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Version: 1.1 | Updated: 03/14/2008
Super Paper Mario Game Script By: Super Slash Version: 1.1 Email: email@example.com ---------------------------- =================== VERSION HISTORY =================== v 1.1 - Fixed a few spelling errors v 1.0 - Submitted the guide NOTE: To find what you're looking for, hold Ctrl and press F (Apple for Macs), and type in, for example "II. Game Script", without the quotations. Do this for any section you may be looking for. Also, type in the keyword for the chapter you're looking for. Press Ctrl + F (or Apple), type in a keyword with the brackets, and press Enter twice. TABLE OF CONTENTS ------------------- I.........Introduction II.........Game Script ...........Game Intro [GNTR] .............Prologue [PRLG] .Castle Bleck Scene 1 [BLK1] ..........Chapter 1-1 [CH11] ..........Chapter 1-2 [CH12] ..........Chapter 1-3 [CH13] ..........Chapter 1-4 [CH14] .Castle Bleck Scene 2 [BLK2] ........Peach's Event [PCHE] ...Before Chapter Two [BFC2] ..........Chapter 2-1 [CH21] ..........Chapter 2-2 [CH22] ..........Chapter 2-3 [CH23] ..........Chapter 2-4 [CH24] .Castle Bleck Scene 3 [BLK3] ........Luigi's Event [LGIE] .Before Chapter Three [BFC3] ..........Chapter 3-1 [CH31] ..........Chapter 3-2 [CH32] ..........Chapter 3-3 [CH33] ..........Chapter 3-4 [CH34] .Castle Bleck Scene 4 [BLK4] ..Before Chapter Four [BFC4] ..........Chapter 4-1 [CH41] ..........Chapter 4-2 [CH42] ..........Chapter 4-3 [CH43] ..........Chapter 4-4 [CH44] .Castle Bleck Scene 5 [BLK5] ..Before Chapter Five [BFC5] ..........Chapter 5-1 [CH51] ..........Chapter 5-2 [CH52] ..........Chapter 5-3 [CH53] ..........Chapter 5-4 [CH54] .Castle Bleck Scene 6 [BLK6] ...Before Chapter Six [BFC6] ..........Chapter 6-1 [CH61] ..........Chapter 6-2 [CH62] ..Chapter 6-1 (Pt. 2) [C612] .Castle Bleck Scene 7 [BLK7] .Before Chapter Seven [BFC7] ..........Chapter 7-1 [CH71] ..Chapter 7-1 (Pt. 2) [C712] ..........Chapter 7-2 [CH72] ..........Chapter 7-3 [CH73] ..........Chapter 7-4 [CH74] .Castle Bleck Scene 8 [BLK8] .Before Chapter Eight [BFC8] ..........Chapter 8-1 [CH81] ..........Chapter 8-2 [CH82] ..........Chapter 8-3 [CH83] ..........Chapter 8-4 [CH84] ...............Ending [ENDG] III.........Email Info IV.........Credits V.........Copyrights ================ I. Introduction ================ Welcome to my Super Paper Mario game script. I made this guide because this game has been out for awhile now, and no game script has been created yet. I figured I should make one, since I really enjoy writing these. =P This guide contains the script for the entire story, from the beginning to the end. If you're like me and enjoyed the script in the game, then you will enjoy this guide. Let's get busy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ================ II. Game Script ================ In this section, I will list the entire script for the story of the game, from the beginning to the end. Enjoy. ---------- Game Intro [GNTR] ---------- "Ahem! Today..." "I'll tell you the story of the lost book of prophecies." [A book known as the Dark Prognosticus is drawn on the screen] "This prophetic book was a mysterious tome full of stories of future events." "Of course, many people craved this book, wishing to glimpse their futures." "But no person, after obtaining this amazing book, ever found happiness." "The reason? The book held frightful secrets not meant for people's eyes." "That book came to be called the Dark Prognosticus and was sealed away." "This...is the tale of that forgotten book's last owner. It is a tale of love..." [The pages flip and the screen fades out] Voice #1: Ooh... Oooooh... What happened to me... What is this place? Voice #2: Bleh heh heh heh heh... Oh, you're awake, Princess! Voice #1: ...Huh? [The princess opens her eyes and sees a caped figure, who wields a staff. Bowser and Peach are then shown getting married at an altar] Voice #3: BOWSER! [The crowd is shown] Princess Peach: Wh-What's going on here?! [A strange girl named Nastasia appears] Nastasia: Count! Yeah, um, 'K, so preperations are complete... Count Bleck: Mmm... Then it shall be begun...by Count Bleck! [A bell starts ringing] Count Bleck: Bowser... Ferocious and fearsome, evil king of the Koopas... Do you take Peach to be your lawfully wedded wife 'til your games be over? Bowser: Bwah ha ha! Will I marry Peach? Are you kidding me? The answer's YESSSSSSSSS! Count Bleck: Peach... Noble princess, pure of heart... Do you take Bowser to be your lawfully wedded husband 'til your games be over? Princess Peach: Now, wait just a second! You will explain to me what is going on...RIGHT NOW! Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh... Is it not obvious? This is your wedding, Princess! Princess Peach: But...why in the WORLD am I marrying Bowser?! Bowser: Bwah ha ha! Hey, no gripes from THIS side of the altar, Bleck old boy! I don't get the details, but the count here has gone to a lot of trouble planning this! Just relax! We'll get married, we'll be in love, it'll be awesome! Finally! Princess Peach: No! And who picked this dress out? It's AWFUL! Take me back to my castle immediately! [Nastasia brainwashes her] Nastasia: Yeah, um, being rude to the esteemed count is sort of frowned on, 'K? So, yeah, Princess Peach, I'm gonna need you to answer the count now... Do you, Peach, take Bowser to be your wedded husband 'til your games be over? Princess Peach: Unh... Nuh... No... Nastasia: Gee... You sure are a fighter. But yeah, no one withstands my super- hypnosis, sorry. "I do." Say it now, 'K? [She brainwashes her even more] Princess Peach: Oooh... Ooooh oh... ......I..... I....do...... [The altar rumbles and a black light emits from it] Bowser: WH-WHAT?!? [The crowd is shown, along with Luigi, who is on the ground. He gets up, then he looks around] Luigi: What in the world...? Eh? What am I doing here? Luigi: Huh? Is that...Princess Peach over there??? And that guy is...HEY! [The Chaos Heart appears, then it rises up to Bleck] Count Bleck: BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! Yes, all precisely as written in the Dark Prognosticus! Already it is unleashed! The Chaos Heart! Nastasia: Oh, yeah, um, congratulations, Count... Luigi: HALT! [Luigi steps in] Count Bleck: And just who are you? ...Asked Count Bleck. Luigi: Oh, no! I don't give my name to scoundrels! Just watch as Luigi punishes you for your badness! HERE I GO! Nastasia: Yeah, I'm gonna need you to stop right this second, 'K? If you interrupt this now... [Luigi jumps on top of Bowser, then the Chaos Heart] Luigi: Here's where Luigi rescues Princess Peach! Eh? [The place rumbles violently and the screen fades out, then it fades back in, showing the Chaos Heart. Bleck appears with the Dark Prognosticus, and Nastasia also appears] Nastasia: Um, yeah, so are you all right, Count? Count Bleck: Fools... Pointless acts like these will earn you only pain...from Count Bleck! Very well. As the Chaos Heart is secured, this ragtag group now lacks use. Nastasia: Um, so, yeah, Count... This means you may turn to a new page of dark prophecies... [Bleck spreads out both of his arms] Count Bleck: Open your mouth, darkness! Consume everything and destroy all worlds, as told in the prophecy! BLECK! [The screen flashes, then the screen fades out. The title screen appears at this point] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Prologue [PRLG] -------- [When the game starts, Mario and Luigi's house is shown, and the inside is shown with the brothers sitting at their dining room chair. Luigi yawns] Luigi: ...Wow, sure is peaceful today, eh, Bro? [Mario nods] Luigi: Makes a guy feel lucky, having a peaceful day... Yup, reeeeeal peaceful. It's so peaceful, it's almost a little bit boring. It makes you just want a...KERBLOOEY! Y'know? Some kind of shocking event... [Mario thinks, then replies] Luigi: ...Ooh, at Princess Peach's place, maybe? That'd be cool, huh, Bro? Maybe we should go visit Mushroom Castle! It has been a while. I'm sure the princess would be happy to see us. [The brothers get up and head outside, where they hear a voice] Voice: M-M-M-M-M-M-M-MARIO! HELP! [They walk over towards the voice, who turns out to be Toad] Luigi: T-Toad?! What? What happened? Why are you so crazy? Toad: It's sh-sh-sh-sh-shocking... Mushroom Castle...RAIDED! Princess Peach... STOLEN! [Mario and Luigi are surprised by this] Luigi: WHAAAAAAAAAAT?! Why, that's ridiculous! Who in the world would do such a thing?! [Luigi gets a thought] Luigi: Wait a second... Yeah... I think I've got it! Bro, this must be the work of that guy! That bad guy! [Mario thinks, then gets a thought and nods] Luigi: I won't stand for this... We'll have to sneak into his castle and rescue Princess Peach! Let's go, Bro! [They both head out] Toad: We're counting on you, Mario...Bros.! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------- Bowser's Castle --------------- [Bowser's castle is shown, and inside, Bowser is seen] Bowser: BWA HA HA! Listen well, my elite minion task force! Bowser: It's time to initiate my awesome plot to invade Mushroom Castle! Today is the day that I make my beloved Princess Peach ALL MINE! And if that weren't awesome enough, I'll ALSO stomp her little mustache buddies! [Bowser's minions are shown in a crowd full of cheering] Minions: YEEEAH! [The minions are shown cheering] Bowser: Bwa ha ha ha ha! "We're under attack!" You jokers are the best! [He notices two men in the midst of the crowd] Bowser: Hey! Who are those hair guys in the back? We SHAVE around here, minions! [He jumps towards the crowd and they flee, and the two men happen to be Mario and Luigi] Bowser: Blargh! Mario! ...AND Luigi?! How'd you get in here? [Mario responds] Bowser: What? My front gate was open?! [He stomps the ground] Bowser: How many times have I told those idiots?! If you're the last in, LOCK THE GATE! Luigi: Quiet, you big Bowser! We know you kidnapped Princess Peach! Now where you'd put her?! [Bowser is confused] Bowser: Where'd I... Wait, what? We're only now about to launch our atta-- Voice: MARIO! HELP! [Peach is shown in a block near Bowser's minions, in the middle] Luigi: Princess Peach?! [The block moves, and a caped figure with a hat appears] Count Bleck: BLECK! Your princess has been taken...by Count Bleck! Bowser: You... Wait, by WHO?! [He is shown up close] Count Bleck: By me...Count Bleck! The chosen executor of the Dark Prognosticus...is Count Bleck! The fine fellow prophersied to come to this dimension...is also Count Bleck! Bowser: I'll tell you who doesn't even make a bit of sense... Count Bleck! Enough! Release Princess Peach, right now! I'm on a schedule over here! Count Bleck: Count Bleck says NEVER! This princess is integral to fulfilling the prophecies... She will be brought to Castle Bleck and used to destroy all worlds...by Count Bleck! Luigi: Destroy all WORLDS?! [Mario attempts to attack him, but to no avail, due to a protective barrier guarding Count Bleck. Bleck then uses his magic to put Mario in a dark aura, then he falls over] Luigi: Big Bro! [Bleck puts his hand over his chin] Count Bleck: This man deserves ridicule... Weaklings cannot face Count Bleck! Bowser: Hey, here's a thought: you calm down and free the princess...OR ELSE! [Bowser's troops gather a bit] Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh... Your princess shall NOT be returned...by Count Bleck. In fact, Bowser, evil king of the Koopas...Count Bleck will take you, too! [Bowser has a scared look on his face, then Bleck raises his wand and makes it float in the air, spreading out both of his arms] Count Bleck: BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! [Using his magic, Bleck creates a big dark portal that sucks everyone in the castle into it, except for Mario, who is still unconscious] Count Bleck: BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! Count Bleck's preperations are now in order! All that remains is for the dimensional void to appear, as foretold in the prophecy... Bleh heh heh heh heh... BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! [Bleck disappears, then the screen goes blank and a voice is heard] Voice: ........................................................................ ..........ario.......................................................... .........Mario.......................................................... [Mario wakes up, seeing a strange rainbow-colored butterfly in front of him] Butterfly: Are you awake? [Mario responds] Butterfly: My name is Tippi... I am what is known as a Pixl... A sort of fairy... Mario... I came to find you... [He mistakes Tippi for an enemy] Tippi: I am no enemy... You met Count Bleck...and he captured a princess and an evil king... Is this not so? [Mario nods] Tippi: Then that means Count Bleck is even now beginning to form The Void... We haven't much time... You must come with me... Yes, if your friends are to be saved, you must come... [A box is drawn around Mario, and he looks confused] Tippi: Let us go... [Mario and Tippi disappear] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [Mario and Tippi appear on top of a tower by a strange wizard] Merlon: Oh ho! Well, well, well... Back so soon, Tippi? And who might this be? Red shirt. Blue overalls... And a magnificent 'stache! Tippi, you have truly outdone yourself... Tippi: He matches the description of the hero in the Light Prognosticus perfectly... And his name is Mario... [Mario is confused] Merlon: I welcome you, Mario! This is the town of Flipside. You have come far from the Mushroom Kingdom of your dimension... Of course, our fair Flipside is in no dimension at all! No! It is BETWEEN dimensions! Merlon: My name? Merlon! I am a descendant of the Ancients who created this town. I busy myself studying musty, ancient texts to forestall the end of all worlds! [Mario responds] Merlon: Ahh... You want to know about the end of all worlds? What's happening, you ask? So Tippi has not yet told you, I gather... Well then, Mario... The answer hangs above you. [A purple circle of dark energy is shown above, directly in the center] Merlon: Do you see the gathering darkness in the sky? [It's shown up close] Merlon: It is a hole in the very dimensional fabric of space! Such a strange phenomenon... Is it near or far? None know. It may appear small now, but it will only grow. And in the end, it will swallow all existence... All worlds, all dimensions... This void was created by our enemy, Count Bleck, who wields the Dark Prognosticus. [The Void is taken out of view] Tippi: "A fair and lovely princess... A furious monster king... The union of these two will call forth the Chaos Heart, the consumer of worlds... And the Chaos Heart will ravage the sky, and so bring forth The Void." Merlon: Yes... The passage Tippi just quoted is from the Light Prognosticus of my ancestors. The book also says this: "The Void will swallow all... Naught can stop it...unless the one protected by the dark power is destroyed. The hero with the power of the eight Pure Hearts will rise to this task." ...So it is written. [He takes out a Pure Heart] Merlon: This is one of the eight Pure Hearts. You are surely the hero spoken of in the pages of the Light Prognosticus. You are the only one who can defeat Count Bleck and save all worlds! Merlon: Mario! Take this and save all worlds from destruction! - I will! - Nah. [If "Nah." is chosen, and then you refuse again, you get a Game Over. However, if "I will" is chosen...] Merlon: Excellent! You truly are the hero of the book of legend! My eyes never deceive! So... *clearing his throat* Ahem! Mario, our brave hero! Take...THIS! [He gives Mario the first of the eight Pure Hearts] "You got a Pure Heart" "This Pure Heart has been thrust into your possession!" Merlon: Now, great hero Mario... Your first task awaits. You must take this Pure Heart... You must place it in the Heart Pillar in this town. Tippi will lead you there. Return to me when you are through with this task! Tippi: This way... [Tippi heads over to the left] "When D-Pad Up appears, press the red direction on the D-Pad to examine things or talk to people." [Mario heads over to Tippi and takes an elevator down to the main area] Tippi: This way, please... Come along... [He follows Tippi to the right and takes another elevator up] Tippi: The Heart Pillar is this way... Come on, please... [Tippi goes to the left where the Heart Pillar is, and Mario follows her] Tippi: This is the Heart Pillar... Now, get close and place the Pure Heart.. [Mario walks up to the pillar and takes out the Pure Heart, then it gets inserted into the heart-shaped indention of the pillar. This causes a red door to appear on Flipside's tower] Tippi: Well done... Now, let's return to Merlon... [They head back down the elevator and proceed towards the left. Tippi locates a Save Block near Merlon's house] Tippi: Perhaps you should strike this block before we head back to Merlon... [Mario uses the block, then heads back up to the tower of Flipside] Merlon: Ah, the two of you return! [They go up to Merlon] Merlon: Look! A door has appeared! This "dimensional door" was made to lead the hero to another Pure Heart. Yes, somewhere beyond this door lies one of the seven other Pure Hearts... ...Tippi. You must use your power to help Mario find this Pure Heart and return here. Tippi: Of course... Merlon: And Mario... I have something to give you that will aid you on your journey. [He takes out a red pipe with red and white streaks on the top, then gives it to Mario] "You got a Return Pipe!" Merlon: With this, you will be able to return to Flipside from anywhere in the universe! Use it whenever you feel you must return in a hurry. "To use your Return Pipe, just go to "Important Things" on the menu screen. Just remember that in some areas, the signal from Flipside might not reach..." Merlon: ...The Light Prognosticus foretells that the hero will meet a "dimension governor". And from him, the hero will learn the dimensional technique... I am almost certain this refers to my friend, the Flip Wizard, Bestovius. So go now through this door, and seek out Bestovius! [Mario nods] Tippi: Well, let's get going... [Mario and Tippi enter the red door] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Castle Bleck Scene 1 [BLK1] -------------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ [A dark castle is shown with Count Bleck, the Dark Prognosticus, and all of his loyal minions] Count Bleck: BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! The Void has been ripped in the dimensional fabric! Count Bleck: Yes, Count Bleck is pleased. All has gone as foretold in the Dark Prognosticus. Now it's just a matter of time until all worlds meet their demise! Bleck! O'Chunks: Wow, that's just super, Count! Yeah, first you'll erase all these naughty worlds... And then you're gonna build a perfect world without war and all that other icky stuff! Dimentio: Yes, yes, no one likes the icky stuff... Yesss... A perfect world... Sounds magical... Ah ha ha. I can hardly stand the wait. Voice: Sorry I'm late! [Another O'Chunks appears, and he notices his carbon copy] O'Chunks: What in blazin' bog rats...? How'd I beat meself 'ere?! What's goin' on?! O'Chunks (Fake): Mimimimimimimimimimimimi! Oh, O'Chunks, you big silly! Didja oversleep or something? [He turns into Count Bleck] Count Bleck (Fake): I guess it's kinda hard to be on time, though, when you've got muscles instead of brains! [O'Chunks gets agitated] O'Chunks: 'EY! Yeh can't fool me wit' that crazy shape-shiftin' hooliganry! It's Mimi, innit?! Show a little respect fer the count! Yeh can't go a'borrowin' 'is face, lass! Count Bleck (Real): Bleh heh heh heh heh... How delightful, Mimi. Almost as dapper...as Count Bleck! [Mimi turns into Peach] Princess Peach (Fake): Aw, golly, thanks, Count! With you around, it's nothing but big smiles all the time! Hanging out with the count! That's MY idea of a perfect world! Dimentio: And here I thought Mimi's ideal world was a gem-filled pool with hunky lifeguards... [Mimi turns into Bowser] Bowser (Fake): Hey! Dimentio! Have you been reading my diary? I mean... Umm... Never mind. Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh heh... Well, different strokes for different minions... Count Bleck: After these rotten worlds are ended, Count Bleck will make all your dreams come true! But for that to happen...we must follow the instructions of the Dark Prognosticus. [Nastasia, Count Bleck's most loyal follower, speaks] Nastasia: Yeah, about that, just an FYI? I've got an urgent memo for your inbox... Nastasia: Apparently there's been some unapproved interdimensional activity lately. Yeah... I'm thinking it's the hero of prophecy. We're gonna need an action plan for this guy... Count Bleck: A dimensional interloper! And possibly the hero?! You are sure of it, Nastasia? Interesting, mused Count Bleck. We must put an end to this nuisance... O'Chunks: Count Bleck! O'Chunks: Lemme get this right in me brain. The 'ero Nastasia's goin' on 'bout... He yer enemy? Then yeh gotta cut me loose on 'im! Yeh gotta! I'll give 'im a nice taste o' O'Chunks! Count Bleck: Very well, O'Chunks. I'll leave the hero-chunking to you. Do not fail Count Bleck. O'Chunks: Yeh can count on me, Count! I'll rain down like a fat thunderstorm! I swear it! [He turns to Mimi and Dimentio] O'Chunks: Mimi! Dimentio! Yeh should tag along! Yeh could witness a proper chunkin'! [O'Chunks leaves] Dimentio: Mmm... I do enjoy a good chunking... Well, then... I believe I'll head out as well. [Dimentio leaves] Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh... So, hero... You would defy Count Bleck? Then hurry, for your world's end draws near... BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------- Chapter 1-1: The Adventure Unfolds [CH11] ---------------------------------- "Mario was called upon once again to save the world...no small task. Could he prevent Count Bleck from pulling off his sinister plot? Would Mario reunite with Princess Peach? A truly interdimensional adventure was about to begin..." ------------- Lineland Road ------------- [The stage's background is drawn, then Mario and Tippi come out of a red door] Tippi: I feel the Pure Heart. But it's still far from here... [Mario turns to Tippi] Tippi: Merlon told us to find his friend, Bestovius, to learn that dimensional technique. We'd better go find him... [Mario nods] Tippi: One more thing... If you want to learn about anything, just use my power... I know about many things... [A Wii Remote appears onscreen] "Simply point your Wii Remote at the screen and Tippi will focus on where you point. Then, just press A over anything framed in red to hear more about it. Feel free to ask Tippi about anything or anyone you want!" [Mario makes his way through the area, stomping Goombas and the like. He eventually comes to a house, then enters it. It appears empty. He looks around to no avail] Tippi: This is not an empty house... There's something in this room. I can feel it... I can help you find hidden things. Why don't you use my power to look around? [He uses Tippi's powers to find a hidden door] Tippi: There's a hidden door here... Let me make it visible for you... [The door appears] Tippi: It's a door... Let's go inside... [They enter the door] Voice: Hmmmmmmmm? [A weird wizard-like person is shown. This is Bestovius] Bestovius: What is this meager mustache that stands before me? And how does it have the audacity to address my multicolored glory? ...How did these flimsy whiskers detect my secret door... [He notices Mario's clothes] Bestovius: Wait right there! Red shirt...conspicuous white gloves...jaunty cap... Hah! You are garbed in the rich cloth of the hero of prophecy! You must be the great... [Mario points to himself] Bestovius: HERO...impersonator! [Mario falls over] Bestovius: What a costume! You look like you leaped out of the pages of the Prognosticus! [Mario gets up and explains] Tippi: This is Mario! He's dressed like this because he IS the hero... Merlon told us to find you. Bestovius: Merlon?! Only his full-bodied beard rivals my hairy magnificence... If Merlon thinks you are the true hero, you probably are. *quietly* I think... Well, then. As the ancient prophecy fortells... I, Bestovius, will bestow upon you the ancient secrets of dimensional flipping. ...For a nominal fee of 10,000 coins! Tippi: But that's preposterous! You can't charge to teach the hero of the prophecy! Bestovius: Why not? Even the great and splendiferous Bestovius has certain... expenditures. Why should the hero get the world delivered to him on a well-garnished platter? These heroes think they can get away with shaking people down for free skills! A mere 10,000 coins should be nothing for a hero of the universe. What do you say? - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] Bestovius: I see. So be it. I will settle for just taking all the coins in your pocket. Do we have a deal? [If "Yes" is chosen...] Bestovius: Fantabulous! Wait a moment. You lack 10,000 coins?! I should have expected such cheapskatery from a hero with a scrimpish mustache! Now that I know you are determined to cheat me out of my tribute... I will settle for just taking all the coins in your pocket. - Yes - No [If "Yes" is chosen...] Bestovius: Scintillating! Let us begin! [If "No" is chosen...] Bestovius: Still you refuse?! So be it. Though it makes me ill, I will waive the nominal fee and teach you for free. Do you agree to this? - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] Bestovius: How dare you! I have never suffered such an assault to my splendor! Begone! You are unfit to stand before my shining magnificence! [If "Yes" is chosen...] Bestovius: Scintillating! Let us begin! [He floats over to Mario] Bestovius: Flimmidy flammidy flooom! Diggidy daggidy dooom! Zibbidy zabbidy zooom! SHABOOOM! Bestovius: FLIPPOW! [He enduces Mario with magic] Bestovius: I, Bestovius, have granted you the ability to flip between dimensions. Press A to slip between the very fabric of space and flip between 2-D and 3-D! Well, what do you think? Mind blowing, isn't it? [Mario responds] Bestovius: What is this A I speak of? I assure you that if we are being watched from another dimension... Those beings will understand. But you lack the mustache for full comprehension. Just remember that you can use this ability to find hidden items and secret paths. But beware: use your new ability too long, and you will lose HP. [Mario and Tippi continue out of the building, and keep going through the Lineland Road. Eventually they reach the level's end, and hit the star block to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------- Chapter 1-2: Afoot in the Foothills [CH12] ----------------------------------- "And so Mario came to earn the stupendous ability of flipping between dimensions. But there was no time to celebrate: Mario still had a Pure Heart to find. The trail ahead was overrun with savage beasts. "Follow me," Tippi said, as she flew toward the mountain that loomed ahead. The Pure Heart was hidden somewhere on the other side." -------------- Mount Lineland -------------- Tippi: I feel that the Pure Heart is beyond this mountain...but it's still far, far away. Something tells me you'll need to put that new skill of yours to use. [As Mario and Tippi continue their trek through the foothills, they come to a house in the background, using a pipe to reach it. Inside, Mario flips into 3-D to find a person on a bed] Red: Hey! HEY! You can see me! [Mario nods] Red: This is unbelievable! I've been freaking out here for days, and finally someone sees me! [Mario responds] Red: A couple mornings ago, I roll out of the wrong side of bed... ...and once I get my coffee, I realize I'm stuck in some freaky parallel dimension! I've been hollering and flailing for days, but nobody could hear me...or even see me. Just when I was starting to think I'd be here forever, I see you! Red: You just blipped in here out of thin air! I was thinking, if you can do that, maybe I can hitch a ride back with you? Just stand next to me and flip back to 2-D. I'll hold on! [Mario flips back to 2-D with Red] Red: WHUH! We did it! I'm back to normal! Listen, you really bailed me out there. That 3-D business was freaking me out! The name's Red. Nice to meet you! Red: Say, uh...any way I can repay you? [Mario nods] Tippi: Actually, there is one thing... There's a huge chasm outside that we need to cross. Red: So you want to cross the chasm, huh? Well, you found yourself the right guy! But hey, I've got to warn you. You know this place is called Impasse Pass, right? I'm only allowed to let a choice few cross the bridge. It's in my job description. I mean, that's why they pay me to stand here. You sure you want to pass? [Mario nods] Red: Yeah... Well, you did save me from being trapped in a parallel dimension and all... OK! I'm going to ask you a question. Get the right answer, and I'll let you pass. Sound good? Here we go. What's the most manly color in the entire universe? Red or green? - Red! - Green! - Both! [If "Green!" is chosen...] Red: ...GREEN?! You're out of your mind! There's no way I can let a crazy like you pass! [He then kicks Mario out of the house. If "Both!" is chosen...] Red: What?! ...BOTH?! We can't have any wishy-washy types like you hanging around town! [He then kicks Mario out of the house. If "Red!" is chosen...] Red: Yes, you are SO right! I knew it! You and me, we see eye to eye on fashion. I'll throw the bridge down. Hang on a sec. [He jumps over his bed and flips a switch on his wall, which causes a bridge to appear outside] Red: All right, you should be good to go. You take 'er easy! [Mario and Tippi head out of the house and they cross the bridge that Red made appear. They come to Yold Town, a small town with an item shop and some other houses. Eventually they come to another house in the background, in which they find a man clothed in green inside] Green: Heya, Mr. Red Shirt. You want me to flip the bridge down for you? Can't do that. Nope. You need special permission from high up. It's the law. No way am I doing hard time. You need the OK from Old Man Watchitt. Good luck with that. That Yold-timer is more crab than man. [Mario exits the house and goes back to the foreground, and then finds Watchitt inside of a house] Watchitt: Whoozit?! I'm the elder around here, so watch it! What do you want? Get off my rug! Tippi: Actually, we were hoping to pass through town. Watchitt: Nothing but desert past here. There's treasure, but you'll get grit in your grunders. That's what here is for. Yold Town. Keeps the treasure safe from YOU. Watch it! Can't let you pass. See this little guy in my pocket? He's got something to tell you. Know what he says? WATCH IT! So give it up. [Mario responds] Watchitt: Whuzzat?! Whizzit?! You're the hero?! Dumplings! If you were, you'd have a Pixl that's shaped like a hand. I might believe you're the hero if you have one, but you don't. See this beard here? It's got something to tell you. Know what it says? WATCH IT! [Mario enters another house and finds a pipe in 3-D. He enters it, and soon enough he comes to a room where the door behind him locks] Tippi: Oh, no... The door... Now we're locked inside... [Mario examines the big chest in front of him] Chest: Sweet freedom! [The chest opens, revealing a hand-shaped object] Pixl: Wait a moment... If I have been set free, the legendary hero must have done it! I express concern when the Ancients stuffed me in that chest 1,500 years ago... But it seems my fears were quite unfounded. The hero has finally arrived! Tippi: Are you...a Pixl? Pixl: Why...YES! I am indeed a Pixl! My name is...Thoreau! You are a Pixl as well? But you don't look familiar... Are you a newer model? Tippi: I... Well, I... Ummm... Thoreau: No matter! Details do bore me! What is important is the fact that I have waited AGES to lend my skill to the hero. And, glorious day, here you are! Do take me with you.... You simply must! You will, then? Smashing! [The Pixl joins Mario] "The throwing Pixl, Thoreau, has joined you! Use him to pick up and throw objects and enemies! You can even throw while you jump." Thoreau: With me at your side, one may grasp objects with great vigor! Simply press 1 to use my throwing ability! [Mario responds] Thoreau: What's this 1, you say? You need not worry. The great being that watches us will know what it is. Just remember that I can grasp objects and enemies and hurl them with gusto. Grab something with 1 and press 1 again to throw it. Why not take a moment to get acquainted with my useful talent? You will need to use my ability to get out of this room. Read, steady, GO! [Mario uses Thoreau to pick up a nearby block, then he uses it to hit the blue switch in the room, unlocking the door] Thoreau: Glorious day! Consider me fully at your disposal. Now, to adventure and beyond! [They go back to Old Man Watchitt's house] Watchitt: If you had that Pixl, I might believe you're the hero. Whuzzit?! You do? 'Course you do! You're the hero! Knew it all along, watch it. I'll give that Green feller a call. He'll let you across that bridge. [He takes out his cellphone and calls Green] Watchitt: Hello? Green? It's me, Watchitt. I said Watchitt... WATCH IT! WATCH IT! I said Watchitt, not botch it! This hero feller wants to get across the bridge. Yes, I told him about the grit. Ah... Yes. Let's just keep that between us. Just let the mustache guy through. [He hangs up] Watchitt: Just get off my rug and go talk to Green at the edge of town...WATCH IT! Watchitt: Well, looks like I can finally retire, 'cause my job is done! When you're in that desert, keep a watchful eye out for some ruins. The treasure is there. Nasty beasts too. SO WATCH IT! [Mario goes back to Green's house] Green: I got a call from Old Man Watchitt. So you're that hero guy then, huh? Right on! I'll put the bridge across for you straightaway! [He flips a switch by his bed, making a bridge appear] Green: There you go! Green: Mind if I ask you a question? Red or green. What's better? - Green! - Red! - Both! [The outcome is the same either way. Mario crosses the bridge and hits the star block to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Chapter 1-3: The Sands of Yold [CH13] ------------------------------ "With a bold quiver of his magnificent mustache, Mario let loose a heart sneeze. A single grain of sand had flown along the warm wind and tickled the hero's nose. It wasn't long before Mario and Tippi found the source of the sand: the Yold Desert. Along the endless, sunbaked expanse, Mario and Tippi continued their search..." ----------- Yold Desert ----------- Tippi: Didn't Old Man Watchitt say something about there being some ruins around here? [Mario nods] Tippi: The Pure Heart can't be far now... We'd better not waste any time... [They go through the Yold Desert, defeating lots of dangerous enemies. They eventually come to a Save Block, then they go through a door and hear the voice of someone] Voice: GRAH-GOOGLY! So yer the lad stickin' his 'stachy in me boss's business! [Mario looks around and doesn't find anyone, then O'Chunks lands onto the ground and makes the door in front of him disappear] O'Chunks: Yeh shouldn't 'ave crossed the count! Now I'm gonna 'ave teh get chunky on yeh! Tippi: You... You're one of Count Bleck's thugs, aren't you?! O'Chunks: O'Chunks is me name! An' I'm no common thug, lass. I thug for the count o' counts, Count Bleck hisself! One word from me Blecky-boy, an' I come teh make yeh feel some hammage! [Mario responds] O'Chunks: Hammage? Ehhh... Make that "damage!" [O'Chunks thinks for a moment, then gets annoyed] O'Chunks: Whatever, then! Not that it matters a pinch o' stew in a sandstorm. Yer a goner! Tippi: Do you even know what Count Bleck is trying to do...? O'Chunks: DEH! Me boy's usin' powers an' whatnot teh bring back some order teh this 'ere world! An enemy o' Bleck an enemy o' mine! They all get chunked! Tippi: This O'Chunks is a lot scarier than the other enemies we've faced so far... Maybe you should use my power to investigate him when we start the battle... O'Chunks: Enough is enough already! It's time teh thunder down from on high 'an deliver a beatin' o' the ages. CHUNK ON IT! [Mario battles O'Chunks. Once he's defeated...] O'Chunks: I'M CHUNKED! O'Chunks: Me chunks...yeh failed me! I got pummeled an yeh barely sweat yer brow. 'Ey... What kind o' strange li'l man are yeh? Tippi: This "strange li'l man" is none other than...the legendary hero, Mario! O'Chunks: Maria, 'ey? 'Tis an odd name, yeh, but yeh can bet yer bebby I'll remember that! [Mario shakes his head] Tippi: His name's not "Maria"... It's "MARIO"! [O'Chunks gets up and stomps the ground] O'Chunks: Yeh remember this, Maria! If yeh didn't look like such a wee toddler, I wouldn't 'ave taken it so easy on yeh! But 'ey, I have teh give it up fer yer effort, so let's call it a tie. Yeh better get some chunks o' yer own for next time, though, 'ey! And while yer at it, why don't yeh wax that bonny 'stache o' yours, Maria! O'Chunks: 'Til we meet again, 'ey! CHUNKS AWAY! [O'Chunks leaves and a door appears] Tippi: Did you understand a word of what that goon was saying...? [Mario and Tippi keep going through the desert, eventually solving a puzzle. This reveals a star block, which Mario hits to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------- Chapter 1-4: Monster of the Ruins [CH14] --------------------------------- "Somehow, Mario had found the strength to cross the desert's sweltering dunes. Ahead was a sprawling complex of ruins rising out of the sand. Thankful for the shade, Mario and Tippi ventured deeper inside. They were the very ruins Old Man Watchitt had warned them about. What dangers lurked in the shady corridors ahead?" ---------- Yold Ruins ---------- Tippi: Mario, I can feel it calling... The Pure Heart is nearby... But, wait... I sense something else emanating from the sand dunes. Be careful now, Mario... Something else is waiting for us ahead... [Mario and Tippi explore the ruins together. Eventually they find a switch which is unreachable. Mario uses Thoreau to throw an enemy against the switch, triggering something] Tippi: Something happened outside the room... [They continue to make their trek through the ruins, and eventually they take a pipe that leads them outside. Mario eventually hears a voice] Voice: WARNING! [Mario notices a huge dragon that appears] Fracktail: INTRUSION DETECTED. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY OR BE PURGED. [He examines Mario more closely] Fracktail: WAIT. SCAN INITIALIZED. RED CAP DETECTED. BLUE OVERALLS DETECTED. LEVEL 5 MUSTACHE DETECTED. INCREDIBLE. POSSIBLE SUBJECT IDENTIFICATION. BUT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. HOLD YOUR POSITION. SEARCHING DATA BANKS... [He searches] Fracktail: SEARCH COMPLETE: ONE POSITIVE MATCH. SYSTEM OVERLOAD! LEGENDARY HERO IDENTIFIED! Fracktail: FORGIVE ME, HERO. I AM CALLED FRACKTAIL. MY ONLY PURPOSE IS TO DEFEND THE PURE HEART FROM LAWLESS INTRUDERS. YOU ARE LATE. I HAVE WAITED THOUSANDS OF YEARS FOR YOUR ARRIVAL. YOU MAY PASS. THE PURE HEART IS JUST AHEAD. Voice: Ah ha ha. It won't be that easy, oh no... Fracktail: WHO SPEAKS? [Dimentio appears] Dimentio: So very nice to meet you...and your mustache! I am Count Bleck's master of dimensions, the pleaser of crowds... I am...Dimentio! Remember the name well... Tippi: I know you. You're that... Dimentio: It would be so very DULL if your journey ended so easily... Instead, it ends with...magic! [He uses his magic on Fracktail] Fracktail: BZZZRRRRT. Dimentio: Yes, much better... Now you and this robotic guardian can spend some quality time... Yes, quality snack time! When he snacks...on you! For you...ARE the snack! Ciao! [Dimentio leaves] Tippi: What did he just... Fracktail: BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP. I AM ERROR. PRESS ANY KEY TO RESTART. Fracktail: ...SYSTEM NOT FOUND. INSERT INSTALL DISC. DISC NOT FOUND. PLEASE CONFIRM DISC COVER IS CLOSED. READ ERROR. INSERT BOOT DISC AND PRESS ENTER. NO RESPONSE. SYSTEM MAY BE BUSY OR MELTING INTO SLAG. APPLICATION ERROR. SAVE YOUR WORK AND QUIT. YOU LOST EVERYTHING. WAY TO GO, GENIUS. WAITING FOR PROCESSORS. "404 computer hamsters not found." THREAT LEVEL UPGRADED TO JELLY ROLL 1. DETONATION IMMINENT. [Fracktail lowers his head a bit, then raises it back up] Fracktail: BEEEBLEBLIP! C:/ run query identification C:/ run insult generator C:/ results: go away yeti-lip! CTRL ALT DEL! [He sinks into the sand, then rises back up. Mario then fights Fracktail. When he goes out of view, Tippi speaks] Tippi: Looks like Fracktail is charging straight at us... Better watch out... [After a rather long battle, Fracktail gets defeated] Fracktail: SYSTEM CRASH! Fracktail: AGH-G-G-G-G-G-G-G-G-G. I HAVE MALFUNCTIONED. WHAT HAVE I DONE... HERO... HERO... THE ERROR IS MINE. I AM SORRY... SHAME CIRCUIT... SMOLDERING. PLEASE... YOU MUST... SAVE... OUR... WORLD... [Fracktail's body blows up, and his bones fall down. Then, a door appears, which Mario enters. He's in a strange dark hallway, and as he goes down the hallway, he hears a voice] Voice: Welcome, hero. My name is Merlumina. [Mario looks around, then a wizard's spirit appears] Merlumina: I am a dormant soul... I have waited long to give you the Pure Heart. Yes, I have been waiting for 1,500 years. [The spirit floats down] Merlumina: Your presence here must mean that all worlds have begun to collapse. Tippi: Yes, they have, in fact... That's why we're here... Merlumina: Before I give you the Pure Heart, you and I must speak. Listen well, hero. [Mario nods] Merlumina: Long, long ago...my people built a civilization hailed as a beacon of culture. Sadly, despite our power, there was one thing we were powerless to stop: The Dark Prognosticus. [Mario nods] Merlumina: Nobody knows who authored the dark book. It foretold the events of the future. On the last page, it was written that a chaotic power would devour the world. Merlumina: We knew it had to be stopped. Our greatest minds devised a grand plan to stop the tragedy before it happened. We needed something with the pure essence of love to confront this chaos. Researchers set to work...and they created the Purity Heart. We divided the Puirty Heart into eight pieces and hid them in different dimensions. We hid them for their own protection, waiting for the day the hero would arrive. Everything was going as planned...or so it seemed. But the wheels of destiny began to spin wildly out of control. It began with a very small incident... At that time, I was young and quite beautiful... It started the day I met two very fetching young men. And, you see, my life set sail toward a maelstrom of love. You see, I asked one out, but... However... It was...well, you know... Basically...it... And then, I said... And he said... And
