Published on February 9th, 2013 | by Arlin0
Arlin Plays EarthBound- Happy Happy Village 2
Interestingly, this episode features one of those rare times when a game will punish the player harshly for not doing all the plot things immediately. I could be wrong, but I seem to recall that if the player has not gotten the Franklin Badge from Paula, the bolts Carpainter sends at you prior to the fight end your game immediately. I didn’t actually try this in this playthrough, but I seem to recall that being the case. As a boss, Carpainter isn’t too much of a challenge, again because of the plot device. That in and of itself is interesting, however- it is a plot device that has an actual use in combat, and continues to do so for the rest of the game. Even in this game, that’s not common, and it is much appreciated that it is never permanently taken from you. In this case, I’m not sure it would make much of a difference if they kill you immediately before the fight- the bolts from his Crashing Boom Bang attack do enough damage that they could like demolish Ness at this point.