While I’m taking a break (outside of any further bug fixes) from Earthquake Warriors, I plan on working on my first expansion in August.
This will keep things simple, though. No new characters will be added (yet, although I do plan on adding more in the future), but there will be a couple post-game levels to give the later characters more time to be used. Two main levels, and three different bosses.
The frst of two levels takes place back in the Realm of the Pink Elephant, this time with more rooms and a few new enemies to enchounter, plus the Pink Elephant himself will likely have a different form that I… gotta figure out.
The second takes place in an underground cave, and is home to none other than “King Grund.” Wolfman mentioned a creature known as The Grund right before Mambo’s fight, and The Grund was going to be a boss with his own level (same with the Pink Elephant initially going to have an actual level) in the initial game, but I cut it to lower the workload and possible stress of this project, so I will add it here.
Beat both the Pink Elephant’s 2nd Form and King Grund and you will be allowed to enter the chamber of a secret final boss, simply named “The Belly,” which is the all-encompassing essence of Gordo Grande. This creature will be a multi-formed boss instead of the usual Pink-to-Red bosses you normally fight. The Belly starts out in a normal form before switching to one of three different forms.
-The Belly of the Beast is a mammalian creature who utilizes slicing claws, earth and electric moves and whatever else I can think of that would fit him.
-The Belly of the Bird is an avian monster who utilizes a piercing beak, wind and water moves, plus (again) whatever else I can think of.
-The Belly of the Boss is the least explanitory, being a giant dragon with stone-hard skin, utilizing bludgeoning punches and fire and ice attacks. …Plus whatever I can think of.
The Belly is going to be the hardest boss yet, and I plan to include some post-game unlockables like a boss rush. Because having fat bosses might get repetitive, Pink Elephant 2 and King Grund likely won’t be fat in order to help The Belly be less repetitive.
Among that, I plan to include one more move to everyone’s arsenal, and I want to try and give weaker characters more powerful moves to help them stand out. If there are characters you think are weak or too strong, let me know.