History VideoGame / MagicalVacation

26th Aug '16 9:27:40 PM Sammettik
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* Metaphorgotten: At one point on Nova, Grenadine says: "Right, so, space is like this big onion, ya see? You know, onions got lots of layers? Well, you start peeling those layers off, and all you get is tears. But we do it anyway! You can't stop peelin' the layers, or else you've got nothing to eat! You feelin' me, kid?"

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* Metaphorgotten: {{Metaphorgotten}}: At one point on Nova, Grenadine says: "Right, so, space is like this big onion, ya see? You know, onions got lots of layers? Well, you start peeling those layers off, and all you get is tears. But we do it anyway! You can't stop peelin' the layers, or else you've got nothing to eat! You feelin' me, kid?"
26th Aug '16 9:20:51 PM Sammettik
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* AxCrazy / PsychoForHire: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Magnus Muzzleflash]], a "murderous psychopathologist and a gun-toting pox" who doesn't think twice on gunning down his own troops if they get on his way. He was actually in prison due to his crimes against the galaxy before Abalon required his services.

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* AxCrazy / PsychoForHire: AxCrazy: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Magnus Muzzleflash]], a "murderous psychopathologist and a gun-toting pox" who doesn't think twice on gunning down his own troops if they get on his way. He was actually in prison due to his crimes against the galaxy before Abalon required his services.



%%* MoodSwinger: Sorbet

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%%* MoodSwinger: SorbetSorbet.
24th Jul '16 12:20:38 PM lalalei2001
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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: [[spoiler: The final boss is one: It's supposed to create a new sun after it finishes eating the old one, though there are implications that this isn't actually the case. Your party killing it causes the sun's light to intensify, and is treated as a very good thing.]]

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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: [[spoiler: The final boss is one: a giant butterfly. It's supposed to create a new sun after it finishes eating the old one, though there are implications that this isn't actually the case. Your party killing it causes the sun's light to intensify, solving the robot apocalypse problem and is treated as a very good thing.saving eveyone in the solar system in the process.]]



* DeusExMachina: The party defeating the final boss causes the sun's light to intensify, singlehandedly stopping the [[spoiler:robot apocalypse]] and [[spoiler:dissolving the gummi mist]].



* NPCRoadblock: The otter blocking the team from getting to the waterfall on Cassia after thawing the place out. LampShaded. "You can't go past here. Back when the town was frozen, you could, but not now. I know that doesn't make any sense. Just roll with it."

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* NPCRoadblock: The otter blocking the team from getting to the waterfall on Cassia after thawing the place out. LampShaded. "You out.
-->You
can't go past here. Back when the town was frozen, you could, but not now. I know that doesn't make any sense. Just roll with it."



* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Oh, though you saved Miss Madeline from her fate? Too bad, she has to join the TheLifestream just as you finally rescue her. Kinda goes double due to all the effort you went to in order to save her in the previous game.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Oh, though you saved Miss Madeline from her fate? Too bad, she has to join the TheLifestream just as you finally rescue her. Kinda goes double due to all the effort you went to in order to save her in the previous game.]]
24th Jul '16 11:41:07 AM lalalei2001
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* PointOfNoReturn: After you defeat the giant larva boss you can't leave Chromagar Cave, though you ''can''leave after you enter its room but before you fight it.

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* PointOfNoReturn: After you defeat the giant larva boss you can't leave Chromagar Cave, though you ''can''leave ''can'' leave after you enter its room but before you fight it.
2nd Jul '16 12:44:59 AM TheJayman49
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Detective Beignet, the first member of the Space Police the Starsign party meets, is happy to declare that the pirate problems are outside his jurisdiction and overstates his abilities, but is otherwise quite friendly. [[spoiler: He's shocked when the main organization comes around and [[PoliceBrutality mistreats the civilians]], is initially unaware that the police and pirates are actually allied - though he soon finds out, and spends the latter 2/3rds of the game [[FriendOnTheForce getting you past security to places where you can do the most good]].

