 heart containers that do not require a raft to get (bombs and candle) that could have saved you the trip to level-3.

But your narration is the best.

Sanagi
05-09-2008, 01:27 AM
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THIS ROOM IS WHAT HELL LOOKS LIKE! Besides the teleporting Red Wizzrobes, there are the far more powerful Blue variety and… Like-Likes. Immense parasitic worms who can devour Magic Shields. It is entirely possible that this room the worst thing you’ve ever laid witness too, dear reader. The Dude perishes in this hall many, many, many, many, many times. Also, he lost his Shield to a Like-Like. Damn mooching worm.
And you can't even hide in the doorways.


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Here it is. The Magic Wand, the same item that gives the Wizzrobes their magic power.
It has been said that those who fight monsters must take care, lest they become one themselves. Knowing this, does The Dude want to be the kind of guy who is quick to wield the very same powers he himself has dedicated himself to eradicating.

“I Want to Be That Guy”, Cries The Dude. His fate has been sealed, and the Wand is his.
WOOOOOO!

Torgo
05-09-2008, 01:45 AM
Just to chime in, you are doing a fantastic job both playing and with the narration.


THIS ROOM IS WHAT HELL LOOKS LIKE!
I can't tell you the pain, horror, and dozens of magic shields I went through as a child trying to get through level 6 trying to get that wand. Come to think of it, I can't quite remember if I, in fact, ever did. I'm pretty sure I did, but that just might be the ensuing psychosis talking.

I've never beaten the first Zelda, and coming back to it still gives me the chills, mostly because of that room.

Octopus Prime
05-09-2008, 05:04 AM
I hate being a jerk, but...

Man, there are at least 2 heart containers that do not require a raft to get (bombs and candle) that could have saved you the trip to level-3.

But your narration is the best.

Yeah, I remembered those two after I got the Raft.

Heck, I had originally gotten the Raft so I could go to Level 4 and get the Ladder, so I could use it to get that other Heart Container...

Rai
05-09-2008, 10:09 AM
He is also immediately killed by a falling cherry apple thing. C'est la vie.

And suddenly! Gutsman!

God, if I never play that game again, it will be too soon.

PapillonReel
05-09-2008, 11:25 AM
He is also immediately killed by a falling cherry apple thing. C'est la vie.

Cherries do not fall up!!

Falselogic
05-09-2008, 11:32 AM
But I must have reached the 6th dungeon because I distinctly remember the sound that the wands makes that little *boing* sound... which for some reasons makes me smile whenever I hear it

Octopus Prime
05-09-2008, 05:48 PM
But I must have reached the 6th dungeon because I distinctly remember the sound that the wands makes that little *boing* sound... which for some reasons makes me smile whenever I hear it

It's more of a *Bla-loo-loo-loo* sound. Vastly inferior to the *Kwa-CHANG* of the Sword Beam. I love that sound so bad.

Also, the Wand makes the same sound as Wizzrobes do when they attack. Which gives me post-traumatic stress flashbacks whenever I hear it.

Falselogic
05-09-2008, 05:52 PM
It's more of a *Bla-loo-loo-loo* sound. Vastly inferior to the *Kwa-CHANG* of the Sword Beam. I love that sound so bad.

Also, the Wand makes the same sound as Wizzrobes do when they attack. Which gives me post-traumatic stress flashbacks whenever I hear it.

got quite the hard-on for the laser sword huh? :P Whatever the sound I always liked it, also I didn't start playing this game for real until I was all growed up... so no post traumatic stress disorder for me...

Octopus Prime
05-09-2008, 05:57 PM
Hey, I developed that post Traumatic Stress Disorder a couple of days ago, trying to get the Wand with only 6 hearts.

I save Level 6 for the end for a reason.

And what the Sword Beam and I have is special and you shouldn't judge us.

blinkpen
05-09-2008, 05:57 PM
*Kwa-CHANG*

Now to me the sword beam always sounded more like a "SHIII-wonk!"

Octopus Prime
05-09-2008, 07:34 PM
Chapter Four:
In Which Fair Assumptions Are Made
Though he could soldier off to save The Princess from Ganons clutches, The Dude decides to make it a greater priority to expand his armory to even greater levels still. Next on his Shopping list is a Ladder. A regular ladder would do no good for a hero such as him, The Dude needs a Ladder found in the darkest pits. A Ladder that Reigns in Hell! To Level 4!

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As previously noted, one of The Rafts functions is to reach Level 4, so here we are. Colored similarly to the Hated Pits of Level 6, Level 4 is far milder a threat.

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This is the first Dungeon to feature Dark Rooms. A single blast from the Candle is enough to illuminate the room, so if he hadn’t picked one up by now, The Dude would most likely have made it a point to buy it from a Slightly Younger Man.

Most Dungeons have one or two types of monsters that are much more common then in other Dungeons, and here it is the Vire. Vires are similar to Bots, except stronger (requiring a blast from the Magic Sword to kill outright. Anything less will cause them to split into a pair of smaller Keese. Since he has already slaughtered many scores of Keese, mainly for casual recreation, The Dude doesn’t consider the Vire to be much of a threat.

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Near the Dungeons item is a room somewhat similar to the Room from Hell mentioned previously. However, instead of Wizzrobes there are Bots. The Dude can’t even take this dungeon seriously after what he’s already seen.

