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4th Jun '16 9:55:47 PM nombretomado
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* Not immediately apparent with ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'', but in the original PS2 version the game's manual folded out into a map of the locations visited in the game provided by Jak's uncle, showing the names and roughly the path the player would take through the game. The problem is that the last level is called '[[spoiler: Gol and Maia's]] Citadel' which spoils the names of the BigBad. The problem? [[spoiler: The whole point of Jak and Daxter's journey at the beginning is because they believe Gol can turn Daxter back into a human/elf, and since there's a man and a woman seen in the opening cutscene it's very easy to work out who these two are...]]

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* Not immediately apparent with ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'', but in the original PS2 [=PS2=] version the game's manual folded out into a map of the locations visited in the game provided by Jak's uncle, showing the names and roughly the path the player would take through the game. The problem is that the last level is called '[[spoiler: Gol and Maia's]] Citadel' which spoils the names of the BigBad. The problem? [[spoiler: The whole point of Jak and Daxter's journey at the beginning is because they believe Gol can turn Daxter back into a human/elf, and since there's a man and a woman seen in the opening cutscene it's very easy to work out who these two are...]]
16th Mar '16 7:31:24 AM res20stupid
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* Not immediately apparent with ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'', but in the original PS2 version the game's manual folded out into a map of the locations visited in the game provided by Jak's uncle, showing the names and roughly the path the player would take through the game. The problem is that the last level is called '[[spoiler: Gol and Maia's]] Citadel' which spoils the names of the BigBad. The problem? [[spoiler: The whole point of Jak and Daxter's journey at the beginning is because they believe Gol can turn Daxter back into a human/elf, and since there's a man and a woman seen in the opening cutscene it's very easy to work out who these two are...]]
2nd Dec '15 5:25:33 PM nombretomado
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* The European reprinted manuals for a number of [[SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Mega Drive]] games were more complete but would often spoil details like the name or layout of later levels or enemy types, including bosses. For example:

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* The European reprinted manuals for a number of [[SegaGenesis [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Mega Drive]] games were more complete but would often spoil details like the name or layout of later levels or enemy types, including bosses. For example:
15th Oct '15 8:15:01 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Infernal}}'', [=EtherLight=]'s evil plan isn't revealed until you're half way through the game... unless you read the the manual, which states it outright in the introduction.
11th Jul '15 4:34:51 AM PF
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''. The manual is carefully written to never make any claims regarding [[spoiler:who you really are]], ensuring that it is completely accurate even after all the [[PlotTwist Plot Twists]].

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''. The manual is carefully written to never make any claims regarding [[spoiler:who you really are]], ensuring that it is completely accurate even after all the [[PlotTwist Plot Twists]].plot twists]].



* The manual for VideoGame/TheBugsBunnyCrazyCastle shows a screenshot of the password screen. The problem? Inputting the password in the screenshot takes you to the last level of the game!

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* The manual for VideoGame/TheBugsBunnyCrazyCastle ''The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle'' shows a screenshot of the password screen. The problem? Inputting the password in the screenshot takes you to the last level of the game!game.
11th Jul '15 4:31:29 AM PF
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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' has the following:

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' has the following:
9th Jul '15 5:16:15 AM PF
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Sometimes a VideoGame instruction manual, in the progress of describing gameplay controls or mechanics, will reveal information that was otherwise intended to be a surprise for the player as they plays the game.

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Sometimes a VideoGame instruction manual, in the progress of describing gameplay controls or mechanics, will reveal information that was otherwise intended to be a surprise for the player as they plays play the game.
9th Jul '15 5:15:37 AM PF
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Sometimes a VideoGame instruction manual, in the progress of describing gameplay controls or mechanics, will reveal information that was otherwise intended to be a surprise for the player as he plays the game.

For example, an illustration may depict characters that join the player's party late in the game, describe enemies or bosses he may fight in a particular area, or discuss how to control the player's GlobalAirship.

