@zqipper, on Dec 28 2006, 07:07 PM, said in Forest-Wasteland "Boss":
I just finally defeated the small boss area that's in the all-black section between the forest and the wasteland, but I found no goodies or prizes or rewards for all my efforts, save a path between the forest and wasteland. Was it really this pointless to kill this boss (I'm not trying for speed...)?
Look carefully in that room. Do you see a yellow switch in the wall towards the southeast? You need to hit that switch to beat the game. You need to beat the mini-boss to hit that switch (or at least, to hit that switch, and get on with the game).
Therefore, it was not pointless.