does anyone know of the game steambot chronicles?
it seems every game thread i start title is " does anyone know" got to stop doing that. know back on topic does anyone know the game steambot chronicles?
Although this game has difficult controls and rampant slowdowns this game is one of my favs. a game that allows you to be a member of a band. mulitple endings, mechas( trotmobiles),
plot summary thank to wikipedia.
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The game begins with a personality test, the answers to these questions affect Vanilla's personality and how others treat him. Afterwards, a scene takes place where the main character, Vanilla Bean, wakes up on a plank of wood from a beached shipwreck, to find a girl named Coriander standing over him. Vanilla has amnesia after the shipwreck in which he was involved, so remembers absolutely nothing about himself. In fact, he only knows his own name because it was engraved on a harmonica.
At this point, the player can choose from a number of dialog options to speak to Connie, including friendly or hostile responses. Though these different options generally have no long-term effects, they will however influence Connie's reaction to you at least through the course of the cutscene. The player learns that Connie is gathering herbs to medicate her sickly mother, Rosemary, with whom she lives in her hometown of Nefroburg. Soon after, Vanilla spots a blue vehicle atop a nearby cliff that fires a bazooka and traps the two in the beach.
Connie becomes concerned because she must catch the last bus to her town, but can't with the fallen rocks blocking her. Searching through a small wooden beach house, the player can learn it holds bad memories for Connie, which is an old photograph that shows her and two unknown other figures. Vanilla then stumbles across an old run-down Trotmobile, the game's signature attraction. Trotmobiles are a type of mecha resembling a bipedal automobile, and is the same type of vehicle of their attacker. After reading the operation manual to the trotmobile, Vanilla manages to move the rubble and leave the beach. The pair then discover Connie's bus has already gone, so she asks Vanilla to drive her home.
On the way to Nefroburg, the pair are ambushed by a member of a local trotmobile-riding gang, The Killer Elephants. The player can choose from a number of dialog options after the hoodlum threatens Connie, including standing up for her, offering to leave her to the gangster in exchange for his safety, and proposing a cash bribe. No matter what option is chosen, the player will inevitably be forced to fight the hoodlum. After defeating him, the two drive to a nearby carpet mill so Connie can rejoin with her friends Basil and Marjoram, who are in the same band she is.
The two were apparently at the mill to fix their instruments for a show later in the evening. Basil and Marjoram join Vanilla and Connie on the way home. They encounter a large quadraped mechanical mobile fortress belonging to the Killer Elephants on the way. The fortress opens fire on Vanilla and he is left with choice but to try and destroy it. This encounter acts as the game's first boss fight. After defeating the mechanical beast, the group reaches Nefroburg, and Vanilla escorts Connie home. After attending Connie's concert, the player is able to make multiple choices that affect the flow of the plot.
does anyone else know of this game or am i the only steambot fan here?
~i am so lonely~ :cry:
Re: does anyone know of the game steambot chronicles?
^o^ Soshi and i friggin love that game~!! we played it for hours and hours!
he was really good at the trumpet and i was really good on the harmonica~!!
and we both hate Connie~!!
Re: does anyone know of the game steambot chronicles?
Yeah but some of her songs were pretty good.
...she was just a drama queen at times.
The controls in the game were definitely difficult to most people, but Abu and I eventually got used to them. ...Abu unlocked parts of the game I had no idea could be unlocked (no matter how many times I checked), so she had a much more interesting steambot than mine... and it kicked my steambot's butt... :(
Before those upgrades, my steambot could easily beat her steambot into rubble.
...so not fair.
Anyways, it was a refreshingly different game, and I'm surprised it was ever sent overseas. Games like those usually stick to Japan.
And at first, the songs weren't that great to my ears, but they eventually caught on and became VERY addictive (I still sing some of the songs to this day)...
^_^ The instrument part had to be one of my favorite parts of the game... I tried several instruments, but the only one I had a real attachment to was the trumpet.
Wish I could freestyle in that game though, would've loved to add some higher notes on some parts of the song. But heck, the songs were good enough anyways.
I had heard a Bumpy Trot 2 came out (or was in the works) years ago. ...sadly, due to my internet acting up, I can't see if that became a Japan exclusive or it's still in the works.
The game's story was a fun adventure, haven't seen a story like that in a while. If they added some camping moments, that game would've become a nostalgia-factory for those who haven't played it in a while. ...sadly, I can only remember traveling through areas on my steambot, cruising the city at night, and playing my trumpet in the streets. The music still rings in my head, but I think there should've been more group moments.
...it sure was fun to try and date though. :laugh:
^_^ Ah, what a game. That's definitely something I like about Japanese games, originality... American and Euro games depend a lot on sequels. Sure Japanese games have tons of sequels, but at least there's some new games with interesting new concepts that come out at the same time... ....buuuut not all of them make it to the States, so whatev. :laugh: