Part 1: Episode 01: Under Da Sea
Episode 01: Under Da Sea
The first boss has 75HP, so you have to hit him 15 times without being hit 5 times. There's enough little items lying around to take one extra hit, but good luck grabbing them all without taking one!
Oh, and something I was told after recording: The Swordfish Horn is an exception to the three uses rule. It doesn't break, but it locks you into using the mid-tier jaws.
I think the Strolites in the game are a reference to Stromatolites which are a type of rock colony created by cyanobacteria in shallow waters. They are still around today in fact and one of the best places to see them is in a place called Shark Bay in Western Australia. It's weird to think of living rocks, but that's basically what they are.
e: have a picture!
A couple notes about that first transformation crystal: It actually changes you into one of two forms, the other being a very fast eel with 100 HP. Also, the ray form is affected by your size when you swallow the crystal. The large ray also has 100 HP. IIRC, only one other crystal form has a size difference.
01. The Origin Of Gaia
The attract mode tune. It's most of the story we're gonna get.
02. Earths Overture
The title screen music! You can definitely tell who made it, can't ya?
03. Mother Earth
Gaia's theme, of course. We'll start each chapter with this.
04. Beginning of an Era
The fanfare for... well, you can guess.
05. Ever-Changing World
Our map screen music. You won't get to hear much of it during the videos, so enjoy it here.
06. Birthplace of All Life
A good track for our early stages.
07. Undersea Maze
Danger music! Expect to hear this a few times...
The sting for boss monologues.
10. Masters of Land, Sea, and Sky
Boss music! Very Dragon Quest-ish indeed.
The "You beat a boss" fanfare. Eat the meat!
12. Great Achievement
This is the game's happy music, of course.
13. New Destinations
One of the stage themes we'll be hearing throughout the ages.
14. Time Transporter
The doorway to a new age.
This game's "shitty trumpets".
When the crystal speaks.
22. Game Over
Yep, we've already heard this. Hopefully we won't hear it again.