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2nd Jul '14 5:47:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[quoteright:306:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/weirdvideogameslogo_5002.PNG]] [[caption-width-right:306:This is the most normal part of any episode.]] From the weird, to the wild, to the WHAT, ''Weird Video Games'' is a video game review show by "Heisanevilgenius" (real name Tom White), where only the most asinine and mind-breaking games are showcased to the masses. The show is a result of Tom's self-appointed quest to find the oddest of the odd and get the good word out for the funkiest and wackiest games in existence. From blocks finding magical goblets and avoiding duck-like dragons to tomatoes who shoot fists at household objects, Heisanevilgenius has you covered. Heisanevilgenius is also (he claims) the genius behind the patron saint of bad fanfic, Creator/PeterChimaera, and created the RomHack ''Super Mario TKO'', one of several popularised by ProtonJon. The show's Web site can be found [[http://www.heisanevilgenius.com/wvg/ here]]. ---- !!This show contains examples of: * AccidentallyAccurate: In "Rock 'n' Rage", after expressing disbelief at the random weirdness of the first AncientEgypt level (such as Cleopatra giving you a forcefield powerup) he sarcastically suggests that the next level, Mediaeval Great Britain, will include Dracula as an enemy. It actually turns out to have ''Nosferatu'' as an enemy... ** Nonetheless, he is still right about it being Dracula, if you take into consideration that the Nosferatu film is an adaptation of the original Dracula novel. * AGoodNameForARockBand: RunningGag in the "Rock 'n' Rage" video. * AnachronismStew: Pointed out in "Rock 'n' Rage", whose AncientEgypt level's enemies includes both mummies and modern Arabs throwing grenades. * AncientGrome: In "Rock 'n' Rage" he notes that the game's idea of Ancient Rome is if anything more like Ancient Greece. * ARareSentence: In "Rock 'n' Rage", "I never thought I'd have to say this, but these are the most hardcore trees I have ever seen in my life". * BadassDecay: Tom notes this in the reveiw for ''Yume Penguin Monogatari'', as Penta has somehow gotten fat. * BadassNormal: Judging by Tom's reaction to the enemies in ''Bazooka Bill'', the "men-in-adult-diapers" are possibly the most powerful enemies in the game, where a bomb just takes off one HP while these guys can cost you a life. * TheCameo: His ''MonsterParty'' review had a host of cameos from other Blistered Thumbs contributors. ** ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' had several other members from Channel Awesome as well as Creator/DougWalker and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]. ** ''Yume Penguin Monogatari'' featured Jew Wario from ''You Can Play This''. * CanadaEh: Tom is from there, though it rarely comes up. * TheyChangedItNowItSucks: {{In-universe}}, Tom's opinion of how the roster of players in ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' was considerably toned down for the North American release compared to the wacky original Japanese version. * CoolVersusAwesome: Often shows up, especially in the fighting games. * {{Crossover}}: He once swapped shows with Roo from Website/ClanOfTheGrayWolf for one episode, doing a "16-bit Gems" while Roo did a Weird Video Games. ** Roo himself breifly appeared in ''Rock'n Rage''. * DeadpanSnarker * ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He provides a short written synopsis for each video describing the game in question, with emphasis on its weirdness. Some examples: --> ''VideoGame/RevolutionX'': Weirdness Rating: 7/10 Fight an oppressive new order alongside Aerosmith with a magic machine gun that shoots music. --> ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker'': Weirdness Rating: 7/10 Michael Jackson dances at gangsters, zombies, ghosts, and vacuum cleaners to save kids from Joe Pesci. --> ''Mahjong: The Lady Hunter'': Weirdness Rating: 7/10 A shameless superhero ripoff hunts down female jewel thieves so he can play Mahjong with them and then strip them naked. * FourPointScale: The "Weirdness Rating" is measured out of 10, but rarely dips below 5. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that if a game wasn't at least that weird then it wouldn't be on the show anyway. * GoshdarnItToHeck: Except for one or two cases, Tom relies on several unusual phrases and euphemisms to get his points across instead of relying on cursing. * GrandUnifyingGuesses: DiscussedTrope. In ''Momoko 120%'', Tom points out that the bonus levels imply that the game is a prequel to DonkeyKong. He explains it as [=DK=] being the one rolling the barrels at Momoko, the building durns down leaving the girders behind, and then Mario arrives and expects the worst. The cream of the crop of this theory? He points out the Trouble Bugs that are enemies in both games. * GratuitousEnglish: DiscussedTrope in ''Momoko 120%'', with him particularly dwelling on Japanese game titles' fondness for using the word 'panic' inappropriately. * HeroicBSOD: This tends to happen when the game being reviewed gets a little ''too'' weird. A good example of this is during the host's ''VideoGame/RevolutionX'' review. ** The ultimate example is ''Beat'em and Eat'em'' for the Atari2600, where he spends a majority of the video writing and typing his thoughts as just talking about it froze him and removed his speech. * HyperspaceArsenal: In ''Penguin Adventure'', accompanied by original art depicting the penguin if he really ''was'' trying to wear three pairs of boots, two mediaeval helmets and much more all at once. * NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer * RantComedy: Averted, unlike most web review shows. Tom's style is more an easygoing befuddlement with each weird factor in the game he's reviewing as they start to mount up. * ShoutOut: Subverted in ''Di's Baby'', where it looks like he's going to do the ''Creator/MontyPython'' "And now for something completely different" transition, (as the game in question is British) but it cuts to the intro before he can open his mouth. * SuperSpeed: Penta the penguin from ''VideoGame/AntarcticAdventure'' and ''Penguin Adventure'', who is capable of ''Mach 58''. * UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In one video he discusses how people just accept weirdness without question if it appears in a popular mainstream gaming series, such as SuperMarioBros--it's the less popular and one-off games where it stands out more. * WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] Reviewing games like this is the whole point of the show. * WidgetSeries: As well as these. * WorldOfChaos: Many of the games he reviews are set there, especially the Japanese ones. * WunzaPlot: His description of ''VideoGame/CaptainCommando'': --> A superhero teams up with a ninja, a mummy, and a baby. Who cares what they fight? ----
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[[quoteright:306:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/weirdvideogameslogo_5002.PNG]] [[caption-width-right:306:This is the most normal part of any episode.]] From the weird, to the wild, to the WHAT, ''Weird Video Games'' is a video game review show by "Heisanevilgenius" (real name Tom White), where only the most asinine and mind-breaking games are showcased to the masses. The show is a result of Tom's self-appointed quest to find the oddest of the odd and get the good word out for the funkiest and wackiest games in existence. From blocks finding magical goblets and avoiding duck-like dragons to tomatoes who shoot fists at household objects, Heisanevilgenius has you covered. Heisanevilgenius is also (he claims) the genius behind the patron saint of bad fanfic, Creator/PeterChimaera, and created the RomHack ''Super Mario TKO'', one of several popularised by ProtonJon. The show's Web site can be found [[http://www.heisanevilgenius.com/wvg/ here]]. ---- !!This show contains examples of: * AccidentallyAccurate: In "Rock 'n' Rage", after expressing disbelief at the random weirdness of the first AncientEgypt level (such as Cleopatra giving you a forcefield powerup) he sarcastically suggests that the next level, Mediaeval Great Britain, will include Dracula as an enemy. It actually turns out to have ''Nosferatu'' as an enemy... ** Nonetheless, he is still right about it being Dracula, if you take into consideration that the Nosferatu film is an adaptation of the original Dracula novel. * AGoodNameForARockBand: RunningGag in the "Rock 'n' Rage" video. * AnachronismStew: Pointed out in "Rock 'n' Rage", whose AncientEgypt level's enemies includes both mummies and modern Arabs throwing grenades. * AncientGrome: In "Rock 'n' Rage" he notes that the game's idea of Ancient Rome is if anything more like Ancient Greece. * ARareSentence: In "Rock 'n' Rage", "I never thought I'd have to say this, but these are the most hardcore trees I have ever seen in my life". * BadassDecay: Tom notes this in the reveiw for ''Yume Penguin Monogatari'', as Penta has somehow gotten fat. * BadassNormal: Judging by Tom's reaction to the enemies in ''Bazooka Bill'', the "men-in-adult-diapers" are possibly the most powerful enemies in the game, where a bomb just takes off one HP while these guys can cost you a life. * TheCameo: His ''MonsterParty'' review had a host of cameos from other Blistered Thumbs contributors. ** ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' had several other members from Channel