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After what amounted to a leisurely stroll through a den of evil, The Dude lays eyes on his Prize, The Ladder. The Ladder acts as a tiny, tiny bridge, thereby allowing The Dude to cross bodies of water that are about the same size as he is. There are very few uses for it in the Overworld, but it’s a critical item for traversing the Dungeons. Ladder-GET

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The Dude also decides to fight the dungeons Mini-Boss, the Manhandla. A creature which is best described as being a huge, evil, sapient Plant. In order to prevail, all 4 of its heads need to be severed. Were he to use his Not-Wood sword, this would be an epic confrontation, as the beast moves faster with each instance of decapitation. However, a single well-placed bomb kills the monster pretty well instantly.

It must be noted that Level 4 isn’t very difficult.

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Having obtained Level 4’s item, The Dude decides to go forth and take a shot at Level 5. As previously noted, it lies at the top of The Mountains. Specifically, it lies at the top of the mountain the fifth time you try to go up there. He feels intoxicated on his conquest of Level 4, and is feeling particularly indestructible. The Dude will learn to curse this hubris.

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The first room past the entrance is full of Pols Voices. It is said that in foreign lands, these Cat… Blob… things can be beaten by whistling loudly. Sadly, these aren’t Foreign Lands, and thus must be dealt with the old fashioned way. The most efficient of the Old Fashioned ways is to shoot them with an Arrow, but Arrows are somewhat hard to shoot without a Bow, so The Dude is stuck with the other Old Fashioned Way- Stabbings, ineffective stabbing against highly mobile enemies.

Things get worse quite soon.

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The dungeon is also stuffed to the gills with Gibdos. Though durable, these Mummies are of little threat, due to their low speed. A few blasts of magic or stabbin’s is all it takes to clear the room.

Octopus Prime
05-09-2008, 07:36 PM
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Oh Dear. The only monster in Hyrule to rival the Wizzrobes is the Blue Darknut, and here we have a room completely full of them. Coming to this dungeon may have been a bad idea.

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Or maybe it wasn’t. After blasting open a wall, The Dude finds an Old Man who offers to sell him a larger set of pockets for carrying Bombs. 100 Rupee’s are a small price to pay for more fire-power. “Yes Mr. Old Man, your words ring true, Please let me blow more stuff up”, says The Dude.

Though he could try to get the Whistle, also found in Level 5, but The Dude decides to save that for later. Instead, he returns to Level 3.

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Level 3 is far less threatening if one has a sword made of something that isn’t Wood. And when one also has a Magic Wand and a ton of Hearts, it’s easier still. It’s a straight-run to the dungeons Main Boss. Manhandla… again.

The Boss Manhandla isn’t any more powerful then the mini-boss Manhandla and dies just as quickly. Well, almost, the Bomb didn’t take off all the heads at once, so the monster manages to get a single shot it, taking off half a heart, and dropping a new Heart Container upon its death.

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Here it is, one of the 8 Pieces of the Triforce of Wisdom, poorly guarded by a weak, albeit large flower. One really must question Ganon’s defensive strategy here. I mean really, that’s pretty weak.

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At long last, that Large Magic Triangle in the middle of the Inventory Screen is 1/8th full. The world is one tiny step less plagued by evil, Shine on, you elfin diamond. The Dude sets forth, sets forth for the one area he had long abandoned.

He walks towards Lake Hylia, and a dead tree set in the middle of it.

Next-
Will The Dude actually bother with Level 1? Or Will The Dude decide to just wander around filling up his armory to ludicrous levels? Is it even a question at this point?

PapillonReel
05-09-2008, 08:05 PM
What would you do if you ran into a room filed with blue Dark Nuts AND blue Wizzrobes?

Octopus Prime
05-09-2008, 08:07 PM
Well, I probably wouldn't post about it, since I would likely have died of fright.

This game is single handedly responsible for my fear of the color blue.

Coinspinner
05-09-2008, 08:46 PM
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Here it is, one of the 8 Pieces of the Triforce of Wisdom, poorly guarded by a weak, albeit large flower. One really must question Ganon’s defensive strategy here. I mean really, that’s pretty weak.

Actually, I think those are Zelda's minions. >.>

Edit: Also, I got in trouble at school for drawing a map of level 3.

Alex
05-09-2008, 09:41 PM
You can attack Darknuts with bombs if you're facing the way you'd need to be to damage them when you lay one down.

Torgo
05-10-2008, 01:02 AM
So I decided to join in on the fun too and see if I can master my fears. I am playing via Zelda Classic (http://zeldaclassic.armageddongames.net/), the one (excellent) fangame on the planet that seems to be invulnerable to cease-and-desist orders.

I'm doing a more traditional run. I've done Levels 1 and 3, scored a couple extra heart containers, and grabbed my Master Sword. Now, however, I must admit a great shame. Something that, despite having found it (multiple times) in the past, plagues me every time: I can't find Level 2.

Laugh if you must (and you should), but please help me.

Octopus Prime
05-10-2008, 07:08 AM
Actually, I think those are Zelda's minions. >.>

Edit: Also, I got in trouble at school for drawing a map of level 3.

According to the plot, yes, but considering how many of those same monsters are in Death Mountain, I always assumed that Gannon just had them in place to prevent other people from getting the Triforce so nobody else could come waltzing into his house and break his stuff. Regardless of how little sense that makes since, traditionally, Ganon wants the Trifroce for himself. HURRAY FOR FANON!

