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North American box art •: •: •: •: Series Steambot Chronicles Release •: June 30, 2005 •: June 30, 2005 •: December 8, 2005 •: May 23, 2006 •: October 13, 2006 •: October 19, 2006, Mode(s), Steambot Chronicles, known in as Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki: Bumpy Trot ( ポンコツ浪漫大活劇バンピートロット) is a developed and published by in Japan for the Video Games Console. It was later published by in and in. The game features a -style of steam-powered, mech-based gameplay. A sequel,, was announced and shown at the 2006, though it was officially cancelled in 2011. Two spin-off titles were also released: for the and, originally released for the PlayStation 2 and later ported to the PlayStation Portable. Contents • • • • • • • • • Plot [ ] Steambot Chronicles begins with a personality quiz, answers to these questions affecting the personality of the character and how others will react towards him.
Afterwards, a young male named Vanilla awakes on the shore of Seagull Beach, a seemingly cheerful girl named Coriander (shortened Connie) beside him, and currently suffers from amnesia due to a shipwreck nearby that occurred before the events of the game. The player learns that Connie is picking herbs for her bed-ridden mother, Rosemary, who lives in Nefroburg, and after this, Vanilla spots a vehicle on a nearby cliff that shoots a, trapping the two in Seagull Beach. It is inferred that Coriander (Connie) is using the herbs as medicine for her mother. Connie must get home to Nefroburg on the last bus, but cannot because of the fallen boulder blocking her path. They go to a nearby cottage that, the player finds out, holds bad memories for Connie, evidence of this being her in a picture with two unknown figures.
The two stumble upon an old run-down resembling a, which they use to leave from Seagull Beach. Connie discovers that the bus already left minutes ago, and offers Vanilla a request to take her to Nefroburg (no matter what decision the player chooses, Connie will come with Vanilla). On the trip, the two encounter a hoodlum from a gang known as the 'Killer Elephants', who challenges Vanilla to a duel. Whatever option is chosen (standing up for Connie, offering Connie to the gangster or bribery), Vanilla will still battle the gangster. After defeating him, the two encounter Marjoram, one of the members of the Garland Globetrotters (a band in which Connie is the lead singer), who lives in a plateau; Vanilla will have to find Basil, another member of the band, and take him back to Marjoram and Connie. The four later head back to Nefroburg. On the way, they encounter a humongous quadruped mechanical fortress (operated by the 'Killer Elephants'), and Vanilla must destroy it before they officially head to Nefroburg, where they encounter yet another member (Fennel, who is suspected of firing the bazooka as Connie and Vanilla have a conversation).
After attending a concert at night, the player may. Characters [ ] • Vanilla R.
Beans (Voiced by in English) is the protagonist of the game. He awakes on a plank of wood in Seagull Beach, a shipwreck found nearby, and suffers from amnesia after the accident. After attending a concert in Nefroburg, the player may choose to make Vanilla a or, depending on the decisions chosen. • Coriander (Voiced by in English) is the lead vocalist of the Garland Globetrotters. She and Vanilla first meet on Seagull Beach while she was collecting herbs for her sick bed-ridden mother.
Download Tpkd Driver Pro Tools on this page. She seems like a typical cheerful girl, but this belies a sadness from a past tragedy. Provides her singing voice. • Marjoram (Voiced by in English) is drummer and saxophonist for the Globetrotters. Marjoram is a dedicated hard-working man, also taking care of the band's paperwork and finances.
His family owns a grocery store in Happy Garland. • Savory (Voiced by in English) is the backup vocalist and pianist for the Globetrotters. Savory is like a big sister to Coriander and is extremely popular with the band's male fans. She is revealed to be the leader of Blood Mantis along with Dandelion. • Basil (Voiced by Spike Spencer in English) is the bass string for the Globetrotters. He is short and immature, but has a knack for cheering people up. • Fennel (Voiced by in English) is an original member of Golbetrotters who played guitar before leaving the band to pursue his musical dreams.
Even after he leaves the band, he remains concerned about the other Globetrotters. • Dandelion: (Voiced by in English) The former leader of the Globetrotters, for which he played the violin. He is now a Master Craftsman that crafts instruments in a small shop in the woods. He lost his brother Chickory in an accident a few years back, but he seems to have moved on.
