Instead of immediately heading into World 3, I’ve decided to play around with the password screen today. I don’t know what results I’ll get (if any).
It’s the same creepy music playing, but the password input has been altered. “LEFT”, “RIGHT”, and “END” characters are gone, B and A move the 2nd selector around while Start inputs the code. There’s a new icon in their place, which is in some language I haven’t seen before.
First I’ll try world names from Zach’s playthrough:
Pathos: Didn’t work
Trance: Also didn’t work
Entropy: Screen turned white for a second, but then went back like nothing happened. I entered the code again and it was rejected.
Zenith: Didn’t work (but I’m not sure I wanted to go there anyway)
So I can’t access any of the worlds that Zach did. Not only that, I can’t even get to the worlds that I’ve already played – “Gelid” didn’t do anything either. That leaves trying passwords from the original game and guessing. I’ll have to google search to see what those were…
*5 minutes later*
The sound test and “Destroy all monsters” codes both worked.
The CD player guys don’t do anything (as far as I can tell). The Sound Test is only playing songs that I’ve heard in the game so far. It probably updates the song library as the player progresses.
The “destroy all monsters” code sends me to this area where I’m a robot that uses a club to kill little monsters. There’s no health, time limit, or anything. The password music plays in the background.
This made me feel uneasy so I didn’t play it for long.
Now that I’ve gone through all my other options, I’m going to see what that new language icon does.
I don’t understand this at all. I’m glad I still have the option of going back to English. But first I’ll input a password using this and see what happens.
To my surprise, that random input got a result. Another odd game, the only objective is to get blood samples from each of these monsters to put in the beakers. Don’t know what the 120 means, it was there the whole time.
After doing so, it goes back to the password screen.
Tried another combination, and got yet another little game.How many games are in this thing?
This time I’m a little yellow mouse in a rowboat on the ocean. Just swimming along. Row row your boa-
How was I supposed to avoid that?
I input the same code, trying to start over, but it didn’t work this time. So much for that one. I’ll try one more;
I have no clue what’s going on here. Maybe it’s a race, but I don’t seem to be getting closer to anything? When I back-pedal, the flying thing follows me.
I rode around for a few more minutes but nothing else happened.
These password games are interesting, but fruitless. There’s still one word I want to try out though, but I’ll need to go back to the English screen:
And it had a result!
Now I’m intrigued. It looks as if this might give me some answers as to what this game is about. What really caught my attention is the blood red text stating “DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE THIS CARTRIDGE”. Clearly someone did not want this game being passed around.
It’s a bit too late for that, but as the current owner, I really want to know why shouldn’t it be redistributed.
Goddamnit! Just when I think I’m getting somewhere, it wants ANOTHER password. What does this thing need authorization for? What the hell is a “Transcendence Project”?
I guess I won’t be finding out, at least not right now. Maybe another creature will give me the authorization code.