At a boulder-blocked portion of the trail, I learn that the leash can also tether to inanimate objects. The boulder, many times my size and weight (Frank’s, that is), pulls along nicely with the leash.
We arrive at an even larger glen, this one populated by an even greater varieties of swaying, bulbous plant life, with yellow question marks (a recognizable enough trope in videogames nowadays) floating above the heads of some plants that look like a giant crossbreed of Venus Flytrap and Velociraptor. I approach, the Maw safely in tow.
The Veloci-Flytraps panic, the Maw panics, I don’t see what the big deal is, and the glen is now jumping with more snack-sized bouncy thingies. The Maw sets about its single-minded task of devouring anything even remotely appearing on a carnivorous menu—and it grows yet again. While only waist high five minutes ago, the Maw is now looking over my head, and he thinks (with a bubble cloud) about his next meal…which is decidedly a much larger, four-legged Spore-like creature it spied earlier on the other side of the glen.
I take him to dine on small, bouncy creatures and the Maw chomps down gladly, always chomping, but the four-legged creatures it was thinking about eating have torch-lit tails. The Maw chomps one, spits it out, lets out another alarmed yell, then bounds off to the base of a waterfall and starts swallowing gobs of water.
Distressed, I unleash the Maw in the running stream. I run to the firebrand creatures, lasso an unwilling one, then drag it back to the stream. Tssss, the torchy creature loses its fire, I re-leash the Maw, the Maw swallows the formerly-firey creature in an enthusiastic gulp, then the Maw itself turns into an orange, blistered, charcoal-smoked, fire-breathing version of the Maw. It starts gushing flames out at anything moving in a relatively bouncy fashion around it, burning an orange radius around itself. I run the Maw straight at the Veloci-Flytraps that frightened the Maw off before, and the Maw belches fire all over them in an unhesitant stream. Me and the Maw press on to the next corridor, and the demo draws to a close.