History Main / SaveThePrincess

20th Sep '17 6:18:20 PM Pichu-kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' had Link trying to rescue Zelda from Ganon, and the [[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink second]] sees him trying to rescue another Zelda from a spell that causes her to sleep eternally. All the games after that, though they usually do have Zelda kidnapped at some point, do not make it the major driving force of the plot; those games which are an exception to this rule usually do not feature Zelda at all (e.g. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'').

to:

* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''
had Link trying to rescue Zelda from Ganon, and the [[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink second]] sees him trying to rescue another Zelda from a spell that causes her to sleep eternally. All the games after that, though they usually do have Zelda kidnapped at some point, do not make it the major driving force of the plot; those games which are an exception to this rule usually do not feature Zelda at all (e.g. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'').



* The original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' and ''3'' both have this plot, as does the Japanese version of ''2'' (''The Lost Levels''), ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', the first half of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', the second half of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games (excluding ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', where Peach is a playable character), ''and'' every ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' [[note]]''1'', ''Wii'', ''2'', ''U'', and ''Luigi U''[[/note]] Bowser must really dig Peach...

to:

* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
**
The original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' and ''3'' both have this plot, as does the Japanese version of ''2'' (''The Lost Levels''), ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', the first half of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', the second half of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games (excluding ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', where Peach is a playable character), ''and'' every ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' [[note]]''1'', ''Wii'', ''2'', ''U'', and ''Luigi U''[[/note]] Bowser must really dig Peach...



** Averted in ''Yoshi's Safari'' where Princess Peach isn't kidnapped at all and serves to deliver Mario and Yoshi the news that her friends King Fret and Prince Pine were captured by Bowser and Jewelry Land's jewels were stolen.

to:

** Averted in ''Yoshi's Safari'' ''VideoGame/YoshisSafari'' where Princess Peach isn't kidnapped at all and serves to deliver Mario and Yoshi the news that her friends King Fret and Prince Pine were captured by Bowser and Jewelry Land's jewels were stolen.



* In ''VideoGame/SonicCD'', Sonic's mission is to save Amy from Dr. Robotnik and Metal Sonic.

to:

* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
**
In ''VideoGame/SonicCD'', Sonic's mission is to save Amy from Dr. Robotnik and Metal Sonic.
15th Aug '17 3:50:19 PM lalalei2001
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhMonsterCapsuleGB'', Mokuba's RPG World storyline is a typical save-the-princess quest.

to:

* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhMonsterCapsuleGB'', ''VideoGame/YuGiOhMonsterCapsuleGB'', Mokuba's RPG World storyline is a typical save-the-princess quest.
1st Aug '17 3:27:33 PM totoofze47
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* While technically not a princess (unless you count her as one for being the daughter of the Fey clan's leaderess), poor Maya Fey in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series has to be saved from death ''four times''! The first two involve Maya being accused of murder and you have to get a not guilty verdict to save her. The third occasion has Maya kidnapped by an individual who uses this as leverage to force Phoenix into taking a case. The last case has Maya being trapped on a freezing mountain. And things just get worse from there...
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* While technically not a princess (unless you count her as one for being the daughter of the Fey clan's leaderess), poor Maya Fey in the ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' series has to be saved from death ''four times''! The first two involve Maya being accused of murder and you have to get a not guilty verdict to save her. The third occasion has Maya kidnapped by an individual who uses this as leverage to force Phoenix into taking a case. The last case has Maya being trapped on a freezing mountain. And things just get worse from there...
[[/folder]]
16th Jun '17 9:43:36 AM ImperialMajestyXO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/TowerOfTheSorcerer'', an indie puzzle game masquerading as a dungeon-crawl RPG, plays this straight, complete with the opening line [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny "A brave man is walking for to save the princess"]]. The plot from there is actually not too bad, but it's clearly an ExcusePlot, as the princess is hardly mentioned thereafter and seen only once before the endgame. Then the trope is subverted in the game's TwistEnding: [[spoiler:it turns out that it really ''was'' an ExcusePlot. The "princess" is an inanimate statue. The [[BigBad Big Bad's]] real goal was to get a sufficiently-powerful hero to the top of the tower so as to help him AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.]]

to:

* ''VideoGame/TowerOfTheSorcerer'', an indie puzzle game masquerading as a dungeon-crawl RPG, plays this straight, complete with the opening line [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny "A brave man is walking for to save the princess"]]. The plot from there is actually not too bad, but it's clearly an ExcusePlot, as the princess is hardly mentioned thereafter and seen only once before the endgame. Then the trope is subverted in the game's TwistEnding: [[spoiler:it turns out that it really ''was'' an ExcusePlot. The "princess" is an inanimate statue. The [[BigBad Big Bad's]] [[MotiveMisidentification real goal goal]] was to get a sufficiently-powerful hero to the top of the tower so as to help him AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.]]
9th Jun '17 11:40:54 AM MJTR
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is a subversion. Zelda ''does'' need to be rescued, but she isn't held captive. She's the lynchpin [[SealedEvilInADuel keeping Calamity Ganon from escaping]].
9th Jun '17 3:25:01 AM Korodzik
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheWoolBall'' has you fight your way through the entire cat army and eventually visit the gloomy cat planet in order to rescue your imprisoned girlfriend.



