WARNING: a couple instance of strong language ahead.Game Start
A young man with brown hair ran through the halls of Geschichte Academy's male dorm, excited to see a friend he hadn't talked to in years. He looked down at the note that showed the dorm he should be going to. He stopped in front of a door, and knocked. Waiting a minute, he frowned as no one answered. He felt a bump beneath his feet, and kneeled down.
"Hello, what is this~?" He asked no one, Curiously. He listed the welcome mat, and beneath it was a key. The young man stood up again, and placed the key in the lock, and turned. The door clicked open, and the man grinned. "Well... Let's see what Nazo has been up to recently~."
Opening the door, the young man looked to the desk that had been placed nearly dead center in the room. He walked towards it, looking to his left, then his right, then finally looking down at the desk. He went through the drawers, inspecting each one. He sighed as he found nothing, and then sat down on the desk.
A panel clicked open behind him as he did so, and he turned around, startled. He narrowed his eyes, then lifted the panel up further, revealing a strange device and game cartridge. The device was mostly neon green with hot pink over the middle, and a handle that jutted outwards, and the words "Gamer Driver" written in the center piece. Two slots sat on the top of the left side. The cartridge was a strange shape, being mostly a dark blue with a black handle, and a clear part at the bottom. The front had a label that said "Kanpeki Platform Bouken", which made the man confused. He pulled out a sheet of paper that had been stuck underneath the device.
"Gamer Driver and Rider Gashat... Huh? It just looks like a big fancy belt..." He read the paper, and put the device to his waist, and instantly, a black strap wrapped itself around his waist, clicking into place. "Woah!"
The young man picked up the game cartridge, apparently called a Rider Gashat. He spun it on his finger, then noticed a button on it. "Maybe... Nah. I'll figure it out later." He pocketed the Gashat, and then tried to take the belt off. "...How do I get it off."
Fumbling around, he found a switch, and the belt straps returned to the device, which he found he could just hide in his coat, regardless of pockets.
"...You know what? I'm keeping these." He said. He pulled out a piece of paper from one of the other drawers, and began to write a note.
"Your old friend... Genius Gamer A... Done!" He signed the note, and then hid it in the compartment, which he closed back up.
"He'll know his good friend Ash took it." The young man, Ash, said with a grin. He left the dorm room, locking it back up before hiding the key again. He strolled off, spinning the Gashat on his finger.
A few hours later, Ash found himself in the alleys of the city. He sighed as he looked down at the Gashat. "Man... What am I gonna do with you?"
A click sounded out from behind the gamer. "Don't make any sudden moves kid... Or I'll shank you til you die." Ash sighed. His hand went to his coat, where he produced the belt, which he clicked on.
"Man... I knew today couldn't be all fun and games, but come on!" Ash said, throwing his arms into the air. He slowly turned around, coming face to face with his attacker. "Well? What do you want?"
"Anything valuable... Give it all here, and you might walk out of here alive!" Came the mugger's gruff response.
"Well... That's a problem. I have nothing of value to you." Ash began. "But... I've been rather bored with regular games recently. So, how about I show you a fun new game?" His hand reached into his pocket, where he had stored the Gashat.
"What the hell are you talking about, kid? I said don't make any sudden movements! I mean it! I'll kill you!" The mugger seemed to be getting nervous for some reason.
"Well, see, that would scare me more if i wasn't so bored with reality... Now... Let the games begin." Holding up the Gashat, the young man pressed the button on it.
[KANPEKI PLATFORM BOUKEN!] (Perfect Platform Adventure!) A screen showing a man in a red and blue outfit with a baseball cap appeared behind him, and numerous blocks flew out of it, landing in both the air and on the ground. The mugger's eyes shot open, confused by this new development.
"W-what the fuck!? What's going on!?" The mugger shouted. Ash's face looked to the area around him, which had been briefly digitized by everything.
"Ooh... Interesting. This will surely be a fun game!" He spun the gashat on his finger, then held it over the first slot on the belt. "Game... start." He placed the Gashat in.
[GASHAT!] (This comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia for a game cartridge being slid into a game console, Gashatto).
