After a while, I bored of this, so I decided to leave. I still had to fight my way out, which was interesting as I still had no weapons (not even a Captain N belt). I did stupid stuff, like turning some of the creatures in some rooms against one another. You've not lived till you've had a Dragon Warrior wolf () run off and bury a Stalfos (). The absolute best, however, was when I was confronted with a Metal Slime () on the bottom stair of the way out. Those guys were nearly impossible (impossibly hard, literally, as they were made of metal, sort of like Robert Patrick) to beat in the original Dragon Warrior. Usually, the battle ended with them running away, but this one wouldn't run because it was blocking the exit. It was not a random encounter but rather a forced battle. But I'm a more resourceful dreamer than even Randolph Carter, and this one I only thought about it for a second, before producing some salt packets from a fast food restaurant. I tore them open and chucked them at Slimy McGee. Because, you see, slimy things like slugs and snails hate salt, and it also corrodes metal (which is why car washes do good business in the winter). It worked like a charm, and I woke up wondering why I'd never thought to do that in the game.
Though I think possibly Earthbound is the only RPG that would feature "Table Salt" as an item. Ah, I miss Earthbound. I tried to design an RPG system that would allow for non-fantasy, non-future, modern-day Role Playing, but I am unfortunately lazy and never did anything with it.