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3rd Nov '17 9:35:56 PM Abodos
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* While New Donk City from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' is a mostly clean fantasy take on New York City, the grungy and less heavily populated areas tend to be covered in Bowser-themed graffiti, particularly the underground areas.
13th Sep '17 8:38:55 AM Larkmarn
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In VideoGameSettings, the Graffiti Town is a lighter version of GangsterLand where the action takes place in a modern urban area that has all the stereotypical elements of being "urban": tall brick apartment buildings with some wear and tear, elaborate and/or gigantic UsefulNotes/{{graffiti}} on the buildings, and tall chain-link fences. The stage music is usually in the hip-hop genre. Note this setting has to have [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated features]] of heavy urban areas, like downtown Los Angeles or New York. So Liberty City from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' can't count because the environment is relatively realistic compared to what is described here. Some basketball video games may have this as a court instead of the usual sports stadium.

GraffitiTown can also be [[PunkPunk not just the setting but the plot as well]], as a branch of PostCyberpunk with an even more upbeat tone and a focus on Existentialism and community even with competition. A sort of predecessor to SolarPunk, it stuck around longer than you would assume. Possibly due to pacing, as the number of known works in the genre are low and spread out over 1995-201X fairly evenly.

VaporWave is what happens when this is an InvertedTrope, looking at both the past and present with [[JadeColoredGlasses anti-nostalgia goggles]]. Expect lots of {{Grunge}}, PunkRock, HipHop and Indie Pop.

[[folder:Graffitipunk?]]
Common themes of Grafitti Punk include:
* BeYourself.
** Variety is the spice of life.
* [[AnAesop Stay active, not just passive]].
* RuleOfCool AppliedPhlebotinum such as electric roller skates.
* Radio stations with upbeat music.
** [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Digital Piracy]] is not evil ([[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop or if it is]], [[EvilIsCool it's still awesome]])
* GraffitiTown, CaptainObvious.
* If made after 199X, [[RetroUniverse technology will improve]] but [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=cd7zphi5h284uazuvu3zre6g social]] media [[AvertedTrope never existed]].
** Alternatively, it does but [[NewMediaAreEvil Social Media Are Evil]], and [[OldMediaAreEvil Old Media]] [[LesCollaborateurs are all to happy to serve their new digital overlords]].
* A colorful, or at least bright aesthetic. If it's a FalseUtopia, "the Man" is responsible and the punks aren't buying it.
* An emphasis on using cars less, for [[GreenAesop the environment]] as much as your health.
* Gratuitous LeParkour and SkateHeavenIsAPlaceOnEarth.
** LaResistance is also [[{{Pun}} La Parkouriers]][[note]] Pun not checked for grammatical correctness in French[[/note]].
* XtremeKoolLetterz, Letters2Numbers and similar tropes.
* Graffiti tagging as a form of expression rather than a gang marking territory - though the line is blurred by examples in which the "gangs" are purely a group of amateur extreme sports fans who compete for territory without using weapons at worst, you can tell it is still this trope by their "make play, not war" rules to what is much more violent in real life. In other words, ''don't prove'' "The Man" ''right''.
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In VideoGameSettings, the Graffiti Town is a lighter version of GangsterLand where the action takes place in a modern urban area that has all the stereotypical elements of being "urban": tall brick apartment buildings with some wear and tear, elaborate and/or gigantic UsefulNotes/{{graffiti}} on the buildings, and tall chain-link fences. The stage music is usually in the hip-hop genre. Note this setting has to have [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated features]] of heavy urban areas, like downtown Los Angeles or New York. So Liberty City from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' can't count because the environment is relatively realistic compared to what is described here. here.

Some basketball video games may have this as a court instead of the usual sports stadium.

GraffitiTown can also be [[PunkPunk not just the setting but the plot as well]], as a branch of PostCyberpunk with an even more upbeat tone and a focus on Existentialism and community even with competition. A sort of predecessor to SolarPunk, it stuck around longer than you would assume. Possibly due to pacing, as the number of known works in the genre are low and spread out over 1995-201X fairly evenly.

