“Life-Line” Season One synopsis and review

This blog will be a running history of the debut season of “Life-Line”. MAJOR SPOILER WARNING! Here, you’ll have timestamps for each important moment, as well as for the start and finish of each race. This will be a video history of each episode, with timestamps and more, as well as the final results.

Episode One (Nov. 19, 2022): ProtonJon v Lylovir v Yogidamonk v AaronTruitt

(Hosts: JSR_, Polsvoice, TatorsGames)
Flyer from Episode 1, Season 1 of Life-Line.

GAME: CASPER (SNES, 1996)
Video Timestamps & Hints Used

0:00: Intro begins, rules, runner introductions.
12:00: Race begins!
38:18: AaronTruitt uses his 1st hint (50/50)

  • Question: “Where do I go next?”
  • Hint One: “Second floor, center mirror. Left from there, and down 2 holes. To the right is the next item you need: The Rope.” (correct answer)
  • Hint Two: “Third floor, left side of the map. And you will find the first vial.”

51:06: ProtonJon finds Vial #1 (Loop 1)
54:49: Lylovir finds Vial #1 (Loop 1)
55:48: ProtonJon finds Vial #2 (Loop 1)
1:00:57: Yogidamonk finds Vial #1 (Loop 1)
1:02:13: Yogidamonk uses his 1st hint (Poll the Chat)

  • Question: “Chat, what is your favorite pizza topping? Because I couldn’t think of a question about this game, that you guys would know…”
  • Answer One: Pepperoni (42%, 30 votes) (winner)
  • Answer Two: Pineapple (30%, 21 votes)
  • Answer Three: Sausage (18%, 13 votes)
  • Answer Four: Mushrooms (10%; 7 votes)

1:02:34: Lylovir finds Vial #2 (Loop 1, offscreen)
1:08:08: Yogidamonk finds Vial #2 (Loop 1)
1:08:14: Lylovir finds Vial #3 (Loop 1)
1:21:05: Yogidamonk finds Vial #3 (Loop 1)
1:24:15: Yogidamonk finds Vial #4 (Loop 1)
1:28:10: ProtonJon finds Vial #3 (Loop 1)
1:31:11: Yogidamonk finds Vial #5 (Loop 1)
1:32:53: Lylovir finds Vial #4 (Loop 1)
1:38:42: ProtonJon finds Vial #4 (Loop 1)
1:38:49: AaronTruitt finds Vial #1 (Loop 1)
1:39:28: ProtonJon uses his 1st hint (50/50)

  • Question: “How many Elixir of Life bottles do I need to finish the game?”
  • Hint One: Nine
  • Hint Two: Seven (correct answer)

1:44:53: Lylovir finds Vial #5 (Loop 1)
1:52:36: AaronTruitt uses his 2nd hint (Ask Somebody)

  • Ask Somebody Friend: WildWolfofMibu
  • Question One: “Alright, so I’ve got the first vial, and I’m trying to figure out how to get to the second one. I’ve got my map up on the screen right now, if you can see it. Do you have any idea where I could go?”
  • Answer One: “Yes. You need to backtrack to… do you remember where you got the balloon?” (Uh, I don’t remember… do you know which floor it’s on?) “Actually, balloon, that would… balloon… is on…. yes, it’s on level one-two-three-four-five-six-seven from the top, and was in the-” (Okay, now left hand side there?) “Yes.” (Okay, I’ll go back to the balloon room?) “Yeah, from there you need to go to the left. Take the mirror. Then, to the left, take the mirror again. Left one room. Mirror, right twice.”
  • Time elapsed at 60 seconds max.

