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14th Mar '13 10:41:11 AM willthiswork
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-->''1. There's a boss at the end of this tunnel.''
-->''2. You can't hurt him with your weapons.''
-->''3. To kill him, you have to burn the rope above.''
-->'''-You Have To Burn The Rope'''
-->''[[spoiler:[[EasterEgg 4. Also, you can't really die.]]]]''

YouHaveToBurnTheRope is a {{parody}} of [[PuzzleBoss Puzzle Bosses]], {{Platform Game}}s, and possibly video games in general, created by "Mazapan." It may also be considered to be the MirrorUniverse version of VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy.

Saying anything more would ruin the experience, so just play it [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Mazapan/you-have-to-burn-the-rope here]] or [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/432872 here]](originally hosted [[http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php here]]). It's free. GO FORTH, TROPERS! And if you want to listen to/download the end credits song, [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/134684 here's the link]], but don't do so until AFTER you finish the game. Trust us. ''Many, many spoilers.''

Oh and... um, you have to burn the rope. Just sayin'...

Has no relation to the similar-sounding games ''CutTheRope'' and ''Burn The Rope'', other than the fact that ropes are involved.
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!!You Have To Add The Trope:
* AchillesHeel: Chandeliers.
* [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame All There Is To Know About The Rope Burning Game]]: ...is right there in the title.
* AnAxeToGrind: The player character's main weapon. [[spoiler:Though it does nothing of importance.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: The axes. You can't kill the [[spoiler:Grinning Colossus]] with them, and they can't cut the rope.
* AwesomeYetPractical: You get to drop a chandelier on someone, and it works.
* AxCrazy: By repeatedly hitting any button other than the directional keys or space.
* BattleThemeMusic
* BenevolentArchitecture: {{Lampshaded}}, just like nearly every other trope on here.
* BlankWhiteEyes: The player character.
* BossArenaIdiocy
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The torch you pick up halfway through the game]] plays a vital role in defeating the final boss.
* CollisionDamage
* TheComputerIsALyingBastard: While the instructions claim that you cannot hurt [[spoiler:the colossus]] with your weapons, it is in fact possible. [[spoiler: You cannot, however, kill it in this manner.]]
* ClosingCredits
* CreditsGag: You'll see.
* EasterEgg: [[spoiler:After you read the instructions, right-click.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* ExpositoryThemeTune: A rather strange version of this is seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc3HYeJPbfM&hd=1 "Now You're a Hero,"]] the end credits song. It doesn't explain anything; rather, it just reviews the entirety of the game. Then it asks you SoWhatDoWeDoNow that you beat the game.
* {{Expy}}: The player character is seemingly an Expy of Kirby...''and Franchise/IndianaJones.''
** Which means...[[FridgeHorror Kirby ate Indiana Jones!]]
* EyeBeams: The [[spoiler:Grinning Colossus's]] signature attack.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: [[spoiler:What happens when you burn the rope.]]
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:The Grinning Colossus.]] Then again, he's [[spoiler:the only boss.]]
* FlechetteStorm: The main character can do this if you type fast enough.
* FloatingPlatforms
* ForegoneConclusion
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: For some reason, you cannot simply cut the rope with the infinite axes the player character carries around.
** But of course! You have to '''burn''' the rope. As for why, that is the realm of FridgeLogic and EpilepticTrees.
* GirlyRun
* GratuitousPanning: In the end credits.
* HammerSpace: You can pull billions of axes out of nowhere in sequence.
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler:The Grinning Colossus]] will take damage from your axes, but regenerates faster than you can keep up damage. By hacking the game it is possible to deplete the entire HP bar using only axes, but the [[spoiler:Grinning Colossus]] still won't die.
* ImprovisedWeapon: The chandelier.
* InvincibleHero: PlayedForLaughs
* JumpPhysics
* KillItWithFire: You have to '''burn''' the rope.
* LifeMeter: The boss has a certain amount of health, [[spoiler: but the player has infinite health.]]
* LudicrousGibs: Well, some gibs, anyway.
* MeaningfulName: The title. No points for guessing how to beat the boss.
* {{Montage}} / CreditsMontage
* NecroNonSequitur: Well, sort of.
* NoArcInArchery: Averted, though with thrown axes.
* NonindicativeName: [[spoiler:The Grinning Colossus]] never grins or even smiles.
* PointOfNoReturn: The Boss Room has the hall seal as soon as you get to the end. In addition, at the end of the hall there is a drop from which you cannot jump back up.
* PrecisionFStrike: "You've manage to beat the whole damn ga-ame"
* PuzzleBoss
* RuleOfThree: At the start, there are three instructions printed below the floor.
* SavingTheWorld: In the expository theme ("Now you're a hero, you burned the rope and saved us a-all." This seems to be the only place in the game where this particular plot-point is mentioned, however.) Interesting that the boss was a threat to the world, given that he's too tall to get out of his headquarters.
* ShootTheRope: Averted; your normal weapons will have no effect as you have to ''burn'' the rope.
* ShoutOut: The ending song seems to shout out to the ending credits tune from Videogame/{{Portal}}, ''Still Alive''. The lyrics actually ''scan'' to the Same tune.
* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: The end of the credit song.
* SpoilerTitle
* StrategyGuide: The game's site links directly to the official strategy guide.
* StormingTheCastle: The entire game.
* StuffBlowingUp: How [[spoiler:the Grinning Colossus]] dies after you [[spoiler:drop the chandelier]] on him.
* ThatsAllFolks: After the credits.
* TitleDrop: "3. To kill him, '''you have to burn the rope'''."
* VariableMix: The music changes the further down the tunnel you go. When you get past the PointOfNoReturn between the third sign and the boss, the music is [[MusicalSpoiler reduced to a low rumble]].
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the EyeBeams! Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the creature! Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the ceiling! It's got less LudicrousGibs than [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy IWBTG]], but also far less [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment punishment]].
* ViewersAreMorons: The entire game can be viewed as a parody of this.
* WalkingHead: The protagonist.
* WeaksauceWeakness: A boss you can't harm with infinite axes without healing is totally dominated by a falling chandelier.

