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January 11th, 2007


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10:25 am - Hmm. This katamari feels mostly earworm-ish.
Memo to self: Don't play We <3 Katamari just before going to bed.
Correction: Don't play the bird and elephant's level of We <3 Katamari just before going to bed.
No, wait: Don't play the bird and elephant's level several times in a row because you want to break 1000m and roll up the Petronas Towers and St. Basil's Cathedral, hidden way off across the world map, just before going to bed.
Also: Don't repeatedly play the bird and elephant's level and continuously insist on Katamari On The Swing as your background music because the Japanese Tom Jones cracks your shit up. Just before going to bed.

Nine hours later, the song is still in my head. OKAY MISTER SUNSHINE!


but I did learn that once you reach 1000m on that level, your view goes up beyond the usual sky, the screen begins to turn cloudy white, and the background music begins to change to the gentle happy cloud music. But I still didn't make it back to the damn Petronas Towers though.

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From:fancycwabs
Date:January 11th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
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From:sanspoof
Date:January 11th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
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Doesn't the view distance always do that around 1000m? Maybe not.
Man... I should replay that level. I never managed to get past middling on that one.

I am all about Everlasting Love (in part because I love that level so much) and Disco Prince. Oh, and I do love Dokaka.

You have the soundtrack, right?
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 11th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
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I can't remember hitting 1000m on any of the other large-scale levels on We <3 Katamari (except, of course, for The World.) Maybe I've forgotten; I just dusted the game off again to play through as it's lovely post-writing therapy. Thousand cranes? No problem. I'm still not driven enough to get a million roses, though.

I've got both soundtracks kicking somewhere around my collection. My favorite of <3, though, is the animal sound medley. And Dokaka is hilarious. Have you heard his other stuff? His cover of Steely Dan's "Peg" is both awesome and horrendous at the same time.

PS: If you ever want to annoy Abbie the Cat, repeatedly holler "ahwiGAH-MI!!" at him. I bet this works to annoy many other people, too.
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From:sanspoof
Date:January 11th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Man, you're obviously more skill't than I am; I'm always all GAH 996 CRANES JESUS.

(I'm probably conflating KD and We <3 in regards to the 1000m. Dur.)

I did once set up the controller with a book on it to hold the analog sticks in 'turn' in the roses level, but it was really, really inefficient and silly. It endlessly upsets me that you can't roll up the non-rose objects in that level, too.

Okay, I'll go play more.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 11th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
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I spent a lot of time working on the crane level, because I grew slightly insane about it after one too many close calls.

We shall not talk about the cow/bear level, though. I played it long enough to get someone who wasn't teeny small, and then left the level there, never to return. I mean, seriously, cow pylons? COW FREAKING PYLONS?!
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From:sanspoof
Date:January 11th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
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(Dokaka seems to be #94 on my lastfm chart. I think he is awesome. He also has a good few videogame theme covers apart from KD, which is cool.)
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From:limax
Date:January 11th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
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I never finished the first game. :-/
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From:djsunkid
Date:January 11th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Woo! Have you rolled up the king yet? He's all "Woo! No probrem!"

Also, my level of doom in that game was the clean up your room level. I must have played it 1000 times trying to get under 1 minute. I managed to get 1:13, which I was fairly proud of, until I saw the video of the guy who did it in 45 seconds. WTF?!
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From:cheezdanish
Date:January 11th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
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Aaaaaaactually the overhead view hits in that level when you're down to the last thirty seconds, not +1000m.

Since...I've broken +3000m on that level ahahahahah.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 11th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
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SEWIOUSWY, POM-POM, YOU'RE WEUHD.

Have you also gotten the million roses without tricking out the controller? I bet you have, because you've got a dozen replacement wrists in that junk drawer of yours, right?
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From:cheezdanish
Date:January 11th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
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I CAN'T HELP BEING GOOD AT QUIRKY VIDEO GAMES OKAY? I am a misunderstood talent.

Actually...no. You have to get all the cousins to do that, and there are a few that I've not gotten. I was working on JUST THAT when, well, you know. Moved.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 11th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)

Play in moderation so you won't get bored

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The cousins will be there for you, though, when you can next get back to them. That's one of the nice things about video games.

I haven't had the cash to dole out for the Guitar Hero controller and games yet, but I figure the next time I get a little more disposable income, they're coming my way. Until then, I roll. Oh, and play City Of Ski Slopes (hooray for winter events!)

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From:sanspoof
Date:January 11th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I was just going to bring that up after replaying that level.
WHOOPS!
My record is 3600m, as well. I conveniently forgot that.

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