It was not easy selecting a winner, despite there being only 4 entries anyway. It was a difficult decision, as I liked all of them. First, here are the entries in order of submission:
"A Day in a Gamer's Life" by Lion
- A gamer new to Rosenkreuzstilette thinks Schwer-Muta is cute and tries her stage first. Little does he know that everything waiting for him on the other side is just one big joke. The story is written from the point-of-view of the gamer in question and provides a commentary definitely felt by all the first time they entered the stage of the mighty Schwer-Muta.
"Die Konfrontation mit der Katze Mädchen" by Killing_Doll
- Schwer-Muta has gone berserk, and because Spiritia has gone missing and Sichte is off at a Beer Festival, Graf Michael Sepperin has put Grolla in charge of handling the situation. This story is described in the beginning of the tale as "Grolla's fight for existence... Her battle for love, peace and all... Her biggest challenge yet..."
"Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert: The Abridged Series, Prologue" by ViperAcidZX
- This story is a re-telling of the RKS Grollschwert intro. You'd have to read this one, as there are no words. Turns out that Grolla is a huge Zero fangirl. Who knew?
"Here Comes the Break" by GammaShade
- Freudia has sent Spiritia to make Luste wear pants, but upon entering her stage, Spiritia is overcome with a sudden urge to dance... with disastrous results.
I've gotta hand it to you guys. In spite getting so few entries, you really outdid yourselves. Unfortunately, the rules state that there can only be one winner, and that winner is... Killing_Doll! Something about that story kept me giggling the whole time. Congrats! I will be posting the stories later, unless the authors don't want them shared. Just let me know in the comments!
For those of you who don't know what MegaMari is, it's another Megaman clone based on the Touhou Project series. It's infamous for being brutal, combining the platforming action of the Rockman series with the danmaku aspects of the Touhou world. While waiting for the release of the Freudenstachel demo on the [erka:es] website, one 2ch user started playing it and sparked an interesting discussion amongst fellow 2ch netizens. For one, it would be appear that difficulties between Grolla and the Cross Wall are not just felt here. One user brought up that battling the bosses in MegaMari is "harder than fighting the wall with Grolla." In response, someone else states that they feel the Wind Fish Egg Devil fight is harder, a stance that I personally can get behind. However, everyone can agree that nothing is harder than battling Yukari Yakumo... even the one user who felt that MegaMari was actually easier than Rosenkreuzstilette.
If you want to learn more about MegaMari, then visit the MegaMari page on either the Touhou Wiki or Rockman Perfect Memories. If you're interested, the game is available on PaletWeb for only 25 bucks and is a worthwhile purchase for any Megaman fan's collection. Rosenkreuzstilette is also up there, but it's been sold out for a while now. I encourage everyone who would like to own a copy of this fantastic game to send them a request to restock it. That's all for now!