then... ............................................................ .................................................................... .................................................................... [Mario falls asleep. Later that day...] Merlumina: .................................................................... .................................................................... .................................................................... And THAT is why we hope the Purity Heart will have the power to defeat chaos. To save all worlds, we must find the eight Pure Hearts that form the Purity Heart. Merlumina: And that is all I have to say on the matter. Were you listening carefully? [Mario wakes up, then nods] Merlumina: Excellent... I did tell the short version, so I wasn't sure if you would fully understand. It is up to you to find the Pure Hearts, for they are our last and only hope. Go forth, hero, and save the worlds... We are all depending on you! [Merlumina gives Mario the Pure Heart] "You got a Pure Heart" "Before disappearing, Merlumina had entrusted Mario to save every world. She had waited 1,500 years to deliver the message to the legendary hero. With the second Pure Heart in ahnd, Mario was in great spirits. But six Pure Hearts still remained to be found, and the journey had just begun. With a flutter, Tippi said, "I think we'd better return to Flipside..." The weight of every world's fate once again rested on Mario's shoulders..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Castle Bleck Scene 2 [BLK2] -------------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ [The scene starts with O'Chunks standing by Count Bleck, kneeling down] Nastasia: Yeah, so... I guess the hero went ahead and stomped you and sent you back here? O'Chunks: Yeh gotta forgive me, Count! I've failed yeh! I've never felt less chunky in me life! Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh heh... So our hero is real... Yes... A force to be reckoned with... [He turns to Nastasia] Count Bleck: Nastasia, the prophecy. Consult it and learn where the hero will go next... We will lay a devious trap for him and bring him to his very KNEES! BLECK! Nastasia: Yeah, um, I already sent Mimi to a site picked for that purpose... Count Bleck: This pleases Count Bleck. Excellent work, Nastasia. I have granted Mimi powers potent enough to ensure that she will obliterate this hero. Yes, he will be helpless against her. [He spreads out his arms] Count Bleck: I depart! Alert Count Bleck when this "hero" is no more! BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! [Bleck and the Dark Prognosticus disappears] Nastasia: Yeah, I'll fire off a memo on tht...but for now, we have another item on the agenda... O'Chunks, you got a sec? Nastasia: Yeah, so some minions in the Bowser orginization are still resisting assimilation? So I'm heading out to squash the resistance...and while I'm gone I want you to stay here. Yeah... You just sit tight and think about your recent job performance, 'K? [O'Chunks looks annoyed, then Nastasia leaves] O'Chunks: Aw... I... Gah, this really tweaks me chin hairs! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- Peach's Event [PCHE] ------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ [Meanwhile, somewhere in the castle, Princess Peach is shown lying on the ground unconscious. She wakes up] Princess Peach: Nnnn... Hmm? [She gets up and looks around] Princess Peach: What? How did I end up napping here? Wait... Didn't that nasty Count Bleck try to make me marry...BOWSER?! And then Luigi, he... [She notices Luigi and Bowser aren't here] Princess Peach: LUIIIIIIGI? BOOOOOWSER? ANYBODY THERE? [She looks around] Voice: Uh...no. You're the only one of the wedding party left standing, it looks like. [She notices a Hammer Bro and a Koopa Troopa] Hammer Bro: So you finally woke up, huh, Princess? Princess Peach: Oh, you guys! Are you all right? Koopa Troopa: Yeah, but who knows what happened. That was one CRAZY wedding! We can't even find His Groomness! You remember... King Bowser? Oh... And that guy with the mustache... I think he had a green tux on or something? Yeah, erm...Luigi, that's the guy. We dunno where he ended up either. Hammer Bro: Thing is, most of us minions got all brainwashed by that Bleck guy's assistant. Yeah, everybody's half-nuts! It's not safe here! We've gotta clear this area, NOW! [He talks to the Koopa Troopa] Hammer Bro: Private Koopa here will escort you, OK? You guys make a break for it. Princess Peach: But what about you? Hammer Bro: What am I gonna do? I'll TELL you what I'm gonna do! I'm gonna go help my men! King Bowser would burn me to a crisp if I left 'em! Leave no Koopa behind! Good luck out there, Princess! HAIL BOWSER! [The Hammer Bro leaves] Princess Peach: Farewell... Private Koopa: OK, lady, we've gotta EVAC this zone! Let's roll! [Peach follows the Koopa Troopa through a door to another room] Voice: You. Give up. There is no hope for escape. [Peach looks down] Koopa Troopa #1: All hail the glorious count! Do not resist... Submit to his rule. You will love it. Hammer Bro: What's this insubordiantion?! Johnson! I am your CAPTAIN! Drop and give me twenty! Voice: Yeah, you know what? I'm gonna have to tell you that your orders mean nothing. [Nastasia walks in] Nastasia: See, they've already sworn eternal allegiance to Count Bleck, 'K? And now you need to, so I'll just go ahead and pencil you in for a 10 o'clock brainwashing. [He gets his hammer ready] Hammer Bro: You just messed with the wrong Koopa! I serve Bowser! You tell this "count"... [Nastasia brainwashes him] Hammer Bro: HYUUUUUURK! Hammer Bro: HAIL BLECK! Nastasia: Hm-mm-mm... Yeah, there, isn't that better? So listen, there are still a few problem minions that haven't sworn allegiance... You, be a lamb and round them up for me... 'K? Thanks. Hammer Bro: YES, MA'AM! [The troops walk off, and Nastasia does so as well] Private Koopa: Oh, man, this is going downhill fast! Did you SEE that?! They even broke the captain! Private Koopa: Look, lady, if they find us, it is GAME OVER! We've gotta clear this area, STAT! [Peach nods. She continues through a door on the left, then goes down the hall and enters another door. This leads to an outside area, and a dead end] Private Koopa: No... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Dead end! [Peach walks up a bit] Princess Peach: Well, staying here won't do us any good... Let's turn around and keep looking. Voice: Oh, turn back? Yeah...no. Your friend there had it right. This is your dead end. [Nastasia and some brainwashed troops are shwon] Princess Peach: Wh-Who ARE you, anyway?! [The Private Koopa walks up to them] Private Koopa: Find cover, lady! I'm trained to handle scum like this! [Nastasia brainwashes him] Private Koopa: BYOOOOORT! [He gets sunglasses on] Private Koopa: ALL HAIL COUNT BLECK! Nastasia: Wow, Princess, you sure are lucky. I thought the wedding explosion finished you... Yeah, but this is the end of the road...and your luck runs out...right here. [She walks up] Nastasia: It's time you came on over and got with the program... Come and serve the count! Princess Peach: Never! Nastasia: Yeah, that's great and all, but my hypno-powers kinda say otherwise. Just sit tight a sec, 'K? 'Cause I've just got to brainwash you real quick. [As Nastasia goes to brainwash her, a box surrounds Peach and she vanishes] Nastasia: What?! That wasn't on my schedule! Where'd she go? Nastasia: Well, that's really not a deal breaker... Our prophecy-fulfillment plan is running smoothly. We have no need for her. Yeah, and it doesn't matter where she runs, since all worlds are about to fall... [The screen fades out] "I remember that day well... The room was warm. The whole place was at peace." "Ugh... Uuugh..." "You're awake at last?" "Where...am I? Is this...a human's home?" "Bleccch! Don't wiggle like that. I found you at the cliff base. You took quite a fall." "You're a human, correct? I don't...repulse you? I am of the Tribe of Darkness..." "Why would that matter? Anyone with a heart would not ignore an injured soul!" "That was the day our paths crossed... That day... That was the day our tragedy was set in motion." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------ Before Chapter Two [BFC2] ------------------ -------- Flipside -------- [Mario and Tippi come out of the red door] "If you get a Pure Heart, you can choose to visit specific sections in each chapter." Tippi: First, to Merlon's place... [Mario nods. He heads down the elevator] Voice: You return so soon? [Merlon is shown standing by his house] Merlon: I can see from your faces that it went well, indeed... Let's head back to my house so you can tell the details. Please, step right in. [He enters his house, and Mario and Tippi follow him] Merlon: So, how was it, dear friends? Did you find a Pure Heart? [Mario nods, then takes out the Pure Heart] Merlon: Oh ho, such pure brilliance... This is a true piece of the one true Purity Heart! [He puts the heart back up] Tippi: Yes, we met Merlumina... She gave it to us... Merlon: Wh-What?! Lady Merlumina?! You were well met. She is an ancestor of mine. She was the one who wrote the Light Prognosticus to counteract the dark one... Merlumina and those who followed her built this town. They are why we are here. Voice: M-M-M-MASTER MERLON! B-B-B-BAD NEWS! [A villager enters] Merlon: What is it?! Get ahold of yourself, lad... Villager: Y-Y'see... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um... Um, y'see... A girl fell outta the sky! Merlon: What? A girl fell out of the sky? What in the worlds? Villager: I dunno! Just, please! Get on the elevator and come up there to see her! Merlon: So it shall be! And you, Mario, come along. We may need your presence as well! [The villager and Merlon exit the house to go see the girl. Mario follows them up an elevator] Villager: Um, yeah, so I was just looking up at the tower, and she fell outta nowhere! [The girl happens to be Princess Peach, who is unconscious] Merlon: Hmmm... She does not look at all familiar to me... Who could this be? [Mario walks up to them, and he notices Peach] Tippi: What's the matter? [Mario responds] Merlon: Princess Peach?! So this is the princess that Count Bleck kidnapped? [Mario nods] Merlon: Well, the poor girl seems to have had a rough time, of that we can be sure. She doesn't appear to be conscious... And she is shivering uncontrollably... What could the problem be? [After a few seconds...] Merlon: Oh ho! I know! Merlon: Mario. You must go to the chef named Saffron on the first floor of Flipside. [Mario is confused] Merlon: I am sure she knows a warming and revitalizing recipe for this poor girl... Once she revives, we will be able to ask Princess Peach exactly what happened. Now, off with you! Find Saffron the chef on the first floor! [Mario nods. He goes to the first floor and enters the kitchen, then speaks with Saffron] Saffron: Welcome to Sweet Smiles! Ooh, sugar, our dishes will turn that little frown right upside down! [Mario responds] Saffron: What? A friend of yours is out cold? Oh, mercy! Saffron: Well, listen here, sugar... She sounds like she needs some Spicy Soup! All I need is a Fire Burst to make a pot of soup that'll warm her up in a jiffy! Some stores sell Fire Bursts, so just check the shelves wherever you like to shop. You bring me one, sugar, and I'll make you some tasty Spicy Soup! [Mario goes to the item shop to buy a Fire Burst, then he takes it to Saffron] Saffron: Ooh, now THERE'S the Fire Burst I need! Now let's just get started on making that Spicy Soup! Hand me that Fire Burst... [He gives her the Fire Burst] Saffron: So, sugar, you want me to create a dish for you with a Fire Burst? - Yes - No [When "Yes" is chosen, she takes the item] Saffron: One Spicy Soup, coming right up, sugar! [She then gets to cooking the soup] Saffron: Sorry about the wait, sugar...but it turned out just right! [She gives Mario the Spicy Soup] Saffron: This ought to wake that sleeping beauty of yours, sugar! Get it to her just as quick as you can! [Mario goes back to the unconscious Princess Peach, then gives her the soup] Princess Peach: Ugggghhh... Merlon: Oh ho... It seems to have worked. [She wakes up and gets up, then yawns] Princess Peach: Mmmm... I feel like I just ate the most delicious thing... I haven't had a dream about such tasty food in ages... [Mario responds, then Peach becomes aware and notices Mario] Princess Peach: Oh! Mario?! You're OK?! [She looks around] Princess Peach: But where exactly are we? Tippi: This is Flipside... [She looks around some more] Princess Peach: Umm...OK. And who are you? Merlon: My dear, I am called Merlon. And that is what is known as a Pixl. Her name is Tippi. Come, let us adjourn to my house. I would be grateful if you would tell us more there. [Mario nods. Later, inside Merlon's house...] Princess Peach: ...And then before I knew it, I awoke and saw Mario, you, and Tippi. Merlon: Well, my dear... That is most assuredly a tale of woe and troubles. Princess Peach: Oh, Mario... What do you suppose happened to Luigi and Bowser? [Mario responds] Princess Peach: Mm, I suppose you're right... There's just no way to know. I just hope they're safe... [Mario thinks] Tippi: Merlon... What should we do next? Merlon: "And one Pure Heart shall lead the way to the next..." So it is written. There are still more Heart Pillars to be found in Flipside, young ones. When you find the next Heart Pillar, you must set a Pure Heart in it. And when you do so, a door to the world containing the next Pure Heart will appear. [Mario and Peach nod] Merlon: And...my intuition tells me the next door may lead you to the mysterious Merlee. Merlon: Like Bestovius and I, Merlee is one of the Ancients... We are like long-lost cousins. Yes... I have heard that Merlee has guarded an ancient and secret treasure. If my instincts are correct, it may be the next Pure Heart we seek. I must tell you, the Light Prognosticus also speaks of her magical powers... Princess Peach: So... We just need to find this Merlee person, is that it? Merlon: Oh ho, are you going as well? You should not tax yourself. You've only just recovered...and...it may be dangerous. Princess Peach: Well, I can't just sit here and let everyone else go off to save the worlds, now, can I? After all, The Void that is spreading in the sky is my fault. Mine and Bowser's... [She turns to Mario, and he shakes his head. She turns back to Merlon] Princess Peach: So I'm going, and that's final! I've made my decision. "Peach has joined your party! Now you can control not just Mario, but Princess Peach, as well!" Tippi: I guess we need to find that next Heart Pillar... Merlon: Hmmmmm... This princess is headstrong, to be sure. How very refreshing. [He walks up to Peach] Merlon: I insist you take this. [He gives her an Old Key] Merlon: There are secrets in this town that even I do not know... This may be one of the keys to unconvering them. Quite literally, in fact. Please, use this key wherever it fits here in town. My intuition tells me you should be able to use it very near my house... [He walks back] Merlon: I will continue to read the Light Prognosticus and look for any clues that may help. I am sure that musty old tome still has much to teach us. Yes, very much indeed. Now, Mario, Princess Peach... Do all you can to stop the count's evil plans! Princess Peach: Let's go, Mario! Come on, Tippi! [Mario nods, then they exit Merlon's house] "When playing as Princess Peach, you can use her umbrella in a few ways. Press and hold 2 while jumping to float slowly down. In addition, press the D-Pad down to use your umbrella to guard against enemy attacks. When you want to change your character, choose him or her on the menu screen." [Mario looks for a place to use the Old Key, and finds a gate to use it on in the 3D dimension. He eventually finds his way around to a Heart Pillar, then inserts the Pure Heart into it. This reveals an orange door on the tower of Flipside, then Mario and his group enters it] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------- Chapter 2-1: Bogging to Merlee's [CH21] -------------------------------- "With Princess Peach at his side, Mario set out once again, bound for adventure. This time, our heroes were tasked with finding the mysterious charmer, Merlee. If Merlon was right, then Merlee was the key to finding the next Pure Heart. Never one to flinch from danger, Mario set out to find Merlee's mysterious mansion. But little did he know, the evil works of dastardly Count Bleck awaited at every turn..." ------------ Gloam Valley ------------ [The stage gets drawn out, then Mario and the others emerge from the door] Tippi: The Pure Heart is somewhere up ahead... Yes, it must be... But it could be a ways... Tippi: Let's go... [Mario nods. They explore the gloomy valley, and eventually Mario enters a pipe. This leads to what appears to be an empty room] Tippi: This room... There's something about this room... [He uses Tippi's abilities to find a hidden blue switch, which he hits even though it's invisible. This makes a pipe appear, which he takes down into another room. He defeats an enemy in that room, then a big chest appears. He examins the chest, and it opens. Mario is confused because nothing happens] Chest: SSS-BOOOOM! [A Pixl shaped like a bomb appears] Pixl: Good vibes! Them vibes set off my blow-stuff-up sensors! You like explodin'? Sss-POW! I ain't sensed real good blow-stuff-up vibes in... 1,500 years! Sss-POOOM! I gotta check those vibes out a little more close-like! Sss-CRAAAACK! Pixl: Check it out: just answer a couple questions real quick. Sss-BLAAAAM! [Mario points to himself] Pixl: OK, sss-BOOOOM? Here we go, sss-BWAMMO! Pixl: You stay up wonderin' if anyone ever gives presents TO Santa Claus. - Yes! - Totally! [The outcome will be the same for all of the questions, regardless of the answer you choose] Pixl: For some reason, you clean your room before a test. - Absolutely! - Uh-huh! Pixl: When someone says, "Let's just be friends," you think, "Yeah, whatever." - And how! - No doubt! Pixl: You don't really understand why I'm askin' you all these weird questions. - You got it! - Truer than true! Pixl: You think shoppin' online is a wonderful and magical experience. - All my life! - Right on! Pixl: You once put on a shirt inside out but didn't bother reversin' it before goin' out. - Yeah, I remember that. - All the time! Pixl: You wanna be sleepin' when you're awake, but when you're tired, you wanna wake up. - Exactly! - Always! Pixl: You're gettin' real tired of these questions. - You said it, not me. - Umm...yeah. Pixl: Got it, got it, GOT IT! SSSS-BOOOOOOOOOOOOM! You got some tasty vibes! Ssss-BLAM! My mind's made up now! Ssss-BLAPPOW! You guys...are worthy of my power! [The Pixl, Boomer, joins Mario] "The explosive Pixl named Boomer became your friend! Use Boomer's power to blow up foes and destroy blocks! When you want to switch Pixls, just go to the Pixls menu and pick another one." Boomer: Each second explodes into the next! Ssss-BAMMO! Bombs away! Ssss-BOOOOM! [Using Boomer's help, Mario and the others go through more areas of the valley, eventually hitting a switch. This causes a rumble] Tippi: That was awfully rumbly... Something must have happened outside... [Soon after, Mario comes to the star block and ends the chapter by hitting it] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------- Chapter 2-2: Tricks, Treats, Traps [CH22] ---------------------------------- "On the far side of a beast-ridden swamp, Mario and Co. found an imposing residence. "This must be Merlee's Mansion!" squealed Princess Peach with glee. If our friends could only find the Pure Heart quickly, their quest here would end. But when has fate ever set Mario on such a simple path? Brimming with anticipation, our plucky heroes plunged into Merlee's Mansion..." ---------------- Merlee's Mansion ---------------- [Mario and the others enter the mansion, and in the second room they find a weird lady] Lady: Well, hi there! Big welcome! Welcome to Merlee's Mansion! Lady: I'm Lady Merlee's handmaid. My name's Mimi! But you can call me Mimikins if you want! You're here to see Lady Merlee, aren't you? [Mario nods] Mimi: How super for you! Well, Lady Merlee is on the second floor, in the farthest room. Just head on up there whenever you're ready! Oh, golly, but listen... DON'T YOU DARE GO INTO ANY OTHER ROOMS BY ACCIDENT, OR ELSE! Enjoy your visit, OK? [Mario goes into the room Mimi told him to go into, but all it ultimately led him to was a trap, where a ceiling fell down with spikes on it. After making it through this room, he returns to Mimi] Mimi: Hm? Lady Merlee wasn't in the room I directed you to? [Mario nods] Mimi: Oh, jeepers... Mimikins, you deserve a good spanking! Why must you be so silly?! Lady Merlee must be in the CLOSEST room on the first floor! Yes, of COURSE! Please head in and go alllll the way to the back! [He heads into that room, only to find another trap. He returns to Mimi] Mimi: You can't find Lady Merlee? Gee whiz, that's a real head-scratcher, huh? I KNOW Lady Merlee is somewhere in the mansion. Look wherever you can! [Mario unlocks a door with a chain attached to the lock, which ties up a monster. The monster breaks loose] Monster: GwwAARGH! [It heads towards Mimi] Mimi: EEEEEEEEEEEEEK! [She runs away] Tippi: I wonder why that savage thing went straight for her and paid us no mind... I'd like to think we look rather tasty... What do you suppose it means? Tippi: This mansion is quite odd... I feel certain it holds many secrets... [Mario hits the star block he comes to, ending this chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Chapter 2-3: Breaking the Bank [CH23] ------------------------------ "Mario and his friends kept up their search, delving ever deeper into the mansion. Wherever they looked, though, they found no sign of Merlee. Where was this mysterious woman? "Ah, maybe...this way..." So said Tippi, trying to sense the Pure Heart's location... With dread dangling like a broken chandelier, our heroes hurried through corridors..." ---------------- Merlee's Mansion ---------------- [As Mario heads forward, he finds a coin block with a vase perched on top of it. He jumps and gets a coin out of the block, breaking the vase in the process. Mimi then screams] Mimi: NYAAAH! [She runs up to Mario] Mimi: You broke it! You broke my most favoritest vase! Mimi: DOOFUSES! I loved that vase more than ANYTHING! And you BROKE it! NYAAAAAARGH! Mimi: Oh, you'll pay for that! Yes, you will... I'll have you know that that vase cost 1,000,000 Rubees... Mimi: So hand over that money! Now! Or you're DONE FOR! [Mario shakes his head in fear] Tippi: Rubees? Oh, I don't believe Mario carries any of that particular currency... I don't suppose those are anything like coins, are they? Mimi: Coins?! No one uses COINS anymore, you peasants! I SPIT on your coins! ...So what are you saying? Are you telling me you don't have any Rubees at all?! [Mario nods] Mimi: Well, guess what? You're just gonna have to work it off, then! Until you work off your debt, you naughty little things, I OWN YOU! ENJOY LABOR! [She goes to walk off] Mimi: Yes, so, you can earn Rubees in the generator room on the top floor. Once you earn 1,000,000 Rubees, you come pay it off in the room at the back. You can also check the balance of your debt there. So! Get to work, servants! [Mimi runs off] "Mario is now saddled with a 1,000,000-Rubee debt! WHOA!" [Mario heads upstairs and enters the first door, where he finds some prisoners hitting some blocks, and a warden] Warden #1: JUMP, LITTLE FLEAS! [The warden is shown] Warden #1: Work those skinny little flea legs! Unh! Make it burn! Jump like you mean it! Boss Mimi hates the dark like she hates brussels sprouts! So WORK IT! MOOOORE POWER! [Mario goes and speaks with the warden] Warden #1: Yeah, this is the generator room. Hit blocks, make energy, earn Rubees! Unh! Rubees make the world go up, down, 'round and 'round! You wanna work here too? - Sure thing! - No way! [If "No way!" is chosen...] Warden #1: BOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You wanna live a slacker life, be my guest! Slacker. But you'll never get out of here unless you start working! Unh! [If "Sure thing!" is chosen...] Warden #1: Unh! LOVE the energy, kid! Just find an unused block and jump like you mean it! Another day, another Rubee! Unh! Rubees are life! Unh! Jump! Rubee! Jump! Rubee! When you're done jumping, come talk to me. I'll tell you how many Rubees you earned. Oh! And watch out for our "motivational sparks" that travel along the floor! [Mario hits the one block that is free over and over, and when he gets very little Rubees, he talks to the warden] Warden #1: You call that a day's work?! Wow. Worst peon of all time. Pro tip: get a work ethic. But a promise is a promise. For your sad amount of work, a sad amount of Rubees! [If Mario gets a decent amount of Rubees...] Warden #1: Want your Rubees, do you, little flea? Well, fine. For your utterly average work, here's an average sum of Rubees. [Once Mario gets 100 Rubees or more, he goes to the lower floor and enters the door farthest to the left. Inside is a prisoner] Prisoner #1: Hey, new gerbil. You wanna learn a little secret? Yeah, I betcha you do... Just slip me 100 Rubees. I'll tell ya somethin' good. Honest. It's prime info. - Pay the man! - No way! [If "No way!" is chosen...] Prisoner #1: What, you don't trust me? Pfft! You must lead a sad little gerbil life if you can't trust people. [If "Pay the man!" is chosen...] Prisoner #1: Your mom taught you to trust strangers, huh? Yeah, solid parenting, right there. Well, turns out she was a smart cookie. I'm gonna give you the VIP room passcode. The secret code is... 5963! What good is it? That's a secret! Duh! Just remember 5963, gerbil. Thank me later. [Mario uses this passcode to get into a secret room, where more prisoners are getting Rubees by running on wheels like a hamster] Warden #2: RUN, GERBILS! [The warden is shown] Warden #2: 'Round and 'round and 'round she goes! When I'll retire, nobody knows! Big Boss Mimi hates the dark more than old ham! So move those gerbil legs! POOOOOOWERRRR UUUUUUUP! [Mario talks to the warden] Warden #2: This is the VIP generator room. Run in a wheel, make volts, earn some cash! Yeah, major upgrade from that other room! You'll earn crazy Rubees in here! Unh! So, a new gerbil, huh... Hungry for Rubees, gerbil? You wanna work here? - I'm ready! - No way! [If "No way!" is chosen...] Warden #2: Fine. Go sit in the dark and cry like the baby gerbil you are. What do I care, right? Wanna work hard? Great. Wanna cry about it? Fine. I don't care. Gerbil. [If "I'm ready!" is chosen...] Warden #2: Great, great, just hang on for one second for me... MOOOOOVE, GERBILS! MOVE! Y'know, sometimes I wonder why I do this...but it's simple: work is fun! You ready? - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] Warden #2: Y'know, this latest crop of volt gerbils is pretty weak. I'd outwork them on one leg! [If "Yes" is chosen...] Warden #2: Good answer! Now get in there, gerbil! MOVE! [The warden opens the empty wheel, and Mario jumps in. It then closes, and Mario begins running to the right to make the wheel roll. When he stops...] Warden #2: Awwww, what's the matter? Tuckered out, little gerbil? - Yes - No [If "Yes" is chosen, the warden will say the following things depending on how many Rubees you got] Warden #2: You call that working, gerbil? Me, I call that a miserable excuse for labor. I guess you still have some pay coming, though. C'mere. Nibble a few Rubees, gerbil. [She opens the wheel and gives Mario his earned Rubees] Warden #2: Hmmm... I wouldn't call you the star of all gerbil-kind, but that wasn't too shabby. C'mere. It's not exactly a gerbil banquet of Rubees, but it's nothing to sneeze at. [After you get a whole lot of Rubees at once...] Warden #2: Whooo! You're just a little scamperer, aren't you? That's what I call a can-do gerbil! You ought to try out for the annual Gerbilympics, y'know? You could win medals! We reward scampering like that around here! C'mere for your payoff, Super Gerbil! [Once Mario gets 10,000 or more Rubees, he goes to the middle floor and enters 3D mode, where he finds a hidden chest. It opens] Chest: *quietly* Know the secret? [Mario gets confused, then a Pixl comes out] Pixl: 'CUZ I DOOOO! Pixl: So, do ya know the secret, pard? Well? Do ya? Iffen you close yer peepers...and imagine real hard...that the world's gone... Why, it's just about the biggest dern thrill ever! Pixl: WHUH-HUH?! My senses are tellin' me that you're the hero! Whoa... Hey, welcome, pard. Got some bad news, though. Looks to me like yer a bit lackin' in thrills. I can't give my power to anyone who's too skinny in the thrills department. So here's what we do, pard! I'll recharge yer thrill gauge over the next ten seconds! Pixl: You ready? Here goes! Pixl: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE! Pixl: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! [Mario falls asleep] Pixl: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Pixl: FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE! Pixl: FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUR! Pixl: SEVENTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! Pixl: THREE-POINT-ONE-FOOOUR! Pixl: ONE MARZIIIIIIIIIIIILION! Pixl: TENNNNN! [Mario wakes up] Pixl: Now yer all chargified, pard! Yepper, now you've got yer thrills! Now remember, we Pixls got loads of power, so you'd best be real careful with us! We had a little dustup with them Ancients 2,000 years ago...but we're pards now. So let's go have us some thrills, huh?! C'mon! [The Pixl, Slim, joins Mario] "The sideways-turning Pixl named Slim is now your pard! You can use Slim's power to turn sideways and avoid traps or enemies! And when you're sideways, you won't take damage...as long as you stay still!" Slim: So now ya now the secret, huh, pard? Don't ya? Playin' hide-an'-seek is the biggest thrill you can find! You oughta try it! [Mario goes back to the prisoner room he was at earlier, and finds a hidden prisoner in 3D] Prisoner #2: Fine timing, friend of mine! I just got hold of some verrry delectable info! You're timely, so it's yours! I was gonna charge 10,001 Rubees, but for you...10,000! Sound good? - Sure... - No way! [If "No way!" is chosen...] Prisoner #2: Pfft. Know what you are, friend of mine? C-H-E-A-P. Take a hike. [If "Sure..." is chosen...] Prisoner #2: Thanks, buddy of mine! Listen, and listen good. Mimi was napping, OK? And I heard her start sleeptalking... And she whispered... 41262816... Think it's her boyfriend's phone number or something? [With this new passcode, Mario finds a hidden passage on the top floor near the prisoner's room. He finds a hidden ladder which leads to two electrical barriers. He uses Slim to get past the barriers, then he uses the passcode he discovered on the door to unlock it. It holds 1,000,000 Rubees] "You got 1,000,000 Rubees!" [Mario now goes to the door at the bottom-right corner of the room] Mimi: Oh, hi there! Big welcome! So happy to have you here at Rubee Savings and Loan! [He talks to her] Mimi: First off, THANKS for taking out a special Rubee loan! Now, what can I do for you? - Pay off some Rubees! - Check my balance! - Dropping in for kicks! - I love you! [If "Check my balance!" is chosen...] Mimi: You have an outstanding Rubee balance on this loan of 1000000. Remember to make your payments on time! And remember...BIG SMILE! [If "Dropping in for kicks!" is chosen...] Mimi: You don't need anything? Well, golly, then how about you GET LOST RIGHT NOW! I HAVE WORK TO DO! [If "I love you!" is chosen...] Mimi: Yeah, well, that's just super. Know what I love? Rubees. Go get me some, slacker! [If "Pay off some Rubees!" is chosen...] Mimi: Super! Let me just take all those Rubees off your hands! There you go! [She takes all of Mario's Rubees. When he pays all 1,000,000...] Mimi: Well, thank you SO much for paying off your Rubee loan in...full... ...? Mimi: *shocked* WHAAAAT?! How did you earn enough Rubees to pay it off?! That's not supposed to happen! Nooo... You've broken my wonderful curse! [She floats up in the air] Mimi: NYAAAAAAAH! I'LL GET YOU! [A light shines] Mimi: Aaaaaaaa...... [She explodes into millions of pieces, then a star block appears] Tippi: So, that young imp put a curse on this mansion, then... But who was she, really? I'm worried about Merlee... We must hurry to her aid... [Mario nods, then he goes inside the cage the star block is in using Slim. He hits it to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------- Chapter 2-4: The Basement Face-off [CH24] ---------------------------------- "The mysterious handmaid Mimi disappeared in a bizzare explosion... What exactly was her plan, and why did she try to enslave Mario and friends? After the incident, Princess Peach noticed stairs going down. "Here we go!" she said. "I wonder if Merlee is down here?" thought our heroes as they traded worried glances... The two solemnly made their way down, knowing there was no other path to follow." ----------------- Merlee's Basement ----------------- Tippi: The Pure Heart is near... I feel its tremors so much more strongly down here... [Mario nods] Voice: Ah! Hooray! Whoopee! Thanks for coming to look for me! [Mario looks around, then gets confused. Merlee's spirit appears] Merlee: Beautiful, mysterious Merlee! Mistress of the house, it's me! So glad it's you I see! So long I've waited for you. Your arrival is well past due. But we can't meet like this, oh no, for something's amiss. An evil one is after me, and safe and sound I cannot be. Merlee: In the basement do I dwell, mazelike rooms are my cell, you will find me, I can tell... And...if you do, take care... For...your eyes...may err... Trust nothing...foul...or fair... [She starts to fade out] Merlee: No... I cannot...last... My power...is...fading...fast... The distance...is...too...vast... Are...you...ready to find me? Beware... if you do, I plea... ... .. ... .. . . .. .... .. ... . ... .. .. .... .. . . . .. . . .. .... . . [She fades out] Tippi: She's gone... Was that apparition really Merlee? Why do you suppose she was telling us to be so careful when we find her? [Mario goes through the basement, and through a maze of doors. Eventually he ends up finding Merlee] Merlee: Ahh, yes, how very nice... Thanks for coming! Thank you twice! [Mario notices her] Merlee: Mysterious and so lovely, mistress of the house you see... It's me, Merlee! I shine on, such is my lot, a sun to those fate to me brought... And I knew that soon I'd see you buzz on by, little bees. Hee hee hee hee hee! [Mario walks up to her and responds] Tippi: We've come seeking the Pure Heart... Merlee: Oh, yes, of course, I know! The Pure Heart for Mario! ...And Co.! [Mario nods] Merlee: For you, yes, I'll gladly part with that purest Pure Heart. Mmm, but there is a wee fee: yes, yes, 10,000,000 Rubees! Quite a bargain, you agree? So, folks, if you'd be dears, sign this dotted line here, and it's yours, free and clear! - Sign - Refuse [When you refuse...] Merlee: If you lack the Rubees now, a smallish loan I could allow. You can work it off somehow. Just sign here, my dear... - Sign - Refuse [When you refuse...] Merlee: ...OK, here's what we'll do. Have I got a deal for you! Sign up for a loan, and boom! A free gift! Away with gloom! A Super Mega Ultra Shroom! Just sign here, my dear... - Sign - Refuse [When you refuse...] Merlee: Ugh, fine, you bargain hard, I'll also throw in Beardward, a Pixl made of oats and lard. Isn't that so nice of me? I'm the best, don't you see? Here, dear, sign and cheer... - Sign - Refuse [When you refuse...] Merlee: NYAAAH! Idiots, the lot of you! Turning down such a coup! None of you have a clue! Here it is: your last shot! Sign right now, on the dot! - Sign - Refuse [When you refuse, the real Merlee appears] Merlee (Real): Good choice, for my sake... This Merlee's a total fake... Listen not! She is a snake! [She disappears] Merlee (Fake): Mimimimimimimimimimimi... No point in trying to fool anyone now... [She turns into Mimi] Mimi: Gee, lookee here! The girl you thought was a handmaid or a Merlee imposter... She's actually the faithful servant of Count Bleck, master impersonator Mimi! Golly, I was hoping we could settle this peacefully, but...TOO BAD! [She jumps] Mimi: Oh, you want to make things ugly, huh? Well, that's super. Let's get ugly. Mimi: TRUE MIMI, COME FORTH! [The area rumbles, then her head snaps and spins around. She turns into a big spider] Mimi: Mimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimi Mimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimi Mimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimi... Tippi: YUCK! [Merlee appears] Merlee: Please, my friends, beware. A barrier protects her there. In fact, it's everywhere. I think attacks may well be useless against such as she. Tippi: Attacks won't work? Ugh... What shall we do? Mimi: MIMIMIMIMI! Merlee: I must suggest you flee. Come and find the real me. I am hiding, look and see! If you can, my magic may weaken her and win the day! Hurry, hurry, don't delay! [Mario goes through more of the basement, while avoiding the spider form of Mimi. He eventually enters a female's bathroom, and opens one of the stalls, which contains Merlee inside a toilet] Merlee: Hee hee hee hee hee! [Mario is confused, then she comes out of the toilet] Merlee: Hee hee hee hee hee! Found me! The real Merlee! I shine on, such is my lot, a sun to those fate to me brought... [She jumps off and exits the stall] Tippi: The real Merlee? Truly? In a place like this? Merlee: I'm afraid that Mimi freak was too robust, and I too weak... The Pure Heart I quickly took and hid where she would never look... But now you're here; hooray! This bad tide will turn today! Soon that awful Mimi pays... You and I can now join up to teach that tiny, bratty pup a lesson: now let's power up! [Mario nods] Voice: Ooh, I don't think so... [Mimi enters the room in her spider form] Merlee: Mimi! [Mimi walks toward Merlee, as a light flashes on the screen repeatedly] Mimi: Mimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimi Mimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimi Mimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimimi... [There ends up being two Merlees] Merlee (1): Stop pretending to be me! Everyone knows you are Mimi! Come on, friends! Attack! We can drive her back! Merlee (2): What is this you talk about? You're the faker! And a lout! Don't be fooled by her act! Get her now! Now! Attack! Merlee (1): It's me! The real Merlee! Merlee (2): No, it's me! The true Merlee! [The first one turns to Mario] Merlee (1): Look at us very closely. One of us has real beauty...and one is fake as can be. Merlee (2): Oh, please, you make me gag. I am hot; no need to brag. And you... Well, you're a hag. Merlee (1): Grrr! What a fib-maker! You're such a fake faker! Merlee (2): Oh, now, come off it, dear! You're a dog from eye to ear! And your breath reeks, I fear. Merlee (2): *quietly* BIG PIG! Merlee (1): *quietly* CHOW COW! [They start fighting, but eventually stop] Merlee (1): This is going nowhere, see... Let's let them pick a Merlee and settle it; do you agree? [Mario points to himself] Merlee (2): Sounds like a good thought. 'Cause I'm the real me (hot) and you really aren't (not). Merlee (1): Hee hee hee hee hee... Oh, how much do you amuse! You're a fake! You will lose! Merlee (2): Hee hee hee hee hee... You're fake, you stupid fake! We all know you're the snake! Both: IT'S ON, CON! [A quiz arena appears] Computer: IIIIIIIT'S the 66th Annual..."That's My Merlee!" show! How're you folks doing? Computer: Let's get going! You're gonna ask these two Merlees a total of FIVE questions! Listen closely to those answers, 'cause at the end, you gotta pick the real one! Oh, but that's not all! Pick wrong, and there could be some di-SAS-trous results! Now, for our first question! - When's your birthday? - What's the best food? - What guy's your type? - What's the best animal? - What's the best smell? - What are you into? - What do you want most? - What's your nickname? - What do you wash first? - What's your best feature? [If "When's your birthday?" is chosen...] Computer: Let's make with the asking! Drrrrrrrrumroll, please! When is your birthday? Merlee (1): What day did I arrive? Oh yes, March, day 25! Merlee (2): I bloomed in May, the 5th was the day! Computer: Ooh, VERRRRRY interesting! Now for the next question! [If "What's the best food?" is chosen...] Computer: Oh! A crucial question! What is your favorite food? Merlee (1): Strawberries! Ooh, yummies! Merlee (2): Tangerines! That's my scene! Computer: Oh, indeed, indeed! Time for another question! [If "What guy's your type?" is chosen...] Computer: We'd all like to know this next one, am I right, fellas? Drrrrrrrumroll, please! What kind of guy's your type? Merlee (1): Hee hee...I love them all, see... Nope! No type for me! Merlee (2): Oh, how can I share when... ...the guy's right there. Computer: Well, what do you know? Next question, please! [If "What's the best animal?" is chosen...] Computer: What a CUTE question! What is your favorite kind of animal? Merlee (1): A little bear cubbie, just as cute as can be! Merlee (2): An adorable little demon, all sweatin' and steamin'! Computer: Now! Time for our final question, folks! Excitement! Which will it be? [If "What's the best smell?" is chosen...] Computer: Hmm, this one is sort of off the beaten path... What is your favorite smell? Merlee (1): Fresh air, I swear! Merlee (2): Old cheese, yes, please! [If "What are you into?" is chosen...] Computer: This one's about hobbies! What are you into lately? Merlee (1): Catalogues for crystal balls, that's where my interest falls. Merlee (2): I like watching rerun shows of "Super Ultra Goomba Bros.!" Computer: Ooh, VERRRRRY interesting! Now for the next question! [If "What do you want most?" is chosen...] Computer: What a great QUESTION! What do you want most right now? Merlee (1): Crystal ball. The newest kind! Nice ones are hard to find! Merlee (2): I want a boyfriend, please! I'd love a guy to squeeze! Computer: Oh, indeed, indeed! Time for another question! [If "What's your nickname?" is chosen...] Computer: This question might stir up some childhood trauma! What was your nickname as a kid? Merlee (1): It is not a name to boast, but I was the "Bashful Ghost." Merlee (2): Not to go and make a fuss, but I was the "Odd Propoise." Computer: Well, what do you know? Next question, please! [If "What do you wash first?" is chosen...] Computer: Whoo! This question is a little risque, folks! What is the first thing you wash in the bathtub? Merlee (1): Not that you should care, but I wash my bangs of hair. Merlee (2): I start with the tile mold, then the faucets, hot and cold... Computer: Now! Time for our final question, folks! Excitement! Which will it be? [If "What's your best feature?" is chosen...] Computer: Now here's one for the ages! What is your best feature? Merlee (1): The lobes of my perfect ears. They got voted by my peers to be "Lobes of the Year." Merlee (2): Well, that would have to be my effervescent personality. People seem to love it, see. [After asking five questions...] Computer: Well, folks, those were all five questions! So... Which one is the real Merlee?! Search your minds! LET'S HAVE A GUESS! [Mario picks the one with flies around her] Computer: Are you suuuure about that? Think good and hard, folks! - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen, you have to guess again. If "Yes" is chosen...] Computer: Well, enough suspense! Let's see if the one you picked is the real Merlee... A fateful moment, folks! I'm on pins and needles! [If you selected the right one, then after a few seconds...] Computer: DING! RIGHT! Merlee: Hee hee hee hee hee... Well, of course, obviously! Nobody could copy me! Merlee (Fake): Stupid-heads... I'd mimicked her perfecty! You know it! ... I guess I'll congratulate you...by tearing you to little bits like stupid confetti! [She turns into Mimi, in her normal form. Everyone is back in the bathroom, then she transforms into a spider. Merlee gets scared] Mimi: *quietly* U-Urr... URK! URK! [Merlee runs off] Merlee: I will cheer from over here! Rah! Rah! Whoosh-bing-bah! Hit 'er in the knee! ...If she has one. Does she?
