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Octopus Prime
06-15-2008, 11:51 AM
Now with an Emulator that doesn’t take crummy pictures! Fewer Broken Links to Pictures (I hope), possibly less Narrator/ Character confusion, and a greater reliance on Gamefaqs, since the Second Quest is a bitch!

Anyhow, I’m picking this up right where the last one left off…

Chapter One:
In Which Nothing is Always the Same as it Never Wasn’t

When we Last left The Dude (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?t=4328), he had managed to smite the Dark Lord Ganon, retrieve the lost Triforce(s) of Power and Wisdom, freed Zelda and saved Hyrule from tyranny and evil. Just then- BAM comes a bash on the head and The Dude is down.

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It looks like, despite disintegrating into a pile of dust, Ganon was still quite alive. He promptly re-kidnaps Zelda, disassembles the Triforce of Wisdom, steals all of The Dudes equipment and money and rearranges the very geography of the countryside. As he loses consciousness, The Dude hears him snarl “Beat him up some and take all but 3 of his hearts too”. What an asshole.

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So here we are, once again, in the bottom-middle most part of the charted land, sans money, sans weapons, sans even his redundant circulatory system. “Well,” says the Dude, dusting himself off ,“lets get busy then”, and he heads into the same cave he started his first quest with.

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Luckily, Ganon was nice enough to give the Wooden Sword back to the Old Man that gave The Dude his first killing implement. This is unusually sporting of that Evil Pig, but The Dude isn’t about to look a gift sword in the mouth.

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So far, his Second Quest doesn’t seem much different then his first foray into heroism. The Dude makes merry, thinning out the numbers of giant, land based, cephalopods who heave boulders out of their faces.

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Also, some of the kindly Moblins who keep things Secret from Everyone have been restocked with more money. The Dude decides to pay his old pal a visit and receives some shakedown money.

Unlike the First Quest, the Second requires some Dungeon Items if you’re aiming for a massive amount of equipment as quickly as possible. So we head for the depths of Level 1.

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Here we see the first real differences between the First and Second Quests. The Dungeon Layout is fairly different now. Ganons Minions are diligent workers, since The Dude couldn’t have been unconscious for more then a few hours.

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Almost immediately inside the Dungeon, The Dude claims his first Item, the Boomerang. Not particularly useful for exploration, but useful to fighting monsters.

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Also, The Dude is greeted by Stalfos. The revenants are now capable of firing extremely powerful Lasers from their swords now, but luckily they have awful aim, most likely because they also have no eyes. The Dude dispatches them and retrieves the precious moneys contained in their carcasses. Perhaps this quest won’t be much harder then the original.

Octopus Prime
06-15-2008, 11:53 AM
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Perhaps not.

“Quit Dragon my heart around” quips The Dude, feeling much more proud then he really should for having said that. The Dude Triumphantly finds another Heart after defeating Aquamentus and an eighth of the Triforce. That’s… nice

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Taa Daa

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The Dude also now has enough money from his bloody conquests to afford the Blue Candle, which will increase his earning potential as now he can uncover more Moblins and demand more money in exchange for not smashing their faces in. The Free-Market works wonderfully.

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The location of most of the Dungeons has changed as well, Level 2 being where the Blue Ring Shop was before. The Dude causes its statuesque Guardian to spring to life, kills it, and descends into the next Level.

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Level 1 was fairly dangerous, but perhaps that was a fluke. Maybe Level 2 is safer from the ravenous hoards?

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Honestly, I’m getting tired of being wrong all the time. Yes, it seems that Ganon isn’t screwing around this time, he sends a small army of Gibdos into the very entrance of Level 2. These monsters were dangerous with a heap of hearts, Blue Ring and Not-Wood Sword. Armed as he is now… well, The Dude is glad that the path out of the room isn’t blocked.

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…Which doesn’t help him very much a couple of rooms later.

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Octopus Prime
06-15-2008, 11:54 AM
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Thank Farore that Ganon didn’t mention that his minions should probably close the doors leading to the Dungeon Item. The Dude runs for his tiny-green panted life.

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Though you can’t really tell from this illustration of his heroic career, The Dude has discovered one of the more irritating aspects of his new Adventure, Some Walls are Fake. He decided to rest against the far south wall and comically stumbled through the masonry. Oh The Dude.

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And here it is, the Whistle, previously a mostly useless item that made it easier to Traverse the Country, and uncovered Level 7. Now, it will also uncover hidden caverns, leading to a greater supply of ordinance and treasure. Handy.

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Here, for example, is just a dusty stretch of desert… inexplicably close to a mountain, forest and several large lakes. However, a single Toot on his Whistle causes the churning sands to move and shift revealing a staircase…

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Underneath which is one of The Dude’s favorite sights: An Old Man offering either a new Heart or Red Medicine. Not one to ask where, exactly, he got an extra Heart, The Dude quickly grabs the organ and smiles. His Health has hit 5 Hearts, which means he’s ready for a Weapon Upgrade.

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Luckily the Old Man who gave The Dude his Not-Wood Sword has retrieved his treasured… treasure.

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The Old Man sighs, “You know, I just got this thing back, you must have had it forever, it was LOUSY with monster guts, blunt and apparently you just threw it away as soon as you found a better sword. That is NOT the way to treat someone else’s property, I don’t care how many Hearts you have, you’re not getting my Not-Wood Sword again!”
“But”, replied The Dude ”I have mastered using it!”
“Using what?” inquired the Old Man.
The Dude was taken aback; he was honestly expecting that simply saying that would have been enough for the Old Man. He was tragically unaccustomed to how petulant the elderly can be. He took a guess at the answer;
“Using… my disappointment at treating your gift so poorly?”
“Seriously? You think I’d agree by you saying that?”

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The Dude sighed, grabbed the Sword and ran. He may have been unaccustomed to the attitude of the Old Man, but he did know how quickly they could run. The rheumatism from living in a damp cave certainly didn’t help. The Dude scampered off, leaving the Old Mans cave in the distance. He dimly heard what the Old Man yelled at him and found himself surprised that such an old man even knew those words.

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The Dude also had enough money to buy a Blue Ring. Wouldn’t you know? There was a secret in the East-Most Peninsula where a Slightly Younger Man was selling them. That’s mighty convenient.

Kishi
06-15-2008, 12:27 PM
It looks like, despite disintegrating into a pile of dust, Ganon was still quite alive. He promptly re-kidnaps Zelda, disassembles the Triforce of Wisdom, steals all of The Dudes equipment and money and rearranges the very geography of the countryside.

Wait, why would Ganon disassemble the Triforce of Wisdom again? That was all he was after in the first pla--

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Octopus Prime
06-15-2008, 08:57 PM
Wait, why would Ganon disassemble the Triforce of Wisdom again? That was all he was after in the first pla--

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Let us not ponder on the nature of evil.

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 12:37 PM
Chapter Two:
In Which Old Men are Jerks

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Now wielding sufficient protection, teleportation and a whiter, brighter sword, The Dude opts to travel forth and gets himself another handy traveling device: The Power Bracelet. Luckily, the Bracelets location is also unchanged from its original spot. Much like the Whistle, the Power Bracelet has another possibly new feature. It can move other things besides the entrances Underground Staircases, specifically…

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…this Grave, which contains another Heart Container.