Awesome as well as Creator/DougWalker and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]. ** ''Yume Penguin Monogatari'' featured Jew Wario from ''You Can Play This''. * CanadaEh: Tom is from there, though it rarely comes up. * TheyChangedItNowItSucks: {{In-universe}}, Tom's opinion of how the roster of players in ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' was considerably toned down for the North American release compared to the wacky original Japanese version. * CoolVersusAwesome: Often shows up, especially in the fighting games. * {{Crossover}}: He once swapped shows with Roo from Website/ClanOfTheGrayWolf for one episode, doing a "16-bit Gems" while Roo did a Weird Video Games. ** Roo himself breifly appeared in ''Rock'n Rage''. * DeadpanSnarker * ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He provides a short written synopsis for each video describing the game in question, with emphasis on its weirdness. Some examples: --> ''VideoGame/RevolutionX'': Weirdness Rating: 7/10 Fight an oppressive new order alongside Aerosmith with a magic machine gun that shoots music. --> ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker'': Weirdness Rating: 7/10 Michael Jackson dances at gangsters, zombies, ghosts, and vacuum cleaners to save kids from Joe Pesci. --> ''Mahjong: The Lady Hunter'': Weirdness Rating: 7/10 A shameless superhero ripoff hunts down female jewel thieves so he can play Mahjong with them and then strip them naked. * FourPointScale: The "Weirdness Rating" is measured out of 10, but rarely dips below 5. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that if a game wasn't at least that weird then it wouldn't be on the show anyway. * GoshdarnItToHeck: Except for one or two cases, Tom relies on several unusual phrases and euphemisms to get his points across instead of relying on cursing. * GrandUnifyingGuesses: DiscussedTrope. In ''Momoko 120%'', Tom points out that the bonus levels imply that the game is a prequel to DonkeyKong. He explains it as [=DK=] being the one rolling the barrels at Momoko, the building durns down leaving the girders behind, and then Mario arrives and expects the worst. The cream of the crop of this theory? He points out the Trouble Bugs that are enemies in both games. * GratuitousEnglish: DiscussedTrope in ''Momoko 120%'', with him particularly dwelling on Japanese game titles' fondness for using the word 'panic' inappropriately. * HeroicBSOD: This tends to happen when the game being reviewed gets a little ''too'' weird. A good example of this is during the host's ''VideoGame/RevolutionX'' review. ** The ultimate example is ''Beat'em and Eat'em'' for the Atari2600, where he spends a majority of the video writing and typing his thoughts as just talking about it froze him and removed his speech. * HyperspaceArsenal: In ''Penguin Adventure'', accompanied by original art depicting the penguin if he really ''was'' trying to wear three pairs of boots, two mediaeval helmets and much more all at once. * NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer * RantComedy: Averted, unlike most web review shows. Tom's style is more an easygoing befuddlement with each weird factor in the game he's reviewing as they start to mount up. * ShoutOut: Subverted in ''Di's Baby'', where it looks like he's going to do the ''Creator/MontyPython'' "And now for something completely different" transition, (as the game in question is British) but it cuts to the intro before he can open his mouth. * SuperSpeed: Penta the penguin from ''VideoGame/AntarcticAdventure'' and ''Penguin Adventure'', who is capable of ''Mach 58''. * UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In one video he discusses how people just accept weirdness without question if it appears in a popular mainstream gaming series, such as SuperMarioBros--it's the less popular and one-off games where it stands out more. * WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] Reviewing games like this is the whole point of the show. * WidgetSeries: As well as these. * WorldOfChaos: Many of the games he reviews are set there, especially the Japanese ones. * WunzaPlot: His description of ''VideoGame/CaptainCommando'': --> A superhero teams up with a ninja, a mummy, and a baby. Who cares what they fight? ----[[redirect:WebVideo/WeirdVideoGames]]
29th Jun '14 2:46:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Crossover}}: He once swapped shows with Roo from ClanOfTheGrayWolf for one episode, doing a "16-bit Gems" while Roo did a Weird Video Games.
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* {{Crossover}}: He once swapped shows with Roo from ClanOfTheGrayWolf Website/ClanOfTheGrayWolf for one episode, doing a "16-bit Gems" while Roo did a Weird Video Games.