Mimi: Heeheeheeheeheeheehee... She's a fast one, isn't she? Oh, golly, well, whatever. I'll finish you off first! MIMIMIMIMIMIMI! [They battle Mimi. After she's hit once and takes no damage, Merlee breaks her barrier and she gets damaged] Mimi: But...what? Why can you damage me?! I'm supposed to be all INVINCIBLE! Count Bleck's power was supposed to protect me! Merlee: Rah! Rah! Whoosh-bing-bah! You can now hit her, dear! For this is no normal cheer! This cheer is magic, woo! Her magic barrier is through! Mimi: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! When did this happen?! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I feel completely naked! How could you?! [After a few legs have been broken off of Mimi...] Merlee: Hee hee on you, dearie! Now you shall see the way a good cheer wins the day! [After some more hits...] Merlee: Yes! Yes! Our team's best! GOOO...TEAM! [After she's been defeated, her head falls to the ground] Mimi: Mimimimimiuuuuuurgh... B-But how could you... It's impossible... How... [She explodes and turns back into her real form] Mimi: Uurr-urrk... URK! URK! Don't think you've beaten me for good, dummies... Next time you won't be so lucky... Remember that... Stupid-heads! UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURK! [She floats up and disappears, then Merlee enters the room and walks to Mario] Merlee: Fine job on that Mimi, yes! The Pure Heart's safe, evil's repressed. [The outside of the mansion is shown] Merlee: You know, the tenants here guarded it for 1,500 years, waiting for you to draw near! Finally, that duty's done, and I'm ecstatic, for one. But wait, ere we finish up. I must tell you something, yup. [Back in the bathroom...] Merlee: So, the Light Prognosticus was read by you, yes? It was written there that I and my ancestors waited by the Pure Heart, staying spry... But something wasn't written there, and of it you must be aware. Merlee: There is another prophecy: a heart of chaos can only be beaten by four of mystery... Four heroes unite, their hope burns forth light to shatter the walls of blight. That is how despair, it dies, such is what we prophesize here in the home of the wise. Princess Peach: Four...heroes... Merlee: I am sure the pair of you, Mario and Peach, you too, are the first of heroes true. So, then, it falls to you, to find the other heroes two. I would guess, if I had to, the others might be known to you. Merlee: Now, finally, let me be! I hereby do my sworn duty! There! From me it parts! Here, heroes! A Pure Heart! [Merlee takes out the Pure Heart and gives it to Mario] "You got a Pure Heart" "Count Bleck's servant Mimi had laid a nasty trap for Mario and friends... But with the help of Merlee, faithful defender of the Pure Heart, the day was won. But who were the other two heroes mentioned by Merlee? With five Pure Hearts to be found, Mario knew this adventure had only begun..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Castle Bleck Scene 3 [BLK3] -------------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ Nastasia: ...Yeah, so I just got a brief memo from Mimi? It says "I messed up bad!" ...That's the message in its entirety. Yeah... Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh... She failed to best him, even with my gift of power? A Light Prognosticus hero... Descendants of the ancient tribe... Their strength grows. Voice: Count Bleck! [O'Chunks enters] O'Chunks: I beg yeh, gimme the honor o' whalin' on this pack o' nambly- pamblies! I swear on me whiskers that I'll spank 'em like naughty little Cherbils, I will! Nastasia: Oh, so, O'Chunks, yeah, you think you're all set to go? So I guess you finished up that report on your own inadequacy that I needed? O'Chunks: Eah... Y'see... I...just got a wee bit left. I'm workin' on me conclusion. Yeh gotta gimme a break! Me writin' takes time, lass! An' 1,000 pages be a lot! Count Bleck: O'Chunks, calm yourself. Take a minion time-out. Count Bleck will send... [He spreads out his left arm] Count Bleck: Dimentio! Come to me...Count Bleck! [Dimentio appears] Dimentio: And so I arrive, like a sudden windstorm at a kindergarten picnic! Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh... You'd like some playtime, I imagine, Dimentio? So you shall have it, but do not disappoint Count Bleck. Dispatch this hero. Dimentio: Your wish is my command. Besides, this fool sounds like an amusing challenge. Now if there is nothing else, I'll just be on my way. Ciao, my count. [Dimentio leaves] Nastasia: Yeah, so, O'Chunks? Can you fill me in on why you're still not writing that report? O'Chunks: A report?! What are yeh... Oh... Yeah. A'right, I'm goin', yeh great beard-tweaker! [O'Chunks leaves] Nastasia: Count, let me just bring you up to speed on the current state of the castle... I still have to root out a few unconverted rogues, but I'll report back soon... [She leaves] Count Bleck: Heroes... Trying to save these pathetic old worlds. Bleck, says Count Bleck! Bleh heh heh heh heh heh... Their efforts are in vain. No one can stop Count Bleck! [Bleck leaves with the Dark Prognosticus] Count Bleck: Just as no one can ease the tempest that rages in my suffering heart... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- Luigi's Event [LGIE] ------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ [Luigi is shown outside of one of the castle's rooms, just like where Peach was located] Luigi: Ohh... My head... [He gets up and looks around] Luigi: ...Hey! Where am I? [He stops for a moment] Luigi: Oh yeah, now I remember! I was saving Princess Peach, but I screwed it up, and... Voice: You awake, Green? [Luigi turns around and sees two Goombas] Luigi: Yeah... Hey there, uh, bad guys. You doing all right? Goomba #1: Yeah, we're doing OK. Good to see you made it! (Figured he was done... Dude is tougher than he looks.) Luigi: So yeah...kinda awkward... Say, have you guys seen the princess and Bowser? Goomba #2: Nope, not so much. You're the only one we found lying around here. Hopefully, they're both OK. (Get a load of this moron! Who cares about his friend?) Goomba #1: Near as we can figure, most of the other minions got captured or something. And we're probably next! (Why is this dude so calm?! We're behind enemy lines!) Goomba #2: Sooooo... Luigi, old buddy! What do you think about maybe getting out of here? We're thinking maybe you open up a path for us...and we all bail. Watcha think? [Luigi shakes his head] Luigi: No... I... I couldn't possibly! I've gotta save the princess! Goomba #1: Man...wow. Did NOT expect that. All those stories about Great Luigi's daring exploits... We'd heard you were the defender of the helpless! We have no one else! [Luigi is shocked] Luigi: The G-Great Luigi, you say? A... A daring defneder? ...Me? Luigi: Then I've got no choice! Luigi must spring into action! My fans need me! Goomba #1: Oh, you are the BEST! (Man, that was waaaaay too easy. What a sucker!) Goomba #2: We're right behind you! (But the second the going gets rough, we BAIL!) Luigi: Then follow ME, brave...er...Goombas! Here we gooooo! [Luigi goes through the castle via some doorways on the left side. He goes down a seemingly endless hallway, until...] Voice: Great Luigi! Wait for us! [Luigi turns around and the two Goombas appear. One of them walks up to a wall, which is a dead end] Goomba #1: Uh oh... Looks like the end of the line here. [Luigi walks up to him] Luigi: Oh boy... Looks like you're right. Now what do we do? Goomba #2: Uh... Shouldn't we look for another way out, maybe? (This guy's useless.) If we stay put, somebody is defenitely going to spot-- [He gets brainwashed] Goomba #2: GAZOOOORT! Goomba #2: HAIL BLECK! [He walks off to the others] Goomba #1: GARY! NO! Voice: Hmm-mm-mm... I've been looking all OVER for you. [Nastasia and some brainwashed troops are shown] Luigi: YOU! Nastasia: Yeah, you're that guy who really wasn't a team player back at the wedding... You're gonna need a little disciplinary action, I think... So let's get started, hm? [She walks up to him] Goomba #1: Oh, man... Poor Gary... All right! It's time for me to Goomba-up! [He walks over to Nastasia] Goomba #1: Hey, lady! Got room for one more on your team? Luigi: Whah?! Hey! Wait a second! What are you DOING? Goomba #1: What's it look like, genius? I'm getting with the winning team! [Luigi is surprised] Nastasia: Yeah, good call. Love the enthusiam, there. Go ahead and swear your, y'know, undying loyalty to the count, and you're on board. Goomba #1: Hey, count me in, lady! HERE WE GO, COUNT, HERE WE GO! LOVE THAT COUNT! Luigi: You... You dirty TRAITOR! [The troops walk up a bit] Nastasia: OK, guys, new agenda? Hold this fool down so I can get his priorities on track... Troops: YES, MA'AM! [They pick up Luigi] Luigi: Ack! Wh-Whoa! Hey! No! Mario, where are you? HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP! [Nastasia brainwashes Luigi, and the screen fades out] "You're late. Did something happen?" "Yes, my father caught me. Sneaking out of the castle wasn't easy after that." "I was worried you wouldn't come..." "You are a strange girl... You know what I am and yet you do not seem afraid." "I don't care what you are. I just wanted to see you. Is that... Is that so wrong?" "No. No, of course not. I wanted to see you, too. Blumiere... Do you mind if I sit next to you?" "Please do, Timpani. Let's return to our conversation. I must know more of you..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Before Chapter Three [BFC3] -------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [Mario and the others come out of the orange door] Merlon: Oh ho, welcome back, friends! Merlon: How was your journey this time? Did you find Merlee and obtain the Pure Heart? [Mario nods] Princess Peach: Yes, as a matter of fact, we did. Tippi: Merlee said that we would need the power of four heroes to save the world... Yes, Merlee said that... Merlon: Oh ho, is that so? There is more than one hero? Well, if Mario and Peach are two such heroes, then you still need two more... [The entire area shakes] Tippi: Look... Over there... [The Void expands] Merlon: The Void has grown... Merlon: Hmmm... I fear that our time grows short, dear friends... I will return to the Light Prognosticus. You young ones seek the next Heart Pillar. [Merlon walks off, then remembers something] Merlon: But first... Allow me to tell you of something that mystical book has already divulged to me. Merlon: One person will determine whether the Light or Dark Prognosticus predicts truly... Both books refer to him as the "man in green", but I know not what this means... I must return to my study to solve this conundrum. [Merlon walks off. Mario and co. search around Flipside for the next Heart Pillar, and they eventually find it with the help of the Pixl friend, Slim. It makes a yellow door appear when the Pure Heart is placed inside of it, then Mario and friends head to the tower and enter the newly revealed door] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Chapter 3-1: When Geeks Attack [CH31] ------------------------------ "Mario and his new friends opened the door, unsure of what they would find. All the while, Merlee's words about finding the "other two heroes" rang in their minds. Were these other heroes somewhere in this new world? If not, where? Meanwhile, the creeping void grew larger in the skies above Flipside. The hopes of all worlds rested on the heroes finding the next Pure Heart..." ------------ The Bitlands ------------ [The stage gets drawn out, then Mario and the others come out of a yellow door] Tippi: So this is where that door leads... I suppose the next Pure Heart must be nearby... Tippi: That's odd... I can feel it nearby, but where could it be... [As Tippi goes to speak, a tongue snatches her] Voice: Ner-herrrr herrr herrr herr! [A lizard-like creature appears] Francis: HI-TECHNICAAAAAAAL! I caught a super-rare pixelated butterfly! My friends at digibutter.nerr are going to freak when they get word of this find! Francis: I must bring it home. I can't miss this week's episode of "The Grodus Chronicles"! No way am I going to entrust my digital Recordmeow to tape an episode so epic. This is so hi-technicaaaaal! [Francis disappears, and Mario looks confused] Voice: Whoa-ho-ho! A kidnapping! Ohhhh, the despair! The awful spectacle of it all! [A bush shakes] Voice: The shocking scene occurred right before my very own tender eyes! Well, I guess that's a wrap for that Pixl. Now that that freak Francis has got her... [As Mario and the gang explore the Bitlands, they eventually hear a voice coming from up ahead] Voice: HAAAALT! [A troop is shown on top of a castle] Koopa Troopa #1: Yeah, you! This is Bowser's castle! And His Burliness doesn't like chumps like you geekin' up the place! You're about to get a complimentary nose job, courtesy of my shell! [He turns the other way Koopa Troopa #1: Come on out, fellas! [He calls troops] Troops: YEAAAAHHH! [Some troops appear] Koopa Troopa #1: Come and get some! [Mario attacks Bowser's troops spreaded throughout this area, on some castle walls. On the last castle wall, he places Boomer by an X on the wall, then the castle blows up] Troops: YEEEOOOWW! [Bowser falls from the sky] Bowser: BWARRGH! Please tell me someone didn't just blow up my awesome lair... [He notices Mario, then gets up] Bowser: HEY! I know that 'stache from somewhere... Bowser: MARIO! ...and Princess Peach?! [He shakes his head] Bowser: Why do you ALWAYS have to do that?! That's like the 100th time you've shown up at my castle and screwed everything up! BWARRRG! [In anger, he slams the ground, causing Peach to go flying and some walls to appear, granting Peach from interfering] Bowser: But now you've entered a fortress of PAIN, Mario! No more sequels! It's gonna end right here, right now. ONCE AND FOR ALL! [Using the help of Boomer, Mario defeats Bowser soon enough] Bowser: Nooooo! I HATE Mario! It's... It's not fair! [The walls disappear] Princess Peach: Mario! [She walks over to him] Princess Peach: Are you OK? [Mario nods, then Bowser gets up] Bowser: Ahhhhh! Princess Peach! Bowser: My lovely wife! Princess Peach: Your...WIFE?! Bowser: WHAT?! Are you kidding me?! How could you forget our big day?! Princess Peach: That...sham was not a wedding! What are you doing here, anyway, Bowser? Bowser: How should I know?! I was locked up in Count Bleck's stupid castle... When all of a sudden, BAM! Me and the minions wake up facedown in this field. Then we found this awesome castle, and I thought, why not make myself a lair? Princess Peach: Well, you see... Bowser... We really need your help. Why don't you come with us? Bowser: Wait... WHAT?! [Mario explains] Bowser: Bleck got us married just to make a Chaos Heart so that he could destroy the world?! [Mario nods] Princess Peach: Yes, and that is why we need you to help us find the Pure Hearts! Bowser: No. I don't wanna. I'd think about it if it was for you, but there's NO WAY I'm helping Mario! [Peach shakes her head] Princess Peach: We don't have time for you to be a big baby about this! Come on, Bowser... Please? Bowser: But... But I'm Bowser! I'm grade-A, 100% prime-cut final boss! I'm going to take over the world any day now! No way am I helping Mario! He's always trashing my awesome plans! Princess Peach: Pleeeeeeeease? For me? Bowser: No. I don't wanna. [Mario responds, then Bowser turns around] Bowser: What'd you say? If the world ends, there's not gonna be any world for me to rule? [Mario nods] Princess Peach: And what will happen to your poor minions who were caught by Count Bleck? They've been brainwashed! They now do HIS evil bidding, not your evil bidding... Now your minions will have to toil under a different cruel and merciless master... Bowser: ...But... But... Why, you... Bowser: MERRRFFF! Bowser: BWAAAGH! Bowser: FINE! I'll join your stupid quest. You happy?! Princess Peach: Oh, thank you, Bowser! You're so sweet! Bowser: NO! I'M NOT SWEET! And I'm not helping Mario just to save a bunch of worlds. I'm only doing it so I can rule someday. So don't get all cuddly with me, Mario! Princess Peach: All right, Bowser! You big sweetie... "Bowser joined your party! When controlling Bowser, press down on the D-Pad to breathe fire on your enemies! His breath is ferocious, so use it to drop any enemy that stands in your way!" Voice: Lord Bowser! [His troops appear] Koopa Troopa #2: Your Crabbiness! Are you leaving us? Bowser: What? Oh, yeah... Minions! Hold down the fort until I return. Koopa Troopa #2: Your lair is safe with us, sir! Oh, sir, it seems that Count Bleck has brainwashed some of your loyal henchpeople. They're probably going to be forced to attack you, so feel free to dole out punishment! Hammer Bro #1: Of course, we'd love to come along and defend you, but... You know, we'd just, uh, get in the way, Your Heinousness... Koopa Troopa #3: Clobber that count for us! Bowser: Yeah! Anyone who wears a cape and a monocle is just begging for a beating! Koopa Troopa #2: Long live King Bowser! Hammer Bro #1: We'll miss you, Your Surliness! ...Parrrrrty! Bowser: Oh, you guys... Bowser: Fine...c'mon. Let's get your stupid Precious Heart, or whatever you call it. Bowser: I SAID MOVE IT! [Mario and the others encounter the star block ahead, hitting it to end this chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------ Chapter 3-2: Bloops Ahoy [CH32] ------------------------ "With Bowser in the party, the three heroes made a most unlikely trio. Peach attempted to explain the quest to Bowser, but it made him grunt in confusion. As Mario walked ahead, he spotted something that made him briefly stop and stare... "What is it, Mario?" asked Peach, as she turned to see the blue expanse ahead. The great, glittering waves of the Tile Pool stretched as far as she could see. Fort Francis was somewhere across the water..." ------------- The Tile Pool ------------- [As Mario and the others explore the underwater area, they go through some areas and eventually get to a locked room full of enemies. Upon defeating the enemies, a chest appears and he opens it. A Pixl appears] Pixl: HEY! In case you ain't heard, I throw a lot of girth around these parts. And I'm gonna check you out to make sure you got the weight to hang with me. [He examines Bowser] Pixl: All right. Let's start by checking that face of yours. Dude has shaggy eyebrows! That's not even kinda girthy! You get 50 girth points. Pixl: All right, I gotta check the girthiness of those clothes of yours! What's more girthy than a giant spiky shell?! That's worth 100 girth points! Pixl: Girth check on the body comin' up. That's where the real heavy comes from. Look at this guy! Look him up in the dictionary, and he's the definition of girth! A superheavyweight right here! Bam... 10,000 girth points! Pixl: The sheer girthitude on display here is blowing my mind! There's no getting around it! You got heavy like I've never seen before! Any fool that gets in your way and you just HAVE to girth him up! Love it! Smash and squish those lightweights! You're goin' places with girth like that, and I wanna come along for the ride. [The Pixl joins Mario/Peach/Bowser] "The ground-pounding Pixl named Thudley joined you! Now you can unleash a powerful attack on anything right below when you jump! You can even use the ground pound on enemies underwater!" Thudley: With our girths combined, nobody can stop us! But you gotta get out of this room first. Put my heavyweight power to work! [Using Thudley's help, Mario and the others make their way through more of the underwater area, eventually reaching a Blooper] Voice: BLOOOP! [The place starts rumbling] Voice: BLUH-BLOOOOP! (WHAT'S GOING ON?) [A few Blooper tentacles rise from the ground and into the water, then a big Blooper shows itself] Blooper: Bloobloobloobloop! (Hey, land freaks! How'd you like a tentacle sandwich?!) [When Bowser hits the weak tentacle] Blooper: BLUH-BLOOOP! Blooper: Bloobloobloop! BLOOOP! (No! Not there! Please! Anywhere but there!) [Once it has been defeated...] Blooper: BLOO-ooop! [The Blooper sinks, along with its tentacles. They proceed outside via a pipe and hit a star block to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------- Chapter 3-3: Up, Up, and a Tree [CH33] ------------------------------- "Somehow, the heroes had beached the Big Blooper and crossed the Tile Pool. But before they could dry, they saw the imposing silhoutte of Fort Francis. "It sure is getting dark," Peach said in a quiet voice. But when they looked up, they realized they were in the shadow of a huge tree. Mario, knowing in his gut this must be the way, set outward toward the great tree..." ---------------- The Dotwood Tree ---------------- [As Mario and his friends climb up the big tree, after awhile they hit a switch that makes a door appear. They make their way to the door, then they enter it] Voice: Ah ha ha. Finally, you arrive! [Mario is confused, then he sees Dimentio] Dimentio: You don't wear tardiness well. Dimentio: At last, the hero... I know of you from the festival of hair that dances upon your lip! Dimentio: I am a humble servant of Count Bleck... [He spins around] Dimentio: Master of dimensions... Pleaser of crowds... I am...Dimentio! Dimentio: It is truly enchanting to finally meet my hapless victims. I have prepared a special morsel of a treat for you! [He uses his magic to change dimensions] Dimentio: How about some...MAGIC! Dimentio: And...voila. You are now in Dimension D, a dimension of my own creation. In this mind-bending realm, my attacks are 256 times more potent! [He spins around] Dimentio: I am now far more powerful! I could obliterate you with a raise of an eyebrow! Now we must duel, like two gleaming banjos on a moonlit stoop! [They battle. A moment or so later...] Dimentio: Can you pierce this...illusion? [He disappears, then appears back at another part of the room, with a clone of himself to accompany him. After he's defeated...] Dimentio: Your blows are like miniature jackhammers wielded by tiny, angry road workers! How is this possible? This dimension makes me 256 times more powerful... Bowser: Bwahah! You're such an idiot! This place makes me stronger, too! Dimentio: *quietly* ...Aha...ha...ha. [He gets up and floats into the air] Dimentio: Of course! This was simply an amusement that played out exactly as I planned! Were you amsued? That was just an hors d'oeuvre! The next time we meet, you will feast on a deadly eight-course meal! [He uses his magic to return to the Dotwood Tree] Dimentio: And with that, my diminutive-limbed foe, I must say... Ciao! [Dimentio leaves] Bowser: Dimentio? Give me a break! That's the lamest villain ever! [The sky is shown, and Dimentio speaks] Dimentio: Mmm... A little more, perhaps? [He appears] Dimentio: They are strong, but they must be stronger yet to defeat Bleck. I must make sure they can face him when the time comes around at last... [He leaves again, and Mario and the others continue climbing the rest of the tree. Eventually they go through a long pipe to reach a star block, which they hit to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- Chapter 3-4: The Battle of Fort Francis [CH34] --------------------------------------- "Mario, Peach, and Bowser had scaled the tree and defeated Dimentio. The exhausted heroes were relieved to finally see the ivory towers of Fort Francis. Was Tippi safe? Was the next Pure Heart really waiting for them ahead? Their only answers were the strange voices carried on the wind from inside the fort..." ------------ Fort Francis ------------ Bowser: So this is where that dweeb Francis lives? [The fortress is shown] Bowser: Pffgght! What's this castle got over mine?! Princess Peach: Do you think Tippi is all right? I'm starting to worry... [Mario nods. Meanwhile, Francis's room is shown, and he takes a picture of Tippi, who is locked in a cage] Francis: Nerrrrr herrr herrrr herrrrrr! This is so hi-technicaaaaaal! [He snaps another photo] Francis: It's a totally undiscovered digibutterfly species! Nerr! I must document it! [He snaps a couple of more photos] Francis: Yessss! Shake that thorax! The digibutter.nerr forum guys will be sooo jealous when I post these shots online! [He takes another picture. Mario and the others find a hidden key which unlocks the door to the fortress. They enter, and as they go through the fortress, they hear voices coming through some keyholes. Looking inside the left one, they see Francis. He takes a picture] Francis: Schweet... The resolution on these images is just breathtaking! Nerrrrrrrrrr... [Through the keyhole on the right, Tippi can be seen, but she doesn't say anything. As they go through more of the fortress, they eventually come to two doors hanging on the ceiling. With the help of Thudley, they're sent to the ground, and they enter the one on the far left. Inside, they hit a switch to make a bridge appear, then they cross it and Peach enters the door at the end] Robot #1: You have reached the door to Master's private room. For security purposes, you must confirm your identity. Answer the following security questions with either "true" or "false". [Peach nods. You must say "True" to everything] Robot #1: "Video game soundtracks are totally hi-technicaaaaaaal!" - True - False Robot #1: "Episode 127 of 'The Grodus Chronicles' is pretty much the schweetest thing ever." - True - False Robot #1: "One day, I will own all of the 'Starship X-Naut' Series 3 collectible action figures." - True - False Robot #1: Now you must enter the passcode. [If you enter the wrong passcode...] Robot #1: MEEEEEEEEEOOOOOWWWW!!! MEEEEEEEEEOOOOOWWWW!!! MEEEEEEEEEOOOOOWWWW!!! You are not the master! Deploy security measures! [A trap is revealed, and Peach and the others fall down into a room with a block, and a Chain Chomp. Using Thoreau, they carry the block over to a red switch and throw it onto the switch, then they step on it the switch as well. This makes a pipe appear which leads up into another room. In this room they find two passcodes, as well as a big switch. Using Thudley, they activate the switch. This opens a cell containing a Pixl] Pixl: Freedom! Pixl: Oh, finally, I'm out! I didn't know what I was going to do! Thank you, thank you! I've been shut up in here forever... You'll never catch me in there again. I must repay you! I'm at your service. I'm sure you can find a use for my talent! Pixl: Hold on a second. Before we get all friendly, we should see if we're on the same page. You met Francis, right? What do you think of the guy? Your first impression? - Greenish - Nerdy - Awesome [The Pixl will say certain things after the questions depending on the things you choose, so I'll just put what I had him say according to what I chose] Pixl: Ah, I see. I see. Anything else about him catch your eye? - He's a photo fanatic. - He's into butterflies. - He's irresistible. Pixl: Oh? Yes, I see how you would think that. So...sum it up. What do you think about him? - He's a monster! - He's a tech geek! - He's a stallion! Pixl: So you think Francis is a... Greenish photo fanatic? Basically, a monster? Pixl: Well...imagine that! You and I feel the same way about him! We've got great harmony. Yep, I think we'll work perfectly. Together, nothing can touch us! [The Pixl, Carrie, joins Mario and the others] "Carrie, the hovering-platform Pixl, has joined your party! When you are riding Carrie, you'll move faster and can breeze over spiked floors." Carrie: With me, you can get places in a hurry! Go ahead, give me a spin! [With the help of Carrie, Mario and the others make their way out of this room, then they go back to the room with three doors. This time they enter the middle one, and they use Carrie to cross the bed of spikes, to a door which leads to another robot. Peach talks to it] Robot #2: You have reached the door to Master's super-secret lair. Only Master is allowed inside. You must confirm your identity for security purposes. To confirm your identity, answer "true" or "false" to the following statements: [Peach nods. You must answer "True" to all of them] Robot #2: "'Starship X-Naut' comics are never to be removed from their plastic sleeves!" - True - False Robot #2: "Role-playing games should be no less than 180 hours long, not counting side quests!" - True - False Robot #2: "Fanny packs are both practical and stylish!" - True - False Robot #2: Please enter the secret passcode. [When the correct code is entered...] Robot #2: Welcome home, Master! Master's fantasy fortress is safe from intruders. [A kitty appears on the wall, then it meows and a door appears. Peach and the others enter it. Inside, they find a key. They then go back to the first robot and Peach answers the questions again, then enters the correct passcode] Robot #1: Welcome home, Master! SecuriMeow missed you! [A few lights appear, then after some light-flashing, a kitty appears and meows, then a door appears. In the next room they find another key. They go back to the main room where the two keyholes are, then Peach inserts the first key] Kitty Door: Key accepted, meow! [She inserts the other key] Kitty Door: Key accepted, meow! [With both keys in...] Kitty Door: Meeeoooooow! Both keys confirmed, Meow! Only Master Francis and "totally hot babes" are allowed to enter. You may enter after I see if you're compatible with Master Francis... Please answer the following questions with "true" or "false"... Meow! ["True" must be answered to all of the questions] Kitty Door: "Video games and hot babes are totally hi-technicaaaaal!" - True - False Kitty Door: "If it's limited edition, buy it!" - True - False Kitty Door: "I have bought games that I have never played." - True - False Kitty Door: "If it's got fierce giant robot on giant robot combat, it's an insta-buy!" - True - False Kitty Door: "They're NOT DOLLS. They're ACTION FIGURES. WITH REAL FIRE-PUNCHING ACTION." - True - False Kitty Door: "I have dumped a friend over an argument about 'Starship X-Naut' propulson technology." - True - False Kitty Door: "A schweet cover illustration is way more important than the story line." - True - False Kitty Door: "Never pull the top copy from a pile of comics! Find the mint- condition one!" - True - False Kitty Door: "My first love was an anime character!" - True - False Kitty Door: "I love going on message boards and complaining about games I've never played!" - True - False [After all of the questions...] Kitty Door: MRRROOOOW! [A big door appears, which Peach enters. Inside...] Francis: Nerrrrr! Who are YOU?! [Francis is shown] Francis: H-Hey! What are you doing sneaking into my room, huh? Ever heard of p-privacy? [Peach walks up to him] Princess Peach: Oh, there you are, Francis! I've been looking ALL OVER for you! Francis: For...ME? [Peach is confused] Francis: O-O-Oh... O-Oh my gosh... It's... It's a h-hot babe... [He sweats] Francis: HOT BABE IN ROOM! Francis: Wha-What do I... Oh man... A REAL girl in my room! This is so hi-technicaaaal! N-Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr... Must...ca-ca- calm...calm down... I'm get-get-get-get... Getting w-way too excited... Sweatles...forming... Can't talk to...girls... Must get... my...laptop...from...Frannypack... [He takes out his laptop] Francis: Booting up Swoon.exe! Activating Nerr2Babe interface mod with real- time wooing! [A weird screen with Peach and Francis is shown] Francis: Welcome to my castle. How do you do? ...Nerrr." Princess Peach: What on earth is that?! What's going on here? Francis: Nerrherr... I boot this baby up whenever it's time to talk to the... heh...laaadies. Schweeeeet. Time for my Swoon.exe program to work its magic! (Where should I start?) [He brings up a list of some sort, and selects "Speak", then "Talk to hot babe"] Francis: What is your name? Peach: My...name? - "Oh, me? I... I'm Peach." - "Tell me your name first!" - "You can call me...annoyed." [If "Oh, me? I... I'm Peach." is chosen...] Princess Peach: Oh, me? I... I'm Peach. Francis: Peach? Why, that name is just peachy. Heh! I bet you've never heard that one! Oh...I'm just drooling at the sound of it... "You received a straight answer. Francis's passion leveled up!" Francis: Oh, man... What do I do next? [He selects "Look", and then "Hot babe"] Francis: You're so cute...like a princess straight out of an anime or video game! You can be feisty, but I must say it...umm...adds to your charm. Princess Peach: You think I'm...charming? - "Am I really cute? Tee hee." - "You're making me blush!" - "I'll show you feisty!" [If "I'll show you feisty!" is chosen...] Princess Peach: You want feisty? I'll show you feisty! Lay it on thick like that, and you'll get it! Francis: Eep! I'm so sorry! I don't know what I was thinking! Oh...forgive me, my queen! Princess Peach: I-I'm NOT a queen, I'm a princess! Francis: (Nerr herr... She's supercute when she gets angry...) "Francis got yelled at! Peach's charisma leveled up! Francis's passion leveled up!" Francis: (What's my next move?) [This time he selects "Inventory", "Give Item", and ""Pink Princess" Signed Poster"] Francis: As a token of my affection, I'd like to give you a special present. [Peach received the "Pink Princess" Signed Poster] Princess Peach: Oh. Umm... - Thank you, Francis! - I appreciate the thought... - This junk won't win me over. [If "Thank you, Francis!" is chosen...] Princess Peach: Oh, thank you! It's gorgeous! Francis: You really like it? I knew a hottie like you would pick up on how premium this poster is. I got this baby at a totally hi-technical 'Pink Princess' anime event. I was going to get a CD, but I freaked when I saw this super-rare poster! The voice actor for the princess AND the director signed it, as you can see. As I'm quite sure you know, the director changed after season three, so it's rare. Plus, look here! The logo was done in extra-premium gold holographic foil! And the paper, oh man, it's UV resistant! So you never have to worry about fading. I could stick it on some backing board for you. How's that sound? Princess Peach: Umm... Yeah. Sounds...great? (What is he talking about?!) Francis: O-OK, you got it. Let me just take this guy back for a few minutes then, OK? "Peach returned the poster. Francis's satisfaction leveled up! Francis's passion leveled up!" Francis: (Nerrr... What's my next move?) [He chooses "Think", then "About the future"] Francis: Wow, we are like, so perfect for each other. It's destiny! We should get married! Princess Peach: M-Married?! - "If you would have me..." - "Let's take it slow..." - "So, how much do you make?" [If "So, how much do you make?" is chosen...] Princess Peach: So, how much do you make? Princess Peach: Hey! Who's picking these responses for me, anyway?! I'm not marrying this dork! I shouldn't even be having this conversation! I came to save Tippi! Where is she?! Francis: Tippi? Hmm... Tippi... Tippi... [He looks for a "Tippi" option on his list, but doesn't find one] Francis: There's no Tippi command here! What is she talking about?! Princess Peach: That's it! I've had it! You'd better bring her out now! [Peach brings up a menu and selects "Pixls", then "Boomer"] "Peach used Boomer! Boomer exploded!" Francis: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! MY GRAPHICS CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD! [Back at Francis's room...] Francis: That was the only known copy for the Nerr2Babe patch, and now it's gone forever! Nerrr... Real babes are scary! Voice: Peach...? [Tippi is shown] Princess Peach: Tippi! Oh, I was so worried! Tippi: You... You came. To save me? [Francis is confused] Francis: So... So you've come to raid my fort and steal Francine? W-Well... No! I won't let you. [He turns to Tippi] Francis: B-By the way, I came up with the name Francine on my own! Isn't it schweeet? At first I thought it was a little weird that you could talk and everything. But the digibutter.nerr forum reaction convinced me you were hi-technicaaal! You're my only...sniff...offline friend, Francine...so no one will take you away from me! Tippi: *quietly* Eek! [Tippi's cage lowers into the ground. Francis vanishes] Francis: Nerrr! Can't see me? That's 'cause my invisibility powers are totally hi-technicaaaaal! Little Francine is hidden, so you can't take her! Feel the wrath of the jilted X-Naut in the season finale of "The Grodus Chronicles"! [Francis battles with the group. After he's defeated...] Francis: NERRRRRR! [He falls over, then gets up and runs to his door, then leaves. Tippi then appears and the cage lowers, freeing her] Tippi: Mario... You guys came to save me... [Mario nods] Tippi: ................ Thank you... Thank you, Mario! *quietly* I'm so happy... [She starts glowing] Bowser: What...is THAT?! [A Pure Heart appears] Tippi: The Pure Heart...? But...how... Princess Peach: It's like Tippi's heart just burst with happiness and released a Pure Heart! Or... Tippi: Mario... I was just so happy when I saw that you'd come to save me. Please... Take it. [Mario gets the Pure Heart] "You got a Pure Heart" "The fourth Pure Heart appeared in a dazzling flash of mysterious light. What made it appear? The group was puzzled by this and many other riddles. "...So you're not hurt?" asked Tippi, full of concern. Somehow, Tippi seemed different than before. She had started to change. Mario simply shook his head and started the long journey back to Flipside..