By the way, if you'd just clicked the link at the beginning instead of reading all this, you'd have finished the game a few times over by now.
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-->''1. There's a boss at the end of this tunnel.''
-->''2. You can't hurt him with your weapons.''
-->''3. To kill him, you have to burn the rope above.''
-->'''-You Have To Burn The Rope'''
-->''[[spoiler:[[EasterEgg 4. Also, you can't really die.]]]]''

YouHaveToBurnTheRope is a {{parody}} of [[PuzzleBoss Puzzle Bosses]], {{Platform Game}}s, and possibly video games in general, created by "Mazapan." It may also be considered to be the MirrorUniverse version of VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy.

Saying anything more would ruin the experience, so just play it [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Mazapan/you-have-to-burn-the-rope here]] or [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/432872 here]](originally hosted [[http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php here]]). It's free. GO FORTH, TROPERS! And if you want to listen to/download the end credits song, [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/134684 here's the link]], but don't do so until AFTER you finish the game. Trust us. ''Many, many spoilers.''

Oh and... um, you have to burn the rope. Just sayin'...

Has no relation to the similar-sounding games ''CutTheRope'' and ''Burn The Rope'', other than the fact that ropes are involved.
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!!You Have To Add The Trope:
* AchillesHeel: Chandeliers.
* [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame All There Is To Know About The Rope Burning Game]]: ...is right there in the title.
* AnAxeToGrind: The player character's main weapon. [[spoiler:Though it does nothing of importance.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: The axes. You can't kill the [[spoiler:Grinning Colossus]] with them, and they can't cut the rope.
* AwesomeYetPractical: You get to drop a chandelier on someone, and it works.
* AxCrazy: By repeatedly hitting any button other than the directional keys or space.
* BattleThemeMusic
* BenevolentArchitecture: {{Lampshaded}}, just like nearly every other trope on here.
* BlankWhiteEyes: The player character.
* BossArenaIdiocy
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The torch you pick up halfway through the game]] plays a vital role in defeating the final boss.
* CollisionDamage
* TheComputerIsALyingBastard: While the instructions claim that you cannot hurt [[spoiler:the colossus]] with your weapons, it is in fact possible. [[spoiler: You cannot, however, kill it in this manner.]]
* ClosingCredits
* CreditsGag: You'll see.
* EasterEgg: [[spoiler:After you read the instructions, right-click.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* ExpositoryThemeTune: A rather strange version of this is seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc3HYeJPbfM&hd=1 "Now You're a Hero,"]] the end credits song. It doesn't explain anything; rather, it just reviews the entirety of the game. Then it asks you SoWhatDoWeDoNow that you beat the game.
* {{Expy}}: The player character is seemingly an Expy of Kirby...''and Franchise/IndianaJones.''
** Which means...[[FridgeHorror Kirby ate Indiana Jones!]]
* EyeBeams: The [[spoiler:Grinning Colossus's]] signature attack.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: [[spoiler:What happens when you burn the rope.]]
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:The Grinning Colossus.]] Then again, he's [[spoiler:the only boss.]]