* ''RetroGameChallenge'' has a princess to save in Guadia Quest and in the first two Haggleman games. Arino comments that the Haggleman princess gets captured an awful lot. [[spoiler: [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks And he hates that Haggleman 3 ''doesn't'' have a princess to save.]]]]

to:

* ''RetroGameChallenge'' ''VideoGame/RetroGameChallenge'' has a princess to save in Guadia Quest and in the first two Haggleman games. Arino comments that the Haggleman princess gets captured an awful lot. [[spoiler: [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks And he hates that Haggleman 3 ''doesn't'' have a princess to save.]]]]



* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', a quest charges you with saving the dwarven princess Moira Bronzebeard from the emperor of the dark dwarves. [[spoiler:It turns out she's pregnant with said emperor's child and doesn't want to be saved...]]

to:

* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', a quest charges you with saving the dwarven princess Moira Bronzebeard from the emperor of the dark dwarves. [[spoiler:It turns out she's pregnant with said emperor's child and doesn't want to be saved...]]
2nd Jun '17 3:50:24 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Chuck Rock'' begins with the villain hitting Chuck's wife Ophelia over the head with a club and dragging her off ByTheHair. Chuck, of course, has to get off his stone lounge chair and go save her.

to:

* ''Chuck Rock'' ''VideoGame/ChuckRock'' begins with the villain hitting Chuck's wife Ophelia over the head with a club and dragging her off ByTheHair. Chuck, of course, has to get off his stone lounge chair and go save her.
11th May '17 12:34:22 PM Miracle@StOlaf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Your primary goal in ''VideoGame/{{Abadox}}'' is to enter an enormous, planet-devouring parasite to rescue a princess (the PC's girlfriend in the Japanese original) who was inside a ship the monstrous being had eaten. Genre conventions were presumably why they felt the need to dangle the "Save The Important Lady" carrot in front of the player, even though "Save The Galaxy from an Enormous PlanetEater Trying to Consume It" is already pretty good motivation.

to:

* Your primary goal in ''VideoGame/{{Abadox}}'' is to enter an enormous, a planet-devouring parasite to rescue a princess (the PC's girlfriend in the Japanese original) who was inside a ship the monstrous being had eaten. Genre conventions were presumably why they felt the need to dangle the "Save The Important Lady" carrot in front of the player, even though "Save The Galaxy from an Enormous PlanetEater Trying to Consume It" is already pretty good motivation.
11th May '17 12:33:56 PM Miracle@StOlaf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Your primary goal in ''VideoGame/{{Abadox}}'' is to enter an enormous, planet-devouring parasite to rescue a princess (the PC's girlfriend in the Japanese original) who was inside a ship the monstrous being had eaten. Genre conventions were presumably why they felt the need to dangle the "Save The Important Lady" carrot in front of the player, even though "Save The Galaxy from an Enormous Creature Trying to Consume It" is already pretty good motivation.

to:

* Your primary goal in ''VideoGame/{{Abadox}}'' is to enter an enormous, planet-devouring parasite to rescue a princess (the PC's girlfriend in the Japanese original) who was inside a ship the monstrous being had eaten. Genre conventions were presumably why they felt the need to dangle the "Save The Important Lady" carrot in front of the player, even though "Save The Galaxy from an Enormous Creature PlanetEater Trying to Consume It" is already pretty good motivation.
11th May '17 12:18:26 PM Miracle@StOlaf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Your primary goal in ''VideoGame/{{Abadox}}'' is to enter an enormous, planet-devouring parasite to rescue a princess who was inside a ship the monstrous being had eaten. Genre conventions were presumably why they felt the need to dangle the "Save The Princess" carrot in front of the player, even though "Save The Galaxy from an Enormous Creature Trying to Consume It" is already pretty good motivation.

to:

* Your primary goal in ''VideoGame/{{Abadox}}'' is to enter an enormous, planet-devouring parasite to rescue a princess (the PC's girlfriend in the Japanese original) who was inside a ship the monstrous being had eaten. Genre conventions were presumably why they felt the need to dangle the "Save The Princess" Important Lady" carrot in front of the player, even though "Save The Galaxy from an Enormous Creature Trying to Consume It" is already pretty good motivation.
This list shows the last 10 events of 105. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SaveThePrincess