Part 13: Pun Level - Red
Oxnards predictions usually come true! Right, Penelope?
If its OK, how about I predict your future, Hamtaro?
Bleah! I dont believe in any of this!
Playing outside is much more fun! Right, Howdy?!
That said, Ive got things I need to do. See yall later.
And with that, most of the guys file out, leaving Oxnard and the girls to their fortune-telling.
They did what?!
Lets try hard, Penelope!
Thats what they said.
We didnt exactly do a great job at the beach, did we?
No way! I cant let it end with me looking bad! Oxnard, where did Bijou and the girls go?
Hamstarr Manor, a mansion that just opened recently. I predicted that the last ingredient is there somewhere.
Alright, its time for this games manor! I guess people must have liked exploring Boo Manor in Ham-Ham Heartbreak.
Also, even with Howdy and the girls absent, we have exactly enough Ham-Hams left over for a full party. How convenient!
Enough Ham-Hams that actually move, that is. Well, since were going to see his house, might as well get one more fortune from Hamstarr himself.
Difficult homework is in your future. Dont wait. It might be really tough. Check it over before you start.
The second luckiest one for today is...Sagittarius. Get your friends to trade cards with you. You might get a sticker for it.♪
The luckiest one for today is...Aquarius. Youll make progress on your homework. Get ahead of everyone today!
Today will not be very good for...Gemini. You could end up wasting your money. A bag with a pocket is your lucky item.
Well, lets go find the girls!
...Hamstarr is clearly eccentric. Guess being a fortune teller on TV earns him a lot of seeds!
Pretty swanky lobby hes got here. And whos this mustachioed gentleham?
The shifting stars are a nice touch, too.
What are you sayin? Im mighty certain you havent seen me before!
Somethings fishy here. Are you perhaps
Then Ill prove I really am a fortune-teller!
Yee haw! I see that what you are lookin for is behind that door. A prediction can come true or not. Well, Im goin now.
...That was interesting. Lets see if the mysterious fortune-tellers prediction comes true!
Boy am I glad youre safe. We were all worried about you.
But Im not goin to hand over the girls!
Heh heh! The fortune-teller was only a disguise!
Ill tell puns, and well ketchup on the days events...forever!
Gasp! What kind of vile fiend would do such a thing?
I wont let you get away with this!
Man, this Red Punster sure is hamming it up.
And apparently he escaped into the void of space
Ah, its the owner of the manor! The mighty and mystical one himself
Do you mind? Im meditating Hammmm hmmmm.
Have you seen Red Punster?
... If you can answer my questions, Ill tell you.
Hamstarrs questions form a simple memory game, going up from one gem to four. Theyre all distinct enough that you shouldnt have much trouble remembering the sequence.
Thats a very familiar looking lamp
When youve overcome your problems, youll find what you are looking for.
Well, that was suitably vague. Lets just keep going and catch up with that dastardly villain!
Now, Im about to .gif the begeezus out of this scene, but here it is in video form as well.
You know, this somehow feels a little bit familiar.
So, yeah That That was a thing that happened.
And it was amazing.
Okay, what fresh new madness is this?
Hello and welcome. Its time for a pop quiz! Tonight, we have a special for you! Its a match between the Ham-Hams and the Puntaros! Lets check in with the Ham-Hams and see if theyre ready!
Is this going to be one of those pop quizzes where we have to pick the right dresser again?
Nope, turns out its multiple choice trivia! Theres eight questions chosen from a random pool. Todays questions were:
What instrument does Jingle play?
What is the color of Cappys cap?
What was the name of the detective in the school?
Who appears when you use a walnut?
What is the color of Pashminas scarf?
What were Hamtaro and his friends looking for at Flower Ranch?
What kind of animal was eating a carrot at Flower Ranch?
What does Penelope like to say?
You should know the answer to all but question #4, and that one isnt hard to guess! Its Jingle. If you answer a question correctly
...but if you get one wrong
Well, a little mud never hurt anyone.
Look! Over there!
But if you think you can hamper us any more, youre wrong! And so, we must make our exit. Good-bye.
Well done, Puntaros. Still, I suppose they are still getting away
Time to take another rocket sled in pursuit!
The game is a glorified quicktime event with inputs of left, right and A; however, the nice background makes it pretty enjoyable.
Hey! You! Get your paws off of Bijou!
Are you sure? Ill let go of her!
Oh, no! Dont let go of her!
What do I care?
Wake up, Bijou!
Im not gonna forgive you for this!
Look closely, Boss! Its only a doll!
Why dont you two play dolls in there?
Boss! Stan! Well save you!
Then bring two Ham-Ham medals, and Ill let you play.
Hmm, wed better find those medals and get our friends out of this fiendish trap.
...Those are kind of creepy.
Red medal. Blue medal. There are two medals. Hammmm hmmmm.
The TV in the next room provides a small hint, as will some of the others we see throughout the mansion. Theyre not too helpful, but at least it means more Hamstarr.
...Well, that was easy.
Love? Life? Other worries? For the one who worries, we have a special low price in honor of our grand opening!
The TV up on this ledge is just advertising. Its kind of surprising that Hamstarr has a whole TV network of his own, though. Guess it explains why his shows always on.
It would seem that these medals werent very well hidden.
Other fun stuff such as pictures and sticker mats! Those with a flyer will be offered special items. Interested? Go ◄ from here to reach the Hamstarr shop.
Ah, of course theres a gift shop.
The picture on sale, appropriately enough, is called Crystal Ball.
Im not going to mess around anymore, so just help me!
We cant leave those two in there!
Oh yeah, we should probably actually use the medals now that we have them. I guess.
Getting Boss and Stan out of the crane machine is actually very easy, simply because they do you the courtesy of standing still when the crane starts coming down. And not squirming about like in that Mario Party 2 minigame
Anyway, where did the Puntaros go now?
They ran that way!
Lets follow them, Hamtaro!
Lets just keep this well away from Boss, shall we?
Heading through the door takes us back to the main room of Hamstarr Manor, where the Puntaros made their introductions. There are eight different exits from this room, and weve only used three of them. (South leads to the entrance, north is the Space Slider.)
The room is vertically symmetrical, with one exit on the raised platforms on either side and two more in the lower corners (in the south and east/west walls).
The north-west exit is a no-go at the moment, it seems. Crossing over stars Do we need sacred feet for that?
The lower westerly door has Carrobos hiding spot for this locale. Come to think of it, there hasnt been a single real carrot since Ticky-Ticky Park.
Bring me four Ham-Ham dolls, and Ill let you pass.
Just so long as you dont do anything weird with them, bud.
Speaking of weird, heres Boss as a genie. With a transparent version if anyone wants it.
Back in the main room, the lower exit on the east wall just leads to a bunch of sunflower seeds, and a TV that tells you to look at the TVs for hints.
The door right beside it brings us to another sticker, and the only open path we have that leads somewhere new. Since we know where the Puntaros must be Lets take a break. Tune in next time for the thrilling conclusion! Same ham time, same ham channel!