VaporWave is what happens when this is an InvertedTrope, looking at both the past and present with [[JadeColoredGlasses anti-nostalgia goggles]]. Expect lots of {{Grunge}}, PunkRock, HipHop and Indie Pop.

[[folder:Graffitipunk?]]
Common themes of Grafitti Punk include:
* BeYourself.
** Variety is the spice of life.
* [[AnAesop Stay active, not just passive]].
* RuleOfCool AppliedPhlebotinum such as electric roller skates.
* Radio stations with upbeat music.
** [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Digital Piracy]] is not evil ([[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop or if it is]], [[EvilIsCool it's still awesome]])
* GraffitiTown, CaptainObvious.
* If made after 199X, [[RetroUniverse technology will improve]] but [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=cd7zphi5h284uazuvu3zre6g social]] media [[AvertedTrope never existed]].
** Alternatively, it does but [[NewMediaAreEvil Social Media Are Evil]], and [[OldMediaAreEvil Old Media]] [[LesCollaborateurs are all to happy to serve their new digital overlords]].
* A colorful, or at least bright aesthetic. If it's a FalseUtopia, "the Man" is responsible and the punks aren't buying it.
* An emphasis on using cars less, for [[GreenAesop the environment]] as much as your health.
* Gratuitous LeParkour and SkateHeavenIsAPlaceOnEarth.
** LaResistance is also [[{{Pun}} La Parkouriers]][[note]] Pun not checked for grammatical correctness in French[[/note]].
* XtremeKoolLetterz, Letters2Numbers and similar tropes.
* Graffiti tagging as a form of expression rather than a gang marking territory - though the line is blurred by examples in which the "gangs" are purely a group of amateur extreme sports fans who compete for territory without using weapons at worst, you can tell it is still this trope by their "make play, not war" rules to what is much more violent in real life. In other words, ''don't prove'' "The Man" ''right''.
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11th Sep '17 11:23:05 PM SimYouLater
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In VideoGameSettings, the Graffiti Town is a lighter version of GangsterLand where the action takes place in a modern urban area that has all the stereotypical elements of being "urban": tall brick apartment buildings with some wear and tear, elaborate and/or gigantic UsefulNotes/{{graffiti}} on the buildings, and tall chain-link fences. The stage music is usually in the hip-hop genre. Note this setting has to have [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated features]] of heavy urban areas, like downtown Los Angeles or New York. So Liberty City from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' can't count because the environment is relatively realistic compared to what is described here.

Some basketball video games may have this as a court instead of the usual sports stadium.

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In VideoGameSettings, the Graffiti Town is a lighter version of GangsterLand where the action takes place in a modern urban area that has all the stereotypical elements of being "urban": tall brick apartment buildings with some wear and tear, elaborate and/or gigantic UsefulNotes/{{graffiti}} on the buildings, and tall chain-link fences. The stage music is usually in the hip-hop genre. Note this setting has to have [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated features]] of heavy urban areas, like downtown Los Angeles or New York. So Liberty City from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' can't count because the environment is relatively realistic compared to what is described here.

here. Some basketball video games may have this as a court instead of the usual sports stadium.stadium.

GraffitiTown can also be [[PunkPunk not just the setting but the plot as well]], as a branch of PostCyberpunk with an even more upbeat tone and a focus on Existentialism and community even with competition. A sort of predecessor to SolarPunk, it stuck around longer than you would assume. Possibly due to pacing, as the number of known works in the genre are low and spread out over 1995-201X fairly evenly.

VaporWave is what happens when this is an InvertedTrope, looking at both the past and present with [[JadeColoredGlasses anti-nostalgia goggles]]. Expect lots of {{Grunge}}, PunkRock, HipHop and Indie Pop.

