Part 11: A seashore study on safety.
The festival did turn out quite well, despite a couple of little mishaps along the way. Certainly a fun little change of pace.
Ive gotta say the best part was easily the Taiko drumming! I mean, all the hamsters came there just to watch me play the drums!
Sabu was really talking about Hamtaro, not Boss!
Some parts of these ingredient-adding scenes may all run together, but Ill never get tired of Bo disrespecting Boss. Especially since Boss makes most of it up
OK, then! Lets go ahead and make a rainbow color!
Of course, you all know the drill by now.
Eh heh heh heh Although in that case, it kind of makes me wonder if this spell is endo- or exothermic. How much does rainbow magic follow the laws of science?
OK! Were doing so well! Lets go find the other colors!
At any rate, we had some fun at Tip-Top Fair, but its time to get back to the search!
We are here to talk about the remaining ingredients. And so, Bo, if you would fill us in.
Thanks to everyone, there are just two ingredients left! And those are indigo and violet.
I have a question! What exactly does indigo look like?
Indigo is a color thats perfect with each and every other color!
And just why is that, Howdy?
Dowa ha ha! Oh, ha ha! That was hilarious! Mighty hilarious!
That was a Geop-level pun. What a punster
Can we continue with the meeting?
Put simply, its like a darker version of blue.
Its like the color of the ocean!
The color of the ocean is a very pretty indigo!
All we need to do is get water from the ocean! Easy as seeds!
Uh First of all, whats with that animation? Second of all
Oh, the Ham-Hams already partied up. Guess were going to the seaside!
Going to an aquarium generally benefits from being awake, Snoozer. As for Hamstarrs Horoscopes, he actually offered up the exact same one as before the festival, so well give that a miss this time around.
Id say to pack your bathers, but we all know the Ham-Hams dont swim.
So we just go get some ocean water and go home, right?
If we go straight ahead, we should find the ocean.
Lets go right now!
Hmm, something seems slightly off here. Oh well, lets chat up the nearest hamster.
What are you doing, mister?
The beach has gotten so dirty. If someone would get together and help clean up
How did it become so dirty?
Mm When visitors come here, they dont clean up their garbage.
Then lets all clean up together!
Im all for it!♪
Its settled! Lets help get rid of all the garbage
Ho ho ho. Youre all good kids. And all good kids get rewarded for doing good things. However, make sure that you dont drop any garbage along the way. The waves will pick it up and make the beach even more dirty.
This has been a public service announcement. Thank you all for reading. ()
All right! Lets throw it away!
As you can see, the garbage scattered around consists of a collection of crumpled cans. Might as well clear up a bit of room to move while were here.
Theres also this little dilemma to take care of.
It looks like its in trouble.
Maybe it cant get up because its flipped on its back?
Im sure thats it! It looks like its in pain.
OK! Then leave it to me! Ill save the turtle!
Since Boss is a pretty strong Ham-Ham, its not too hard to keep the meter in the right place even if you have exceptionally poor timing like mine.
Theres not much to be seen on the screen behind the toppled turtle, unless you want to pull up Carrobo for some sticker roulette. (Really, why would he try and hide at the beach?)
Heading further down the beach leads to another three cans, and a second struggling turtle.
I, uh I may not have had my priorities in order.
Still, at least we got Sleep Tight for our good deed. Hamtaro looks so tired.
Lets help it!
Possibly from taking a turn at flipping turtles! It seems that Hamtaro is close to as strong as Boss is, if this minigame is to be believed.
We just need to get some of the water!
This water isnt colored!
But look! The water all the way over there is indigo, right?
If we get water from somewhere else, will it be colored?
Maybe. Lets try looking in a different area!
Well, I suppose we might as well keep looking around. And there seem to be some more hamsters right beside us, so lets get chatting.
...Wait a second. I recognise that earring.
And the rest of the Ham-Hams.
What are you doing in a place like this?
Well, just when I thought I was really gonna do some surfin... my board totally floated out to sea. Now I cant find it. And so Im havin my friends help me find the darn thing.
I know! Well look for it with you!
Duuude! Id be so totally grateful!
Dudes, Im totally counting on you!
Of course wed find our old pal Broski at the beach! He may not have been of much use back in Ham-Ham Heartbreak, but that doesnt mean we cant help him out. And speaking of helping things out
OK! Im gonna come to the rescue again!
I can do it, too!
Hold up, everyone.
Have you forgotten?
Mm? Are we forgetting something?
What could it be?
Who cares? We need to help the turtle.
Umm, ladies there just happens to be another strong Ham-Ham in your presence
...Ice cold, Pashmina.
Though shes not exactly wrong, because Stans meter depletes way faster than Boss or Hamtaros. For someone with less-than-perfect mashing skills like myself, you have to get the meter to stop just about at the top.
Like so. Im not gonna lie This one actually took over a dozen tries due to poor timing on my part.
Well, perhaps you shouldnt have been so eager to show off.
But...why were they all upside down?
Looks like they were flipped over by the nasty hermit crab.
If we dont cross by the hermit crabs place, were stuck.
Hmm. We have to find a way to cross!
In case you were wondering, this is the nasty hermit crab theyre talking about. Only after righting all three turtles can we challenge this crusty crustacean for safe passage down the beach!
Theres a slight wrinkle to this one, however. It functions like the lily pad games where we had to dodge frogs, but
Hamtaro doesnt stop! There has to be an opening for him to run all the way through, or youll fail. The crabs are incredibly uncooperative, to the point where the earliest reliable opening Ive found
...is when the timers half way drained. Theres no time bonus though, so its just a bit of waiting.
At least the sticker we get for this game is somewhat appropriate.
