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* ''Theatre/{{Contact}}'' the 2000 Tony award winning musical
12th Jan '14 10:32:12 PM JIKTV
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* ''{{Literature/Contact}}'' - A SpeculativeFiction novel by CarlSagan

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* ''{{Literature/Contact}}'' - A SpeculativeFiction novel by CarlSaganCreator/CarlSagan



* FirstContact - The very first contact between humans and aliens.

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* FirstContact - The very first contact between humans and aliens.
12th Jan '14 10:16:09 PM rjung
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* ''Pinball/{{Contact}}'' - The first electro-mechanical {{pinball}} game, invented by Creator/HarryWilliams
6th Nov '12 1:08:44 AM PaulA
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* ''First Contact'' - A 1945 Murray Leinster novelette

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* ''First Contact'' - A 1945 Murray Leinster Creator/MurrayLeinster novelette
27th Oct '11 2:52:45 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''{{Game/Contact}}'' - An EasternRPG on the NintendoDS

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* ''{{Game/Contact}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Contact}}'' - An EasternRPG on the NintendoDS
9th Feb '11 2:32:08 PM ccoa
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* ''StarTrekFirstContact''
* ''[=~2010: The Year We Make Contact~=]''
* ''ThreeTwoOneContact'' - A children's television series

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* ''StarTrekFirstContact''
* ''[=~2010: The Year We Make Contact~=]''
* ''ThreeTwoOneContact'' - A children's television series



* FirstContactMath - Aliens use math as a universal language to communicate during First Contact.
* FullContactMagic - Magic performed with dramatic motions
9th Feb '11 2:31:00 PM ccoa
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->''Things you WILL find in Contact: Monkeys. Cosmic terrorists. Powerful attack stickers. Fishing. Cooking. Humor. Fun with Nintendo Wi-Fi. Deeper meaning in life.[[hottip:*:[[YourMileageMayVary Results may vary]].]] Costumes that increase your power and make you more fun to be around.''
-->--The back cover of ''Contact''

From the mind of Goichi Suda ("{{Suda 51}}"), the guy who developed the {{Mind Screw}}y ''{{Killer7}}'', and published by {{Atlus}} comes a Nintendo DS RPG entitled ''Contact''.

A professor from an unknown galaxy is chased and attacked by the Klaxon Army (called the "[=CosmoNOTs=]" in the US release), and his UFO crash-lands on an unknown planet, scattering its power cells everywhere. In order for him to get his ship back into commission, he enlists the help of Terry, a boy he meets after crash-landing, to help him get his power cells back through the use of specially-developed Decals (yes, the kind you stick on your body).

In ''Contact'', you control Terry and guide him from island to island, searching for the power cells, beating up monsters, and making friends with the locals while on the lookout for the [=CosmoNOT=] gang, as they want the cells for their own purpose. As you play deeper and deeper into the game, the Professor's motives become less and less clear...

Absolutely no relation to the [[{{Film/Contact}} 1997 movie of the same name]] starring Jodie Foster or the CarlSagan [[{{Literature/Contact}} novel]] it was based on.