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Feeling rife with self loathing, The Dude decides to pay Level 6 a visit. Just to see if it’s as hellish as he remembers.

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It seems to be anything but. Level 6 is not a small cave with a frightened Moblin, offering 30 Rupee’s in exchange for not killing him. The Dude complies.

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As previously noted, The Whistle opens hidden paths now. This one is yet another Heart. And it’s rather well defended by a field full of Peahats and Lynels. The Dude makes a mad dash for the cave and makes his circulatory system that much more efficient.

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And here is Level 4, carefully hidden near, but not in, Level 5 from the First Quest. The Dude enters here as it has some nice items inside it. Based on how Levels 2 and 1 were pretty much straight line to the item, The Dude isn’t expecting much resistance.

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Honestly, The Dude really should watch the hubris. It never does him any good.

After smashing some giant Land-Urchin with a Crab Hammer of Justice, The Dude advances…

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…and walks straight into a Nightmare. Luckily, as is often the case with the Second Quest, the door into the rest of the dungeon is open. The Dude skips this room and soldiers forth, bravely full of terror.

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Luckily, the next room is just an Aquamentus for a mid-boss. With the Not Wood sword, the beast falls rather quickly.

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 12:45 PM
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And just past the Dragon is the first of two Dungeon Items, and the only one that The Dude can safely get. No bonus functions for the Book this time, it’s still just an upgrade for the Wand, obtained several dungeons before the Wand. Neat.

The Dude runs for the exit for the dungeon, as this is about all he can do right now. “Runs” is a polite way of saying “Gets killed and uses the continue screen to exit”.

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Where Level 2 once was, there is now a lake. With a triumphant toot, that same lake dries up and the entrance to Level 3 is discovered. Apparently demolishing and flooding an entire cavern took a lot out of Ganons design team, as the interior contains the simplest dungeon in Hyrules history. It’s an almost perfectly straight run from entrance to exit.

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Here being where the “Almost” comes into play, as the Boss is on the only side room in the dungeon. A Heap of Dodongos such as this can be a bit of a trouble to deal with when your Bomb Pocket tops off at 8, as it only gives you three chances to miss without making the fight impossible to win.

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Luckily, The Dude manages to pull it off only wasting one Bomb, and picking up a new Heart. The Dude decides to go forth and explore the rest of the dungeon before getting the Triforce.

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Though you can’t much tell from this scree- illustration of his heroic deeds, This species of Rope flickers with diabolical intent. As is the want of the creatures of Hyrule, color is directly proportionate to its power, and this variety is twice as fast as the Yellow, and twice as powerful as well, changing them from harmless serpents to rather less harmless serpents.

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Unfortunately, The Dude hits a dead end, as there is a hungry Goriya blocking his way. Apparently this Goriyas hunger also makes him indestructible. And he has Pet Fire that will try to kill The Dude if he tries to force his way past. Since The Dude has no meat, he decides to leave the dungeon for now.

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He may have no Meat, but The Dude has enough money to buy a Magic Shield. Take THAT, most monsters that shoot Lasers, Magic and/or Fireballs!

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Armed with far better defense and weaponry then before, The Dude travels back to Level 2, to grab the Heart, Triforce Piece and smash some monster face. Two Monster Faces, actually as The Boss is our good pal Gleeok. Just a Two-Headed variety though. With fleet footed precision, The Dude dances around Gleeoks flames and surprisingly mobile decapitated heads and crushes him without taking more then a single hearts worth of damage. Oh, The Dude is good. He’s damn good.

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And here is the payoff, another piece of the Triforce is obtained, causing that Triangle to be one quarter complete. Neat.

PapillonReel
06-16-2008, 12:56 PM
Is the Second Quest just more confusing, or are you dying a lot more this time around as well? I never got really far in my past attemps, but it looks like you're breezing through quite nicely.

KCar
06-16-2008, 01:00 PM
Prime, this is madness. Better you than me though. Actually, definitely better you than me. You actually seem really good at Zelda. Which is a weird thing to say.

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 01:00 PM
Is the Second Quest just more confusing, or are you dying a lot more this time around as well? I never got really far in my past attemps, but it looks like you're breezing through quite nicely.

It's MUCH harder at the beginning, since they're throwing everything they have at you. Once you get some decent equipment calm down quite a bit. And with the Magic Sword things get easier still.

Gamefaqs was very helpfull too.

That said, Level 7 in the Second Quest may overtake Level 6 from the first for being the worst thing ever.

Obvious set-up
Madness? THIS. IS. THE SECOND QUEST!

McClain
06-16-2008, 03:05 PM
Seeing this thread appear made me yelp with glee. At last a new LP I can really appreciate (no offense to the other current LPs).

Dart Zaidyer
06-16-2008, 03:15 PM
I really love these LPs, Prime. After this, would you consider trying the "Third Quest" that was built into Zelda Classic? You can skip to it without having to replay the first two by naming your save ALPHA.

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 03:21 PM
I really love these LPs, Prime. After this, would you consider trying the "Third Quest" that was built into Zelda Classic? You can skip to it without having to replay the first two by naming your save ALPHA.

This is the first I've heard of this Third Quest. The prospect... frightens me on a deep, fundamental level.

I may opt for something besides Zelda next though.

McClain
06-16-2008, 03:56 PM
Zelda Classic has lots of ... interesting quests you can download, from the sublime to the truly unplayable. One of my favorites actually ran as a side scroller without a jump. Very strange stuff.

I want to see someone do a challenge-run of Zelda 2. Maybe a no-grinding run? How low a level can that game be beaten on? I've never done it without being maxed out.

But I'm in no hurry to get to the next thing as I'm enjoying the crap out of this one.

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 04:04 PM
Zelda Classic has lots of ... interesting quests you can download, from the sublime to the truly unplayable. One of my favorites actually ran as a side scroller without a jump. Very strange stuff.

I want to see someone do a challenge-run of Zelda 2. Maybe a no-grinding run? How low a level can that game be beaten on? I've never done it without being maxed out.

But I'm in no hurry to get to the next thing as I'm enjoying the crap out of this one.

I played a Mega Man mod of Zelda Classic. Besides being terrific, it had a real Links Awakening-type vibe. I was deeply impressed and gave it a perfect rating.

Though that was several years ago, and my opinion may have changed.

Apparantly, Zelda 2 can be beaten at Level 1, it's just really, really, really hard. Similarly, Zelda 1 can almost be beaten without a sword. I don't think you can actually save Zelda without a sword, but everything else is doable.

McClain
06-16-2008, 04:34 PM
Similarly, Zelda 1 can almost be beaten without a sword. I don't think you can actually save Zelda without a sword, but everything else is doable.

To the best of my knowledge, you can do everything up to damaging Ganon without a sword. He only takes damage from the Master-, er, Magic Sword.

Though it would be a huge pain to try to kill every Darknut guarding a door with bombs. I think I tried to get to the not-wood sword without picking up the wooden, but found it too frustrating to stick with.

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 04:38 PM
Though it would be a huge pain to try to kill every Darknut guarding a door with bombs.

It is.

Dart Zaidyer
06-16-2008, 05:26 PM
Here's a tip for future Dodongo fights: Instead of feeding them bombs directly, try to time it so the bomb goes off in their face. Since Dodongo dislikes smoke, it somehow freezes the monster long enough for you to stab it with your sword. The best part is that they always drop bombs if you kill them this way.