1:56:20: Lylovir takes a game over (end of Loop 1)
2:01:37: ProtonJon finds Vial #5 (Loop 1)
2:02:22: Yogidamonk finds Vial #6 (Loop 1)
2:09:04: AaronTruitt takes a game over (end of Loop 1)
2:10:13: ProtonJon finds Vial #6 (Loop 1)
2:11:14: Yogidamonk finds Vial #7 (Loop 1)
2:18:39: ProtonJon finds Vial #7 (Loop 1)
2:22:03: Yogidamonk uses his 2nd hint (Ask Somebody)

  • Ask Somebody Friend: Overswarm
  • Question One: “Okay, I have 7 vials, I assume that’s a thing to beat the game? Uh, I think?”
  • Answer One: “Go to the right, and there’s gonna be a mirror that you’re gonna- that you went through, you go back through it, and go through the mirror next to where you got the broom and the fan. And that will take you back to the lower right, that door you couldn’t open before? That leads you to the final boss. Uh, you are on your last life, there is an electricity powerup on the 4th floor on the outside of the house; I don’t know how it’s used, can’t find anybody getting it, but it takes you to various bonus rooms through power outlets, which have 1-ups in them. The final boss is a pirate form. Wait for her eyes to glow, and then use the sword. You reflect her beams back at her like Agahnim. She shoots acid at you as well; you can’t do anything about that, but if it hits the water, it turns into health. There is a boss rush before that boss. If you die, the red vials: one on 2nd floor via key, two on 5th floor, one accessible from 6th floor via balloon, one on 7th floor and three on 12th floor.”
  • Question Two: “How do I get back to the lower-right?”
  • Answer Two: “Um, go to the right. Go through the, uh… go through the mirror, two from the right , on the floor you’re on. And then, go to the mirror, uh, by-“
  • Time elapsed at 60 seconds max.

2:22:14: Lylovir finds Vial #1 (Loop 2, offscreen)
2:29:37: ProtonJon begins the final approach (Loop 1)
2:33:56: Lylovir finds Vial #2 (Loop 2)
2:34:02: Yogidamonk takes a game over (end of Loop 1)
2:36:56: ProtonJon uses his 2nd hint (Ask Somebody)

  • Ask Somebody Friend: Kuuribro
  • Question One: “(Redacted), I’m at the final boss. What do we do?”
  • Answer One: “(Speaks in Japanese).” (Don’t you dare!) “(Laughs) Carrigan has two attacks; acid spit, and eye beams. Transform into the pirate; Casper will be able to shield with his sword. Wait for Carrigan’s eyes to glow, use the sword. The eye beam will deflect back, hurting her. Her acid spit will evaporate into wisps if it hits the water, in case you need energy. That’s everything on the guide.”
  • Question Two: “That’s it? I don’t need to do anything extra? It’s just, deflect the lasers back at her?”
  • Answer Two: “Deflect the lasers, and if it hits the water you get health.” (Okay, cool) “Thanks! Have fun!”
  • Call disconnected at 0:31, 29 seconds remaining.

2:40:55: AaronTruitt finds Vial #1 (Loop 2)
2:43:04: ProtonJon finishes in 1st place with a time of 2:31:04.
2:43:27: 30 minute warning begins
2:49:52: Lylovir finds Vial #3 (Loop 2)
2:55:55: Yogidamonk finds Vial #1 (Loop 2)
2:58:06: Lylovir finds Vial #4 (Loop 2)
3:01:20: Lylovir finds Vial #5 (Loop 2)
3:02:56: AaronTruitt finds Vial #2 (Loop 2)
3:10:23: Lylovir finds Vial #6 (Loop 2)
3:12:04: AaronTruitt finds Vial #3 (Loop 2)
3:13:27: Race officially ends!

PlaceRunner’s NameFinal TimeLoopsHints used
1ProtonJon2:31:0412 (50/50, Ask)
2LylovirDNF (6 vials)20
3AaronTruittDNF (3 vials)22 (50/50, Ask)
4YogidamonkDNF (1 vial)22 (Poll, Ask)

Episode Two (Dec. 17, 2022): hungrygoriya v Janglestorm v CutierooSR v IggyDOTA

(Hosts: JSR_, RedAuxPDX, TatorsGames)
Flyer from Episode 2, Season 1 of Life-Line.