With an opening found in their defences, the hermit crabs disappear and let us continue unassailed.
This screen is pointless, though it does allow me to point out that the seeds around here are all in very small quantities. Not sure if thats a matter of luck, or intentional design.
All the same model, too.
Who are you?
Hey, hamha. I was just fishing here. I like boats, so I hop in my boat and go fishing all the time.
Cruising in your boat? Im so jealous!
What is it?
I...I...Id like to give you a boat as a p...p-p-p
A p-p-p ?
Hey, you guys also want a boat? Well, if you have a big board, Id be able to make one!
A big board Just you wait, Bijou! Ill find a big board somewhere on the beach!
Sounds like fun! Lets follow him!
We had better make sure he doesnt get into any trouble trying to impress Bijou, yeah.
Also, these sailors are blocking the way forward anyway.
As we try to go back, we get a cutaway to the waves washing something else onto shore.
And of course
Dont you think this would make a nice boat?
But Boss! Its too small! It would only fit one Ham-Ham.
Huh? Theres a name written on it.
Lets see Bros...ki? Broski?!
This has to be the surfboard Broski was looking for!
You know what, readers?
He just might be right. Nice nod to continuity there! (Were seeing the other side of the board right now, which is why the stripe goes the other way.)
Boss found the surfboard!
Totally thanks, Boss! Now the girlies at the beach will think Im wayyyyyy cool!
We need to look for stuff for our boat.
Mm? What, dude? You are looking for boat materials?
Dude, a huge board totally drifted that way. You better go check it out. See ya!
Later, bros. Totally.
Broski was right!
We should be able to make a boat now!
OK! Lets carry it!
Alright, lets get this back to the hamster with shades and see what he can make out of it.
OK! Ill give you this mast! Lets make it now!
...Well, at least the price was right.
Mmmm! Aint she a beauty? Well, Im off to fish the world with a good buddy!
Seemed like a pretty cool guy, all told. Though I think he might have the better boat.
With this With me
If youre not gonna use it, Ill take the girls with me!
Haha, wow. Boss is gonna be pissed.
I like it!
But...Im sure Boss is pretty angry.
Are you sure?
Yes, Im sure! Anyway, lets just enjoy the boat for now! OK! Im gonna go faster!
Aw yeah, time for more Mode 7 goodness! Theres a whole bunch of candy out here, but you have to balance collecting it with grabbing the heart-shaped buoys, because those grant you more time on the clock. Miss too many hearts, and you wont make it to the end of the course. Theres a video of it here, though you could be a lot less cautious than I was with this minigame.
Huh? Oh no, somethings gone wrong, hasnt it?
Somethings gone very wrong indeed!
This is terrible! Bijou and the others will be swallowed up by that whirlpool!
Broski must know what to do!
All right! Lets go see Broski and ask him for help!
Yeah, about that
Its terrible! Bijou, Pashmina and Stan are drowning! We need you to help us out!
Huh?! But...uuh...Im a...shoresurfer...so I...cant swim.
Hamtaro should really know this from his last encounter with Broski, but theres also what he said earlier.
Well, just when I thought I was really gonna do some surfin...
While it could be interpreted otherwise, Id say Broski meant surfing for the very first time! Im afraid that Broski is once again unable to help someone at risk of drowning.
The turtle said it would take us to Bijou to repay us for helping them earlier!
Great! Thank you, turtle!
Hang on, guys! Were coming to save you!
Time for some Super Shell Surfing!
Take Raft Race and add in a few balloons you have to jump up for, and youve got this minigame. Fortunately, Hamtaro cant miss landing on the turtle again. Theres another video, because I think these minigames are pretty nifty.
I was so scared!
Hamtaro, thank you.
Im glad youre OK! But dont thank me. Thank the turtles!
Oh? Its saying something.
Its saying that theyll be around. If we want another ride, we can just call them!
I understand. See you next time.
Because of what you did everyone almost drowned!
Just so long as you learned your lesson! Now dont do such stupid and dangerous things anymore!
OK, Little Sis.
Well, Sandy was mighty quick to forgive her brother on that one.
Im glad everyone is safe.♪
OK! Got ya! Im on my way right now!
All right! Lets get goin!
Alright, lets hurry on over there!
You cant go over there.
But Bijou is waiting! We dont have a choice! Lets go, Oxnard! Penelope!
Wow, go Boss. Trying to tightrope walk with such an unbalanced load cant be easy! And theres even a couple of bees to harass Oxnard and Penelope as they get swung about violently over a drowning hazard.
Youll have to find a board and use it to get across.
After we cross over to the boat, we have to set up a few bridges to reach the pier. It doesnt seem to serve much of a point.
Hmm, a storehouse you say? Sounds like somewhere we should poke around.
...Or not. I suppose we are supposed to be in a hurry anyway.
Lets just head up north like were supposed to.
Looks like theres an aquarium nearby.
Well, we dont have time for that right now!
Quite right! Besides, the game wouldnt let us do anything there if we tried
Yes! Yes, Im fine, Penelope.
Im really sorry, everyone.
Boy am I glad that everyone is OK.
We didnt have time for that.
Hmm? Why has the turtle returned?
Thank you very much!♪
What is it, Hamtaro?
It looks like the turtle will take us to the other side! Now we can get water from the other side!
...Other side of what? Is it gonna kill us?
Bijou, whats wrong?
You too, Pashmina?
Cant really blame them, can you?
What do you mean?
Someones eager to head right back into danger, though.
How about if just the guys left?
We cant let something bad happen to the girls!
OK! Ill go, too!
Then were going!
And with that, the boys depart in search of the elusive indigo water. See you all next time, folks!