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Castle Bleck Scene 4 [BLK4] -------------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ Dimentio: ...And that is how the ruffians managed to best me. Dimentio: Ah ha ha. They are strong, to be sure... Very strong. Dare I say... They might be strong enough to defy the prophecy! [Bleck puts his hand over his chin] Count Bleck: Spare Count Bleck your theatrics. The Light Prognosticus is false. The Dark Prognosticus holds the answer to eliminating heroes that rise to stop us. Dimentio: Oh my. That's the first time that morsel of information has touched my ears. Do tell! Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh... In due time, Dimentio. In due time. Count Bleck: Oh, Nastasia? It's time we set "him" on these pests. Nastasia: Yeah, um, I can take care of that for you, Count. Count Bleck: Lovely, exclaimed Count Bleck. Return to your posts, my dear minions. O'Chunks, Mimi, and Dimentio: As you command, Count! HAIL BLECK! [O'Chunks leaves, then Mimi, then Dimentio] Nastasia: *quietly, with a troubled expression on her face* Um... Count Bleck: Does something trouble you, Nastasia? Nastasia: Yeah, Count... You know, there's still time... You can change your mind... Count Bleck: That is enough, Nastasia. We've already come this far, so we shall forge on! But you needn't stay by Count Bleck's side. You can depart with my blessing. Nastasia: Um, no, my count. I won't be doing that. My life is already sworn to you. Yeah, it's belonged to you since the day you saved me... I'll be sticking it out with you until my game ends, 'K? Count Bleck: If that pleases you... [Bleck leaves with the Dark Prognosticus, then Nastasia does as well] Voice: My my my! How interesting! Nastasia and the count have such DEEP conversations! [Dimentio appears] Dimentio: Mm... Just what is our dear count playing at? Ah, well. I'll let him worry about that. I must attend to my own...projects. [Dimentio leaves and the screen fades out] "Timpani, why? Why do you avoid me?" "Ow... OW! Unhand me!" "Huh? You're crying! Why? Timpani, you must tell me what has happened!" "It's nothing... Don't worry about it... Just forget it..." "Oh no... Timpani, is my father behind this?" "I'm... I'm just an ordinary girl. No matter how much I love you, we must part." "Timpani... I..." "This is good-bye, Blumiere. There's no other choice. This is our fate..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- Before Chapter Four [BFC4] ------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [Mario and the others come out of the yellow door] Princess Peach: That was...a little weird for a while, but we seem to have gotten through it OK... Tippi: I'm so sorry... It was all my fault... And... Then... You all... Thank you so much... [Mario nods] Bowser: Pbbtth! Wanna know how to thank me, bugface? Just stay outta my way, OK? Princess Peach: Say, come to think of it... Bowser... Could you be our third hero? Voice: Ho there! [Merlon walks in] Merlon: I have been waiting for you, young heroes! Did you succeed in your search for the next Pure Heart? Tippi: I guess we did... [Mario responds] Merlon: Intriguing... So then... When you saved Tippi, the next Pure Heart just appeared? Merlon: Mmm... How very interesting... I think that castle was once a dwelling of the Ancients I told you of earlier. It seems that my ancestors have roamed far and wide in their dimensional travels. Merlon: "In the castle beyond the great sea, we hid a Pure Heart and sealed it safely..." Yes, I remember reading such a passage in the Light Prognosticus. The seal could only have been broken by a powerful pulse of love and trust... Princess Peach: So...you think it was because Tippi began to trust us that we found this Pure Heart? That's amazing... Merlon: And now there are three heroes! Ho ho! I don't know who the last one is, but waste no time in searching, my friends! Bowser: Oh, please! Come on, people! With me here, you don't need anybody else, seriously! Trust me, any problem comes up, I'll stomp it into next week! I'll Bowserize it! Merlon: Oh ho! Well met, Mr. Bowser! May your strength protect this grou-- [The area rumbles, then The Void expands] Merlon: Oh ho... It seems The Void has expanded once more... Time is short! Tippi: We have to keep going... We must start looking for the next Heart Pillar... Merlon: There are matters I must attend to as well... I must search for any item of significance in the Light Prognosticus... [He walks off. Mario and the others go and search for the next Heart Pillar, and after solving a ground-pounding puzzle, they find it. Once the Pure Heart is inserted into it, a green door appears at the tower of Flipside. They go to it and enter it] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------- Chapter 4-1: Into Outer Space ----------------------------- "Through the fierce battle against Francis, Tippi and the Mario gang grew closer. Behind a fourth foor lay a whole new world that beckoned to them both. What awaited was vaster and stranger than anything they'd encountered so far... In order to claim the Pure Heart, they would have to endure new, far-out trials..." ----------- Outer Space ----------- [The stage gets drawn out, then they come out of the green door in the middle of space] Tippi: Mmm, stars everywhere... I believe we're in outer space, almost certainly... [Mario notices that he is in space, then loses his breath] Tippi: What troubles you, Mario? Ah... Yes, of course... We seem to be lacking air... You need that, don't you? Tippi: Oh... Oh, gracious me... What am I to do? Um... Well... Let me see... Um... Hrm... Urm... Hm... Then... Well... Well... But... So... NOOOOO! [The area flashes and everyone teleports back to Flipside] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [Mario is on the ground] Tippi: Hey... Please, wake up... [Mario gets up and looks around, then responds] Tippi: You're all right, aren't you? Oh, thank goodness... I don't really know how I got us all out of there... It just sort of happened... We won't last out there as we are... Perhaps we should ask Merlon's advice... [Mario nods. They go to Merlon's house] Merlon: Oh ho! That was certainly quick work... You've already found the next Pure Heart? [They walk up to him] Tippi: No, Merlon... That door led us straight into outer space... Merlon: Space?! Oh ho, I imagine THAT was an unwelcome surprise! Tippi: Yes... There was no air, so Mario and his friends couldn't breathe... What do we do? Merlon: Hmmm... Well, if you had a space helmet, you would be all right, I imagine... Tippi: And...you have one? Merlon: Of course, I don't have one! But I imagine that even something LIKE a space helmet would suffice... [He walks over to his shelves] Merlon: And I just so happen to... [He searches, but to no avail] Merlon: Oh, blast it! [Mario walks up to him] Tippi: What now...
Merlon: Oh, double blast it all! I cleaned out my shelves the other day... Yes, I HAD the perfect thing, but I was making space, and I gave it to someone in town! Tippi: To who?! Merlon: Oh, just some random boy... It seemed more convenient than recycling it... You must find that boy and explain the situation! Get it back from him! [Mario and the others search around Flipside, and eventually they find a boy with a fishbowl. Mario speaks with him] Boy: Huh? Did Merlon gives me somethin' like a helmet? [Mario nods] Boy: You mean this fishbowl? Yeah, I kepted Captain Gills here in a cup, but then he gots too big for it. Yeah, that's why I gots real happy when I gots this fishbowl! Thing is, now the captain gots so big, the BOWL gots too small for him! [He gets an idea] Boy: Hey, I know! Maybe you could find a nice place to sets Captain Gills free for me! Captain deserves FREEDOM! Then you gets the fishbowl. That's good, huh? Hmmm... But where can he go... I wanna knows that he'll be nearby at all times... You gots to help me! [He gives Mario the Goldfish Bowl. Mario goes to the very bottom area of the town, where he finds a pool of water] "This looks like a good place to release the captain. Release the goldfish here?" - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen, nothing happens. If "Yes" is chosen, the fish gets released and hops into the water] "Now the fishbowl is empty! That means you can use it as a space helmet!" Tippi: Now we can go to space... So... Let's head back to that door... [Mario nods, then they go back up to the green door and enter it again] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------- Chapter 4-1: Into Outer Space [CH41] ----------------------------- ----------- Outer Space ----------- [They come out of the door] "Want to use the helmet?" - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] Tippi: It's dangerous to head into space all willy-nilly, you know. Please, put the helmet on... "Want to use the helmet?" - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] Tippi: It's not like being in water, you know... Please, I must insist, put the helmet on... "Want to use the helmet?" - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] Tippi: So let me get this clear: you enjoy NOT breathing. Please. Put the helmet on... "Want to use the helmet?" - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] Tippi: I fail to see the wisdom... I beg of you, while your brain works, put put the helmet on... "Want to use the helmet?" - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] Tippi: If you don't, do you have any idea what your fate will be? AWFUL. Do you want that? - Yes - No [If "Yes" is chosen...] Tippi: My mind is fully boggled. You want to not breathe? - Yes - No [If "Yes" is chosen...] Tippi: Truly. You're truly sure. - Yes - No [If "Yes" is chosen...] Tippi: Ugh. Who is stupider? You? Or me, for listening to you... No more... Good-bye. [If you agree to put on the helmet, Mario puts it on] Tippi: Well, what do you think? Can you breathe now? [Mario nods] Tippi: Very well... Let's go, then! The Pure Heart is somewhere in this sea of stars... [Mario floats around in space, trying to find his way around. He follows the letters "SOS" coming from somewhere, then he finds some sparkles. Tippi's ability reveals a space shuttle] Tippi: There's something here... What in the world is this? Why was this hidden here? [A shuttle appears, and Mario examines it] Tippi: Mmm, is this a spaceship? Looks rather like it... [It shakes, then a piece of the spaceship comes apart, revealing a creature] Creature: Squeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuurp... [It floats up] Creature: Squirple squeeple squinks! 'Morning, SQUIRP! Tippi: Oh, dear. Who are you? An...alien, perhaps? Creature: You're the ones looking for the Pure Heart, squirple? Hm! Cuter than I thought! Tippi: How do you know about the Pure Heart? And about us? Are you allied with Count Bleck? I demand answers... Creature: Noooooo! No scary faces! You can call me Squirps! I'm your captain, squooork! And if you want the Pure Heart, we need to work together, squoop! Tippi: Whatever do you mean? Please, explain yourself... Squirps: Squirps can't tell much now, but you must trust Squirps. Now, follow me, squiiiinks! Tippi: We won't be doing that... Squirps: SQUAAAACK! Squirps: You! You heed the captain! You are a space grunt now, and that is the ONLY rule! Your only responses should be "Yes, sir!" and "Gotcha!" Understand, squirkle? - Yes, sir! - Gotcha! [The outcome is the same regardless of what you choose] Squirps: Squeh squeh squeh squeh... Looks like you understand your place, SQUIIIIIIIIIRP! Tippi: Are you OK with this? [Mario nods] Tippi: If you say so... Squirps: Great! Let's get ready, then... Squarp formation, squooogle! [He goes into Mario's hands] Squirps: We'll "squarp" directly to the Pure Heart. It's like warping, except Squirps invented it. In order to squarp, we'll need a lot of energy, squeeeeeerk. You're all brimming with power-up power, right? You must give it to Squirps! "Press A to give Squirps your power-up power. Press and hold A until you think you've built up enough power-up power, then release!" [He powers up Squirps] Squirps: SUCCESS! [He shoots out a laser ball, then a portal appears] Squirps: And here we go... SQUAAAARRRRP! [They enter the wormhole and get transported to a different area of space] Squirps: ...Squoh? [He flies around] Squirps: We're...not even close to our destination, squooops... Squirps: Is that all the power-up power you have, squirp? Good-for-nothing space grunt... Squirps was an idiot for thinking you had more... Well, good-for-nothings have their own good-for-nothing ways of moving, squaaank... [He goes back into Mario's hands] Squirps: There's a ways to go before you reach the Pure Heart... You must space-swim! Use 2 to shoot enemies with my Squirps Squirt Beam. SQUIRP! Fire, space grunt! CHAAAAAARGE! [Mario and the others go through outer space, going through several wormholes to try and find the correct path. Eventually they find a star block, which they hit to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Chapter 4-2: A Paper Emergency [CH42] ------------------------------ "Mario and the gang cruised through space, led by the young alien named Squirps. What kind of creature was it, anyway? And what was with those weird noises? Whenever confronted with a question, it would say, "Squirps is Squirps, SQUAAK!" All they could do was trust that he knew where the Pure Heart was and follow him. They were doing just that when something appeared ahead of them. It was a teeny-tiny planet." -------------- Planet Blobule -------------- Tippi: This planet really seems...on the small side... Just where do you intend to take us? Squirps: Somewhere on this planet should be an entrance to the Space Byway, squeeeork! Yup! It's a shortcut to the Pure Heart! Tippi: Really... You don't say... And where might that entrance be? Squirps: Squeh squeh squeh squeh... You're gonna laugh, squaag! IT'S... Squirps forgot! [Mario falls over] Tippi: ........................ [Mario gets up with a mean look on his face] Squirps: Don't look at Squirps like that! Everything's fine! I think there probably should be some clues around here somewhere, squirple... Tippi: What a wretch... Squirps: HNNNNGH! Tippi: What is it?! Do you remember something? Squirps: No! I... I have to go potty! I REALLY have to go, squirk! I can't hold it anymore! [He runs off] Tippi: ... Let's...look for some clues ourselves... [Mario nods. They proceed, and then they find Squirps by the bathroom door. Mario knocks on the door] Voice: Heeeere I seeeeeet, amore! Awaiting youuuuuu, amore! No more, no more, amore! Squirple: This is no time for some silly song, squirple! I've got a bathroom emergency here! Voice: 100 years agoooooo, amore! I came in here to go, amore! So bored, so bored, amore! No toilet paper here, amore! I wait 100 yeeeears, amore! What for, what for, amore? Any paaaper, please, amore? Just a sheet for me, amore! Implore, implore, amore! [Mario and the others explore the planet, and eventually they come to a green door. Inside is a white alien] White Alien: Greetings, young explorer... Welcome to this remote land. You must be bushed, bloooog. I'm what's known as an active senior explorer. The name's Blappy. I'm 72. Blappy: In my youth, while everyone hunted for snacks, I hunted the Big Treasure of Space. It's big. And it will be mine at last! I found a clue in the space ruins! So, explorer to explorer... I'll cut you a deal, blooog... This clue for 1,000 coins! YOU BUY IT! - Deal! - Too rich for my blood. [If "Deal!" is chosen...] Blappy: Bloog! Not enough coins! Go get some more coins before I change my mind! [If "Too rich for my blood." is chosen...] Blappy: What? Too expensive?! Well, maybe a little, bloog... Hackpth! Bleeeeepth! Sorry. I've got a touch of lard-lung. Anyway, I'll cut you a deal: how's 100 coins? - I'll buy it! - You're shady... [If "You're shady..." is chosen...] Blappy: What? Wondering why I'm not looking for the treasure myself?! I'm old! I'm portly! And I DID look, bloooog! I just didn't find anything... Ha-plapbth! Blaaaaaaph! Uh, I mean, fine. 10 coins. - I'll buy it! - I'll pass. [If "I'll buy it!" is chosen...] "You got the Ancient Clue! The scroll has the following words scribbled on it: "By rock man's noggin, when outer space is reversed, the door secret hides."" Blappy: I'm through with you, bloog... Go home now! [Mario goes all the way back to the bathroom door where Squirps is waiting] Voice: Any paaaper, please, amore? Just a sheet for me, amore! Implore, implore, amore! Paaapes, paaapes, amore! Looove the paaapes, amore! Oh more, oh more, amore! [Mario takes out the Ancient Clue, and the person inside takes it] Voice: Fleep has a-waited for you! At last we meeeet, mi amore! My sweeeet, sweeeet paper! [The toilet flushes] Voice: And now we do part, amore! For down you depart, amore! No more, no more, amore! Squirps: Sq-Squirps can't take it anymore! Squirps will burst! Evacuate all personnel! [He rushes into the bathroom, and a Pixl comes out] Pixl: RELIEF! Eeet's a paper miiiracle! Fleep is a-feeeeeling good! You bring Fleep the happy? Fleep has been a-waiting so long for you, amore! Si, for this momento! Fleep: We Pixls are helpful tools, si? Be we no choose masters, be they goood or baaaaad! Still, Fleep has the passion to be used for something, so... Fleep waited here, amore! And you found Fleep, amore! Oh, thank you deep, amore! From this momento, you and Fleep are as one! We shall never paaaaart! Fleep follows you, amore! Companion true, amore! [Fleep joins Mario] "The reversible Pixl named Fleep joined your group! Use Fleep and you can turn over sections of the screen! Something good might be hiding back there for you to pick up..." Fleep: On the back side of the sad is the happy! We will find it! You and Fleep, amore! [The toilet flushes and Squirps comes out] Squirps: Phew... Squirps needed that. OK! Let's go look for the entry to the Space Bypass, squibble! [Mario and the others use Fleep's help to find a Door Key, then they use that key on a locked door. Inside, they find a star block that they hit, ending this chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------- Chapter 4-3: The Gates of Space [CH43] ------------------------------- "Mario and friends headed to the Space Bypass in search of the Pure Heart. How did Squirps know about this secret route? Our heroes stared suspiciously at him. "Why are you staring like that?" said Squirps. "Are you falling for Squirps?!" In the darkness of space, the eyes of Squirps glinted mischievously..." ------------ Outer Limits ------------ Squirps: This is the Space Bypass! Yeah, from somewhere in here, we can enter the Whoa Zone. C'mon, space grunt, look for the entrance, squeork! Tippi: The "Whoa Zone"? You simply MUST be kidding with me... I demand answers... Squirps: It's a prohibited zone, squirp. Some call it the "Space Graveyard", squoooiks. It's a complicated maze... They say once you go in, you can never get out... And supposedly, the Pure Heart is hidden at the very back of that maze, squinkly! Tippi: How would you know that? Who are you REALLY, you incontinent little imp? [His stomach growls] Squirps: Squirple squeedle SQUIRP! I made some room with that pit stop! Now I'm hungry! But don't worry about that, space grunt. Find the Whoa Zone entrance, squibble! [Mario floats through space with Squirps, and with the help of Fleep, he uncovers two pillars. One has a hole with Squirps's shape] Squirps: Squirble SQUAAAAAAAAAK! This hole... What a lovely shape, squirp! Squirps: I don't know why...but I want to be squeezed in there! Someone squish me in! "Want to squish Squirps into there?" - Squish - Don't squish [If "Don't squish" is chosen, nothing happens. If "Squish" is chosen, Squirps enters the hole] Squirps: SQUEEEZIRP! [A big door appears] Tippi: What is this thing? Squirps: It's a Space Gate, squirp! These lead from the Space Bypass to the Whoa Zone! Through this gate is the way forward, space grunts! [They go through the gate, then they use Fleep to find two more pillars, with a Squirps-shaped hole in each one] Squirps: SQUIRPLE-URPLE SQUEEE! Another wonderful shape! Squirps: I feel another compulsion... Must...get...twisted...into...there! Someone twist me in! "Want to twist Squirps into there?" - Twist - Don't twist [If "Don't twist" is chosen, nothing happens. If "Twist" is chosen, Mario puts him in there, and then the area rumbles and nothing happens] Squirps: Something... Something's missing, squirk... Defenitely... I can't shake it... There's only one solution... That's right! Squirps must eat something yummy! Squirps will not move until Squirps eats something good! This I declare, squooooorp! [Mario finds a shop out in the middle of nowhere, then enters it] Shopkeeper: HAVE A TWINKLY DAY! Welcome to Twinkle Mart! If we're not closed, we're open! WAAAAAAA! I was SO lonely! Since our grand opening, you're our first customer! I think I should have thought about location more when I bought this place... Watcha looking for today? Just grab whatever grabs your eye, Twinkle shoppers! [Mario chooses the Golden Choco-bar] Shopkeeper: The Golden Choco-bar, huh? That'll be 100 coins! Does it twinkle your fancy? - Yes - No [Mario buys it] Shopkeeper: Need anything else? - Yes - No [If "Yes" is chosen, Mario continues shopping. If "No" is chosen...] Shopkeeper: Color me twinkled pink! It gets lonely here, so promise to come again, OK?! [Mario leaves the shop and goes back to Squirps] Squirps: Squuuuuuuurgh... So hungry... Squirps can't move... Well, Squirps CAN move, but so very slowly... Squirps needs to eat something yummy! [Mario gives him the Golden Choco-bar] Squirps: Squirps is a gourmet! You think I'd be satisfied by something like this, squaaag? But, you went to all this trouble, space grunt, so... I don't want to, but... SQUA-CHOMP! Squirps: TH-THIS IS... Squirps: It smells delightful, squiigs... It tastes delightful, squoort... It's perfectly PERFECT! Oh... Squirps can't see through tears of joy! Squirps: Squoh... Squorgle... Squirps: TOOOOOO GOOD! [He splits into two, and both of them enter the holes, causing a door to appear] Squirps: Squirp! Sorry about that... Squirps got carried away... Tippi: The gate... It's appeared. Squirps: The goal is nigh, squoogle! Let's go, space grunts! [Through the door, Mario and the others find the star block, and they hit it to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------- Chapter 4-4: The Mysterious Mr. L [CH44] --------------------------------- "Mario and his friends took the Space Byway and merged into the Whoa Zone. Known to some as the Space Graveyard, it was said to consume all who entered it. "Just a little bit longer... We'll be arriving soon," said young Squirps. With his unblinking eyes glimmering, Squirps continued to forge onward. Would Mario and his friends get their hands on the Pure Heart at long last?" ------------- The Whoa Zone ------------- Squirps: We're here, squeeegle! This is the Whoa Zone! Squirps has finally arrived, squooodly! SQUIRPS IS HERE! Squirps: ...Squirps can't wait! Squirps is going to scurry ahead. Follow Squirps when you can. But remember, space grunts, this place is a super-complicated maze... You'll get lost before you know it, so pay attention to where you're going, squeerp! Well, Squirps will see you guys later...at the spot where the Pure Heart awaits! [Squirps takes off] Tippi: I can't believe that creature left us at a time like this... But I must say, I do feel the presence of the Pure Heart... It's somewhere in this zone... [Mario and the others make their way through the Whoa Zone, which has doors that make it where you can walk onto the ceiling and on the sides of the walls. After awhile, they unlock a door. Inside...] Voice: SLOWPOKES! [They walk up to Squirps] Squirps: SQUAAAAAAAACKLES! Squirps was tiring of waiting! Squirps almost gave up! The Pure Heart that you're looking for is just ahead, space grunts! Voice: Squirps. You've done well. You're a smart kid... [Mario hears someone, but sees no sign of anybody] Squirps: Squirple squeee! Stop it! Squirps is embarrassed! [Squirps notices that neither Mario nor anyone else there said that] Squirps: Wait... Whose voice was that, squoh? [A person lands on Squirps's head] Squirps: SQUIRP! Mr. L: Heh heh heh... Tippi: Wh-Who are you?! Mr. L: Oh, me? Just one of Count Bleck's more promising minions. The Greem Thunder... [He gets in a weird stance] Mr. L: MR. L! Tippi: Mr...L? [He knocks Squirps out of the way] Mr. L: I don't need you to tell me it's a cool name. I know it. Don't bother memorizing it. Why? Because I'm about to give you a burial at sea... I mean, a burial in space. Mr. L: Just because you're in red doesn't mean you're strong. Have at you! [They battle. After a rather short fight, he falls over, then gets back up] Mr. L: Oof! Impressive! I guess there's but one thing to do, hm? COME TO ME, METAL BRO! [A big flying robot comes out from the wall] Mr. L: Ha HA! Do you like him?! That is my DEAR metal brother. He and I share a spiritual bond, you know. Yes, yes, and his name is... BROBOT! [He jumps into it] Mr. L: Enough playing, already... NOW FOR PAIN! [The background rips and reveals a space arena] Mr. L: The gravitational laws of space allow Brobot's potential to be fully realized! Hey, Mr. Jumpsallthetime! NOW we'll see who's the better jumper! [Using the help of Squirps, Mario fights a rather interesting battle. After the fight, the Brobot explodes] Mr. L: Hey... This makes no sense! [Mario appears back in the Whoa Zone, then Mr. L falls to the ground] Mr. L: N-No! You beat Brobot?! [He gets up] Mr. L: Ugh... I'll let you off the hook for the rest today, I suppose... But remember this... When Fortunes smiles next, she'll smile right HERE! On Mr. L! [He jumps away] Squirps: Ugh... That was awful, squirp! We have to pull ourselves together, space grunts... The Pure Heart is ahead! Come on, squinkles! [Mario nods, then follows Squirps to the next room] Squirps: Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Squirps brought them here! [Mario walks up to Squirps] Squirps: Oh, we're finally here... Come on! Say hi to Squirps's mommy, Squirp! [Mario sees a glittering statue] Squirps: Yeah, this is Squirps's mommy! The queen of Squirpia! Her name is Squirpina XIV! Tippi: The queen is...your mother? So you are... Squirps: Squirps is the prince of Squipia, a once-great kingdom... My true name is... Squirp Korogaline Squipina! Squirps: Sorry for not telling you... Squirps promised not to tell! It makes Squirps a target! Squirps: Long ago, Squirps's mother was told that destruction would come to the world. And in order to protect us from this destruction, we needed the Pure Heart... So Mommy hid the Pure Heart in the Whoa Zone, where no one could get to it. And so, 1,500 years ago, Squirps was put to sleep in a hibernation capsule, squeeep! Squirps: Squirps was meant to bring the hero here...to protect the world, squipple! Tippi: Ah... So that's why. Squirps: The prince of Squirpia, Squirps, has a message from the queen to deliver... "I bestow upon you the Pure Heart in the hope that you will save the world..." Here! Take it! Squirp! [He takes out the Pure Heart and Mario gets it] "You got a Pure Heart" ""Phew! Now that Squirps is all relaxed, Squirps feels kinda...tired..." said Squirps. And with that, Squirps lay down before the statue of his beloved mother. "Mother..." he said, his voice soft. "I did my best, right? Are you... proud...of me?" Then...slowly...young Squirps closed his eyes... The mission had weighed heavy on his tiny back, and he was proud to fulfill it." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Castle Bleck Scene 5 [BLK5] -------------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ [Inside, all of the minions are gathered up in Bleck's chambers] Nastasia: Yeah, so, guys? Huddle up, 'K? We're just gonna have a quick new- minion orientation. His name is Mr. L, and he comes to us from one of our key competitors. Mr. L: Mmm. Can't say I'm impressed by the minion quality... No, indeed. No wonder you've been trounced up to now. You're like JUNIOR minions. O'Chunks: JUNIOR?! C'mere an' I'll introduce yeh to Fist Jr. an' his wee pal, Slappie! Mimi: Gosh, Mr. L, but didn't you get pretty spanked too? So maybe YOU'RE the junior! Mr. L: Spanked, you say? Ho ho! I was scouting him, dear. He will be mine next time. [He does his weird stance] Mr. L: Yes, he shall know the fury of the one and only Mr. L, AKA The Green Thunder! Mr. L: But enough about me... I need to head to the repair bay for Brobot modifications. L-ater! [He leaves] Count Bleck: "Though the man in red shall wield formidable powers, one shall stand against him. The man in green shall use the Chaos Heart's power to bring darkness to all." Bleh heh heh heh heh... So it is written in the Dark Prognosticus. Dimentio: So what you're saying is...the "man in green" is our minion-in- training, Mr. L? [O'Chunks stomps the ground] O'Chunks: Whut?! That makes as much sense as a beef an' broccoli sandwich! Count Bleck: Calm yourself, O'Chunks. Make ready. Count Bleck is sending you on a new mission. O'Chunks: Ah, now THAT makes sense! It'll be me honor, Count! I, O'Chunks, swear to you... This hero's got a hot date with me feet! Chunks away! [O'Chunks leaves] Dimentio: My, aren't we hot blooded? Well, well... I suppose that's to be admired. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to be on my way as well. Ciao! [Dimentio leaves] Mimi: So poor little Mimi doesn't get to be in on the fun? This stinks. [She leaves] Nastasia: Yeah, I hate to seem like a whistle-blower here, but O'Chunks may not... Actually, even Dimentio, Mimi, AND Mr. L may not be up to this... That hero's gonna collect the Pure Hearts and come here. He'll come for you... Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh... All is according to plan, Count Bleck assures you. [Nastasia gets an upset look on her face] Nastasia: It's strange... Nobody ever, um, cherished the universe the way you once did... And yet, you've been made to destroy it... Count Bleck: That's quite enough...Nastasia. Nastasia: *quietly* If I could...um, I... Count Bleck: You'd what? Nastasia: If only I could have, y'know, been that girl... Things would have been different... [Bleck shakes his head] Count Bleck: She cannot be replaced. You cannot hope to do so, Nastasia. Nastasia: Yeah, um, I'm very sorry. That just slipped out. [Bleck holds his hat over his eyes] Count Bleck: To be sure... She is gone... Gone from all worlds, never to return... [Bleck leaves with the Dark Prognosticus] "What... What are you thinking? There's no possible way... No one would allow it!" "If we can't be happy here, we must leave for a place that will accept our love." "But, Blumiere, is there such a place? Think... I can't bear to see you hurt again." "If our love has no home...let us spend our lives searching together!" "So I beg of you again... Timpani, marry me! I promise I will make you happy." "You...just won't give up, will you? Of all the crazy...stubborn...foolish men..." "Timpani, answer me, please!" "Blumiere, I love you. Take me away. Take me to a world where we can be happy." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- Before Chapter Five [BFC5] ------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [They come out of the green door] Tippi: Now we've gotten five Pure Hearts... This is turning into quite a collection... Bowser: Gwah ha ha ha ha ha ha! What'd I tell ya, huh?! You've got the king of all evilness on your side! You can't go wrong! Tippi: Yes, yes, tee hee hee... Tippi: That said, we owe Squirps for helping us find this one... We should be grateful... Princess Peach: Say, Tippi... Something seems different about you recently. You seem a little bit more cheerful... It's a nice change. Tippi: You think so? Well, ever since you saved me from Fort Francis, I've been feeling really good... I feel like I could just hang around with Mario forever... [Mario points to himself] Tippi: *quietly* Tee hee hee... Voice: So, you're all back? [Merlon enters] Merlon: How was it this time, then? Did you find another Pure Heart in outer space? Tippi: Yes, we found the fifth Pure Heart. And this one-- [The screen flashes] Tippi: URK! [Tippi passes out onto the floor] Princess Peach: Huh?! Wh-What?! Merlon: Tippi! Merlon: What has happened? All of you, come to my house at once! Hurry, now! [He picks up Tippi and they go to his house] Merlon: Very well, let's all take a breath and gather ourselves here... I'm concerned... Tippi may be unable to maintain her Pixl form for much longer. Bowser: Her Pixl form? What the heck does THAT mean? Merlon: Well, you see, Tippi was not always a Pixl... I found her in her true form, exhausted, cursed to wander through dimensions forever. Merlon: She was hanging by a thread, barely alive...so I took a desperate measure... Using my ancestors' magic, I transformed her soul into a Pixl...and this Tippi was born. Princess Peach: I can hardly believe it... So where is Tippi from originally, then? Merlon: She had lost her memory, so I have no idea who she is or where she is from... But I can't help thinking she did not come here by chance. Fate connects us... And my intuition in this are is rarely mistaken. [The area rumbles] Merlon: The Void has grown larger. And these tremors have become common, I'm afraid. Our situation grows more dire by the moment. Will the events written in the Light Prognosticus really forestall the foretold doom? Merlon: I will watch over Tippi. Young heroes, take the Pure Heart... Find the next Heart Pillar! [Mario nods, and they exit Merlon's house. With the help of Fleep, they find a new path at Flipside which leads them to a mirror hall. Inside, they hit some switches in a certain order, making a mirror open up. They walk through the mirror and end up at Flopside] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Flopside -------- [Here, Mario and the others go up an elevator and towards a house that looks just like Merlon's] Voice: I welcome you! [They walk up to the Merlon-like person] Nolrem: I knew you would come by eventually! [Mario is confused] Nolrem: Ho oh! I can see that you would like to ask me where in the world we are! Ho oh oh ho! This place may seem like Flipside, but do not be mistaken! You WERE in Flipside, but then you flip-flopped sides... Friends, you are in Flopside! Nolrem: Which means that I am not the Merlon you know. I am the Flopside version, a different Merlon entirely... You may call me...Nolrem! [Mario thinks] Nolrem: Don't you see? Ours has always been a story of two towns... But the only ones who know about this flip-floppery are Merlon and I! [Mario responds] Nolrem: You seem a bit surprised. Ho oh oh ho... There is a front and a back to all things, young ones. Now, the Heart Pillar is one floor up! Go and place the Pure Heart within it! See you! [Nolrem goes into his house. Mario and the others go up to the next floor and place the Pure Heart into the Heart Pillar, which causes a blue door to appear at the tower of Flipside] Voice: You appear to be performing your duties efficiently! [Nolrem appears] Nolrem: I just got a message from Merlon. Tippi's been revived! They are waiting for you at the top of Flipside Tower. Hurry! You must go there! [Nolrem leaves, and Mario and the others go back to Flipside's tower] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [At the tower, they encounter Tippi and Merlon] Tippi: You're back. I'm feeling better now... Let's get going. Merlon: Are you sure you feel well enough, my dear? Tippi: I'll be fine. This is no time to stay in bed anyway. And I... I want to be near Mario... Merlon: Then I will not hold you back. These good people will surely need your knowledge... Heroes. Please take good care of Tippi. [Mario nods, then they go through the blue door] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------- Chapter 5-1: Downtown of Crag [CH51] ----------------------------- "Still worried about Tippi's condition, Mario and friends opened the fifth door. They still needed to find three Pure Hearts... But the imminent destruction of the world was approaching at an alarming pace. Would Mario have enough time to save the day? And what fould trick would Count Bleck and his goons come up with next? This adventure grew more dangerous...and more thrilling...with every step!" ---------------- Downtown of Crag ---------------- [The stage gets drawn out, then two weird-looking guys go onto the stone platform in the middle. Mario and the others come out of the blue door in midair] Tippi: Oh, my! Where are we? [Mario looks around] Tippi: Quite a nice view from here in midair...but I can't yet see the Pure Heart... Tippi: Wait... Midair? [Mario notices it as well, then falls down] Tippi: Oh, dear... Cragnon #1: Oh! Cragga wagga woo! Cragnon #2: Craggit daggit YOOO! Cragnon #1: Brah! Big Rock Who Watches! Cragnons just little rocks! Cragnons need help! You hook Cragnons up, brah! Or Cragnons go CRONCH and then no more Cragnons! Cragnon #2: End of all Cragnons coming! NO WAY! MUST CRAG ON! Save us Cragnons, brah! Cragnon #1: Criggly craggly CROOOO! Cragnon #2: Cragga wagga doo GOO! [Mario lands in between the two Cragnons] Cragnon #1: OH, CRAG! Cragnon #2: Wh-What in Crag? [Mario gets up and Tippi floats down] Tippi: ...Are you all right? Cragnon #1: Whoa... Skarn! You see person drop out of sky, brah? Skarn: Yah, Jasperoid... Thought I was losing my crag, brah. Person shaped weird, huh? Wait! You think maybe...person sent down to help by Big Rock Who Watches?! Jasperoid: This hairface, brah? But...huh. Thought that Big Rock Who Watches would send someone...cooler. Skarn: Bite your crag, brah! Do not doubt power of Big Rock Who Watches! Jasperoid: Point well cragged, brah. [They pick up Mario and take him away] Tippi: You stop that this instant! [Tippi follows them into a chamber] Cragnon Chief: Servants...of Big Rock Who Watches... You big boulders, we just gravel bits... Tippi: Where in the world are we? And what are you...things? Jasperoid: This is land of Cragnons. Me Cragnon, him Cragnon, this land of Cragnons. Skarn: It not rocket science, brah. Anyway, big brah here is Marbald, chief of all Cragnons. Tippi: Cragnons? What? Marbald: O great servants of Big Rock Who Watches... Cragnons having trouble down here... Serious. Bad. Big, big danger... Marbald: One day...freak plant-people came... Nerd Cragnon named them Floro Sapiens. They kidnap many Cragnobs... We were peaceful brahs... They give peace no chance... Marbald: Rescue team of Cragnons...now need to BE rescued... We at end of our crag... How do we save Cragnons? No ideas come to Marbald...and we keep losing Cragnons... This bad, brahs... Cragnons must work this out, or Cragnons go ex... Marbald: EXTINCT, BRAH! Marbald: You prune Floro Sapiens... You save kidnapped buds... You hook Cragnons up... - Sure thing, brah. - Nah, man. [If "Sure thing, brah." is chosen...] Marbald: Yah? You not cragging my chain? Cragnons owe you big-time, brahs... [Mario nods] Jasperoid: You rock, serious! Skarn: Yah, serious, no cragging! Big Rock Who Watches sent you to Cragnons, for sure! [A door opens and a Cragnon enters] Cragnon: Tuh-Tuh-TERRIBLE, BRAH! King Croacus return! Marbald: Wha-Whaaaat?! Cragnon: Village Cragnons kidnapped! Please... Cragnons need hooking up, brah... [Skarn and Jasperoid leave] Marbald: Servants of Big Rock Who Watches... You heard that, right, kind brahs? P-P-P-Please! You help! You hook up Cragnons! Hooooook up, PLEEEEEASE! [The Cragnon leaves, and Mario and the others continue outside. A Floro Sapien walks toward them] Floro Sapien #1: Hey, check it out, man! Haven't seen that one before, have we? Floro Sapien #2: Yeah, for sure, must be some sorta rare breed or something, right? Floro Sapien #1: Yeah, rare breed, totally! Sweet timing, too! We need a Pure Heart polisher! Score! [Mario and Tippi notices that they mentioned the Pure Heart] Tippi: Mario! These odd creatures seem to know about the Pure Heart! Floro Sapien #1: Our super-mighty leader, King Croacus, will be STOKED to have a rare breed! Let's tenderize it a bit and tote it back, dude! [They defeat the Floro Sapiens] Tippi: Hmm... Seems as though the leader of these uncouth things has the Pure Heart... We'd best try to find him... Voice: HEEEEEELP! [Floro Sapiens are shown carrying Cragnons away from the village] Tippi: Floro Sapiens are taking more villagers! [Mario and the others chase them through the area and to another area, then they're seen running off] Tippi: They're fleeing... I wonder where they're headed... We must follow them... [Mario and the others follow them to another area, and the Sapiens can be seen taking the villagers in the background] Tippi: Oh, dear! Did you see them?! Over there! [They continue to follow them through this area, eventually encountering a star block. They hit it to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- Chapter 5-2: Pixls, Tablets, and Crag [CH52] ------------------------------------- "In pursuit of the abducted Cragnons, Mario and Co. headed for the Gap of Crag. What did the Floro Sapiens want? And where was King Croacus with the Pure Heart? Despite their hustling pace, our heroes never caught sight of the Floro Sapiens. But Mario didn't give up. He knew his fleet feet would catch them eventually..." ----------- Gap of Crag ----------- Tippi: There! We've caught up to the fiends... [Mario nods, then the Floro Sapiens holding the villagers are shown. They follow them to the next area, where the Floro Sapiens are seen once again. They go down a pipe, then the pipe lowers and a big yellow block moves over where it was] Tippi: Disappeared down a pipe, did they? [Mario nods. They go through the canyon for a bit, and after awhile, Mario hears a voice] Voice: Showed at last, did yeh? [Mario looks around, then O'Chunks appears] O'Chunks: GRA-BLAGHY! O'Chunks: I've not been made teh wait like this since that fine lass stood me up long, long ago! Yeh did this teh break me concentration, didn't yeh?! Yeh likes the cheatin', eh?! Sorry teh disappoint yeh! Yeh think I'd fall fer a bush-league move like that?! Tippi: Ooh, I'm afraid this fellow is terribly misguided... [O'Chunks stomps the ground] O'Chunks: Grrrraaa-BARGLE-FARGLE! "Misguided"? That's not even a real word, yeh squishy bug! Quit yer yappin', now! It's time fer us teh settle this once an' fer all! Tippi: No matter how often we do this, it will end the same... Just step aside! O'Chunks: Grah har har har har! Big talk fer a wee li'l weird-lookin' butterfly! I'll be wantin' an apology! In writin'! An' I want it written with yer FACE! Voice: Salutations, O'Chunks! [Dimentio appears] Tippi: Y-You... Dimentio: Ah! Once again we meet, like two large, hairy vikings on a storm- tossed schooner! O'Chunks: What d'yeh want, Dimentio?! I don't be needin' any help! Yeh'll just get in the way! Dimentio: Ah, a quadrillion pardons! Far be it from me to be a hindrance. Far, FAR be it! As it happens, I merely have an acquaintance in this land. I was just saying hello! O'Chunks: Sayin' hello, eh? [Dimentio raises his arms] Dimentio: Yes, truly! And I saw you, and I thought, "Perhaps my magic can aid in this fight!" [He uses his magic to teleport them to his dimension] Dimentio: Ah, rest assured, I'll hardly be underfoot! You fight to your heart's content! Ciao! [Dimentio leaves] O'Chunks: Wuh... That doesn't sound too bad, I guess. Maybe I misunderstood that weirdo... Well, anyway, you lot are in fer it now! Meet the new-an'-improved O'Chunks! [They battle. After the fight...] O'Chunks: GRRRA-BLOOOOOOOOORGH! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! [The area turns back to normal] O'Chunks: BLARGH IT ALL! Bad enough that yeh beat me once, but twice is too much teh bear! How can I show me face teh the count now, eh? I CAN'T! Put me out o' me misery! [Mario shakes his head] Tippi: ...Oh, dear. What shall we do? O'Chunks: Get on with it! I'm serious! I've no regrets! Well... No... Perhaps I do regret not confessin' me love teh that sweet lass... BUT NO! That's no way fer a brave warrior teh talk when 'is time comes 'round at last! So... Do it! Now! NOW! Finish me! End me game! Voice: Well, salutations, O'Chunks! How are things, hmmm? [Dimentio appears again] O'Chunks: Di-Dimentio! Look, honestly, this is kind o' important! How 'bout some privacy, eh? Dimentio: Yes, yes, of course, I understand. Your honor must be satisfied... But, O'Chunks... Before you let your game be over, humor poor little me for a bit. I have something I rather think you'll enjoy. I DO wish you would try it out for me. O'Chunks: YEH CRAZED LOON! It's not the time fer... Dimentio: Oh...it's not the time, hmm? Not the time for something that will aid Count Bleck? O'Chunks: Ooh... Fer the count, eh? Well, that do change a thing or two... Hmmmm... .......................................................... ..................................................................... .......................................Fine, then! [He turns back to Mario] O'Chunks: You lot! Yeh took enough of a beatin' fer today, so I'll let yeh off easy-like! I tell yeh this, though: yeh better work on yer skills by the next time we meet! Tippi: Wait, what about all that drivel about not showing your face to the count and such? O'Chunks: 'EY! SHUT IT! I live fer the count! I couldn't end me game without 'is say-so! Me heart is weak, sure, so I'm done with it! From now on, I'm all brawn, no brain! The past be nothin' teh me! All that matters is Count Bleck's future! All fer 'im! Chunks away! Dimentio: Ah, it is time to part... Ciao! [Dimentio and O'Chunks leave] Tippi: That fellow is...troubled. [Mario and the others continue along through the canyon, eventually obtaining three types of tablets: Stone, Water, and Fire. Mario finds some stones where he must insert the tablets in that order, and he does so. The place rumbles] Tippi: What... Wha-What?! [The rumbling stops] Voice: Hey! Yo! [A Pixl appears] Pixl: Whuh? I'm gettin' nothin'... So... You...ignorin' me? Or was that a "yes"? Better try one more time... PLEASE TALK TO ME! - Fine! - No way! [The outcome is the same either way] Pixl: Nice! Sounds good. Been a while since I heard voices. Been a while since I talked. Gotta tell people how ya fell or they dunno... Gotta talk or no one hears ya! So listen, weird question... You got a motto or what? Whisper it to me, huh? [Mario inputs a random word] Pixl: Oh yeah... That's perfect! I am LOVIN' that! Real good wordin', real good timin'! It really got me right there! In the heart! And on that note, hang on a quick sec... [He flies around] Pixl: *shouts the word Mario made up* Pixl: So yeah, that's your motto... Words you live by, right? Right on! Good stuff! Feels like I know you now... What really drives you... Gotta say, it's inspirin'! Haven't felt like this in a while... Feels kinda like when I first became a Pixl! I gotta get on board this good-feelin' train! I'm stickin' with you! [The Pixl, Cudge, joins Mario] "The hammer Pixl called Cudge has joined your group! Swing that hammer to do some serious damage! You can even break giant yellow blocks!" Cudge: Yeah! Feelin' good! Yeah! I got a ton of pent-up energy, lemme tell you! [Mario and the others proceed to the giant yellow block they saw earlier, then they break it with Cudge's help. This leads to a cave with a star block, which they hit to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------- Chapter 5-3: A Crag in the Dark [CH53] ------------------------------- "After repelling O'Chunks, Mario and Co. followed the Floro Sapiens underground... Was the hideout of the Floro Sapiens just up ahead? "Wow, it's dark! And narrow!" "Hey, who just kicked me?!" "Sorry. All me." Our heroes followed the long, dark corridor, listening to the echoes of their own voices. As they groped their way along, the light at the end of the tunnel grew brighter... They had finally arrived at the inner sanctums of the Floro Sapiens... The Cragnons kidnapped from Downtown of Crag had to be around somewhere..." ------------- Floro Caverns ------------- [As Mario and the others proceed through the cave...] Voice: "Coming to you live...from the foul darkness that the Floro Sapiens call home. Lesser Cragnons would weep softly. No one has set foot in this cave and emerged alive. But some make history with sheer gall and willpower...and Flint Cragley is such a man!" [A man named Flint Cragley is shown] Flint Cragley: CRAGLEY HO! "Into the Floro Sapiens Cave of Doom! A Flint Cragley Cragtrotting Adventure!" [Mario and the others walk up to him] Flint Cragley: ...No, no, wait a second. That'll never play well in the sticks. How about... CRAGLEY HO! "Taste Danger! Flint Cragley Vs. a Recragginated Mummy in Floro Sapiens Central!" I wonder if that'll test well with the weekend auidence... Those Cragnons are fickle... [Mario responds] Tippi: Ah, excuse me... Sir? [He turns around] Flint Cragley: CRAGELY HO! "Suddenly...out of the cave mists...mysterious, slavering creatures lurched into view! Did they hope to dine on the fillet of Cragley? Would our hero meet their mandibles? Tune in after this brief commercial break to reach the torrid conclusion!" Flint Cragley: ...Great, cut, print, wrap it. Now what do you dolts want? What are you doing here? [Mario responds] Flint Cragley: Huh? You're on a quest to find a treasure called the Pure Heart? Spectacular. Just fabulous! All-time coincidence, that's what this is! Just great to meet fellow adventurers, really, it is. I'm ecstatic about this. Flint Cragley: Listen, call me Flint. I'm a heck of a guy to know! Best cragtrotter of our time! You may know me from "Flint Cragley, Cragtrotter," which airs weekly on crag-vision. That's why I pretended to be kidnapped! I'm filming another epic show! Unfortunately, my idiot crew wandered off somewhere... So unprofessional. [He walks a bit] Flint Cragley: I turned away for a second, and they vanished into the foul blackness of this cave... The worst part is, they have the key that'll get me deeper into this infernal abyss! You there! If you run into my crew, tell them I'm waiting and stomping impatiently! Pure adventure personified thanks you kindly! Tippi: If we run into them... Fine. [Mario and the others go through the cavern, and eventually they find one of Flint's crew members] Crew Member #1: Hey. You not mind controlled? You escape from "Processing Center", brah? Monzo maybe ought to take director there. Maybe sprout on head mellow him out... Tippi: You're one of that Cragley gentleman's crew members? He's requested your return... Monzo: Whuh? You know director? [Mario nods, then responds] Monzo: So that where he was... Aww... He told Monzo, "Wait here!" But Monzo bet he forgot one second later. Job of Monzo really lame. Thanks, brah. Monzo head back now. [Monzo leaves. Mario and the others go searching for another crew member, and they end up finding one]
Crew Member #2: Whoa! Where in Crag you guys come from? ...Serious. Who are you, brah? Tippi: You're part of Flint's crew, are you not? He's been looking for you... Crew Member #2: Whuh? You know where director is?! [Mario nods, then responds] Hornfels: Oh, that where he is... Thanks. Hornfels head back now. But first... You see other crew Cragnons? With little sprout on top of head? Floro Sapiens using sprouts to mind-control Cragnons... They see you, they attack! Don't let guard down, brah! Crag you later! [Hornfels leaves. Mario goes back to Flint and his crew] Flint Cragley: "In a miraculous turn of events, I was reunited with my faithful my faithful camera Cragnons." Flint Cragley: "But there was no time for celebration! We had to swoop to the aid of the kidnapped! With danger nibbling our heels, we ventured deeper into the forbidding cave... To do so, we used the key to the last unopened door in the forsaken labyrinth!" [He turns to Monzo] Flint Cragley: So, um... You do have the key, right? Lemme grab that. Monzo: Whuzzat?! You cragging me? You never gave key... Flint Cragley: Oh. Hmmm... Really? [He turns to Hornfels] Hornfels: Whuh? What? Key? Flint Cragley: Yes, genius, a key. Wait... Don't tell me you don't have it either! Hornfels: Uh, yah, brah, had key, but... Flint Cragley: Ah, yes, so you DO have it! Good show, good show, yes. Give it here. Quickly, now. Hornfels: No, brah... HAD key but not HAVE key... Flint Cragley: You... You LOST it?! "A tragic crew blunder ruins Cragley! Had the gods of adventure forsaken us?!" Hornfels: Nah, brah! See... Cragley say, "You lose this, so Cragley hold on to it." Cragley got key, brah... Flint Cragley: Preposterous! If such a claim were true, there would be evidence in my pocket, which there ISN'T. [He searches his pockets and finds something] Flint Cragley: Hm? [He takes out a key] Flint Cragley: CRAGELY HO! "A miracle struck! As if by magic, the long-lost key had returned to my pocket! The cave defied Cragnon comprehension! It was a place of purest miracles!" [His crew mumbles stuff to themselves] Flint Cragley: Lucky turn of events, finding that key... I'm sure everyone contributed somehow. Now, onward! We must make our way to the last unopened door to the horrid depths... If my research is correct, and it always is, then this key should open that door. Of course, through the door may lie a trap that will devour us all... Ho ho HO! [He walks up to Mario] Flint Cragley: What's that? You say you want to open the door no matter what may lie in wait?! Tremendous! Such bravery! [Mario responds] Flint Cragley: I was planning on opening it myself, of course, but since you seem so passionate... Not that I'm afraid or anything. Don't be ridiculous. I mean, that's laughable. As a fellow cragtrotter, I know the heady thrill of the hunt! I'll yield to your lead! [He gives Mario the Cave Key] Flint Cragley: We'll head down first and await you by the door. Come down when you're ready. See you in two ticks! [Mario goes back to the room he was just in and unlocks the locked door. The group make their way through a little bit more of the cavern, then they come to a star block and end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- Chapter 5-4: The Menace of King Croacus [CH54] --------------------------------------- ""You want REAL danger?! How about my duel with the foul Rainbowzilla?!" As the heroes descended into the Floro Caverns, Flint Cragley entertained them all. "Boss. BOSS! Cragnons heard that story 255 times, brah... You making my crag hurt. Brah, if you count time we weren't tied up, then it 256 times." Mario and Co. glanced over at the weary faces of Flint's crew as they delved deeper. But a light grew... Was it a ray of hope from the Pure Heart, or an evil illusion?" ------------- Floro Caverns ------------- Flint Cragley: CRAGLEY HO! "We plodded on, traipsing over all manner of beasts that gnashed fangs at us! But then...NOOO! A sight too horrible to believe appeared before our eyes!" [Hornfels looks around] Hornfels: Boss... Nothing happen yet, brah... Flint Cragley: I know that, you cretin! The "sight too horrible to believe" is still up ahead! We're going to look for it now! Come on, MOVE! [Flint leaves] Hornfels: Whuh?! Wait up, brah! Monzo: Boss, no! Monzo not want to get left behind, brah! [They both leave. Mario and the others explore deeper into the caverns, and they come to a room where a Cragnon comes out of a door, with a sprout on its head. They continue to go through the cavern, and eventually they unlock a locked door. Inside is a non-brainwashed Cragnon with a Pixl by his side] Cragnon: EEEEEEK! F-F-Found us! Cragnon: Gabbro thought this was good hiding spot, since key was lost, brah! Pixl: Yes, this is unexpected... But so is a storm of rain... Such is the way of things. There are no absolutes... Gabbro: Wh-Wh-What we do, brah?! [Mario walks up to them] Pixl: Come, come, be at peace. Calm your raging inner sea. Let us meditate on this... Gabbro: You probably right, brah... ........................................... ....................................................................... .....................Got it! [He turns to Mario] Gabbro: E-Evil brahs! You take Gabbro. Gabbro give up... But her... Do not hurt Pixl! Pixl: But you... Gabbro: No. Let Gabbro speak, brah... You kept Gabbro company... You helped Gabbro hide... Gabbro owe you big, brah... Big debt for Pixl! Gabbro's time ending, but Gabbro really want you to live free... Pixl: Come, now, ease your mind. Let me muffle the wails of your frightened soul... Do not be hasty in fear! Look closer... That is not one of the Floro Sapiens! [He turns around] Gabbro: What? Who are you brahs? Could you... You come to save Gabbro? Tippi: Well, I guess... This is interesting... Just like Flint Cragley, you've avoided falling under the control of the Floro Sapiens... Gabbro: What?! Flint here, too?! [Mario nods] Gabbro: Gabbro HUGE Cragley fan! Cragley do something, brah! Cragley save us all! Pixl: Well, isn't that welcome news! Why don't you go find Flint? For I must bid you farewell. Gabbro: What?! Why?! You not come with Gabbro?! Pixl: Humans and Pixls...or Cragnons and Pixls, for that matter...shouldn't linger long together. Only heroes who know how to utilize the Pixls properly can travel with them... Please, heed my words now... It's best for you this way. Gabbro: Oh, crag......... Pixl: Come now, let me assist you in your departure from here. Let your aura shrink... When it diminishes, you can return to the village where the one you seek awaits. [He shrinks him] Gabbro: Thank you, great Pixl brah... Gabbro not forget you! [He runs off and enters a tiny door] Gabbro: WAAAAAAAH! Pixl: Farewell, weeping Cragnon! Go frolic beneath the sun, where you are meant to live. Pixl: Rain still falls in my heart. The taken souls cry out... Why do they cry such tears? You must stop this torrent. Fate brought us together. Great hero of 1,500 years... Now you must take me there... To the deep, dark underbelly of the earth... [The Pixl, Dottie, joins Mario] "The tiny Pixl named Dottie has joined your group! Dottie can miniaturize you so you can enter small spaces and avoid being noticed!" Dottie: Let us go! Before the rain of tears becomes a flood... Before disaster breaks... [With the help of Dottie, Mario and the others get out of the room, then they eventually make their way to a room where they hear a voice] Voice: Ah ha ha. So! At long last, you've come to play, like late-sleeping toddlers! [They walk up to Dimentio and O'Chunks] Tippi: Dimentio...and O'Chunks... O'Chunks: .......... Dimentio: Ahhhhhhhh... Do you not tire of collecting those worn-out, tiresome Pure Hearts? I am not violent by nature, you know. I'd prefer to settle this peacefully, in fact. Say, for instance, you wished to go back to your world. I could do that for you... Tippi: We are NOT interested! Dimentio: Ah ha ha. So it must be... Shall we begin? [Dimentio uses his magic to teleport them to his dimension] Tippi: Ugh... Haven't you learned? No matter how often we fight, it will end the same... Dimentio: My, my. Aren't you plucky? Same fight, same outcome... You are precisely correct. And...that...is...why... [He snaps his finger, and a sprout appears onto O'Chunks, making him O'Cabbage] O'Cabbage: BRO-CCOLI! Dimentio: Lovely green hat, wouldn't you say? Tippi: Wha-What?! Dimentio: Dear O'Chunks! So strong, yet so very dim! A child could learn his attack patterns. As such, I requested a few sprouts from my acquaintance to liven him up a touch. I call the boy "O'Cabbage"! Don't be shy, O'Cabbage! Introduce yourself! O'Cabbage: CAB-BAGE! Dimentio: Ah ha ha. Simply adorable. Now remember, kids: eat your vegetables to grow big! Except in this case, a veggie will eat YOU! Have fun, now! Ciao! [Dimentio leaves] O'Cabbage: AS-PARA-GUS! [They battle O'Cabbage. After the fight...] O'Cabbage: Buh... Buh... BRO-CCOLI! [The area turns back to normal] O'Cabbage: Hrrrrrrgh... [The sprout falls off] O'Chunks: 'Ey! What in gravy am I doin' in 'ere?! [He thinks] O'Chunks: Hunh? An' what are YOU doin' in 'ere as well?! O'Chunks: Oh, I get the picture! You lot want teh challenge the new, improved O'Chunks! Yeh got pepper in yer pants, I'll give yeh that! But this time, yeh WILL get ruined! [His stomach growls] O'Chunks: Whuh-oh... Me belly's growlin' like a starvin' dog! Warrior rule, number one: "Never fight on an empty stomach! 'Tis madness!" Sorry, but we've got teh call it a day! Can't go buckin' the warrior rules! Next time, though, yer DONE! Chunks away! [O'Chunks leaves] Tippi: Look... The sprout from his head... It's the same as on the florified Cragnons. It looks as though it's nearly dead, however... [Mario picks it up] Tippi: Well, what do you think? Would you care to try it on? I believe you'll be safe... - I'll wear it! - I'm no veggie! [If "I'll wear it!" is chosen, Mario puts it on] Tippi: You...didn't turn into cabbage. That's nice, I guess... This could come in handy... "To put on or take off the sprout, go to "Important Things" on the menu screen!" [As Mario and the others leave the room...] Voice: Ah ha ha. [Dimentio appears] Dimentio: Mm... If they could beat that model of O'Chunks...then they are coming along quite nicely. Perhaps they really are the ones I have waited for all this time. Ah ha ha. I should prepare myself as well! So much to do, so precious little time... [He leaves. Mario and the others continue through more of the cavern, and they come to a room where a Cragnon gets scanned. He is allowed through due to the sprout on his head. Mario does the same and is also allowed through, then they make it to the room with King Croacus shortly after] Voice: Oooooooo-weeee-ooooooo! Where, oh, where are my pretties?! [King Croacus is shown] King Croacus: Pretties... Beautiful things... Ooo-wee! Bring them to me... More! More! More! [Mario walks up to him] King Croacus: ...Ooo? What is THIS hideous, clashing thing? Tippi: Um... Are you King Croacus? King Croacus: Ooooo-weeeee-oooooooooo! So you must be the intruders I've heard SO much about... Well, I will NOT forgive the great trashening of my beautiful kingdom! NOO-WEE-OO! King Croacus: ...Thus you are warned! Tippi: King Croacus! You must release the Cragnons you've enslaved... King Croacus: NEVER! Their sturdy bodies make them SUCH fine workers. Exquisite! I need them to dig up more gems so I can build a bejeweled palace. Ooo-weee! Tippi: Why, how positively horrid... Release them this instant! King Croacus: Trash is garbage, no matter how you dress it. This world is made for BEAUUUUUTY! And if you need some proof...then have a look at this! [He takes out the Pure Heart] Tippi: It's the Pure Heart! King Croacus: I can hear it in your voice... You want it SO badly, you can barely think, mmmmmm? Seems we all seek beauty... So how DARE you take a high horse over me?! Tippi: Don't compare us to you... We're NOTHING like you! King Croacus: Your blabber hurts my ears! And your smell is wilting me! I can stand you no longer. I rarely stoop to such things, but I'll destroy you myself. Consider it an honor! [He puts the Pure Heart away, then the king becomes a plant-like creature] King Croacus: Oooooo-weee-OOOOOOOO! Here I COME! [After he's defeated...] King Croacus: Beauuuuuu...tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiful... Even as I wilt... I am... I am...BEEEEEAUUUUUTIIIIIIFUUUL! [He wilts] Voice: K-KING CROACUS! [Some Floro Sapiens enter] Red Floro Sapien: What... WHOA! What did you guys DO, huh? Tippi: We have defeated your king. Get over it... Red Floro Sapien: Hey, shut up! You don't get it at all! Yellow Floro Sapien: King Croacus was awesome! He totally thought of his people first, man! And you... You wilted him! Tippi: What? What are you talking about? Red Floro Sapien: WATER, man! I'm talking about WATER! The Cragnons were polluting our water! Those dudes were tossing trash into the river! We had to DRINK that crud! Yellow Floro Sapien: That dirty water was what drove our king bonkers, don'tcha get it? Tippi: So... Then... Oh. Voice: Of course! I knew it all along! [Flint enters with his crew] Flint Cragley: CRAGLEY HO! "Emergency special report from the Floro front lines! Environmental pollution drives Floro Sapiens mad! Whither will they rampage?" Flint Cragley: So the villagers throwing garbage in the river was the reason for this whole thing? Well... I tried to tell those guys, but my thoughts were too far ahead of their time... Hornfels: This play well with green Cragnon crowd... Monzo: Ratings EXPLODE, brah! It like "Crags on Ice" meets "Baron von Craggington"! Flint Cragley: Yes, once my fellow villagers see this, they'll surely realize the error of their ways. Once the words of Flint Cragley reach them, they'll throw garbage no more! Yellow Floro Sapien: Yeah, water, man... I mean, it's EASILY our most precious treasure, know what I mean? You promise not to dirty our water and we'll just chill down here and be cool. And we'll totally take those sprouts off your villagers' noggins too, man. Flint Cragley: Sounds like a fine way to keep the peace in the land... Keep those promises, folks! Tippi: That was a rather unexpected turn... Red Floro Sapien: Whaling on our king aside, you guys are totally heroes... You should take this. Red Floro Sapien: One of our earliest kings received this to safeguard until the heroes' arrival. Our people have kept that promise for, like, 1,500 years or something crazy like that... I'm sure our wilted king here would be stoked that this duty got done. [The Floro Sapien gives the Pure Heart to Mario] "You got a Pure Heart" ""Men of true grit witness live what others can only see through crag-vision. That is what moves me to travel into the belly of the beast week after week. Thanks again for watching, and until next time...CRAAAAAAAAGLEY HO!" Having wrapped their latest shoot, Flint and crew went back to Downtown of Crag. Mario and friends clutched the sixth Pure Heart as they walked back toward Flipside. Our heroes had taken a new step toward overturning the prophecy of destruction..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Castle Bleck Scene 6 [BLK6] -------------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ [At the main chambers, only O'Chunks and Nastasia are there] O'Chunks: Raise yer chunks in the air, as the most debonair man o' men strides into the room! O'Chunks: Springin' forth from 'is lair as 'is foes all despair, for Bleck be the name o' their doom! [He stomps the ground] O'Chunks: Whooa-OH! That's our Bleck! Blecky, Bleckity, DOOOO! Yeh, uh, somethin' Bleck... That's the guy who says... O'Chunks: Woo? [Mimi appears] Mimi: Gosh, O'Chunks, QUIT IT! You're breaking windows! What are you yelling about? Nastasia: Oh, that? Yeah, I just had O'Chunks come up with a nice motivational tune. Nastasia: And as punishment for getting beat by that hero AGAIN, I'm making him sing it 1,000 times. Mimi: 1,000... 1,000 TIMES?! Gosh, you're even more evil than I thought! Mimi: Hey, but enough chatting! So where's the count, huh? I wanna see him! He hasn't called me to go do anything, and I'm getting SOOOOOOOOO BORED! Voice: HEY, COUNT? [Mr. L appears] Mr. L: My destructive little friend is all gassed up and itching to get back in action. Yes, Brobot is begging me to take him out. Say the word, and I'll roll out. Nastasia: Yeah, great enthusiasm, but let's shelve the robot action plan for now, 'K? The thing is, the count kinda left specific orders for us to stand by. Got that? Mimi: No way! We're just supposed to wait here for that big, mean hero to come get us? Mr. L: So the count doesn't need my services? Excellent. I'll just be off, then. Nastasia: YOU GO NOWHERE! We wait! It's the count's direct order! His word is absolute! Be a good little minion and DO NOT MOVE UNTIL TOLD! ...'K? Thanks. [Nastasia leaves] Mimi: But I'm boooooooooored! Mr. L: And Brobot craves his daily SMASH! I can't just loiter here. There's no action! Voice: Ah ha ha. Hard to stay still when you pine for sweet vengance, isn't it? [Dimentio appears] Mr. L: Dimentio! Dimentio: The count's orders are all absolute...completely without exception, yes? We shouldn't even dare to think about a secret sneak attack. Perish the thought! Defeating the hero would please the count greatly...but we MUST follow orders! Mimi: ......... Oopsie! I just remembered something real important that I gotta do! Back in a jiffy! Bye! [Mimi leaves] Mr. L: Yeaaah... Yeah. I've, uh...got to go deflavorize the Brobot's uh... Flavorizer. I'll return once everything's up to code. L-ater, Dimentio. [Mr. L leaves] Dimentio: Ah ha ha. My, my, isn't that something? I do believe I should be moving on as well. [Dimentio leaves] "Look, Timpani. The stars are beautiful, aren't they?" "...There's a tradition in my village. We believe that wishes on stars come true." "Oh, is that so? In that case we'd better get wishing, don't you think?" "I don't need to wish anymore." "Mmm?" "I already got my wish. Now...I have everything I need right here." "Timpani... Aren't you cold?" "Not at all. I'm very warm... Can we stay like this? Just a little longer?" