Hi, mno here! I found this guide to this weird, pretty much never heard of, and quite old game (Mr Babbo: Baboon Crime Fighter, ArkBite Games, ~1977) written by somebody who seemingly devoted their entire life to it. I have not been able to find more information about the author (MaleStorm or whatever he calls himself, he can't seem to make up his mind), this game, the developers (who seem to have vanished into thin air after releasing Mr Babbo), or the supposed "MunstherBox" console it was released on, so make of that what you will. I thought it would be amusing to re-create this game as much as possible in Klik'n'Play, which you can find here.
If you wish to continue on here, you will find below an almost exact replica of said guide. I decided to salvage this piece of internet history, however minor and unrelated to anything it might be. There might be a few mistakes, but on the whole this is exactly as it was released on October 31, 2011 (MaleStorm has not posted any updates since). Several sections are outright missing or end abruptly, but I did not edit any of this myself. Also, several people are credited by the author of this page- I've managed to contact two of them, but when I try to ask about MaleStorm or Mr Babbo, they refuse to answer any questions.
Scroll down to get started, and enjoy reading, I guess.
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version 5.1 2011 release COPY RIGHT ME ALL OTHER RIGHTS BELONGING TO THEIR PROPER OWNERS
Release Date: October 31, 2011 (sppoky! ha ha :)
Date Started: November 21, 1987 (my birthday! I couldn't have asked for a better gift)
Contact me at MealStrum@ArkBiteFans.ca if you have any thanks or questions (BUT PLEASE READ ON SECTION 7 FIRST).
Do NOT ask if you can share this guide on any other sites because I will NOT allow it!! This is final.
2-3) Winning The GAmeWalkthrough
3-0) Main Menu
3-1) The City
3-2) The Docks
3-3) The Deep Sea
3-7) The End
3-8) Second Playthrough4) Job Board
This is version 5.1a of my guide, which features AMAZING new content: look at section 9, as you might have noticed in the table of contents.
4.8 finally found the final secret bonus point
4.0 Spelling mistakes a plenty fixed
3.5 complete listing of enemyies
2.9 full walkthroguh for the first game
1.2 figured out the scret to completing every Job Board Posting
0.4 started guide
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If this is the first time you are reading this, you must be new to the latest craze that is Mr Babbo: Baboon Crime Fighter!! (exclamation marks my own, although I have tried to ask Arkbite Games if they would consider changing their title to include them but they have no ever returned my letters). Before you begin reading, let me give you a warning:
I DO NOT TOLERATE EMULATORS! SUPPORT THE CREATORS OR DON'T PLAY!!
DO NUT CONTINUE READING IF YOU DID NOT BUY A LEGITMATE COPY OF MR BABBO: BABOON CRIME FIGHTER!
DO NOT AS K ME FOR A ROM DUMP/i>! I ONLY HAVE THEM FOR MY OWN EXPLORATION OF THE GAME, NOT PIRACY
If you are finding yourself without one, visit your local ArkbitE Games Store! It is only $59.99 which is a great price considering how much you will geto ut of it! I myself have spent at least several thous and hours playing this great game I hope you will enojy it as much :)
When you are holding your Copy of Mr Babbo, continue reading at your own leisure.
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You may have noticed that your game, even if you bought it brand new, does not have a manual! This may be disorentatin to any of you younger folks, but you should be glad you could even get the game itself! Don't fear however, since MeatStorm is here to save the day with my gameplay explanation!
During most levels, Mr Babbo is under complete control by you, only you, and you only control him. Move him around with the arrow keys. Press and hold shift to let loose screams of rage. Due to technical limitations in the MunstherBox console, it is not possible to move AND scream at the same time but you will soon find that this is actualy benefical!That is all you need to know for how to to control Mr Babbo, any exceptions in special levels will have the differences explained there.
During your adventures with Mr Babbo, you will find and fight a vast beastiery of challenging enemies. Be careful out there! Common combataments include:
Now this guy just plain sucks! He has nothing better to do then steal everything. You will notice that he is wearing a prison uniform. This i because he steals so much he has no time to change into normal clothes after getting out of prison. They only get out of prison in the first place because most burgalurs will manage to steal every brick in the walls. While great in numbers, burgalers are quite weak and will crumble in shame after a few yells.
THE ICE SKATER:
I got some real beef with this guy. How can you ice skate on a beach? and in summeR?? These are questions ArkBite Games will have to answer though, not me. While the ice skaters may not be breaking actual crimes like the burgalers, they are a meanence to society none the less! Don't let these punks get by you because they will skate right over your feet and it hurts a lot. A bit tougher than your average Buragler, but it should be no match for Mr Babbo!
