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frozentreasure
Nov 13, 2012

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Kororinpa's a solid little Wii game. It's a well-known type of game given a fresh spin with the advent of motion controls, has a decent swathe of content, and is satisfyingly challenging in the late game. And also if you go for all the gold trophies.

This is hopefully going to be a pretty lighthearted LP, just so I can share this forgotten game from early in the console generation. To help make things more interesting, I'd like you to help me pick which balls to use in each update! There are a bunch of different balls that have varying stats, and I tended to never stray far from the starting balls because of their all-around ease of use, so I'm looking forward to being challenged by how the votes turn out. To make sure we see all of the balls, once I use a ball, it will be excluded from future votes.

Currently available balls:

Marble - Nice and easy


The marble is our starting ball. It's simple, slow, it doesn't have any surprises, and is very easy to control, like driving in first gear.

Ladybug - Nice and easy

The ladybug is a little slower than the marble, but otherwise controls the same. Its ability to move smoothly with a non-spherical body is quite impressive.

The animals - Cute sounds
Cat, Dog, Penguin, Pig, Frog


The animals are slower than the marble, and don't bounce as much.
The slow movement can be a little time-consuming, since the marble is slow enough, but they make up for it by being the most adorable things in existence.

Candy - A bit faster


The candy ball is a little more fast and slippery than the marble, but is otherwise a sweet choice for beginners to the game.

Sportsballs - Fast/Bit jumpy/Hard to roll
Soccer Ball, Basketball, Rugby Ball


The sports balls move a little faster than the candy, but they have more grip, and aren't too hard to control – when they're on the ground.

Watermelon - Fast/bit slippy


The watermelon is pretty fast, but doesn't respond well to your inputs: when it picks up speed, it likes to stay that fast.

Car-Crunch - Quick enough?


The yellow cab service in Kororinpa is vicious. This *ahem* ball is so fast it usually ends up crashing into walls.

Gas Tank - Fast/bit heavy


The gas tank is pretty fast, but its weight makes it take awhile to build up to its top speed. Good luck stopping in a hurry with this one. On the plus side, it barely bounces!

UFO - For veterans


They go hardcore out in space: this little guy is fast and responsive, but also incredibly easy to lose control of. You need a steady hand to keep the ball moving where you want it.

Interstellar bodies - FAST but HEAVY
Saturn, Galaxy


How these work isn't important, what is important is that these things can move at over 30,000kph (to scale). They take awhile to build up speed, they take awhile to stop, and they drop like rocks. Spherical rocks, to be precise. Rocks with very little angular drag.

Charlie - Won't stop?!


It's too fast! The slightest touch will start Charlie rolling all over the place, and once he starts moving, he doesn't like to stop. Worse still, he doesn't stop complaining when he's rolling around!

Panda - Last resort


It's too slow! The panda is so lazy, it barely moves when you tilt the stage. You're in no danger of falling off, but you might die of old age before you make it to the goal.

Flash Ball - ???


A novelty, the flash ball can be fully edited to have whatever stats you want! There's no better way to go after the time trials.

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Drop in your votes, sit back, and enjoy this tasty little morsel of a game.

Part 01: Out For A St-roll
Part 02: Never Know Waddle Do Next
Part 03: Sweet Moves
Part 04: I Candy Do Anything
Part 05: Swish I Had A Basketball Pun
Part 06: Crunch Time
Part 07: Meow We're Talking
Part 08: Tanks For Nothing
Part 09: This Game Won't Beetle Me
Part 10: A Ribbiting Challenge For The Melon, Babe
Part 11: Not Enough Space For All These Jokes

frozentreasure fucked around with this message at 00:28 on Oct 23, 2015

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Golden Goat
Aug 2, 2012



This game looks adorable.

Use the Dogball

Zanzibar Ham
Mar 17, 2009

You giving me the cold shoulder? How cruel.




Grimey Drawer

A classy Lady (Bug) for a classy game.

senrath
Nov 3, 2009

Look Professor, a destruct switch!




Penguinball.

SelenicMartian
Sep 14, 2013

Sometimes it's not the bomb that's retarded.



I'd like to hear the cute Pengin sounds.

Aishlinn
Mar 31, 2011

This might hurt a bit..




clearly Penguinball is the only choice

Golden Goat
Aug 2, 2012



I hope the dog one makes grumpy sounds.

Zain
Dec 6, 2009

It's only forever, not long at all


Penguin Because they're awesome.

Jeabus Mahogany
Feb 13, 2011

I'm mad because of a thorn in my impenetrable hide

Let's get some Penguin action in while we can.

Jeabus Mahogany fucked around with this message at 16:38 on Aug 20, 2015

AweStriker
Oct 6, 2014



The Candy ball seems fun.

Cheez
Apr 29, 2013

Someone doesn't like a shitty gimmick I like?


TIME FOR ME TO WHINE ABOUT IT!


I sure lucked out. I thought I would end up having to be the one to LP Rollgoal.

You'd better show us 100% since you've proven you can do it with your save file.

