Sorry for the delay. I had a variety of issues, but most of them were problems surrounding the next part which is the finale, and I’d wanted to release the two parts back to back…but then I realized that was silly and there was no reason to do it. Anyway…
Update 8: Tahu Nuva’s Quest (and remaining Bonus Content)
An epic race to reclaim the fabled Mask of Light!!! And at the end, a shocking turn of events!!! Kono tenkai wa…!?
This is the worst level in the game. If you were wondering.
A very minor thing I forgot to point out in the video is that the game only notifies you that you’ve unlocked some bonus content if you pick up the required number of lightstones on a return visit to the level. As can be seen in every previous video, if you get enough lightstones on your first run through a level, you don’t get notified. Minor bug, but I’m not sure how you manage to miss that…
Bonus: BIONICLE: The Game Trailer
I found this on the Rahkshi Promo CD, though it is of course already on the Biomedia Project. The trailer only has like 10-15 seconds of gameplay, but you can see gameplay of Lewa Mata (that’s 2001 Lewa), more or less confirming all six Toa Mata were originally supposed to have levels. Also, almost none of the environments in the trailer appear in the finished game. Also also, like most crappy games, the game looks a little better in the trailer than it does in the finished product.
Bonus: Unlockable Extras, Part 2
For getting 150 lightstones in Pohatu’s Quest, 150 lightstones in Lewa’s Quest, and 130 lightstones in Tahu Nuva’s Quest, you unlock the “Toa Evolution Movie” (I’m…not exactly sure what this is. But it’s a movie.), Concept Art Library 2, and a short text dump called “Story of the new tool”, respectively. The video includes the concept art and Story of the new tool (it’s lowercased like that in game), but I’ve also posted them here, since that’s a more pleasant viewing/reading experience.
Concept Art Library 2
I have less to say about this set of concept art. Yeah, even less than the first set.
I think this is the starting platform of Gali’s level.
Good thing those arrows are there to tell me that…Tahu is moving forward?
If this was higher res I might be able to read the text on this. But it’s not, so I can’t.
I think this might be a storyboard for the intro movie?
Concept art of some Suva shrines; I think Ta-Suva and Ga-Suva, or maybe two possibilities for the Ga-Suva.
An archway with a Miru on it. Again. But now with a…thingy next to it. I think that’s a Yu-Gi-Oh! card…
Story of the new tool
'Takua’s Staff is exclusive to the video game, here’s a few things you may not have known about our friend Takua. Takua has led a singularly adventurous life for a Matoran. Due to his knack - some would say ill luck - for being present at most of the island’s major triumphs and catastrophes, he has been appointed the official Chronicler of Mata Nui, charged with the task of recording significant events as they unfold. Takua gathered the stones that summoned the Toa to Mata Nui. It was he that warned the Toa of the coming of the Bohrok, and it is he who will fulfil his destiny in the battle for Mata Nui. Takua’s staff itself is perhaps a clue to the mighty task that lies ahead for him. As the Chronicler, Takua with his Chronicler’s Staff, will be there to guide you in your quest as you bravely battle to return Mata Nui to light.
There’s an opening quotation mark but no closing quote, a comma-splice, an excess comma, and they misspelled ‘fulfill’. More importantly, you get this bit of what I will generously call ‘lore’, which tells you that something special might happen involving Takua only after you’ve beaten the level where he becomes the Seventh Toa. Thanks, guys. What a reward.
Now, it says that “Takua’s Staff is exclusive to the video game”. At first I just accepted this, because in the 2003 set and the film he carries a staff for playing Kolhii, which looks different. Then I thought “Wait a minute, I remember the Chronicler’s Staff being a ‘thing’,” so I looked it up on the Bionicle wiki, BioSector01. It turns out that what they meant by ‘exclusive’ is that the headpiece of the Chronicler’s Staff was packaged with the game, though despite having bought the game new for PC and used for GameCube I don’t remember ever seeing it.
See you next time for the finale!