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Little King's Story

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Original Thread: I Have Sought the True King for 35 Years! - Little King's Story/Short Games

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Introduction



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.

Videos

1. Bootstrapping Your Way Out of Carefree Adulthoodblip.tv Youtube Download
2. Unholy Cow!blip.tv Youtube Download
3. Pyrrhic Victoryblip.tv Youtube Download
4. Alpoko's Greatest Otakublip.tv Youtube Download
5. King Bed-Wetter and the Sissy Marysblip.tv Youtube Download
6. Revolution!blip.tv Youtube Download
7. Miners and Minorsblip.tv Youtube Download
8. Something Always Happens When You're Drunkblip.tv Youtube Download
9. A Message From Baldy McRumorblip.tv Youtube Download
10. Fat Chanceblip.tv Youtube Download
11. Wise Words From The Stevblip.tv Youtube Download
12. The Yolk's On Youblip.tv Youtube Download
13. Television Rules The Nationblip.tv Youtube Download
14. The World-Famous King of TVsblip.tv Youtube Download
15. A Relaxing Morning with Your Catblip.tv Youtube Download
16. Honorblip.tv Youtube Download
17. Give Syrg His Games Backblip.tv Youtube Download
18. Tall is Good, Good is Tallblip.tv Youtube Download
19. How to Kill a Joke, a Primerblip.tv Youtube Download
20. A Nonzero Amount of Steve The Hedgehogsblip.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
23. Awakeningblip.tv Youtube Download

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Music

gridirongrandma is a cool guy and has been posting about all the public domain music in this game! Check it out.

gridirongrandma posted:

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.

gridirongrandma posted:

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

gridirongrandma posted:

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

gridirongrandma posted:

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.

gridirongrandma posted:

Like Poorweather mentioned in the video, King Duvroc's fight theme is Bizet's Habanera.

Whenever you defeat a king, you get to hear a special little tune. It's Dies Irae by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!
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