Moblin Base

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Moblin Base is a Level in Tri Force Heroes.[1] It is the third Level of the Woodlands Area, preceded by Buzz Blob Cave and followed by the Forest Temple.

Themes and Navigation

The Moblin Base is a fortress situated within a forest, run by Moblins and various other Enemies.

The statue puzzle in Stage 1

Stage 1 starts the Links off in the clearing of a forest, where they each appear standing on a Tree Stump, below a cliff. The cliff can be climbed using one of the two Magic Plants that ascend once a Link stands on it, then disappear and soon regrow in their initial spot. Atop the cliff are a pair of Bows and a Bomb, partially surrounded by Grass. Ahead of the Links is a series of Totem-like statues blocking the path across a river to the Triforce Gateway. On each side of the statues is an elevated ledge; the left one can be accessed by a ramp, after using Bombs to blow up the Cracked Blocks at the top, while the right ledge can only be accessed via throwing a Link onto it. Ahead of the ledges, across the river, is a pair of elevated Shock Switches that are too far and too high to be activated with the Sword, so the Links must use Arrows. By forming a two-Link Totem on either ledge, one of the Shock Switches can be shot at, after which the top Link must be quickly thrown to the third Link on the other ledge and shoot the second Switch before the first deactivates. Done quickly enough, this causes the statues to lower, allowing the Links to walk on top of them to cross the river and reach the Triforce Gateway.

Enemies on the west side of Stage 2

Stage 2 sees the Links appear in the southeast corner of a large, square clearing, with a stone structure standing in the middle of the Stage and Enemies all around it. The structure can be entered via a staircase on its south side, and the inactive Triforce Gateway and a Squiddy can be found inside. The south and east parts of the Stage both have chasms that must be crossed by walking on a log to reach the other sections from where the Links begin. Along the west side of the Stage, four Buzz Blobs can be found. On its north side, two Life Likes (disguised among a group of four Hearts) and another Buzz Blob can be found. On the east side, there are three Totem Dekus; defeating them with Arrows requires the use of Totems of various heights, depending on which of the various ledges or logs the Links stand atop. Once every Enemy is defeated, the Triforce Gateway activates, and three more staircases appear on the north, east, and west sides of the stone structure. In the north and northeast parts of the Stage, two parts of the cliff side can be blown up using Bombs, and both reveal a Treasure Chest containing a Red Rupee.

A river crossing in Stage 3

Stage 3 starts the Links off on one side of a river with two Blobs nearby. The river can be crossed using a small log, and on the other side are two Buzz Blobs, a Life Like disguised as a Heart, and a Totem Deku. A large bridge can then be used to reach a higher ledge on the first side of the river, where a Spear Moblin and a locked door can be found. To the east from this ledge, another log can be used to cross the river as it turns; a Spear Moblin walks along the log. In this final portion on the east side of the Stage, a Shock Switch lies under a grate to the northeast, and can only be activated with a Bomb blast. Once activated, a gate in front of it opens, revealing five more Shock Switches across the river, which are too far away to be reached with the Sword. Three of the Shock Switches can be reached using a two-Link Totem, while the other two can be reached by one Link alone. All five must be activated within a few seconds, and once they are, a Key appears next to two Hearts on a platform in the river, and another platform rises in the middle of the river. The Key can only be reached by tossing two Links onto the middle platform, then tossing one Link from there. The third Link must then throw the Key to the Link on the middle platform, who must then throw the Key to the Link on the other side of the river, who can then carry it back across the log to the locked door. If the Key happens to fall into the river, it will reappear on its starting platform. Beyond the door is the Triforce Gateway.

