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16th Jun '17 9:43:36 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''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.]]

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* ''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
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** ''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
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* ''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.]]]]

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* ''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...]]

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* 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
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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.
11th May '17 12:13:47 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* 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.
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15th Mar '17 6:42:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Crusader'', an obscure PlatformGame by Creator/{{Compile}} for the {{MSX}}, is the source of the quote: "Princess has been kidnapped! You must save princess."

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* ''Crusader'', an obscure PlatformGame by Creator/{{Compile}} for the {{MSX}}, {{UsefulNotes/MSX}}, is the source of the quote: "Princess has been kidnapped! You must save princess."
1st Mar '17 4:03:58 PM lalalei2001
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieVideoGameHero'', Level 2 has Barbie save a girl trapped in a tree by matching three gems.
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