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The ''Contact'' game contains examples of:
* AnyoneYouKnow
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Terry gains different abilities depending on the costumes you find.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The bad guys have a pet monkey.
* GainaxEnding
* GuideDangIt: Each of the costumes represent about 1/6 of the abilities in the game. And good lord, are each of them easy to miss.
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits
* HyperactiveMetabolism, partially subverted: You gain abilities and health by eating food, but it takes time to digest, so you can't cram burgers into your face indefinitely.
* LighterAndSofter: While it still bears the {{Mind Screw}}y hallmarks of {{Suda51}}'s handiwork, it's a downright SugarBowl compared to his other works.
** This could be because he had a lot less to do with the development of this game than the others. He says the only thing he worked on in the game was Mochi.
* LevelGrinding
* ManBehindTheMan: Akira Ueda, who previously worked on the Shining Soul series. Most assume Suda51 was the one running the show, but he was just a producer who, as mentioned above, had little involvement, as mentioned here: http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20060601/sheffield_01.shtml it was Ueda's game.
* MindScrew
* NoFourthWall: The Professor talks directly to you, the player.
** Because the player is an actual character, and the link between the two screens.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The Professor and everything belonging to him.
* PanderingToTheBase: Atlus marketed this game as a quasi-''EarthBound''ish title due to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style and humor, although the actual game is...[[YourMileageMayVary a Suda51 game.]]
* [[spoiler: PeoplePuppets]]: [[spoiler: You, the player, have been doing this to all the game characters without knowing it. Especially Terry, who calls you out on this during the game's ending.]]
* PlayerPunch: Done absolutely MAGNIFICENTLY.
* PowerTrio: The Professor, Terry and the player.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The [=CosmoNOTs=].
* ShoutOut: Occasionally, the Professor will quote popular [[MemeticMutation Internet memes]] (ForMassiveDamage, AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs, etc.). The game manual is even formatted to look like the Professor's LiveJournal (excuse me, ''[=VirtuaDiary=]''). [[NoExportForYou Though not in Europe, it wasn't.]]
** Arguably the reason why Mother/Earthbound fans took notice of the game lies in similar elements. The favorite food naming for example...
* ShiftingSandLand: Aegis
* TeamPet: Mochi, the space dog-that-thinks-it's-a-cat.
** The FiveBadBand has a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys white monkey]].
* TearJerker: TheStinger at the end might do this for you.
* TheStinger: For some strange reason, it only appears some of the time, and nobody knows why some players can see it and not others.
* YouBastard
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: The professor, visible on the top screen, talks to Terry via some kind of radio during cutscenes. He also constantly drops generic hints if you look up at the top screen.
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<<|EasternRPG|>>

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->''Things you WILL find in Contact: Monkeys. Cosmic terrorists. Powerful attack stickers. Fishing. Cooking. Humor. Fun with Nintendo Wi-Fi. Deeper meaning in life.[[hottip:*:[[YourMileageMayVary Results may vary]].]] Costumes Contact is two things coming together or touching. Like your hand contacting the mouse, so that increase your power and make you more fun to be around.''
-->--The back cover of ''Contact''

From the mind of Goichi Suda ("{{Suda 51}}"), the guy who developed the {{Mind Screw}}y ''{{Killer7}}'', and published by {{Atlus}} comes a Nintendo DS RPG entitled ''Contact''.

A professor from an unknown galaxy is chased and attacked by the Klaxon Army (called the "[=CosmoNOTs=]" in the US release), and his UFO crash-lands on an unknown planet, scattering its power cells everywhere. In order for him to
can get his ship back into commission, he enlists the help to one of Terry, a boy he meets after crash-landing, to help him get his power cells back through the use of specially-developed Decals (yes, the kind these pages that you stick on your body).

In ''Contact'', you control Terry and guide him from island
probably meant to island, searching for the power cells, beating up monsters, and making friends with the locals while navigate to:

!!Media Pages
* ''{{Literature/Contact}}'' - A SpeculativeFiction novel by CarlSagan
* ''{{Film/Contact}}'' - A 1997 film based
on the lookout for above novel
* ''{{Game/Contact}}'' - An EasternRPG on
the [=CosmoNOT=] gang, as they want the cells for their own purpose. As you play deeper and deeper into the game, the Professor's motives become less and less clear...

Absolutely no relation to the [[{{Film/Contact}} 1997 movie of the same name]] starring Jodie Foster or the CarlSagan [[{{Literature/Contact}} novel]] it was based on.

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The
NintendoDS
*
''Contact'' game contains examples of:
- A short film
* AnyoneYouKnow
''Contact'' - An animated short film
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Terry gains different abilities depending on the costumes you find.
''First Contact'' - A 1945 Murray Leinster novelette
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: ''StarTrekFirstContact''
* ''[=~2010:
The bad guys have a pet monkey.
Year We Make Contact~=]''
* GainaxEnding
''ThreeTwoOneContact'' - A children's television series