GAME: Ufouria: The Saga
(1991, NES, PAL ROM w/ NTSC patch)
Video Timestamps & Hints Used

0:00: Intro begins, rules, runner introductions.
9:29: Race begins!
14:36: Janglestorm defeats Freeon-Leeon.
14:47: IggyDOTA defeats Freeon-Leeon.
14:58: CutierooSR defeats Freeon-Leeon.
18:45: hungrygoriya defeats Freeon-Leeon.
27:47: hungrygoriya defeats the boss whom protects Bop-Louie’s secret weapon.
32:14: IggyDOTA uses his first hint (50/50)

  • Question: “Where do I go to progress?”
  • Answer 1: “Head east to the tree. Rescue the egg, and then head to the sky from there.” (correct answer)
  • Answer 2: “Head to the sky. Find Gil, and then obtain the first life-up.”

35:30: Janglestorm defeats Shades.
41:33: IggyDOTA defeats the boss whom protects Bop-Louie’s secret weapon.
48:42: hungrygoriya defeats Shades.
51:45: IggyDOTA defeats Shades.
54:42: CutierooSR defeats Shades.
57:09: hungrygoriya returns the egg.
58:20: Janglestorm returns the egg.
1:03:47: IggyDOTA returns the egg.
1:10:04: hungrygoriya defeats the boss whom protects Bop-Louie’s suction cups.
1:13:47: CutierooSR defeats the boss whom protects Bop-Louie’s secret weapon.
1:18:52: IggyDOTA uses his second hint (Poll the Chat)

  • Question: “Where should (Iggy) go next?”
  • Answer 1: “Sky for the suction cups.” (79%, 11 votes) (Winner)
  • Answer 2: “Mine for the ring.” (7%, 1 vote)
  • Answer 3: “Ice cave for the potion.” (7%, 1 vote)
  • Answer 4: “Lava jump for 4th friend.” (7%, 1 vote)

1:23:12: hungrygoriya defeats Gil.
1:25:30: IggyDOTA defeats the boss whom protects Bop-Louie’s suction cups.
1:25:40: CutierooSR returns the egg.
1:31:29: Janglestorm uses his first hint (Ask Somebody)

  • Ask Somebody Friend: CaptFloofers
  • Question: “Hey, what’s up Floof? So, question. I’m currently at the section where I have to turn on the water. I’m basically wanting to know; is there a certain item that I need, or do I have to go somewhere else in order to get there, or am I in the right position?”
  • Answer: “Yeah, you do need to go someplace else. You were actually there before, there was the boss that was up in the clouds. The thing is, I’ve noticed you haven’t been using the stomp move. It’s not really clear in the game, but if you hold down while you’re jumping with any character, it will do a stomp attack. You can use this on the boss.”
  • “Oh! Ok, that makes sense! Alright, I think that’s all I need to know! Thanks so much Floof!”
  • “No problem! Good luck!”
  • Call disconnected at 0:48,12 seconds remaining.

1:37:09: Janglestorm defeats the boss whom protects Bop-Louie’s suction cups.
1:38:56: IggyDOTA uses his third hint (Ask Somebody)

  • Ask Somebody Friend: Yogidamonk
  • Question: “How do I do the faucet?”
  • Answer: “OK, go back to the beginning of the game. Climb the left wall, and climb a bunch until you get back to that boulder. Jump on the boulder as much as you can, you have to attack that like you were attacking an enemy to make it move, and it will clog a hole. Go down and right, fight Jennifer (Gil). Climb past the boulder again after you beat Jennifer, climb back to the boulder, go right and take a jump off the cliff with Hebe. You’ll land on a platform with a door, there’s a boss in there. Get the key. Death warp to the start. Then go back to the forest area to the guy you turned the egg into. Ride him across. Get back to the faucet. In that area, you climb the wall and then, you go right, down, left. There’s the faucet; you just jump on the faucet, fill the water up. Go through the tunnel with Jennifer and then, go through the water area. Yep! Go through the water area, the boss is in the very lower right. Get the bombs. And then after that, you wanna go back to the start of the game and it’s the bottom of the shaft, go east, and there’s a bombable-“
  • Time elapsed at 60 seconds max.

