Over the years, many different takes on the character Trip have been introduced. It was long established that these Trips existed as parallel versions of each other, and that nobody is really sure what Trip is, or isn't.
The premise for the game centers around one Trip, known ingame as Legacy Trip. Legacy Trip is a Trip from a universe where the Earth was deemed uninhabitable, and mankind lives on a large spaceship, in which magic and science coexist. Trip was a soldier-in-training on this ship, dubbed Station V. He discovered he is part of a lineage of great heroes with the ability to tap into a pocket dimension known as the T-Verse. Legacy Trip struggled with trying to fulfill this role for a long time, before deciding the pressure was too much for him. In an act of impulse, he stole a pod from Station V and fled to the cold expanse of space. Eventually, he stumbled upon the power to use the T-Verse as a gateway between dimensions. Legacy Trip found himself in the New Fantendoverse, and soon learned of his true heritage as one of hundreds of Trips scattered throughout the multiverse. Eventually, this Trip found a run-down spaceship and repaired it, choosing to travel the Fantendoverse to track down his fellow Trips, and scavenge for supplies in the worlds they visit.
Cosmic Road Trip does not have much of an overlapping story. However, each world has an objective to reach, and a way of achieving it, as well as several sidequests.
Hub Alsihr - Paradise in Ruins
Cyropolis - Frozen Metropolis
Exploration and Combat
Cosmic Road Trip is a 3D action-platformer with various open world maps to explore, much like Super Mario Odyssey. If the player's Horizon is hooked up to a TV, a map will be displayed on the controller's screen, and in handheld mode, the map will be displayed in the pause menu. This map allows the player to mark areas of interest, and will be filled out as the player explores the area.
Combat in Cosmic Road Trip finds a middle ground between the horde combat of Fire Emblem Warriors and the mostly one-on-one combat in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Each character fights in their own unique way, so find a playstyle you like best. Each Trip possess a unique personal skill, which varies between characters, as well as a Mastery. Masteries are much more useful than most skills, though there are very few of them. Characters can equip Rings to give them special enchantments.
The Nexus Nebula is the main hub, where your Trips will relax between outings. A variety of things happen here, such as bonds being strengthened, shops being encountered, stamina being restored, items being discovered, and more.
When in the Nexus Nebula, you have the option to spend coins on opening a Portal Beacon, similar to summoning in Fire Emblem Heroes. This will cause a portal to open somewhere in the universe, bringing a Trip to join your ranks. Since infinite universes exist, it's possible that you will summon a version of Trip that you have already recruited. This isn't entirely bad, though, as oftentimes duplicates will carry exclusive weapons or rings, and have a high chance of wearing an alternate costume.
It should be noted that this only applies for more generic Trips. Certain Trips have unique appearance rates.
Timeline Merges and Aberrations
When you have two Trips of the same kind, you have the option to merge their timelines. Doing this will smash their timelines together, which shouldn't be much of a problem considering they're the same person, essentially. The two Trips will become one and the same, freeing up a spot in your roster and distributing any bonuses any of them may have.
However, Timeline Merges will likely create Aberrations, if the Trip has a corresponding world. More often than not, these will be very minor changes, such as an NPC's dialogue being altered, a few new trees being planted, or a statue being destroyed. Sometimes, these Aberrations could be drastic. One of the merged Trips may come from a timeline with drastic changes, though this can be identified by them having a different greeting phrase.
Levelling UpBy levelling up a Trip, their stats will gradually increase. Levelling up your party members can be done in a variety of ways. The most common method of levelling up is by gaining experience by defeating enemies. However, you require more experience to level up when you are of a higher level, so while this may be helpful when you are of a lower level, you may want to rely on alternative methods later on in the game.
If you have multiple versions of the Trip you wish to level up, it's wise to perform a Timeline Merge. The result of the merged Trips will have a level equal to the sum of the component's levels (i.e. a level 13 Trip and a level 4 Trip will create a level 17 Trip). In addition, a merged Trip will gain any bonuses either Trip may have. However, it is advised to level up both Trips first, as it is much easier to gain levels with a spang-new Trip.
