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  • I've owned TTYD for almost 5 years yet somehow today is the very first time I'm trying the arcade mini games lol (I guess I wanted to save it until I had unlocked them all, but they were locked behind specific side quests I never got round to)

    Plane mini game is meh
    Paper mini game is great
    Tube mini game is okay
    Boat mini game is okay

    Overall it's decently fun and a nice inclusion and I do appreciate that unlike SPM's arcade the mini games are actually tied to the abilities that Mario gets in the main game. However I think I still prefer SPM's arcade since it has amazing music, and I adore Tilt Island and Mansion Patrol

    I generally just love how many similarities there are between SPM's and TTYD's arcades

    Also I think it's pretty funny that if TTYD's mini games were canon, then literally everyone in that crowd would have to get cursed by the Hooktail Castle chest demon
    I just beat the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials at the earliest possible opportunity in the game (right after you get Cudge in 5-2)

    Once again, very difficult and fun challenge. It's hard to say which was the hardest run overall, compared to the Flipside Pit I had Bowser, all mandatory Pixls except Dottie (I could also have gotten Barry but decided not to for extra challenge), access to Dyllis and considerably more items in general, and was more levelled up, but the enemies of the Flopside Pit do a LOT of damage. The first run of Flopside was overall harder since I was less levelled up, but the second run is where I had to face the boss. I only narrowly won both runs.

    I've always been a huge lover of Shadoo, especially due to the implied lore that she's the Pixl Queen, and this fight was very difficult and fun in this challenge. I wanted to avoid using broken strategies such as spamming Fleep to stunlock the clones, but I definitely would've lost if I didn't do so, so I did use broken strategies, but even then the fight was very fun and I still was 1 hit away from dying with no items at the end lol.

    I still think the cards are a stupid reward for beating the pit, since SPM is already too easy for its own good and the reward for beating the hardest gauntlet is something that makes the rest of the game twice as easy. And infinite 3D is nice, but the Flip Meter's existence is kind of annoying in the first place.

    I also think it's pretty funny that Shadoo still produced a Luigi shadow clone, which is both a spoiler and a continuity error. And similarly to the Flipside pit, the backgrounds on the walls depict the locations of the Pure Hearts including Sammer's Kingdom and images of Jaydes and Grambi which at that point in the game is a spoiler.
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    Mags
    Mags
    To be fair, I don't think they anticipated you clearing the Pit in the fifth world lol.

    Still, quite an impressive feat!
    Uh, I might be dumb for asking this (I played most of the game like eight years ago though, when I wasn't too smart lol), but what's the advantage of having access to Dyllis?
    C.A. Cupid
    C.A. Cupid
    She can cook two items together at once which unlocks many recipes that Saffron cannot do
    Mags
    Mags
    Ah, gotcha. Makes sense!
    I REALLY need to replay this game lol.
    Well I did it today.

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    This image is proof I beat the pit before entering 2-3 as you get Slim during 2-3 even if you clip out of bounds to hit the star block and cannot leave 2-3 with the return pipe. However I actually cleared the pit literally as soon as I unlocked Boomer, before finishing 2-1.

    This is definitely the most difficult SPM challenge I've ever pulled off, and it was certainly refreshing and fun. Oh, and a pretty nice coincidence I finished with exactly 256 coins (for those not in the know, it's a running gag in SPM and one of the few classic PM gags that actually got referenced in Sticker Star).

    Edit: I think it's also pretty funny how if you were to clear the pit this early on on your first playthrough, the pit contains some fairly big spoilers:
    • Catch Cards of all mandatory Pixls not yet unlocked at that point in the game
    • Tippi's card mentioned she used to be called Timpani and that Merlon made her a Pixl
    • The backgrounds are the Pure Hearts' locations up to and including the one in Fort Francis
    • Ninjoe tattle mentions Sammer Guys and King Sammer
    • Skellobits tattle mentions The Underwhere and foreshadows that bad people go there after death
    • Wracktail foreshadows the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials even though Flopside's existence isn't revealed yet as of Chapter 2
    So I just found out the hard way that it's actually possible to get softlocked in the Flipside pit if a Koopatrol has the key and you only have 2 attack power, no carrie, and no attacking items :(

    I was trying to do a run of the pit at the earliest possible point in the game (just after you get Boomer in 2-1 though with glitches you can enter in the Chapter 1 intermission)
    Just finished playing Paper Mario 64 with the Paper Mario Refolded texture pack. It was good and impressive but I think I still prefer to play the game with its original sprites :)
    Also, I swear Deluxe Feast is extremely broken considering you just need a Life Shroom, a Mushroom, and a Iced Potato (free at the Shiver City inn). I beat The Master's 3rd form easily lmao.
    Is it weird that I haven't used my Switch Dock in over a year?
    C.A. Cupid
    C.A. Cupid
    Wdym "technically"
    KingBowser64
    KingBowser64
    "Nintendo Switch is designed to fit your life, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap." Nintendo would not be happy with your lack of diversity in how you play. Also at least you get 1080p on TV, but I personally have the same habit of just playing handheld in my living room.
    C.A. Cupid
    C.A. Cupid
    720p on a handheld is enough imo
    well my summer holidays just started but unfortunately it'll likely only be like a month.
    C.A. Cupid
    C.A. Cupid
    i'm not even happy as my university term ended on a terrible note, but i prefer not to really say the details
    Phantom R
    Phantom R
    My summer holidays will also only be a month starting mid-July because of summer school
    C.A. Cupid
    C.A. Cupid
    oh, i said a month because it's likely i will have exam retakes
    Well, looks like I've been using my 3DS permanently in 3D mode for the last almost 4 years due to an issue that my slider won't go all the way to 2D. I only just figured out a workaround by using parental controls to disable it. I wasn't sure if this was normal until now.
    Might not technically be my birthday until tomorrow but I'm pretty much celebrating it today because university classes force me to be working and away from my family on the 27th
    When you realise the "Mario 64 is terrible" meme was over 14 months ago
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