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FAQ/Walkthrough by DEngel

Updated: 11/30/17

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This document Copyright 2004,2017 Daniel Engel
===============================================================================

Yume Penguin Monogatari FAQ
November 30, 2017
Daniel (DEngel) Engel
dan.engel.2017 [AT] gmail [DOT] com



*NOTE* When I quote the story of the game and some of the updates between
stages these are based directly on the translation work of the people at Vice
Translations in the "Thanks" section, I did not translate the in-game text
myself.


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                             (A) TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Table of Contents

 (A) This Table of Contents
 (B) Story
 (C) Controls
 (D) Items
 (E) Walkthrough
 (F) Endings
 (G) Thanks
 (H) Experimental


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                                   (B) STORY
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The story basically centers around a fat penguin named Penta (that you
control), his girlfriend Penko and an evil Penguin named Ginji that's trying to
steal her away from you.


"Penko: I can't stand fat guys like you Penta...  So I've decided to go on a
date with the smart, stylish Ginji instead.

Penta: Whaaat?!

Ginji: Hey!  Penta!  If you wanna lose weight, get some Fat-B-Gone!  My gang
has some...  You could try and get it from them...

Penko: Penta, if you really love me, come see me when you've slimmed up!  I'll
be waiting for you at the top of the waterfall.

Penko: Just stop eating and SLIM UP!!!!"


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                                 (C) CONTROLS
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The controls for this game are as follows:

A      - Jump.
B      - Attack.
Select - Not Used.
Start  - Pauses

Up/Down - Climb ladders.


=================
ADVANCED CONTROLS
=================

Depending on how fat Penta is he will control quite differently.


Chubby - Chubby Penta moves very slowly and can only do a belly flop to take
out enemies.

Normal - Normal Penta moves at average speed and does a kick attack to hit
enemies.

Thin - Thin Penta moves at a good speed and does a very helpful long-range
attack.


If you manage to completely empty Penta's weight meter (get it to the "?" at
the far right end) you will get temporary invincibility.  If you do the same
thing in any of the flying stages you will upgrade your basic shots into
missiles.


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                                   (D) ITEMS
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[Fat-B-Gone Bottle]
These bottles come in both yellow and pink varieties and they both help Penta
to lose weight fast.  The yellow bottles remove less units on your weight meter
than the pink bottles, but you should try to get either whenever you can.

[Clocks]
When you collect one of these items 15 seconds is added to your time limit for
the stage, they're very helpful and you should try not to skip any if you see
them.

[Food]
The food in this game comes in a variety of forms, but the main types are
either apples or rice balls.  In either case you want to AVOID as much food as
possible, treat it as if it will kill you because it certainly won't help in
this game.  Every piece of food that Penta eats adds three units to his weight
meter.

[Beanie]
When you pick up the item that looks like a circle with an "H" you will get a
propeller beanie for Penta.  Hold A to fly upwards while you have the beanie,
but if you get hit you lose it.

[Auto-Kill]
When you pick up the item that looks like a circle with an "A" you will
automatically kill every enemy on the screen, very helpful.

[Invulnerability]
When you pick up the item that looks like a circle with an "M" you will become
invulnerable for a few seconds.


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                                (E) WALKTHROUGH
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                           Bricklayer J. Gastronomy

In order to pass a stage in this game you first need to make it to the goal
without time running out.  However you also need to be thin enough when you
reach the goal in order to pass the stage.

The heart just above your weight meter indicates whether you are thin enough.
If you are thinner than the heart (the heart is in one piece and the meter is
blue) then you are fine, but if you are fatter than the heart (the heart is
broken and the meter is pink) then you are in trouble.


When you first start the game you will play a very short tutorial that
basically teaches you how to jump and attack, as well as what the Clock and
Fat-B-Gone items are for.


--------------------
Stage 01 - Waterfall
--------------------

The larger pink and green goons that you see before the stage starts are part
of Ginji's gang, so any time you see them be sure to attack them for a pink
bottle of Fat-B-Gone.

Otherwise you'll want to basically attack all enemies that get in your way
because many of them either drop Fat-B-Gone bottles or Clocks.  This also stops
them from hitting you (which makes you lose 10 seconds) or throwing food at
you.

Also MAKE SURE you don't fall in any water because it will FILL your weight
meter instantly.