Finally, if you wish to boost your Trip's rank, you can use an Erringear on them. Originating from Fantendo Smash Bros. Victory, these gears are hard to obtain, but can be bought for a high price. By using an Erringear on a Trip, their star ranking will go up by 1, increasing their stats, and they will level up by 2 levels.
The default playable characters.
These Trips have a chance of appearing in the Nexus Nebula launchpad and can be recruited from there.
These Trips have a chance of appearing in the Nexus Nebula launchpad and can be recruited from there. However, these Trips are only available as long as the event lasts. They tend to be more powerful than your average Trip.
The Summer Festival, also known as the End of Summer Splash is an event held near the end of summer of 2017. It featured Trips in beach attire, likely inspired by events from the Fire Emblem games. This event includes 2 summer Trips, including one entirely new Trip.
Each character has 3 alternate costumes, which can be unlocked by summoning a Trip that you have already recruited. These duplicate Trips have a high chance of possessing one of these alternate costumes. Legendary costumes, however, have a significantly lower chance of appearing.
Friend Like Me
1001 Arabian Whites
Bird Set Free
Bounty Hunter Trip
Man of Iron
These skills are exclusive to each Trip.
|Bishop Command||By summoning pieces to move on her cloth, Chess Trip can summon a large bishop to move along a large grid, damaging any enemies it comes into contact with.||Chess Trip (Summer Festival)|
|Bounty||If an enemy drops items when defeated, these items will be displayed above the enemy's head, allowing the player to decide if the enemy is worth taking on.||Bounty Hunter Trip|
|Broomstick||Witch Trip can ride an enchanted broomstick high into the air to get a clear view of the surrounding area. You can attempt to fly, but Witch Trip isn't very good at it.||Witch Trip|
|Doomulus Drill||By using the Doomulus Drill, Beorn Trip can drill into designated areas to uncover secrets, as well as smash breakable walls.||Beorn Trip|
|GHOST SMILE II||When standing idle, Jerry will play GHOST SMILE II on his phone. This creates a very dim light that won't be of much use. Maybe somebody out there wants to play GHOST SMILE II? Jerry illegally downloaded the game onto his phone.||Jerry|
|Lamp||Rihlat Qasira can hide in her lamp, making her a very small target to hit, but takes a lot of damage if she is hit. Most enemies will ignore the lamp. Sometimes, an enemy or an NPC will pick up the lamp and carry it somewhere, leading you to a secret or allowing you to get into areas you couldn't get to beforehand.||Rihlat Qasira|
|Light Magic||Magical Girl Trip's attacks use light magic, which might blind enemies.||Magical Girl Trip|
|Liquifier||Bounty Hunter Trip blasts a blue ray at an enemy, giving them a blue tint. When defeated, the enemy will burst into water.||Bounty Hunter Trip (Summer Festival)|
|Mighty||Barbarian can use two-handed weapons with ease. He can hod them in one hand, preventing his speed from being lowered, and has significantly less lag.||Barbarian Trip|
|Miner||Trippy can swing his pickaxe at ores or breakable stone, shattering it. Ores will drop precious minerals, which can be sold, forged into rings, or given to NPCs.||Trippy|
|Pickle||Since this Trip turned himself into a pickle, enemies will try to eat him. It's not a good skill to have, if I'm being perfectly honest with you, but at least it draws enemies away from your allies.||Pickle Trip|
|Rook Command||By moving the rook on her tights, Chess Trip can summon a large rook to move along a large grid, damaging any enemies it comes into contact with.||Chess Trip|
|T-Verse||Legacy Trip can open small portals to the T-Verse, allowing him to store items and weapons for later, and increasing his inventory size.||Legacy Trip|
|Tomato Trail||Sometimes while running, Ketchup Trip's bottom will become loose, spilling a bit of ketchup. This can be useful for keeping track of where you've been.||Ketchup Trip|
|Unten Twinkie||Pyunny Girl Trip can place down an Unten Blue and Black Twinkie to distract enemies. Though it heals a bit of health, it should help in taking them down. Allies can also eat the Twinkies. Pyunny Girl Trip seems to have a near unlimited supply.||Pyunny Girl Trip|
Each Trip has one of the following Masteries. Jerry, not being a Trip, has none.