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------ Before Chapter Six [BFC6] ------------------ -------- Flipside -------- [Back at the Flipside tower...] Voice: Tippi... Tippi..... [Tippi makes a weird noise] Princess Peach: What's the matter, Tippi? You seemed a little out of it there... Tippi: Well... Didn't you just hear something? [Everyone says no] Tippi: No? All right, then. It's just that... For a second, I thought I had remembered something very important... [The place rumbles and The Void expands] Tippi: The Void... It looks as though it's gotten bigger. We need to open the door to the next world quickly... Let's hurry. [They go down the elevator] Voice: Oh ho, you're back... [Mario walks up to Merlon] Merlon: Have you seen the sky lately? The Void continues to grow larger. I imagine that some worlds have already started to decay. I wonder how long our dear Flipside will be spared? Tippi: The Light Prognosticus doesn't say anything about how long we have? Merlon: The Light Prognosticus was only written to counteract the dark one... As such, it's not truly prophetic, so it's hard to say how long we really have... And yet...I feel confident in saying that we do not have much time at all. Tippi: Well, we can only go forward now. We can't just wait for all worlds to end, can we? [Mario nods] Merlon: Of course you're right, my dear... I received a message from Nolrem recently... It seems that someone on the outskirts of Flopside has spotted a Heart Pillar. As you're no doubt seeking the next Heart Pillar, that is a good place to start. I will go back to the Light Prognosticus to look for clues. [Merlon goes into his house. Mario and the others return to Flopside] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Flopside -------- [Mario and the others search around, eventually finding a Heart Pillar. They place the Pure Heart into it, revealing a dark blue door at Flipside's tower] Voice: "At the Duel of the Hundred, the hero will meet with dark powers of purest chaos. If you fall to the Hundred, the chaos world grows and the Purity Heart fades. And as that happens, the hero will fall to the world where all games are ended." [Nolrem appears] Nolrem: That's in the section of the Light Prognosticus that I just deciphered. It seems to suggest that if you fail to pass these duels, all worlds will be ruined... And apparently, your lives would be lost along with the Purity Heart. Nolrem: I know that what I have just shared with you might only serve to discourage you... I still must send you forth, however. It saddens me that I can do nothing else. [Nolrem walks off. Mario and the others go back to Flipside, then they enter the dark blue door] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------- Chapter 6-1: Sammer Guy Showdown [CH61] -------------------------------- "Under the looming shadow of The Void, the world slowly drifted toward demise. But not all hope was lost: two Pure Hearts had yet to be found. Could our daring heroes find them? Or was the world doomed to be devoured? Mario, Peach, and Bowser ventured through the next door to find out..." -------------------- The Sammer's Kingdom -------------------- [The stage is drawn out, then they come out of the dark blue door] Tippi: Look at that... [She sees how big The Void is here] Tippi: The Void... It's enormous here... Much bigger than it is in Flipside... This dimension must be very close to destruction... Tippi: We'd better hurry... We have a Pure Heart to find. [Mario and the others go through the door ahead] Voice: I YIELD! [Someone runs up to the door] Challenger: I AM ASHAMED! [He runs off] Voice: Ahhhh... So you run, coward. You disgrace your family's honor. [A warrior is shown] Sammer Guy #1: Another unworthy opponent... When will this "hero" of legend appear? Time is running out, and still he refuses to show his face! [Mario walks up to him] Sammer Guy #1: You stop now! You wear the clothes of a crazy. You must be, if you mean to challenge me! Tippi: His name is Mario. He's not here to challenge you... Sammer Guy #1: Aha. So it begins, challenger. I am known as Jade Blooper, guardian of the 1st gate. Prepare for game over! [He raises his sword] Sammer Guy #1: HAAACHAWW! [He fights Mario, but Mario wins] Sammer Guy #1: No more, I beg you! Your power is great, challenger. Sammer Guy #1: Your skills are impressive. So the hero of legend has finally revealed himself... You may go to the next gate. Tippi: What "next gate"? What is going on here...? Voice: OH, SPLENDID! [The king is shown] King Sammer: Oh ho! What a performance! And what exotic garb you drape yourself in, challenger! [He runs up to Mario] King Sammer: What a rousing spectacle of martial artistry! Tippi: Sorry, but...who are you? Sammer Guy #1: INSOLENCE! Show respect, dog! You stand before King Sammer, ruler of the Sammer Guys! King Sammer: Your unusual fighting style brings me amusement to no end! As reward for your victory, I shall allow a glimpse of my treasure... Behold! [He takes out the Pure Heart] Tippi: That's...a Pure Heart! King Sammer: Indeed, it is the pride of the kingdom! If you desire it, prove your worth by defeating my loyal vassals in a tournament! Tippi: Your vassals, King Sammer? Sammer Guy #1: In our kingdom, there is a legend that has been passed down through generations. "When a great hole appears in the sky, the world will soon be devoured." The tempest in the sky grows larger by the day. It must be stopped! King Sammer: But the legend goes on. And so I shall continue a very dramatic reading... Ahem. "Only one thing can stop The Void: the great hero must be given the Pure Heart." King Sammer: Vassals, to me! [One hundred warriors appear] Warriors: HACHAW! Warriors: HAIL SAMMER! Warriors: 100 STRONG! King Sammer: These are my vassals. Should you beat them all, you will prove you are the true hero. Yes, I shall reward you with a Pure Heart if you best my other 99 Sammer Guys! Sammer Guy #1: Begone, Sammer Guys, and move to your tournament positions! Warriors: HACHAW! [They all leave] King Sammer: I'm sure I'll be on the edge of my throne throughout this thrilling tournament! I will await your arrival at the palace. The tournament has begun... Let skill decide! [Sammer leaves] Tippi: So, the king will give us a Pure Heart if we beat the other 99 Sammer Guys... You'd better get started. You have a lot of fighting to do... [Mario and the others battle their way through until nearly the 20th round. After one of the battles, a Sammer Guy steps in] Sammer Guy #2: Brother! [Another one comes] Sammer Guy #3: Brother, are you hurt?! Sammer Guy #4: Slipping Grip! Clammy Hand! Why are you here? Why have you left your gates? Slipping Grip: We were worried about you... Clammy Hand: Brother... Return to the academy... They will take you back... Sammer Guy #4: Yes, let us return to the academy and earn an advanced Sweaty Palm belt... Perhaps they will forgive my selfish quest for dark slapping power... As for you... You may pass! Slipping Grip: You have beaten us! Now go on and shame the rest like you have shamed us... Clammy Hand: May the martial-art spirits grant you luck! Onward to glory! [They walk away. After the 20th battle, the area shakes and The Void grows] Tippi: The Void is growing larger... We have to hurry! Voice: Hurry? Why not pause and savor the show? [They hear something but see nobody, then Count Bleck appears] Count Bleck: It is already far too late to stop...Count Bleck! Bowser: Who's the creepy clown with the cape... Count Bleck! Count Bleck: BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! The prophecy unfolds smoothly, thanks to the Chaos Heart. The light of each world will be snuffed out one by one... Tippi: Why would you want to do something so...unspeakable? Count Bleck: You QUESTION Count Bleck?! This worthless world's destruction matters not! Far better for Count Bleck to wipe it out of existence than let it remain! Tippi: How can you say that? That's...horrible! Count Bleck: Count Bleck scoffs at you! An insignificant Pixl lectures Count Bleck on what is right and wrong? Tippi: This is not up for discussion! You're wrong...and sick! All living things have a heart. They're all priceless. You can't just...erase them! Count Bleck: Of all things, you defend the heart? Nothing could be more worthless... [He holds his hat over his face] Count Bleck: All things...are meaningless. Aside from Timpani, no treasure mattered in the least to me... Tippi: ...Tim...Timpani? Count Bleck: ...Speak no more! [He spreads out his arms] Count Bleck: This world is dying under the monocled gaze of...Count Bleck! But don't let that stop you from trying to find a Pure Heart you will never acquire! BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! [Bleck leaves] Tippi: Oh, dear... Sammer Robot: WORLD GOES SQUISH SOON! MUST TELL KING SAMMER! MUST NOT ACCIDENTALLY SQUISH KING AGAIN... [He runs off. They continue on to about the 25th room, then they hit the star block to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------- Chapter 6-2: The End of a World [CH62] ------------------------------- "With The Void encompassing the entire sky, the end of the world was at hand. The pressure was on for the heroes to find all the remaining Pure Hearts. Would regal King Sammer be willing to part with his most precious treasure? Leaving an army of Sammer Guys in his wake, Mario stepped into the palace..." -------------------- Sammer's Early Duels -------------------- Voice: Splendid! The heroes have arrived! [King Sammer appears] King Sammer: We received word of your nasty run-in with that despicable fellow Count Bleck. So the legends ARE true... Our ancestors truly did foretell these days! [Mario responds] Tippi: King Sammer, we're sort of in a hurry, here. The Pure Heart, please... King Sammer: You haven't defeat all of my 100 Sammer Guys, but the situation is grave... Oh, why not! Just for royal giggles. The treasure sits on the 26th gate. Go claim the Pure Heart you so richly deserve! [Mario goes over to the chest ahead and opens it, but nothing happens. Suddenly a bomb appears, then it explodes] King Sammer: But... But... That explosion didn't even turn you black with soot! That totally didn't even hurt you at all! This stinks! [Sammer teleports to Mario] King Sammer: So you thought you'd just grab the Pure Heart? You guys are so dumb! Mimimimimimimimimi! [He transforms into Mimi] Mimi: Surprise! It's me, Mimi! You're so silly! Did you crazy heads think the king would give you the Pure Heart? The king's probably tucked all cozy in a bed taking a nap in the castle. ...Making cute li'l snoring noises while his world goes bye-bye! Tippi: Mimi...time is of the essence. Stay out of our way. Mimi: You DUMMIES! The only reason I'm even HERE is to get in the way! I'm not all soft 'n' cuddly like the count. Nighty-night! It's bedtime for you guys! Mimi: NYAAAAH! [They battle. After the fight...] Mimi: OUCHIE! Mimi: That really hurt! You're just a big bunch of bullies who hit cute little girls! But it doesn't matter an eensy teensy bit, hee hee! Everything's perfect! ...What, don't believe me? Look up at the sky! [The place rumbles and The Void expands] Tippi: The Void... It's enormous now! Mimi: Mimimimimimimimimimimi! Yep, I sure got you meanies to waste LOTS of your time! Guess you'll have to give up looking for that dumb Pure Heart now! Tippi: This psychotic girl was only trying to stall us... Mimi: Golly, you guys have really got your thinking caps on today, huh? Well, I did warn you that I was meaner than the count! Anyhow, it's sure a big old bummer I can't stay to play more with you guys. But this place is about to go kablooooey! Later, meanies! [Mimi leaves. Mario and the others proceed through a few gates, and eventually, when they encounter another Sammer Guy...] Sammer Guy: HA HA HA. We are doomed. It cannot be stopped. HAH HAH. [The Void expands, covering up the whole sky] Sammer Guy: HAH HAH HAH. HAH HAH HAH. [He runs away] Tippi: We've got to make it! We can't fail now. Not now! We've come so far. [The Void takes over the whole kingdom, completely obliterating it. This causes Mario and the others to go back to Flipside] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [Here, the screen is blanked out] Tippi: Count Bleck... I feel like I know him from somewhere... [The screen fades in, showing Mario and the others lying on the ground] Tippi: Wait... I do! Or at least, I did! I did know him! But... How? And when? And who is he? I can't remember... [Mario gets up and speaks] Tippi: Mario... You realize... [Bowser and Peach get up] Bowser: Urgh... Whuzzat? Whozere? Bwah! What's going on here?! Tippi: I'm a little discombobulated myself, so it's hard to say... At the very least, we seem to have returned to Flipside... Princess Peach: But what of King Sammer and the Sammer Guys... And the Pure Heart... [Tippi goes over to the dark blue door] Tippi: ....... The door leading to that world still exists, it seems... I wonder... Do we dare go back in... Yes. Yes, I think we should go back through... [They go through the door again] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- Chapter 6-1 (Pt. 2) [C612] ------------------- [Mario and the others come out through the door] Tippi: There's...nothing left. Tippi: Wait... I can feel something very faint. It's the Pure Heart! I can't believe anything is left here, but we have to go take a look. [They go through an extremely long hallway of emptiness. After a really long trek down the hallway...] Tippi: What's that over there? [A Pure Heart is shown, but it has no power left in it] Tippi: Could that be... It's a Pure Heart! Tippi: It sems an impossibility, but somehow it survived the obliteration of this world. Something about it seems odd, though... Voice: Heh heh heh... This place is pretty bland now, isn't it? [Mr. L appears] Mr. L: Heyyy, what's going on here? Looks like your Pure Heart got broken. I guess Pure Hearts can't handle the end of the world. Heh. But, eh, whatever. I'll swipe it just for kicks. [He takes the Pure Heart, and Mario and the others walk up to him] Mr. L: Ahhhh...it's you. I couldn't miss that trendy red-shirt-blue-overalls combo. Heh. Tippi: You're that creep we fought in outer space! Mr. L: How about that Prognosticus! Anything the count doesn't like... POOF! It never existed. Look, I've got to run. Stay out of the count's business if you want to live. Tippi: We are going to stop Count Bleck! Now hand over the Pure Heart, you greasy, greasy man! Mr. L: Still pushing for a fight, huh? Fine. Who am I to disappoint? Mr. L: BROBOT LAUNCH! [The new and improved Brobot comes out from the wall] Mr. L: Just check this thing out! This bad boy is sporting the latest in brobotics. Meet my new friend... BROBOT L-TYPE! [He hops into it] Mr. L: The Green Thunder strikes like lightning! Mr. L: Those overalls are so played out. Have at you! [They battle. After the fight...] Mr. L: Awwwww, WHAT?! No way! My Brobot L-Type shoots missiles. Missiles! [The bot blows up, and Mr. L falls over, dropping the Pure Heart] Mr. L: Preposterous! Why? Why can't I win?! Tippi: Well... It might be because you're weak... Mr. L: GRRRR! You laugh now, but the Green Thunder never forgets! [He runs off, and Mario puts his hand over his chin] Tippi: Hmmm... You think you might have seen him before? It's all probably just in your head... [She notices the Pure Heart] Tippi: Oh, look! [She flies over to it] Tippi: He must have dropped it when he ran off. But this Pure Heart, it's... Tippi: It turned to stone... I don't feel any kind of power radiating from it. Tippi: We'd better take it back to Merlon... He'll know what to do... [Mario nods, then they take the Pure Heart] "You got a Pure Heart" [Meanwhile...] Mr. L: I don't know what it is about those guys, but I just can't seem to beat them! Voice: Aha ha ha. Did they wound your fragile pride, Mr. L? Demolish your robot again? [Dimentio appears] Mr. L: Oh, it's you again, Dimentio. I'm stumped. You'd think a giant robot would be enough to crush these heroes... [He turns around] Mr. L: I'm a disgrace... There's no way I can show my face to Count Bleck after THIS. Dimentio: Perhaps that is for the best. [He uses his magic to try and hit Mr. L with an explosion, but he avoids it] Mr. L: Whoa, now! Hey! What are you doing?! Dimentio: You said it yourself. You can't go back to the count now. So get lost. Mr. L: Not a funny joke, Dimentio... If I wanted to laugh, your face is inspiration enough! Dimentio: Such temper! Your nostrils, they flare out like the hood of a hissing cobra! I can't have you around the count. If I am rid of you here, I won't be found out. And the others will never find you. Yes, this is my moment to grasp. It's time for you to take your final bow, Mr. L... [He encases him in a big block] Mr. L: Hey, now! Whoa! What's this! You've lost your mind, Dimentio! Dimentio: Ah ha ha ha ha. Shhhhh. Don't worry. It won't be so bad, I promise. I'll send those heroes your way soon, just so you'll have someone to play with. [He snaps his finger and an explosion occurs inside the block. Mr. L screams, then him and the block disappear] Dimentio: Ciao...Mr. L! [Dimentio leaves] "The destruction of an entire world was a great and terrible tragedy. But Mario and his allies had survived the cataclysm and found another Pure Heart. The end of that world had dulled the shine of the Pure Heart they had found. Was the Pure Heart's power lost forever? The heroes set out for Flipside to find out..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Castle Bleck Scene 7 [BLK7] -------------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ Nastasia: Yeah, so just got a quick ping from Dimentio? We've had a little insubordination... Yeah, according to his report, our Mr. L took on a hero-fighting initiative... I accept full responsibility. It was my administrative breakdown that allowed this... Count Bleck: I see, remarked Count Bleck... Well, what's done is done. This prophecy will not be fulfilled without sacrifice. [Nastasia lowers her head] Nastasia: So, 'K... Um, and just another quick update on Mimi... Yeah... She, um, also left the castle. Count Bleck: Did she, now? Well, Count Bleck will leave you to dispense the minion discipline. Nastasia: ...... Count... Um, you seem...a bit different today. New monocle? Or did something happen? Count Bleck: Count Bleck feels fine... Leave me... Nastasia: Oh, um, of course, yeah... Please excuse me. [Nastasia leaves, then Bleck holds his hat over his face] Count Bleck: ..... Could that Pixl have been...Timpani? [He shakes his head] Count Bleck: No, no. Completely impossible. I should know that better than anyone. Besides, it's far too late to do anything now. The prophecy has been set in motion, and no one, not even I, can stop it. No one can stop this now... [Bleck leaves with the Dark Prognosticus] "Timpani! What did you do with her? I must see her!" "Still your tongue, Blumiere... Can't you see you've been duped by a dirty human?" "You have brought shame to my name...and to the entire Tribe of Darkness!" "And so what if I did? That doesn't matter to me! She's my entire world!" "Well, then it will interest you to know...that she no longer resides in this world." "What... What do you mean by that?!" "This is the price those who resist their own fate must pay, my son." "She... No... It can't be so!" "Someday you will see, Son. Our kind and humans must never mix." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Before Chapter Seven [BFC7] -------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [Mario and the others come out of the dark blue door, then they immediately go back to Merlon's house] Merlon: Oh ho! The heroes return! Tell me, do you have the seventh Pure Heart? [They walk up to him] Tippi: Well... Maybe you should take a look at it, Merlon... [Mario takes out the Pure Heart] Merlon: Mmm... Hmm? What... What happened to it? Tippi: The Void had consumed that world...and left the Pure Heart like this... Merlon: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... I do not feel the typical energy from this Pure Heart. Even if you set this in a Heart Pillar, it would do nothing. What to do... Tippi: Oh... But then...how do we save him... I mean... How do we save... everyone...from destruction? Merlon: To stop this prophecy, we must defeat Count Bleck, who started all of this... But to do that, we will need all eight Pure Hearts, as the Light Prognosticus says. We are between a rock and a hard place... Voice: Ah ha ha. The forlorn group of heroes, how they cry! The tears flow like sad chowder! [Dimentio appears] Princess Peach: D-Dimentio?! What are you doing here?! Dimentio: Oh, bad news for you! There is no way in this world to restore the Pure Heart... Yes, sadly, your hard work was all...in...vain. Bowser: Urrrgh... Are you serious? That...really stinks! Dimentio: Ah ha ha. Yes, it does, and that's why I decided to give you a consolation prize... [He puts Mario, Peach, and Bowser in a block, then snaps his finger. This causes an explosion that damages the trio, as Merlon and Tippi watch in fear] Merlon: What...just happened? Tippi: Mario?! Princess Peach?! Bowser?! Tippi: MARIO! Where'd you go, Mario?! [Dimentio floats down] Dimentio: It's quite simple... I fulfilled their wishes! I sent them to the next world! Ah ha ha. You do know who I am, right? I am your enemy, Dimentio! I serve Count Bleck! Dimentio: Well, as pleasant as this has been, I must leave. Ciao! [Dimentio leaves] Tippi: It...can't be... Mario... No... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------- Chapter 7-1 [CH71] ----------- -------------- The Underwhere -------------- [Mario wakes up in a strange place, then looks around] Voice: WELL, HI! [A weird block-like creature walks up to him] Creature: Hey, new face! So tell me... First time down here in The Underwhere? ...HA! Just a little joke. People don't arrive HERE twice! Hahahahahaha! [Mario responds] Creature: Huh? What'd you say? "What's The Underwhere?" ...You're kidding, right? Man, for a guy with no extra lives, you're sure hilarious! Isn't it obvious? This is where people go when their games are OVER! Some call it "World -1"... Creature: So how'd your game end, anyway? Poison 1-Up? Bad jump? Or did someone... [Mario responds] Creature: What? You say your game's NOT over? Hahahaha! Yeah, I've heard THAT before. Denial, always the first step. Maybe you just need to hear it from Queen Jaydes. She's the scariest thing in The Underwhere...and that is SAYING something. She rules over us Shaydes, and she'll tell you straight...your game is OVER! [Mario continues on to the next room] Voice: Doo bi doo bi doo! [He walks over to a long pipe, seeing a creature atop it] Luvbi: Ohhh me... I wonder if I shall meet my most special someone this day? Surely he is a prince of countenance fair, pining even now to meet me... Luvbi: Quickly, my loving prince! Fly to me! [Mario looks up at her] Luvbi: Pray, what call hast thou to stare at me so?! Didst thou hear me pine for an old, mustachioed fatty?! Begone! [Mario goes into 3D mode to proceed through more of the area. Eventually he comes to River Twygz, which he crosses, then he finds Queen Jaydes] Queen Jaydes: You... What business have you with me? I am Queen Jaydes. Mistress of The Underwhere! Ruler of those with ended games! [Mario nods] Queen Jaydes: Here, in this place, your sins from your time among the living are weighed. If your sins are light enough, the bliss of The Overthere will be yours. But if not... You suffer for eternity among the game-overed! Now let us weigh your sins... [She senses] Queen Jaydes: Hm? I sense a strange energy... Have you brought something strange into The Underwhere, by chance? [Mario thinks, then he takes out a Pure Heart] Queen Jaydes: What is THIS?! Queen Jadyes: No, no... It could not be... But how... It is badly damaged, yes...but what you hold is a Pure Heart! Who exactly ARE you, to have a Pure Heart...and what has happened to it? [She gets a phone call] Queen Jaydes: Oh, wait, that is my phone... ...Sorry, I have to take this. [She walks over to the right, then picks up her phone] Queen Jaydes: What is it NOW, Grams? You know I am working... Queen Jadyes: WHAT?! LUVBI IS MISSING?! Oh, mercy... I understand. Yes, yes. I will see to it. Mmmmm-bye! [She hangs up] Queen Jaydes: Just great. Just what I need. I am already shorthanded... What am I going to do? [She gets an idea and turns to Mario] Queen Jaydes: Oh! Perhaps you can help! Queen Jaydes: That phone call I received just now? It was the king of The Overthere, Grambi... One of the Nimbis vanished from The Overthere, and he asked me to look for her. But I cannot abandon my duties here in the palace...and my D-Men are all busy. So it must fall to you! Will you search for this missing person in my place? - Yes - No [When "Yes" is chosen...] Queen Jaydes: Oh, thank you so very much. I apologize for asking this of you, but it would really help. The name of the missing Nimbi is Luvbi. Oh... And what is your name? [Mario responds] Queen Jaydes: Mario... Well, Mario... May I hold on to this Pure Heart while you are busy searching? [She takes the Pure Heart] Queen Jaydes: Worry not, I just want a look. I will return it when YOU return with Luvbi. And in its place, allow me to give you this. [She gives him a Door Key] Queen Jaydes: Word has reached me that someone has fallen into the River Twygz. Some said it was a strange fellow dressed in green... That could not be Luvbi... Still, just in case, I would suggest that you check there first. This key will open a door to the underground waterways beneath the River Twygz. Please, I must ask that you search the area thoroughly.
[Mario nods. He goes to River Twygz, then he goes to the very bottom of it where he finds a hole in 3D. This leads to a locked door which he opens using the key he got. He goes through a watery room, and eventually he comes to a room full of fountains. He uses the fountains as platforms to cross over. Once he crosses over...] Voice: Unnnnnggggghhh... [Luigi is shown hiding behind a rock] Luigi: Oh, boy! How'd I end up in this stinky place? Count Bleck's underlings grabbed me, I remember that... Then... And then... Owahhhh... Oh, FORGET it! I just wish somebody would come help me! [Mario walks up to Luigi, then he jumps out at him] Luigi: WAAAAAAAH! Luigi: Buh... BRO?! [Mario nods] Luigi: OH YEAH! I missed you, Bro! [Mario responds] Luigi: What? Huh? Why am I here? Well, I don't really know... I mean, where am I exactly? [Mario responds] Luigi: What? The Underwhere? The land of ended games? Bro, what are you SAYING?! What does it all MEAN?! [Mario explains] Luigi: Uh hunh... OK, I gotcha. So my game is over... Great. I guess one of Count Bleck's baddies must've done me in, just like you guys, huh? Well, everybody runs out of extra lives sometime, right? So what should we do now? [Mario responds] Luigi: ...Luvbi? You're looking for someone named Luvbi? Hey, sounds good to me! I'm loaded with free time! After all, my game's over! "Luigi has joined your group! As Luigi, press and hold the D-Pad down, then release to soar upward with a super jump! The super jump is perfect for reaching high ledges or attacking enemies above you." Luigi: I was feeling pretty low, Bro, but now that you're here, I wanna jump for joy! [Luigi walks over to the left] Luigi: This looks like a job for Luigi! [With the help of Luigi, Mario and him search around more of The Underwhere. They reach an area they haven't visited yet] Voice: Doo bi doo bi doo! [Mario and Luigi make their way over to the end of the area, where Luvbi is found] Luvbi: Oh, hurry... Hasten to meee... Sweeet priiince... [Luigi responds] Luvbi: Foulness! An aging man of mustache grim returneth! Talk not to me as though we have met! Speak, now! What dost thou want of me?! Luvbi: Thou came hither to find me? Pah! As if I would consort with a face so behaired! I await a handsome prince! Understand? PRINCES ONLY! Oh, but hold a moment... Ha HA! Dost thou claim to be the prince for whom I pine? Priceless... Yea, verily... Very well then, good prince. Let us confirm thy lineage. Luvbi: If thou art my prince, then surely thou knowest my name. Speak it to mine ears! If the name is true, then I shall admit thou art mine one and only. - Luvbi - Buvli - Vubli [When "Luvbi" is chosen...] Luvbi: Ha HA! In thy FACE! My name is not Luv... WHAAAAAT?! H-H-How hast thou come by the knowledge of my name? No... Doth this mean... [Luigi responds] Luvbi: Nay! Nay! Such foulness! The very thought cannot be abided! I cannot date a man so old and unpleasant to the eye! I shall return to Mother! GAAAAAAAG! [Luvbi flies off, and Mario and Luigi make their way back to Queen Jadyes's chamber] Voice: HA! At last thou appearest, foul, hairy creatures! [They walk up to Luvbi and the queen] Luvbi: Thou art no princes! Thou art LIARS! Thou approachest me at my mother's behest! Queen Jaydes: Luvbi! Mind your manners! You know all this happened because you wandered off without permission! Now! Apologize to these nice men at once! Luvbi: Um, yea... [She floats over to them] Luvbi: So, ummm, yea, I am sorry...that thou art so hairy. Queen Jaydes: Oh, Luvbi... You had us all worried. Mario. Please accept this as a sign of my eternal thanks. Here. [She gives him a powered up Pure Heart] "You got the revitalized Pure Heart!" Queen Jaydes: I have power over life and death, you see. And I was able to use that power to restore this Pure Heart. I know not how you found it, but this Pure Heart shows that fate is on your side. Take good care of it. [Mario nods] Queen Jaydes: And by the way, it may please you to know that your game is not truly over. Somehow, you were sent to The Underwhere while still very much alive... My power can return you to your world if you so wish... What would you like to do? - Return - Don't return [If "Don't return" is chosen...] Queen Jaydes: I see... Well, when you are ready to go back, please let me know. [If "Return" is chosen...] Queen Jaydes: Then I shall return you. Queen Jaydes: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Jaydes, Jaydes, JA-JAYDES! Queen Jaydes: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! GAMEOVERGAMEOVERGAMEOVERGAMEOVERGAMEOVER GAMEOVER... Queen Jaydes: CONTINUE! [She creates a portal that warps Mario and Luigi back to Flipside] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [Mario and Luigi fall down onto the tower, and they look around] Voice: Mario! You're alive! [Tippi and Merlon appear] Merlon: M-M-M-M-MARIO?! But I saw Dimentio end your game... Then Tippi said you were here, so I thought I'd come and take a look, but... Wow... You're truly alive... Luigi: You know my bro always bounces back! Like me! I bounce, too! [Tippi notices Luigi] Tippi: Um... And you are? Merlon: We can introduce ourselves later! For now, let's head into my house! [They go to Merlon's house. Inside...] Tippi: So that's how you did it, then... Luigi: So hey, I'm Luigi! I'm my bro's bro! Nice to meet you! Tippi: Haven't we met somewhere before? [Luigi thinks] Luigi: Oh boy, not that I remember, but... [Mario responds] Tippi: Wait... Is it possible that you're our fourth hero? Merlon: Funny you should say that... I just found this interesting bit in the Light Prognosticus... "The seventh lost Pure Heart will draw together two men... And when the light returns, its brilliance will show the way to the last hero." Yes, as Tippi said, I think this fellow in green may be our final hero. Tippi: Mario... I never stopped believing you would return... But Princess Peach and Bowser... [Mario responds] Tippi: How to proceed... Well, if you could come back, perhaps Peach and Bowser also can. But first, let's find a Heart Pillar where we can set this Pure Heart. [Mario nods. Mario and the others proceed to find the next Heart Pillar, which is at Flopside] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Flopside -------- [When they find the Heart Pillar, they place the Pure Heart into it, which makes a purple door appear at Flipside's tower. After it appears...] Tippi: So this is the seventh... Now there's just a single Pure Heart left to find... We have to act quickly... We have to stop Blumiere... Tippi: Hm?! What did I just... Blumiere... Wait... Hold on... Who in the world is that? I... What am I saying... [Mario and the others go back to Flipside and enter the purple door] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ Chapter 7-1 (Pt. 2): Subterranean Vacation [C712] ------------------------------------------ "Dimentio's savage attack had seperated Mario from his friends... He had reunited with Luigi, yes, but Peach and Bowser were still missing. Just where were those two? And what new dangers lay ahead? It was time to venture through the door opened seventh Pure Heart. Once again, Mario saw a nightmarish landscape beyond imagination..." -------------- The Underwhere -------------- [They come out of the purple door back in The Underwhere again] Tippi: It's so dark here... I wonder what sort of world this is... [Mario is confused] Tippi: Mario, what's wrong? [He responds] Tippi: Huh? Oh, so then this would be The Underwhere place you mentioned earlier? [Mario nods] Tippi: Hmm. Then I wonder why the Pure Heart led us here... [Mario and the others go back to Queen Jaydes's chambers] Queen Jaydes: Greetings. Welcome to the... Wait, why have you returned?! Tippi: You're Queen Jaydes? My name is Tippi... I'm a friend of Mario's... We... We've come to find the Pure Heart that is hidden in this world... Queen Jaydes: What?! You are collecting Pure Hearts?! Hmm... Now that I take a long look at you... I realize you just might be the heroes mentioned in the Prognosticus... But could you really be...the ones? Tippi: So... Does that mean you have a Pure Heart for us, Queen Jaydes? Queen Jaydes: The location of the Pure Heart is a matter of utmost secrecy, I am afraid. There is nothing I can tell you... If you really must know, you will have to speak to Grambi, king of the The Overthere. Voice: MOTHER! [Luvbi appears] Luvbi: My things are packed and checked thrice! I am ready to return to the The Overthere! ...Oh, me! Thou returnest? Did thy game truly end this time? [Jaydes gets an idea] Queen Jaydes: An idea strikes... Could you fine heroes take Luvbi back to The Overthere for me? Tippi: Take her back? Why ever would you need us to do a thing like that? Queen Jaydes: A monster was once held beneath here...but a recent earthquake freed it. Once it escaped its prison, it began to wander this realm freely. Queen Jaydes: Of course, I could never send my daughter alone with such a savage beast on the loose. If you would take her back, I would gladly open the way to The Overthere for you. Queen Jaydes: I will also alert Grambi that you are coming to ask him about the Pure Heart. What say you? This is a fair bargin... - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] Luvbi: What?! My presence makes thee ill, thou sayest?! Trust in this: I take no joy in it either! But Mother says dost it, so thou DOST IT! - OK, fine! - Nope. Still no. [If "OK, fine!" is chosen...] Queen Jaydes: ...I thank you. With this monster about, my D-Men and I are busy trying to contain the damage... [Jaydes and Luvbi walk to the right, then Jaydes creates a door] Queen Jaydes: Just go through this door and keep heading upward to reach The Overthere. And make sure Luvbi arrives safely in the care of Grams... I mean...Grambi. Luvbi: Hee hee... But avert thine eyes whilst we climb, lest thou succumbeth to my cuteness! Tippi: Oh, please... He's not that superficial... Luvbi: Oh me, a sharpened tongue. Thou art jealous? Dost thou pine for yonder hairy twins? For whom dost thou pine the most? The red one? Or perhaps the green? Tippi: Wh-What?! I... Luvbi: Thy cheek grows red, and thy manner flustered... A crush, hot as a thousand suns, burns deep within thy heart! Yea, verily. Alas for thee, methinks. Anyway, movest on! [Mario and the others go through the door and hit the star block, which ends this chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------- Chapter 7-2: The Sealed Doors Three [CH72] ----------------------------------- ""I sought a prince, but nay! What I found were ancient men of hairy cheek. ...'Twas a horror, yea, and one that left by breath stricken in my throat." Luvbi kept up this refrain as she traveled with our heroes. She seemed less than happy. Still, she DID have a lot of energy... "Hasten thy chubby legs! Time waits not for those who slack!" Luigi, on the other hand, was elated that he and his brother were finally reunited. But Peach and Bowser were still nowhere to be found... Were they safe? ...So thought our heroes as they made their way slowly to Underwhere Road." --------------- Underwhere Road --------------- Luvbi: At long last, we find it... Herein lies the way out of The Underwhere. This is Underwhere Road. Tippi: So, if we proceed ever upward, we'll eventually reach The Overthere? Luvbi: Yea, verily! One would think that to be obvious... Ugh... My heart weepeth to return to The Overthere without meeting mine one true love. Luvbi: Pray, speakest to me, Tippi... Believest thou in the idea of a soul mate? Tippi: Hm? Well, you know, I... I don't really... Luvbi: Hmm... I shall mark that as one vote for "undecided". Or perhaps I should say "unrequited", in thy case... Ha HA! Tippi: What do you... Ridiculous! I mean, I'm not... Luvbi: Hee hee... Sweet Tippi! How simple it is to tweak thy chain! Luvbi: So... Now I must forge onward. Catchest me if thou canst! [Luvbi leaves] Tippi: That girl is a walking mood swing... I mean, she's entirely unstable, isn't she? [They follow Luvbi through the next room. At the very top of the room, they find a sealed door, and Mario uses Tippi's abilities to examine it] Tippi: This door... It's no ordinary door... Mysterious Door #1: Halt! What's this, then? Travelers have come? [A face appears] Mysterious Door #1: Now! Queen Jaydes demands I guard this door, people! I'm Dorguy the First. Lotsa monsters around, folks. Lotsa monsters. So I've gotta do routine checks, OK? Sorry for the trouble, folks, but I need to make sure you're trustworthy. Just a couple questions. Answer them all correctly, and we're done here! Then you can head on through. Dorguy the First: Here's the first one! I'm warning you, though, these are pretty tough questions, so use those noggins. Dorguy the First: D-Man A goes to the store and buys an equal number of tomatoes and eggplants. Eggplants cost 7 coins apiece and tomatoes cost 10 coins apiece, OK? D-Man A has 50 coins when he goes into the store. He comes with out with 5 coins. Dorguy the First: Those are the facts. Now! Who is the most powerful person in The Underwhere? - Queen Jaydes - Queen Deejays - Queen Dayjes [When you answer incorrectly...] Dorguy the First: WRONG-O! Sorry, folks, but that's not what I needed to hear. [When "Queen Jaydes" is chosen...] Dorguy the First: DING-O! Correct! Dorguy the First: Next question! Shayde B buys 667 pens for 13 coins each and buys 108 notebooks for 42 coins each. He needs more money, so he takes out 3,756 coins from the bank and spends it all. Dorguy the First: Those are the facts. Now! What is my name? - Gorguy the Thirst - Dorguy the First - Borguy the 64th [When "Dorguy the First" is chosen...] Dorguy the First: DING-O! Correct! Dorguy the First: Now for the last question. Panda A and Bear B go to Apple Mountain for a day of apple picking, right? There are 120 apple trees on the mountain, and each has a 20-apple yield. A takes 10 seconds to pick each apple, while B takes 20 seconds to pick each apple. Dorguy the First: Those are the facts. Now! How many times did I just say the word "apple"? - 5 times - 6 times - 7 times [When "6 times" is chosen...] Dorguy the First: DING-O! Correct! Dorguy the First: You folks seem OK to me. Head on through. [Mario and the others go through the door, and in the next room they hear a rumbling. Three D-Men are guarding a door] D-Man #1: Huh? What do you want? Look, we'd love to chitchat, but we're crunch- time busy over here, can't you tell? Tippi: We simply must reach The Overthere... But we don't know which way it is... D-Man #1: The Overthere, huh... See that door on your left? It'll head you up there. But we can't open it right now. We've gotta guard this door. We trapped a raging beast from The Underwhere inside. D-Man #2: Yup, this thing in here is DEFENITELY the one that escaped its prison. Can't have it breaching security, so we locked both doors just in case. D-Man #3: This thing's a BEAST, lemme tell you... Real nasty. If it starts rampaging again, I don't wanna be the D-Man who has to stop it. Problem is, until someone subdues it, we can't use the door to The Overthere... So...if YOU can tame it, we can open that door for you. Wanna give it a shot? - Yes - No [If "No" is chosen...] D-Man #3: Yeah, that's what I thought. You bump into any tough guys, you let us know, OK? 