10. Tales of Graces f - Inside the Rockgagong
In Tales of Graces f, there's a part where you urgently need to get to a certain city. Unfortunately, a giant rock tortoise monster called the Rockgagong is blocking the path and is acting more aggressively than usual. In typical RPG fashion, our heroes don't have time to let the situation resolve itself and decide to just go for it and hope they don't encounter the Rockgagong. Spoiler alert: they encounter it. Unavoidably, you and your party are swallowed by the Rockgagong and must clear out the enemies in its belly in order to get it to spit you out and return it to its peaceful self. Honestly, the Rockgagong's belly doesn't look much like a belly, since it's made of rock, but that purple liquid does drain your HP if you stand in it, so, like, don't do that.
9. Kid Icarus: Uprising - Hades' Belly
|In the battle between the gods, Pit narrowly avoids|
some holy crap.
8. Xenosaga - Inside a Gnosis
7. Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Big Oni Battle
6. Rayman Origins - My Heartburn's for You
|Probably the third best drawn stomach I've ever seen.|
5. The Lengend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Jabu Jabu's Belly
It's also worth noting that Jabu Jabu's belly is a dungeon in Zelda: Oracle of Ages as well, and it appears even less like the inside of a fish's body.
4. Tales of Monkey Island - Inside the Giant Manatee
3. Banjo Tooie - Inside the Big Fish and Chompa's Belly
|The Big Fish is also home to some pirates and a Jinjo.|
(No, that's not a joke, that's just a statement.)
2. Okami - Inside the Emperor's Body and the Water Dragon
|It'd look so much less nasty with a mustache.|
But that still leaves us with the problem of the water dragon and how to get to our final goal of Oni Island. Well it turns out that the water dragon has the key to getting into Oni Island, the Dragon Orb, in its stomach. Even though this thing could've killed you earlier in the game, it's perfectly safe to jump into its mouth at this point. When you actually do find the orb, it's held in place by fleshy tendril things. But that's alright because you can easily flood the whole area with acid in the next room and use it to dissolve the restraints around the orb. Of course, this and the following boss battle ends up killing the dragon and forcing you to escape while acid is constantly dripping down around you, but it's a small price to pay for a shiny ball.
1. Mario & Luigi Series
"What? A whole series in one entry? He's cheating!" I hear you yelling from your computer chair or similar butt receptacle. "Maybe," I say, "but one of these games takes place almost entirely inside someone's body and every other game in the series also has you get eaten at some point, so you just wait and see. Also you're getting more games in the list than you expected, so what are you complaining about?"
But before we get to that one, let's start with the first two games in this series of hilarious and fun handheld Mario RPGs. In the first game, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, you're facing off against the final boss and somehow managing to hold your own when all of a sudden a bomb appears out of nowhere and knocks both of the bros out. Bowletta takes advantage of this and does the most logical thing: eats you. But it's not over yet! You may be reduced to 1 HP, but the battle continues inside Bowletta. Should you manage to win, you will not only have beaten the game but will also return Bowser to his normal self, which, is good... I guess.
In the second game, Partners in Time, the Mario Bros. and their baby selves travel to Yoshi Island where they end up getting eaten alive by Yoob, a giant fat Yoshi-looking creature sent by the Shroobs (evil aliens) to attack the Yoshis. It's hard to tell whether it's really a living creature or a robot, as the inside of it looks like the floor is made of cushion or quilt and the walls look like red metal held together with mustard. That and there's basically a factory inside it, turning the eaten Yoshis into eggs which it is assumed would then turn into more Yoob-like creatures. Luckily the bros and baby bros put a stop to it and save the day.
Honorable mentions and stuff I found out about/remembered too late: Cronos in God of War 3, Monstro in Kingdom Hearts, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Prince Froggy in Yoshi's Island, the riftworm in Gears of War 2, Body of the Many in System Shock 2, and some giant monster in Dead Space 3.