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Question 88

TIQB - 088
Difficulty Medium
Skippable Yes
Bomb Yes (10 sec)
Reference "Genji: Days of the Blade" (video game) / "Giant Enemy Crab" (meme)
Safe Question No
Fusestopper location N/A
Lifebuoy location N/A

Question 88 from The Impossible Quiz Book is the thirty-eighth question of the Book's second Chapter, and the eighth question to have the visual theme inspired by the Modern era of video games. This question references the 2006 PS3-exclusive game "Genji: Days of the Blade", the second (and final) game of the "Genji" saga; more specifically, it's referencing the meme that spawned after the announcement of the video game in Sony's 2006 E3 conference: the "Giant Enemy Crab".

Put simple, the game was announced as being directly based on famous battles that actually took place in Ancient Japan, just like its predecessor; shortly after this statement, however, the gameplay footage displayed to the audience demonstrated a battle against, as defined by the announcer's own words, a (literal) "GIANT ENEMY CRAB". The chances of this "battle" actually being a part of Japan's history were the origin of the meme.

In this question, the scenario takes place in the middle of a city that is being stormed by a giant red crab, who is facing the screen with its mouth wide open and regurgitating water. An equally wide health bar labeled "Giant Enemy Crab" is located right above it, filled completely in green.

There's a 10-second bomb but no task whatsoever, though it's not hard to deduce what the player has to do here: he/she must fight the monster on his/her own and save the city from its doom. The player can repeatedly click on the crab to damage it, but it's just too strong, and at the pace its health meter goes down by doing this, the player will never make it in time before the bomb goes off.

Another particular line from the original game's announcement that was ridiculed was about the main mechanism of the boss battle, which is the secret to completing this question: like in the game, to defeat this boss, the player have to find its weak spot. In this case, the crab's weak spot is located around its right armpit (left one from the player's point of view).

Repeteadly click on this part until the player finally hit its weak spot; this will cause the words "MASSIVE DAMAGE" to flash on screen in big red letters and it will begin exploding, with the yelling of people and some sirens in the background, as the health bar quickly depletes until its left completely empty. Shortly afterwards, with a giant "BOOM!", you'll be repelled to the next question.

Trivia

  • The Fusestopper can be used in this question, giving the player an infinity of time to spend in here. If the player disintegrates the bomb and then hit the crab anywhere except on its weak spot until the bar depletes entirely reveals that even then the crab won't be defeated. It will still be there, with a completely empty health meter, until the player hits its weak spot.

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