24th Dec '13 8:54:00 PM videogmer314
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [invoked] He reviews games that invoke this.
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [invoked] He reviews [[invoked]] Reviewing games that invoke this.like this is the whole point of the show.
14th Nov '13 9:34:27 PM genisgone
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** ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' had several other members from Channel Awesome as well as {{DougWalker}} and {{Linkara}}.
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** ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' had several other members from Channel Awesome as well as {{DougWalker}} Creator/DougWalker and {{Linkara}}.[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]].
4th Nov '13 12:21:03 PM Tailikku
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* BadassNormal: Judging by Tom's reaction to the enemies in ''Bazooka Bill'', the "men-in-adult-diapers" are possibly the most powerful enemies in the game, where a bomb just takes off one HP while these guys can cost you a life.

** ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' had several other members from Channel Awesome as well as the NostalgiaCritic and {{Linkara}}.
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** ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' had several other members from Channel Awesome as well as the NostalgiaCritic {{DougWalker}} and {{Linkara}}.

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** ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' had several other members from Channel Awesome as well as the NostalgiaCritic and {{Linkara}}.Roo himself breifly appeared in ''Rock'n Rage''.

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** ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' had several other members from Channel Awesome as well as The ultimate example is ''Beat'em and Eat'em'' for the NostalgiaCritic Atari2600, where he spends a majority of the video writing and {{Linkara}}.typing his thoughts as just talking about it froze him and removed his speech.
4th Nov '13 12:10:11 PM Tailikku
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* GrandUnifiyingGuessing: DiscussedTrope. In ''Momoko 120%'', Tom points out that the bonus levels imply that the game is a prequel to DonkeyKong. He explains it as [=DK=] being the one rolling the barrels at Momoko, the building durns down leaving the girders behind, and then Mario arrives and expects the worst. The cream of the crop of this theory? He points out the Trouble Bugs that are enemies in both games.
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* GrandUnifiyingGuessing: GrandUnifyingGuesses: DiscussedTrope. In ''Momoko 120%'', Tom points out that the bonus levels imply that the game is a prequel to DonkeyKong. He explains it as [=DK=] being the one rolling the barrels at Momoko, the building durns down leaving the girders behind, and then Mario arrives and expects the worst. The cream of the crop of this theory? He points out the Trouble Bugs that are enemies in both games.
4th Nov '13 12:09:35 PM Tailikku
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* GrandUnifyingGuessing: DiscussedTrope. In ''Momoko 120%'', Tom points out that the bonus levels imply that the game is a prequel to DonkeyKong. He explains it as [=DK=] being the one rolling the barrels at Momoko, the building durns down leaving the girders behind, and then Mario arrives and expects the worst. The cream of the crop of this theory? He points out the Trouble Bugs that are enemies in both games.
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* GrandUnifyingGuessing: GrandUnifiyingGuessing: DiscussedTrope. In ''Momoko 120%'', Tom points out that the bonus levels imply that the game is a prequel to DonkeyKong. He explains it as [=DK=] being the one rolling the barrels at Momoko, the building durns down leaving the girders behind, and then Mario arrives and expects the worst. The cream of the crop of this theory? He points out the Trouble Bugs that are enemies in both games.
4th Nov '13 12:09:18 PM Tailikku
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* GrandUnifyingGuessing: DiscussedTrope. In ''Momoko 120%'', Tom points out that the bonus levels imply that the game is a prequel to DonkeyKong. He explains it as [=DK=] being the one rolling the barrels at Momoko, the building durns down leaving the girders behind, and then Mario arrives and expects the worst. The cream of the crop of this theory? He points out the Trouble Bugs that are enemies in both games.
1st Nov '13 6:39:05 AM Tailikku
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* BadassDecay: Tom notes this in the reveiw for ''Yume Penguin Monogatari'', as Penta has somehow gotten fat.

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** ''Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball'' had several other members from Channel Awesome as well as the NostalgiaCritic and {{Linkara}}. ** ''Yume Penguin Monogatari'' featured Jew Wario from ''You Can Play This''.
17th Jul '13 7:47:58 AM Tailikku
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** Nonetheless, he is still right about it being Dracula, if you take into consideration that the Nosferatu film is an adaptation of the original Dracula novel.
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