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''Alpha Man'' is a humorous {{Roguelike}} game set in a post-apocalyptic New York. The main character has powers, the berries give special effects, and the creatures are varied and humorous, from "Prairie Chickens" to "Snails" that assault the player's brain and "Purple Mold" that makes the player sick. It is {{shareware}}. It has a [[http://alphaman.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity wiki]]. Download it [[http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/alphaman.htm here]] (you'll need DOSBox or something similar if you can't run DOS programs normally). ---- Some tropes used in the game: * BlindJump: Don't teleport into a wall, and don't teleport to a place if there even ''might'' be a wall there. You won't get a second chance. * BottomlessBladder: You eat, you drink... but you never need the restroom, even though a PortaPotty exists in-game (and is as disgusting as you might assume). * EverythingTryingToKillYou: Everything. You can die by overeating, by being struck by lightning, by using a suicide machine.... * GoddamnedBats: Grey Mold, Dung Beetles * GottaCatchThemAll: The game has several items you have to gather before you can go to the main stronghold. Some are optional, if you're lucky or prepared enough. * HitPoints * InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Averted when using the Jackhammer, but you still can't move outside the larger game map. * ItsUpToYou: Yeah, the game makes an attempt to lead you through the plot, but you don't have to follow what it recommends. * MrExposition: The tape recorders. * OneManArmy: Around level 10, you start being able to take down Tyrannosaurs... * TheManyDeathsOfYou: Died by exploding berry. Died by using a Kevorkian machine. You can even be killed by your own clothes if you wear a Neutron Suit... * TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture * SchizoTech: It's not uncommon to be wielding a laser pistol, wearing plate mail, and spraying down hostile mold with Mr. Clean... * SuperDrowningSkills: Averted. The player can survive falling into water until he's too tired to swim and passes out, at which point he drowns. * VendorTrash: Averted. There are no stores, and no place to sell useless items. * TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: The Grinch's castle, of course. * WeaponOfMassDestruction: The Tickle Feather Gun. Seriously. Also, more predictably, the Disintegration Grenade. * WizardNeedsFoodBadly: Your character survives on Spam and Beef-A-Roni, and dies if he goes without eating too long. Note that the entire game takes place over seven days--during which time anybody should be able to survive without eating. Maybe the mutations force your character to eat a lot? ---- <<|HackAndSlash|>> <<|{{Roguelike}}|>>
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''Alpha Man'' is a humorous {{Roguelike}} game set in a post-apocalyptic New York. The main character has powers, the berries give special effects, and the creatures are varied and humorous, from "Prairie Chickens" to "Snails" that assault the player's brain and "Purple Mold" that makes the player sick. It is {{shareware}}. It has a [[http://alphaman.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity wiki]]. Download it [[http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/alphaman.htm here]] (you'll need DOSBox or something similar if you can't run DOS programs normally). ---- Some tropes used in the game: * BlindJump: Don't teleport into a wall, and don't teleport to a place if there even ''might'' be a wall there. You won't get a second chance. * BottomlessBladder: You eat, you drink... but you never need the restroom, even though a PortaPotty exists in-game (and is as disgusting as you might assume). * EverythingTryingToKillYou: Everything. You can die by overeating, by being struck by lightning, by using a suicide machine.... * GoddamnedBats: Grey Mold, Dung Beetles * GottaCatchThemAll: The game has several items you have to gather before you can go to the main stronghold. Some are optional, if you're lucky or prepared enough. * HitPoints * InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Averted when using the Jackhammer, but you still can't move outside the larger game map. * ItsUpToYou: Yeah, the game makes an attempt to lead you through the plot, but you don't have to follow what it recommends. * MrExposition: The tape recorders. * OneManArmy: Around level 10, you start being able to take down Tyrannosaurs... * TheManyDeathsOfYou: Died by exploding berry. Died by using a Kevorkian machine. You can even be killed by your own clothes if you wear a Neutron Suit... * TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture * SchizoTech: It's not uncommon to be wielding a laser pistol, wearing plate mail, and spraying down hostile mold with Mr. Clean... * SuperDrowningSkills: Averted. The player can survive falling into water until he's too tired to swim and passes out, at which point he drowns. * VendorTrash: Averted. There are no stores, and no place to sell useless items. * TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: The Grinch's castle, of course. * WeaponOfMassDestruction: The Tickle Feather Gun. Seriously. Also, more predictably, the Disintegration Grenade. * WizardNeedsFoodBadly: Your character survives on Spam and Beef-A-Roni, and dies if he goes without eating too long. Note that the entire game takes place over seven days--during which time anybody should be able to survive without eating. Maybe the mutations force your character to eat a lot? ---- <<|HackAndSlash|>> <<|{{Roguelike}}|>>[[redirect:VideoGame/AlphaMan]]
29th Nov '11 6:42:15 AM Callista450
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''Alpha Man'' is a humorous {{Roguelike}} game set in a post-apocalyptic New York. The main character has powers, the berries give special effects, and the creatures are varied and humorous, from "Prairie Chickens" to "Snails" that assault the player's brain and "Purple Mold" that makes the player sick.
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''Alpha Man'' is a humorous {{Roguelike}} game set in a post-apocalyptic New York. The main character has powers, the berries give special effects, and the creatures are varied and humorous, from "Prairie Chickens" to "Snails" that assault the player's brain and "Purple Mold" that makes the player sick. It is {{shareware}}. It has a [[http://alphaman.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity wiki]]. Download it [[http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/alphaman.htm here]] (you'll need DOSBox or something similar if you can't run DOS programs normally).

