When you enter Starbeans Cafe and drink a new drink, E. Gadd comes and different things happen depending on what you take. But in the beta version, other characters would have come out, to tell you things depending on your choose and give you some gifts. Here are the removed dialogs:
|E. Gadd :||Hmm… My sniffer’s detecting the
aroma of a new kind of juice…
|Cashier :||Oh! Professor Gadd!
How’ve you been, sir?
Are you here to try our new
drink? You can ask those two
there for Woohoo Blend!
|E. Gadd :||Oh! Just wonderful! A new blend!
How about a try, youngsters?
Hmm… This flavor fills the old
bones with brimming strength!
Yep, a drink like this’ll surely boost
my spirits during ghost research.
Listen, youngsters, let me thank
you. I insist you take this.
Hmm… I wonder what I should
|Wario :||Ah ha ha ha! Move it!
Wow! Now that I’m here, this
game’s finally gettin’ good!
|Cashier :||Oh! Wario! What’s a bad dude
like you doing here?
Oh! I got it! You came to pay
your tab from the other day!
|Wario :||What are you talkin’ about?!?
You tryin’ to give me a bad rep
with stupid rumors? I oughta…
|Cashier :||Aww, come on! Just pay up!
I’ll even take beans if you got ‘em.
Come on! You’re a rich guy, right?
|Wario :||Uh… OK. Maybe next time. But…
Don’t you have free drinks for
celebrity guest stars in this game?
Wa ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Do you guys really like drinking
nasty stuff like this?
Ah! Whatever! Hope this
covers your costs!
Blech! Drinkin’ that stuff made me
wanna go shave my tongue!
Uh-oh! Gotta go!
Fox McCloud (Star Fox series)
|Fox :||Fox here!|
|Cashier :||Hey! Aren’t you Fox McCloud,
the Star Fox leader? Are you here
to taste our new juice? No way!
|Fox :||Uh…yeah. So why don’t you
serve me up a cup at your
special guest star rate?
What’s that? A call?
|A call :||Fox! Help me!
Fox! Where are you??
|Cashier :||Wow! You sure are one busy guy…
Er, I mean, one busy fox!
|Fox :||Thanks for the discount!
Will this cover the rest?
Captain Olimar (Pikmin)
|Note: Olimar’s text would appear on the screen the same
way the item text does (i.e. “You got a Mushroom!”),
meaning he would not have a speech bubble.
|Olimar :||…I detect a strange, yet pleasing
aroma drifting through the atmosphere
of this cafe. It would seem to require
|Cashier :||Wow! This is a rare treat!
If it isn’t Captain Olimar!
|Olimar :||What is this? Before my eyes
stands a strange life form.
It resembles me slightly, so I
shall dub it…Marlio!
…Further investigation indicates
that the drink that this Marlio
holds is the source of the aroma.
I shall now partake of its flavor.
Why! Its flavor is most satisfying!
Finding that such a drink could
be partook of in such a place is
a tremendous discovery, indeed!
This Marlio creature exhibits what
seems to be a longing expression…
Perhaps it will react if I present
it with something…
I have just noticed a strange,
unsightly green creature standing
next to the Marlio… It could be
a dangerous life form. I feel I should
attack it before it attacks me.
Samus Aran (Metroid series)
|Cashier :||Whoa! A power outage?
Yikes! Samus Aran! I see you’re
rocking and rolling as usual!
…Looks like your energy tanks are
empty! Sorry, but can’t you give
your Hoolumbian to Samus?
Oh! Feeling better?
Excitebike racer (Excitebike)
|Cashier :||Hey? Is that the sound of a
motorcycle I hear?
Hey, buddy! What are you doin’?!
This isn’t a drive-through!!!
What? Are you thirsty or
something? Fine, but no need
to get so…EXCITED!
Are your engines on full throttle?
Link (The Legend of Zelda Series)
|Cashier :||Whoa! Link! The Hero of…what
is it, now? Anyway, long-time,
no see, buddy!
What are you doing here? Did you
get lost in a dungeon again?
What? You’re having trouble
finding the fairy fountain?
Oh… It’s game over, and your
bottles are all empty?
Are your hearts filled now, kiddo?
If sprites for the characters are in the game, none have been found yet.
Remembering that there are seven types of blends in the menu, and seven different characters portrayed in the text, we can attempt to determine who was supposed to appear for each drink. Luckily, we have two clues already: E. Gadd appears first in the text, and he gets to try the Woohoo Blend, which is the first drink on the menu. Samus appears fifth in the text, and she tries the fifth drink: Hoolumbian. If we assume the rest of the cameos follow the menu, they would line up like so:
Woohoo Blend – E. Gadd
Hoohoo Blend – Wario
Chuckle Blend – Fox
Teehee Blend – Olimar
Hoolumbian – Samus
Chuckoccino – Excitebike racer
Teeheespresso – Link
Furthermore, there is a small group of unused item text that fits right in with the scenarios! I’ve also included the corresponding group of text that was actually used in the game.
|UnusedYou got the Triforce!
You got an Energy Tank!
You got a Gold Ring!
You got the Game Boy Horror!
You got a UV Lamp!
You got Wario’s Gold!
You got an Excite Spring!
|Changed to…You got the Great Force!
You got the Power Grip!
You got the Bonus Ring!
You got the Game Boy Horror SP!
You got the Cobalt Necktie!
You got the Greed Wallet!
The Excite Spring is the only name from the original group that survived. The sprites didn’t have to be changed, except for two: Energy Tank and UV Lamp, which were changed to the Power Grip and Cobalt Necktie, respectively. If sprites for Energy Tank and UV Lamp were left in the game, they have not been found yet.
Because of all the clues, it is easy to determine which present each Nintendo character was supposed to give, and ultimately, the original plans for Starbeans Cafe:
|Blend||Character||Gift||Gift changed to…|
|Woohoo Blend||E. Gadd||Game Boy Horror||Game Boy Horror SP|
|Hoohoo Blend||Wario||Wario’s Gold||Greed Wallet|
|Chuckle Blend||Fox McCloud||Gold Ring||Bonus Ring|
|Heehee Blend||Captain Olimar||UV Lamp||Cobalt Necktie|
|Hoolumbian||Samus Aran||Energy Tank||Power Grip|
|Chuckoccino||Excitebike racer||Excite Spring||Excite Spring|
Again, we’re still not sure if sprites for the scrapped cameos and items are in the game, or if they were even made. It is interesting to note that while the game text appears in five languages (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish), the unused Starbeans Cafe dialog only appears in English.
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