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void222x Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:31am
Is it even possible to legitimately eggplant King yama?
I have been thinking about this for a while now and wondered if it was possible because dont you need the necronomicon to reach hell which is found in the city of gold. the impossible part in my eyes is that you would have to ditch the eggplant eventually to get the scepter from anubis and carry it to the 4-1 exit in order to get the city of gold in 4-2. Is there another get around because I just dont see how its possible unless the hell door is always open and players would have to rely on luck when they kill olmec to have him land on the hell door. Any answers to this?
Last edited by void222x; Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:33am
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Kreuzfahrer Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:39am 
Fair warning, I am a beginner and as such am going off info found on the internet.
The only two ways to get to hell with the eggplant is to have hired help, or play co-op. One would also need to be cursed with the ball and chain, as it can smash open the Moai Head in the Ice Caves allowing you to bring carried items through.
void222x Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:48am 
ohh didnt think of the hired help and certaintly didnt think about the Moai head issue and that you can smash it with the ball and chain is crazy O_o thanks! :)
void222x Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:54am 
also just something I came across recently for those who dont know. You can safely land on spikes while using the cape :)
{-NAG-}Bombsquad Oct 8, 2013 @ 2:06am 
It's a lot easier to do the ankh reseraection and the door to the city of gold when playing co-op. Since you don't have to rely on hired help to not be a total doofus and throw the eggplant or shoot you with the scepter. Also, a lot more gifts to be had since every thing you buy gets wrapped up nicely and can be sacrificed for an eggplant. So instead of needing a shop with a mystery bag and an alter on the same floor, you now only need a shop and an alter (if you haven't ♥♥♥♥ed off the shopkeepers yet)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qk0ineshCA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUqYsNxl5qHKx3b5TV4ucCGg
I'm not telling if we made it or not :-)
You'll have to see for yourself.
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Otterpoppins Oct 8, 2013 @ 7:34am 
If it's possible in co-op, it's possible to do with one person.
{-NAG-}Bombsquad Oct 8, 2013 @ 7:42am 
Originally posted by Otterpoppins:
If it's possible in co-op, it's possible to do with one person.
It is, but having to rely on hired help to carry the eggplant/scepter or even simply keeping him alive long enough puts a whole new layer of difficulty.
Otterpoppins Oct 8, 2013 @ 7:46am 
No, just playing co-op and sharing keys with player 2. That way you can just carry them most of the way like in your video.
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{-NAG-}Bombsquad Oct 8, 2013 @ 10:53am 
Originally posted by Otterpoppins:
No, just playing co-op and sharing keys with player 2. That way you can just carry them most of the way like in your video.
Yeah, it did end up becoming an escort mission...
In that way the Playstation/Playstation Vita players have it a lot easier since one player can just stay at the entrance with the eggplant whil the other one goes trough the levels without having to worry about that 10 second timer...
lexilogo Oct 8, 2013 @ 11:49am 
It is. However, the ball and chain method: Do the get the hedjet for it? If you don't, it's pointless.
{-NAG-}Bombsquad Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
Originally posted by lexilogio:
It is. However, the ball and chain method: Do the get the hedjet for it? If you don't, it's pointless.
Not sure if you get the hedjet... But it's still possible (however unlikely) to get an eggplant after sacrificing yourself.
Radioactive Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
I thought you only got a diamond at most if you got into the moai head illegitimately (i.e. teleport inside, which is possible in the HD version, but won't get you the hedjet).

I think the hedjet only spawns if you're resurrected by the ankh.
{-NAG-}Bombsquad Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:41pm 
Originally posted by Radioactive:
I thought you only got a diamond at most if you got into the moai head illegitimately (i.e. teleport inside, which is possible in the HD version, but won't get you the hedjet).

I think the hedjet only spawns if you're resurrected by the ankh.
Even then things apparently can go wrong, but yeah, that seems to be the only way to get the hedjet.
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Tenshi Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:49pm 
{-NAG-}Bombsquad: end of that video is hilarious :D
{-NAG-}Bombsquad Oct 8, 2013 @ 1:04pm 
Originally posted by Angel CZ:
{-NAG-}Bombsquad: end of that video is hilarious :D
It is when you are sitting on the sidelines or watch it afterwards.
The second it happened I wanted to strangle him with my controller because a legit eggplant run apparentley has never been recorded, so he was happy that it was wireless. It only took 1 minute before we were doing another run off the record though...
I couldn't (and didn't want to either) stay mad at him since the fact that after all of this he still wants to record these, it's well...
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tomiathon Oct 8, 2013 @ 2:33pm 
conceivably you could find a shop with a mystery box as well as an altar on 4-2. so open the door to the city of gold with the scepter, then get the box and sacrifice it on the altar for an eggplant. the chances of all those things lining up together are so incredibly small though

also, in answer to the question at the end of the OP, you must get the book of the dead from the city of gold or the door to hell will not open
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