A character select screen appeared out of nowhere, showing several portraits of masked warriors, each with the same body, but different faces.
[LET'S GAME! MECCHA GAME! MUCCHA GAME! WHAT'S YA NAME!?] (Meccha and Muccha are interchangable words for very) Ash stared at the wheel as it spun around him, before spotting one with a likeness to the character on the Gashat. He kicked it, and the wheel stopped spinning, stopping on the portrait he kicked. It flew towards his body, and he was engulfed in light before his body changed.
[I'M A KAMEN RIDER!] His body had shrunk a bit, now being bulky and stubby, like a chibi character. It was mostly black, with white armor on the shoulders, arms, and legs. A chestplate showing a healthbar, two symbols of weapons, and a weird insignia of green, red, yellow and blue buttons over a silver circle glowed briefly. His head was now large and seemingly stuck in one position. It was mostly blue with a pale green pair of goggles over two green anime like eyes. A blue cap with a red bill sat atop his head. "Well... this is slightly uncomfortable." A screen inside the helmet showed words to Ash.
'Scroller Armor System'
"W-what the hell are you!?" The mugger shouted, falling onto his rear.
"Didn't you hear the belt? I'm a Kamen Rider!" Ash declared. The mugger shook his head and grabbed his knife again.
"I don't care what you are! All you are to me is dead!" He rushed at the newly transformed Ash, who swiftly dodged the strike.
"Woah! Watch where you're pointing that thing!" He exclaimed, narrowly dodging another slash. "Well... I sure could use some better mobility..." a new screen made itself known to him, and he read it's contents as quickly as he could. "Level... 2?" He reached down to the handle of the belt.
"Well, looks like it's onto the second level!" With a shout, Ash opened the belt up by it's handle, revealing a blue screen beneath it. A projection flew out, and Ash ran through it, dodging another slash.
[GATCHAN! LEVEL UP!] (Gatchan is something along the lines of a compartment being opened i believe. Could be wrong.)
Ash soon found himself in a field, where numerous platforms began to spawn. He jumped onto each one, his level 1 body beginning to glow. Another jump, and the level 1 armor flew off, leaving just the large helmet behind. A body spawned from, being mostly blue in color.
[JUMP AND SLASH! EVERY WAY! KANPEKI PLATFORM BOUKEN!] The belt sang.
Left in the Level 1's place was the much more agile Level 2 armor. Ash was now clad in a mostly blue spandex like suit with red lines throughout the suit. His arms and legs were mostly a dark grey or black in color, with red rings around his wrists and ankles. It had silver leg guards, gauntlets and knee pads, and sneaker like shoes. His hands were blue in color, with silver backings to protect his knuckles and such, strapped on by red straps. His chestplate resembled a game controller, with a button layout consisting of a red, yellow, blue, and green circle buttons on his right side, and a health bar looking design on the left, all framed in a silver case. Two blue shoulder pads sat where they should, with a single black line running through both. A red collar rose up and protected the sides of his neck. His face was obscured by a helmet with anime like eyes colored green, guarded by a goggle like piece that stretched out into two spikes on the sides. His mouth was protected by a mouth guard with vent like protrusions on it, and a part resembling a red and blue baseball cap sat on his head. Sitting on his back was the face of Level 1, now missing the eyes.
The mugger screamed and rushed at Ash. He struck with his knife.
The blade broke on impact. "W-what!?" The gamer sighed as his opponent was too busy being confused.
"This was over before it began." He sighed. He reared his fist back, and punch, knocking the mugger out. He heard sirens in the background, and decided he wasn't ready for the world to know he existed.
Later, still donned in the Level 2 armor, Ash found himself atop a building looking down on the city below him. It was raining, and the helmet's eyes glowed in the darkness presented by the rain clouds. The media had assumed Captain Purple took out the mugger. "The stage has been selected... All that's left, is to finish the level." He quipped. He jumped off the rooftop, vanishing into the dark alleys below. SCROLLER SIDE QUEST 1: END
Ending theme: https://youtu.be/mvc6nic1KYM
"Everyone is searching for a world where they belong. A place of light, free of falsehood. We are on a never ending journey to reach that world." -Tsukasa Kadoya