Battling Enemies in Stage 4

Stage 4 places the Links in a small, foggy path surrounded by trees. This path leads into a pit-like stone structure below, and once the Links enter, three Spear Throwing Moblins appear; one of them atop a Totem Armos. On either side of the Stage is a series of ledges with several Hearts along them, that can only be reached by using all three Links to toss one another up to them. In the middle of these ledges, another Spear Throwing Moblin stands atop a wooden lookout tower. Defeating them requires all three Link working together, either by tossing the top Link up to the towers, or by having him throw Bombs. Once the three Spear Moblins in the main pit area are defeated, three more appear; this time, two of them each ride a Totem Armos. Once this second wave is defeated, two more Spear Moblins appear, one of which rides atop two Totem Armos. Once every Moblin is defeated, including the two on the lookout towers, a staircase appears at the north edge and a doorway at the top of it opens, revealing the Triforce Gateway. At the top of the staircase and to the left, just before reaching the Triforce Gateway, a Link can be thrown on top of an elevated ledge to find a hidden Treasure Chest with a Red Rupee inside.

Drablands Challenges

Once the Boss of the Woodlands has been defeated, Moblin Base can be replayed with the following Drablands Challenges: "Pop all balloons!", "Defeat all foes sans sword!", and "Transport the orb quickly!".

In "Pop all balloons!", each of the four Stages contains 10 Balloons, for a total of 40. Several of the Balloons are out of the Links' reach even when performing a full Totem, requiring the top Link to either throw a Bomb with precise timing, or charge up a Spin Attack and be thrown by the middle Link for added height.

In "Defeat all foes sans sword!", the Links are unable to use their Swords, so all Enemies in a Stage must be defeated by other means before the Triforce Gateway is activated. During this Challenge, different and more difficult Enemies appear throughout the Level. This includes an extra wave of Spear Throwing Moblins in the final Stage, one of which stands atop three Totem Armos.

In "Transport the orb quickly!", the Links are given a timer of one minute in Multiplayer, or one minute and 35 seconds in single-player. This timer can be increased by collecting Hourglasses or wearing Linebeck's Uniform.

Materials

At the end of the Level, three Treasure Chests can be opened. Two contain the same Materials, and one contains another, more valuable Material.

Drablands Challenge
Magical Materials
Drablands Challenge

Pop all balloons!
Magical Materials
Drablands Challenge

Defeat all foes sans sword!
Magical Materials
Drablands Challenge

Transport the orb quickly!
Magical Materials
Drablands ChallengeMagical Materials

Pop all balloons!

Defeat all foes sans sword!

Transport the orb quickly!

Enemies and Traps

No Challenge, "Pop all balloons!", "Transport the orb quickly!""Defeat all foes sans sword!"
Stage 1

There are no Enemies in this Stage.

Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
  1. These Life Likes are disguised as Hearts.
  2. Three ride on a single Totem Armos; one rides on two Totem Armos.
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 These Life Likes are disguised as Hearts.
  2. Four ride on a single Totem Armos; two ride on two Totem Armos; one rides on three Totem Armos.

Treasure Chests

Treasure Chest
Contents
Notes

Behind a Cracked Wall in the northeast corner of Stage 2

Treasure Chest
Contents
Notes

Behind a Cracked Wall in the center of the northern wall in Stage 2

Treasure Chest
Contents
Notes

On the left ledge of the stairs leading to the Triforce Gateway in Stage 4

Treasure ChestContentsNotes

Behind a Cracked Wall in the northeast corner of Stage 2

Behind a Cracked Wall in the center of the northern wall in Stage 2

On the left ledge of the stairs leading to the Triforce Gateway in Stage 4

Trivia

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
モリブリンの砦 (Moriburin no Toride)[3]Moriblin Fort
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Fort moblin[5] 
Canada
FrenchCA
Fort moblin 
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Moblin-Festung[4] 
The Italian Republic
Italian
Fortezza grublin[2] 
Latin America
SpanishLA
Fortaleza moblin[6] 
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Fortaleza Moblin[7] 
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References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 159
  2. "Fortezza grublin" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  3. "モリブリンの砦" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  4. "Moblin-Festung" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  5. "Fort moblin" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  6. "Fortaleza moblin" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  7. "Fortaleza Moblin" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)