Woah, who's this cool dude? I wnat to be friends with him, he seems like he knows ALL the hottest ice cream joints. While I have included him under enemies, it's because I didn't wnat to make another section just for him. This chap is the only friendly NPC you will encounter in your world, and as such, take care not to hurt him! They don't particularly like your screams, and it's not like they steal or break conventions of skating!
These guys are real dorks! They have nothing better to do then punch you in the face repeatedly for no real reason! I have never been able to kill one myself, but it must be possible! All you have to do, though, is just avoid them. They can only punch forwards, not up or down. Picture withheld because I couldn't get a good screenshot while trying to avoid them
THE ZEEBLE GROOK VIII, RULER OF PLANET EPKEGH:
Forget you, Zeeble Grook! If you're reading this you must be thinking: what can be so bad about a ruler of a planet? There's no way there'd be 8 of these guys by now if they weren't nice dudes. Think again! Zeeble Grook VIII is just another in a long line of tyrants who control Epkegh in an iron grip! Refer to Section 8 for more information.
2.3 WINNING THE GAME
In each level, you may have different ways to achieve your goal, but it is always the same: get enough points in the time limit to pass! Get too few points, and the world will have fallen into a chaotic disaster, all because of you!
Since each level has different ways of getting points, I will discuss a few examples here. More detailed descriptions will be provided in the walkthrough as important differences come up.
Level 1) The City
Very simple, a great introduction to the game. Don't like burgelers past, unless you want to lose for some reason! Scream at all the burlgers to scare them away to get points. Do NOT continue screaming constantly though, not only will the noise eventually break your speakers but you wil lrun out of scream charge and that means a burgaler could get past!
Level 4) Atlantis
While further into the game, the roots of success are once again simple. Juggle the dolphin crowns by thrusting air at them from your lungs. Drop three in twenty seconds, and it's an automatic game over, so be careful!
2.4 WINGED MEAT CRUSADE (BONUS GAME)
I only know this exists when I accidentaly stumbled upon it while trying to find new codes, but unfortunately I do not remember what I had entered to unlock this and I have been unable to get it right again. In what little I was able to play of this before my game crashed, it seems to be a demo of an upcoming ArkBite Game, one that features a fantastic journey of exploration from the perspective of a flying plate of ham. Where any sort of crusade comes into this is yet to be known. I will update this when I unlock itagain.
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This game is quite a doozy, and I'm sure the average person will get stuck many times on how to progres, so I have provided a guide for those who are unable to truly appreciate the fact that figuring otu things on your own is much more rewarding than being told how to do it.
3.0 MAIN MENU
If you can't get past the, I must say amazing, start up screen, I think you should just stop playing because you are obviously not ready for Mr Babbo: Baboon Crime Fighter. Of note is that there are
3.1 THE CITY
Quite simple really, as I said before in section 2.3. There's a couple notable secrets, which are detailed later on in section 5. That said however, I will say to not waste time you can spend defeating burgalers by trying to enter the buildings. It's just not possible!
3.2 THE DOCKS
Here things get more complex, as you have two new enemy types (actually the one and only NPC friend too but that's a different story!) that are brought into play with little introduction. They howeverare described by me for you in section 2.2 so you should have little difficulty in orientating yourself to them. Important to note: The ice skaters are always vulnerable to ear pain, while the skateboarders are safe after entering the ocean.
3.3 SWIM LANES
This level presents a dramatic shift in gameplay. Instead of moving left and right, you can now only move up and down (why would you want to move left and right, anyhow? Stop complaining about it, it is helpful!). There is also a FRIEND (NO SPOILERS!) who you can control with the arrow keys, and move in ANY direction, or combination of two, for a ttoal of 8 directions!! They are great for attacking your assilients in this level, wrack up as many bonus points by doing this as possible to win faster!
Easily the hardest level in the game! Even I tend to lose a few lives when trying to play this,. You have to search at least 50 caves within 2 minutes, and avoid any turtle-shell bombs, because they'll each take off 15 seconds, all the while juggling the precious crowns! The level is randomized each time you play, so there is no complete guide to success. What you need to do is learn strategies for how to succeed. It might take weeks of practice, but anybody can learn the subtle tricks to win.
3.5 THE DEATH OF MR BABBO
I'll let players enjoy this one and the next by themselves :) No matter what you do the game will proceed.
3.7 THE END
Cited by many haters of the game as "the absolute worst level in this rotten mess" for "not even being a real level". I just can not imagine why anybody would see this as not being a real level, just because you can't control anything happening. A level means interaction between the game and the player, and there is plenty here! When you get to The End, just lay back and let the soothing powers of it was hover you. Sometimes the game will tell you to quit, because of over exposure and brain fatigue or something, but I often sleep with it left open to relax me and I have never noticed any problems.