McClain
06-16-2008, 05:40 PM
Here's a tip for future Dodongo fights: Instead of feeding them bombs directly, try to time it so the bomb goes off in their face. Since Dodongo dislikes smoke, it somehow freezes the monster long enough for you to stab it with your sword. The best part is that they always drop bombs if you kill them this way.

I've had times where I entered a dodongo pit without enough bombs and tried this method, and ended up not killing anything at all, meaning I didn't even have a chance of getting more bombs. It's a neat trick, but I've never had the timing to do it on purpose.

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 06:24 PM
Here's a tip for future Dodongo fights: Instead of feeding them bombs directly, try to time it so the bomb goes off in their face. Since Dodongo dislikes smoke, it somehow freezes the monster long enough for you to stab it with your sword. The best part is that they always drop bombs if you kill them this way.

Spoiler Alert!

I think I mention this in one of the next updates. But will it be the next one, or the one after that?

Stay Tuned, True Believers!

fanboymaster
06-16-2008, 09:21 PM
Octopus Prime, you are officially my favorite human being ever to exist. Just thought you ought to know.

Octopus Prime
06-17-2008, 08:19 AM
Chapter Three:
In Which The Previous Chapter Heading Should Have Gone Here

The Dude returns to Level 4, as he possesses a larger life bar then ever before.

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In one of the unexplored rooms, The Dude encounters the LEAST helpful old man ever. At least the ones who charge you for demolishing their home have some justification for doing so. Also, they are out of the way enough that you may well not encounter any. This Old Bastard simply demands either 50 Rupee’s or a Heart Container. Since Hearts are way, WAY too important in his Second Quest, and Rupee’s are somewhat plentiful, The Dude opts for the less recklessly stupid option.

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The Dungeon Boss is another Digdogger. Since The Dude fought and killed one just inside the entrance, he isn’t terribly concerned, as he has yet to encounter a giant Sea-Urchin that couldn’t stand up to the power… of ROCK! Unfortunately, Flutes are not especially conducive for Rock and Roll, so this just splits the monster into three copies. Still, it’s something.

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Here is the next Triforce Piece, but The Dude has other plans then picking it up. That northern wall looks somewhat… insubstantial.

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And now we know why. Yes, the Dungeon Item is hidden past the Triforce shard. That’s pretty sneaky there, Mr. Ganon. A few well placed Bombs and…

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We have ourselves a Raft. No more useful then before, no less. It opens the path to Level 5 and another Heart.

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And heck, we’re here anyway. Might as well do what we objectively came in for.

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Next up is the REAL Level 6. It, too, is hidden under the watchful guard of requiring a Whistle Blast to open. Also, like several others, the Dungeon Item is hidden near the entrance and the path is full of open doors.

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And heeeeere we are. The Last Dungeon Item that is required to fully explore the world. The Dude uses it to get the last Heart Container that doesn’t require monster slaughter.

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Having Mastered Using his Not Wooden Sword, The Dude follows his Heart, Nose, and… map and heads to the Top of the World, and uses his mighty muscles to brush aside a boulder.

“Well, that Rocked,” declares The Dude to nobody in particular, “I Guess I’m a bit Boulder for it though.”

Octopus Prime
06-17-2008, 08:21 AM
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The Wizened old man looks up, and mutters something beneath his breath, and speaks slow and clear.
“Did… did you master using it”?
“You mean the Not-Wood Sword?” asks The Dude.
“I’m not overly concerned with what, exactly, you mastered. I’m just supposed to give one of the worlds deadliest weapons to the first person who Masters using It.”
“Well, then yes. I totally mastered Using It.”
“Prove it” challenges the Old Man.
“Well…,” starts The Dude, “I managed to find twelve Hearts. And I stabbed monsters a whole bunch.”
“Good enough, here”

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The Dude holds his new weapon aloft, courage and power coursing through his veins. He is one of the deadliest people in the world now. Even the greatest and most terrible monsters are like the buzzing of flies to him.

“Well,” says The Dude,”Might as well go and forge the rest of that Triangle now”.
“Whatever,” says the Old Man, not really paying attention, “just make sure close the door behind you, would you? You’re letting the heat out.”
“You mean bury you alive?”
“Yes”

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Not having any other pressing engagements, The Dude saunters into the Hallowed Halls of Level 5, located right about where Level 4 used to be. Level 5s item is the Bow, which would be more useful if The Dude had some arrows, but beggars can’t be choosers.

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Unfortunately, besides a relatively useless item, Level 5 is also the home of The Dudes good friends, the Wizzrobe. Possibly Red Bubbles as well, but possibly not. The narrator can’t recall if it was them or the kaleidoscopic kind, either way, not really the best thing to try to dodge when dealing with massively powerful demon wizards.

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The Mid-boss is a Blue Gohma, which, again, would be easier to handle had The Dude some arrows, and possibly a bow with which to shoot them. Luckily, again, there is no lock on the door, and The Dude scampers off ignoring the crustacean.

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Hey, here’s that oft mentioned Bow. Perhaps not the most used particularly often in his quest, but The Dude just can’t stand a hole in his inventory.

While, technically, he DID get what he came in for, The Dude decides to see who is in charge of this dungeon, and perhaps negotiate for the precious MacGuffin that holds the world in the balance.

Or stab its face until it dies and steal it, whichever.

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Conveniently, the Dungeon Boss has numerous faces to stab off. Since he now has the Magic Sword, defeating Gleeok is a bit easier then before. And only having a mere 3 Heads doesn’t do much to make it more dangerous.

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And here we are, another triangle gotten and the world is a little safer then before.

McClain
06-17-2008, 09:52 AM
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Unfortunately, besides a relatively useless item, Level 5 is also the home of The Dudes good friends, the Wizzrobe. Possibly Red Bubbles as well, but possibly not. The narrator can’t recall if it was them or the kaleidoscopic kind, either way, not really the best thing to try to dodge when dealing with massively powerful demon wizards.

If I remember right, the second quest ONLY has the red/blue bubbles, and none of the relatively friendly flashy ones that only take you sword away for a few seconds. Which is a big reason why I hate the second quest with a passion that burns (BURNS!) like a thousand fires. Better you than me.

Octopus Prime
06-17-2008, 09:56 AM
The kaleidoscopic nightmare bubbles do exist in the second quest, but the sheer ire caused by the Red ones kind of makes you forget their relatively benign companions.

MCBanjoMike
06-17-2008, 10:22 AM
What a freaky, weird thing this second quest is. Everything you know is wrong! And I've never even played The Legend of Zelda.

Brickroad
06-17-2008, 10:24 AM
Octoprime, I think you owe it to us to find out what happens if you give hearts to three of those "MONEY OR LIFE" guys without having gotten any extra hearts. Like is three the minimum, or what?

You should do this for science.

PapillonReel
06-17-2008, 10:57 AM
Octoprime, I think you owe it to us to find out what happens if you give hearts to three of those "MONEY OR LIFE" guys without having gotten any extra hearts. Like is three the minimum, or what?

You should do this for science.

And then beat the game with that minimum.

Ample Vigour
06-17-2008, 01:26 PM
And then beat the game with that minimum.

And then nail your dick to a board.