Head right from the start and kick the trio of bugs in your way as you jump up
and attack the blue goon for some Fat-B-Gone.  Walk right off the pair of
ledges, then attack the pink goon for some more Fat-B-Gone.  Ignore the ladder
and just jump to the middle ledge yourself, then head right and attack a bug as
you grab some more Fat-B-Gone.

An enemy above you will likely explode and send fruit flying diagonally, but
you should be safe from it here.  Jump to the ledge above and make sure you
don't jump to the fruit above in the trees, then head right and drop off a pair
of ledges as you attack more enemies.

Quickly start climbing the nearby ladder to avoid the bouncing enemy, then wait
for the blue goon to start walking right before attacking him from behind.
Grab both bottles of Fat-B-Gone and drop off the ledge on your right, then stay
on the ground as you head right.  Attack a bug and a blue goon, then grab the
Fat-B-Gone before jumping up to another bottle above.

Quickly kill the enemy on the ledge above that runs left with a bottle on its
back, then grab the bottle and kill the blue goon above if he's still on the
screen.  Grab the bottle from him and head right, then jump the bouncing enemy
before continuing right.

Kill more enemies until you reach some water, then avoid the jumping fish as
you jump over the water.  Head right some more and the volcano in the
background will shoot rice balls at you (because rice cakes would have too much
wind resistance, duh).  Avoid them and continue jumping along the platforms
over the water.

Large purple hippos should start falling on the platforms as you jump towards
them, you can't kill them but you can stand on them if needed.  Attack/avoid
the fish as you head right past the hippos, then attack some bugs and a blue
goon before climbing a ladder.

Attack another bug and blue goon before climbing the ladder to your left, then
start jumping up the green platforms.  There are also some falling platforms
that you can use to continue your climb if you need to.  Use the ladder at the
top and head right to the telephone to end the stage.


"Penko: Hello, Penta?  Well done, but you need to get slimmer!  Now you'll have
to fly, and fight Pooh's Pig Cruiser!  You've got 75 seconds, so don't waste
any time!

Penta: Ok, I'll do my best!"


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Stage 02 - Fly The Unfriendly Skies
-----------------------------------

The pair of goons that you see before this stage begins are the ones that
you'll want to look out for in order to get some Fat-B-Gone.  The green one is
more deadly as he moves and shoots faster, the yellow one is much slower with
weaker shots.

In this stage you fly a plane instead of walking on foot though, so instead of
your number one hazard being water its other enemies.  If your plane crashes
into another enemy you will fat pretty quickly.

Like all stages though you should attack as many enemies as possible so that
you can get plenty of Fat-B-Gone and clocks.


From the start shoot a trio of enemies up high followed by another trio down
below, then start shooting some stronger pig ships as you avoid their food.  A
green goon shows up soon and the shots that he fires are pretty fast, (and
fattening, heh) so try your best to avoid them as you kill him for his bottle.

A trio of birds appears up high next, followed by three groups of enemies.
Some pig ships appear next with a green goon soon after, kill him for some
Fat-B-Gone.

Multiple groups of enemies appear next as you see a machine that spits rice
balls at you from above.  A couple lines of enemies are next followed by a
yellow goon, so kill him quickly for a bottle.

Avoid rice balls from below as you kill another yellow goon, then kill a couple
groups of enemies as you avoid rice balls from above.  A V-shaped swarm of
enemies appears next, followed by a yellow goon and rice balls from both
directions to avoid.


"Captain Pooh: Ah, here is my opponent!  I will not fail you, Master Ginji!"


You don't have a lot of time to win this battle, so work fast and shoot a lot.

In the first stage the boss will fly vertically while shooting spreading trios
of fruit, shoot him rapidly in the middle pig face on the front of the ship to
damage him.

The boss will start to fly forward at one point, fly above him when this
happens.  Shortly after this he will start shooting fast deadly shots from the
two pink pig cannons on the top and bottom of the ship.  However he will stop
throwing apples so you can easily hit him many times here.

The pattern repeats like that and during the whole fight bottles of Fat-B-Gone
get thrown at you.  So try your best to hit the boss while avoiding his shots
and fruit, while also grabbing the bottles.


"Penko: Hello?  This time I'll be waiting on top of a cake.  The cake is
undergoing repairs, so be careful!  You've got 125 seconds!  Good luck!!

Penta: Ok, I'll do my best!"


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Stage 03 - Giant Cake
---------------------

The goons for this stage are green in colour and carry umbrellas so be on the
lookout for them.


