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Level-Headed: Airport 1001 (Storm Eagle)


You've gotta be fucking kidding me...

One of the most interesting aspects of MMX that a lot of people overlook is something I call Stage Affection Syndrome. SAS is caused by defeating one of 3 enemies in the game: Chill Penguin, Launch Octopus, and, of course, Storm Eagle. The main symptom of SAS is changing the make-up of another level. For instance, if you kill Chill Penguin early on, Flame Mammoth’s stage will be completely frozen over. Storm Eagle’s symptom affects Spark Mandrill’s stage. Normally, when playing through the first part of the stage, sparks shoot through these glass tubes under you, damaging you in contact. If you kill Storm Eagle before entering the level, though, his airship (that you fucking fought him on) has FUCKING CRASHED INTO THE LEVEL, destroying the tubes, and eliminating the sparks!!! On top of that, the beginning area has a sweeping blackout, making it a bit harder to see where you’re going. My mind was blown the fuck away when I found out about SAS as a kid, and Storm Eagle’s symptom is the coolest form of the disease in the game.

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About pendelton21one of us since 12:07 AM on 02.13.2008


My name is Pendelton (well, not really, but it sounds cool).
At one point in my life I spent a hell of a lot of time here. I came back for no real reason. Let's see if I can entertain like I used to.
Also, I've got a Destructoid tattoo. Ask me and I'll show you.

Hey, look! I've been on the front page a few times!
The Fear: Chainsaws
A Time To Destroy: Rampage
Playing with Others: My Dad and I Love Shaq Fu
I suck at games: I Suck At World 8-1

Dtoid Discusses: Media Tie-ins to Gaming
WTF is this shit, Pendelton21?

Top 10 Loved Games Evar:
1. Psychonauts
2. Skies of Arcadia
3. Okami
4. Mega Man X
5. Zombies Ate My Neighbors
6. The Binding of Isaac
7. Chrono Trigger
8. Odin Sphere
9. Super Mario RPG: Legend Of The Seven Stars
10. The Legend Of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass

Bottom 10 Games:
10. Diplomacy
9. Shaq Fu
8. Halo
7. Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm
6. Castlevania 64
5. Backyard Hockey
4. Magical Starsign
3. Spawn Armageddon
2. Simpsons Wrestling
1. MTV Sports: Skateboarding
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