Too much?

Octopus Prime
06-17-2008, 01:29 PM
Octoprime, I think you owe it to us to find out what happens if you give hearts to three of those "MONEY OR LIFE" guys without having gotten any extra hearts. Like is three the minimum, or what?

You should do this for science.

Well, I was looking for some more post-game content to add, I suppose I could at least try.

And then beat the game with that minimum.

You, sir, are a jerk.

And then nail your dick to a board.

I am much more inclined to do this then what Papillion said.

Ruik
06-17-2008, 01:52 PM
“You mean bury you alive?”
“Yes”

The things you have to do to appease those old men.

Octopus Prime
06-18-2008, 08:00 AM
Chapter Four:
In Which Red Bubbles Cause Much Ire

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Having saved up enough from his excursions into Hyrules seedy underbelly, The Dude buys a slab of unidentified meat from a Slightly Younger Man in a cave. The Dude assumes it isn’t exactly “Grade A” meat, nor does he ask what the Meat came out of. Also, he does not comment on the lack of proper refrigeration for the meat.

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Armed with what is apparently a rotting slab of… we’ll say Beef, The Dude can now bypass the hungry Goriya in Level 3. The Dude’s next item is just beyond him.

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An Upgrade to the Boomerang, making it travel faster and further. It’s no Magic Wand, but it’s something. Hey, the Magic Wand, maybe he’ll get that next? But first…

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The next Triforce piece, we’re getting close to the home stretch now.

The Dude does, in fact, decide to make The Magic Wand his next goal. Well, not directly next, but his next dungeon is going to be Level 8 so he can get it next. It’s a fairly well hidden dungeon though. It’s incredibly well hidden, in fact.

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Yes, the entrance is buried under a rock, beyond a river, infested with giant fish men. Also, the mountain is prone to avalanches. After muttering some curses under his breath about how that’s a particularly silly place to hide a dungeon, The Dude… bravely trudges in the opposite direction, there’s something he’s been meaning to do for a long time.

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Specifically unlock the entrance to Level 9. It, too, is buried under an innocuous rock, but at least it has the justification of being the final dungeon, so it should be hard to find. I seriously doubt The Dude will be able to advance any further. Of course, every time I write something like that I get proven wrong. So, here we go, lets get the dungeon items and kill Ganon again!

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Aw nerts, I was right this time.

Well, The Dude soldiers forth again. There’s another item that can be found nearby though.

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“I can’t think of any rock puns” yelps The Dude, as he shoves aside another small hillside, revealing a Staircase in a different part of the landscape.

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The Dudes massive landscaping undertaking rewards him with a prescription for more Potions. They taste awful, but they work. Armed with a new scrap of Paper, The Dude heads back to the improbably located Level 8.

Octopus Prime
06-18-2008, 08:02 AM
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Though encountered before, Level 8 is simply LOUSY with Red Bubbles. The normal flicker-y kind merely robbed The Dude of his ability to press the A Button to stab the bajeezus out of stuff for a few second. The Red Variety takes away the power permanently! Well, permanently, until he touches a Blue Bubble, at least. They’re just as despised as the Blue Darknuts and Wizzrobes, in The Dudes eyes, possibly even worse since they cannot be killed.
Also, Bubbles are the Hyrules only example of a Blue monster which is less dangerous then its Red counterpart. Good to know.

Normally, the Blue Bubbles are, if not in the same room as the Red, at least very close by. In Level 8, the Blue Bubbles are mostly stored in a room on the far side of the Dungeon. The Dude already hates this place.

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Besides being infested with Bubbles, Level 8 also has a problem with Dodongos. Luckily, The Dude discovered a handy trick with them that didn’t really come up in his first Quest. A properly placed, yet non-intrusive, Bomb Blast will stun the dinosaur, temporarily making it vulnerable to his sword. Very vulnerable to his sword.

They-Are-immediately-killed-if-they-look-at-anything-sharp vulnerable.

Dodongos seriously do not like smoke.

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After exploding the insides of many Dodongos, stabbing the hell out of many Goriya’s and shouting curses that would make a sailor blush and retracing his steps every time he bumps into a Red Bubble, The Dude FINALLY gets his Magic Wand back. Now he is safe to exterminate monsters even without his awesome sword.

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There’s also another Hungry Goriya blocking his path, and the Path to the Other Dungeon Item. He has enough money to buy some unidentified meat-like-product, but decides to explore the dungeon a little further first.

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More Flashing-Super Ropes
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More asthmatic dinosaurs
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The Dude just chuckles softly when he see’s these things now.

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Hey, all right! The Dude can expand his Bomb Pocket and almost have enough money to get Meat-on-a-Stick! The Dude gladly thanks the Old Man for his sewing skills.

Without the Meat or an extra Key, however, The Dudes trip here is cut a bit short. He leaves the Dungeon with the intent of getting the one which may, quite easily, eliminate his need for the other.

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He also buys some arrows, ruining his financial safety. Oh The Dude, it looks like you’ll need to play some sort of game that makes money, now.

Pajaro Pete
06-18-2008, 01:45 PM
A game? To make money you say? I am intrigued by this turn of events. Please tell me more!

Merus
06-18-2008, 08:22 PM
Is the third quest running from the cops who are trying to bust your arse for counterfeiting?

q 3
06-18-2008, 09:48 PM
Is the third quest running from the cops who are trying to bust your arse for counterfeiting?

The Dude is probably already wanted for Grand Theft Raft...

Octopus Prime
06-19-2008, 10:06 AM
Chapter Five:
In Which little is done. Primarily to stretch out the length of the Lets Play

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Abandoning the green temple, The Dude wanders the country side, finding a curiously verdant, dead tree surrounded by somewhat invincible killer flowers. Logically, The Dude enters the stump expecting to find some method of earning money.

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Sensibly, an Old Man has set up an illegal gambling parlor in a place that the authorities wouldn’t think to look. The Money Making game is a fairly simple way to earn some extra Rupees without slaughtering countless legions of the damned. You spend 10 Rupees to pick up one of the coins scattered before the old man, each one having a chance to either increase or decrease your total at random. The Dude opts for the Center Rupee, as that is the way he does things.

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And hey, he wins! The Dude now has enough money to buy another slab of General Purpose Meat. And conveniently, the Cheapest Meat in Town© is right outside. The Dude buys a… loaf(?) and heads back into Level 8.

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And so, The Dude fed the hungry monster, in lieu of stabbing it silly, and there was some mild rejoicing. Of course there’s still the lack of a key that prevents access to the Dungeon Boss. Luckily there is another item in here…

The Dude sallies forth, into unplumbed depths.

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The Dude continues sallying forth, shoving a block as he does so.

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‘Allo, what’s all this then? It seems like The Dude ignored an item on his first quest, but its place was changed anyway. The Dude now has the Magic-er Key. Normally Magic Keys are thusly called since they can be used to unlock any door, and are destroyed in doing so. This key is somewhat sturdier. The long and short is that The Dude now has infinite keys, indicated by an ‘A’ next to his Key Total. The Powers That Be say that the ‘A’ stands for ‘Almighty’, but it may have more to do with the fact that the Nintendo typically used hexadecimal notation to indicate a number too high for usual integers to express.