Start jumping up the steps to your right, then attack the bugs as you jump up
more steps to your left.  Attack the goon at the top for some Fat-B-Gone, then
jump on the cloud to your right when it gets close.  Jump to the platform to
your right next followed by another cloud, then jump to the area above.

Attack the bug and goon to your left while avoiding an apple, then grab the
Fat-B-Gone and clock before jumping to the cloud.  Attack the goon to your
right if he gets in your way, then jump across the next three clouds until you
reach the area above.

Grab the clock to your left, then jump from the three disappearing clouds to a
moving cloud above.  Attack the enemy to your right if it gets in your way,
then ride the moving cloud beyond to the area above.

Attack the pair of enemies to your left and pick up the beanie that falls on
you, then start flying upward.  If you're good at avoiding enemies you can fly
all the way to the goal without being hit.


However if you get hit early on and lose the beanie, then you need to jump up a
number of platforms to the area above while avoiding a few enemies.  Collect
the clock here while avoiding the bouncing enemy, then jump across the trio of
moving clouds as you avoid a goon and reach the area above.

Climb the ladder here before using a cloud to reach the area above, then
collect more clocks and defeat a goon.  Work your way up moving, stationary and
disappearing platforms for the last section to make it to the stage goal.


"Frosting Man: Now you'll have to face me, Penta!  I'll make you creamy and
smooth, just like me!"


This boss is fought up in the clouds and isn't terribly hard if you are thin
and have your long-range attack.  Basically the boss just bobs up and down
while using slow spread shots of fruit.  Hit him in either of the two candles
to both damage him and produce Fat-B-Gone to help you out.  Just jump from the
moving clouds to hit the candles and you should have him beat in no time.


"Penko: Penta, you're still too fat!  Do some exercise in the desert!  The area
boss is weak when he splits into three birds!  You've got 125 seconds!  Hurry
up, Penta!

Penta: Ok, I'll do my best!"


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Stage 04 - The Desert
---------------------

The goons for this stage are pink in colour, the larger one fires some fast
shots that do a lot of damage.  The smaller goon is slower and fires weaker
shots so he's much easier to beat.


Shoot around four groups of slow enemies before two faster groups appear, then
quickly kill the fast goon before he hits you.  Grab his bottle and shoot
another couple groups of enemies, then avoid some riceballs as you enter an
indoor section.

The pink enemies on the ground leap into the air when you get close, but
otherwise they're fairly way to defeat.  The orange enemies that fly in loops
can take a few hits though, so it's best to avoid them.  Beware of the ground
enemies as you fly high and kill some ghosts, then beat a pair of goons before
dodging some riceballs.

Back outside for a moment, shoot a goon and avoid more riceballs as you enter
another indoor section.  Try to avoid the falling enemies in here and grab the
auto-kill from the ghost if you can, then kill a trio of goons before avoiding
some riceballs beyond.

Kill another goon out here and avoid more riceballs before entering another
indoor section.

Shoot as many enemies in here as you can and kill the pair of goons above the
nearby items, then get the items.  However MAKE SURE you don't touch any walls
while getting the items as it will count as damage.  Otherwise continue flying
to your right to meet the stage boss.


"Grah: Penta...  What a shame you've made it here!  My eggs will make you look
like a FAT PIG!"


For the first part of the battle the boss moves horizontally while firing
spread shots of eggs down at you.  Avoid the eggs as best you can and grab the
Fat-B-Gone instead, then wait for the boss to split into three smaller birds.

When this happens pick one bird and attack it as it drops down three times.
Grab the Fat-B-Gone that it drops and avoid more of the boss's eggs.

Repeat the pattern until there is one small bird left, then get ready for a
change.  This bird will bounce diagonally around the room pretty quickly, but
if you're ready for this he's not hard to avoid.

Once you kill the last bird the battle and the stage ends.


"Penko: Penta?  I'm at the beach now...  Come find me!  I'm waiting!  But watch
out, the Captain will attack you with barrels!  You've got 150 seconds!  Don't
keep me waiting!

Penta: Ok, I'll do my best!"


--------------------
Stage 05 - The Beach
--------------------

The pair of goons that you see before this stage begins are the ones that
you'll want to look out for in order to get some Fat-B-Gone.  They're identical
to the goons that you faced in stage 01 so they're not hard to get rid of.


Head right from the start, then jump the gap and kill the nearby enemy.  Jump
to the first moving platform and jump to the next one when you start moving
back left.  Shoot the goon up ahead and take his Fat-B-Gone, then kill the
nearby enemies as you avoid falling coconuts.

