|Statue of Serenity - made by Joss Whedon?|
|Or maybe it is a statue OF him?|
The level with the Buddha-look-alike was another one where I had to proceed by trial and error. I’ll just quickly run through the essentials. If you really squint your eyes, you might see a faint X on the ground at the right side of the screen. By first putting the stone on the left to the X and then asking Hooter to enchant it a ladder to the statue was created.
|It looks like they could have just jumped on that floating island|
Hooter could turn one of the palms on the island into a pickaxe. Where should it be used?
|That’s where the pendulum was useful|
Digging at the spot where pendulum moved led to the lair of the dragon Gemellor.
|Its treasure is laughable: one chest and a cup|
The room was, predictably, full of dangers.
|Dwayne just keeps tripping on objects that could be easily circumvented|
|That’s what you get when you go too close to a fire breathing dragon|
|The old “monster disguised as a bridge” trick|
The bear trap was easily dealt with. BoBo just hit the pile of logs, releasing one log from the pile, and Dwayne then used the log to set the trap off.
For the monster trap I had to make a request for assistance, and as Mister Kerr revealed, it required more than usual amount of moon logic. Firstly, Hooter had to magically float the small red bag closer from dragon’s lair, so that Dwayne could reach it, Secondly, Hooted had to turn the log into a can of deodorant. The bag was full of seeds, which at a proper part of the screen worked as a bait for a jumping foot, which was killed with the deodorant.
|You have to see it to believe it|
The foot had to be still roasted in the dragon’s fire and then fed to the bridge.
|Here boy, eat!|
With this bit of moon logic behind me, I was now able to fetch a dagger, which also needed the touch of dragon’s fiery breath.
The final destruction of the voodoo doll involved a mystical ritual.
|Setting the Statue of Serenity on fire with my dagger|
|Burn you evil doll!|
The result of incinerating the doll was a key. The key could be inserted in the statue’s ear, making it a teleport.
|Beam me up, Serenity!|
The goblin king was saved, but I still have to look for something called the ultimate weapon, probably for the sake of beating the wizard Niak. We’ll see how that goes in the next post.
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It just struck me looking at that statue screen how many backgrounds in this game are simple vertical gradients, whether it's supposed to be a sky or a cavern background. Even the views outside windows in interior screens are just vertical gradients. Not a good or bad thing, just something I noticed.ReplyDelete
I really must show my incompetence at evaluating graphical side of the games, but... what's a vertical gradient?Delete
The background, how it is a single color which shades from darker at the top to lighter at the bottom. You can see it quite well in the blue background behind the floating statue. Not so well in the grey backdrop behind the cave with the dragon, but it's there too.Delete