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As it would happen, The Boss is yet another pack of Dodongos. Unfortunately, The Dude is rather lacking in terms of armament. He can only afford to miss 2 blasts before the fight becomes unwinnable.

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Luckily one of the beasts saw it fit to drop another satchel of explosives. How it got them is a question best left unasked. Anyhow, The Dude killed the crap out of the increasingly-extinct dinosaurs and fed on their precious heart, granting him more power still, also, a Triforce Piece. Score!

Next up, Level 6.

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Sadly, surviving a gauntlet of Wizzrobes and Bubbles left The Dude in somewhat rough shape to take on a Gleeok armed with 3 heads. In short, his wit and bravery was met with laser-y oblivion. But, like Chumba Wumba before him, The Dude gets knocked down, but gets back up again. You’re NEVER going to keep him down. But he is hurt pretty badly, and if a full complement of hearts wasn’t enough to survive, three probably won’t work either…

To the Apothecary!

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The Old Lady was quite accepting a torn, tattered, previously used, and several weeks old prescription for Medicine, so long as The Dude paid her. Or maybe Medicine is over-the-counter and just ridiculously expensive. Once again, this is the sort of thing that The Dude simply accepts without thinking about it too much.

The Dude returns to Level 6 and manages to destroy the Gleeok that beat him previous. Sadly, there were no wandering artists who managed to immortalize these deeds. Nor were there any for his other battles through the dungeon. Well, there was one, but it was of The Dude facing down several dissipating clouds, and honestly, I’m unsure of what that was supposed to be.

Luckily, The Dude at least remembered the boss battle enough to describe it in perfect detail.

Octopus Prime
06-19-2008, 10:07 AM
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“Die Lobster! You don’t belong in this world!” bellows The Dude at the crab, currently engourging itself on seafood.
"It was not by my hand that I am once again given fish!" gurgles the monster. "I was brought back by humans, who wish to give me tribute!"
"Tribute!", cries out The Dude, incredulously, "You steal mens Soles! Enough Talk! Have at you!"

He stabs it with his steely knife, but he just can’t kill the beast.

“Oh, right, right, arrow to the open eye”

And so, The Dude shot several arrows into the open eye of Gohma, heroically killing it in the most painful way possible.

“That’s what you get for getting all up in my grill, Spider-ass!” boasts The Dude, admiring his own quick wit, “You get Arrowed!”

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Here we are, 7/8ths of a Divine Instrument assembled. Only one left to go, and then its time to duel with a giant pig man!

DeeMer
06-19-2008, 02:51 PM
Fun Fact: Should you find yourself swordless and Blue Bubbles are eluding you, a swig of a Potion or visit to a Faerie Spring will restore use of your shining blade.

McClain
06-19-2008, 03:05 PM
Fun Fact: Should you find yourself swordless and Blue Bubbles are eluding you, a swig of a Potion or visit to a Faerie Spring will restore use of your shining blade.

Faerie i knew, potion I did not. Would finding a fallen-enemy faerie do the trick, or does it have to be the spring kind?

Octopus Prime
06-19-2008, 03:14 PM
Fun Fact: Should you find yourself swordless and Blue Bubbles are eluding you, a swig of a Potion or visit to a Faerie Spring will restore use of your shining blade.

This would have been useful information when I was playing the game.

Death also restores your sword-arm. Good to know.

Lucas
06-19-2008, 10:34 PM
Lobster! You don’t belong in this world!” bellows The Dude at the crab, currently engourging itself on seafood.
"It was not by my hand that I am once again given fish!" gurgles the monster. "I was brought back by humans, who wish to give me tribute!"
"Tribute!", cries out The Dude, incredulously, "You steal mens Soles! Enough Talk! Have at you!"

That is the most awesome/horrible pun I have heard in a long, long time.

Octopus Prime
06-21-2008, 03:58 AM
Chapter Five:
In Which a Distaste for Level 7 is commented upon

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As irritatingly obtuse as the location of Levels 8, 6, 2 and… well, just about every Dungeon in the Second Quest are, Level 7 may well be the worst. It lies concealed under a completely innocuous shrub on a screen full of shrubs. Also, Level 7 is infested with Blue Darknuts.

The Second Quest sucks.

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Luckily, Darknuts and Bubbles can't cross running water. Or stagnant water. Or Ladders. Anyhow, little danger so long as The Dude doesn't move from this spot.

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No such luck here. The Dude just stay's in the entrance and drops Bombs.

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All right, I'm starting to get the idea that nobody wants me in this place.

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At… at least there’s lots of stuff to block them?

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NO! NO, THAT IS A BAD VIDEO GAME! BAD! YOU GET NO TREAT!

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The Dude comes face to face(x4) with yet another Gleeok. The usual song and dance occurs, with the Dude Deftly Dodging the Dragons Dangerous D…attacks, while simultaneously striking, separating the serpents segmented skulls. He succeeds!

“Well, you’ll never get a head, losing your head like that”.

Seriously, The Dude said that. He’s a terrible person.

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Hey, and there’s another Triforce Piece. Not too shabby. I think that’s all of them.

But… The Dude didn’t get the Dungeon item. That’s just not cricket.

Octopus Prime
06-21-2008, 04:02 AM
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The Dude encounters another semi-puzzle of finding the one movable block in a room full of unmovable blocks to either unlock a door, or reveal a staircase. In this case, it's a staircase.

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The Dude encounters a room full of realtively benign Pols Voice and Red Darknuts, as well as the significantly less benign Blue's.

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And here we have the Magic-er Candle. The Dude’s already burnt down every important tree, and the Upgraded Wand can light dark rooms, so this is utterly useless for The Dude. Neat.

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Yep, that looks like everything. Well, there’s No meat, but The Dude doesn’t need any of that malarkey.

However, he would do well to get some more money and pharmaceuticals.

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Hey, first try. That’s awesome!

The Dudes wallet is full, his medicine purchased. He has The Triforce, so he can go in.

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Time to put this thing to bed.

McClain
06-21-2008, 04:16 PM
I remember really, really hating level 7 because somewhere in there is a "shortcut" that takes you back to the beginning of the level, and it's already pretty much a straight light gauntlet. And the last dungeon has some truly evil one-way wall trickery.

Octopus Prime
06-22-2008, 06:28 AM
Chapter Six:
In Which A Little Piggy Goes Whee-Whee-Whee all the way... To HELL!

Now on the final leg of his journey, The Dude scampers back into the depths of Death Mountain. Previously it was a staggeringly vast dungeon with a layout shaped rather like a skull. Now, it’s a bit smaller, the layout is a bit simpler, and it’s shaped vaguely like Ganon’s head. The Dude’s not about to complain.

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As soon as he enters Death Mountain proper, The Dude is accosted by a pair of Blue Lanmola. They move at fantastic speeds, but they prove little match for a face full of Laser Sword delivered from a safe distance, or rather, about 8 or 10 faces worth of Laser. Having succeeded in killing a pair of lightning-fast worms, The Dude advances further to the… left?

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And face into a room full of much worse worms. Luckily, his Magic Shield protects him from the statues, and the rooms prove little match for his Lasers. One does devour him whole, but it is killed before it can digest his shield. It should be remarked that, while he’s utterly incapable of quipping, The Dude’s pretty badass.

