Game Over File 2: The Crystal Catastrophe
PROLOUGE: A Fabulous Prize
Several months have passed since the events of Yosie and the Game Over invasion. It all started when Yosie, the young leader of Game Over, kidnapped Wendy, Karma, Peach, and Toad, and then spirited them away in his flagship, the G. O. S. Starstruck. Bowser, Mario, Luigi, and the Koopalings gave chase, but only Mario, Ludwig and Morton managed to find the base on the edge of the Mushroom Kingdom, hollowed out of a huge mountain called Mt. Majesty. The three were captured by Yosie, his second-in-command 666 the Fire Bro., and the four G. O. Commandos: Doopliss, Lord Crump, Bombette, and Susan B. Koopa. Nevertheless, all seven managed to escape, but Yosie took Karma and fled on the Starstruck, Ludwig and Mario close behind.
As the final battle ensued, Yosie tried to destroy Ludwig with the potent MegaCannon, but it was destroyed as Bowser finally intercepted the corrupt humans doomship. Calling in a powerful Ztar, Yosie increased his attacks and transformed into two powerful forms, but Mario managed to save Karma and all four managed to defeat him. Immediately afterward, Yosie and his officers disappeared as the downed Starstruck, its engine blown out by a bolt of lightning, sunk into the Mushroom Sea. The four fighters managed to meet with the other hostages at the coast, courtesy of Lemmy and his hijack of a small enemy ship.
Since then, nothing more has been heard of Yosie or the Game Over. All the strange events that did happen during that time have already been written into Fun Fictions by other tourists
except for a certain few stories.
First of all, Kameks wand suddenly went disappearing one day without a trace. No one had seen it. However, it mysteriously turned up the next day, right where he left it. When an expert Koopa detective investigated the crime, he couldnt find any clues nor concoct how it went missing.
Second, Bowser wanted to try and exploit the base, but since he didnt know where it was, he couldnt. Wendy, Morton, Ludwig, or Karma wouldn't tell him. Karma had persuaded the others to do so because she had seen what the 15-year-old was capable of: he had copied and modified Wendys wand, rerouted Bombshell Bills, and drastically weakened her Metbond with Ludwig. It was now so weak, they would feel a twinge of pain only if they were on opposite sides of the world.
She also thought Yosie had had it in for her in some way, besides wanting to kidnap her and make her part of his squad of third-in-commands, the G. O. Commandos. But what?
Little did she realize shed have the answer for that a lot sooner then she thought
There was a knock on the front door of Castle Koopa. Karma, who happened to be passing by, answered it.
Outside was a Lakitu. He wore sunglasses and a black shell, had a brown mess of hair on his head, and his cloud also had sunglasses.
Are you Karma A. Koopa? he asked, adjusting his shades.
He pulled Karma outside.
Then you, my lady, are the winner of a fabulous trip to a surprise location!
I know what you said. What fabulous trip? And who are you anyway?
The names Scott Charles Tut the seventy-sixth. Im from the Koopa Kingdom lottery, and you are todays lucky winner!
And my prize?
A hot-air balloon trip to an island in the south, with light breezes, wide beaches, and plenty of great natural attractions.
Youll see. Just come with me!
And despite Karmas remarks and struggling, Scott led Karma out the front gates, where a white hot-air balloon and another Lakitu were waiting.
Karma, allow me to introduce you to my assistant, Douglas Gaston.
How are ya? Douglas asked Karma.
she replied, a little uneasy.
A small set of stairs led into the balloons basket.
Come, come, Scott said, taking Karma up the steps, It looks like you need a break from this old place.
But Ludwigll be worried
Tell you what; Ill leave these Koopas a note. You just wait here.
Scott reentered the castle commons. Karma was about to get out of the basket when Douglas floated right above the top step, blocking her way out.
Hey! What gives?
What, you wanna run off on your prize?
A few moments later, Scott reappeared.
I pinned a note to the front door. Dont worry, theyll see it. And with that, were off!
Scott and Douglas got in the basket and began to start up the burner, and soon the balloon was off.
Hey, even if I wanted to go, I didnt pack! Karma complained.
It dont matter, Douglas said, Where youre going, you wont need baggage.
After Karma thought this over, she found a pro to this situation: at least she wont be near Bowser and the other Koopalings that ran for cover when she approached. Come on, even Morton would practically staple his mouth in her proximity. But the phrase, where youre going, sounded strangely familiar.
Perhaps its for the best, she thought.
CHAPTER 1: Deceived
Scott, Karma, and Douglas flew south in the hot-air balloon through the sun-bright air above a flawless blue sea.
We should be arriving at our destination shortly, Scott said.
Karma was enjoying the ride, but inside she was worried. There was no Koopa Kingdom lottery as far as she knew, and she never heard of any Scott Charles Tut, first or seventy-sixth or anywhere in between.