You can attack Darknuts with bombs if you're facing the way you'd need to be to damage them when you lay one down.

How do you think I beat them? :P

I'm doing a more traditional run. I've done Levels 1 and 3, scored a couple extra heart containers, and grabbed my Master Sword. Now, however, I must admit a great shame. Something that, despite having found it (multiple times) in the past, plagues me every time: I can't find Level 2.

Everyone always seems to miss Level 2. It's in the green forest, to the east of the map. Look for a screen shaped kinda like a sideways double-cross and then go up, left, up and there you are. I'll try to get a picture of it for my next update.

chronolink
05-10-2008, 09:14 AM
I'm doing a more traditional run. I've done Levels 1 and 3, scored a couple extra heart containers, and grabbed my Master Sword. Now, however, I must admit a great shame. Something that, despite having found it (multiple times) in the past, plagues me every time: I can't find Level 2.

Laugh if you must (and you should), but please help me.

I won't laugh, because the only reason I know how to get there is because it was in the game's manual. This (http://zs.ffshrine.org/album/legend-of-zelda/english-instruction-manual-scans/z1manual-43-44.jpg) should help.

Octopus Prime
05-10-2008, 10:41 AM
Chapter Five:
In Which Yet More Equipment is Found

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The Dude sets forth, and crosses the bridge into the very heart of Lake Hylia. He has long abandoned any hope or desire of setting forth into this blight dungeon. Enough time has passed, and old wounds have healed.

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Here it is, Level 1, the Eagle Dungeon. A surprisingly spacious building set inside of a tree in the middle of a lake. Had he traveled to this place when his quest began, The Dude would have experienced a reasonably challenging adventure, rife with skeletons and bats. However, with a Not Wood sword, 9 hearts and an inventory full of weapons… it is considerably less perilous.

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The Dungeons is guarded by all the fallen heroes who had dared to plumb its depths in the past. These… Stalfos are powerful enough to withstand 2 whole strikes from a Wood Sword. Consequently, a single blast form his current weapon is enough to finish off the revenants where they stand. It is said that there are certain breeds of Stalfos that can also fire Beams from their sword. This is not that kind, and the dungeon is quickly filled with piles of bones.

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The only other threatening creature in the Dungeon is the humble Goriya. A thuggish beast who is rather skilled with a boomerang. Again, armed as he is, they amount to nothing before The Dudes onslaught.

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The Dungeons main item is the Bow. At last The Dude has the means to use those Arrows he bought earlier. The Arrows themselves are without heads, so The Dude decides to attach a Rupee to each shaft. It’s easily one of his worst ideas, but it’s not like the Bow as much use when he has a Magic Wand.

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The other item in the Dungeon is the Boomerang. Largely identical to the kind that Goriyas use, this weapon temporarily stuns most enemies. There are some that it cannot effect, and some of the weaker strains are instantly killed. It’s fairly slow and doesn’t travel very far, though. Perhaps there’s a remedy for this in the future.

On to Level 2!

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Psst, here’s the way to go to Level 2.

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Level 2 is where The Dude usually starts his adventure, as it’s quite probably the least threatening area in all of Hyrule. He’s not here for conquest; he just wants the Dungeon Item.

Octopus Prime
05-10-2008, 10:43 AM
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The Dungeon is home to Ropes, highly affectionate snakes that dart forward when they see The Dude. They pose little threat, but their high-speed can make them bothersome.

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And here is the Dungeon Item; The Magic Boomerang. It is very similar to the regular Boomerang, except it moves faster and travels as far as the eye can see. That’s all he wants from this Dungeon, so now The Dude returns to Level 5.

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The Dude also decides to buy some Meat. Ideally this could be used to luring certain monsters away from him, but The Dude isn’t trucking with that. Also, The Narrator was asleep at the wheel and neglected to take a picture of The Dude picking up the Whistle from Level 5. C’est la vis.

The Whistle can instantly take The Dude to the entrance of any Dungeon he has cleared. It’s a fairly handy traveling tool.

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The Whistle has another, undocumented feature. It can dry up an entire lake, allowing The Dude to wander into Level 7, and probably dealing irreparable damage to the local ecology. The Dude doesn’t especially care too much on that last point.

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As soon as he enters Level 7, The Dude is ambushed by a Moldorm Worm, a large, through slow, weak, and mostly harmless annelid. It should be noted that with each Segment killed, the Worm can continue to live as 2 smaller creatures.

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There’s also an old man who gives an extremely helpful bit of advice for clearing the dungeon. The Dude isn’t here for any Magic Triangles, though, so he just commits these words to memory and soldiers forth.

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There’s also another Old Man who offers an even larger pocket still! The Dude has money to burn and a hankering for more explosives, so he takes the Old Man up on his offer.

Octopus Prime
05-10-2008, 10:44 AM
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On his way to the Dungeon Item, The Dude comes across a Digdogger, A curiously large urchin that sails through the air and is immune to conventional weaponry. Luckily, The Dude has unconventional weaponry at his disposal. A single mighty blast on his whistle…

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…causes the Digdogger to split into 3, smaller creatures. Very powerful, and fantastically fast. The monster is killed, but not without the cost of many hearts.