* BottomlessBladder * EverythingTryingToKillYou
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* BottomlessBladder BottomlessBladder: You eat, you drink... but you never need the restroom, even though a PortaPotty exists in-game (and is as disgusting as you might assume). * EverythingTryingToKillYouEverythingTryingToKillYou: Everything. You can die by overeating, by being struck by lightning, by using a suicide machine....

* GottaCatchThemAll
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* GottaCatchThemAllGottaCatchThemAll: The game has several items you have to gather before you can go to the main stronghold. Some are optional, if you're lucky or prepared enough.

* ItsUpToYou
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* ItsUpToYouItsUpToYou: Yeah, the game makes an attempt to lead you through the plot, but you don't have to follow what it recommends.

* OneManArmy * TheManyDeathsOfYou
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* OneManArmy OneManArmy: Around level 10, you start being able to take down Tyrannosaurs... * TheManyDeathsOfYouTheManyDeathsOfYou: Died by exploding berry. Died by using a Kevorkian machine. You can even be killed by your own clothes if you wear a Neutron Suit...

* SchizoTech * SuperDrowningSkills * VendorTrash * TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon * WeaponOfMassDestruction * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity * WizardNeedsFoodBadly
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* SchizoTech SchizoTech: It's not uncommon to be wielding a laser pistol, wearing plate mail, and spraying down hostile mold with Mr. Clean... * SuperDrowningSkills SuperDrowningSkills: Averted. The player can survive falling into water until he's too tired to swim and passes out, at which point he drowns. * VendorTrash VendorTrash: Averted. There are no stores, and no place to sell useless items. * TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: The Grinch's castle, of course. * WeaponOfMassDestruction WeaponOfMassDestruction: The Tickle Feather Gun. Seriously. Also, more predictably, the Disintegration Grenade. * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity * WizardNeedsFoodBadlyWizardNeedsFoodBadly: Your character survives on Spam and Beef-A-Roni, and dies if he goes without eating too long. Note that the entire game takes place over seven days--during which time anybody should be able to survive without eating. Maybe the mutations force your character to eat a lot?
25th Jun '11 6:42:53 PM hatespickingnames
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''Alpha Man'' is a humorous Rogue-like game set in a post-apocalyptic New York. The main character has powers, the berries give special effects, and the creatures are varied and humorous, from "Prairie Chickens" to "Snails" that assault the player's brain and "Purple Mold" that makes the player sick.
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''Alpha Man'' is a humorous Rogue-like {{Roguelike}} game set in a post-apocalyptic New York. The main character has powers, the berries give special effects, and the creatures are varied and humorous, from "Prairie Chickens" to "Snails" that assault the player's brain and "Purple Mold" that makes the player sick.
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