His another identity is Elder which is the reigning champion of UltimateTrotmobile Championship and the owner of the strongest perfect trotmobile ' The White Requiem ' and the Chief and founder of Blood Mantis. • Ciboulette (Voiced by in English) is the captain of the Juniper Berry, a ship.
She instructs the player in how to pilot a Trotmobile in the game's tutorial. • Rosemary (Voiced by ) is Coriander's bed-ridden mother, a sweet and. She asks the player to be a good friend to Coriander as she is aware of her daughter's inner turmoil. Was the former leader of the Globetrotters a long time ago, and even taught Dandelion how to play.
• Mallow (Voiced by in English) is a man who Vanilla gets confused with constantly during the story. Has some kind of connection to Coriander and the others, a very dark one. He is the son of a wealthy man that owns the hospital in Happy Garland. When he was young, he used to tease Dandelion and Chicory because they were poor. The player controls him during the tutorial mode which acts as a semi-prelude to the actual game.
Additional voice actors in the game include (only in English version as it is officially unknown who voiced in Japan),,,,,, and. Gameplay [ ] Trotmobiles [ ] The mechs, or 'Trotmobiles' as they are called in the game (Trot Vehicles in the original), encompass most of the gameplay. They are introduced before the player gets to the first town, and function for transportation, trading minigames, and battles. They can be modified with dozens of parts, which can be purchased, found, or crafted.
They range from small and speedy but frail, to large, powerful, and sturdy, but slow. Categories by ( Heavy and Strong but Slow ) or ( Light and Frail but Fast ) but there are trotmobiles which is perfect in all term ( Light and Strong and Fast ) for example Schneider's and Elder's trotmobiles at which they are both the top 1st and 2nd Gladiator in the game ranked S, it's left for player to discover and customize their own trotmobiles. Music [ ] Music also has a large part of the Steambot Chronicles storyline. Vanilla is at first a solo musician on the street, until he is invited to join the Garland Globetrotters. With each successful concert, Vanilla earns tips and posters of the other Globetrotters, as well as sheet music for new songs. The sheet music allows Vanilla to practice songs solo. If he plays well enough, he will be asked to manage the band.
There are several instruments in the game, each with different control schemes. Vanilla starts out with a harmonica, and can later acquire the trumpet, saxophone, violin, string bass, accordion, drums, and guitar as well as play church organs and pianos found in bars or colleges. The main reward for playing music is tips.
There are six vocal songs, four that Coriander performs during the main story, and two which can be unlocked through sidequests. Nadia Gifford wrote and performed 5 of the songs for Coriander: • 1. In your voice • 2. Impossible • 3.
Just shout it out • 5. See you later The last song in the game is sung by Ryan Kerwin as Fennel: • 6. Music Revolution In an optional side-quest, Vanilla can acquire an electric guitar and join Fennel's 'Fennel and the Blue Lightning' band. Cultural references [ ] Steambot Chronicles features a number of references to literary and popular culture, several of which include: • The Garland GlobeTrotters, named after the basketball team, the. • The Ultimate Trotmobile Tournament, which references the.
• Enemies in the optional dungeons called Totem Recall and Dig D.U.G.G, which reference the film and the classic game respectively. • A 'film' called 'Welcome Back, Trotter', a reference to the TV show. • Two gladiators; Chuckie 'Bomber Boy' and Issabelle 'Dancing Queen'. References to the Bomerman Man series game (known in Japan as Bomber Boy), and the hit song respectively. • The game even contains a translated version of the original Japanese title, which roughly comes out to 'Romance Junk Adventure,Bumpy Trot' called 'Romantic Scrap Metal Adventure, Steambot Chronicles' which is also used as a tagline in the main menu.
Reception [ ] Reception Aggregate score Aggregator Score 74/100 Review scores Publication Score 7/10 7/10 32/40 5.5/10 B 7.1/10 7/10 7.1/10 7.3/10 A− The game received 'average' reviews according to video game. In Japan, gave it a score of one nine, one eight, one seven, and one eight, for a total of 32 out of 40. Commended the game for its 'huge amount of freedom [and] clever musical rhythm games' but criticised it for its 'slowdown [and] load times'.
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