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A lone Goriya stands between The Dude and the Dungeon Item. Normally, The Dude would kill it dead without a second though, however, this one is flanked by 2 flames, so it is therefore invincible. Though the monster cannot be understood, with its incoherent mutterings and guttural tongue, The Dude assumes it is hungry, throws it some unidentified meat at it and wanders on.

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Level 7s Item is the Magic(er) Candle. Functionally identical to the Magic Candle, but this model can be used indefinitely, whereas the original can only be used once in each region. Next up is Level 8.

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Level 8 is uncovered by burning down a bush, near where Level 2 was. There is no indication that this is where the dungeon lies, but luckily The Dude is of the opinion that burning trees is the mark of heroism. In this case, he is right.

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Just inside the Dungeon is another Manhandla, unlike the others of its species, however, this one is abnormally fast and fires far more beams at The Dude. It takes many attempts to blow its many heads off. Luckily, with an almost full complement of Bombs, this is of little problem.
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And here is Level 8s Item, found almost immediately inside the entrance. The Book is an upgrade for the Magic Wand, which causes it to cause its beams to explode into flame when it comes into contact with either monster or the edge of the visible horizon. It’s rather nice, but hardly very important. There’s also a powerful A-Key in the dungeon, capable of opening an infinite number of doors. However, The Dude recalls what someone told him one about that being boring, so he decides to leave it behind.

The Dudes inventory is now completely full and thus can put off the task no longer. He returns to the earlier dungeons, with the intent of purifying their dark essences.

Next-
The Dude is truly going to retrieve the long lost Triforce Pieces. There is really nothing else he can do at this point.

Falselogic
05-10-2008, 03:15 PM
Is that I've never thought to go into a dungeon just to get the treasures from it... If I go into it I have to beat it and I do them in the correct order too... how completely predictable and unoriginal of me. Every time OP goes into one and then leaves without getting the tri-force I'm like, "What?! you can do that!"

weird, huh?

Octopus Prime
05-10-2008, 08:18 PM
I am nothing if not unpredictable.

mr_bungle700
05-11-2008, 12:04 AM
I knew you were going to say that!

Octopus Prime
05-11-2008, 06:17 PM
Chapter Six:
In Which Dodongo Prefers Clean Air

Having filled his inventory to its very limit, The Dude returns to the earlier Dungeons, with intent of slaying their loathsome guardians and reclaiming the fragments of the Golden Power that lay within.

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A pair of Moldrom lurks within Level 2. Though this may have been a considerable threat if The Dude had 3 Hearts and a humble wood sword, they are not so deadly now. The Dude slays them and presses forth, to the true lord of this dungeon.

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Dodongo, the monstrosity from before the dawns of time, armored with impenetrable scales and ferocious intent. Now even the fabled Magic Sword, nor his Wand could ever hope to scratch this primordial horror. The Dude quickly recalls what he was told of the menagerie of Ganons creatures, specifically the part of Dodongos rather poor lung capacity. As it would happen, the monster dislikes smoke, and The Dude decides that there’s no faster delivery system for smoke then lobbing a bomb down someone’s throat.

And what do you know? It turns out that, like most of the worlds creatures, Dodongo doesn’t respond well to having explosives shoved in ones face.

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Another Magic Triangle is found, and The Triforce is one step closer to completion.

The Dude now returns to Level 4. His previous excursion here, to obtain the Ladder, also resulted in his slaughter of most of the dungeons native inhabitants, so it’s a straight shot to the boss.

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Gleeok, a monstrous two headed dragon who is so massive that it cannot uproot itself from the spot in which it stands. This is little concern to the creature, however, as it posses an almost prehensile neck, and an inexhaustible supply of fire to spew. The Dude is less then concerned and hacks off one of the worms heads…

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…only to have the freshly decapitated head come to life, start flying around on what I assume to be a jet-pack, and continue to molest our great hero. The Dude isn’t having any of that and re-de-capitates the remaining head, killing the horror. Let it not be said that any of lifes problems can’t be solved by way of horrific displays of violence.

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The end is closer now then ever before. The Dude saddles forth and returns to Level 1.

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Near the end of the Dungeon is a room filled with Wall-Masters. In another time and place, these would be, if not the most dangerous, certainly the most annoying of The Dude’s enemies. Capable of dragging him back to the entrance of any dungeon he happens to be inside, this variety is too weak and slow to be of any threat, and the entire room is quickly and effortlessly dispatched. The Dude can hear the baleful howl of the Dungeon Boss, and walks forth.

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Aquamentus, apparently the offspring of a dragon and a unicorn, though it’s best to not think about that for an especially long time. Once again, at the beginning of his quest, this would have truly been an epic battle, as the monster can only be injured by striking its head, and it is capable of launching a huge amount of fireballs at The Dude.

He is not at the beginning of his quest the Not-Wood Sword is twice as powerful as the Wood, and the Magic Shield can defend against the fire. It doesn’t take very long to prevail.

Kishi
05-11-2008, 06:19 PM
What the heck is going on with the images in this thread?

Octopus Prime
05-11-2008, 06:23 PM
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The Triforce is half completed, and The Dude has 12 Hearts. Wasn’t there something he was waiting for when he got 12 Hearts?