!!Tropes
* GuideDangIt: Each of the costumes represent about 1/6 of the abilities in the game. And good lord, are each of them easy to miss.
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits
* HyperactiveMetabolism, partially subverted: You gain abilities and health by eating food, but it takes time to digest, so you can't cram burgers into your face indefinitely.
* LighterAndSofter: While it still bears the {{Mind Screw}}y hallmarks of {{Suda51}}'s handiwork, it's a downright SugarBowl compared to his other works.
** This could be because he had a lot less to do with the development of this game than the others. He says the only thing he worked on in the game was Mochi.
* LevelGrinding
* ManBehindTheMan: Akira Ueda, who previously worked on the Shining Soul series. Most assume Suda51 was the one running the show, but he was just a producer who, as mentioned above, had little involvement, as mentioned here: http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20060601/sheffield_01.shtml it was Ueda's game.
* MindScrew
* NoFourthWall:
FirstContact - The Professor talks directly to you, the player.
** Because the player is an actual character, and the link
very first contact between the two screens.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The Professor
humans and everything belonging to him.
aliens.
* PanderingToTheBase: Atlus marketed this game FirstContactMath - Aliens use math as a quasi-''EarthBound''ish title due universal language to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style and humor, although the actual game is...[[YourMileageMayVary a Suda51 game.]]
* [[spoiler: PeoplePuppets]]: [[spoiler: You, the player, have been doing this to all the game characters without knowing it. Especially Terry, who calls you out on this
communicate during the game's ending.]]
First Contact.
* PlayerPunch: Done absolutely MAGNIFICENTLY.
* PowerTrio: The Professor, Terry and the player.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The [=CosmoNOTs=].
* ShoutOut: Occasionally, the Professor will quote popular [[MemeticMutation Internet memes]] (ForMassiveDamage, AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs, etc.). The game manual is even formatted to look like the Professor's LiveJournal (excuse me, ''[=VirtuaDiary=]''). [[NoExportForYou Though not in Europe, it wasn't.]]
** Arguably the reason why Mother/Earthbound fans took notice of the game lies in similar elements. The favorite food naming for example...
* ShiftingSandLand: Aegis
* TeamPet: Mochi, the space dog-that-thinks-it's-a-cat.
** The FiveBadBand has a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys white monkey]].
* TearJerker: TheStinger at the end might do this for you.
* TheStinger: For some strange reason, it only appears some of the time, and nobody knows why some players can see it and not others.
* YouBastard
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: The professor, visible on the top screen, talks to Terry via some kind of radio during cutscenes. He also constantly drops generic hints if you look up at the top screen.
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<<|EasternRPG|>>
FullContactMagic - Magic performed with dramatic motions
9th Feb '11 6:36:27 AM ccoa
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Absolutely no relation to the [[{{Film/Contact}} 1997 movie of the same name]] starring Jodie Foster.

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Absolutely no relation to the [[{{Film/Contact}} 1997 movie of the same name]] starring Jodie Foster.
Foster or the CarlSagan [[{{Literature/Contact}} novel]] it was based on.
30th Dec '10 4:01:56 PM Rothul
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* GuideDangIt: Each of the costumes represent about 1/6 of the abilities in the game. And good lord, are each of them easy to miss.



* PanderingToTheBase: Atlus marketed this game as a quasi-''EarthBound''ish title due to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style, although the actual game is...[[YourMileageMayVary a Suda51 game.]]

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* PanderingToTheBase: Atlus marketed this game as a quasi-''EarthBound''ish title due to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style, style and humor, although the actual game is...[[YourMileageMayVary a Suda51 game.]]



* ShoutOut: Occasionally, the Professor will quote popular [[MemeticMutation Internet memes]] (ForMassiveDamage, AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs, etc.). The game manual is even formatted to look like the Professor's LiveJournal (excuse me, ''[=VirtuaDiary=]'').

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* ShoutOut: Occasionally, the Professor will quote popular [[MemeticMutation Internet memes]] (ForMassiveDamage, AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs, etc.). The game manual is even formatted to look like the Professor's LiveJournal (excuse me, ''[=VirtuaDiary=]''). [[NoExportForYou Though not in Europe, it wasn't.]]



** [[NoExportForYou Not in Europe, it wasn't.]]



* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: The professor, visible on the top screen, talks to Terry via some kind of radio during cutscenes.
** He also constantly drops generic hints if you look up at the top screen.

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* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: The professor, visible on the top screen, talks to Terry via some kind of radio during cutscenes.
**
cutscenes. He also constantly drops generic hints if you look up at the top screen.
26th Sep '10 6:16:15 AM Kaxbe
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* Tearjerker: TheStinger at the end might do this for you.

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* Tearjerker: TearJerker: TheStinger at the end might do this for you.
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