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6th Sep '17 7:22:57 AM FarSider
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* VideoGame/MegaMan series:

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** And the jet ski section of Wave Man's stage in ''5''.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX 8'' has two of the 8 maverick stages as behind the rail shooters.

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** And the jet ski section of Wave Man's stage in ''5''.
''VideoGame/MegaMan5''.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX 8'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'' has two of the 8 maverick stages as behind the rail shooters.
6th Aug '17 2:27:41 PM SemioticTitan
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A common type of UnexpectedGameplayChange often found in [[ActionGame Action]] and [[PlatformGame Platformer]] games, the Unexpected Shmup Level is a level in which your character ends up going through a sequence reminiscent of an old school ShootEmUp, usually of the 2D side scrolling space shooter kind (think Gradius or the like). Usually proceeded by your character gaining access to a vehicle or PowerUp that allows them to fly. Because of it's [[TheClimax climactic]] nature, this is a relatively common gameplay style for final levels and FinalBoss battles.

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A common type of UnexpectedGameplayChange often found in [[ActionGame Action]] and [[PlatformGame Platformer]] games, the Unexpected Shmup Level is a level in which your character ends up going through a sequence reminiscent of an old school ShootEmUp, usually of the 2D side scrolling space shooter kind (think Gradius or the like). Usually proceeded preceded by your character gaining access to a vehicle or PowerUp that allows them to fly. Because of it's [[TheClimax climactic]] nature, this is a relatively common gameplay style for final levels and FinalBoss battles.
26th Jul '17 6:31:00 AM Piterpicher
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** ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition''[[labelnote:*]]an AffectionateParody of ''Sonic'', taking the form of a LetsPlay of a fictitious UpdatedRerelease[[/labelnote]] has a side-scrolling shooter level (blatantly "borrowed" from ''VideoGame/SeGaGaGa'') in which you fight various Sega game systems. By that point, it's probably the most sensible thing that's happened.

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** ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition''[[labelnote:*]]an ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition''[[labelnote:*]]an AffectionateParody of ''Sonic'', taking the form of a LetsPlay of a fictitious UpdatedRerelease[[/labelnote]] has a side-scrolling shooter level (blatantly "borrowed" from ''VideoGame/SeGaGaGa'') in which you fight various Sega game systems. By that point, it's probably the most sensible thing that's happened.
9th Jun '17 11:46:26 PM BNSF1995
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** The game was originally called Dinosaur Planet and got shoehorned into the Star Fox universe. The shooter levels were added in an attempt to make it more like Star Fox.

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** The game was originally called Dinosaur Planet and got shoehorned into the Star Fox universe. Planet, but Nintendo demanded Rare include ''Star Fox'' characters in order to increase its marquee value. The shooter levels were added in an attempt to make it more like Star Fox.''Star Fox''.
30th May '17 9:23:54 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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* ''Videogame/MarlowBriggsAndTheMaskOfDeath'' does this every time you take control of a turret. The first boss is entirely this save for the finishing move which is delivered via QTE.
30th May '17 9:22:23 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' ''begins'' with this, and alternating between vertical scrolling shooter, multi directional twin stick shooter, forward fixed scrolling flight, and horizontal scrolling shooter before even going to the hack and slash segments that makes up the bulk of the game. Later the game alternates between hack and slash, side scrolling, top down, and the aforementioned shmup segments again in various segments.
11th Apr '17 10:14:05 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' has multiple auto-scrolling shooter sequences, such as the VideoGame/SilverSurfer sequence in "Future Fuckballs 2010", the [[Film/TheGiantClaw Giant Claw]] fight in "Dungeons and Dickholes" and the shark ride in "Thy Farts Consumed". The sequel, ''[=ASSimilation=]'' has a few as well. The first one is "Sush 'Em Up" in Nerd Gaiden, where he mounts a flying tanuki with [[PlayingWithFire fiery]] [[BallsOfSteel testicles]] and fights a [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] {{expy}} named Scrotoro. A part of "Hippo Hell" turns into a shmup level when the Nerd jumps onto a helicopter. That is immediately followed by "You'll get caught up" which is a straight shmup level that is a reference to the commercial for the 1990's board game "Crossfire".