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Oh dear me, yes. The Dude has apparently mastered the use of the Not Wood Sword and has proven his worth to wield histories greatest, deadliest weapon; The Magic Sword. Twice as powerful as the Not Wood Sword, and four times as powerful as the Wood, and it now allows a plausible justification for the lasers. The Dude has a brief moment of mourning for the loss of his Not Wood sword, possible his only true friend on his adventure.

But now he has the strength to slay almost all of Hyrules creatures with little to no threat to himself. He soldiers forth the Level 5.

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Since he can safely ignore the Blue Darknuts side of the dungeon, Level 5 passes rather quickly. At the end is Digdogger… again. And once again, the boss is less dangerous the previously encountered mini-boss variety. It only shrinks into a single monster, and it is quickly beaten with the Magic Sword.

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Next is Level 7, I guess.
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The Old Man in this dungeon said that there’s a secret in the tip of nose. Since the map does resemble some kind of a face, and The Dude is currently standing near the nose of it, it must be nearby. But what is it?

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Oh, I see. The Dude quickly mutters under his breath something about it taking him months to figure that out when he was 8, and quickly resumes the way through the dungeon.

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Seriously? Aquamentus again? “This guy wasn’t a threat 2 dungeons ago, and my sword wasn’t even slightly magical back then”, says The Dude, mildly irritated. “Seriously, this is just pitiful”.

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The Dude defeats the creature almost before it realizes he walked into the room and claims the next piece of the Triforce.

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In Level 8 is yet another Manhandla. Not the very fast, overly volatile kind from before either, just another lazy mobile plant. The Dude wonders if these things are actually worth the time and effort it takes to create them.

If the dungeon opens with this wimpy a fight, surely the rest can’t be very difficult.

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Once again, The Dudes hubris is answered with swift and terrible vengeance. Yes, the primary enemy of this dungeon is the Darknut. Not so much the humble Red kind either, no this wretched hive of scum and villainy is full of the devils favorite color. Thrice damn whoever created that hellish shade! Damn them!

Octopus Prime
05-11-2008, 06:29 PM
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The Dungeon Boss is yet another Gleeok, for a brief glorious second, The Dude thinks that another disproportionately weak boss fight was a reward for the sheer difficulty of the dungeon itself. Sadly, this is not the case, for this Gleeok has Four heads that need removal.

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Another one obtained. Now there is only one dungeon left; Level 6. The Dude is shaking noticeable with every step he takes. He wouldn’t have returned there under normal circumstances, but there’s a magic triangle there, and The Dude needs that to actually enter the final dungeon.

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Luckily, having 9 more hearts and a Magic Sword does make the going easier, at the very least. The Dude was especially less the fond of this variant on The Room from Hell.

Of course, the fact that the first Wizzrobe he slew dropped a Watch made The Dude smile. Most authors would describe it as a smile that didn’t reach the eyes.

This one gave the head a miss altogether.

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The Dude is also heard to laugh hysterically at the sight of the Dungeon Boss. The Gohma is a shellfish with an unbreakable shell… and an enormous, fleshy, eye. If this was at least a blue one, there might be some semblance of difficulty to this fight.

A single arrow later…
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And thus, the Triforce is rebuilt. The path into Death Mountain is open.

Next-
Beyond Good, Beyond Evil, Beyond your Wildest Imagination.

Octopus Prime
05-11-2008, 06:31 PM
What the heck is going on with the images in this thread?

What the heck indeed?

Photobucket went kind of... insane, and I was unaware of how widespread the damage was.

Had to upload the last batch about 3 times to get it as cohesive as it is.

Falselogic
05-11-2008, 07:08 PM
The endgame where you fight all the bosses again! But they're different colors!

MCBanjoMike
05-12-2008, 12:10 PM
I think I've only ever attempted to play this game twice. As far as I can recall, both playthroughs ended at the first screen involving enemies, which would usually coincide with my discovery that you can't move diagonally in this game. What the hell?

I'm appreciating this chance to vicariously live the adventure, since I doubt I will ever have the fortitude to overcome this game's controls and fairly stiff difficulty curve. So keep it up, you're almost there!

Octopus Prime
05-12-2008, 12:36 PM
I got up to Ganon, with a heap of pictures, then the computer froze and I had to restart, before I could save. So now I'm at it again.

Fun times, fun times.

Brickroad
05-12-2008, 12:39 PM
I always get lost in Level 9. Always. I know every other area of the game like the back of my hand, but it's like Level 9 is a new dungeon every time I enter it.

I forget, are there any rooms with both blue wizzrobes and blue darknuts? Maybe in the second quest?

Octopus Prime
05-12-2008, 01:44 PM
Chapter Seven:
In Which the Ultimate Destiny has its Ultimate Showdown

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Death Mountain is a vast, vast labyrinth, larger then any The Dude has yet encountered. Like Level 1, it has 2 separate items, unlike Level 1 it is filled to overflowing with a staggering variety of monsters. This May be The Dudes greatest challenge, and it begins with a duel against a couple of Bubbles, Bots and Like-Likes.

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Level 9 is also full of false paths and cross-roads. In this room the best course is to blast open this wall and advance.

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The hidden chamber contains the first of Death Mountains unique monsters, the Lanmola. It is similar to, but much faster then, a Moldrom. Luckily the rooms’ geography makes it so the serpents can be struck with the Magic Sword Lasers quite easily.

