Speaking of said world, Zyuland is a world filled with cubes, pretty much everything has a cube or square pattern in it, adding a different layer to this already bizarre world. I mean, this world is filled with talking animals riding actual animals. That alone is weird on its own. Heck, when Yamato met Tusk for the second time in this episode, we see him ride an elephant... and he is a talking elephant. It is during this scene that we learned more about the Zyuland and how this is all connected to Yamato's pass.
What we can easily conclude in this scene is that he is from Zyuland, he used the Champion Symbol to get into the human world, and he saved Yamato's life and gave him the said Champion Symbol. This scene raises some questions, for starters, why did he give the cube in the first place? Second, what's the reason why he went to our world? I mean, he needs the cube to return to his homeland. Could this mean that he's a fugitive or did something in Zyuland that he wants to escape from Zyuland's equivalent of cops?
Thanks to this setup, a lot of stuff that involves the bad guys just feels right. It makes sense why the Dethgaliens will only send one player at the time. This is a game to them and like any good video game; each player wants to beat their personal score or current high score made by a different player. There is pride involved and I will not be surprised if each villain wants to take a shot first before everyone else. Speaking of said game motif, I just love the fact that the bad guys use coins to summon the foot soldiers.
While this was happening, Yamato wants to do something to help the others, this made him pick up a nearby Champion Symbol and rush towards battle. After he left the place, a strange creature picked up the sixth Champion Symbol lying in the ground. Strange enough, this guy has claws and we saw a flash of light after he took hold of the Champion Symbol. What I love about this scene is that it sets up two plot points, the search for the sixth Champion Symbol so that our heroes can go home to Zyuland, and the identity of the guy who picked it up.
Yamato defeated the enemy, which shocked and amazed Genis, Dethgalien's big boss. He asked Naria to give the player a Continue. This is when the video game references started to become really obvious. The Dethgalien has a coin slot and the extra life is called a Continue. It didn't help that the fighter planes that attacked them are pyramid in shape, and a flat triangle is a common shape of most fighter planes in retro video games. Thanks to this Continue, the player goes giant and our heroes unlocked a new feature, to summon the Cube Animals from Zyuland.
Zyuoh King's debut is really cool. Though the toy version of this mecha looks really bad, the show made the rather dorky looking robot into something that feels both retro and modern when it comes to mecha design. It is retro in a sense that this robot looks blocky and modern because like most modern Super Sentai robots, it doesn't have a single unified color scheme. As for its finisher, it's pretty standard, but in a good way. It's the classic multiple sword slash that gets closer with every slash. It's seriously retro that I love it.