“I do remember reading that there were bosses between each level. What was the boss for level 2 again?”
No sooner had you thought it, you heard loud buzzing approaching from your right and you looked around wildly, eyes searching for your foe.
Through the foliage of the bush you caught glimpses of black and yellow flashing by and you squinted a little to make out the fast approaching creature.
The creature finally made its way out of the tree line and stopped in front of you, blocking your path to level 2 and your mouth dropped open when you size of this thing.
“Ok. Not a bee… WASP. GIANT WASP!”
You squared up, preparing for a fight.
“I’m probably going to need to go a few rounds with this wasp,” you thought, looking at its health bar.
The second you stepped forward a large sign flashed up between you and the boss of level 2.[ENGAGE]
“Move!” you called, summoning your whips and rotating in a circle as you raised them up. As expected, time slowed down for you and you tried to line up the wasp but even though its movements were slowed you just hadn’t timed it right and your trajectory ended up whipping it across one wing.
Your skill ended and time returned to normal; the wasp turning and flying back towards you to attack.
You ducked as it flew over you, stinger curled under its body to try and stab you as it raced overhead.
“Move!” You called again as the wasp had its back towards you still.
Your whips appeared again and time slowed down, allowing you to line the wasp up better this time and try again. Thankfully you hit it square across the back and its health bar dropped to half.
“Yes!” you celebrated, pivoting out of the way as your skill ended and time returned to normal again- barely being missed the wasp’s stinger.
Jumping back, you reassessed and moved slowly in an arc, keeping the wasp’s attention as you moved.
“I wonder if my other skill will work?” you wondered, preparing to use it instead of ‘move’.
Getting a little closer in, you called for your second skill to activate.
“Spin!” you shouted.
The wasp tilted towards you and started to fly again. Neatly you danced and spun in a circle, bringing your hands up then out as you pointed your toe and dropped it delicately down to ground, a purple haze rising up and enveloping the wasp.
The creature paused amid the coloured cloud and hovered ominously.
“Please work, please work,” you pleaded internally as you watched the wasp shuddering a little, its wings halting every so often.
Your skill finished and you saw that the wasp’s health bar was sitting in the red, but it still wasn’t dead yet.
Thinking quick, you called for your first move to activate and reached for the whips.
Getting good now, you lined the ailing wasp up quickly then executed your move, slicing it directly down the mid-line and bursting it into a million defeated crystals.
“I did it! I did it!” You celebrated, jumping up and down excitedly before running towards level 2- the [welcome to level 2] sign, [boss defeated] sign, 7 EXP, and 10 Mahi notifications all going unnoticed by you as you ran towards the light.
You were too focused on getting to the next level and getting your skills refined.
“I’m assuming the more I practice the skills the more I’ll strengthen them and get new ones,” you thought as you ran, “and I’m also assuming that with the spin skill, the purple haze will become stronger and the area of effect will increase. That will be handy if we’re taking on a group of opponents.”
The woods cleared ahead of you and you were in a field again, much the same as the one you had just left on level 1.
“I wonder what monsters are on this level?” you thought as you headed across the field.
As you walked, you came across a giant toad. Not overly huge but still, it came to about shin height and you took a step back with disgust, really not wanting to take this field monster on if you were completely honest with yourself.
“But I have to if I want to get more skills… “
You called for ‘move’ and activated, slicing the toad down the middle- but all it did was stun the large bulbous covered creature.
“Ok, so the ones on this level are a little harder. I’ll have to do two hits.”
Resetting again, you called for the move and hit the toad between the eyes, watching as it burst into crystals.
You smiled and looked at your hands. “I wonder if with the move, I can somehow jump the opponent/monster, and attack from the other direction? I’ll give it a try.”
Confidently you marched on, coming across a rather large cricket next.
“Ok, here we go!”
“Move!” you shouted, grabbing your whips as they appeared in your hands and jumped.
Time slowed again, as you expected, and because of your increased strength you were able to propel yourself higher in your jump and you rotated your body over the cricket, striking it square across the back as you did a half summersault over it.
The cricket, after being struck, started to jump, its front feet leaving the ground slowly as you descended behind it then your move ended and time sped up, the cricket springing into the air as you landed on your feet.
“Ok, I need to be careful of jumping creatures.”
The cricket landed a little further away from you and you had to jog to catch up to it, chasing it with intent to defeat it. Because you were focused on catching up to it you didn’t notice that it was leading you towards its clan and suddenly you were surrounded by crickets.
You stopped and looked around, the crickets all focused on you now.
“Spin!” you called, your body starting the dance that would hypnotize them off to sleep but it only seemed to be enough to cover only a few of the crickets that were closest to you.
“Oh no. Oh no!” you panicked, watching as only one of those crickets covered in the purple haze, fell and exploded.
“Move!” you shouted, grabbing your whips and lining up two of the crickets, the red line crossing both of them and making them both explode because they had been damaged by your first spin move.
Suddenly there was a cricket on your back and it’s mouth latched onto your shoulder, making you scream with surprise and pain.