|BowieQuest V: The Apocalypse|
|Media Included||Wii U Optical Disc|
After the defeat of the Monkey Gods back in BowieQuest IV, Bananas betrayed Bowie and prepared to start the Apocalypse by waking up Vortexaine, this time prepared compared to how he was in BowieQuest III. Bowie and friends were blown out of their home forest, and were forced to start from Peaceful Palace.
Ripe and Fudgebuckets later met Bowie again in Havoc Hills. Bowie instantly took down Fudgebuckets, but Ripe got into her machine and prepared to attack the bears. However, she was defeated. Fudgebuckets was later tooken on and defeated in Mega Metropolis.
After clearing Mega Metropolis, Paul attacked Bowie and tried to bring him down, once again tricked by Bananas. Once the ancient bear was defeated, he joined Bowie's team and threatened Bananas to give up. The five then continued on to Chaotic Canyon.
Upon clearing the Rusty Ruins, Gary attacked and wanted to pull Bowie down to the Underhell. After a huge battle between Bowie and Gary, the latter joined Bowie and the entire group moved on to Misty Mountains.
Once the Sacred Forest was reached, Bananas sent all he had to defeat Bowie and friends. However, everything failed and Bananas woke up Vortexaine. However, before it could attack, Princess made a wish at the Vortexaine Shrine to switch Vortexaine to the greater good, as legend had it that Vortexaine used to be good. Vortexaine then decided to bring down Bananas, and an epic battle commenced between Vortexaine and Bananas, with the former winning. Bananas than resided from evil for good, knowing that Bowie is impossible to beat.
Everyone then went to the Bear Forest, and enjoyed cake and ice cream. After a discussion with Vortexaine, Paul went back to his home and slept in his bed, satisfied that all was now well, and awaits to have many new fun times with Bowie and friends.
Gameplay is much different from that of its predecessor, BowieQuest IV: Rise of the Monkey Gods. You start in a level and you try to find five keys to win said level. There are many puzzles to solve to find these keys though, so the player must attempt to be very cautious and aware of their surroundings. In levels, you can collect weapons to destroy your enemies or items to help you progress in levels, such as the grappling hook.
Simply, the left analog stick is used to move. Holding the Y button makes you move slightly faster. The A button is used to jump in a level, and if pressed again in mid air, the character will perform its aerial move, which is different depending on the used character. B is used for attacking with an elemental power. B can be used in combination with the X button to combine the effects of elements and used weapon. X, when not being coupled with B, can be used to either fire your weapon or to use an item. L is used to switch between items while R is used to switch between weapons. The right analog stick is used to rotate the camera, which is necessary sometimes for finding extra areas. The touch screen can be used as an alternative shortcut to switching items and weapons. The start button allows you to pause and the select button will show your progress in a level.
In this mode, you go along with the story and go through the stages of the game in order from Peaceful Palace to Sacred Forest. You'll find out a lot about the game's plot.
In this mode, you'll go through any stage or boss you want to, and your objective is to go through it at the fastest time. There is a leaderboard for this mode, and leaderboards include "Regionwide" and "Worldwide".
In this mode, you'll play with two, three, or four players to find the most amount of keys in a level, or to find as many keys as possible before the time limit gives out. The amount of keys in a level is 9 for two players, 13 for three players, and 17 for four players.
Due to the enormous size of BowieQuest V: The Apocalypse compared to BowieQuest IV: Rise of the Monkey Gods, the roster size has shrunk from twelve to eight. Each character plays in a different way and uses a different element and weapon.
|Bowie is the starring protagonist of the game, and is the leader of the teddy bear tribe. With the powers of rock, he can take down many on-ground enemies. He's happy and cocky, but always looks out for his friends. He's a great, fast physical attacker, but has very poor defenses. His element is rock, as mentioned, and his weapon is the Bowie Bow.||Ashe is the son of Bowie, and steps up in this game as one of the deuteragonists. He's pretty fat and lazy, but is a great defense and battle and takes pride in his flab. He's a great defense field, but has very poor speed. His element is water, and his weapon is the Ashe Arrow.|
|Samantha is the somewhat hot wife of Bowie, and is one of the deuteragonists. She's very short tempered and rages about just about anything. She is very speedy and offensive, with a wide range of moves. She has poor defense and handling, though. Her element is fire, and her weapon is the Samantha Sickle.||Shelia is the somewhat greedy daughter of Bowie, and is very playful. She enjoys flying in the sky and causing some mischief. She is very fast and jumps very high, but is poor in power and defense. Her element is wind, and her weapon is the Shelia Switchblade.|
Paul is an ancient teddy bear that sits as the primary rival of Bowie, also known to be his brother. Wise and old, he gives all types of advice. He's also somewhat gullable. He is average in most stats, making him a fine choice for a playable. His element is lightning, and his weapon is the Paul Pike.
Unlocking Method: Defeat him in battle.
Jonathan is a young genius, being perhaps the smartest teddy bear alive. He experiments with everything and is always displeased when somebody disturbs his work. He is average in all stats, making him an average player. His element is darkness, and his weapon is the Jonathan Javelin.
Unlocking Method: Rescue him in the world "Chaotic Canyon".
Robert is a huge teddy bear with lots of bulk. He can take anything down with his sheer power, and does several rounds of pull-ups and push-ups. He is extremely powerful and defenseful, but has extremely low speed and jump. His element is power, and his weapon is the Robert Rifle.
Unlocking Method: Rescue him in the world "Cool Clouds".