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Detective Beignet, the first member of the Space Police the Starsign party meets, is happy to declare that the pirate problems are outside his jurisdiction and overstates his abilities, but is otherwise quite friendly. [[spoiler: He's shocked when the main organization comes around and [[PoliceBrutality mistreats the civilians]], is initially unaware that the police and pirates are actually allied - though he soon finds out, and spends the latter 2/3rds of the game [[FriendOnTheForce getting you past security to places where you can do the most good]].good]]]].
11th Jun '16 6:21:35 PM lalalei2001
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* MissingSecret: It seems like there should be 30 Putty Peas, but there are only 29.
11th Jun '16 6:18:24 PM lalalei2001
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* NonStandardGameOver: Touching the giant ball of lava kills you instantly. Mokka is kind enough to warn you about this.
-->'''Game:''' <Player> and friends turned to ashes and left this world behind.
10th Jun '16 9:03:12 AM bimugen
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An fan English translation for Magical Vacation was released on June 7th, 2016, by the aptly named romhacking.net member Magicalpatcher.
8th Jun '16 12:43:12 PM lalalei2001
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''Magical Vacation'' (2001) for the GameBoyAdvance was the first entry in a Creator/{{Nintendo}} role-playing game series that takes place on Kovomaka. The main characters are a group of trainee mages that attend the Will-O-Wisp magic school. They can interact with elemental spirits and cast elemental spells.

In the first game, the students are on summer vacation (hence the name) when they are attacked by TheHeartless which splits up the students. It's up to the main character to travel through different planes of existence to rescue their fellow students. Whiel previewed in Nintendo power, this game never met a Western release.

The NintendoDS sequel, ''Magical Starsign'' (2006), takes place 800 years later, when one of the teachers disappears. The students find a six-pack of magical spaceships in a part of the school and get lost in space, having to reunite with each other and rescue their teacher. This game was released in the west.

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''Magical Vacation'' (2001) for the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance was the first entry in a Creator/{{Nintendo}} role-playing game series that takes place on Kovomaka. The main characters are a group of trainee mages that attend the Will-O-Wisp magic school. They can interact with elemental spirits and cast elemental spells.

In the first game, the students are on summer vacation (hence the name) when they are attacked by TheHeartless which splits up the students. It's up to the main character to travel through different planes of existence to rescue their fellow students. Whiel While previewed in Nintendo power, ''Magazine/NintendoPower'', this game never met a Western release.

The NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS sequel, ''Magical Starsign'' (2006), takes place 800 years later, when one of the teachers disappears. The students find a six-pack of magical spaceships in a part of the school and get lost in space, having to reunite with each other and rescue their teacher. This game was released in the west.
6th Jun '16 9:33:28 PM lalalei2001
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In the first game, the students are on summer vacation (hence the name) when they are attacked by TheHeartless which splits up the students. It's up to the main character to travel through different planes of existence to rescue their fellow students. Sadly, this game never met a Western Release, similar to Mother 3.

The NintendoDS sequel, ''Magical Starsign'' (2006), takes place 800 years later, when one of the teachers disappears. The students find a six-pack of magical spaceships in a part of the school and get lost in space, having to reunite with each other and rescue their teacher.

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In the first game, the students are on summer vacation (hence the name) when they are attacked by TheHeartless which splits up the students. It's up to the main character to travel through different planes of existence to rescue their fellow students. Sadly, Whiel previewed in Nintendo power, this game never met a Western Release, similar to Mother 3.

release.

The NintendoDS sequel, ''Magical Starsign'' (2006), takes place 800 years later, when one of the teachers disappears. The students find a six-pack of magical spaceships in a part of the school and get lost in space, having to reunite with each other and rescue their teacher.
teacher. This game was released in the west.



* AnIcePerson: Sorbet

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* AmbiguousInnocence: Farina in ''Magical Starsign'' is ''unspeakably'' creepy. She barely ever speaks, and for the majority of the game her dialog box face graphic is the same blank expression. She's a magical prodigy, which is unusual enough, but you learn about this when she ''wordlessly vaporizes'' a monster that was enchanted to revive endlessly after your party beats it, destroys a second one, and them helps Pico escape. Her pet frog died and her nursemaid put it into a potted plant's soil as fertilizer, after which she began gathering animal corpses and packing them in. Later in the game, she beats up the pirate otters stranded at Assam and exercises dominion over them. [[spoiler: But worst of all is when, stemming from those last two examples, she nurses a holy tree sapling by burying said otters and ''her own neighbors'' up to their necks in soil and letting the sapling slowly suck the life out of them, with '''[[SelfMadeOrphan her own father]]''' closest to the sapling.]] An unidentified member of your party even [[LampshadedTrope lampshades]] her creepiness in the team's diary.
---> Where did Farina go? Did she take off again? She sure was a weirdo. I probably shouldn't say that. Oh, well. Nobody's going to read this.
* AnIcePerson: SorbetSorbet uses ice and water magic.



