Little King's Story is an odd little game. It's part Pikmin-ish strategy, part (very simple) kingdom-building. The art direction is mostly a sort of fantasy European style, and all of the music is public domain stuff. At first glance it might seem like a cheap budget title, but give it a chance and you'll realize it's a surprisingly deep and extremely charming game.
The story here is that a young boy, in our case named Corobo, finds a magical crown that allows him to gather followers and command people. He becomes the ruler of the kingdom of Alpoko, and this is where our story begins.
Videos will be anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes long, depending on how much I need to get done in one session. Any really long wait times (other than in the very first video) will be edited down because no one really wants to sit there and watch people punch turnips for a minute and a half. Commentary will be done in a group post-commentary format, since doing this live would probably mean a whole lot of bumbling around not really getting anything accomplished.
One thing I should mention: This game gets pretty interesting, so I'm putting in place a no spoilers rule. At all. Don't even tag 'em, there's plenty to talk about without having to talk about the end of the game, especially this early on.
I mention it in the first video, but there's two audio tracks per video. This isn't really anything new at this point but if you switch to the second track on the downloaded file, we shut up for cutscenes. The only one with any real voice acting is the intro, though. Everything else is just voice-like babble that happens to resemble different languages.
Anyway, on to the videos! Conquering the world won't be easy, let's get started right now.
|1. Bootstrapping Your Way Out of Carefree Adulthood||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|2. Unholy Cow!||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|3. Pyrrhic Victory||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|4. Alpoko's Greatest Otaku||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|5. King Bed-Wetter and the Sissy Marys||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|7. Miners and Minors||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|8. Something Always Happens When You're Drunk||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|9. A Message From Baldy McRumor||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|10. Fat Chance||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|11. Wise Words From The Stev||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|12. The Yolk's On You||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|13. Television Rules The Nation||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|14. The World-Famous King of TVs||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|15. A Relaxing Morning with Your Cat||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|17. Give Syrg His Games Back||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|18. Tall is Good, Good is Tall||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|19. How to Kill a Joke, a Primer||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|20. A Nonzero Amount of Steve The Hedgehogs||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|21. Dying for Corobo's Shmon-mon Profits!||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
|22. The Beginning of the End||blip.tv||Youtube||Download|
Musicgridirongrandma is a cool guy and has been posting about all the public domain music in this game! Check it out.
Howser is basically Don Quixote, but goofy Japanese-style.
Also his music is, quite aptly, a remix of El Toreador from Bizet's "Carmen".
A couple more tracks we've already heard:
The intro's music is Ravel's Bolero
Title screen music is obvious, if you've ever had a graduation ceremony. It's Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar.
Corobo's mighty throne uses John Philip Sousa's Semper Fidelis march. Proper for a king.
Corobo out and about in his kingdom features Beethoven's 9th Symphony, the 4th movement.
Leaving the safety of the kingdom plays Marche Militaire by Franz Schubert.
Prepare to hear Rossini's William Tell Overture a whole bunch, because it plays for every Guardian UMA battle
Tchaikovsky's March from the Nutcracker plays anytime you Howser sees fireworks from the Watchtower after the defeat of a Guardian(or other boss). Of course, you could always just use the Alpoko Watchtower to listen to it at anytime.
Strauss' Voices of Spring waltz means it's time for a celebration!
Rev. Kampbell's aptly named theme Soup, Sin and Salvation is yet another Tchaikovsky piece. This time it's Swan Lake's Dance of the Little Swans
Not too many new themes this time around.
The church's theme is that of Bach's Aria from the Goldberg Variations.
Skinny Ray is a goofy-ass dude and it's only fitting that he has a slighty goofy piece to go with him, specifically Erik Satie's Le Piccadilly
Venturing into the Skull Plains can be a little spooky especially when Camille Saint-Saëns' Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals is playing.
The theme of the Onii King(entitled "March of the Oniis," as mentioned in the video) is an amped up version of Erik Satie's piano piece Gnossienne #1. (Also for the record, it's pronounced "Guh-No-See-En")
You saved a princess! Hope you enjoyed her little monologue and the very lovely music, the waltz Je te veux, once again by Satie.