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1st May '18 9:46:40 PM nombretomado
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A nonsensical premise, a bizarre story, weird gameplay mechanics -- all of these things have no choice but to bow their head if the game is fun. This is the RuleOfFun. See also the MST3KMantra, the RuleOfCool, and the RuleOfFunny (which, by the way, [[IThoughtItMeant is a quite different trope]]).

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A nonsensical premise, a bizarre story, weird gameplay mechanics -- all of these things have no choice but to bow their head if the game is fun. This is the RuleOfFun. See also the MST3KMantra, the RuleOfCool, and the RuleOfFunny (which, by the way, [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant is a quite different trope]]).
11th Mar '18 2:38:30 PM nombretomado
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* This very wiki. Why do we have stuff like SugarWiki, DarthWiki, JustForFun/TropeTan, the TropePantheons, or JustForFun/MadeOfWin? Why are our articles so casually-written in comparison to Wiki/ThatOtherWiki? Hell, why dedicate an entire site to tropes some people don't even notice in the first place? Because it's '''''fun''''', dammit!

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* This very wiki. Why do we have stuff like SugarWiki, DarthWiki, JustForFun/TropeTan, the TropePantheons, Pantheon/TropePantheons, or JustForFun/MadeOfWin? Why are our articles so casually-written in comparison to Wiki/ThatOtherWiki? Hell, why dedicate an entire site to tropes some people don't even notice in the first place? Because it's '''''fun''''', dammit!
18th Feb '18 12:43:14 AM nombretomado
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** [[{{Deconstruction}} Taken completely seriously at face value]] by the ''VideoGame/RedAlert3Paradox'' GameMod, then stuffed into a blender with other game genres, creating 5 new factions and a rooster of minifactions. If you thought RedAlert3 was crazy, then Paradox gives you the possibility to play an {{RPG}}, VideoGame/SimCity or a TowerDefense game (notably both the towers and the creeps as separate factions) in a RealTimeStrategy game. [[Franchise/RedAlert3ParadoxExpandedUniverse To top it off, the mod is growing in size due to its fanbase who try to think of ever newer factions]].

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** [[{{Deconstruction}} Taken completely seriously at face value]] by the ''VideoGame/RedAlert3Paradox'' GameMod, then stuffed into a blender with other game genres, creating 5 new factions and a rooster of minifactions. If you thought RedAlert3 ''VideoGame/RedAlert3'' was crazy, then Paradox gives you the possibility to play an {{RPG}}, VideoGame/SimCity or a TowerDefense game (notably both the towers and the creeps as separate factions) in a RealTimeStrategy game. [[Franchise/RedAlert3ParadoxExpandedUniverse To top it off, the mod is growing in size due to its fanbase who try to think of ever newer factions]].
15th Feb '18 4:45:09 PM nombretomado
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** And yes, you can indeed [[PennyArcade do a karate kick on a helicopter.]]

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** And yes, you can indeed [[PennyArcade [[Webcomic/PennyArcade do a karate kick on a helicopter.]]
2nd Feb '18 6:12:48 PM MagnusForce
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** The game in general, really. It's not about how much damage you do, whether you defeat the enemies, or how powerful your character is. It's all about making the most fun out of your roleplaying adventure.


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* {{Toku}}satsu. While [[AmericansHateTingle constantly disparaged in the west]] as "bad special effects", it's really about the fun of making a ''stylistic interpretation'' of reality. Case in point, American Tokusatsu author August Ragone writes of an incident in which a tokusatsu artist was asked about a scene in one of his films in which an obvious model horse is eaten by a {{kaiju}}. The questioner wonders why he didn't just use a composite shot of a real horse, and the artist's answer was "Because using a model horse was more fun!"
26th Jan '18 6:29:20 PM nombretomado
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* This very wiki. Why do we have stuff like SugarWiki, DarthWiki, JustForFun/TropeTan, the TropePantheons, or MadeOfWin? Why are our articles so casually-written in comparison to Wiki/ThatOtherWiki? Hell, why dedicate an entire site to tropes some people don't even notice in the first place? Because it's '''''fun''''', dammit!

