Making It Rainfall Week 16: Flannel Gear Plumber

Monday, May 9th, 2016

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We decided to flip things this week of Making It Rainfall. Last time, we forced you to race through crazy, frantic levels where the need for speed was the only thing between Mario and an untimely death. This time, we took a page from Metal Gear Solid’s playbook, and focused on sneaky infiltration. Essentially, that means far more brains involved than twitchy reflexes, but rest assured, that is far from boring. In fact, I would say these 6 levels are some of the most clever ones made by oprainfall creators in a while! As always, I have tested all of them, and they all get my mark of approval. We hope you enjoy these sneaky little stages!

Josh’s Levels

Level 1 – Boom Box
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Making It Rainfall | Boom Box

Since we were going with an infiltration theme, I thought it would be fun to make a level organized around Bob-Omb stuffed cages. Your true goal is to get all 5 red coins to unlock the door to the Bowser Jr. boss fight, but besides that, the level is mostly focused on stealth and clever tactics instead of smashing enemies. You’ll especially want to familiarize yourself with Mario’s aerial twirl technique. Can you make your way through the Boom Box in one piece?

Level 2 – Chompworks
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Making It Rainfall | Chompworks

Just think of this as a Chomp Cerberus

Chompworks is a short level, and may be sweet or sour, depending on your skills. This whole level is about avoiding nastily placed Chain Chomps and making your way to the end. I do relent a bit at the very end of the level, and placed a Starman to help you get through the last part of the stage in one piece. Just time those jumps right and avoid ending up in the maw of a hungry Chain Chomp.

Level 3 – Perilous Pipe Path
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Making It Rainfall | Perilous Pipe Path

What amiibo better represents careful sneaking than Captain Toad? Thus, this whole stage is littered with Captain Toad mystery mushrooms and lots and lots of pipes full to bursting with Piranha Plants. The good captain will need to be nimble, quick and careful to get all the red coins and make his way to sweet, sweet freedom. Just be on your guard, cause you never know which pipes are truly safe!

Michael’s Levels

Level 4 – The Koopa Troopa Secret Society
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Making It Rainfall | The Koopa Troopa Secret Society

You are Agent G, a Goomba operative working for the Goombodia government. You have been sent to Koopa City to investigate what the Order of Koopa Troopas is up to. But first, you’ll have to find the 5 ancient Koopa Troopa artifacts in order to gain entry to the heart of the Temple of The Order. Can you infiltrate the temple, get past the traps, and find out what the Order is up to before it’s too late? Good luck, Agent G! By the way, this level has a few 1-Ups hidden around as usual.

Phil’s Levels

Level 5 – The Shyest Guy
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Making It Rainfall | The Shyest Guy

Shy Guy lives in Spiny Village. His neighbors are friendly, but he’s really nervous about talking with them. One day, he accidentally locks himself out of his house. Too shy to ask for help, he resolves to sneak into City Hall and steal a copy of his house key. But it looks like there’s a lot more going on underneath Spiny Village… The Shyest Guy is almost a pure story level with basically no challenge at all, so PLEASE make comments visible to enjoy it.

Level 6 – Sneaky Samus
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Making It Rainfall | Sneaky Samus

Sneaky Samus is exactly what it sounds like–a Metroid-themed stealth level. After landing on a mysterious planet, you’ll soon discover an underground facility. The automated security systems, turrets and traps are still active, so you’ll have to be careful to dodge Bullet Bills, stay away from devastating P-switch traps, and even sneak past moving Thwomp sentries. And, as with any good Metroid game, it ends with a fast-paced (if short) escape sequence. As with all my levels, make sure to have COMMENTS ON for the full experience. Good luck, Samus.

That’s it for this week. Join us again in two weeks time for the latest batch of Making It Rainfall levels!

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.