Suspicious Dish
Sep 24, 2011

2020 is the year of linux on the desktop, bro


Fun Shoe

Glad to see Dave Lang's Turnaround finally being LPed. Please use the Penguin Ball. Thank you.

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



This game looks cute as hell. I also never heard of it until now. Definitely following!

Also Ladybug, because I'm honestly curious of how a non-spherical object works.

Goggle Fox
Jul 9, 2011



Huh. It's like Super Monkey Ball almost, but calmer.

I say go with ballpuppy -- er, Dog.

Demonbait
Apr 14, 2014


Balldog is supreme.

dscruffy1
Nov 22, 2007

Look out!


Nap Ghost

Definitely gonna need a ball.

bony tony
Aug 9, 2013




Dogball is the only ball for me.

sharktamer
Oct 30, 2011

Shark tamer ridiculous

Gotta be the penguin.

Meis
Sep 2, 2011



penguin! penguin!

frozentreasure
Nov 13, 2012

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It's a good thing there wasn't a tie, 'cause then they'd have to share the limelight.

Not a lot happens in this one, but now that we're out of the Park, things should get more interesting. And I'm not actively going for the green gems because I'm waiting for a later ball to grab them; if that's annoying people, I can snag them in the videos with whatever ball I'm using at the time.

Part 02: Never Know Waddle Do Next

Up for vote now: Ladybug, Cat, Candy, Dog, Pig, Frog

Some of the later balls are going to make puns pretty tough, I'm now realising.

SelenicMartian
Sep 14, 2013

Sometimes it's not the bomb that's retarded.



Candy for Candyland?

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



I don't think those rails are magnetic. If we assume the balls have a non-conducting outer layer such as glass or skin, it's easy to believe that rolling over that wood, they gather a static charge. Or, the entire wood floor might have a static charge. After all, it absolutely isn't grounded.

If those rails have an opposite static charge, they will attract the ball like a rubbed balloon is attracted by a wool sweater.

Although, those balls look kinda heavy. Unless they are way smaller than actual marbles, I'd expect to see sparks whenever they get close to the rails. A lot of charge is needed to keep them hanging there. Hmm...

Zanzibar Ham
Mar 17, 2009

You giving me the cold shoulder? How cruel.




Grimey Drawer

Candy hasn't been to their homeland for too long.

Charlett
Apr 2, 2011


I love frogs and I'll probably vote until he gets in there.

Golden Goat
Aug 2, 2012



The only option is Candy

Meis
Sep 2, 2011



cute balls are the only ones worth using. its dog time

bony tony
Aug 9, 2013




My vote:

TooMuchAbstraction
Oct 14, 2012

Hubris

Fun Shoe

Gotta go with the sweet edible ball.

Sillyman
Jul 21, 2008


pig orb

GentlemanBrofro
Mar 9, 2011

by Lowtax


Team Dog up in here.

senrath
Nov 3, 2009

Look Professor, a destruct switch!




Candy for the land you can't name.

FishOnAPiano
Oct 9, 2012


SelenicMartian posted:

Candy for Candyland?

I was gonna vote ladybird, but this makes too much sense to not do. Candy!

Zain
Dec 6, 2009

It's only forever, not long at all


Candy is dandy.

AweStriker
Oct 6, 2014



We have to blend in. Assume candy disguise.

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



I will vote Ladybug until it gets in.

Godna
Feb 4, 2013


Candy because there is no way cats will win.

Mraagvpeine
Nov 4, 2014

I won this avatar on a technicality this thick.

Looks like a nice and simple game. I'll vote for Candy.


After thinking about it, if there are 50 levels and you play 5 levels with a different ball each time, then that means you'll be showing off 10 balls. Since there are 20 balls, does this mean we're going to skip out on 10 balls?

TooMuchAbstraction
Oct 14, 2012

Hubris

Fun Shoe

Mraagvpeine posted:

Looks like a nice and simple game. I'll vote for Candy.


After thinking about it, if there are 50 levels and you play 5 levels with a different ball each time, then that means you'll be showing off 10 balls. Since there are 20 balls, does this mean we're going to skip out on 10 balls?

I'm assuming at this point that there's more levels we haven't seen yet. 50 levels, 10 of which are tutorials to a greater or lesser extent, is pretty lean for a puzzle game.

SelenicMartian
Sep 14, 2013

Sometimes it's not the bomb that's retarded.



TooMuchAbstraction posted:

I'm assuming at this point that there's more levels we haven't seen yet. 50 levels, 10 of which are tutorials to a greater or lesser extent, is pretty lean for a puzzle game.
There could be some nightmare mode that would make Neverball and Enigma/Oxyd look tame. Those green gems must be for something.

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Major_JF
Oct 17, 2008


SelenicMartian posted:

There could be some nightmare mode that would make Neverball and Enigma/Oxyd look tame. Those green gems must be for something.

The green gems give you extra pieces of the ending. And you have to get all 52 to see Marina turn into.... Wait, wait, wait, wrong game never mind.

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