The entrance to the Primetime Kingdom
|Regions||Public Broadcast Tower|
The Primetime Kingdom (テレビの国, Terebi no kuni) is the fifth kingdom explored by Corobo, located east of Skull Plains and northwest of the Kingdom of Alpoko. The king and broadcasting manager TV Dinnah, with help from his subjects the Broadcasters, runs a hypnotic signal to enslave the inhabitants, forcing them to watch TV. The Primetime Broadcast system is where all the TV signals originate from and is where TV Dinnah is found.
The Primetime Kingdom is mostly comprised of an archipelago within a large lake, with various TVs and antennae littering the outer cliffs of the area. The overall area within the Primetime Kingdom's borders, water included, is about 30,000 square meters.
Upon Corobo's first visit, he and his Royal Guard are absorbed into a TV at Skull Plains Lake and scattered across the Screw-Loose Isles, forcing Corobo to go through the maze to locate all of his people and recruit them back to his Royal Guard. The maze itself is a series of islands with TVs that teleport Corobo between them, mimicking browsing channels on a TV, with Lotus Root Onii firing at the King from various islands. Failing to recruit citizens will cause them to die once the fight with TV Dinnah begins. Two of these islands contain a Hot Spring and an Art piece.
At the east of the Kingdom is a large, desert-like landmass, with fluorescent blue lights, TVs, and antennas scattered around a large map of the real world. The area is surrounded by a fence of white pipes, some of which billow steam, and dusty mountains. In the middle of this landmass is the Public Broadcast Tower. Upon Corobo's first visit, many Broadcasters will be sitting on parts of the map to inform the player of TV culture from around the globe. For example, for the United Kingdom, the Broadcaster talks about the BBC's hard work. Many of these Broadcasters will drop hints for the upcoming TV Dinnah battle. A billboard leans against the tower until TV Dinnah's defeat.
TV Dinnah's battle takes place inside the player's own TV, allowing the King to attack Corobo by changing the channels. However, the arena remains within the Primetime Kingdom.
The God TV quest takes place in this Kingdom, which leads to a separate island with a Flying Machine part, being one of the few areas that can only be visited once.
After defeating TV Dinnah, an Art piece appears near Easter Island in his arena, and a Stone Bridge behind the Public Broadcast Tower connects Miner's Town via a small grassy cliff overlooking Shadow Forest (or Magical Land). Another Art piece can be found here, in a hole containing Mush Men.
MusicThe music that plays here is the "Love" Theme from Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue". While only playing twice (looping once) in Rhapsody in Blue, it plays four times (looping three times) in Little King's Story's version: the first has a low techno melody and beat, the second is similar and adds more techno instruments and sounds to the beat, the third cuts out the beat temporarily and the melody changes to soft strings, and then the final segment adds more strings for an orchestrated climax, more closely resembling the original piece. The "Love" Theme's reprise from shortly before Rhapsody in Blue ends is used to transition between the second and third sections and the fourth and first sections of the Primetime Kingdom's version.
Primetime is the terminology for when a television channel's audience is expected to be at its highest.
Names in other languages
Terebi no kuni
|Kingdom of Television|
|Italian||Regno della TV||Kingdom of TV|
|German||Reich der Fernsehens||Realm of Television|
|Spanish||Reino de la televisión||Television Kingdom|
- TV Dinnah and the Primetime Kingdom were inspired by Yoshiro Kimura's love for international television, since he did not find Japanese television as interesting as exploring TV culture from other places in the world, such as the US.
- TV Dinnah's battle and the Primetime Kingdom take different sections from George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" for their music, for a total of eleven tracks. Despite this, Rhapsody in Blue would not become Public Domain until January 1st 2020. This means that the use of the song within Little King's Story was technically illegal for almost eleven years.
- This is the only place in which Corobo can use the hire command outside of the Alpoko Kingdom's borders.
- This is the only kingdom to lack a Crashed UFO.
- Due to its focus on technology, the Primetime Kingdom is the only kingdom to not feature any trees.
- Every Kingdom has at least one Art piece appear in the Kingdom Center where the respective king was fought if Corobo returns after that king has been defeated. However, an Art piece will appear in TV Dinnah's arena as soon as the battle is over, able to be collected before saving the princess. This is the only Art piece found in a Kingdom Center to do this.