Log Post #2 of 8
From: warpio | Posted: 2/21/2018 11:21:00 AMUpdated: 3/16/2018 12:24:11 AM
|World 4: Neo Star|
4-1 is a jungle atmosphere.
The stone+cutter power is weird, it's like normal stone except with an area attack whenever you transform, and you transform into statues of the various KDL3 animals and can move around in that form. It's actually better than the double-stone golem form because you can still jump... actually your movement abilities are different depending on which statue you transform into. Koo can fly for a limited time but can't walk. Rick can only walk and short hop, Chuchu can only move while jumping, Kine can't move at all... Stone Pitch can fly better than Stone Koo, but rolls on the ground for a bit when he lands, but then you can just start flying again immediately so it's not really a downside. I think this is another broken tier move.
found all 3 crystal shards in 4-1, and got the question mark thing in the bonus game (I still don't know what those do btw)
4-2 is a water cave environment. It starts off with a long drop where you have to ignore the little stars to get the crystal shard with your limited flight... then another easy DKC mine cart section... then there's a part that's actually kinda hard, where you're in a cave going across platforms with water currents that push you off, and there's cannons on the ceilings shooting at you constantly and enemies that drop down at you. I'm also playing through this with the double cutter power which really sucks. I realized you can get through it easily though if you just run forward and jump, ignoring everything, rather than trying to take your time.
Shock + Cutter is a double edged saber... I guess this is the "sword ability" of this game. It's not as versatile as the flame sword, but it's much more swift and better at close combat.
I'm still not sure what's up with these colored surfaces. I guess they require a certain power, but the textures aren't good enough to make it clear what it's hinting at.
I just noticed it's kinda weird how these levels just abruptly end after you go to through a screen transition that is like the same as any other screen transition in the levels. Usually Kirby games have those star doors that transition you between areas, and the end of level star door looks different from the rest of them so it's very easy to tell when you're at the end. With this game it's like... you're playing the level and then suddenly the level ends at some point.
4-3 is a mountain atmosphere where you're mostly walking ontop of rock platforms... I'm just spending a lot of time in this first room trying out different combinations since there's a lot to choose from here.
spike and freeze combo is very boring... basically you sit there and grow ice spikes to push enemies away.
fire and freeze together is about as dumb as you'd expect. you turn into ice and then immediately melt, and I guess the smoke from melting yourself damages enemies near you. it's like a less powerful stone ability.
freeze + stone... curling ball. This is kinda how I usually use stone whenever I force myself to use it in other Kirby games, just like stone-slide into everything.
I found out you need the drill ability to destroy brown rock textured floors.
The platforming here gets kinda hard if you're stuck with a stone power. Drill made it easy, but then I died while searching down a pit and it was too far to fly back up from. Then I switched to double fireball and it became easy again... then I tried fire+stone because I forgot what that was... oh yeah it's the dumb volcano move that only works on things above you.
what the hell, not sure what's up with this room with the painter kid and a picture of a top hat... oh, okay, it's just a thing where you gotta make the star blocks in the next room into the shape of a top hat to make a shard appear. very easy to do with air puff attacks.
I noticed near the end of the level, the platforms that you jump across are shaped like letters that spell out "KIRBY".
Got all the crystal shards on that level easily.
4-4 is a volcano level with falling rocks... okay yeah, using the stone+cutter move here would completely nullify any challenge.
wtf, shock + fire is weird, Kirby rubs static on his head until he sets himself on fire, and then and runs around burning everything he touches.
That part where you're escaping from the lava is pretty easy regardless of which power you have. Flying over everything is very slow in this game, but it's still fast enough to outrun the lava.
I only found one of the crystal shards in that level... I've been getting the question mark item in every level now, and still don't know what they do. Maybe I should go back into this level again and see if it does something like show you where the crystal shards you missed are... I dunno, if it's not that, then it must be related to something in the extras menu (like how you can collect random stickers/stamps in the 3DS kirby games)
Nope, I'm not seeing anything... in fact I can't even begin to imagine where these 2 shards could be hidden. I did manage to try out the double shock ability though.
whatever, nevermind that for now.
This lava boss is very easy regardless of whether you use any powers or not, and all of the projectiles he sends at you can also be used to get double fireball power.