Some dataminers found an unused ending section of Moon. I've taken the liberty of translating it, as I think it's pretty interesting.
- this ending/scene/whatever is so dark compared to the final game, I wonder if the original game was going to be much darker earlier in dev? or that this clashed so much with the tone it ended up being removed?
- the dragon speaking sound effect seems incomplete
- there seems to be some vaguely religious thing going on, 108 is a significant number in Buddhism and the cyclical nature of the story = reincarnation?
- the tree of life is a Dragon Quest reference if giving the object to the slime wasn't obvious enough
- the story could potentially be a reference to Phoenix by Osamu Tezuka, which was also inspired by the story of Yaobikuni
Dragon: I knew you would come. You’ve been wandering the hall of dreams, now known as the Dragon’s Tail, haven’t you? There’s so much I want to tell you… but we’ve run out of time. Listen carefully. On the day the temporal forces run counter to this world, you’ll have one more chance to leave. And if you journey to the ends of the world, the true power of your invisible destiny will be in your hands… Ah, it seems my time has come. Listen; I can hear the hero’s footsteps.
Dragon: I’m ready to die. I won’t kill you.
(room goes black)
Robi: This is a lonely dream trail: Dragon’s Tail. In this life, a dragon god exists. I had my broken arm fixed by him. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. *beep boop boop*
Boy: Brother, who are you? Where are we? I want to go home!!! *crying*
(enter Gramby’s house)
Gramby: Oh, welcome back. You’re finally back… Where on Earth have you been?
Boy: I was dreaming… every single day, a monster was attacking. It was huge, and dark, and scary… *crying*
Gramby: I’m so sorry. But that wasn’t a dream, Little Hero…. You’ve slain countless monsters so far.
Boy: *crying* Tao will attack you!
Gramby: It’s useless to retreat into your shell. I’ve come to prepare you for your own heart. From now on, you will heal 108. Then, on a stormy day… you will be killed. You can’t run away from this fate. You must be put together. Please, be prepared. Do not die before then. Look, someone has already come to be healed by you.
Injured: Please cure my illness… kikiki
Injured: The dragon god will take care of your wounds.
Injured: I feel so warm….
Injured: I’m so sick… Even if I eat, I haven’t eaten enough…. I eat grass, I eat dogs, I even eat people… aa, my stomach hurts~
Injured: It hurts…
Injured: The bleeding doesn’t stop… please do something.
Injured: I don’t want to protect the country… I want to survive, go home, see my mother…
Injured: Am I alive? Am I dead? Or am I dreaming? Where am I?
Injured: It’s cold… I wonder if my husband went on the boat?
Injured: It’s painful…
Injured: I’ve always liked boats!
Injured: It’s cold… I wonder if my wife went on the boat?
Robi: I’m Robi, the cleaning robot. A robot with broken arms is thrown in the garbage. I heard it was the same for the Robi before that, and the Robi before that one…
Florence: The queen and I are merely wavering pieces of driftwood waiting for where we will flow. But I can’t help but feel some uncertainty…
Tao: The dead, the sick, and the damned… those whose bodies are sick… those whose hearts are sick… here they are in a dream, on the shore of dreams. The boy will be visited by 108 of these injured. But the story isn’t over yet. There is a boy with 108 nightmares in his body… ah, it is time for the magical mystery of the dream to be solved. You will witness the end of “The Story of the Brave Hero and the Dragon.” Please wait for the day when the Hall of Mirrors opens again. Let us meet again in Moon World!
(they disappear, room fades)
Injured: Please cure my illness!
Boy: I can’t do it!
Injured: Please, just take the herbs out of the bag, like you always do…
Injured: Thank you, kikiki
Injured: Please give me the fruit from the Tree of Life! Thanks!
(the boy slowly morphs into the dragon)
Robi: Thank you!
Dragon: This is the end of “The Story of the Brave Hero and the Dragon.” Soon, I will come to kill me. The cycle never ends. But you never stay in my heart’s world. The Hall of Mirrors opens today… this rainy day… Only at this moment, can you return to that world. Come on, you must go open your door! Go!
Gramby: Ah, it is time for the magical mystery of the dream to be solved. You will witness the end of “The Story of the Brave Hero and the Dragon.” Please wait for the day when the Hall of Mirrors opens again. Let us meet again in Moon World!