On a crisp autumnal Friday afternoon a young boy by the name of Toby races out of his classroom towards the School gates as the final bell blasts. Weaving sharply in and out of the mass of excited kids and disgruntled parents he heads eagerly towards the skate park. Toby had been dreaming all through double Science about getting back on the ramps and trying out his latest trick. Krrrrrrrr, snap! Crack! Krrrrrrrr. As Toby jumps, twists and spins faster and faster an intriguing and somewhat familiar tune keeps catching his ear. It’s only as the air cools and the sun dims and the other children now hungry for dinner have set off for home, that Toby notices a small console peaking behind a fallen branch playing that repetitive tune, now firmly lodged in his head. As he grabs the console the music stops; just for a moment and then the device brightly flashes as if awoken from a deep slumber and like the credits of a movie a story starts to unfurl.
The first magical land that Alan must face is the colossal Burbwood, the largest in the world run by 3 Supa Monkeys’. It’s going to be a very long journey with little to no time for rest as Alan is very much against the clock in his heroic quest. He is going to need to pick up the pace as he dodges those creatures from outer space that have invaded Burbwood and turn anyone in their path into skeletons with one fire from their x-ray guns. They are merciless killers and Burbwood could seriously do with Alan’s help. Will he have enough time to save Belbi and Burbwood before the clock strikes?
The second world Oldati Forest is much much smaller than Burbwood but is impossibly awkward to negotiate. Alan must remain inconspicuous so as not to disturb the lands repugnant inhabitants or worse still be captured by Rivero, Oldati’s shady boss. It certainly won’t be a straightforward challenge but a wet and muddy adventure, where rivers run backwards and streams run above the trees soaking the land below turning the soil into a swampy bog. Will Alan escape through the land unharmed or will he be waterlogged and stuck in the marshlands forever?
Everything is real, the console has been created and conceptualised by Jimmy. It is playable!
Drawings by Olivier
Produced by Jimmy Pallagrosi and mixed By Marco Casaluce (marc&cheese.com)
All Lyrics by Jimmy. Download for free HERE
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