* BookEnds: While searching for their teacher, the player character and Lassi land on Erd, where they face antagonistic robots in a tower with no electricity before discovering that they are the subject of a Spiny mole prophesy to kill a large insect, the Ant Queen. Which they do, and then go on to "Where the stars sleep" to restore the power (The star is a Windmill which Lassi turns with magic). It's all very easy and mostly PlayedForLaughs. Later, [[spoiler: The same tropes are PlayedForDrama in the endgame, with the same robots threatening to go berserk and war with the entire solar system when they run out of batteries; prophesies of doom eroding the party's resolve, ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth Shadra, and the party despite all reason reigniting the Sun itself.]]

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* BonusBoss: Fighting the Gummi Girl isn't required to pass through the story.
* BonusDungeon: The Glissini Caves, which house the game's strongest monsters, including [[spoiler:an even stronger version of the final boss]].
* BookEnds: While searching for their teacher, the player character and Lassi land on Erd, where they face antagonistic robots in a tower with no electricity before discovering that they are the subject of a Spiny mole prophesy to kill a large insect, the Ant Queen. Which they do, and then go on to "Where the stars sleep" to restore the power (The star is a Windmill windmill which Lassi turns with magic). It's all very easy and mostly PlayedForLaughs. Later, [[spoiler: The same tropes are PlayedForDrama in the endgame, with [[spoiler: the same robots threatening to go berserk and war with the entire solar system when they run out of batteries; prophesies of doom eroding the party's resolve, ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth Shadra, and the party despite all reason reigniting the Sun itself.]]



* ButtMonkey: Poor Mokka gets kicked around a bit. He takes everything in stride, though. "Bad things always happen to me. Sometimes, I lose my head. Things happen."

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* ButtMonkey: Poor Mokka gets kicked around a bit. He takes everything in stride, though. "Bad things always happen to me. Sometimes, I lose my head. Things happen."



* CerebusSyndrome: The game is mostly lighthearted and fun until the second visit to Erd, at which point it becomes very creepy and existential.



* CreepyChild: Farina in ''Magical Starsign'' is ''unspeakably'' creepy. She barely ever speaks, and for the majority of the game her dialog box face graphic is the same blank expression. She's a magical prodigy, which is unusual enough, but you learn about this when she ''wordlessly vaporizes'' a monster that was enchanted to revive endlessly after your party beats it. Her pet frog died and her nursemaid put it into a potted plant's soil as fertilizer, after which she began gathering animal corpses and packing them in. Later in the game, she beats up the pirate otters stranded at Assam and exercises dominion over them. [[spoiler: But worst of all is when, stemming from those last two examples, she nurses a holy tree sapling by [[NotGoodWithPeople burying said otters and ]]''[[NotGoodWithPeople her own neighbors]]'' up to their necks in soil and letting the sapling slowly suck the life out of them, with '''[[SelfMadeOrphan her own father]]''' closest to the sapling.]] An unidentified member of your party even [[LampshadedTrope lampshades]] her creepiness in the team's diary.
---> Where did Farina go? Did she take off again? She sure was a weirdo. I probably shouldn't say that. Oh, well. Nobody's going to read this.
** Considering her nicer actions when she's first introduced (Destroying said monster, and a second one, and helping Pico escape) she's probably a truer example of AmbiguousInnocence



* DarkMessiah: Master Kale [[spoiler: wants to speed up the upcoming apocalypse because he thinks the world has "gone off it's proper course.'' With the RobotWar set to start in a few years, Sorbet finds it hard to argue with him.]] Depending on [[{{WMG}} your interpretation]], Farina might fit too.

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* DarkMessiah: Master Kale [[spoiler: wants to speed up the upcoming apocalypse because he thinks the world has "gone gone off it's its proper course.'' course. With the RobotWar set to start in a few years, Sorbet finds it hard to argue with him.]] Depending on [[{{WMG}} your interpretation]], interpretation, Farina might fit too.



* DishingOutDirt: Mokka.

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* DevelopersForesight: The dev team went the extra mile with when user-inputted names are spoken in certain contexts. Soon after Mokka joins the party, Lassi has a line where she whispers to your character, addressing him/her by name in a hoarser whisper. How do they show that she's adding emphasis without the ability to use italics? The same way most people do it: ALL-CAPS. ''Even if your name isn't in all-caps.''
* DishingOutDirt: Mokka.Mokka uses Earth magic.



