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Yes, a yo-yo
Good ol' Star Tropics, where the weapon was a yo-yo
Remember Star Tropics?
Posted on 12-19-15

I started this comic around November last year but subsequently got caught up in the Black Friday and Christmas work season. However, Andre had a great twist ending for the last panel after I was thinking how ridiculous it was that a kid could stop a bunch of aliens with yo-yo.

I always remember Star Tropics as one of the games I played with my cousin Pat as a kid. One of us had bought it used and it didn't come with the infamous manual needed to get past level 3. In the game, the robot asks for a code at the end of that level and to get it, you can to dip a map that came with the manual in water to get the code. A pretty clever way to get around piracy but man, that sucked at the time. Later on, I bought the game and was able to finish it.

I'm tempted to go back and try Star Tropics again, but at the same time I wonder if it would be worse than I remember it! Jumping around with no diagonal movement on those blocks in the water could take some getting used to again.

And finally, have a Merry Christmas!

-Tombo



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