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After slaying a room full of Vires and unlocking a door, The Dude encounters another pack of Lanmola, the slower, weaker, Red variety. They… they don’t survive for very long. He heads through the only exit,

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“Okay, not going through here. I’m going to try that other door I saw a while back” says the Dude quickly, as he ducks back through the door he just opened.

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That afore mentioned room leads to this chamber, the closest his quest has to an actual puzzle. Only the center block can be pushed, and pushing it blocks the exit to the room The Dude is trying to reach. The Dude blasts open the far right wall, leading back to the Red Bubble Room, and returns, causing the block to reset, he then pushes it again, safely out of the way, and moves on to the next chamber.

Wow, that’s a heck of a run-on sentence.

One one-way room and a blown-open wall later…

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The Dude kind of wishes he wasn’t in such a rush to get here now. Even armed with a Magic Sword and Shield, The sheer number of Wizzrobes in this room is enough to shake the ground. The Dude charges forth, brandishing steel and strikes down his cloaked foes, but not without causalities. Specifically, he lost all but 3 of his hearts.

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Oh boy, here’s another unhelpful old man. You’d think with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, they’d be a bit more generous with the enchanted weapons and nebulous advice. At least some freely offer extra heart containers, but even then, they’re pretty well hidden. Old people are jerks.

Anyhow, rather then blasting open a wall this time, The Dude just walks through the wall, blowing the old guys MIND.

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After bashing some Like-Likes, and running like hell from some Wizzrobes, The Dude encounters a good ol’ Patra. While he could stay and fight the hovering eyeball-bat-thing, the dude decides to just run head-long into the nearby brick wall.

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The Dude encounters another Blue Lanmola and a probably movable block. Rather then likely dying at the many, many hands of an enormous centipede, the Dude decides to quaff his Medicine. Opening the bottle like that caused it to lose its carbonation, and also changed its color from Red to Blue. It works just as well, but it tastes kinda gross now. The Dude decides that he’s probably just going to swallow the rest in one gulp when he needs it.

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It seems that killing the Lanmola has made it so it’s possible for The Dude to puch the block. Perhaps his battle caused it to loosen, perhaps The Dude just wouldn’t have been too distracted to move it while there was sumpin’ to kills nearby, maybe a wizard did it. The Dude doesn’t know why these blocks are immobile while there are monsters around, but it’s not really an issue at the moment.

Octopus Prime
06-22-2008, 06:32 AM
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Under the stairs, The Dude gets his Red Ring back. It is mighty kind of Ganon to just leave it lying around to make The Dude nearly indestructible like that. Real class act, that pig.

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More durable then ever before, The Dude returns to the Patra and kills its ass dead. Something tells him that the unlocked staircase would lead him straight to his enemies doorstep. Since The Dude is lacking the Silver Arrow needed to kill him, The Dude decides to leave for now and heads back to the dungeon entrance.

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From the Entrance, The Dude advances forward, through a couple more illusionary walls and encounters another Patra. Nothing particularly nasty so far, except for a room riddled with a maze-like amount of blocks that was full of Wizzrobes, of which there is no visual record.

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Passing through the right wall form the Patra, The Dude battles another small hoard of Wizzrobes, and a conspicuously out of place block. To nobodies surprise, it turns out that the block can be pushed to reveal a hidden staircase.

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And hey, what do you know? It’s the Silver Arrow. It’s only real use is to facilitate the death of Ganon, and we’re about to go off and fight that mean ol’ piggy again.

The dude retraces his steps back to the previously mentioned Patra-guarded staircase, descends and passes though another invisible door, and on the other side…

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Woah, geez.

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“Give up, whelp!”, snarls the Dark Lord “There’s no chance for you to win!”
“Are you kidding? I’ve got a Red Ring, Potion, Silver Arrows and a Buttfore!”
“Buttfore?” inquires Ganon, “What’s a Buttfore?”

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“For Pooping, silly”

As before, Ganon, being the big jerk-ass that he is, spends most of the battle invisible, only letting the direction of his fireballs indicate where he is. Luckily, as before, he still only appears in a few set locations, so it’s somewhat easy to determine where exactly you’ve got to poke him.

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After being run through a few times with an enchanted sword, Ganon kind of stops moving and changes color. Say “Goodnight Gracie”!

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“And that’s how I became the Prince of a town called Bel-Aire” cries the Dude in triumph, not really caring that there was no proper context for that statement. Nor was it the correct lyric.

Octopus Prime
06-22-2008, 06:33 AM
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And thusly, was Hyrule saved from the Forces of Darkness. Again. And probably forever this time.

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And this confirms it. I mean, obviously Hyrule must have never had any problems ever again to merit a statement like this. Yessir, Hyrule is safe as houses now.

Sure would be nice if they got The Dude’s name right this time though.

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Bless you, TEN TEN. You design so good!

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And KON CHAN, without you, the Sword probably wouldn’t have made that AWESOME sound whenever it shot a laser. That alone kept me going in my darkest hour.

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It would seem that the Second Quest had me dying less then the first. I’m as surprised as you are. But, the game says I’m great, so who am I to disagree?

Next!

Some Other Stuff Maybe?

McClain
06-22-2008, 10:54 AM
Okay, maybe I'm stupid, but why don't I see Shigeru Miyamoto in those credits?

Oh, and awesome job, The Dude!

shivam
06-22-2008, 10:56 AM
s. miyahon is miyamoto.

Lucas
06-22-2008, 01:47 PM
Is it just me, or does that last screenshot look like something's corpse being stabbed by a triforce piece?

Mr. Sensible
06-22-2008, 02:01 PM
Is it just me, or does that last screenshot look like something's corpse being stabbed by a triforce piece?

Yep, it's Ganon's ashes with the Triforce of Power resting daintily on top. Ganon's death is pretty graphic for a first-party NES game.

PapillonReel
06-22-2008, 02:02 PM
Is it just me, or does that last screenshot look like something's corpse being stabbed by a triforce piece?

That's what you get when you're playing with powah.

Ruik
06-22-2008, 02:57 PM
If this Let's Play has taught me one thing, it's that

Old people are jerks.

If this Let's Play has taught me two things, it's the jerkitude of old people and this:

“What’s a Buttfore?”

“For Pooping, silly”

Crested Penguin
06-22-2008, 06:33 PM
Wow, that was a whirlwind, done as fast as it started! Good job, Octopus.

SlimJimm
06-22-2008, 06:49 PM
“And that’s how I became the Prince of a town called Bel-Aire” cries the Dude

Awesome.

I have no idea how you were able to beat this, I have a hard enough time trying to leave the first screen in the game.

Lucas
06-22-2008, 10:32 PM
Yep, it's Ganon's ashes with the Triforce of Power resting daintily on top. Ganon's death is pretty graphic for a first-party NES game.

Yeah, I realized that's what it probably was a little while after posting that comment. I never actually made it to the end of the original Zelda though, so I've never seen it myself.

McClain
06-23-2008, 10:23 AM
s. miyahon is miyamoto.

Ah, I figured it was something like that. Thanks.

Is that because of the limited characters for the NES? Or did he just not use his name for a reason?

DeeMer
06-23-2008, 01:57 PM
I think it's so no other company would know his true identity and try to hire him away from Nintendo. Regardless of whether I'm right or not, I read the answer's in Chris Kohler's Power Up!, but I'm unable to dig the book up at the moment.