Gary is one of Bowie's rivals, and is very sneaky and mischievous. He enjoys ruining parties and acts like the stereotypical teenager. He is very fast and defenseful, but has average power and cannot jump, requiring switches and slopes to bring him up to different elevations. His element is ice, and his weapon is the Gary Grenade.
Unlocking Method: Defeat him in battle.
Bananas woke her up to trigger the Apocalpyse, and she was ordered to attack Bowie. However, the wishes of Princess reached her, and she turned to the greater good. Will she bring Bananas to an end?
Note: Only Playable in the final phase of Bananas.
|1||Peaceful Palace||A simply beautiful palace set out as the first location of the game. Flowers bloom, waterfalls make a mighty roar, and there is little difficulty here.||5||Easy|
|2||Havoc Hills||A hilly region with a war going on overhead. Find your way around these hills and get the keys without being blown away by weapons.||6||Easy|
|3||Dusk Desert||Smoking hot, even at night, the desert will try to swallow you whole. Quicksand is featured in this region and dust storms attempt to take you down by surprise.||5||Medium|
|4||Mega Metropolis||An enormous city filled with cars and buildings, this will make it hard to find the keys. You can enter buildings and find some hidden secrets.||5||Easy|
|5||Chaotic Canyon||A canyon that has many scorpions and other dangerous animals. Venturing in this area is difficult because of all of that is dangerous in this zone.||7||Medium|
|6||Frozen Forest||A frozen wonderland that is part of the famous Bear Forest. Snow fulfills every corner of this area, and snowmen along with deer and other dangerous creatures.||6||Easy|
|7||Jazz Jungle||A jungle filled to the brim with alligators, snakes, and water hazards. Move to the beat and find those keys, or find yourself as a snack!||8||Medium|
|8||Rusted Ruins||Old, rusted ruins with many different puzzles to solve. Lava seeps through many cracks of this old place and switches and doors are everywhere.||7||Hard|
|9||Misty Mountains||Mountains that are covered entirely with mist, enemies can attack when unexpected! Take shelter in some of the tiny caves in the mountain, as avalanches are common.||6||Hard|
|10||Cool Clouds||Residing around 4 miles from the ground, these clouds can make you airsick. Bulls and strong winds attempt to blow you off this world of clouds...||9||Medium|
|11||Vile Volcano||A magma filled volcano that has many challenging puzzles, and some must be solved quickly as the lava might rise and catch you! You'll need all the luck you can get, as this is no easy world.||8||Hard|
|12||Sacred Forest||The final area of the game, and it's filled with many bombs and obstacles. At the end Bananas is preparing to destroy this forest, stop him before it's too late!||10||Hard|
A rope that is thrown to be tied around small ledges, carrying the bear up with them. It lasts for a while before breaking apart.
A hook that is thrown into the air. It catches on to ledges, but only for a short amount of time. It functions similarly to the tight rope, but the difference is that the effect lasts shorter and the distance it goes is longer.
An item that allows you to scale walls with ease. Does not work on metal or very hard walls.
An item that switches gravity. It can only be used twice, and it's very rare to find in levels.
A cube, that when picked up, creates a small shield around you. It will prevent enemy attacks three times before it blows up, killing any enemy nearby.
When this item is activated, you'll turn invisible, rending yourself unnoticed by enemies. When you lose a health point, the cloak disappears.
When used, you'll create a portal in one area, and another portal elsewhere. You can then go through the two portals as a way of transporation.
The cube, when thrown, creates a trail of fire. This trail of fire destroys most enemies it comes into contact with. It can also bypass barriers and activate switches otherwise inaccessable.
When worn, you'll be able to dodge aerial attacks as your helmet will prevent such attacks.
When this item is used, it fixes broken pieces of metal. It is super rare and is not a very important item.
This item is commonly found in water sections. Once equipped, you'll be able to stay underwater for long periods of time.
This item can be drunk to massively boost your speed. The effect lasts 10 seconds, and it makes the character hard to control. Handle the burning speed with care, as it can get easily out of control.
A bow that does a lot of damage upon contact with an enemy. The bow's accuracy is low, though.
An arrow that always hits an enemy, but does very little damage upon contact with an enemy. This weapon can be spammed, though.
A sickle that, while it has short range, does a lot of damage upon contact. It hits rather often, but can only be used once every three seconds.
A very thin weapon with little power, but it can be spammed. It can also be used to preform some ninja-like acrobatics.
A switchblade that does massive damage on anything. It has horrible accuracy though, so it shouldn't be relied on.
This weapon goes very fast and does extreme damage upon contact with an enemy. Accuracy is very low, though.
A rifle that always hits a foe when a foe is nearby. While it's not very powerful, it can be repeatively spammed.
A grenade that kills every enemy within a 20 foot radius. It needs to be recharged for 60 whole seconds every time, though.
The final weapon of the game! It's the only thing can stop Bananas, use it with all your might!
- Peaceful Palace
- Havoc Hills
- Dusk Desert
- Mega Metropolis
- Chaotic Canyon
- Frozen Forest
- Jazz Jungle
- Rusted Ruins
- Misty Mountains
- Cool Clouds
- Vile Volcano
- Sacred Forest
- Vs. Rival
- Vs. Boss
- Vs. Bananas (Phase 1)
- Vs. Bananas (Phase 2)
- Vortexaine Vs. Bananas (Phase 3)
- Bananas' Transformation
Compared to BowieQuest III and IV, BowieQuest V: The Apocalypse received critical acclaim. It gained a 93% rating on Metacritic and a 94% on IGN. Many praised the game for its gameplay, graphics, simplity, and wide variety of gameplay options. People mainly criticized the receptivity of going around levels over and over again, but most said that was one of the few flaws of the game.