Alundra 2 is an Action Adventure game for the Playstation One, released in 2000. Set in the kingdom of Varuna, the story focuses on Flint, a young man famed for his pirate hunting abilities. The backstory reveals that the king has recently been forced to abdicate in secret; the evil Baron Diaz has taken over over and replaced the King with a literal puppet.As the game opens, we see Flint sneaking aboard a huge airship. On board, he encounters a crew of strange mechanical men with wind up keys in their backs, along with a trio of pirates, who, while ostensibly in league with the baron, are more than a little uneasy about it. Flint's presence results in a scuffle that wrecks the airship and sends it down; Flint bails at the last second, plummeting into the sea and having a very strange encounter with a sperm whale before washing ashore near the tiny village of Paco.In Paco, Flint is introduced to the Princess Alexia, who has been seeking him int the hopes that the "famed pirate hunter" can help her defeat the baron (though she was Expecting Someone Taller). Hearing rumors from the villagers of a great bird that passed over recently, they set out for Mt. Sparrowhawk. There they find the crashed remains of the airship, along with definitive proof that the baron is working with the pirates. Unfortunately, they are interrupted by the arrival of former court wizard Mephisto, and a platoon of mechanical men. Mephisto is revealed to have power over bizarre magic wind up keys that can turn normal creatures and people into cyborg monstrosities. After narrowly escaping him, Flint and Alexia begin a journey to figure out how all these pieces fit together, and hopefully save the kingdom before something truly terrible happens...
Heart Container: Hearts provide health upgrade. They come in two sizes, big ones that give +100 HP and are rewarded after boss fights, and small ones which give +25 HP and are found in stores and dungeons.
Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Alexia is wearing a helmet in her first appearance, but then she removes it and it is never seen again.
Heroic Mime: Flint is mute, and commucates through hand gestures.
High-Class Glass: Baron Diaz wears a monocle. It's on even when he is turned into a mantis-monster.
This game has nothing to do with the first Alundra, except for sharing the same music composer.
More than that, in the original game Alundra is the main character. In the second game, that character, that scenario, that world, and everything like it is completely absent. Even the company that produced it was entirely different.
Indy Escape: Before you fight Mutox, he turns himself into a giant ball and a minigame starts where you have to run away from him in this fashion.
Ring Out Boss: The Gian Spider in Dunn Webb doesn't take numerical damage like the rest of the bosses. Instead, it has to be struck several times, first to make it destroy the railings on the elevator where the fight is happening, and secondly to knock its opisthosoma into the depths.
Running Gag: Everyone expects Flint to be taller when first met.
Shields Are Useless: Flint's shields are very small which makes them useless in actual combat. However, standing still in the face of oncoming projectiles will allow Flint to deflect them.
Ship Tease: Practically every main female (even previous enemies) has shown an attraction to Flint at one point or another
Use Your Head: Zeppo's melee attack is a headbutt when you fight him for the first time.
Verbal Tic: People with Mephisto's wind-up keys on their backs tend to end their sentences with 'Gi'. It is actually a sign of their impending dehumanization, since the fully transformed Mecha-Mooks are shown to only say "Gi."
Waddling Head: Birdlike ones are encountered in Mt. Firedrake. For some reason, they spit cannonballs.