Swordian
06-23-2008, 02:35 PM
Isn't it just a mistranslation because the last kanji in his name can be read as hon?

McClain
06-23-2008, 02:46 PM
Isn't it just a mistranslation because the last kanji in his name can be read as hon?

Not that it makes it right, but that's what Wikipedia and Zeldawiki says (citation needed, naturally)

DeeMer
06-23-2008, 04:57 PM
I just got home and pulled out the book:

Even well into the 1990s, it was rare to see a video game with a full credits sequence featuring the real names of the designers. This was because video game company management didn't want their designers' names known lest they get hired away by competitors. This was less of a problem in Japan because most employees stay at the same company for life. Even so, Miyamoto and his co-designer were referred to by pseudonyms; Miyamoto was referred to as S. MIYAHON-the kanji for moto can also be pronounced hon.

Kishi
06-23-2008, 05:02 PM
TEN TEN is Takashi Tezuka, a game-designing badass who has worked with Miyamoto on most of the main-line Mario and Zelda games.

KONCHAN is Koji Kondo, of course.

McClain
06-23-2008, 06:19 PM
KONCHAN is Koji Kondo, of course.

See, that actually makes sense to me and my very basic knowledge of Japanese.

Octopus Prime
06-25-2008, 01:49 PM
I feel terrible about leaving all y'all with nothing while I see how many hearts the old men will steal from me, so in the mean time, here you go, a little bit of post-game I whipped up:

And so, The Legend of The Dude draws to its close. It was a perilous journey into the depths of madness, and the peak of achievement. It was a quest of craven cowardice and stalwart bravery. “What Happened Next?” You ask, well…

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The Dude:
Having twice now saved the country from the darkest forces, The Dude returns to his original passion: Killing monsters in the process of filming nature documentaries. His next special “Gibdos in the Mist”, informing the people of the diminishing monster population, was a mild hit.

It should be noted that The Dude is personally and directly responsible for the diminishing monster population.

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Zelda:

Zelda resumed her life of being the face of the Hyrule royalty. Since Hyrule is a democracy, this amounted to her making celebrity appearances on game shows, grand openings at malls and having tabloid pictures taken.

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Ganon:

Ganon resumed being dead.

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The Old Woman

The Old Woman resumed her life of selling medication without looking at the actual prescriptions. She was fired shortly afterward.

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Somewhat Younger Man:
The Somewhat Younger Man reopened his shop, complained about his own pricing and generally shooed away his customers. His life is precious and little.


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The Old Man:

Hyrules various elderly men returned to their homes, hiding under bushes, in caves and under ruins, being generally pretty unhelpful to anyone who comes across them. But different bushes, caves and ruins then the ones you saw earlier. Reportedly, the neighborhood kids were walking over their lawn and taunting their cats.

Sadly, despite his skill with documenting nature, The Dudes artistic skill is wildly inconsistent. Never the less, here’s his report on the flora and fauna of Hyrule:

Hinterland Who’s Who:
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Primarily found in forests and coastal regions, the Sedimentary Octopoda, or Octorok, as it is known, is a territorial herbivore. As a unique defense mechanism, the Octorok is capable of launch loose gravel and dirt at high speeds towards any potential enemies. The blue colored varieties tend to possess slightly thicker skin which aids in warding off predators.

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The Peahat is an unusually breed of highly ambulatory flower found in regions all over Hyrule. When moving, the Peahat is completely impervious to all forms of attack. Unfortunately for the Peahat, it does need to stop moving occasionally in order to absorb nutrients from the ground. Creatures who prey upon the Peahat use the moment of immobility to strike the soft fruit underbelly.

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The Quadriplegic Salticidae, or Tektite, is a breed of spider which only possesses 4 legs. As a result of its missing limbs, the Tektite possesses fantastic jumping ability. Often found in mountainous regions, the Tektite has little in terms of defense mechanisms, preferring to using its high speed to dodge enemies.

Octopus Prime
06-25-2008, 01:50 PM
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The freshwater Zola (not to be confused with the more intelligent and benign Zora) is an aquatic carnivore, capable of stunning its prey with burst of highly concentrated light and flame. The Zola possesses fantastic regenerative powers, capable of healing any non-fatal injury, so long as it fully submerges its body for a few seconds. The few creatures which prey on the Zola make it a point to kill it with a single strike.

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Leevers are a predatory species of Cactus, capable of tunneling through the earth. Commonly found in deserts and on beaches, Leevers have also been known to show in certain mountain ranges. The stamen of the Leever is covered with a series of razor-sharp thorns which assist in warding off predators and catching prey. Both Blue and Red species of Leever have been documented, though the only difference is the durability of the plant itself.

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The Moblin is a semi-intelligent species of goblin, often mixed with either pig or dog. Moblins are exclusively found in the forests of East and West Hyrule, preferring to hunt down their food with crudely made bows and spears. Poorly equipped hikers and travelers may in a bit of trouble when dealing with a pack of Moblins, but any who are prepared for a hike in Hyrules forests should have little problem.

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Possibly the most dangerous of Hyrules Above-Ground monsters, the Lynel lives in remote mountain regions, especially scenic Death Mountain. If there has been any reported sightings of a Lynel in the area you’re staying, you should leave immediately. Lynel’s are a breed of horse with a human-like-upper torso and extremely well protected skin. Many are intelligent enough to use weapons such as swords. Lynels have been known to attack humans on sight.

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Spirits of the restless Dead, Ghinis (or Poes, as they are sometimes called), are the undead shades brought forth by disturbing a grave. There is usually with a single Ghini patrolling on its own, prior to any awakening any others. An interesting fact about Ghini is that even if there is a swarm of them nearby, if the original is destroyed, all the awakened ones will perish as well. Due to their small habitat, and tendency to die en masse, The Ghini is now considered an endangered species.

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Magically animated statues, the Armos guard various sites in the Northern areas of Hyrule, frequently as guardians for some hidden passage or treasure. The Armos will remain completely inert until an intruder is detected nearby, at which point it will spring to life and begin blindly attacking anything nearby. Due to the unpredictable nature of the magic used, some Armos move very quickly, others very slow.

Octopus Prime
06-25-2008, 06:30 PM
Epilogue
As per the request of Sirs Reel and Brick, I have decided to call The Dude out of retirement for one more adventure/experiment. An Experimenture, if you will. He shall journey back into the murky mire of the Second Quest to find out what would happen if he took the worse choice from each of the Old Men who demand your money or your life.

Since this experimenture revolves around flinging myself into the dungeons with a maximum of 3 hearts at the request of two, clearly sadomasochistic, individuals, I will be making a concession and doing something against the very nature of a Lets Play: I will be abusing the HELL out of Save-States to keep my sanity intact, rather then using them as a convenient way to stop and resume playing without relying on the actual save-screen..

That said, as it turns out, I only used them for one mini-boss. Still.

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And thusly, the curious and more-then-slightly terrified The Dude once more enters Hyrule, totally unequipped for anything. He knows the drill by now and heads off for some Wood Lasers

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And, again, The Old Man is happy to oblige with some Laser-y Wooden Goodness. The Dude hoists it high, and due to a spectacularly unlucky moment with the F12 key, a picture is taken of the sword being thrust into the Old Man. C’est la vie.