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Unfortunately, the staircase leads straight into a den of Like-Likes. Again, Ganons poor choice of architecture is to The Dudes advantage. He is able to strike down the worms before any can draw close to him.

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And here is the other of Ganons personal guard, The Patra. It can only be defeated when the swarm of tiny Petra’s that orbit it are destroyed. Each Petra can be defeated rather quickly with the Magic Sword, but their sheer number, speed, and shifting orbit make them quite dangerous.

Though the North Door is open, The Dude decides to head south…
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Then East…

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Kills another Patra, moves a block, passes some stairs and heads north another couple of rooms…

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…And straight into another Nightmare. This room is, like so many others in Death Mountain, is full of Bubbles and Wizzrobes. However, once all are killed and the way to the stairs is opened…

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Ho-ho! The Dude has uncovered the long-lost Red Ring. A Defensive item similar to the Blue Ring, but far more powerful. Now The Dude can take a shot of Wizzrobe magic and only lose half a heart, instead of 2 whole hearts.

The Dude smiles, for now, he is as close to invulnerable as he is going to get.

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The Dude returns to that open Door he ignored earlier, and comes across quite possibly the least helpful Old Man he has ever met. I mean, really, what the hell does that even me-

Octopus Prime
05-12-2008, 01:45 PM
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Oh, I see… well, I guess The Dude is a bit faster on the uptake then some of us.

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He Uncovered room led to another Staircase (and another small army of Wizzrobes) which lead to this room, full of nice, harmless Bots.

After slaughtering the meek and unassuming creatures mercilessly The Dude advances to the West.

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Another Patra stands in his way, but luckily a full complement of Hearts and giving the tiny, flying monstrosity a wide berth allows The Dude to slay it, and descend the Stairs.

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The Dude recalls when he cringed in fear at a room such as this, but now with a Red Ring and Magic Sword, The Dude is able to smash these hellish wizards and move on through the hidden collapsible wall.

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Another room full of Wizzrobes and Block Puzzle later…

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The Dude’s wit and bravery have served him well, and he has uncovered the final Dungeon Item, the Silver Arrow. He now has all he needs to destroy Ganon and save the world. The Arrow itself is just a stronger variant of his regular arrow, comparable to the Magic Sword, though not as universally potent on enemies.

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We’re near the end of our epic quest, just another few monsters to slay.

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Will things ever be the same again?

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It’s the Final Countdown

Octopus Prime
05-12-2008, 01:46 PM
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Here it is, the Penultimate challenge before The Dude faces his destiny. The Patra itself isn’t especially dangerous, but the Roar from the next room frightens The Dude to his core.

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He steps forth, and into destiny.

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Ganon. The Great King of Evil, The Lord of All Darkness, The Large Piggy of Worrisome Intent.

The swine turns himself invisible, teleports around the room and sprays The Dude with powerful magic that can even bypass his Magic Shield. It takes careful timing, furious reflexes, and noticing that Ganon only shows up in about 5 or 6 different parts of the screen before The Dude can land the needed 4 blows.

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At last, The Evil One has turned Golden Brown, he is Vulnerable to the Silver Arrow! Go, The Dude, Shoot Through his Heart! You’re to blame! Give Love a Bad Name!

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Better then any single little sparkly effect, I’d say.

Octopus Prime
05-12-2008, 01:47 PM
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And here’s The Princess responsible for this whole mess, surrounded by flames. Luckily, unlike every other fire in the game, these ones are quite vulnerable to swordsmanship

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They got his name wrong…

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Now The Dude, has Saved the Day
Put Ganon, in His Grave
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So Now, Zelda is Free
Soon out Hero shall be
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The Dude, I think you name will go down into History

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This game is harder when played with a keyboard.

Loki
05-12-2008, 01:51 PM
Congratulations! This thread was awesome. Are you going to tackle the second quest?

Falselogic
05-12-2008, 01:55 PM
That was Awesome. Guess I never got to Ganon nor did my older brother, there are no multiples of earlier bosses in dungeon 9, and the image of Ganon stirs no memories... hmm... Well at least now I've seen the end, thanks OP! Any glitches or other random technical tidbits you want to show us?

shivam
05-12-2008, 01:56 PM
/applauds
Great job, The Dude! Fun from beginning to end.



So, second questing it?

PapillonReel
05-12-2008, 01:58 PM
I second the second quest request. C'mon, show us what you got.

Also using a keyboard sucks so bad I hate it so much ugh

Brickroad
05-12-2008, 02:00 PM
Bravo! Well played, The Dude. I can't see any screenshots; did you eventually go back for the magic key?

The second quest is mean. I've only finished it once, but I was firmly on GameFAQs. As a kid we never made it past Level 1 because we never thought to try walking through walls (which isn't even possible anywhere in the first quest).

eta: Guys, buy gamepads. Srsly.

Octopus Prime
05-12-2008, 02:04 PM
I'll be saving the Second Quest for a future Fun Club, so don't despair. This is not the End of The Dude, merely a wait until a new beginning.

Also, I played through this damn game twice in the last week. I'd like a break from it.

Also, I didn't get the Magic Key, since somebody asked me not to bother with it. I had more then enough to clear the final dungeon anyway.

Falselogic
05-12-2008, 02:06 PM
or plug in your xbox (xbox360) controller if you have one, easy-peasy

Octopus Prime
05-12-2008, 02:09 PM
I have one, but it's the wireless kind.