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Sometimes a VideoGame instruction manual, in the progress of describing gameplay controls or mechanics, will reveal information that was otherwise intended to be a surprise for the player as he they plays the game.

For example, an illustration may depict characters that join the player's party late in the game, describe enemies or bosses he they may fight in a particular area, or discuss how to control the player's GlobalAirship.
9th Jul '15 5:14:23 AM PF
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'''s American manual for the [=PS2=] version spoils a major development of the protagonist Luke simply with the cover - the cover of the manual was also the cover of the game. Not only that, it initially shows Luke's character page with him having long hair, but we already saw him with short hair. Later pages, explaining the status screen show Luke with short hair and flat out calling him Luke Fon Fabre. So already, the emotional impact of the scene of Luke [[ImportantHaircut cutting his hair short]] to symbolize his will to change is ruined simply by buying the game and looking at the manual. Incidentally, the Japanese manual ''did not'' spoil this.
** The manual was redone for the [=3DS=] version of the game and fortunately does not contain this blatant spoiler.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'''s American manual for the [=PS2=] version spoils a major development of the protagonist Luke simply with the cover - the cover of the manual was also the cover of the game. Not only that, it initially shows Luke's character page with him having long hair, but we already saw him with short hair. Later pages, explaining the status screen show Luke with short hair and flat out calling him Luke Fon Fabre. So already, the emotional impact of the scene of Luke [[ImportantHaircut cutting his hair short]] to symbolize his will to change is ruined simply by buying the game and looking at the manual. Incidentally, the Japanese manual ''did not'' spoil this.
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this. The manual was redone for the [=3DS=] version of the game and fortunately does not contain this blatant spoiler.
9th Jul '15 5:13:36 AM PF
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** ''Melee's'' instruction book shows in some pics that [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]], [[VideoGame/DrMario Dr. Mario]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Young Link]] and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mewtwo]] are playable.
** ''Brawl's'' manual shows [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]] and Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}, although [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil their presence is not much of a secret]].
*** Heck, you don't even need the manual for this one. Just look at the back of the box and see the two non-Nintendo characters taking up roughly a third of the illustrations.

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** ''Melee's'' ''Melee'''s instruction book shows in some pics that [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]], [[VideoGame/DrMario Dr. Mario]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Young Link]] and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mewtwo]] are playable.
** ''Brawl's'' ''Brawl'''s manual shows [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] and Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}, although [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil their presence is not much of a secret]].
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secret]]. Heck, you don't even need the manual for this one. Just look at the back of the box and see the two non-Nintendo characters taking up roughly a third of the illustrations.



* The European reprinted manuals for a number of [[SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Mega Drive]] games were more complete but would often spoil details like the name or layout of later levels or enemy types, including bosses. Off the top of my head:

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* The European reprinted manuals for a number of [[SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Mega Drive]] games were more complete but would often spoil details like the name or layout of later levels or enemy types, including bosses. Off the top of my head:For example:



** The manual of the SNES American release of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' - in the equipment section in the back, it lists the classes of all the characters, to designate what each can equip. Particularly blatant in the case of Edge and [=FuSoYa=], since you know there's more game coming after each DiscOneFinalDungeon because you haven't met a ninja or Lunarian yet.

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** The manual of the SNES North American release of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' - in the equipment section in the back, it lists the classes of all the characters, to designate what each can equip. Particularly blatant in the case of Edge and [=FuSoYa=], since you know there's more game coming after each DiscOneFinalDungeon because you haven't met a ninja or Lunarian yet.



* The manual for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' reveals the game's use of a DecoyProtagonist.

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* The manual for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' reveals the game's use of a DecoyProtagonist.



* The manual for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' spoils the fact that Lloyd is a Wingly. Not that it's hard to figure out, but it's not actually revealed until the third disc. It also spoils the complete endgame party.

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* The manual for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' spoils the fact that Lloyd is a Wingly. Not that it's hard to figure out, but it's not actually revealed until the third disc.Disc 3. It also spoils the complete endgame party.
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