…Lasery Wooden Goodness would be a good band name. I should try to remember that.

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A small amount of research reminds The Dude that the Old Men who rob him are in Levels 4 and 7. Level 4 requires the Power Bracelet to enter, and Level 7 requires a Blue Candle to enter, they also require a Whistle and Ladder, respectively, to advance anywhere in.

Since A Power Bracelet and Whistle are easier to get then a Candle and Ladder (and the Ladder requires a Whistle anyway), the Dude decides to clear out Level 4 first. His first goal: The Power Bracelet.

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Naturally, Death Mountain is a bit of a pain to reach when you have to go around the long way.

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Oh yes, I had forgotten about that.

Well, a half-dead hero with a Wooden Sword and no Sub-Weapons should be able to handle a couple of horsies, right?

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Ha ha ha, no.

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After a couple of attempts, The Dude finally passes the Graveyard and is rewarded with 30 Rupee’s courtesy of a Moblin paying for protection.

And naturally The Dude gets smashed into a fine paste before getting within two screens of the Bracelet.

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Well, The Dude revived right next to a shop anyway, might as well buy the Candle.

The Dude’s Wallet was completely tapped out, since he has carte blanche to abuse Time Manipulation on his experimenture, The Dude decides to use his power responsibly.

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Naturally, he first decides to responsibly his power at the Gambling Parlor.

It should be noted that whichever Rupee is the winning one is chosen at random when you enter the Cave, not when you pick the Rupee.

Anyhow, The Dude continues to cheat the lottery until his Wallet is full to over-flowing.

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And Lo’ for The Dude did buy a Blue Ring.

Octopus Prime
06-25-2008, 06:32 PM
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And Lo’ again, for the Dude didst find a whistle, for double-defense did make the Second Dungeon a cake-walk. A cake-walk in the tea-park.

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And ye, for there is not a picture of him picking it up, but the Dude did get the Power Bracelet, but there is a picture of the Bracelet in his inventory.

The Dude is now ready to enter Level 4, and meet the easiest of the Old Men to reach. Only after he starts does The Dude realize that if he has a hard time reaching the Easiest Old Man, then he has no chance in hell of getting to the other ones.

The Dude openly cusses at the Heavens that he was sent on an experimenture.

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And Lo, for The Dude ambles on into Level 4, fully aware that he will most likely die. And indeed, he does, for he was in no shape to fight a Digdogger like that.

The Dude knows when he’s beat, and so he goes and gets the only remaining upgrades he’s allowed:

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SHIELDS!

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RED STUFF!

And so, The Dude did return to Level 4, with higher defense, and a chance to refill his small amount of hearts twice. And again using his Time Powers, and the fact that when he’s hiding in a doorway, nothing can hurt him, The Dude was able to destroy Digdogger!

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See? The room is empty! The Dude does verily saunter to the Left.

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And then the North, thanking Farore that nobody closed that door.

Octopus Prime
06-25-2008, 06:33 PM
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Right now, making good use of the two keys he had previously.

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With a full-complement of Hearts and a Magic Shield, Aquamentus proves to be little challenge.

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The Dude heads north, through a foggy room full of foggy monsters passiong through a foggy wall.

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“Can’tTalk,OldMan” hurriedly explains The Dude, “I’mDoingAMostCertainlyLethalExperimentForSCIENCE. NoTimeForSewing.”

The Old Man looked down with sad eyes, and remained in his empty, featureless room.

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“Oh man, I bet those are Darknuts, I’m going to leave before they finish appearing”

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Gels and Spike-Traps, nothing exciting. The Dude is running full-bore now.

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DON’T HURT EM DUDE! JUST RUN!

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UP, UP, UP! BLOW THE WALL DOWN!

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“Well, I’ve made a pretty tidy living here, robbing people of Rupee’s in place of stealing their organs. Maybe I can retire now. Get a nice little cave out in the desert somewhere.” Mutters the Old Man to himself, “I don’t even know why I give people the option, I wouldn’t really want a heart, even if it was freely off-”
The Old Man was cut short as a massive explosion tore down the wall in front of him

“Oh, Hello The Dude, Pleasure meeting you again.”
“THERE YOU ARE! God, I’ve been running all through this damn dungeon trying to find you!”
“Oh? You… wanted to give me more money?”
“No, I’m doing an Experimenture, I want to see what the minimum numbers of hearts I can have is.”
“Oh, well… I’m kind of done with the whole robbery thing. You can just leave if you like”
“Stop being such a baby and chop my heart out!”

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And here we have it. When you only have 3 Hearts and you lose one, your health gets totally emptied.

Well, The Dude, how do you feel?
“I… feel kind of… ill.”
Well, what were your feelings on the Experimenture?
“I… I’m going to go… lie down… now, I’m having a… hard time with… balance”
Yes, well, you did just have a major organ removed, that’s to be expected. Do us a favor though, see what happens when a monster brushes against you in your Only-Mostly-Dead state?
“Man…you… suck…”
Don’t I though?

Octopus Prime
06-25-2008, 06:34 PM
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And there you have it, in such a critical state of health, even though he was walking around, a single touch from even a lowly Keese was fatal to The Dude.

And That, Boys and Girls, is what the minimum numbers of Hearts is. It’s 3.

Pajaro Pete
06-25-2008, 07:23 PM
For a brief moment, he was the walking dead.

dwolfe
06-25-2008, 07:36 PM
And there you have it, in such a critical state of health, even though he was walking around, a single touch from even a lowly Keese was fatal to The Dude.

And That, Boys and Girls, is what the minimum numbers of Hearts is. It’s 3.

So you're going to beat the game in this state, next, right?

Octopus Prime
06-25-2008, 07:38 PM
So you're going to beat the game in this state, next, right?

>:[

I don't want to see this game again for a long, long time.

Patrick
06-26-2008, 09:12 AM
So you're going to beat the game in this state, next, right?

:D

You guys are assholes!

I love it.




Nicely done, Octopus Man. You have made us all proud.

Brickroad
06-26-2008, 09:18 AM
NOW DO IT STANDING ON YOUR HEAD

*cracks whip*

MCBanjoMike
06-26-2008, 09:37 AM
Come on, guys, how many people knew that you could reduce link to a shambling, undead zombie? I think a round of applause is in order.

*golf clap*

McClain
06-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Holy mother of god, that's awesome.

I do have one serious (but still ass-holey) request: Can you actually heal yourself back after becoming Zombie Link?

DANoWAR
06-26-2008, 11:34 AM
And more important: If you have no hearts left, and encounter the second old man who steals your hearts, what happens? (I bet nothing)

EDIT: Um, don't feel like you HAVE to do this. I wouldn't want to be the one who'd kill Zelda games forever for you.

dwolfe
06-26-2008, 12:52 PM
>:[

I don't want to see this game again for a long, long time.

Awww, I don't want to make you hate Zelda, I was just joking.

Or was I?

Octopus Prime
06-26-2008, 02:32 PM
D'aww, hugs all around.

Sanagi
06-26-2008, 05:46 PM
Myth... Busted!

Ample Vigour
06-26-2008, 07:47 PM
Is there anything (and I mean anything) in LoZ that you haven't done in this LP?

Words fail me. Go on vacation or something; you've earned it.

Alixsar
06-27-2008, 02:26 AM
That was pretty hardcore. Good job.