1:43:11: hungrygoriya defeats the boss whom protects Gil’s secret weapon.
1:45:42: IggyDOTA defeats Gil.
1:46:58: Janglestorm defeats the boss whom protects Bop-Louie’s secret weapon.
1:58:03: CutierooSR uses her first hint (50/50)

  • Question: “The UFO blue dude boss thingy, what do I do to damage it?”
  • Answer 1: “Hit them above the waist.” (Correct answer)
  • Answer 2: “Hit them from behind.”
  • (note: it was determined that the question she was asking was misinterpreted by the staff behind-the-scenes. It was later fixed in a free, private hint given to her off-the-air.)

2:02:56: IggyDOTA defeats the boss whom protects Gil’s secret weapon.
2:10:50: Janglestorm defeats Gil.
2:12:59: IggyDOTA defeats the boss whom protects Freeon-Leeon’s secret weapon.
2:13:36: CutierooSR defeats the boss whom protects Bop-Louie’s suction cups.
2:15:01: hungrygoriya defeats the boss whom protects the Green Key.
2:22:17: CutierooSR defeats Gil.
2:25:38: Janglestorm somehow glitches the HUD out!
2:29:05: hungrygoriya uses her first hint (Ask Somebody)

  • Ask Somebody Friend: TheRenesance
  • Question: “Thank you Tators. So my question is, do I have to find an item in order to get through that bubbling liquid that keeps insta-killing me? Because that’s something that seems to be the only obstacle I can’t currently get past.”
  • Answer: “Is it the lava that you’re talking about? The bubbling liquid? (yeah, I think it might be lava… Is it brown?) I’m not sure- I’m watching you, but I’m not sure what you mean. But can I just tell you, you need to go to where the mine carts are, and you need to go left there. There’s an entrance to the- on the left wall (OK) so basically go to the bottom left of that area with the mine carts, climb up the wall and go left. There’s an icy, snowy area. You’re gonna beat a boss there, he’s gonna give you the ability to freeze things. And I think, then, you freeze things, and you can like get over lava. I don’t know if that’s what you were talking about (yeah) but I know that’s what you need to do.”
  • “OK. Perfect. That sounds like a plan, ’cause I’ve been stuck… I think I’ve got everything else. Like, I can break walls… I can do whatever I’ve-“
  • Time elapsed at 60 seconds max.
  • “…gotta do. But that’s the one thing, I’m like, ‘Oh, no! How do I get past that?’ OK, that sounds like a plan. Thank you so much, that was really helpful.”

2:36:22: hungrygoriya defeats the boss whom protects Freeon-Leeon’s secret weapon.
2:37:05: Janglestorm defeats the boss whom protects Freeon-Leeon’s secret weapon.
2:45:35: IggyDOTA defeats the boss whom protects the Red Key.
2:58:10: IggyDOTA defeats the boss whom protects the Blue Key.
2:58:30: Janglestorm defeats the boss whom protects the Red Key.
3:04:03: CutierooSR uses her second hint (Poll the Chat)

  • Question: “HOW DO I WIN THIS?”
  • Answer 1: “Stomp minions, throw ball.” (58%, 11 votes) (winner)
  • Answer 2: “Use Shades on minions.” (26%, 5 votes)
  • Answer 3: “Use Gil’s bomb on minions.” (11%, 2 votes)
  • Answer 4: “Dodge minions, stomp head.” (5%, 1 vote)

3:12:00: IggyDOTA uses his final hint (Life-Line)

  • Question: “I’m about to enter the final dungeon. What would be useful to know to beat the game more easily and quickly?”
  • Answer: “So when you said, the final dungeon… you are…?”
  • Question 2: “I’m in the third dungeon now, but I think I already solved what I need to solve about it. I wanna know about, like, boss rush. What do I need to plan for? Should I get more health? Should I do anything secret? Secret strats?”
  • Answer 2: “I’ll give you a hint that I think you can use. Coming up is the final area of the game. And I think you know where that is… right? (yeah, I do) So when you get there, there’s no coming back. Unless you die. (OK) I strongly suggest you stock up on all the items and potions and whatnot that you’ll need, and then when you’re ready, take a run at it. Remember what we told you before the race, and hopefully that’s a good enough hint. How are you feeling? You feeling confident?”
  • “I’m good. I’m gonna take a bathroom break. I’ll see you in two minutes.”

