Journey of the Prairie King is a game playable on the arcade machine in The Saloon. Abigail also possesses a console version of the game that she will play with you during an event once you have raised your relationship level with her.
Gameplay consists of a top-down shooter, resembling “twin-stick” shooters.
moves the character and
shoots. Shots can also be fired diagonally by combining two “fire” keys. There are three zones, beginning in a desert, then moving to a forest, and finally to a castle.Please note that none of the powerups or enemies are referenced by any name in-game, so they have been named by members of the community.
As you kill enemies, they have a chance to drop power-ups that have various effects to help you through the level or coins. Luck from the Fortune Teller and food bonus affects the drop rate of power-ups and coins. As you pick up power-ups, they are stored in the box in the top-left corner. If you collect a power-up while one is stored in this box, it will automatically be consumed and you gain the effects.
Every two levels, a shopkeeper will walk in from the top of the screen and offer three upgrades to you. You can purchase one per shopkeeper appearance, and each upgrade will last until game over. These upgrades are bought with coins dropped from enemies, which come in and denominations, the coins being very rare.
All enemies will kill the player upon contact.
- Once the player finds enough lost books, a book will be available in the northern end of the library that reads,
“Journey of the Prairie King — The Smash Hit Video Game! Did you know? Anyone who beats ‘ Journey of the Prairie King’ is automatically entered into a drawing for a special prize! Did you know? The developer has stated that the protagonist is based on a real-life character… A true cowboy hero from a prairie-island in the Gem Sea!”
- There is a bug in the game that prevents player progression under certain circumstances: If the nuke power-up is used during the first boss fight, the enemy will vanish from the screen but the stage will not end. This situation can be escaped from by hitting esc, which will close the game and return you to The Saloon.