* FlechetteStorm: The main character can do this if you type fast enough.
* FloatingPlatforms
* ForegoneConclusion
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: For some reason, you cannot simply cut the rope with the infinite axes the player character carries around.
** But of course! You have to '''burn''' the rope. As for why, that is the realm of FridgeLogic and EpilepticTrees.
* GirlyRun
* GratuitousPanning: In the end credits.
* HammerSpace: You can pull billions of axes out of nowhere in sequence.
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler:The Grinning Colossus]] will take damage from your axes, but regenerates faster than you can keep up damage. By hacking the game it is possible to deplete the entire HP bar using only axes, but the [[spoiler:Grinning Colossus]] still won't die.
* ImprovisedWeapon: The chandelier.
* InvincibleHero: PlayedForLaughs
* JumpPhysics
* KillItWithFire: You have to '''burn''' the rope.
* LifeMeter: The boss has a certain amount of health, [[spoiler: but the player has infinite health.]]
* LudicrousGibs: Well, some gibs, anyway.
* MeaningfulName: The title. No points for guessing how to beat the boss.
* {{Montage}} / CreditsMontage
* NecroNonSequitur: Well, sort of.
* NoArcInArchery: Averted, though with thrown axes.
* NonindicativeName: [[spoiler:The Grinning Colossus]] never grins or even smiles.
* PointOfNoReturn: The Boss Room has the hall seal as soon as you get to the end. In addition, at the end of the hall there is a drop from which you cannot jump back up.
* PrecisionFStrike: "You've manage to beat the whole damn ga-ame"
* PuzzleBoss
* RuleOfThree: At the start, there are three instructions printed below the floor.
* SavingTheWorld: In the expository theme ("Now you're a hero, you burned the rope and saved us a-all." This seems to be the only place in the game where this particular plot-point is mentioned, however.) Interesting that the boss was a threat to the world, given that he's too tall to get out of his headquarters.
* ShootTheRope: Averted; your normal weapons will have no effect as you have to ''burn'' the rope.
* ShoutOut: The ending song seems to shout out to the ending credits tune from Videogame/{{Portal}}, ''Still Alive''. The lyrics actually ''scan'' to the Same tune.
* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: The end of the credit song.
* SpoilerTitle
* StrategyGuide: The game's site links directly to the official strategy guide.
* StormingTheCastle: The entire game.
* StuffBlowingUp: How [[spoiler:the Grinning Colossus]] dies after you [[spoiler:drop the chandelier]] on him.
* ThatsAllFolks: After the credits.
* TitleDrop: "3. To kill him, '''you have to burn the rope'''."
* VariableMix: The music changes the further down the tunnel you go. When you get past the PointOfNoReturn between the third sign and the boss, the music is [[MusicalSpoiler reduced to a low rumble]].
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the EyeBeams! Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the creature! Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the ceiling! It's got less LudicrousGibs than [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy IWBTG]], but also far less [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment punishment]].
* ViewersAreMorons: The entire game can be viewed as a parody of this.
* WalkingHead: The protagonist.
* WeaksauceWeakness: A boss you can't harm with infinite axes without healing is totally dominated by a falling chandelier.