3:14:00: IggyDOTA’s 2 minute penalty for using his Life-Line begins.
3:14:25: hungrygoriya defeats the boss whom protects the Blue Key.
3:16:00: IggyDOTA’s 2 minute penalty for using his Life-Line ends.
3:20:32: IggyDOTA defeats the boss whom protects the Green Key.
3:21:51: Janglestorm uses his second hint (50/50)

  • Question: “Alright, so here on the map, there is this blue key in the bottom right. And very close to it are these three tiles on the map, and one of them actually features breakable blocks, and I was wondering, how can you break them?”
  • Answer 1: “You need to use Gil’s secret weapon to break the blocks.” (Correct answer)
  • Answer 2: “You need to use Shades’ secret weapon to break the blocks.”

3:23:35: IggyDOTA begins his final approach.
3:26:51: CutierooSR defeats the boss whom protects the Red Key.
3:30:38: Janglestorm defeats the boss whom protects Gil’s secret weapon.
3:31:45: IggyDOTA finishes in 1st place with a time of 3:21:45.
3:32:20: 30 minute warning begins.
3:36:21: CutierooSR defeats the boss whom protects Freeon-Leeon’s secret weapon.
3:43:17: Janglestorm defeats the boss whom protects the Blue Key.
3:47:18: CutierooSR uses her second hint (Ask Somebody)

  • Ask Somebody Friend: SuperSonic_
  • Question: “Where do I go? (laughing) I have like the one red key, and I know there’s three, and I know that I need to get the others, and there’s, like, this faucet. But I- I’m missing an ability, or I’m, like, missing the right place to go. Where do I go?”
  • Answer: “Ok, so you know how that door will take you back to that one section, where it looks like there’s a wall right in front of you? Climb up that wall, and then you’re gonna find the treasure chest that has the medicine on it. And you’re just gonna keep… following the trail, and that will lead you to the button to the faucet.”
  • “Oh, my goodness! I way overthought that. Thank you so much, SuperSonic. I appreciate you. You’re the best! Thank you!”
  • “You got it! Mmm-hmm!”
  • Call disconnected at 0:42, 18 seconds remaining.

3:52:14: CutierooSR defeats the boss whom protects Gil’s secret weapon.
3:58:27: hungrygoriya defeats the boss whom protects the Red Key.
4:00:24: hungrygoriya begins her final approach.
4:02:20: 30 minute warning ends; SUDDEN DEATH BEGINS (next finisher ends the race)
4:07:42: Janglestorm uses his third hint (Life-Line)

  • Question: “I’m in a very dark area. How do I turn on the light?”
  • Answer: “Alright, so, in that area, there’s two big chunks of blocks. There’s a big chunk of blocks. You need to bomb your way down the left side all the way to the bottom. There’s a switch. That’ll reveal the path to you in the other area, where there’s a big gap with a treasure chest by it.”
  • “Ok.”

4:09:20: Janglestorm’s 2-minute penalty for using his Life-Line begins.
4:09:32: hungrygoriya finishes in 2nd place with a time of 4:00:03.
4:09:32: Race officially ends!

PlaceRunner’s NameFinal TimeKeysHints Used
1IggyDOTA3:21:4534 (Ask, 50/50, Poll, LL)
2hungrygoriya4:00:0331 (Ask)
3JanglestormDNF23 (Ask, 50/50, LL)
4CutierooSRDNF13 (Ask Poll, 50/50)
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