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Cats Cradle Basin (バリチッチ盆地, Barichitchi Bonchi, Barichicchi Basin) is the 3rd sub-chapter of Zero Legends, and the 101st sub-chapter overall. It was introduced in Version 12.3 and is available up to 1♛ difficulty.

Difficulty[]

Most of the stages here are not as simple as they seem to be, as they need a specific strategy to beat them. To lower the difficulty, it is highly recommended that the player has already acquired the Uncanny Legend units’ True Forms, as most Relic and Behemoth enemies make many appearances here. On the other hand, the player will face again re-make stages of the original ones like Daboo and Corrupted Valkyrie.

New Features[]

This sub-chapter introduces 5 enemies to Zero Legends:

List of Stages[]

Mapname002 nd en Mapname002 nd ja Difficulty
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Translation Energy
Stage 1 Mapsn002 00 nd en Guri Kōgen Glycogen Plateau 200 EnergyIcon
Stage 2 Mapsn002 01 nd en Kokkuri Sanpodō Kokkuri Promenade 200 EnergyIcon
Stage 3 Mapsn002 02 nd en Niramekko no Hotori Niramekko Lake Shore 200 EnergyIcon
Stage 4 Mapsn002 03 nd en Doromamire Keiryū Muddy Mountain Stream 210 EnergyIcon
Stage 5 Mapsn002 04 nd en Ken・Kenpa Mine Ken-Kenpa Peak 190 EnergyIcon
Stage 6 Mapsn002 05 nd en Oshikuraman Jurin Pitch-Black Forest 260 EnergyIcon

Material Drop Rates

None Brick Z
Brick Z small
Feathers Z
Feather Z small
Coal Z
Coals Z small
Sprockets Z
Sprockets Z small
Gold Z
Gold Z small
Meteorite Z
Meteorite Z small
Beast Bones Z
Beast Bones Z small
Ammonite Z
Relic Fossil Z small
33% 18% 12% 9% 3% 3% 18% 3% 0%

Trivia[]

  • Cats Cradle Basin is named after Cat's cradle, a game in which a long loop of string is tied around and between one's fingers and then used to form complex patterns.
  • In the Japanese version, this sub-chapter consists entirely of references to different Japanese games:
    • The sub-chapter itself is called Barichicchi Bonchi (バリチッチ盆地), bonchi meaning basin. Barichicchi is the Mie term for a game in which one player has to guess how many thumbs their opponents will raise.
    • Guri Kōgen (グリ高原) is a pun on guriko (グリコ), a variation of janken in which players have to take three or six steps up a flight of stairs depending on whether they use rock, paper or scissors to win; the player who reaches the top of the stairs first is the winner of the game. Kōgen (高原) means "plateau". Interestingly, Guri Kōgen also sounds identical to gurikōgen (グリコーゲン), the Japanese pronunciation of glycogen.
    • Niramekko no Hotori (にらめっ湖のほとり) is from niramekko (にらめっこ), meaning "staring contest". The joke is that instead of こ, the stage's name spells it with 湖, meaning "lake".
    • Doromamire Keiryū (泥まみれ渓流) can be translated as "Muddy Mountain Stream", but is also a pun on dorokei, a Japanese variation of tag.
    • Kokkuri Sanpodō (こっくり散歩道) is a pun on Kokkuri-san (こっくりさん), a Japanese game used in divination similarly to how one would use an Ouija board. Sanpodō (散歩道) means "promenade".
    • Ken-Kenpa Mine (ケン・ケンパ峰) is a pun on kenkenpa (けんけんぱ), a game similar to hopscotch. Mine (峰) means "peak".
    • Oshikuraman Jurin (おしくらまん樹林) is a pun on Oshikura Manju (押し競饅頭), a singing game played in order to get warm. Jurin (樹林) means "forest".
    • In the Korean version, the sub-chapter was appropriately localized to use Korean games, but in the English version only Cats Cradle Basin, Hopscotch Peak and Hokey Pokey Forest retain the theme.
  • In all versions except BCJP, Muddy Fjord can be considered Devil Wife's first appearance overall, as Attack of the Omens was not released outside of Japan until May 22nd, 2023, while Cats Cradle Basin was made available worldwide on May 17th.

Reference[]


Zero Legends Chapters:

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