* ElementalRockPaperScissors: In ''Magical Starsign'', the elements are effective against one another like this: Wind -> Earth -> Water -> Fire -> Wood -> Wind. Dark and Light are weak to each other.

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* ElementalRockPaperScissors: ElementalRockPaperScissors:
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In ''Magical Starsign'', the elements are effective against one another like this: Wind -> Earth -> Water -> Fire -> Wood -> Wind. Dark and Light are weak to each other.
** ''Vacation'' has 16 elements, including Earth, Machine, Bug, Wood, Poison, Beast, Thunder, Water, Beauty, Sword, Wind, Sound, Fire, Love, Darkness, and Light. Love is neutral to all elements, Dark is stronger than the other except for Love and Light, and Light has no weaknesses.



** Also one of Picos best head-gear the "Disco wig"
* GreenThumb: Chai

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** Also one of Picos best head-gear the "Disco wig"
wig."
* GreenThumb: ChaiChai uses Plant magic.



* HelloInsertNameHere: You get to name your entire party. Not only that, the dev team went the extra mile with when user-inputted names are spoken in certain context: Soon after Mokka joins the party, Lassi has a line where she whispers to your character, addressing him/her by name in a hoarser whisper. How do they show that she's adding emphasis without the ability to use italics? The same way most people do it: ALL-CAPS. ''Even if your name isn't in all-caps.'' Most games don't do this, even in mid-all-caps lines.

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* HelloInsertNameHere: You get to name your entire party. Not only that, the dev team went the extra mile with when user-inputted names are spoken in certain context: Soon after Mokka joins the party, Lassi has a line where she whispers to your character, addressing him/her by name in a hoarser whisper. How do they show that she's adding emphasis without the ability to use italics? The same way most people do it: ALL-CAPS. ''Even party if your name isn't in all-caps.'' Most games don't do this, even in mid-all-caps lines.you want.



%%* MightyGlacier: Mokka. Slow as hell and has almost one and a half times as much health as anyone else. Also has the best defense out of anyone else.

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%%* * MightyGlacier: Mokka. Slow as hell and has almost one and a half times as much health as anyone else. Also has the best defense out of anyone else.



* MoodWhiplash: Inverted, as the (until then) light-hearted, goofy gameplay gives way to a cutscene where a likable (yet creepy) side character [[spoiler: commits suicide by letting herself be eaten by a plant]], to allow you to continue on your way. The game itself gets fairly dark towards the end, but after the aforementioned scene they head back to light-hearted for a few hours of gameplay. Oh, and you still get the cheerful "You got a Cosmic Keystone!" jingle.
** Right after said scene, [[spoiler:Sorbet tells you SHE was about to make the sacrifice needed.]]
** [[spoiler:The fact the main ingredient in a robot power core is a gummy made from magic users, right there in black and white, within something you need to read for plot purposes?]] Which becomes a lot more of a [[WhamEpisode shock]] when you learn [[spoiler: that's why there's ruins on Erd and that the robots will eventually move on to other worlds when they need more.]] Oh, and when you find what's left of them? [[spoiler:You can go upstairs and fight a girl who happened to be one of the ones that lived through the process. [[ICannotSelfTerminate Who asks to be killed.]]]] THEN the game goes back to normal for a while.
*** Oh, and remember, this was made by the same team who brought you VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}.

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* MoodWhiplash: Inverted, as the (until then) The light-hearted, goofy gameplay gives way to a cutscene where a likable (yet creepy) side character [[spoiler: commits suicide by letting herself be eaten by a plant]], plant]] to allow you to continue on your way. The game itself gets fairly dark towards the end, but after the aforementioned scene they head back to light-hearted for a few hours of gameplay. Oh, and you still get the cheerful "You got a Cosmic Keystone!" jingle.
**
jingle. Right after said scene, [[spoiler:Sorbet tells you SHE she was about to make the sacrifice needed.]]
** [[spoiler:The fact the main ingredient in a robot power core is a gummy made from magic users, right there in black and white, within something you need to read for plot purposes?]] Which becomes a lot more of a [[WhamEpisode shock]] when you learn [[spoiler: that's why there's ruins on Erd and that the robots will eventually move on to other worlds when they need more.]] Oh, and when you find what's left of them? [[spoiler:You can go upstairs and fight a girl who happened to be one of the ones that lived through the process. [[ICannotSelfTerminate Who asks to be killed.]]]] THEN Then the game goes back to normal for a while.
*** Oh, and remember, this was made by the same team who brought you VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}.
while.