3.8 SECOND PLAYTHROUGH
Yes, there IS in fact, a completely new game to play after beating it once! If you thought Mr Babbo: Baboon Crime Fighter was a deep emotional journey, just wailt until you play this! I am only going to give you the hint that when the dog just yells "GRUMBLE GRUMBLE" at you it is actually asking for some meatloaf. Buy a couple CDs and give it to the dog and it will let you past. For some reason a lot of people get stuck here!
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ARGH I ACCIDENTALYL DELETED MY TEXT FILE FOR THIS SECTION AND I'll HAVE TO RE-WRITE IT FROM SCRATCH
EXCEPT IT IN THE FUTURE I GUESS SORRY!
If you have an older version of this section, PLEASE email it to me, I would appreciate it a lot!
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There are MANY secrets in Mr Babbo to please the diligent gamer! I will only list a few here, numberd as referred to by the game. If you want to find more you will have to do it yourself, it is much more rewarding that way. You should be able to figure hout how to do that after reading some :)
Ax49) If you beat The City without screaming once, you get an extra ten million points which makes the rest of the game much easier.
Cx32) You can give a high-five to Statue of Liberty in The Docks if you enter the code 9023-GD41 on your gamedolphin while the game is paused and the timer is between 20 and 19 seconds. Butbe warned that there is a nasty bug related to this, as outlined for the level under esction 6.
Fx10) Mr Babbo will do a backflip in The Death Of Mr BAbbo if you pause the game for five hours and then unpause it. It HAS to be exactly five hours otherwise it doesn't work. Trust me on this.
Kx22) Not goign to spoil it completely, but in The Swim Lanes, one thing that can hit you actually gives you more points!
Tx85) After you complete 'every' posting on the job board you might think you're done... but you Aren't!! There is at least twice as many more jobs to do that can only be accessed by a difficult to learn, but easy to master puzzle. On your second playthrough, in level 20, immediately after the level loads turn off the game, attach a second cartridge of Mr Babbo on tpo of the first, and start up the game again. Y.ou will now be at JOB BOARD NUMBER 2!! This is called the 'Stop and Snap' secrypt.
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As much as I hate admitting it.... there are glitches in an otherwise stellar game. Don't let that stop you from enjoying it though!!
If you leave the menu running too long, the music stops playing. If you wait longer the music will start playing in reverse, forever. You can not stop the music. Continuing to the actual game does not stop the music. Turning off the system does not stop the music. Be ware.
Sometimes burgalers will revive after dying and get stuck in an infinite loop of exploding and coming back to life. While this has no effect on gameplay or score other than a blit on the screen it is horrifying to imagine the fate of these burgalers, even if it is deserved.
Very, very rare but it is possible that when the timer reaches 1 the game will freeze. Turn the game off IMMEDIATELY! You will not like what
Whenver the skateboarders die they turn into babies and fall down into a void and i dont know why so dont ask me OK I doubt this was intentional so it is under glitches
The statue of liberty can explode after using the high-five cheat code, and the shards will block your screen forever. Even if you restart the game they will still be there. The only solution is to buy a new MunstherBox Console and a new copy of Mr Babbo: Babboon Crime Fighter. Re-purchasing only one of the either isn ot enough! USE THIS CHEAT WITH CAUTION AS SUCH!
SOMETIMEs the sharp object in the level will explode and create 3x as many of it, and the more it happens the more likely it is for one of the new objects to do the same until the screen is filled with nothing but them. This cuases a lot of lag but don't worry, since they give you point s you iwll eventually win the level if you leave it running.
The FRIEND (refer to 3.3 section) in this level often turns into other items on screen for some reason, such as a barrel. I do not know why this happens but it actually makes gameplay easier because you can hit more enemies at once with your FRIED
Related to the last one, this has only happend to me once, but it is possible for the FRIEND to turn into something worse... I would only hope it does not happen to you.
It is rare, but possible, for the game to crash after getting enough points required to beat the level. What happens is beyond what I can say because memory leak errors are kind of absurq and unpredictable.It will be different every time you play. It can happen also if the timer runs out and you still do not have enough points to pass so do not try to cheart past this level
If you drop 3 corwns within only 21 seconds, and not the 20 that is supposed to cause you to fail, the game counts that as a loss all the same. Rather annoying, if you are awful at this game. Me, I never have any issues with beating this level so I have no complaints :)
The Death Of Mr. Babbo
A pro at this game, such as Me, can completel this level WITHOUT fulfilling it's title!! This must be a mistake on the parto f the developers, as much as I do not Like to admit such, but there is no getting around it. I am not going to say how it is possible because it would only ruin the dramatic tension of the level!