TheSL
05-12-2008, 02:10 PM
eta: Guys, buy gamepads. Srsly.

I'm playing through Dragon Warrior with my old PS1 Dual Shock.

Congrats on the first quest, good luck tackling the second!

Brickroad
05-12-2008, 02:27 PM
I have one, but it's the wireless kind.

Then buy a charging kit, which is a rechargable battery pack and a USB connector thing so you can use the controller even if it's dead.

The 360 controller is great except the d-pad is mushtastic. Not a big problem in Final Fantasy, but I could see how it might make you hate life in Zelda. It was enough to get me to move off the path or cast the wrong spell sometimes, I could imagine it tricking you into banging into Darknuts you're trying to avoid.

MCBanjoMike
05-12-2008, 02:34 PM
or plug in your xbox (xbox360) controller if you have one, easy-peasy

I have the wireless doohickey that magically allows me to use two 360 controllers on my PC at once, no fuss no muss! Of course, most older games use digital control and the 360 d-pad is a hate crime against gamers, so I actually use a PS2 controller running through a Super Dual Box Pro. It works very well, with the exception that I have never gotten it to work with two controllers. Since I have no friends, this is not an issue!

(Actually, if ever my friends want to play a computer game with me that requires two gamepads, I'll just use the wireless 360 controllers.)

Ample Vigour
05-12-2008, 02:35 PM
Great stuff, Octopus. This was a blast to read.

Legend of Zelda was the first game I ever owned, and I've never beaten it. I watched my mom beat it like five times, though. I think that counts.

shivam
05-12-2008, 02:35 PM
i bought a little 10 dollar adaptor that lets me use a dual shock via usb. it's pretty much the best controller ever for any game before this gen.

TheSL
05-12-2008, 02:39 PM
i bought a little 10 dollar adaptor that lets me use a dual shock via usb. it's pretty much the best controller ever for any game before this gen.

Exception: Street Fighter anything. Saturn pad wins out every time in that battle.

Patrick
05-12-2008, 02:51 PM
Congrats OP, that was lots of fun to read.

I pronounce this thread... A GREAT SUCCESS!

Octopus Prime
05-12-2008, 03:01 PM
I'm not going to lie, I got a little choked up when I was writing the last little bit.

Egarwaen
05-12-2008, 03:58 PM
Then buy a charging kit, which is a rechargable battery pack and a USB connector thing so you can use the controller even if it's dead.

The USB connector doesn't actually work for playing on the PC. It sends no data, only power for charging. You need one of the XBox Wireless Controller USB dongles to use the wireless controllers with a PC.

I think. At least, that's what the OS X drivers claim.

Ruik
05-12-2008, 04:18 PM
Thanks OP, I had fun following along.

ramatut4001
05-12-2008, 07:30 PM
Thanks. I've had this since I was young but never beat it. I think I'm going in again...

Coinspinner
05-12-2008, 08:03 PM
Awesome job, Octopus Prime.

...I also request the Second Quest. I know the first quest like the back of my hand, but I never made much progress in the second.

chronolink
05-12-2008, 09:01 PM
Great job, brother of Optimus. I think your problem is less playing with the keyboard and more going into lvl 6 with only 6 hearts.

I can basically make it all the way through the 1st quest, and until lvl 4 or such of the 2nd one with the keyboard, but red bubbles make me QQ.

This (http://www.thrustmaster.com/Upload/1/thrustmaster/products/26/8/Digital3-762x227.jpg) is what I use (and recommend) to play old games on my PC.

Octopus Prime
05-13-2008, 05:34 AM
Great job, brother of Optimus. I think your problem is less playing with the keyboard and more going into lvl 6 with only 6 hearts.


That might have had something to do with it, yes.

Parish
05-13-2008, 10:59 AM
This thread would be cool if I could see the images.

Falselogic
05-13-2008, 11:00 AM
This thread would be cool if I could see the images.

Hmmm... I'm not having any trouble viewing them...

Parish
05-13-2008, 11:19 AM
Half the images are Photobucket error messages, the other half don't correspond to the text beneath them.

PapillonReel
05-13-2008, 11:25 AM
Half the images are Photobucket error messages, the other half don't correspond to the text beneath them.

The same thing's happening to me too. What the heck's going on?

Parish
05-13-2008, 11:47 AM
The same thing's happening to me too. What the heck's going on?

http://www.deltaheadtranslation.com/MGS2/Images/19Colonels.jpg

La-li-lu-le-lo! La-li-lu-le-lo! La-li-lu-le-lo!

Octopus Prime
05-13-2008, 11:51 AM
Well... this is kinda strange.

MCBanjoMike
05-13-2008, 11:52 AM
La-li-lu-le-lo! La-li-lu-le-lo! La-li-lu-le-lo!

I guess the SSS hasn't spread its tentacles as far as Canada yet, 'cause I can see them just fine.

Gredlen
05-13-2008, 11:59 AM
I saw everything fine the first time through, but now that I'm looking again, everything on the first page and a half is all messed up.

Octopus Prime
05-13-2008, 12:14 PM
Let this be a warning against trying to rearrange the contents of your photo bucket account, I guess.

It looks like everything is copasetic now, though.