[[folder:Graffitipunk?]]
Common themes of Grafitti Punk include:
* BeYourself.
** Variety is the spice of life.
* [[AnAesop Stay active, not just passive]].
* RuleOfCool AppliedPhlebotinum such as electric roller skates.
* Radio stations with upbeat music.
** [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Digital Piracy]] is not evil ([[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop or if it is]], [[EvilIsCool it's still awesome]])
* GraffitiTown, CaptainObvious.
* If made after 199X, [[RetroUniverse technology will improve]] but [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=cd7zphi5h284uazuvu3zre6g social]] media [[AvertedTrope never existed]].
** Alternatively, it does but [[NewMediaAreEvil Social Media Are Evil]], and [[OldMediaAreEvil Old Media]] [[LesCollaborateurs are all to happy to serve their new digital overlords]].
* A colorful, or at least bright aesthetic. If it's a FalseUtopia, "the Man" is responsible and the punks aren't buying it.
* An emphasis on using cars less, for [[GreenAesop the environment]] as much as your health.
* Gratuitous LeParkour and SkateHeavenIsAPlaceOnEarth.
** LaResistance is also [[{{Pun}} La Parkouriers]][[note]] Pun not checked for grammatical correctness in French[[/note]].
* XtremeKoolLetterz, Letters2Numbers and similar tropes.
* Graffiti tagging as a form of expression rather than a gang marking territory - though the line is blurred by examples in which the "gangs" are purely a group of amateur extreme sports fans who compete for territory without using weapons at worst, you can tell it is still this trope by their "make play, not war" rules to what is much more violent in real life. In other words, ''don't prove'' "The Man" ''right''.
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27th Feb '17 11:17:40 PM PeppermintTwist
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* Roughly half of the planets in ''VideoGame/BlenderBros'' have an aspect of this to them. The game is set in the far future and takes place in mostly urban, colonized worlds.
18th Jul '16 11:14:22 AM Doug86
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%%* The Rank 2 level in ''NoMoreHeroes 2''.

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%%* The Rank 2 level in ''NoMoreHeroes ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes 2''.
3rd Mar '16 12:28:45 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' and ''Jet Set Radio Future'' has Tokyo-To, where the player actually helps decorate the city with said elaborate graffiti. This extends to ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' and its sequel for tracks based on ''JSR''. On top of that, ''Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed'''s Jet Set course is called Graffiti City.
* The early stages in the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' games.'
* The first stage of ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. {{Paris}} has shades of this in ''Final Fight 2'', as do several stages in ''Final Fight 3''

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* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' and ''Jet Set Radio Future'' has Tokyo-To, where the player actually helps decorate the city with said elaborate graffiti. This extends to ''[[SegaSuperstars ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' and its sequel for tracks based on ''JSR''. On top of that, ''Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed'''s Jet Set course is called Graffiti City.
* The early stages in the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' games.'
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* The first stage of ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. {{Paris}} UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} has shades of this in ''Final Fight 2'', as do several stages in ''Final Fight 3''
14th Aug '15 10:43:41 PM ZombieAladdin
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* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' and ''Jet Set Radio Future'' has Tokyo-To, where the player actually helps decorate the city with said elaborate graffiti. This extends to ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' and its sequel for tracks based on ''JSR''.

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* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' and ''Jet Set Radio Future'' has Tokyo-To, where the player actually helps decorate the city with said elaborate graffiti. This extends to ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' and its sequel for tracks based on ''JSR''. On top of that, ''Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed'''s Jet Set course is called Graffiti City.
31st May '15 12:33:47 PM Elbruno
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* Various levels in the shooter ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', which helps fit the game's "urban" design aesthetic.

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* Various levels in the shooter ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', which helps fit the game's "urban" design aesthetic.
31st May '15 12:31:05 PM Elbruno
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* The Rank 2 level in ''NoMoreHeroes 2''.
* This is the general aesthetic of the setting of ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''; the graffiti comes from your character when you shoot your paint on as much of the maps as possible.

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* %%* The Rank 2 level in ''NoMoreHeroes 2''.
* This is %% ZeroContextExample. Add context to the general aesthetic of entry before bringing it back.
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' has a largely urban and industrial setting, while nonetheless still being colorful even before
the setting Inklings wreak havoc all over with their ink weaponry. The game even makes some very interesting use of ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''; the graffiti comes from your character when you shoot your paint on as much of by using messages posted to the maps console's social network Miiverse as possible.randomized graffiti that can show up in the game world in Inkopolis and the single and multiplayer levels.
30th May '15 12:39:40 AM EternalRain
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* Various levels in the shooter ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', which helps fit the game's "urban" design aesthetic.
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