Here are some of the most commonly aksed questions I recieve, READ THIS BEFORE EMaiLING ME!! IF YOUR QUESTION WAS ANSWERED HERE I WILL NOT REPLY TO YOU.
Q: Where Can I buy Mr Babbo: Baboon Crime Fighter Game Of The Year Edition?
A: There is no such edition!! Sorry to burst your bubble, but if you find a so called Game of the Year edition it is FAKE! DO NOT BUY IT if anything you should destory it to prevent somebody from giving a scammer money.
Q: Why do you like this game so much? Get out of your parents basement and get a life!
A: Okay first off this is very rude please stop senmding me emails like this. I don't put myself out there to be insulted. Secondly, I live in my parent's attic. Get the facts RIGHT at least when you try to attack me
Q: Where can I get a ROM of Mr Babbo? ArkBite doesn't exist anymore..
A: THIS IS SLANDER! ARKBITE GAMES IS STRONG AND PROUD. I WILL NOT LISTEN TO SUCH INSANITY!! AND -NO ROOMS-! IF YOU ASK ME FOR A ROM TO MR BABBO IN AN EMAIL YOU WILL BE BLOCKED FOREVER. NO EMUS!
Q: Can I share your guide on GameFAQs? I will leave all credits to you of course.
A: NO! NO ! NO!!! THIS GUIDE IS MEANT ONLY FOR MY OWN PERSONLA SITE HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU
Q: Can you believe that ending to the third playthrough? Crazy [stuff]!
A: You can not trick me with these messages, I KNOW there i s NO third playthrough! Do not try to find one or ask me about it or anything.
Q: How old are you? This is a kiddie Game!
A: Says who??? Where does my age come into anything I do not see how that is relevant so just go away and leave me alone.
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This is a gold mine there, I got a copy of a BETA version of Mr Babbo: Baboon Crime Fighter!! (again exclamation marks my own). and YES I legally bought this LEGITMATE copy MYSELF from an ArkBite Employee, so don't ask about that too, ok.
This was very difficult to pull off but I was able to caputre some great footage here. Mr Babbo and Liberty are not moving because this level plays so slowly due to lag issues, but I can report that none of these exist in the final game. Like the secret for the finished version of the game here the point was to high five statues you have to get enough high vifves to stop the beach from expanding too much (as you can see in the background) which is quite cooler in my opinion, but it would be even better with some skateboarders.
OK Check it out here- a very ealry version of level four, atlantis. Here the crown idea was present, as the suitcases are referred to that, but they acre actually briefcases and not crowns! You are supposed to juggle the briefcases I think but The hit detection is pretty off and I can never seem to actually move any of them. They seem t o be frozen in place. Movement is constricted to up. Only up. Always up, up up. It's not possible to do much despite this though like as you see you just go around to the bottom side of the screen so you can't like jump out of the game. I wish Mr Babbo could get out of the game. I would be good friends with him.
This is a pretty early version of the first leve lof the game, but it is mostly the same! Just except for colour differencs, which is not a big deal it is still a very fun, and challening level. The HUD however has some major differences and I will try to outline them here, except for the scream and stolen item counts because they should be obvious.
I have not yet figured out what this meter means, does, or how I can change it, but it seems like a great feature none the less and I wish it had survived to the end of the game because I would consider myself a master of babberory.
I think mr babbo is trying to keep his butter safe from the thieves, and he wants to mhave a lot of butter to put on bread and waffles. I love butter and bread myself,
TIME LEFT TO DETENTION:
Clearly here, instead of the world ending because youdidn't stop enough bergalurs Mr Babbo will have a time out in detention. This is a much more lenient punsihment, nicer than the current complete save data deletion.
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MailStrob (ME) for being the first, and only, person to write a complete guide to Mr Babbo, run the offical unoffical Mr Babbo Fan club
(now with 3 members!), own ten copies of Mr Babbo, and run the Babboforums on my OWN server (my mom bought it but only I use it).
ArkBite Games for creating such a phenomenual work of art :) if any of the past developers for this company are heard from again, I hope they continue making great games!
Friends I want to thank:
disealdude_gloss for always being there
hedgebush__ for being a sourece of inspiration
nanite49 for helping create this KILLEr web page!
fratpix for also helping me get my webpage going
raggur ffor his inspirationl zense of humour, you are a fun dude
beeF for fixing a last minute issue, wow you really saved my bacon
Qspinely for their amazing websiter upkeep
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