Red Hedgehog
05-13-2008, 01:51 PM
This brought back great memories. Since Zelda was among the games I lent to a friend who took it with him when moving, I haven't beaten it or played it since I was 10 or so.

I remember the level 9 dungeon seeming like such an impossible to comprehend maze to me. The first time I beat it, a babysitter was over and she knew where to go to get the red ring and the silver arrow. After that time, every other time I beat the game, I could never figure out where the red ring was, so I would always beat it with only a blue ring.

I also managed to beat the second quest once, but have no clue how I did that. I can only guess that I used Nintendo Power.

Brickroad
05-13-2008, 01:54 PM
I also managed to beat the second quest once, but have no clue how I did that. I can only guess that I used Nintendo Power.

I used GameFAQs just to push through and beat it for the first time a couple years ago, but really I think as kids we could have solved it on our own if we just had an indication -- any indication -- that walking through dungeon walls was possible. It's not like those phantom rocks on the overworld you just walk through, you actually have to push against the wall for a couple seconds before you'll move through it. There's just no way to know such a thing is even possible, and it's required as early as Level 2 (which we found on our own).

Torgo
05-13-2008, 07:45 PM
A fine run-through, Octopus. Your tips and screens have given me the fortitude to keep pushing on. Currently, I only have Levels 6 and 8 (and their treasures) left to complete and one more overworld heart container to fine. I also still need to grab the bomb upgrade from Level 7.

I... I think I'll go ahead and save Level 6 for last. I just went in there and got the crap beat out of me. At least I got through with my Magic Shield still in my possession.

Lakupo
05-13-2008, 08:19 PM
Well, since the fight with Ganon has been shown, I think this is a good time to link to this little story (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/326243/1/LETS_PLAY_MONEY_MAKING_GAME). I've only written two pieces of fanfiction, and they're both technically game-play accurate!

Positronic Brain
05-14-2008, 09:29 AM
I also managed to beat the second quest once, but have no clue how I did that. I can only guess that I used Nintendo Power.

When my sister and I played the game the first time, we named our character "Zelda" (hey, the name was right there in the box). My friends got treated with funny stories about the game's difficulty being too steep and magic dungeon walls you could go through if you pushed long enough.

Playing the game again many years later, I still can't believe we finished the game, either. Our second quest, the one we got by naming our character Link, was a cakewalk in comparison ;)

shivam
05-14-2008, 10:04 AM
i got to level 6 in the gba reprint, and never got past it. i wouldn't have thought it was possible but for this thread.

Ample Vigour
05-14-2008, 11:11 AM
When my sister and I played the game the first time, we named our character "Zelda" (hey, the name was right there in the box).

That's the best Zelda story I've heard in a while.

"Mommy, why is the game making me bleed?"

Merus
05-14-2008, 09:16 PM
In hindsight, that was a really stupid way to unlock the second quest.

DrSenbei
05-14-2008, 10:08 PM
When my sister and I played the game the first time, we named our character "Zelda" (hey, the name was right there in the box). My friends got treated with funny stories about the game's difficulty being too steep and magic dungeon walls you could go through if you pushed long enough.

Playing the game again many years later, I still can't believe we finished the game, either. Our second quest, the one we got by naming our character Link, was a cakewalk in comparison ;)

You have to tell me how you kids knew where to find the Dungeons that involved 1-Whistling in the desert and 2-Bombing the cliffside from the ladder as rocks fall on your head. Not that I don't believe you, but goddamn. Madness!

Positronic Brain
05-15-2008, 05:27 AM
You have to tell me how you kids knew where to find the Dungeons that involved 1-Whistling in the desert and 2-Bombing the cliffside from the ladder as rocks fall on your head. Not that I don't believe you, but goddamn. Madness!

Remember Milon Secret Castle and how shooting everything in sight still wasn't reviled as a design mistake? I didn't have any reason to think, at the time, that a game should have intuitive solutions to everything. Heck, at the time I didn't even have reason to think the game had clues for any solution.

We were much younger, had much time, and I remember bombing every wall, burning every tree and whistling in every single screen in that game. (also, pushing every dungeon wall, which was how we found the invisible doors). I don't know how we got past the Lost Woods...

McClain
05-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Great run! I humbly request The Dude take on the second quest.

For some reason I never could find the Red Ring in the first quest as a kid. I honestly thought that it was a second-quest exclusive for years.

Ruik
05-22-2008, 06:53 PM
I was inspired to play Zelda over the past couple days. I would just like to say: Fuck level 6, fuck it right in the ear.

Octopus Prime
05-22-2008, 07:19 PM
I was inspired to play Zelda over the past couple days. I would just like to say: Fuck level 6, fuck it right in the ear.

You see, this guy? He gets it. He gets it so bad!

McClain
05-22-2008, 07:34 PM
While I do not like Level 6 in the least, I always had way more problems with the room-full-of-blue-darknuts from 5 and 7. If I went into 6 with the Magic Shield, Magic Sword, and two shots of medicine, I could usually get through it in one try.

No, the true evil in this game are the red bubbles in the second quest. Fuck those things. I actually tried to beat levels with bombs because I hated backtracking (usually through a one-way fake wall) to get my freaking sword back.

cartman414
06-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Exception: Street Fighter anything. Saturn pad wins out every time in that battle.

Or rather any digitally controlled game for that matter. The stock Sony fragmented d-pad is a crime against comfy control.