Phantasy Star Game Blog Part VI: The Strange Appetite of Dr. Mad

ps_mad3Crazy old Dr. Luveno decides he wants me to fetch his assistant. Fine, makes sense that this batshit inventor would not be able to function without a handler. Hell, Paula Abdul has a whole team of them and she can’t even judge a talent contest. This quest turns out to be pretty easy as the assistant is hiding in the underground passage in the middle of town. 30 seconds later, I have him back safe and sound with Dr. Nutsy. Oh, but Luveno needs funding to build the spaceship, which will set me back about 1200 mesetas. Not a bad bargain when you think about it, but money is scarce in this game. Since I literally have no choice at all, I pay up.

But I’ve been had! I can’t fly the damn thing without Hapsby, the Laconion Robot Pilot! Is there no obstacle this game won’t throw my way? I think I figured out who made this the thing: the DMV. Only thing is that the load times are pretty short, so maybe it wasn’t them. Have to think on that one. Anyhoo, I head up to Bortevo, the town where I heard the robot is laying around somewhere. I literally have to walk through lava to get there. Whatever crazy stuff Lassic (the bad guy, remember?) is up to doesn’t involve cleaning up after a volcanic eruption.

So after all that hardship, not a damn thing here. There is a cave just north of the town, so I explore there and come across a town called Abion. The townsfolk tell me of something called The Amber Eye and it’s being held by a dragon in Casba. Awesome. Love slaying dragons. Everyone also seems very aware that I am trying to kill Lassic. Is nothing a secret in this universe? Honestly, people tell me about robots, spaceships, dragons and my own quest to kill the lawful ruler of this system of planets. Like I am in a Twilight Zone episode or something. In this lovely town is Polymeteral, which should allow me to find Hapsby in the junkpiles back in Bortevo. Not only that, but one guy tells me of a certain nut that allows cats to become huge and fly! I wonder if that might be useful later…

Abion has one more interesting aspect to it. A woman tells me about a strange man with a strange pot doing strange experiments on animals. There is a dungeon in town which I enter and it leads me to…a strange man! Dr. Mad, which is honestly, the most awesome name I have heard in quite some time. I wonder if he’s related to Dr. Horrible? Dr. Mad asks me to, “BRING THAT CAT HERE!” So I oblige him and he EATS MYAU! Straight up, homey just ate my feline. There is a FILTHY joke in there, but consider it a compliment that I leave it up to you to write it. Thankfully, I am an RPG veteran and I saved the game just before I entered this dungeon. A quick reload and this time I refuse and the mad Dr. Mad attacks me. I cast WALL, which deflects Dr. Mad’s meager manuevers and I quickly stomp a mudhole in him and walk it dry.

ps_bilhao3This battle’s reward is a LACONION POT! I’m rich, bitch! These things are worth 1 billion mesetas, remember? My prayers have been answered and as God is my witness I will never be hungry aga..what? I can’t sell it? Son of a motherless goat! Not only that, but Noah decided he wanted to be a little drama queen and die during that battle, so I have to spend money and revive his blue haired ass. There are some decent weapons and armor in this town, too, so I have to grind for money for a bit. Which is where we will leave things for now. Check back later for Part VII: Rock the Casba Dragon.

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Age: 34 PSN ID: Starkiller81. I've played games since before I can remember, starting with my dad's Atari and I haven't stopped yet. Keep them coming and I will keep playing them.

8 thoughts on “Phantasy Star Game Blog Part VI: The Strange Appetite of Dr. Mad”

  1. Ha! I love how you can’t sell the Laconian Pot, and that the dude for real straight up ate the… cat… I’ve never known you to pass that kind of joke up, Anthony.

  2. [quote comment=”7989″]Ha! I love how you can’t sell the Laconian Pot, and that the dude for real straight up ate the… cat… I’ve never known you to pass that kind of joke up, Anthony.[/quote]

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  3. That is just the biggest slap in the face that you can’t sell the pot. Of course, knowing it is worth that much is asking for the game to be broken if you COULD sell it. It’d at least lessen the pain and rage Anthony must have going through this game.

  4. “Straight up, homey just ate my feline.” – I laughed for a long while, and even showed my roomates.

    Also: “VII: Rock the Casba Dragon.” – If anyone dosen’t know The Clash… They’re missing out on a great, great joke. (muhaha)

    Keep up the posts man!

  5. Lol like everyone so far I loved the can’t-sell-the-pot. That’s harsh. You’ll probably trade it for another worthless item, lol.

  6. Also, I love how obvious RPG’s are. The fact that they are already dropping hints about an item that makes a cat get big… sounds like you’re going to go riding the cat Puff the Magic Dragon style at some point in the game.

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