'Cause if someone can beat this thing... Well, we can open The Overthere door. [If "Yes" is chosen...] D-Man #3: Bah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I was just messing with you. Seriously, no one would ever be dumb enough to... Wait... Did you just say "yes"? D-Man #3: Are you NUTS?! Y-Y-Y-You're SERIOUS?! You actually think you can tame that beast?! D-Man #2: Well, hey, yeah, great idea. Sounds like a smart plan... Tell you what... You head on in...and I'll mail your mustache to your next of kin! D-Man #3: Look, my prediction? Your game's about to end. If not, we'll help you on your way. Give it a shot, champ! [They unlock the door and Mario goes through. Inside, Mario goes down the hallway] Voice: GRAAAARGH! [The room lights up and Bowser is shown] Bowser: Where am I?! And why do these jerks in shades keep jumping me?! And what's with the dark? And Peach isn't here...and I'm hungry! What did I do to deserve this?! [Mario walks up to Bowser, and Bowser notices him] Bowser: Hey! Mario! ...And Tippi? Just you? Where's Peach? Tippi: We don't know yet. We're looking for her too... Bowser: So what you're telling me is that she's defenitely not here. I don't like this one bit. [He comes to a conclusion] Bowser: AHA! I see your little plan! You wanna break up what me and Peach have going! Yeah, you've been WAITING for a chance to fireball me in the back! [Mario shakes his head] Tippi: Uh...no. We truly don't know where Peach is. We merely... Bowser: Can it, you ugly little bug! I'll stomp the truth out of you! CHARGE! [Bowser fights Mario. After the battle, he falls over] Bowser: GRAAAACK! Bowser: Dang! Wht do I always lose?! What is WRONG with me?! I get up every time, though! As many times as it takes to send you to The Underwhere! Tippi: Bowser, I'm sorry to break this to you...but we're already there. [He gets up] Bowser: What? What're you talking about?! Do I LOOK like a guy whose game is over?! Tippi: You and Mario were sent here, to the land of ended games... To The Underwhere. We didn't know what had happened to any of you, not just Peach... Bowser: What?! So wait, Peach really is lost out there somewhere?! [Mario responds] Bowser: Why didn't you say so, idiot?! We could've been searching this entire time! "Bowser has rejoined the party!" Bowser: What're you waiting for?! Let's MOVE! [They exit the room] D-Man #1: Hey, it's you! And your game isn't over... Did you run away or something? [Mario responds] D-Man #1: WHAT?! You BEAT it?! [Mario nods] D-Man #2: SERIOUSLY?! D-Man #3: NO WAY! D-Man #1: Man, I can't believe it... Wow, uh... Thanks! You're a prime go-getter, pal! This key'll open the door that connects to The Overthere! [He gives Mario a Door Key] D-Man #1: Cool, cool, problem solved. Way to think outside the box there, people. I'll just stay on watch here. You two go find the rest of the monsters out there! D-Man #2 & #3: WE'RE ON IT! [The two of them leave] D-Man #1: Oh, hey, and lemme give you a little tip. Lots of dark areas around here, right? Solution: put a little flame to the torch sconces you see on the walls! That'll light up the place for awhile. Careful, though, they'll eventually go out. If you know someone who can use fire, get 'em on torch duty, STAT! [Mario and the others go through the locked door, and they climb their way up the room, eventually reaching another sealed door. Mario uses Tippi again] Tippi: This door... It looks like Dorguy the First from earlier... Mysterious Door #2: Halt! What's this, then? Travelers have come? [A face appears] Mysterious Door #2: Now! Queen Jaydes demands I guard this door, folks! I'm Dorguy the Second. Look, I apologize for the intrusion, but I've gotta run a quick security check, here. I've got a few questions. Answer them all correctly, and I'll wave you on through. Dorguy the Second: Activate screen! [A screen appears] Dorguy the Second: All right, Question One! Look closely at the objects on the screen, OK, folks? [Some objects are shown. After a few seconds...] Dorguy the Second: Now, answer me this... How many red objects were there? - 1 - 2 - 3 [If you answer the questions incorrectly and get through the quiz...] Dorguy the Second: Hoo hoo ha! You answered 0 percent of the questions correctly. That's a tired-brain score! Are you resting your brain properly? Eating right? Yeah, well, with a score like that, I can't let you pass. Try again, OK, folks? Dorguy the Second: Question Two! Watch that screen, now. [Things appear on the screen] Dorguy the Second: How many triangles were there, folks? - 1 - 2 - 3 Dorguy the Second: What color were the moving objects? - Blue - Red - Schmorange Dorguy the Second: Off the top of your head, what number question is this? Dorguy the Second: What shape was the most plentiful, folks? - Triangles - Squares - Donuts [After getting the questions right...] Dorguy the Second: DONE! Let me just analyze your responses real quick... [After a few seconds...] Dorguy the Second: Hoo hoo HA! P-P-P-Perfect! Amazing... I'm...impressed. Your brain ages must be very young, folks! Well, with brains that young, you must be good people! Head on in! [In the next room, Mario and the others enter a pink door with three old hags] Hag #1: Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh! I am Hagra, yes, one of the ancient sisters three... The Underwhere crones! Mm... Young one, aren't you? And to where are you headed, young man? [Mario responds] Hagra: You seek the Pure Heart, so you desire an auidence with Grambi? Sounds serious... Well, you are not the only soul here with a problem, no... for I have one as well. Yes, I lent a certain book to a certain D-Man, you see...and now I need it back. Could you find him and get it back for me, you strapping young thing? - Yes - No [When "Yes" is chosen...] Hagra: Good, yes, good... Allow me to send you to where the D-Man in question is. And thanks for your help, yes... Hagra: Hagracadagra! [She transports Mario to the D-Man from earlier] D-Man #1: Return the book? Oh, you mean the one I borrowed from that hag? Yeah, no prob, no prob. Just finished reading that bad boy, actually. [He gives Mario a Diet Book] D-Man #1: Gotta say, that weight-loss plan seems kinda dubious. Yeah, probably a fad. But hey, thank that hag for me anyway, OK? [Mario climbs his way back up to Hagra] Hagra: Hm? Did you get the book back, young man? [He gives the Diet Book to her] Hagra: Ohh, this is it, yes, yes. See, I'm getting a little...paunchy in my old age. I thought I migth try this "No-Tummy Mummy Diet" to try and get back into shape... Thanks for getting this, yes. Let me give you this s thanks, sonny! [She gives Mario a Door Key] Hagra: Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh! Good-bye, young man! [Mario exits the room and unlocks the door in the hallway. They climb their way to the top of the room, where they find another Dorguy] Tippi: This door... It's another Dorguy... Mysterious Door #3: Oh, no... Travelers have come? [A face appears] Mysterious Door #3: Halt! Queen Jaydes demands I guard this door, people! I am Dorguy the Third. I've gotta take a sec and see if you folks are worthy to pass through. Dorguy the Third: Can I get a little...UNDERCHOMP! [Three Chain Chomps, each one a different color, appear] Dorguy the Third: If you folks are worthy of passing through, you should be able to beat this guy. So, if you wanna head on through, you've gotta fight! Ready?! GOOOOOO! [They fight the Underchomps in a turn-based battle. After the fight...] Dorguy the Third: Hey, check you folks out! You beat the Underchomp... Good work. Head on in! [In the next room, they hit the star block to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------- Chapter 7-3: The Forbidden Apple [CH73] -------------------------------- "Our heroes had found their way out of the dark and confusion of The Underwhere. Mario and friends now saw the sun shining brightly against a beautiful sky. This was the sky paradise Grambi called home, a place of joy called The Overthere. Somewhere above the never-ending layers of clouds waited Grambi himself. Mario and his friends began to make their way up that fluffy road to above..." ------------- Overthere Sky ------------- Luvbi: Ah me, blue skies again! If we continue upward, we'll soon be in The Overthere. Let us away! Tippi: Yes... That sounds well and good, but we have yet to find Peach... I'm so worried... Luigi: She's fine! I mean, she's Peach! She's gotta be fine, right? Luvbi: Pray, I would understand this! Is yon Peach the lady friend of Mario? Luigi: Erm, yeah... Kinda hard to say...but I wouldn't exactly call her his girlfriend. Luvbi: Oh, verily? But the damsel looms large in his regard, is this not so? A one-sided crush then, mayhap. Luvbi: Ah me, enough idle blather! I shall run ahead, so keepest up if thou canst! If thou climbest too slowly, the sun will set, so shaketh a leg! [Luvbi flies off. Mario and the others climb up the clouds, and after awhile, they come to cloud #43. This cloud has a door on it, which they go through. In that area, they find a sleeping Princess Peach] Tippi: Mario, look! Tippi: It's Peach! [They walk over to her] Luigi: Princess Peach! Hey! Hey! Wake up, Princess! [She snores] Bowser: Oh, come ON! This is just plain annoying... [He roars] Bowser: GET UUUUUP! [She snores again] Bowser: Mmmm... Man, this girl can SLEEP, huh? I mean, that was a serious roar right there! Voice: Ah me... Prithee, tell me... Princess Peach, I presume? [Luvbi flies in] Luvbi: She hath eaten of the golden fruit. She lacketh the common sense, I far. Tippi: Golden...fruit? [She picks up the apple and throws it away] Luvbi: The Overthere teemeth with magical trees whose fruit maketh many an odd effect. The fruit of the golden hue maketh people so satisified, they falleth into deep sleep. And I mean DEEP sleep... The kind thou dost not wake up from for a hundred years... Luigi: A hun-hundred years?! Bowser: You've GOTTA be kidding! Look, I'm a patient Koopa, but I'm not THAT patient! Tippi: Luvbi... Isn't there any way to wake her up sooner? Luvbi: Pray, wherefore would I know of such... [She gets an idea] Luvbi: Ah, but hold a moment... I do remember my father's words of long ago. Yea, he said one tree in The Overthere bore a taboo fruit that could waketh anyone... Tippi: Taboo fruit? What kind of tree has that sort of thing? Luvbi: Pray... Wherefore should I know, huh?! Tippi: So then all we know is that we need to find a kind of fruit... Marvelous. Luigi: W-Well, we've gotta do SOMEthing! Let's go find any kind of fruit we can! [Mario and Bowser nod] Luvbi: So, yon Princess Peach... All seem to holdeth her in regard most high... [Luvbi flies off, then stops] Luvbi: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmph! Do what thou wantest! I am NOT helping! I am SULKING! [She continues to fly off. Mario and the others climb up more clouds, and they look for some fruit. They eventually find a Black Apple and go back to Peach, then they give it to her] Tippi: Well, what about this one? Please, let this be the taboo fruit... Princess Peach: Ohhhh... Unnnggh... Tippi: It looks as though she's waking up... Princess Peach: Unnnggh... G-Grr- [She jumps up] Princess Peach: GROSS! [She falls over] Tippi: Are you...all right? [She gets up] Princess Peach: Ewwww, what WAS that?! What in the world did you just make me eat?! [They walk up to her] Luigi: It worked! Yahooooooooooooo! Princess Peach, you're awake! Princess Peach: Luigi?! You're safe and sound! Bowser: GRAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! Hey! Concerned hubby over here, Princess Peach! Princess Peach: Where in the world are we? And what was I doing here? I can't remember a thing.. Tippi: We are in The Overthere, Princess Peach. Dimentio's attack sent you here... Voice: So, thou wakest? [Luvbi is shown behind Peach] Luvbi: I am Luvbi. I am bound for The Overthere, and I take yon travelers with me. [Peach walks up to her] Princess Peach: Is that so... Well, it's nice to meet you, Luvbi. Luvbi: I shall head onward, so dawdleth not! Heareth me, princess of silly peaches? [She flies off] Princess Peach: Oh, my. I wonder if I said something rude... [Tippi flies over to her] Tippi: Ugh, don't worry about it... Princess Peach: Oh, I must have caused you all so much trouble. I'm so sorry... but I'm so very happy to see all of you again! I'll try and do my best to make up for time lost! "Princess Peach rejoined your party!" Tippi: Well, here we go... Up to The Overthere! [Peach nods. They continue to climb up through the clouds, and eventually they reach a talking cloud] Cloud: Hi, I'm Cyrrus! I'm a newborn cloud! Pleased to meetcha! I've got big dreams! Big ones! I wanna be the biggest cloud I can be! I heard about this one guy who could grow big just by eating a Mushroom. That would be SO COOL! If you find a big-making thing like that, give it to me! [They give him a Red Apple] Cyrrus: Will eating this make me big? COOOOOOOL! Then I'll try it! Cyrrus: Chomp... Snark... [He grows huge] Cyrrus: I did it! Now I'm a big cloud... From now on, just call me "Super Cyrrus"! No more little bitty cloud for me! And I'm real bouncy, so hop on top! [They jump on him and get launched all the way out into space. Somehow, they land exactly on their destination; on another cloud. They go through the door, and Peach floats over to the clouds, then they hit the star block to end this chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------- Chapter 7-4: A Bone-Chilling Tale [CH74] --------------------------------- "White clouds as far as the eye could see... Mario and Co. had climbed through clouds and finally reached The Overthere. "Odd. No party springeth forth to welcometh us," wondered Luvbi aloud. "It mattereth not. Father's shrine is just ahead, so we can walk there with ease." But they would not arrive at the shrine as easily as Luvbi predicted. Why not? Because something unexpected and dramatic was about to happen..." ------------- The Overthere ------------- Luvbi: Soon we shall meet with my father, Grambi. Be thou on thy best behavior. Tippi: So... Grambi is your father? Luvbi: Thou art correct. Grambi is my father and Jaydes is my mother. Pray, listen... I fell ill once, and my father never left my bedside... Luvbi: They hath an overprotective side, verily, and I grow annoyed of it at times. But mayhap it is mine own fault for being so cute. They cannot help it! Tippi: Uh, yes, surely... In any case, perhaps we'd better go meet that Grambi. [As they go through The Overthere, they go through a door and someone cries for help] Voice: HEEEEEELP! [Two enemies are shown, which have cornered a Nimbi] Monster #1: Hwahwahwahwahwahwahwahwahwahwahwa! Awww, what's da matter?! Monster #2: C'mon! Fight back, ya big wimp, ya! [Mario and the others walk up to them] Monster #1: What's YOUR beef, hah? Monster #2: Oh, friend of the Nimbis, are ya? Then ya must be an enemy of US! Taste spear! [They save the Nimbi] Nimbi #1: Th-Thou hast my gratitude. I know not who thou art, but thou didst save me... Luvbi: Pray, speak! What hast happened hither? Nimbi #1: A pox, verily... Yon fell beasts hath been flooding into The Overthere of late. They seek the Pure Heart... They need it, for they hath some plan most foul! Luvbi: Yon beasts seek the Pure Heart! Foulness! Only Father knoweth the Pure Heart's resting place... Father is in danger! Nimbi #1: I yearn to hide, verily...but if thou seekest Grambi, thou shalt need this key. [He gives Mario and the others a Door Key] Nimbi #1: I cannot help more, but prithee, protect Grambi! Um... Farewell. [The Nimbi leaves, and Mario and the others proceed to the locked door leading to the shrine. There, they find a frozen Nimbi in some ice, and Bowser melts the ice with his fire breath] Nimbi #2: Unnghh... Nimbi #3: Darling dear! Nimbi #2: Fair Fallbi! Fallbi: Sniff... Thank heavens... Yon person helped thee. Nimbi #2: Thou hast my thanks, yea. Pray, allow me to do something for thee in return. Fallbi: Yea, verily, darling dear! Perhaps if thou wouldst move the thou- knowest-what? Nimbi #2: Yea! The thou-knowest-what! Fair Fallbi, thou art as clever as thou art adorable! Fallbi: Oh, darling dear... 'Tis true, but how thou goest on! Fallbi: Let us away! [Fallbi leaves] Nimbi #2: Ah! Pray, wait, my lovely Fallbi fair! [He runs off as well] Luvbi: The thou-knowest-what? [They go to Fallbi's boyfriend, who has an elevator down] Nimbi #2: Sorry to makest thee wait. Behold the Overvator! It transporteth Nimbis upward. I owe thee for thine help. I operate yon lift. Prithee, let me giveth thee a ride. Goest thou up? - Yea - Nay [If "Nay" is chosen, nothing happens. If "Yes" is chosen...] Nimbi #2: Gooooooooing UP! [The elevator operates and goes up] Nimbi #2: And yea, hither we are! Thank thee for using the Overvator! [Bowser goes around to the shrine, defrosting some frozen Nimbis along the way. He eventually unfreezes the elder] Elder Nimbi: Whoa! Thank thee for thine help! My given name is Whibbi! I owe thee for that one! Thou art super! [Luvbi flies up to him] Luvbi: Whibbi! Speakest of my father! How doth he fare? Whibbi: I am sorry, Luvbi... I could not stop yon beasts from entering Gambi's shrine. And the fiends wrecked the bridge once they crossed it... Help cannot reacheth them. Bowser: Man, all I hear is CRYING! Show a little initiative! Can't we rebuild the bridge? Whibbi: Hm... Mayhap. To rebuild it, thou must find Rebbi, Blubi, and Yebbi, and get their three orbs. Once thou hast them all, we can rebuild the bridge. Taketh this, and findeth the others... I beg of thee... Thou must help... [He gives Bowser a Door Key. They go to the unlocked door ahead and unlock it, then they go through a door behind a shrine in 3D. In that area, they hear a voice] Voice: TAKETH THAT! [An enemy gets defeated and a Nimbi floats over. Then, more enemies appear] Rebbi: They come without pause... Hm... Against such an assault, I cannot hope to last... [Mario walks up to him] Rebbi: Huh? Reinforcements? Rebbi: At last! My strength hath reached its end... Please... Thou must finish them! [He flies off. Mario defeats the enemies, then goes back and talks to him] Rebbi: The foul beasts are no more... Rebbi: I am Rebbi! Thou hast saved me! I owe thee thanks. [Luvbi floats over to him] Luvbi: Rebbi! Grambi is in trouble! Hast thou the red orb?! Rebbi: Luvbi... The three orbs are not things to be given away lightly! And yet...these are dire times are they not? And I owe thee a big debt. Here, I give it to thee! [He gives Mario the Red Orb] Rebbi: I will go thither and check on the others. If thou survivest, let us meet again! [He flies off] Luvbi: We must away as well! [They make their way to the elevator they used a moment ago, then they use it again. Eventually they find another Nimbi frozen in ice, which is Blubi. Bowser melts the ice] Blubi: Oh, thank thee! It is as though thou hast brought me back to life! Blubi: Hold a moment... What am I doing hither?! WHO AM I?! WHERE AM I?! Do I have...AMNESIA? Ah, what to do! [They talk to him again] Blubi: WHERE AM I?! WHEN IS IT?! Blubi: Hold a moment... I remember... I am... I am Blubi! [Luvbi floats over there] Luvbi: Finally thou snappest out of it, eh, Dumbi? We hasten to yonder shrine to help Grambi, so givest thy blue orb. Blubi: What?! Oh, indeed, I see... Fell beasts have attacked from The Underwhere... And Grambi is in danger? If thou speakest truth, then here, takest it! [He gives them the Blue Orb] Blubi: I cannot linger hither! I must go see what is happening. Farewell, Luvbi! [He flies off, and Mario and the others go and search for the last orb, which Yebbi has. They eventually come to a bathroom door, and knock on it] Voice: Are the fell beasts gone? So it is safe for me to come out thither? By the way, who art thou? - Mario - Grambi - A monster [If "Mario" is chosen...] Voice: Mario? A ridiculous name! Thou art a monster! Thou art trying to trick me into opening this so thou canst capture me! [If "Grambi"is chosen...] Voice: Grambi?! Wait, that dost not sound correct... Thou canst not fool me, fiend of The Underwhere! Thouart trying to trick me into opening this so thou canst capture me! [If "A monster" is chosen...] Voice: A monster?! Thou LIEST! No monster would admit to being a monster! Huh? Hold a moment... That meaneth... Thou art NOT a monster?! [Yebbi comes out of the bathroom] Yebbi: Hello to thee! I am Yebbi! Thou came to rescue me? [Luvbi floats over there] Luvbi: We must rebuild yon bridge to reach Grambi! Thou must givest us the yellow orb! If thou dost not, we shall tell all how long thou spent hiding in thither! Yebbi: L-Luvbi?! Oh prithee, thou must not tell! I shall do all thou askest! [He gives them the Yellow Orb] Yebbi: I should not hath hidden like a base coward. I goeth to help the others now... Be thou careful! [He flies off. Mario and the others go back to Whibbi] Whibbi: Oh, thou hast them? Then let us hasten and rebuild the bridge! Climbest onto the pedestal hiter and placest the three orbs! Dost it now! [Mario stands on the pedestal and places all three orbs on it, which causes a bridge to appear. It flashes colors] Whibbi: Grambi is in danger grave... But we are all so weak... We must ask you... Savest him for us! [Mario nods, then he crosses the bridge and goes through a door. In the next area...] Voice: HOLD IT! [A monster appears] Red Monster: How'd you guys get in here?! I thought we destroyed the bridge! [Luvbi floats over there] Luvbi: Shuttest thy trap, foul one! Speakest! Doth my father fare well?! If thou hast hurt a whisker on his face, I shall END all that is you! Red Monster: Wh-Wh-Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! You little brat! [He turns around] Red Monster: Hey! You guys! Fall in! [He calls a hoard of other monsters] Red Monster: So, ya wanna see how scary we can be, little girly?! Well, take a good look! Tippi: Oh dear, there seems to be a lot of them... I didn't know there were so many left... Voice: CALM THY MIND! [Rebbi appears] Rebbi: I shall handle them! Tippi: You... Rebbi: At long last, my strength returned to me... And now, these fiends shall reap the grim harvest of my Nimbi fury! [He turns around] Rebbi: The hour is nigh, Nimbi brigade! Art thou ready?! Voice: YEEEEEA! [A lot of Nimbi appear] Rebbi: Hast thou fear of these fiends from The Underwhere? Troops: NAAAAAY! Red Monster: Ooh, all tough 'cause ya got an army, huh? Let's see how ya do against MINE! Red Monster: YER GOIN' DOWN! [He walks over to his troops] Rebbi: THOU ART TOAST! [He walks over to his troops] Rebbi: And now, Nimbi brigade... Ahem... CHAAARGE! Red Monster: NO MERCY! [The troops do battle as Mario and the others continue to the shrine. Inside...] Luvbi: Oh...no! [Grambi is shown, and Luvbi flies to him] Luvbi: Father! Father! Art thou all right?! [Mario walks up] Grambi: Luvbi... Thou should not...have come. Flee...from here... Voice: Brrrrooo ha ha ha ha ha... A touching scene, to be sure. [A weird-looking dragon is shown, then they approach it and it roars] Tippi: Well, you must be the boss of all the creatures that escaped The Underwhere. Bonechill: A pleasure to make your acquaintance, I assure you. My name is Bonechill. I am something of an evil celebrity in certain circles of The Underwhere... Luvbi: That may be, but my father shall never give you the Pure Heart! So givest up! Bonechill: Oh, you dear, ignorant child... You really don't know a thing, do you? How charming. Luvbi: Wh-What dost thou mean?! Bonechill: I speak of the Pure Heart... And I speak of you, Luvbi... Bonechill: IT IS YOU! Luvbi: What...sayest thou? Bonechill: The Pure Heart was hidden ingeniously to keep it away from evil sorts like me... Grambi...changed the Pure Heart into a Nimbi... that he called his own daughter! Luvbi: Ha ha... Th-That is just silly... My mother and father... Bonechill: Oh, priceless! You really think Grambi pays an ounce of attention to you out of love? Luvbi: Th-That's... No... Thou liest! Father! Sayest something! [She floats over to him] Grambi: L-Luv...b...bi... Unnghhh... Bonechill: Brrrrooo ha ha... The old fool can weigh the sins of others, but not his own... Luvbi: It cannot...be... Tippi: Luvbi, we can talk later... Right now, just take Grambi to safety... Tippi: QUICKLY! Luvbi: O-OK... Bonechill: Many thanks for delivering the Pure Heart. Once I deal with you, none can stop me... I shall be INVINCIBLE! Please, as your game ends, remember it is an honor to have it ended by my talons! [They fight Bonechill. After he's defeated...] Bonechill: BRRRAARGH! How... Impossible... How could you puny worms... destroy...a master...of the cold dark?! [Bonechill falls apart, then Grambi and Luvbi re-enter the room] Grambi: Thou...hast done a fine job... Thou hast saved our realm... Luvbi: Father... The words of that thing...were lies, yea? Thou and Mother art my parents? Grambi: Well... Luvbi... Voice: Luvbi! [Jaydes enters the room] Luvbi: Mother! Queen Jaydes: I had not received word of your safe arrival, so I came looking... Are you well? Luvbi: Speakest to me now, Mother. Father and thee... Art thou verily my parents? Queen Jaydes: Wait a minute, why do you... WHAAAAAAT?! Luvbi: Prithee, Mother. Speakest the truth to me. Queen Jaydes: ........... Queen Jaydes: ........... Luvbi... You... You are not really our child. Luvbi: ...So it is...true... Queen Jaydes: The Pure Heart was always in danger of falling into the hands of evil, darling. So Grams and I decided to transform it into a shape that no one would suspect... Luvbi: And that was...me? [The screen flashes] Luvbi: WAAAAAH! [She becomes a Pure Heart for a split second] Queen Jaydes: What...was that? Grambi: The Pure Heart doth struggle against the Luvbi identity... It seeketh its true form. It doth sense someone nearby worthy of possessing it. It must be these fair folk... Luvbi: So, uh... Ha ha... Thou sayest I am meant to be with him... He verily is...my prince? This doth STINK! He is completely wrong for me! I speak seriously to you... This hath no humor to it! Luvbi: Fine. I shall return to my Pure Heart form...and I shall go with Mario and his friends... Grambi: Thou art certain? If thou turnest back into the Pure Heart, the Nimbi known as Luvbi...will cease to exist. Luvbi: Nay, perhaps I already have... I remember being the Pure Heart now, in truth. And the world would end if I did not do it, is this not so? So I should just... Wait... Why do I explain myself to thee?! Thou art not my real father, so QUIET! Grambi: Wh-What?! Luvbi: To think of all the times thou hast scolded me! Thou didst KNOW I was not long for this world! Why didst thou not let me have fun?! Nay! Instead, I suffered an angry fake father and a nagging fake mother! I had no life! How dost thou plan to make that up to me?! Queen Jaydes: Luvbi! Grambi: Sayest thou what thou wilt to me, but talketh not to thy mother that way! Grambi: Perhaps thy sass shall end once thou changeth forms! What dost thou wait for? Luvbi: Oh, giveth me a break! I must do it whether thou wish or not! It shall be a RELIEF! Grambi: Thou art an ungrateful brat! Dost thou not recall when I lingered by thy ill bedside? Luvbi: I scoff at thy lingering! Why dost thou not giveth me back the present I bought with my saved allowance! Grambi: What madness doth spew from thy lips?! Who GAVETH thee that allowance?! And thou didst lie to get the money, too! Thou didst pretend to buy schoolbooks! Luvbi: How dost thou DARE to lecture on lying! And why dost thou think I lied?! I thought that Mother and thee... I thought... Thou wouldst...be happy... Grambi: .............. Luvbi: The pair of thee... Thou art not real parents... I... I... I hate thee... Queen Jaydes: ...That is enough, Luvbi. Luvbi: ............... Queen Jaydes: It is true that we created you as a means of protecting the Pure Heart... But Grams and I came to love you as a true daughter. We wanted to be with you for all time, to protect you. You became a part of us. Perhaps we were wrong to create you...and if we only caused pain, we apologize. Luvbi: Oh, Mother... Thou needst not aplogize... My dear mother... Thank the... [She turns into the Pure Heart again for a moment] Luvbi: The Pure Heart doth wish to assume its original form... Grambi: Luvbi... Luvbi: Tippi... Takest good care of the real me. And...savest the world, yea? Such is my final wish, so if thou dost not do it, thou art most unkind! Tippi: I understand... Luvbi: Father... Mother... Fare the well... Grambi: Luvbi... Queen Jaydes: Oh, my darling... Luvbi: I am sorry...for lying earlier. Because in truth... I... I love thee... both....... [She turns into the Pure Heart completely] Queen Jaydes: Luvbi..... Grambi: Now, ye prophesied ones... Destined heroes... Takest our dear daughter... Takest the Pure Heart. Luigi: OK, Grambi! Grambi: And sweareth this to me... Thou must prevail! Let no one else in the universe feel this sadness! Luigi: Okeydokey! Grambi: Very well. Then I am satisfied... Now, Luvbi, thou must go... Queen Jaydes: Oh, Grams... [They get the final Pure Heart] "You got a Pure Heart"
""Heroes... My daughter wanted thee to save all worlds. 'Twas her final wish." Grambi spoke slowly through his tears as the brave Nimbis cleaned up The Overthere. Draped in sadness, Queen Jaydes walked slowly to her palace in The Underwhere. Mario, his friends, and the eighth Pure Heart were all that remained... This Pure Heart had come at a high price. Let us hope it was all worthwile." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Castle Bleck Scene 8 [BLK8] -------------------- ------------ Castle Bleck ------------ Count Bleck: WHAT?! ...Spat Count Bleck in utter disbelief. Surely this news cannot be true! Count Bleck: The heroes still live? Dimentio: Ah ha ha. Oh, I'm afraid so, my count. In fact, they will be here before long. O'Chunks: Whuh?! Izzat true, then?! What're we doin' twiddlin' our biscuits 'ere?! Count Bleck! Lemme go throw 'em a nice welcome party... I'll bring the punch! Mimi: Ooh, I wanna party with those party poopers, too! Wait up, O'Chunks! Mimimimimimi! [O'Chunks and Mimi leave] Dimentio: Well, I'm not one to miss a party... Dimentio: Oh, but wait one moment... Dear Count... Does the name Blumiere ring a bell? [Bleck is surprised to hear that name] Count Bleck: Where did you hear that name, Dimentio?! Dimentio: Oh, the mustache man's Pixl went on and on... She said, "I must stop Blumiere." [Bleck holds his hat over his face] Dimentio: But I suppose there's no reason to pay any mind to the ramblings of a Pixl... Ciao for now, my count! [Dimentio leaves] Nastasia: Count Bleck! If... Um... If that Pixl is who you think it is... There's still time! You can still stop the prophecy from destroying everything! Yeah, because, if that's really her... If she's alive, you have to stop all this! Count Bleck: You know not what you are saying, Nastasia. The prophecy can no longer be stopped by Count Bleck. No one can stop it. Nastasia: Yeah, I'm on board with what you're saying...but there must be a way. There must... Lord Blumiere! Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh... The man known as Blumiere died long ago. Count Bleck: Now there is only Bleck! The Dark Prognosticus's choice to fulfill the prophecy! Nothing more! Nastasia: But... [He spreads out his arms] Count Bleck: Come to Count Bleck, heroes... If you hope to save these worlds, then come... BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! [The screen fades out] "Blumiere, my son, don't! Even your ancestors could not handle that dark book..." "If you open it...there's no telling what might happen!" "I do not care, Father! A world without her is empty. A LIFE without her is empty." "Speak, Dark Prognosticus! Teach your dark history! I await your command!" "BLEH HEH HEH! BLECK!" "Blumiere... What have you done?" "Silence! The first prophecy beckons. I will erase every inch...of this blasted world!" "Blu-Blumiere! Don't do this! Blumiere!" "Blumiere is no more! I am Count Bleck! And no one shall stand in my way!" "BLEH HEH HEH! BLECK!" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Before Chapter Eight [BFC8] -------------------- -------- Flipside -------- [The screen remains dark] Tippi: No! Blumiere! You mustn't! [The screen fades in] Tippi: Darling... How could you... Oh... Darling... You... Why... Luigi: Hey! Tippi! Snap out of it, will ya?! Tippi: ...What?! Princess Peach: I thought you'd just gone back to town, but then I saw you lying there, not moving... And then...you started shouting loudly. I have to say, it kind of startled me. [Mario speaks] Tippi: Um... I'm all right... I'm sorry for startling you... Princess Peach: Blumiere... Is that a person's name you were saying? Were you remembering something from your past, perhaps? Tippi: No... It's nothing... Nothing at all... Luigi: So, should we go to Merlon's? We ought to tell him that we found the last Pure Heart! [Mario nods. At Merlon's house...] Merlon: So... We have gathered all the Pure Hearts and all four of the heroes, it seems... Bowser: Gwah ha ha ha! Now we just stomp this Count Bleck guy and call it a day! Princess Peach: I fear for the poor people of this world who must continue to look at the sky and worry. We must act quickly and ease their hearts and minds! Tippi: ........... Merlon: ...What troubles you, Tippi? Tippi: The prophecy... Do we really have to destroy Count Bleck to stop it from happening? Merlon: Much of the dark prophecy has already come to pass...but stop it we must. It was by Count Bleck's hand that the Chaos Heart was summoned, bringing this peril. Without him, the prophecy's power will wither, and all worlds can avoid their ends. Tippi: Yes... I suppose you're right... I guess we always knew that, didn't we... Luigi: Tippi? What's the matter, huh? Merlon: My dear... Was there something between you and this Count Bleck? Tippi: Umm... No, nothing... It was nothing... I'm fine! Let's go! Merlon: ...Very well, then. Once again, your first task is to set this Pure Heart in a Heart Pillar. Once you've done that, you must head back to the black tower in Flopside. [They exit Merlon's house and proceed to Flopside] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Flopside -------- [At Flopside, Mario and the others find the last Heart Pillar and place the Pure Heart into it. This causes a big purple door to appear at the black tower of Flopside. As they head toward the tower...] Voice: So, the time has come... [Nolrem walks up to them] Nolrem: Heroes... The last door is at the top of Flopside Tower in the center of town! I'll go ahead there and wait for you... Once you've prepared for the battle that waits beyond that door, come to me... [Mario and the others go to the Flopside Tower, meeting up with Nolrem] Nolrem: This is the final door. Eight Pure Hearts versus the Dark Prognosticus... Castle Bleck awaits. Voice: There was something on the last page of the Light Prognosticus... [Merlon is shown] Merlon: "Only those who have not abandoned hope can turn back the prophecy of doom. They walk forward into the future, no matter how dark and uncertain it may be." [He walks forward] Nolrem: You have fought all this way because you believed the future could be bright... I can't go through this door with you, but I send you with all the hope in my heart. Merlon: I know that you can do it. I, too, believe it in my heart. [Mario nods] Princess Peach: Thank you, both of you. Luigi: Leave it to us! Bowser: Are we gonna group-hug? Enough pep talks, gramps! I'm doing this for ME! Merlon: Tippi... Merlon: I don't know what is in your mind, but... If this is too hard for you, please feel free to stay behind. Tippi: No... I'm going... I've decided. I must do this! Merlon: Tippi... If your memory...returns... Merlon: Tippi, you've changed much. You've grown so strong... So! Be sure to return safely to me! Tippi: I will, Merlon. [She turns to Mario] Tippi: Let's go! Let's defeat Count Bleck! Let's save all these worlds from destruction! [They nod, then The Void expands] Nolrem: And hurry, for the worlds may not have much time! [The Void is shown] Nolrem: In that black span of nothing, you will find Castle Bleck. You may face battles harder than any you have endured thus far... If you feel ready to face this challenge, then please go forward. [They enter the door] Merlon: Mario... Princess Peach... Bowser... Luigi... Be strong. Merlon: And you too, Tippi... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------- Chapter 8-1: The Impending Darkness [CH81] ----------------------------------- "After finding every Pure Heart, the band of heroes set off for Castle Bleck. The stakes were high as the ominous void grew larger and the end drew near. Could Mario and friends stave off the inevitable and overturn the prophecy? What strange twist of fate awaited Tippi and Count Bleck? These thoughts plagued the minds of our heroes as the curtain rose on the final act..." ------------------ Castle Bleck Entry ------------------ [Mario and the others come out of the door] Tippi: So here we are at last... Count Bleck's castle. [The castle is shown] Tippi: So Blumiere IS here... [Mario turns around to her] Tippi: Er... Never mind. We'd better get going... [Mario nods. They enter the castle through the main doors, and they proceed through many dangerous rooms full of many dangerous enemies. As they get further into the castle, someone approaches] Voice: HARBLE-DEH! [They walk up to O'Chunks] O'Chunks: Slap me down with a slab o' mutton, I never would o' thought yeh'd make it 'ere! I'll tell yeh this, though, yeh shouldn't 'ave been such a fork in me rumpus! Now I 'ave to hit yeh with the full force o' me chunks! Bowser: Pfffgghhht! That's big talk from the chump who gets stomped again... and AGAIN! O'Chunks: 'OW DARE YEH! [Bowser walks up to him] Bowser: You heard me! You're goin' down, chunky boy! O'Chunks: WHAAAAA?! 'Ow about provin' it, then! Right 'ere, yeh an' me! Wrasslin' match o' the ages! Bowser: Bring it, beardo! I'll take you on alone! I got all the sweet stomping you need, right here! Princess Peach: Bowser...are you sure about this? Bowser: Bwaha! Don't you worry. I've had egg-salad sandwiches chunkier than this guy. You just step back and watch how a totally awesome tryant gets business done. [Mario, Luigi, and Peach step away] O'Chunks: I'm gonna 'urtle into yeh with the force of a massive, 'airy comet, yeh great crybaby! O'Chunks: CHUNK UP! [He beefs up and doubles in size] O'Chunks: Bet yeh weren't 'specting THAT, were yeh? Where's yer flappin' mouth now, eh? It's time fer an old-fashioned, no-'olds-barred... Both: RUMBLE! [Bowser and O'Chunks battle. After the fight...] O'Chunks: HURRRRRRG! [He becomes normal again] O'Chunks: 'Ow could yeh be chunkier than I? Yer naught but a bloomin' turtle! 