* PowerTrio: Kinda shaky, but in Magical Starsign:
** Main/Lassi/Mokka:
*** Main: Ego.
*** Lassi: Id.
*** Mokka: Superego.
** Chai/Pico/Sorbet:
*** Chai: Ego, often the fastest to break up arguments between Pico and Sorbet
*** Pico: Id, hot-headed, needs to be brought back to earth by Sorbet regularly.
*** Sorbet: Superego, tries to keep Pico in line.

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* PowerTrio: Kinda shaky, PointOfNoReturn: After you defeat the giant larva boss you can't leave Chromagar Cave, though you ''can''leave after you enter its room but in Magical Starsign:
** Main/Lassi/Mokka:
*** Main: Ego.
*** Lassi: Id.
*** Mokka: Superego.
** Chai/Pico/Sorbet:
*** Chai: Ego, often the fastest to break up arguments between Pico and Sorbet
*** Pico: Id, hot-headed, needs to be brought back to earth by Sorbet regularly.
*** Sorbet: Superego, tries to keep Pico in line.
before you fight it.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The sequel has an 800 year timeskip. The same teachers are still teaching at the magic school, and they still look the same.
** Lampshaded by Chai.

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The sequel has an 800 year timeskip. The same teachers are still teaching at the magic school, and they still look the same.
** Lampshaded
same. It's lampshaded by Chai.



* RecycledInSPACE: Magical Starsign

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* RecycledInSPACE: Magical StarsignStarsign takes place in space, while the first game took place on different planes of existence.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Detective Beignet, the first member of the Space Police the Starsign party meets is happy to declare that the pirate problems are outside his jurisdiction and overstates his abilities, but is otherwise quite friendly. [[spoiler: He's shocked when the main organization comes around and [[PoliceBrutality mistreats the civilians]], is initially unaware that the police and pirates are actually allied - though he soon finds out, and spends the latter 2/3's of the game [[FriendOnTheForce getting you past security to places where you can do the most good]]. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He's last seen]] [[YouShallNotPass Holding off Biek Fowler]]...]]

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Detective Beignet, the first member of the Space Police the Starsign party meets meets, is happy to declare that the pirate problems are outside his jurisdiction and overstates his abilities, but is otherwise quite friendly. [[spoiler: He's shocked when the main organization comes around and [[PoliceBrutality mistreats the civilians]], is initially unaware that the police and pirates are actually allied - though he soon finds out, and spends the latter 2/3's 2/3rds of the game [[FriendOnTheForce getting you past security to places where you can do the most good]]. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He's last seen]] [[YouShallNotPass Holding off Biek Fowler]]...]]good]].



* SpacePolice: Uh, the Space Police. However, they're not exactly out to help people

* SquishyWizard: Every party member except for Mokka could fit but Lassi and Sorbet are the best examples.

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* SpacePolice: Uh, the The Space Police. However, Police, though they're not exactly out to help people

quite corrupt at first.
* SquishyWizard: Every party member except for Mokka could fit fit, but Lassi and Sorbet are the best examples.



** [[spoiler: Arguably, the game's world itself is a Stepford Smiler, with jokes and bright colors hiding a rather sordid history. Arguably, Kale's StartOfDarkness was noticing this.]]



* SurpriseCreepy
* TakenForGranite: Or gummy, in this case. Chromagar Cave at the end of the game is practically made of gummy, and it's atmosphere will gradually coat a person in layers of gummy until they're completely turned into the stuff. You can even see several unfortunate pirates who have succumbed to this fate.

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* SurpriseCreepy
* TakenForGranite: Or gummy, gummi, in this case. Chromagar Cave at the end of the game is practically made of gummy, gummis, and it's its atmosphere will gradually coat a person in layers of gummy gummi until they're completely turned into the stuff. You can even see several unfortunate pirates who have succumbed to this fate.



** In Vacation, The heroes' first names are foods, while their last names hint to their elemental powers, either by something simple like 'Blueberry Lakeside' or the color that represents said element, such as 'Candy Mintblue'.

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** In Vacation, The the heroes' first names are foods, while their last names hint to their elemental powers, either by something simple like 'Blueberry Lakeside' or the color that represents said element, such as 'Candy Mintblue'.



** The Enigmas on Valencia Beach or Demice in Mimoretto Forest.

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** ''Vacation'' has The Enigmas on Valencia Beach or Demice in Mimoretto Forest.
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