By the way, if you'd just clicked the link at the beginning instead of reading all this, you'd have finished the game a few times over by now.
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[[redirect:VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope]]
15th Feb '13 5:04:32 AM TropeEater
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* AscendedMeme: Given a shout out in the ''VideoGame/WorldOfGoo'' level "You Have To Explode The Head".
11th Dec '12 6:24:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* PaintingTheFourthWall: The instructions and credits are printed beneath the floor of the first level, visible to the player but not the characters.
16th Nov '12 4:01:40 PM DracMonster
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame

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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame All There Is To Know About The Rope Burning Game]]: ...is right there in the title.
17th Oct '12 4:26:32 PM Noxie
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* AnAxeToGrind: The player character's main weapon. [[spoiler: though it does nothing of importance.]]

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* AnAxeToGrind: The player character's main weapon. [[spoiler: though [[spoiler:Though it does nothing of importance.]]
24th Sep '12 9:51:35 AM pakaran
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* SavingTheWorld: In the expository theme ("Now you're a hero, you burned the rope and saved us a-all." This seems to be the only place in the game where this particular plot-point is mentioned, however.)

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* SavingTheWorld: In the expository theme ("Now you're a hero, you burned the rope and saved us a-all." This seems to be the only place in the game where this particular plot-point is mentioned, however.)) Interesting that the boss was a threat to the world, given that he's too tall to get out of his headquarters.
20th Jul '12 10:25:10 AM IronLion
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* YouHaveToBurnTheWeb: TropeNamer.

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* YouHaveToBurnTheWeb: TropeNamer.



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19th Jul '12 10:44:22 PM Daikun
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* InvincibleHero: PlayedForLaughs
10th Jul '12 4:52:11 PM Redazrael
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Saying anything more would ruin the experience, so just play it [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Mazapan/you-have-to-burn-the-rope here]] (originally hosted [[http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php here]]). It's free. GO FORTH, TROPERS! And if you want to listen to/download the end credits song, [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/134684 here's the link]], but don't do so until AFTER you finish the game. Trust us. ''Many, many spoilers.''

to:

Saying anything more would ruin the experience, so just play it [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Mazapan/you-have-to-burn-the-rope here]] (originally or [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/432872 here]](originally hosted [[http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php here]]). It's free. GO FORTH, TROPERS! And if you want to listen to/download the end credits song, [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/134684 here's the link]], but don't do so until AFTER you finish the game. Trust us. ''Many, many spoilers.''
15th Jun '12 8:13:55 AM FELH2
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YouHaveToBurnTheRope is a {{parody}} of [[PuzzleBoss Puzzle Bosses]], {{Platform Game}}s, and possibly video games in general, created by "Mazapan." It may also be considered to be the MirrorUniverse version of IWannaBeTheGuy.

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YouHaveToBurnTheRope is a {{parody}} of [[PuzzleBoss Puzzle Bosses]], {{Platform Game}}s, and possibly video games in general, created by "Mazapan." It may also be considered to be the MirrorUniverse version of IWannaBeTheGuy.
VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy.



* {{Montage}} / CreditsMontage

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* {{Montage}} / CreditsMontage CreditsMontage



* ShoutOut: The ending song seems to shout out to the ending credits tune from [[{{Videogame/Portal}} Portal]], ''Still Alive''. The lyrics actually ''scan'' to the Same tune.

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* ShoutOut: The ending song seems to shout out to the ending credits tune from [[{{Videogame/Portal}} Portal]], Videogame/{{Portal}}, ''Still Alive''. The lyrics actually ''scan'' to the Same tune.



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the EyeBeams! Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the creature! Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the ceiling! It's got less LudicrousGibs than [[IWannaBeTheGuy IWBTG]], but also far less [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment punishment]].

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the EyeBeams! Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the creature! Jump [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]] {{Kirby}} into the ceiling! It's got less LudicrousGibs than [[IWannaBeTheGuy [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy IWBTG]], but also far less [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment punishment]].



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