By makari 2 Comments
Leave it to Little King's Story to put me in my place when it comes to knowing the national flags of different countries. It was one of the only times I've felt a little helpless in a videogame. I'm sure my faithful followers were low on morale when they kept being booted into penalty zones repeatedly with me flailing around thinking 'sorry dudes, I don't have a goddamn clue!' as they got assaulted by giant knives and forks and the scalding subterranean tears of a bawling baby.
Turns out that I rushed a little bit into the boss fight with King TV Dinnah. The fight takes place in an arena with a crude world map painted on the floor, with points on the map that can be turned into holes. TV Dinnah is inside one of these holes, and you have to match the country with the clues that TV Dinnah gives you, all while being bombarded by fighter jets and assaulted by army dudes. Most of them are pretty obvious (I'm not THAT sheltered), but my lack of knowledge of the flags meant most of the time I couldn't uncover the right one fast enough before I was kicked into penalty-land, where you'll be assaulted by some random knives and forks on the cooking show or attacked by a UFO on the sci-fi channel, among others. Turns out that you can check the flags for all the countries before the fight begins, something I missed out doing the first time around, and after I skimmed through most of them I could beat the boss pretty comfortably.
The main boss fights in Little King's Story are one of the best bits of the game. Playing pinball with the portly body of the fattest King ever, to racing up a deadly mountain obstacle course to reach the tallest King in the land, to knocking the drunkard King of his pile of empty beer crates, there's some good variety in the fights, and the cutscenes before each fight that introduce each king are funny, creepy, or both, and definitely worth slugging through some of the more esoteric and difficult fights to see.
I really should have finished Little King's Story by now, but between Battlefield 1943, Lost Odyssey (which I'll probably talk about at some point), and the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Complete Saga box set, my time is being thoroughly mauled as of late. I mean, who in their right mind buys the Wii's longest adventure, a Sakaguchi JRPG and a 24 disc box set of 130 episodes plus special features all in the space of a month? MADNESS