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7th Dec '13 5:27:35 PM Korodzik
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Hard Hat is a series of fan-made games by Damaged Games. Similar to the original ''VideoGame/MegaMan'', the player has to defeat eight bosses (while obtaining their weapons) before facing off against Dr Wily. In this series, you control the MascotMook of the games, a [[InvincibleMinorMinion Metool]] known as "Hard Hat". Each of the games has Hard Hat pissed off at Wily for some reason, and hence makes him want to destroy Wily's ambitions in some way or other (though the two usually reconcile at the end of the game).

Download them [[http://damagedgames.com/?cat=4 here]].

Not to be confused with TheHardHat.

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'''Tropes used for this game:'''

* ActuallyADoomBot: In the first game's ending, Hard Hat kills Dr.Wily only for the real Dr.Wily to appear and reveal the one he just killed was a robot.
* AntiFrustrationFeature: ''4'' gives the players the option to make spikes and other OneHitKill contact substances non-lethal. BottomlessPits will still kill you, though.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done in Hard Hat 2. In the intro there is a villian called Mr.X, Dr.Wily remembers he was Mr.X in MegaMan6. In the ending when played on normal mode, Hard Hat thought the game would be harder which causes Dr.Wily to say go and play Hard mode. He says this even if you play the game in hard mode!
* BreakoutMookCharacter: You play as a [[InvincibleMinorMinion Metool]], the series' MascotMook. The second and third games ''do'' give him the ability to perform an invincible crouch.
* BottomlessPitRescueService: The Chasm Bounce, the secondary ability given to you by Aerial Man.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Done in Mega Man fashion, no less.
* [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Luckily My Hat Will Protect Me]]: Somewhat averted- your hat is only effective in shielding against regular shots.
* MegaManning: As the game was based off VideoGame/MegaMan, it's not surprising that HardHat is able to get the weapons of defeated robot masters.
* NintendoHard: All four games. Then again, they ''are'' based of the original VideoGame/MegaMan series...
* SecondaryFire: The third game gives Hard Hat a secondary attack for EVERY weapon.
* ShoutOut: The whole of Wily Stage 1 in ''4'' is one to ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man 2}}'s'' first Wily Stage, right down to (most of) the level layout, music, and boss.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Blaze Gal in ''4''.
* SpreadShot: In ''3'' and ''4'', Hard Hat gets the Metool spread shot as a secondary fire. [[spoiler: Collecting the letters "Hard Hat 4" allows you to spam it indefinitely.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: The first Hard Hat Game. Hard Hat kills Mega Man and Dr.Light as he turns out to still work for Dr.Wily.
** Although Dr.Light is still alive as shown in the ending of Hard Hat 3.
* TheUnreveal: It is never revealed who Mr.X is in Hard Hat 2: War Ensemble.
* VillainProtagonist: Not surprising, since you play as a MascotMook. Although he gets pissed off with Wily, the two still reconcile in the end (at least in the first two games and the fourth). The third game has you fight [[spoiler: Mega Man]] as a boss. And you get to kill him!
* WarmUpBoss: Sketch Man in ''4''. His stage is very easy compared to the others, and when you face him, he's not even an ArtAttacker- he fires weak pencil lead and eraser shavings, and he also takes extra damage from your regular attack.
* WaveMotionGun: The secondary attack for the third game's Plasma Shot is this.

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Hard Hat is a series of fan-made games by Damaged Games. Similar to the original ''VideoGame/MegaMan'', the player has to defeat eight bosses (while obtaining their weapons) before facing off against Dr Wily. In this series, you control the MascotMook of the games, a [[InvincibleMinorMinion Metool]] known as "Hard Hat". Each of the games has Hard Hat pissed off at Wily for some reason, and hence makes him want to destroy Wily's ambitions in some way or other (though the two usually reconcile at the end of the game).

Download them [[http://damagedgames.com/?cat=4 here]].

Not to be confused with TheHardHat.

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'''Tropes used for this game:'''

