Cursed Mountain
Cursed Mountain.jpg
Series Template:Game Grumps
Console Wii
Episodes 2
Playlist None
Run October 30th, 2015 - October 31st, 2015
Status Quit

Cursed Mountain is a Wii game played by Arin and Danny on the Game Grumps Halloween spinoff Ghoul Grumps.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

  1. Cutscene Quest
  2. Legit Fear

Game Information[edit | edit source]

Cursed Mountain is set in the late 1980s, due to the lack of technology available in the time period. The entire course of the game takes place on a mountain in the Himalayas named Chomolonzo, which the natives call "the Sacred One". The storyline of the game is heavily influenced byBuddhism and Tibetan folklore.

The Protagonist- Eric Simmons- is called to climb Chomolonzo- a mountain in the Himalayas that has never been summited and is steeped in folklore. The mountain is inhabited by Sherpas, who practice a subset of Buddhism and believe the mountain to be a Goddess. Eric's brother Frank has gone missing on Chomolonzo after being sent by Edward Bennett- a wealthy benefactor- to retrieve the Terma: a mythical artifact recently revealed to be atop the mountain. The myths of the Sherpas indicate the Terma is the key to immortality.

Eric proceeds through a series of villages and monasteries at the base of the mountain, all of which are abandoned. Eric finds himself being attacked by ghosts and the monk Thod-Pa shows Eric how to use the Third Eye: a technique that allows Eric to see and battle the ghosts. Eric learns that Frank found and activated the Terma and has unwittingly used it to pass into the Bardo- a purgatory between life, the afterlife, and reincarnation. Frank is trapped in the Bardo, unable to live or die, and the ghosts that have been rampaging the mountain escaped from the Bardo once Frank opened it.

Once Eric reaches the base camp for Bennett and his climbers, he finds Frank's climbing partner, Paul. Frank was undergoing tantric rituals with Mingma- the apprentice of the high priestess Jomo Menmo. The final ritual required Mingma and Frank to have sexual intercourse, but Mingma was unable to go through with it because she had fallen in love with Paul. Frank decides to climb Chomolonzo without completing the rituals, cursing their climb. Bennett kills Mingma and Paul, and is revealed by Eric to be a demon disguised as a man. Eric defeats Bennett using the Third Eye.

Salvaging climbing gear from base camp and oxygen tanks from the other stranded and dead climbing parties, Eric makes it to the top of Chomolonzo and finds Frank. Frank decides to pass through the Bardo into reincarnation rather than return to life, hoping that he makes better use of his next life. Frank dies, and Eric makes his final goodbyes for Frank before he is to be buried along with the Terma, before Eric soberly descents back down the mountain.

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