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* ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' ''AVGN'' licensed games:
** ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures''
has multiple auto-scrolling shooter sequences, such as the VideoGame/SilverSurfer ''VideoGame/SilverSurfer'' sequence in "Future Fuckballs 2010", the [[Film/TheGiantClaw Giant Claw]] fight in "Dungeons and Dickholes" and the shark ride in "Thy Farts Consumed". Consumed".
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The sequel, ''[=ASSimilation=]'' ''[[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdIIAssimilation ASSimilation]]'' has a few as well. The first one is "Sush 'Em Up" in Nerd Gaiden, where he mounts a flying tanuki with [[PlayingWithFire fiery]] [[BallsOfSteel testicles]] and fights a [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] {{expy}} named Scrotoro. A part of "Hippo Hell" turns into a shmup level when the Nerd jumps onto a helicopter. That is immediately followed by "You'll get caught up" which is a straight shmup level that is a reference to the commercial for the 1990's board game "Crossfire".
17th Feb '17 1:18:44 PM Galacton
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A common level type in games already relying on the UnexpectedGameplayChange, and almost expected in GameplayRoulette titles, the Unexpected Shmup Level is a SubTrope where your character ends up having to go through an unexpected ShootEmUp based level, usually of the 2D side scrolling space shooter kind (think Gradius or the like). This is very common in the SpaceZone or [[UnderTheSea underwater]] levels, and for some reason unknown, a relatively common gameplay style for final levels and FinalBoss battles.

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A common level type of UnexpectedGameplayChange often found in games already relying on the UnexpectedGameplayChange, [[ActionGame Action]] and almost expected in GameplayRoulette titles, [[PlatformGame Platformer]] games, the Unexpected Shmup Level is a SubTrope where level in which your character ends up having to go going through a sequence reminiscent of an unexpected ShootEmUp based level, old school ShootEmUp, usually of the 2D side scrolling space shooter kind (think Gradius or the like). This Usually proceeded by your character gaining access to a vehicle or PowerUp that allows them to fly. Because of it's [[TheClimax climactic]] nature, this is very common in the SpaceZone or [[UnderTheSea underwater]] levels, and for some reason unknown, a relatively common gameplay style for final levels and FinalBoss battles.



# The standard [[ShootEmUp space shooter]] game where your character is automatically moving down a left to right or bottom to top path, shooting down numerous [[{{Mooks}} enemy spaceships]] and collecting power ups. Think say, ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'', ''VideoGame/RType'', ''VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}}'', or ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', and this is the exact gameplay style used. There will always be a boss battle at the end against either a [[BattleshipRaid giant UFO/space ship/mecha]] or a [[ReactorBoss reactor]].

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# The standard [[ShootEmUp space shooter]] game where your character is automatically moving down a left to right or bottom to top path, shooting down numerous [[{{Mooks}} enemy spaceships]] and collecting power ups. Think say, ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'', ''VideoGame/RType'', ''VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}}'', or ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', and this is the exact gameplay style used. There will always usually be a boss battle at the end against either a [[BattleshipRaid giant UFO/space ship/mecha]] or a [[ReactorBoss reactor]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games have a habit of playing this for penultimate battles, in conjunction with an EleventhHourSuperpower, starting with the second game in the series, ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', and reaching an apotheosis in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' (and again in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra''). As it's standard for the series, ''unexpected'' is probably the wrong word, but, let's face it, the rest of the levels are about a cuddly pink thing running around and eating stuff.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games have a habit tradition of playing this becoming ShootEmUps for penultimate battles, usually in conjunction with an EleventhHourSuperpower, starting with the second game in the series, ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', and reaching an apotheosis in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' (and again in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra''). As it's standard for the series, ''unexpected'' is probably the wrong word, but, let's face it, the rest of the levels are about a cuddly pink thing running around and eating stuff.
11th Feb '17 5:57:19 AM AnotherGamer
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* ''VideoGame/TakeshisChallenge'' has the hang-gliding level, a horizontal scrolling stage which is made all the more infuriating because of the inability to gain height without clouds that can fall victim to shots.

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* ''VideoGame/TakeshisChallenge'' has the hang-gliding level, a horizontal scrolling stage which is made all the more infuriating because of the inability to gain height without clouds gusts of wind that can fall victim to shots.
5th Feb '17 1:54:04 PM TheSaintOfAllTropers
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*''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a form of this in the Yellow SOUL segments during a few of the Mettaton fights, most prominently featured in [[spoiler: [[SuperMode Mettaton EX]]]]. While you are in Yellow SOUL form, you can move like normal, but can fire a magical bolt upward by pressing Z. This is [[spoiler:actually incapable of damaging the target]], but it is excellent at destroying (boxes, bombs) or modifying (disco ball, arms, [[spoiler:[[ShesGotLegs legs]], and Mettaton's SOUL]]) attacks, making it a strong utility power and by far the most useful SOUL color.
**This SOUL color makes another appearance in [[spoiler:the [[FinalExamBoss Asriel]] [[TrueFinalBoss Dreemurr]] fight at the end of True Pacifist. Here, you call upon Alphys as a Lost Soul to help you, and she attacks you like the rest of the Lost Souls. However, she uses much of the same attacks Mettaton EX does, so nothing new here]].
**FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:Alphys [[NonActionGuy is not a fighter by any stretch of the definition]], but she was able to construct Mettaton, who is a mild (and ultimately subverted) KillerRobot. If [[BatmanGrabsAGun she had to fight]], she likely would simply use the weaponry she designed and built for him]].
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