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Author Topic: "Only-once" Game Locations  (Read 5178 times)

« on: November 18, 2007, 06:03:26 AM »
Has anyone here ever played games (most of you probably have) where there is an area you only can go to once, usually at the start of the game? For instance, Peach's normal castle in Paper Mario, Toad Town in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Super Mario Galaxy (you actually can go back here but only after getting 120 stars as Luigi, which is incredibly hard), or even Destiny Islands in Kingdom Hearts? I know I'm using some bad examples, but you know those? I wish they'd give you some sort of way to get back there. In M&L:SS I spent hours doing Border Jump trying to go on the other side of that building (where Mario and Luigi crash into Stardust Fields) until I realized you only can go there once. You can go back to Destiny Islands, but it's ruined and there is nobody there. I just wish for once they'd let you go to the awesome starting areas. Especially with all your sweet obtained abilities.
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Luigison

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 09:22:53 AM »
SMRPG is impossible to 100% if you don't jump on someone's head in the first area because you can't go back there after leaving.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 11:27:37 AM »
I think you're talking about a hidden ? Block in the Mushroom Kingdom palace. You can go back there, but the Toad you need to jump off of never returns.

Luigison

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 12:08:08 PM »
Ah, you are right.  Sorry.  I've only played through SMRPG a couple of times.
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N64 Chick

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007, 12:27:51 PM »
Let's not forget about the S.S. Anne in Pokémon Red Blue and Yellow. There's a rather silly rumor about moving the truck there by getting a Pokémon with the Strength move through a trade and using it there.

Of course, if you happen to have a Pokémon with Cut and never talk to the captain there, you can come back whenever you want. But normally you can't.
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MaxVance

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2007, 02:00:12 PM »
I remember the S.S. Anne. One of the NPCs says, after the ship leaves, "She'll be back in a year or so." Based on this I assumed that I could get back on if I had a total play time of at least 8,760 hours.
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WarpRattler

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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2007, 02:08:55 PM »
The beginning of Super Metroid.

MEGAߥTE

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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2007, 02:10:27 PM »
The first level in Super Mario Land 2 is a single-time deal, though you can use a code on the title screen to play it any time.

There are levels in Wario Land that change after you do something to the environment, so you can't play them in their original state.  Of course, beating Special World in Super Mario World does something similar, though the actual level designs aren't changed.

« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2007, 02:11:12 PM »
Most of the beginning of Metroid Prime. The very last part of that frigate is visited again later on, albeit underneath one of Tallon Overworld's bodies of water.
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WarpRattler

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2007, 02:14:14 PM »
I thought of that as well, Vid, but rejected it for that very reason.

In Metroid Fusion, there's an area of the space station on which the game takes place that detaches and self-destructs.

« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2007, 02:53:08 PM »
Technically, this is an "Only-twice" location, the G.F.S. Olympus in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
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WarpRattler

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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2007, 03:16:36 PM »
I don't know if it can somehow be returned to, being stuck without my airship right now, but there's an area in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings that might fit this. Even if it doesn't, the beginning of the game does fit, as does the beginning of Scurge: Hive.

Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2007, 04:37:41 PM »
The top part of Krazoa Palace in Star Fox Adventures. I think it bugged me to never be able to get back there.
That was a joke.

WarpRattler

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2007, 04:43:14 PM »
There's at least one area in Chrono Trigger to which the player can never return. The one I can think of right now is in 12000 BC or whatever the one in the past with magic is, because you can't go back to the floating islands.
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N64 Chick

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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2007, 05:04:36 PM »
I just remembered another one. That little area in Yoshi's Island before you even get to 1-1. Sure, there really isn't a reason you'd want to go back there except for maybe the music which isn't found anywhere else in the game.

However, in the GBA remake, the final area of Secret 6: Endless World of Yoshis is a replica of it although it uses the normal overworld music. Luckily the right music actually is elsewhere in this incredibly hard level.
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MEGAߥTE

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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2007, 05:19:03 PM »
The funny part about that stage is that you don't actually have to complete it.  If you die, you go directly to the map and thus 1-1.

Kojinka

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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2007, 05:40:52 PM »
I would've liked returning to Gufawa(sp?) Ruins with both brothers.
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ShadowBrain

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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2007, 08:28:48 PM »
The funny part about that stage is that you don't actually have to complete it.  If you die, you go directly to the map and thus 1-1.
How do you die? I don't remember there being any enemies...
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WarpRattler

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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2007, 08:46:38 PM »
I would imagine you figure out a way to turn on "no clipping".

N64 Chick

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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2007, 08:53:55 PM »
Oh c'mon now. There's a few Shy Guys in there.
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WarpRattler

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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2007, 09:12:40 PM »
I imagined that might be the case, but watching Yoshi fall through floors would be fun.

« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2007, 10:34:00 PM »
Chup forgot to mention General Scales' Galleon in Star Fox Adventures.
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TEM

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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2007, 10:39:18 AM »
I always thought it was kind of sad that Zora's Domain never thawed out in Ocarina of Time.
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ShadowBrain

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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2007, 04:16:35 PM »
Yeah, plus it's totally innacurate in the context of the story. I mean, the "curse" on Zora's Domain was the extreme cold, but it never thaws...

Gufawa(sp?) Ruins
What does that even mean? You can't remember if it was called "Gufawasp Ruins" or not?
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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2007, 04:35:33 PM »
"(sp?)" means someone is asking about if that is the correct spelling or not of the preceding word.

Yes, I do like the truck secret, but it was kind of disappointing you can never go back on. And, MaxVance, though I doubt game developers back them would have been thinking like that specifically, it sure is a possibility. I'd really like it.

I can't think of any others currently, though.
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ShadowBrain

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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2007, 09:17:52 PM »
"(sp?)" means someone is asking about if that is the correct spelling or not of the preceding word.
Oh, well, then in that case, it's "Guffawha Ruins", I believe.
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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2007, 02:13:54 PM »
Most of the Ratchet and Clank games have a starting area that you can only go to once.

« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2007, 07:13:11 PM »
Let's see...

In Super Mario Sunshine, the Delfino Airstrip. You can only go once in the beginning but after you get 80 or so shine sprites you can go back. (Isn't there some hidden Gyriod(sp) texture?

Same with Super Mario Galaxy...

Hmm, I've noticed that the games that aren't awesome don't have them.

Kojinka

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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2007, 07:57:53 PM »
Let's see...

In Super Mario Sunshine, the Delfino Airstrip. You can only go once in the beginning but after you get 80 or so shine sprites you can go back. (Isn't there some hidden Gyriod(sp) texture?

Same with Super Mario Galaxy...

Hmm, I've noticed that the games that aren't awesome don't have them.

I can't think of any "only once" areas in SM64.   Are you implying that it wasn't awesome?
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