Jump across more moving platforms as you attack some jellyfish, then shoot the
goon and grab the bottles.  Jump across the octopus' tentacles as you avoid his
riceballs, then shoot a goon beyond.

Grab his Fat-B-Gone and shoot the enemies beyond, then avoid the large object
that gets thrown at you followed by the coconuts that fall.  Kill a pair of
goons to your right, then jump from the moving platform for some
invulnerability.

Run right through the enemies as you ride the spout of water from the nearby
whale, then jump to the pirate ship beyond and run right to the stage boss.


"Captain Ginta: Arr, Ye not be sailing anywhere, Penta!  No matter what ye do,
ye can't win!  Prepare yeself, yarrr!"


This boss can be VERY frustrating if you don't have a proper strategy so read
this carefully.

The boss walks back and forth while throwing bouncing barrels at you, he also
throws fruit every so often.  He is too high for you to attack directly so you
need to use one of his own weapons against him.

The apples are simple avoided but the barrels can be knocked back at the boss.
Unfortunately you can't just hit him with a barrel to do damage, instead you
have to make sure that you hit the boss FROM BEHIND with a barrel.  If you hit
him in front with a barrel he will simply catch it and throw it back.

I find it easiest to avoid the boss's barrels until he hits the edge of his
platform and turns around, then hit the closest barrel that's behind him.  It
should bounce a lot higher and hopefully hit him from behind, then you can grab
the Fat-B-Gone that appears.

Repeat this until you hit the boss five times, then the battle and stage will
end.


"Ginji: Are you there, Penta?  Haha!  You'll never see her again!  Penko will
be MINE!!!  Mwahaha!!!  Come on Penta!  Just try and get her back!

Penta: Damn you!  Penko!  I'm coming for you!  Just hang on!!"


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Stage 06 - Finale
-----------------

Head right from the start and jump on the wall, then jump to the hill above and
run down it.  Jump the gap as you avoid some enemies, then jump to another
hill.  Run down it and jump another gap, then shoot the polar bear to your
right for some Fat-B-Gone.

Jump the gap to your right and jump to another hill, then run down it and jump
a gap.  Jump the pair of enemies to your right, then collect some clocks before
climbing in your plane and heading to the final boss battle.


The boss is a giant airplane with fists piloted by Ginji, also depending on
whether or not you are fat after the battle you will see either the good or bad
ending.

Ginji throws apples at you during the battle, but they are easily avoided.  The
airplane also shoots its fists at you every so often but they too are easily
avoided.  I recommend staying as low as possible for the entire battle as it
gives you more time to react.

Your first target is the airplanes fists, shoot them until they both explode,
then get ready for the next part of the battle.

Ginji will now start throwing riceballs at you, but they are just as easy to
avoid as the apples that he threw earlier.

Start firing at the nose of the plane and Ginji should start throwing some
Fat-B-Gone with his riceballs, collect it if you need it and get ready to
damage the plane.

When the green panel opens up and you see a small circle of energy start
attacking it to damage the plane.  When the circle grows in size get out of the
way because a fireball is on the way.

Repeat this pattern until the plane explodes then enjoy whichever ending you
received, but keep in mind that the bad ending counts as failing the stage.


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                                  (F) ENDINGS
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[Bad]

"Penko: Penta, thanks for saving me, but you're still too fat!  ...Goodbye...

Penta: Bu... but...!  Penko!  Wait!  Please!  ...


[Good]

"Penko: ...Penta... thank you... I never thought it would be this way...  Um,
Penta...  I really... you're... my...  I love you!!


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                                   (G) THANKS
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Huge thanks go out to Kitsune Sniper, Vorname Nachname, Tetsuo, Shih Tzu, sl1me
and the rest of the Vice Translations ( http://vice.parodius.com ) team for all
of their hard work.


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                               (H) EXPERIMENTAL
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For a little while now I've had a paypal link in all my FAQs at the very bottom
here.  Mainly as a small experiment since a few other FAQ authors have also had
the same idea.

I had a few people email me before I put this link in because they wanted to
send money, so it's here for those people.


For the record I've received about $87 (which works out to a bit more in
Canadian lol) last I checked, so I've been getting cases of pop and making some
excellent progress on a few FAQs.

If you don't want to send money or can't then send me an email, it's nice to
hear what people thought about my work and there's always room for improvement.

My email address and paypal address for those that want to contribute are both
dan.engel.2017 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Many thanks, and I hope you continue to use my work!

~Dan

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