|Subspace Master||Subspace Masters have the ability to fill the area around them in a bubble of Subspace, a mysterious purple matter with distorting properties. This area has distorted gravity, and will gradually harm anybody caught in the bubble. The radius increases with the amount of stars your Trip has.||TBA|
|Trap Master||Though it requires a decent bit of charge time, Trap Masters have the ability to create traps that engulf one enemy at a time. This can be useful for immobilising enemies, though its main use lies in the fact that there is just under a 50% chance that the enemy will become an ally if left alone until the Trap releases them. Trips with more stars have a shorter charge time, and 5 star Trips can sacrifice a bit of their health to increase the chances of the enemy joining their side.||TBA|
|Trophy Master||Trophy Masters have the ability to throw blue trophy bases. If it hits a weakened enemy, item, or NPC, there is a chance that they will become a trophy. In battle, you can choose any trophy from your collection to assist you in battle, though this has a rather large cooldown rate. Trophy Masters with more stars have a higher chance of making trophies, as well as 5 star Trips having a faster cooldown rate.||TBA|
|Portal Master||Portal Masters have the ability to create a set of corresponding portals. These can act as checkpoints, be used to solve puzzles, ambush enemies, or otherwise. A true Portal Master knows how to make the best usage out of this ability. Trips with 3 stars or below have only one pair of portals to work with, 4 star Trips can use two pairs, and 5 star Trips can make use of 3 pairs.||TBA|
While most events allow you to summon exclusive Trips to recruit, Spotlight Events increase the chances of certain Trips appearing.
The Victor's Ballot is a regularly occurring event in Cosmic Road Trip, where a set of Trips will be pitted against each other. Players will vote for their favourite Trip out of the set by using them in a challenge where you take on the other Trips one by one. The winning Trip recieves a special alternate version, which is distributed to everybody who voted for them.
The first Victory Gauntlet is rumoured to be held very soon.
The Victory Devotees are a mischevious group bent on causing destruction throughout the universe. They disguise themselves as iconic Fantendoverse characters in order to give them a bad name. Rumour has it that they met at a support group after losing loved ones in battles fought by these so-called "heroes". They recognise that Trip is a staple in the Fantendoverse, what with there being so many different versions of them, and have made the Trips their enemy.
Non Playable Characters
|Hub Alsihr is Rihlat Qasira's home dimension. Once the home of great riches, architecture and art, the kingdom is now practically in ruins. It's being ruled over with an iron fist by a woman who was revived from the dead by a genie, and now seeks to harness that genie's power. The princess has gone into hiding, and nobody has seen her in a long time.|
Once the beautiful palace of the Harel royal family, it has been destroyed beyond recognition. It is now the base of the Tifft group's operations. Many treasures hide within, but getting to them will be very tricky. Princess Rachel's room has remained untouched. Perhaps there's a hint to where she's hiding in there?
|Huxxabu Market||Sorceress's House|
|Cyropolis is a bustling city with towering skyscrapers and a vaguely Parisian aesthetic, nestled at the foot of a mountain. There's only one problem: it's frozen over. Nobody's really sure why, but they're certain that it's something to do with the nearby mountain. However, it's extremely dangerous to climb. One such citizen attempted to scale the Congélé Mountain, and ended up with a frozen arm and dangerous abilities.|
A snowy mountain that towers over Cyropolis. Clouds have gathered at the top of the mountain, around the same time that everything began to freeze. Many icy monsters have begun to appear on the mountain, so you're in for a long and tedious climb.
|Congélé Ski Lodge|
Not everybody is panicking after the sudden freeze. Some clever individual has made the most of a bad situation and opened a ski lodge on the slopes of the Congélé Mountain. It's attracted a lot of business, and is in the middle of a snowboarding tournament. Unten's been practicing on the toughest slope there is - the Zeon slope - and wants nothing more than to win the cup.