* ActuallyADoomBot: In the first game's ending, Hard Hat kills Dr.Wily only for the real Dr.Wily to appear and reveal the one he just killed was a robot.
* AntiFrustrationFeature: ''4'' gives the players the option to make spikes and other OneHitKill contact substances non-lethal. BottomlessPits will still kill you, though.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done in Hard Hat 2. In the intro there is a villian called Mr.X, Dr.Wily remembers he was Mr.X in MegaMan6. In the ending when played on normal mode, Hard Hat thought the game would be harder which causes Dr.Wily to say go and play Hard mode. He says this even if you play the game in hard mode!
* BreakoutMookCharacter: You play as a [[InvincibleMinorMinion Metool]], the series' MascotMook. The second and third games ''do'' give him the ability to perform an invincible crouch.
* BottomlessPitRescueService: The Chasm Bounce, the secondary ability given to you by Aerial Man.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Done in Mega Man fashion, no less.
* [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Luckily My Hat Will Protect Me]]: Somewhat averted- your hat is only effective in shielding against regular shots.
* MegaManning: As the game was based off VideoGame/MegaMan, it's not surprising that HardHat is able to get the weapons of defeated robot masters.
* NintendoHard: All four games. Then again, they ''are'' based of the original VideoGame/MegaMan series...
* SecondaryFire: The third game gives Hard Hat a secondary attack for EVERY weapon.
* ShoutOut: The whole of Wily Stage 1 in ''4'' is one to ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man 2}}'s'' first Wily Stage, right down to (most of) the level layout, music, and boss.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Blaze Gal in ''4''.
* SpreadShot: In ''3'' and ''4'', Hard Hat gets the Metool spread shot as a secondary fire. [[spoiler: Collecting the letters "Hard Hat 4" allows you to spam it indefinitely.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: The first Hard Hat Game. Hard Hat kills Mega Man and Dr.Light as he turns out to still work for Dr.Wily.
** Although Dr.Light is still alive as shown in the ending of Hard Hat 3.
* TheUnreveal: It is never revealed who Mr.X is in Hard Hat 2: War Ensemble.
* VillainProtagonist: Not surprising, since you play as a MascotMook. Although he gets pissed off with Wily, the two still reconcile in the end (at least in the first two games and the fourth). The third game has you fight [[spoiler: Mega Man]] as a boss. And you get to kill him!
* WarmUpBoss: Sketch Man in ''4''. His stage is very easy compared to the others, and when you face him, he's not even an ArtAttacker- he fires weak pencil lead and eraser shavings, and he also takes extra damage from your regular attack.
* WaveMotionGun: The secondary attack for the third game's Plasma Shot is this.

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25th Mar '13 3:19:53 AM ironcommando
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* VillainProtagonist: Not surprising, since you play as a MascotMook. Although he gets pissed off with Wily, the two still reconcile in the end (at least in the first two games). The third game has you fight [[spoiler: Mega Man]] as a boss. And you get to kill him!

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* VillainProtagonist: Not surprising, since you play as a MascotMook. Although he gets pissed off with Wily, the two still reconcile in the end (at least in the first two games).games and the fourth). The third game has you fight [[spoiler: Mega Man]] as a boss. And you get to kill him!
25th Mar '13 1:55:28 AM ironcommando
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* AntiFrustrationFeature: ''4'' gives the players the option to make spikes and other OneHitKill contact substances non-lethal. BottomlessPits will still kill you, though.



* BottomlessPitRescueService: The Chasm Bounce, the secondary ability given to you by Aerial Man.



* NintendoHard: All three games. Then again, they ''are'' based of the original VideoGame/MegaMan series...

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* NintendoHard: All three four games. Then again, they ''are'' based of the original VideoGame/MegaMan series...
25th Mar '13 1:05:00 AM ironcommando
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* ShoutOut: The whole of Wily Stage 1 in ''4'' is one to ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man 2}}'s'' first Wily Stage, right down to (most of) the level layout, music, and boss.
25th Mar '13 1:02:20 AM ironcommando
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* WarmUpBoss: Sketch Man in ''4''. His stage is very easy compared to the others, and when you face him, he's not even an ArtAttacker- he fires weak pencil lead and eraser shavings, and he also takes extra damage from your regular attack.
25th Mar '13 12:26:29 AM ironcommando
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Blaze Gal in ''4''.
* SpreadShot: In ''3'' and ''4'', Hard Hat gets the Metool spread shot as a secondary fire. [[spoiler: Collecting the letters "Hard Hat 4" allows you to spam it indefinitely.]]
18th Dec '12 8:43:33 AM Gatleos
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Download them [[http://damagedgames.com/?cat=4 here]].
9th Dec '12 3:56:13 PM spectertv
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done in Hard Hat 2. In the intro there is a villian called Mr.X, Dr.Wily remembers he was Mr.X in MegaMan6. In the ending when played on normal mode, Hard Hat thought the game would be harder which causes Dr.Wily to say go and play Hard mode. He says this even if you play the game in hard mode!



* TheBadGuyWins: The first Hard Hat Game.

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* TheBadGuyWins: The first Hard Hat Game. Hard Hat kills Mega Man and Dr.Light as he turns out to still work for Dr.Wily.
** Although Dr.Light is still alive as shown in the ending of Hard Hat 3.
9th Dec '12 3:43:18 PM spectertv
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* ActuallyADoomBot: In the first game's ending, Hard Hat kills Dr.Wily only for the real Dr.Wily to appear and reveal the one he just killed was a robot.


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* TheBadGuyWins: The first Hard Hat Game.
* TheUnreveal: It is never revealed who Mr.X is in Hard Hat 2: War Ensemble.
4th Jun '12 12:37:15 PM ccoa
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* ADayInTheSlimelight: You play as a [[InvincibleMinorMinion Metool]], the series' MascotMook. The second and third games ''do'' give him the ability to perform an invincible crouch.

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* ADayInTheSlimelight: BreakoutMookCharacter: You play as a [[InvincibleMinorMinion Metool]], the series' MascotMook. The second and third games ''do'' give him the ability to perform an invincible crouch.
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