Happy Monday Players! We are 2 episodes away from crowning the Video Game Champion! Today’s challenge will put the Players in the driver’s seat of their own destinies. We are having an old fashion derby dash! Players will be provided with our state of the art go karts and will race to the finish line. The course us in Mushroom Kingdom so this challenge will be on location! Pack your bags!
Peach: Snake, I need you to find out more information about tomorrow’s challenge. We are 2 weeks away from the finale and we need to have an edge as there will be multiple eliminations this week.
Snake: *Rustles in the bushes*
Peach: Also, make sure you are prepared. I have a feeling that we will need to be on teams for this challenge and you’re my teammate.
**Cue The Host**
“Good morning Players! In today’s challenge you will utilize your team work, accuracy and driving skills, but there’s a problem. We only have 5 cars. This means you will pair up and take turns driving. What will the passenger do you ask? That’s simple, the passenger will try and detour (see what I did there) the competition using state of the art obstacles. It’s a good ole fashioned Mario Kart event! Take a moment and select your teams.”
Here are the Teams:
Bowser & Spyro
Lightning & Zelda
Marcus & Sonya
Peach & Snake
Jensen & Peppy
Now for the challenge. When Shy Guy waves his flag, run to the garage, select your vehicle and race to checkpoint#1. At this checkpoint, please grab 1 bag per team. These bags will contain all of your items that can be used during the race. Supply management will be essential here as the Players will only be able to use the items in the bag 1 time. I’m sending you down to Luna and Lakitu for the play by play!
Luna: “Thank you Professor! Lakitu and I are making sure we have the best footage for today’s episode so a dashboard camera has been placed in each of the Players vehicles. We also have out own Nimbus cloud to fly over the action and catch all of the details! The Players are just about ready to begin so let’s get rolling.
** Cue Shy Guy**
Players are you ready?…. Set….. Go!
Luna: “ And we’re off! Lightning and Zelda take a slight lead with their petal to the metal. The Players will need to swap at the half-way checkpoint. Our drivers for the first leg are Zelda, Bowser, Sonya, Peach and Jensen which leaves our passengers as Spyro, Lightning, Marcus, Snake and Peppy. Lightning throws the first punch by hitting all competitors with the Lightning Bolt shock giving her and partner Zelda a lead.
The plan was a little flawed as 3 teams through their blue shells to hit the team and slow them down with the rest of the pack. Spyro and Bowser use the strong arm tactics to swerve Marcus and Sonya off of the road. It wasn’t as easy as Bowser thought, but eventually the 2 went spinning as if they’d ran over a banana.
Jensen and Peppy are very skilled in avoiding the accidents on the road but Peppy refuses to throw any items at his competitor. We drop beside the car to talk to Peppy and this is what he had to say..
Luna: Hey Peppy, why aren’t you attacking the other competitors?
Peppy: This is Peppy. All Systems go!
Luna: Yes, well we are getting to the end of the competition, don’t you want to win?
Peppy: It’s quiet… too quiet… be careful, it’s a trap
Luna: Okayyy??? Peppy do you want to win?
Peppy: Don’t go too fast Falco!
Welp, there you have it. Peppy is in for a cruisin but not for a bruisin. I’d say Jensen and Peppy have a slim chance here. Jensen is driving expertly but we are almost at the checkpoint where our Players will switch positions.
We are approaching the checkpoint where the competitors will now switch positions. Our drivers are now Spyro, Lightning, Marcus, Snake and Peppy and the passengers are Zelda, Bowser, Sonya, Peach and Jensen. The team of Peach and Snake were first to switch, followed by Lightning & Zelda, Jensen & Peppy, Bowser & Spyro and Marcus & Sonya. During the transition, Bowser chucked a red shell at Lightning and Zelda spinning them out while Peach and Snake take a quick lead.
Peppy: I’m not too crazy about those guys.
The players are rounding the final curve when all of the items start to fly. Each team is hitting other teams to slow or disorient them but surprisingly, no one targets Peppy. Jensen is throwing out shells left and right with precise accuracy, but there are no return shots to their kart.
Peppy: Slippy’s not such a screw up after all!
Right Peppy, right. The final red shell is tossed to blast Marcus and Sonya off base and the winners are…. JENSEN AND PEPPY! Somehow that old hare was able to avoid being hit and drive to the finish. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised since he has decades of flying ships under his belt. The race order is:
- Jensen & Peppy
- Peach & Snake
- Lightning & Zelda
- Bowser & Spyro
- Marcus & Sonya
What a race! Now for the first of multiple eliminations this week. The Twitter vote will go up today and will last 24 hours. 1 TEAM will be eliminated on Wednesday. That’s right, we are eliminating an entire team. Check out the Twitter poll to vote to save your favorite team and this goes without saying but Jensen and Peppy are safe from THIS elimination. See you folks on Wednesday for the first elimination of the week!