An 80s themed diner, where all the waitresses wear rollerskates. The chefs used to wear rollerskates too, but that didn't go down very well. It's very popular due to its low prices, quality food, and unique aesthetic, but they don't have the staff or funds to accommodate for the crowds. Regular customers are happy to volunteer, luckily. The Rollercoaster Diner is the source of a lot of controversy after hiring their first android waitress, Cura.
|Eau de Stinque|
Easily recognisable by the fact that it's shaped like a big, pink perfume bottle, Eau de Stinque is a perfume shop run by a frog named Grenouille. The prices may be high, but the perfumes have useful effects.
Even though a lot of the city is frozen over, the annual convention for fans of the famous anime, Amatsuchi!, goes on. People have gathered from across the world to share their stories about how they came to love the show, buy fish lover merchandise, and meet the crew behind it. Though they're technically allowed there, fans of Amatsuchi!: Piza chijo no seikatsu are heavily frowned upon, as fans view the spin-off as a disgrace to the integrity of the original. If you watch dubs, get out.
These worlds are unlocked once an event is held, and will stay unlocked.
|Unlocked during the Summer Festival.|
The Eventide Archipelago is a popular holiday destination for tourists across the multiverse. A series of islands with boats and bridges connecting them, where the sun is always shining. At night, there are various forms of entertainment across the islands. The owner of the White Palms Resort, Valerie Heartgold, has hidden a treasure somewhere in the islands, and nearly all of the holidaygoers are racing to find it.
|White Palms Resort|
A subsidiary of the Silent Seas Resort, the White Palms Resort is owned by the rich Valerie Heartgold. The building towers above all the trees, and can be seen from any of the islands. Most holidaygoers stay here, despite the steep cost. Facilities include a restaurant, a gift shop, a telescope on the roof, and an Unten-shaped pool.
|Marble Beach||Cosmic Lighthouse|
|Earhart Ferry Service||Kaehi Holiday Village||Silver Stage|
In the Arena, you can take part in various minigames in an attempt to earn prizes, including rare Trips and Erringears.
Trip of the Hill
The Nexus Nebula is a large spaceship wherein the Trips live, and rest between excursions. While using the various functions available within the Nexus Nebula, various interactions may occur between Trips that may affect missions.
As you use the various facilities within the vast Nexus Nebula, your Trips may interact with each other, or have problems of their own. These events may have effects on missions, such as causing a pair of Trips to have boosted attacks around one another, or a Trip being slower than usual. It's important to check the status of your Trips before heading out on an excursion.
While most events can happen between nearly any Trips, romantic events are an exception. Each Trip has a specific group of Trips that they can form romantic connections with, and some have none at all. However, romantic events are very rare.
Interactions have the chance to increase or decrease chemistry. Chemistry is an important factor when planning a team, as good chemistry will cause increased stats when around each other, and bad chemistry will lower their stats.
|Budding Friendship||A Trip wants to be friends with another Trip! Depending on how you play it, the pair may have good or bad chemistry with one another.||2-3|
|Dimensional Differences||The Trips are arguing about something, not knowing that they're all correct in their respective home dimensions. If left unsolved, the Trips will have bad chemistry with one another.||2-4|
|Cancelled Series||A Trip is upset that their favourite TV show was cancelled. With all these Trips, one of them is bound to come from a dimension where it wasn't cancelled! Solving this will increase their speed.||1|
Trophies can be used in battle by Trophy Masters, with each one functioning differently. They can be bought in shops or collected by Trophy Masters.
- Many Trips are based on existing concepts for Trips
- Legacy Trip is from an abandoned concept known as T-Verse
- Many Trips come from previously existing universes
- Jerry's phone in his official art contains the logo for the Cosmic Road Trip Summer Festival, unannounced as of Jerry being released
- The Nexus Nebula comes from a scrapped concept
- Miss Jackson is based on the Panic! At The Disco song of the same name, with her smoke powers coming from the music video
- The Victory Devotees are named after Victorious and LA Devotee - songs by Panic! At The Disco - and Fantendo Smash Bros. Victory
- Klon's design, while based on Unten, takes a lot of inspiration from his Banned from Fantendo iteration
- All the frog vendors are named after "frog" in the native language of the real world country that their world is based on
- Dafadae is Arabic for frog
- Grenouille is French for frog
- Aouli is Hawaiian for frog