Were here, Douglas said, Take a look.
Karma peered over the edge of the basket and saw a welcome sight.
Thats Dinosaur Land! she cried.
Exacti-cally! Scott said, Well drop you off at Cookie Mountain.
Karma was delighted. Cookie Mountain was where her tribe lived
as well as her parents. She hadnt seen them in a long time.
Scott and Douglas lowered the balloon level with the mountains flat top, where another Lakitu was waiting. This one had a green shell, shades, and a green tuft of hair on his head.
Welcome to Cookie Mountain, the Lakitu said, helping Karma, The names Spike.
Hello, Spike, Karma replied. Spike got in the basket with Scott and Douglas.
Karma peered over the plain before her. There were several rocks and scattered vegetation. She also saw a dot on the horizon, which could only be the Yoshi village.
Say, thank- she said as she turned back toward the balloon, but stopped as she saw the basket, which had moved from the cliff and was hovering farther then she could jump. Inside the basket, the three Lakitus were snickering.
Hey, Im going to need that balloon to get back to the castle! Karma cried to them.
Well, Scott said, theres one tiny itsy-bitsy little detail involved in this trip we forgot to mention.
Douglas gave an evil laugh before transforming into a very familiar figure.
It only goes one way! Doopliss cried.
Doopliss! Karma cried, What are you doing here?
Have you forgotten already? Doopliss teased, Im a Game Over Commando.
I know that! But wheres Yosie?
Right here! Scott cried.
But youre a Lakitu! Yosies a human!
Not anymore, Im not! Scott Charles Tut abbreviated is SCT. The real name: supercomputer2, and then the seventy-six to 76. In all
Doopliss spoke next. Douglas Gaston. D. G. Duplighost!
Then who are you? Karma asked Spike.
Nothing more then the fifth G. O. Commando! Spike replied, Real names Lakilester, but I like Spike. I joined the Game Over after I found its leader had decided to become a Lakitu.
Karma tried to flaw the threes reasoning. After all, one little detail made Yosies whole plan fall apart last time. How could you become a Lakitu, Yosie? The only way a human can turn into a Koopa-
-is by Kameks wand. I know. I know. Why do you think it disappeared for a day?
It took that long for my computer to copy and transfer all that data from that wand to my own. To further press his point, he pulled out the G. O. Wand. It was like any other wand, except its point was split into four colors: white, black, orange, and purple. Once that was done, I returned it and used the data to alter my DNA into that of a Lakitu. Ill admit, it was not a comfortable process. I also applied a few of my wands elemental energies to my cloud, which was a product of a split of Spikes cloud. I just used a bit of magic and BAM! When I transformed, it became my cloud.
Improbable and illogical? Yosie answered, Yes, but you know what Im capable of.
Karma started to drop her head.
Yes, she slowly and sadly replied, I do.
Now I bet your wondering what Im doing here. Ill admit it now. He looked back and forth to make sure all four of them were alone. I have a morbid fear of death.
Everyone has that.
Yeah, but not in my way. I became a Lakitu to lengthen my life span, but its not enough. I had to find a way to make myself live forever. As an unrecognized Lakitu, I leafed through several magic books in libraries all over the kingdom. Finally, I found the article I wanted: a combination of magical objects that could make a Koopa that bathed in it immortal, but it required too much electricity then a wand could make and thus was deemed impossible.
I have a feeling I know whats coming next, Karma thought.
As you might expect, Yosie continued, Ive developed a machine that will do the job just fine: take the items and use electricity to make the formula to eternity!
Youre insane! Karma yelled.
Thank you, Yosie replied, By the way and FYI, my offer as a Commando from last time still stands.
I still dont want to join you! You said you never lost, and yet last time we met you did!
That was not a loss! Only a minor setback. OK, mayor. I lost my flagship and some of my reputation, but since my computer-generated army had no where else to go, my offensive has not crippled in the slightest. Ive been looking to add Yoshis to my squads because of their multiple attacks and high stamina, and guess who I want to lead them?
I have a guess
Correct! Now, Im offering you a job and Ill show you just how good a boss I am.
How? Karma asked in a sarcastic tone.
Hey, I brought you to Dinosaur Land, right next to your tribe. And this is just the beginning, as my Commandos get bonuses year round. You just didnt see it because our previous engagement didnt last more then a day.
Karma was weighing the scales. While she knew these guys wanted to conquer the multiverse, Bowser and the Koopalings didnt exactly let her have shore leave back home.
Give me some time to think about it. She said this with pure honesty.
Well be back soon, Yosie said, and with that
BAM! Were gone! A wave of the G. O. Wand and the balloon and its passengers disappeared.
Karma turned around and ran toward the dot on the horizon. To be perfectly honest, she was glad to be home.