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* This very wiki. Why do we have stuff like SugarWiki, DarthWiki, JustForFun/TropeTan, the TropePantheons, or MadeOfWin? JustForFun/MadeOfWin? Why are our articles so casually-written in comparison to Wiki/ThatOtherWiki? Hell, why dedicate an entire site to tropes some people don't even notice in the first place? Because it's '''''fun''''', dammit!
5th Jan '18 8:34:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' mainly runs off of RuleOfCool and RefugeInAudacity, but the overall effect follows the example of RuleOfFun quite a bit, too. How can a Tyranid that big pop up behind enemy lines without warning? How can those ImperialFists scouts move unseen through sparse foliage wearing neon yellow power armour? Why are there (optional) rules for using a [[TankGoodness Baneblade]] in smaller-than-Apocalypse games? Because it's cool and fun, that's why.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' mainly runs off of RuleOfCool and RefugeInAudacity, but the overall effect follows the example of RuleOfFun quite a bit, too. How can a Tyranid that big pop up behind enemy lines without warning? How can those ImperialFists Literature/ImperialFists scouts move unseen through sparse foliage wearing neon yellow power armour? Why are there (optional) rules for using a [[TankGoodness Baneblade]] in smaller-than-Apocalypse games? Because it's cool and fun, that's why.
3rd Jan '18 5:30:00 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''[[SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series is essentially based off this trope. The original concept was that of a carpenter named Jumpman saving a beautiful lady from Film/KingKong, no, [[CaptainErsatz Donkey Kong]] by jumping over barrels. This was evidently decided to be too unrealistic, so the designers decided the carpenter would actually be a plumber called Mario, the [[DistressedDamsel beautiful lady]] would be a princess [[SaveThePrincess kidnapped by a giant fire-breathing turtle]], and the plumber would become larger by eating mushrooms, shoot fireballs by collecting flowers, and harness the power of those famed aeronauts, tanuki, to fly. The later games in the series (particularly the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' subseries) have mercilessly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the series's bizarre origins.

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* The ''[[SuperMarioBros ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series is essentially based off this trope. The original concept was that of a carpenter named Jumpman saving a beautiful lady from Film/KingKong, no, [[CaptainErsatz Donkey Kong]] by jumping over barrels. This was evidently decided to be too unrealistic, so the designers decided the carpenter would actually be a plumber called Mario, the [[DistressedDamsel beautiful lady]] would be a princess [[SaveThePrincess kidnapped by a giant fire-breathing turtle]], and the plumber would become larger by eating mushrooms, shoot fireballs by collecting flowers, and harness the power of those famed aeronauts, tanuki, to fly. The later games in the series (particularly the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' subseries) have mercilessly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the series's bizarre origins.



* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' is probably the distilled personification of this trope. Why are an [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} electrically charged rodent]], an [[SuperMarioBros Italian plumber]], a [[SonicTheHedgehog speedy blue hedgehog]] and an [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda elfish tunic-wearing hero]] duking it out with lightsabers on top of a spaceship? Because it's awesome!

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' is probably the distilled personification of this trope. Why are an [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} electrically charged rodent]], an [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Italian plumber]], a [[SonicTheHedgehog speedy blue hedgehog]] and an [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda elfish tunic-wearing hero]] duking it out with lightsabers on top of a spaceship? Because it's awesome!



* The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is about a hedgehog with superpowers who saved small woodland animals from being turned into killer robots/the world from being taken over by an evil fat man with a robot fetish. Said hedgehog, with the help of some GreenRocks, can also apparently go ''[[Manga/DragonBall Super Saiyan]]''. At its peak, this series matched the popularity of ''{{Mario}}'' and ''Zelda''.

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* The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is about a hedgehog with superpowers who saved small woodland animals from being turned into killer robots/the world from being taken over by an evil fat man with a robot fetish. Said hedgehog, with the help of some GreenRocks, can also apparently go ''[[Manga/DragonBall Super Saiyan]]''. At its peak, this series matched the popularity of ''{{Mario}}'' ''Mario'' and ''Zelda''.
12th Dec '17 11:30:04 AM secretfan14
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* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' has some pretty noticeable moments of bizarre physics, such as leaping forward and suddenly doing a flying kick/cannonball at a target in the opposite direction, thrown objects like cars that have even but a very limited degree of homing capability, having an extreme disparity in damage potential between a simple fall and a bullet-dive drop both from say seven stories high, running horizontally on the CONVEX side of a vertical plane, the loooooong hang time of doing a max air combo... the list goes on. But it's fun. Especially the [[AwesomeYetPractical cannonball]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' has some pretty noticeable moments of bizarre physics, such as leaping forward and suddenly doing a flying kick/cannonball at a target in the opposite direction, thrown objects like cars that have even but a very limited degree of homing capability, having an extreme disparity in damage potential between a simple fall and a bullet-dive drop both from say seven stories high, running horizontally on the CONVEX side of a vertical plane, the loooooong hang time of doing a max air combo... the list goes on. But it's fun. Especially the [[AwesomeYetPractical cannonball]].cannonball.
9th Sep '17 9:54:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''BackyardSports''. A baseball/soccer/football/whatever game with zany powerups, not to mention that you can play as a kid in a wheelchair, kids who wear glasses while playing, and a '''robot'''. How fun is ''that''?

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* ''BackyardSports''.''VideoGame/BackyardSports''. A baseball/soccer/football/whatever game with zany powerups, not to mention that you can play as a kid in a wheelchair, kids who wear glasses while playing, and a '''robot'''. How fun is ''that''?
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