History Trivia / HotlineMiami

28th Nov '16 5:53:52 PM Dramatic
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* ThrowItIn: The masks were originally purely cosmetic, until a developer accidentally touted their non-existent impact on gameplay in an interview. The abilities for each mask were quickly coded in afterwards, which explains their imbalance and complete overhaul for the sequel.
18th Jul '16 10:55:55 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** The game was to originally use music from [[Film/{{Drive}} The Chromatics]], but their licensing costs were well outside of Dennation's budget. This probably ended up a good thing since, as noted above, the game's success gave a massive boost to the soundtrack's artists.

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** The game soundtrack was going to originally use have music from [[Film/{{Drive}} The Chromatics]], but their licensing costs were well outside of Dennation's budget. budget, forcing them to look at more obscure artists. This probably ended up a good thing since, as noted above, the game's success gave a massive boost to the soundtrack's artists.artists featured on the soundtrack.
15th Jul '16 1:20:38 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* NoExportForYou: The second game was [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications refused classification]] in Australia due to an implied rape scene, thus making it illegal to sell there. The developers then turned around and told Australians to [[DigitalPiracyIsOkay pirate their game]].

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* NoExportForYou: The second game was [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications refused classification]] in Australia due to an implied rape scene, thus making it illegal to sell there. The developers then turned around and told Australians to [[DigitalPiracyIsOkay pirate their game]].game]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The game was originally titled ''Cocaine Cowboy'', after the [[Film/CocaineCowboys Miami drug trade documentary]].
** An unused talking mask resembling [[Videogame/{{PAYDAY 2}} Hoxton]] can be found in the files of the second game, in reference to the collaboration between Dennation and Overkill.
** The game was to originally use music from [[Film/{{Drive}} The Chromatics]], but their licensing costs were well outside of Dennation's budget. This probably ended up a good thing since, as noted above, the game's success gave a massive boost to the soundtrack's artists.
26th May '16 5:42:53 PM nombretomado
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* BigInJapan: The games have apparently done ''very'' well in the Japanese market, enough to prompt a CompilationRerelease for PS Vita and PS4. It [[ColbertBump probably helps]] that Creator/{{Suda 51}} is [[OneOfUs a fan.]]

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* BigInJapan: The games have apparently done ''very'' well in the Japanese market, enough to prompt a CompilationRerelease for PS Vita and PS4.[=PS4=]. It [[ColbertBump probably helps]] that Creator/{{Suda 51}} is [[OneOfUs a fan.]]
22nd Mar '16 5:28:53 AM GKG
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* ColbertBump: Most of the artists on both games' soundtracks saw a huge popularity boost. The same went for the synthwave/darkwave genre, which was rather obscure but is now deeply associated with 80's aesthetic sensibilities and ultraviolence.
19th Aug '15 5:43:03 PM palmermenken
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** The hairy, bespectacled clerk is known as ''[[WildHair Beard]]'', ''[[MuggleBestFriend The Friend]]'', or [[spoiler:The Soldier]].

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** The hairy, bespectacled clerk is known as ''[[WildHair Beard]]'', ''[[MuggleBestFriend The Friend]]'', or [[spoiler:The ''[[spoiler:The Soldier]].''
19th Aug '15 5:42:07 PM palmermenken
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** The hairy, bespectacled clerk is known as ''[[WildHair Beard]]'', or ''[[MuggleBestFriend The Friend]]''.

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** The hairy, bespectacled clerk is known as ''[[WildHair Beard]]'', or ''[[MuggleBestFriend The Friend]]''.Friend]]'', or [[spoiler:The Soldier]].
14th Apr '15 7:39:52 PM Dirtyblue929
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* NoExportForYou: The second game was [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications refused classification]] in Australia due to an implied rape scene, thus making it illegal to sell there. The developers then turned around and told Australians to [[DigitalPiracyIsOkay pirate their game]].
* A majority of sprite inspiration for Jacket and the Mobster enemies came from 80's themed movies, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSGWCnFGrj0 such as Beverly Hills Cop (Jacket's design) and Miami Vice]].

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* NoExportForYou: The second game was [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications refused classification]] in Australia due to an implied rape scene, thus making it illegal to sell there. The developers then turned around and told Australians to [[DigitalPiracyIsOkay pirate their game]].
* A majority of sprite inspiration for Jacket and the Mobster enemies came from 80's themed movies, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSGWCnFGrj0 such as Beverly Hills Cop (Jacket's design) and Miami Vice]].
game]].
9th Apr '15 4:52:31 AM TheNewPlague
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* NoExportForYou: The second game was [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications refused classification]] in Australia due to an implied rape scene, thus making it illegal to sell there. The developers then turned around and told Australians to [[DigitalPiracyIsOkay pirate their game]].

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* NoExportForYou: The second game was [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications refused classification]] in Australia due to an implied rape scene, thus making it illegal to sell there. The developers then turned around and told Australians to [[DigitalPiracyIsOkay pirate their game]].game]].
* A majority of sprite inspiration for Jacket and the Mobster enemies came from 80's themed movies, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSGWCnFGrj0 such as Beverly Hills Cop (Jacket's design) and Miami Vice]].
22nd Mar '15 11:12:07 AM Dirtyblue929
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** The hairy, bespectacled clerk is known as ''[[WildHair Beard]]'', or ''[[MuggleBestFriend The Friend]]''. Also ''Soldier''.

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** The hairy, bespectacled clerk is known as ''[[WildHair Beard]]'', or ''[[MuggleBestFriend The Friend]]''. Also ''Soldier''.
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