'Ow can I go on livin' with the shame o' it all? O'Chunks: 'Ey, Bowser! Let me keep me dignity as me game ends! Finish me quick! Bowser: Hey, there's no shame in being smacked down by a huge, studly boss! [The room rumbles] O'Chunks: Uhhhhh... What's that shakin'? [The ceiling falls, then Mario and Luigi enter the room again] Bowser: WAARGGH! [It falls completely down, but O'Chunks is seen holding it up, which saves Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser] O'Chunks: HUUUURRRK! Bowser: O'Chunks... You saved us?! O'Chunks: What are yeh waitin' fer! Get out o' this place! Bowser: But... Why'd you save us? O'Chunks: Because yeh spanked me, 'eh! Yeh earned the right teh pass. Now I'm makin' sure yeh do just that! [The room rumbles even more] O'Chunks: HURRRGGG! Bowser: You got more chunks in your head than I thought! [Bowser holds up the ceiling as well] O'Chunks: Bowser?! What're yeh doin'?! [He turns to Mario and the others] Bowser: Hey, Super Stupid Bros.! Get the princess into the next room, NOW! Luigi: B-But... Bowser: I SAID GO! Princess Peach: ........................................... But... All right, Bowser... [The three run into the next room] Bowser: You get out of here, too! Don't worry about me. I could hold this thing up ALL DAY! O'Chunks: 'Ey! Yeh stole me line! Yer hands are quiverin' like a ladle of me mum's lard gravy. Don't be the tough guy! Go! Bowser: I AM a tough guy! YOU get out! O'Chunks: No, yeh get out! Bowser: No, YOU! Both: HURRRRRG! [Meanwhile, Mario and the others are shown in the next room, and a crashing noise coming from the previous room is heard] Luigi: Uh... Bowser...? [Luigi tries to open the door, but it doesn't even budge] Luigi: The door... It won't budge! Tippi: Oh, no... Princess Peach: Oh...dear... [More rumbling is heard] Princess Peach: We... We don't have time. We must keep going. Tippi: Are you sure? Princess... Princess Peach: I'm not worried about Bowser. He isn't easy to get rid of... Luigi: Oh boy, she's right about that! Bowser has survived worse! Princess Peach: All right, let's move on to Count Bleck! [They move on and hit a star block to end this chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- Chapter 8-2: The Crash [CH82] ---------------------- "An endless labyrinth of mind-boggling turns and deadly enemies... This final journey was more dangerous and trying than our heroes had seen before. Mario and his friends kept on without Bowser, who was lost in a duel. There was no time to stop and search for Bowser, or even grieve... Our heroes knew they had to rush toward the final encounter with Count Bleck." ------------------ Castle Bleck Foyer ------------------ [A rumbling noise is heard immediately] Luigi: Another tremor... I've lost count of them all! Princess Peach: It is strange... I mean, this is Count Bleck's private castle, right? So why would he let the destruction ravage his own home? What sort of evil plan is it if he destroys himself in the procees? [Mario thinks, and Tippi flies over to the right a bit] Tippi: Blumiere... So it really is you... [Mario walks up to Tippi] Tippi: Ahem, uhhh... Let's just keep moving. We need to find Count Bleck soon... [Mario nods. As they defeat the enemies in the hallway they're in, they go through the next door, when suddenly...] Voice: Oh ho ho! You've finally arrived! [They see Merlon and walk up to him] Tippi: ...Merlon? What are you doing here? Merlon: I found a fascinating passage in the Light Prognosticus, so I rushed here to tell you! Merlon: To get to Count Bleck, it seems you must hit this totally unsuspicious block! So why don't you give it a jolly old whack? [Mario hits the block] Merlon: Tee hee! What a bunch of... [Mario and the others fall down a trap, and Merlon turns into Mimi] Mimi: SUCKERS! [Mario is then shown falling all the way to the bottom of a cell-like room. Him and the others make their way out of the room, then they continue their trek through the castle until eventually, they find Merlee] Merlee: How magnificent, you have arrived! I saw in the stars you would survive. [They walk up to her] Merlee: Heroes, do not flee! For I am the lovely and mysterious Merlee! My beauty and the stars led you here. Rest now, for you have nothing to fear! Tippi: Umm... Are you really Merlee? Merlee: Whatever is it that you imply? How could anyone wonder if it is I? Look at this lovely aura glow, does it not tell you all you need to know? Merlee: Ahhhh... I will now ask you questions three; the answers will hold your future's key. And you must answer each and every question honestly and fairly! Here we go! Time to start the show! Which one of these beasts is hardest for you to make deceased? - Goomba - Clubba - Ultra Shroom [The outcome will be the same for all questions, regardless of what you choose] Merlee: Hee hee... So that one there gives you the biggest scare? Merlee: Next, which one of these fearsome three most rattles your knees? - Fuzzies - Hammer Bros. - Thunder Rage Merlee: You are most scared of those? Hee hee! That's very good to know. Merlee: Now which of these do you despise like fleas? - Amazy Dayzee - Francis - Cooking Mistake Merlee: That is what makes you so very furious? Indeed, how very curious... Merlee: Well, it's been marvelous fun, but I'm afraid our time together is quite done... But do not fear or fret! No! We shall meet again yet! Hee hee hee hee hee! [Merlee leaves, and Mario and the others proceed through a few hallways. Each one contains the thing that Mario said he hates the most when he answered all three questions. In the next room...] Merlee: EEEEEEK! Merlee: What are you trying to pull?! IMPOSSIBLE! [She turns into Mimi] Mimi: I put everything you hate in there! How'd you get through all that icky stuff?! Unless...you bad people were LYING! [They walk up to Mimi] Princess Peach: How dare you lecture us?! You were just pretending to be Merlon and Merlee. Talk about a dirty trick! You should be ashamed of yourself! Mimi: Ashamed...of myself? I like getting what I want, so I do whatever I need to get it. You're the one that's always having to get rescued by boys. THAT'S embarrassing! Golly, you sure are a lot of talk when you have your little boyfriends to protect you! Princess Peach: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Y-You... Very well. If you insist, I'll give you what you so richly deserve. Luigi: P-Princess Peach! You're not really going to... Princess Peach: Stay out of this! I am a PRINCESS, and she has thrown mud at my dignity! You two leave me be! UNDERSTOOD?! [Mario looks at Luigi, then they both nod and leave] Mimi: Awww... The pretty widdle princess wants to face me all alone? Boy, it sure would be sad if your boyfriends had to cry over spilled peaches! Mimi: MIMIMIMIMIMIMIMIMI! [Her head snaps and spins around, then she turns into a spider] Mimi: MIIIIMIIII! Try not to cry, or all your pretty makeup will run. Time to go bye-bye, Princess! [Peach fights Mimi. Once she's defeated...] Mimi: I don't...get it... I got beat by a...princess? WAHHHHHH! [Mario and Luigi walk back up to Peach and Mimi returns back to normal] Mimi: You... Princess Peach: Oh, what's the matter, little girl? Did I spank Mimi a little too hard? Luigi: You did it, Princess! [The place rumbles] Tippi: The destruction is spreading... If we dawdle any longer, we're doomed! Princess Peach: You're right... Let's go. [Mario and Luigi, along with Tippi, leave. Peach starts to walk off] Princess Peach: Mimi... You can't stay here. Go find somewhere safe. Mimi: Yeah, right... Like you care! [The place rumbles more violently] Princess Peach: AHHHH! [Mario and Luigi are shown in the next room, then the rumbling stops] Tippi: What was that loud noise? Luigi: Princess...? [He walks up to the door, but it doesn't open] Luigi: It... It won't open! Tippi: Oh no! [Peach is shown hanging off of a ledge] Princess Peach: Hmmmmppppph! Mimi: You silly princess, what are you DOING?! [Mimi is shown hanging onto Peach] Princess Peach: What... What AM I doing? I just leapt into action without even thinking... Mimi: I don't want your stupid help! Just... Just leave me alone. Princess Peach: No, I can't do that. You have been very, very bad, but I can't leave you here to die. I don't know how you were raised, but I was taught to help people in need! Mimi: Peach... Princess Peach: Wait! I've got you... [The room rumbles again and they both fall] Both: EEEEEEK! [Mario tries to open the door in the room they're in again, but it doesn't open still] Tippi: The whole castle shook! And now that door won't open? [Mario nods] Luigi: First Bowser, and now the princess... W-W-What do we do, Bro?! [Mario thinks] Tippi: We have to keep going... Luigi: B-But... We can't leave the princess! Tippi: I know it's horrible, but this is, well...the end of the world. Of all worlds, really. We must press on. Princess Peach would want it this way if she were here. Luigi: ................................ Well, yeah... I guess that is a Princess Peach thing to say. I'm worried about Peach, but she'd probably be mad at us for wasting time... OK, Bro, let's go! [Mario nods, then they hit the star block to end the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- Chapter 8-3: Countdown to Destruction [CH83] ------------------------------------- "First Bowser and then the fair Princess Peach were lost to the halls of Castle Bleck. Would they ever be seen again? Without his allies, could our hero Mario hope to stand against the evil Count Bleck? The very air in the castle grew heavier and even more ominous with every step. All they could do was plod forward in silence..." --------------------- Castle Bleck Interior --------------------- Tippi: The power of The Void is growing. I can feel it. The Chaos Heart is close, now... Tippi: The end is almost here... We must hurry! [Mario nods. They make their way through the interior of the castle, going through lots of more dangerous corridors and rooms. After awhile, they come to a Save Block, and then they go through the door there] Voice: Aha ha ha ha ha ha ha. So... You've made it at last. [They walk up to Dimentio] Dimentio: Oh, but...what's this? You seem to be missing the ravishing princess and the arm flailer. Tippi: Dimentio... We don't have time to trade barbs with you... Move out of the way! Dimentio: Ahhh, I see. You're in a hurry. Allow me to get out of your way, then... [He snaps his finger and he disappears] Dimentio: ...Just as soon as you defeat me! Aha ha ha ha ha. You've proven to be worthy foes in the past, so I'm not going to make it easy. You'll have to come get me first. It'll be like a game of tag...with magic! [Using Fleep, Mario finds a hidden switch which he hits. This transports him to the Lineland Road] Tippi: Where are we? [She sees Dimentio] Tippi: Look! There! [Dimentio is seen flying off. They go to the end of the area and use Fleep to find another switch, which carries them to Merlee's Mansion] Tippi: Is this Merlee's Mansion? [She sees Dimentio] Tippi: I guess we must chase him... [They eventually use Fleep to find another switch, which teleports them to the Tile Pool. They chase Dimentio down here, as well. The next place they get warped to is Planet Bobule. After that, they warp to the Gap of Crag. Then they end up in the white void of the Sammer's Kingdom, then at the Underwhere Road. After the chase, they finally end back up in Castle Bleck] Dimentio: Enjoying my game of tag? [They walk up to him] Luigi: Hey! Stop messing around and fight us for real! Dimentio: Messing around? Oh, no. Magic is no laughing matter. I am always deadly serious. Dimentio: I have been watching you. You are the only ones who can stand up to Count Bleck. So...I have a favor to ask. Will you help me...destroy the count? Luigi: What are you talking about?! You want to betray him?! Dimentio: Betray him? Ah ha ha ha. Oh, no. It is Count Bleck who has betrayed ME! He said he would destroy all worlds and create a new, perfect world in their place. But he was lying! He plans to obliterate every world, and then keep them all in ruin. [Mario and Luigi are surprised, along with Tippi] Tippi: ......! Dimentio: I have always known about his nefarious goal. But I could never hope to stop him on my own. I feigned loyalty to him as I searched for someone who could defeat him with me! Dimentio: Well, you see... That is why...I rescued the princess from brainwashing. It's also why I sent you to The Underwhere to fix the broken Pure Heart. And why I freed a man to be reunited with his brother... Now do you see? Tippi: You've...been helping us all this time? Dimentio: Ahhh, you've got me pegged. Now, how about you return the favor? I'll give you the power you need to crush Count Bleck... Just fight by my side! - Yes - No [If "Yes" is chosen, you join Dimentio and get a Game Over. If "No" is chosen...] Dimentio: Still you refuse? But this offer, it drips with generosity! With the Chaos Heart in our hands, we can rule every world! Do you still refuse? - Forget it! - No way! [If "Forget it!" is chosen...] Dimentio: So you spit upon my offer? You have wasted my time. For that, your game ends. I think I'll start with the green one. The shag upon his lip will make a fine trophy. Luigi: SHAG?! This mustache is all LUIGI! Luigi: Leave this one to me, Bro! You run ahead! You've got worlds to save. You don't have time to fight this baddie! Don't let Bowser and Peach's sacrifices be for nothing! Or...mine, either! Besides, he made fun of my 'stache, Bro! You know I'm sensitive about that. Lemme at him! [Mario turns to Luigi for a few seconds] Luigi: Run for it, Bro! [After a few seconds, Mario nods] Luigi: Thanks, Bro... [Mario and Tippi leave] Dimentio: Ah ha ha ha. How tender. I just squeezed out a tear. Yes... Mario can run along. And if he somehow manages to defeat Count Bleck on his own...all the better! And so I strike, like an unseen dodgeball in an echoing gynasium! [Luigi battles Dimentio. After the battle...] Dimentio: NOOOOO! Dimentio: I... I cry uncle! Mercy! UNCLE, I SAY! Luigi: Had enough, Dimentio?! I didn't need my superstar bro to take you on! Dimentio: I-I see that now... Your power is formidable... Which is exactly why I can't let you fall into Count Bleck's velvet-lined gloves... [He walks up to Luigi and puts Luigi and himself in a block] Luigi: W-What're you doing...?! Dimentio: Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha. I have you now! Luigi! We will both taste the agony of game-overing...by magic! Luigi: N-N-N-Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! Uwaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! Wawahwahwahwahwahwah! Dimentio: Ciao! [He snaps his finger, causing an explosion that hurts both of them. Meanwhile, Mario and Tippi are shown in the room ahead, and they hear the explosion and feel a rumble] Tippi: Luigi! [The rumbling stops and Mario tries to open the door, but fails] Tippi: No... It can't be... [Mario responds] Tippi: But...Luigi... ............. You're right, Mario... It hurts, but you're right. We must grieve for him later. We have to stop the count. [Mario nods, then hits the star block, ending the chapter] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------- Chapter 8-4: Tippi and Count Bleck [CH84] ---------------------------------- "A frigid wind blew through the dim and drafty corridors of Castle Bleck. Bowser, Peach...and even brave Luigi were gone. Mario was the only hero left. It was up to Mario to stop the dark prophecy. Every world hung in balance. What thrilling conclusion awaited our hero? Mario ran to the count's inner sanctum, his mustache fluttering in the breeze..." -------------------------- Castle Bleck Inner Sanctum -------------------------- Tippi: So, it's just us left now, isn't it? It reminds me of the time we first met... [Mario turns to Tippi] Tippi: ................................. [Mario is confused] Tippi: ...I'm so sorry, Mario. Tippi: I promised you that I would help you find your friends... And now... All of them are gone forever... [Mario responds] Tippi: What?! You're saying you know they're still alive? [Mario nods] Tippi: ....... Maybe you are right and they did somehow survive... They ARE heroes... [Mario nods] Tippi: I'm going to believe in them... And... I'm going to believe in HIM... most of all... [They go through the inner sanctum of the castle, and after going through some more tough rooms and a few maze corridors, they reach an eerie room] Tippi: I feel... I feel something very, very powerful... ...Is it the Chaos Heart? Voice: Bleh heh heh heh heh... [Count Bleck is shown] Count Bleck: I see you've come at last! So you really are the hero of the Light Prognosticus. [Mario walks and sees Bleck] Tippi: Count...Bleck... Count Bleck: But you are far too late to stop the Dark Prognosticus and me... Count Bleck! All worlds will soon end. Come to grips with that now, for you cannot stop it. I suggest you make yourself comfortable and enjoy this one, final spectacle! Tippi: But...why? Do you really want to destroy everything? Why would you do this?! How...COULD you do this?! [Bleck spreads out one arm] Count Bleck: Count Bleck does not care about any world! They are all meaningless. Better that I destroy them! Better yet, I shall make it as if they never existed at all! Tippi: If the worlds have no meaning, was our meeting meaningless as well? Answer me, Blumiere! [He holds his hat over his face] Count Bleck: You know the answer, dear Timpani... Count Bleck does not have to tell you... But the hour has grown too late. You should know that by now. Tippi: Blumiere... ......................... My love, Blumiere... Or rather, Count Bleck... The only way we can stop this is to defeat you... And that is exactly why Mario and I have come here... To stop this. Count Bleck: BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! Very well! But I will also do what I must! Count Bleck is the deleter of worlds! My fate is written in the Dark Prognosticus! Do not think for a moment that I will hesistate to strike you down. ALL NOW ENDS! Tippi: Blumiere... My Blumiere... Count Bleck: Leave me, Nastasia. I will deal with these two ALONE. Nastasia: B-But... Count Bleck: Count Bleck demands it! I will not say it again... Nastasia: ...Yeah, right away, Count. [Nastasia leaves] Count Bleck: Are you prepared, hero? Our duel will be worthy of the last clash the world will ever see! [The battle begins. Mario tries to damage Bleck, but to no avail, due to the Chaos Heart protecting him. After a few worthless hits from Mario...] Count Bleck: How laughable! Is that all the heroism you can muster? Let me show you true power! Tippi: Our attacks...aren't doing anything! He's being shielded by the Chaos Heart. [After a few more hits...] Count Bleck: You can't so much as tug on the cape of Count Bleck! You have failed! Tippi: Mario, your attacks aren't working at all... Count Bleck: Bleck! I expected more potency from the hero of prophecy! [He summons some magic] Count Bleck: I will watch your game end, and then your precious worlds will end soon after! [He uses magic] Tippi: Is this...the end? Voice: Oh, COME ON! You're giving up already? [Tippi and Mario notice Bowser] Bowser: Come on! Man up a little. You never give up this easy when you attack MY castle! [Bleck stops using magic] Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh heh... So you ARE alive, then! [Peach and Luigi enter the room] Princess Peach: We would never let you destroy everything, you awful count! Luigi: Yeah, you tell him, Princess! W-We aren't going to let you get away with this. We aren't giving up! You'll never win! Tippi: You're all here... But how? Bowser: I fell through the floor before I got flattened by the ceiling. Princess Peach: I fell through, too, and landed right on Bowser! It was a surprisingly soft landing... Luigi: I don't even know what happened, Bro, but the princess found me out cold. But we're all here now, so let's do this! Bowser: You heard him! Now you've got to deal with all of us! Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh heh heh... "When the four heroes are united..." It is all as foretold. [The screen flashes] Count Bleck: What... What's this? [Mario, Peach, Luigi, and Bowser start glowing] Princess Peach: What is now happening to... Count Bleck?! [The eight Pure Hearts appear] Tippi: The Pure Hearts... [They rise up to Count Bleck, breaking the protective barrier surrounding him] Count Bleck: Bleh heh heh heh...huh?! My barrier...is gone?! Tippi: "Four heroes unite, their hope burns forth light to shatter the walls of blight." Just like Merlee said... Count Bleck: So be it...says Count Bleck! But don't celebrate just yet. Your precious worlds aren't safe until my last breath! [He spreads out his arms] Count Bleck: Let us finally end this! Now the true battle begins...with Count Bleck! [He teleports near Mario, and the true battle against him commences. After a long battle, Bleck rises up with the Chaos Heart showing] Count Bleck: BLEHHHH! [Bleck disappears, then the Chaos Heart lowers and Mario and the others walk toward it. Bleck appears] Count Bleck: Ex... Excellent... [Nastasia appears] Nastasia: Umm... Count? Count Bleck: You have won... Now finish Count Bleck... Dispatch me and the Chaos Heart will disappear. The prophecy will be undone... [Tippi flies over to him] Tippi: Why does it have to end like this... Count Bleck: Timpani... When you vanished, I searched long for you. I never gave up looking... I searched and searched... [He shakes his head] Count Bleck: But I never found you. Without you, the world held no meaning or joy... So I used the forbidden prophecy of the Tribe of Ancients to end all worlds. I wanted to destroy everything that had taken you away from me... Tippi: But I am here now... No one can keep us apart anymore... Don't you see? Count Bleck: It is too late. Count Bleck has done so much evil... It must end. Just knowing that you are still alive... And knowing that the world you still live in will continue... It gives me peace. I do not have long to live. You must end my game before The Void destroys all... Tippi: But...we're finally together again... [Nastasia turns around, then notices something] Nastasia: Count, look out! [Some magic hits Nastasia and she takes the blow] Count Bleck: Na-Nastasia! Voice: Silly assistant! Absorbing my attack to protect him? What an adorably hopeless gesture. [Dimentio flies in toward the Chaos Heart] Dimentio: I was about to give him the everlasting peace he so desperately wants! Tippi: Dimentio?! You're...alive? Dimentio: Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Of course. This is my moment. Even if the count dies, the Chaos Heart won't disappear if I continue to control it! But I needed the power of the Pure Hearts to beat him... I couldn't do that on my own. So I had you do all of the sweaty labor for me. And you even used your Pure Hearts to defeat Count Bleck! If they make greeting cards to thank people for helping with evil plans, I owe you one. Tippi: What are you saying?! Dimentio: I'm saying that you no longer have value to me, so I'm ending your games. They're all yours, Mr. L! [He snaps his finger, then he walks over to the Chaos Heart] Luigi: Huh?! Uh...oh. AAAAAACK! Why am I flapping my arms! Oh, this... This isn't good! [A sprout appears on his head] Luigi: I AM MR. L! Master Dimentio... What is your bidding? Princess Peach: When...did this happen?! Dimentio: When I sent Luigi here, I planted a seed in the fertile soil of his unconscious... And now that seed has sprouted spectacularly! [He lifts the Chaos Heart] Dimentio: Mr. L... Run along now and get ready for your big entrance. [He nods and leaves] Dimentio: Now... Ladies and gentlemen... Get ready for the greatest magic show you'll ever see! [The Chaos Heart gets a dark purple aura emitting from it, then Luigi gets sucked into it. It disappears and the platforms in the chamber have faces on them, then a giant robot appears] Mr. L: GREEEEEEN! Princess Peach: LUIGI?! Dimentio: The Dark Prognosticus says he's the ideal host for the power of the Chaos Heart. And now I'm going to add my own power to this spicy little concoction. Count Bleck: No... Stop! [Dimentio warps Bleck, Nastasia, and Tippi to another dimension] Dimentio: Count Bleck! You looked so tattered and pathetic, I nearly forgot about you. I'll squeeze the life out of you later. Just wait over in that dimension, OK? Great. [He goes into the robot's mouth, then it glows] Super Dimentio: Now the Chaos Heart is mine! I will use this to destroy all worlds...and create perfect new ones! So, shall we get started? Now I have all I need...to become the king of all worlds! [They fight Super Dimentio, but he is invincible] Super Dimentio: Ah ha ha ha. I am now invincible! There is nothing you can do! And now it is time for the destruction to begin... Let it begin with you, as you wallow in helplessness like upside-down turtles! L-POWER! [Meanwhile, at Flopside, the entire area is shaking] Merlon: The worlds tremble... Has the end finally come? Nolrem: ...How unfortunate. [The Void takes over Flopside, and two other worlds. Then, Count Bleck and the others are shown inside Dimentio's dimension] Tippi: We have to do something! We have to save Mario and the others! Count Bleck: We cannot. Without the Pure Hearts, there is no way to counter the Chaos Heart. All we can do is give up... Tippi: What are you SAYING?! You promised we would find happiness together! Was that all just a lie?! [He shakes his head] Count Bleck: It was no lie... But without the Pure Hearts, all worlds are doomed. What can we do? [She hits Bleck] Tippi: Blumiere! Snap out of it! How can you think it would end here, after all we have suffered without each other? We found each other again because we stayed alive... How can you admit defeat?! I will not! I will not give up! You promised we'd find happiness. You PROMISED! Voice: That's right, Count! [Mimi and O'Chunks appear, then they walk up to him] Count Bleck: My minions... How did you find us here? Mimi: Gosh, I could follow your big smile anywhere, Count! O'Chunks: Ah, she lies like a wee rug, this lass! Nastasia told us, Count! She said you'd come 'ere... Or... She said she FELT you'd be here...or somethin' along those lines. [He turns to Nastasia] Count Bleck: Nastasia... O'Chunks: Talk about goin' the extra mile! She even sacrificed 'erself teh save yeh! Lissen, Count, I promised me life as well, an' I'm not afraid teh live up teh it! So... Yeh gotta let me 'elp! Mimi: Yeah! I mean, there's no WAY Dimentio's getting away with this! He pulled a really dirty trick on you, but we'll always stick by your side! Count Bleck: My... My loyal minions... [The screen flashes and the Pure Hearts appear, regaining their power] Count Bleck: Hmm... What's this? Pure...Hearts?! But why? Tippi: Isn't it obvious, Blumiere? Pure Hearts are the very feelings of our souls. As long as we feel love, they live on! [She flies up to the middle of them] Tippi: I will take these to Mario! [She takes the Pure Hearts with her. At Castle Bleck...] Super Dimentio: Hmph... Let's stop wasting time and finish this, shall we? Super Dimentio: Ciao! [The screen flashes] Super Dimentio: What?! What's going on?! [The eight Pure Hearts surround the head of the robot] Super Dimentio: NO! The Pure Hearts?! I thought you wasted them all fighting Count Bleck! [They disable the invincibility] Super Dimentio: What's...happening?! I'm not invincible anymore... [The screen flashes and restores Mario and his friend's health. Tippi appears] Tippi: Now's our chance... The Pure Hearts have given us power! Let's get him! [Mario nods, and the final battle then commences against Super Dimentio. After a long and rather difficult battle, the robot begins to explode] Super Dimentio: Urgh-GAH?! [The body blows up, and the head falls down to the ground] Super Dimentio: How did you do it... How could I have lost with the power of Luigi and the Chaos Heart... And the prophecy... Has it been undone?! Princess Peach: I think your prophecy was wrong all along. Bowser: You believed your prophecy, and we believed in mopping the floor with you! Tippi: Nothing is decided entirely by fate, you know... All things determine their destinies. Good-bye now, Dimentio. We'll add a footnote to the prophecy about your failure. Super Dimentio: Urrrrrrk... Unngghhhh... You think this is the end? This isn't finished... You can't...stop this now... You can't escape... [The head opens its mouth] Super Dimentio: I've been saving one last surprise... Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... Ciao! [Luigi pops out of the mouth and the Chaos Heart escapes the head, while the head explodes. Luigi gets up and looks around] Luigi: Eh... Huh? What am I doing here? [The Chaos Heart appears, then the screen flashes and it vanishes. Bleck and his minions appear] Count Bleck: So it seems the end of all worlds is really upon us... Princess Peach: So defeating Dimentio wasn't enough to stop it? Count Bleck: I thought the Chaos Heart would disappear if the person controlling it fell... Count Bleck: Dimentio...must have left behind a shadow of his power to continue controlling it. It won't last long...but it may be enough to ensure the end of every world... Bowser: Oh, GREAT! So what do we do now? Count Bleck: There is only one thing left that we can do. [He spreads out his arms and makes a huge door appear] Count Bleck: This way! [Everyone enters the door, then a wedding-like area is drawn out with an altar at the end. The place gets a blue background and everyone comes out of the big door. The ending of the game starts here] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------ Ending [ENDG] ------ Luigi: Hey, I remember this place! Count Bleck: Timpani... Do you still.. Do you still love me? Tippi: Yes...Blumiere. Of course I do. Count Bleck: Then you must come with me. O'Chunks: 'Ey, Count! What're yeh doin'?! Count Bleck: We will use the Pure Hearts again, this time to banish the Chaos Heart. All we need is true love... And that is something I am lucky enough to possess... But... With the Chaos Heart gone, the Pure Hearts and those linked to them... They may cease to exist... Mimi: You mean you might go away? B-But I don't want you to go! Count Bleck: All of this is my fault. The price is mine to pay... I do not have long to live anyway. But you, Timpani... Count Bleck: It pains me to know this may cut your game short... Still... There is no other way to end this. Tippi: I know, Blumiere... I know... Count Bleck: Timpani... Tippi: Don't say another word... As long as I am with you, nothing else matters. [The place rumbles] Luigi: Agggghhhh! It's...happening! Count Bleck: We must go, Timpani... Tippi: Yes, Blumiere... [They fly over to the altar, then Peach looks at Mario and he nods. The altar is shown] Count Bleck: There were so many things I wanted to say to you...but I could not find the words. Tippi: Oh, Blumiere... Only one thing matters to me now. I never had the chance to return your question... Blumiere... Do you still love me, as well? Count Bleck: Of course... I have thought about you every moment since you disappeared... But I have caused you so much suffering... Tippi: Perhaps...my life would have been more carefree without you, that is true. Count Bleck: But I had to be with you, Timpani. I will never apologize for that... Tippi: I know, Blumiere. And I love you... Count Bleck: And I love you, Timpani... Hundreds of thousands of years from now, that fact will not have changed... [The screen flashes and the Pure Hearts appear, then they go into the Chaos Heart, banishing it] Bowser: Everything's shaaaaaaking! Are we too late?! [Luigi hears something] Luigi: Wait... Can you hear that? Mimi: I hear...bells! Princess Peach: How lovely! The bells are giving their blessing to Tippi and Bleck... [Mario nods] O'Chunks: Urrrrrgh... [The screen fades out, then various worlds are shown as The Void disappears from the first world shown. After a couple of more scenes are shown...] "Timpani...do you remember the promise we made to each other that day?" "Yes, I remember..." "If there was a place where we could be happy together, we would find it." "Will you come with me to that place now?" "Blumiere... Of course... I will always be with you..." [The screen fades out again] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------- Flipside -------- Luigi: ...ro! ...Big Bro! [Mario awakens at Flipside, then he gets up and looks around, seeing everyone, including Bleck's minions] Luigi: You awake, Bro? [Nastasia gets up] O'Chunks: Great leapin' bog monkeys! Nastasia, she draws breath once again, lads! Nastasia! 'EY! NASTASIA! Miracle o' miracles! GRA-GOOGLY-HEY- HOORAH! Nastasia: ...Mmm? Um... I... I'm alive? Princess Peach: Mario... Check it out! [The Void disappears] Princess Peach: The Void is closing... Voice: Yes, it is proof that the Prophecy of Destruction has not come to be. [Merlon walks in] Merlon: And all worlds have been saved... The prophecy has lost its power... Thusly the world that was lost returns to normalcy. You have done well, heroes. It is all thanks to you. [He notices Tippi is gone] Merlon: But...where is Tippi? [Mario explains] Merlon: I see... So she has gone... Ah... This, too, must have been under the guidance of the Pure Hearts... Princess Peach: Both Tippi and Count Bleck...gone. What could have happened to them? Merlon: I shudder to think about it, but surely when the prophecy was nullified... Nastasia: Um, no... They're alive. Nastasia: Yeah, they're finally united. They overcame time and fulfilled their old vows... Somewhere, the count...is living together with Tippi... in...um...happiness... And I... Yeah, I... [She starts crying] Nastasia: WAAAAH! C-C-C-Count! NOOOOOOOO! I... I'm all alone! What am I to do now?! O'Chunks: 'Ey now, me wee Nastasia... I'm believin' the count is still alive, too. An' if he is alive, lass, we wouldn't want to be shamin' 'im with blubberin'! So pull it together, 'ey? Mimi: He's right, Nassy! We still have each other! We can still build the count's world! So, c'mon! Big smile! Nastasia: Oh... O'Chunks... Mimi... [She stops crying] Nastasia: Y-You're right. Yeah, I can't just sob like this forever. The count would never have approved. We have to create the ideal world that, um, the count wished for in his heart... A world of love, not war. Yeah, let's all pencil that in. An appointment...of hope. Merlon: Farewells are bittersweet...but as long as you live, you can never escape them. To feel sadness is to live...but as long as you are alive, the future is a blank page. Merlon: And with that...I am hungry. I've asked Saffron to make some of her celebrated snacks for us. Let us heal our weariness by devouring a banquet of sumptuous sweets! Bowser: Oh, yeah! THAT is a plan! Make a path! [Everyone but Merlon leaves, then Peach stops] Merlon: ........ Princess Peach: Merlon, what is it? Merlon: Ah, Princess Peach... I'm thinking of Tippi... I mean, Lady Timpani...
I wonder if she truly is happy now... Princess Peach: Of course she is. Merlon: Ho ho ho ho! Yes, yes. Of course. Merlon: Well, let's have at those snacks... [Peach nods, and they both leave. The screen fades out] So the dark prophecy was averted and peace reigned. The Dark Prognosticus again faded into history... Count Blumiere and his love, Lady Timpani, both vanished. Where did the pair go? None know. And so the story of the lost book of prophecies comes to an end... May we meet again in another time and place... [The credits roll, and when "THE END" appears, Blumiere and Timpani are shown by a tree in the far distance. The game ends at this point] "The End" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ================ III. Email Info ================ If you wish to email me about this guide, whether it be a comment or a typo, or even a big error in the guide, then email me at my email listed at the top of this guide. For those who are lazy, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Email me there, and I'll add whatever it is I missed, or fix whatever it is I messed up on as soon as possible. Please make the subject something to do with the game (such as "Super Paper Mario Game Script"), so I'll know that your email isn't spam. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============ IV. Credits ============ Credits go to me for taking the time to make this guide. Credits go to you for reading this guide. Credits go to Nintendo for making yet another fantastic Paper Mario game! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============== V. Copyrights ============== Do not copy this guide without my permission. If you attempt to do that without my permission, you will be in trouble with the law. For permission, email me at my email address listed at the top of this guide, I may say yes, I may say no, it depends. This guide is a Copyright (c) 2007, and was created by Jesse Winstead. All rights reserved. The following sites have been allowed to use this guide: http://www.gamefaqs.com/ http://www.neoseeker.com/ http://www.ign.com/ http://www.1up.com/ http://www.press-startgaming.com/ http://www.supercheats.com/ End Of File. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------