History VideoGame / Astyanax

1st Oct '17 6:41:54 PM WillyFourEyes
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* TimeStandsStill: The Bind spell freezes everything on the screen for a few seconds. You can use it on the first two bosses, but every boss after that will simply ignore it and keep attacking you anyway.

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* TimeStandsStill: The Bind spell freezes everything on the screen for a few seconds. You can use it on the first two bosses, but every boss after that will simply [[NoSell ignore it it]] and keep attacking you anyway.anyway.
* WarmUpBoss: Caesar at the end of the opening stage. His attacks are predictable and his head is a very easy-to-hit weak spot. Once his head is chopped off, you face off against his rider, who goes down even more quickly.
23rd Aug '17 6:33:15 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ScaledUp: After defeating Blackhorn in humanoid form, you then fight him as a dragon on the next screen.
6th May '17 10:14:50 AM CockroachCharlie
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Averts this hard! [[spoiler: After Cutie sacrifices herself, the rest of the game has none of her powerups in it.]]
6th May '17 10:13:24 AM CockroachCharlie
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Averts this hard! [[spoiler: After Cutie sacrifices herself, the rest of the game has none of her powerups in it.]]
25th Mar '17 8:04:49 PM Malady
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* HeartsAreHealth: The LifeMeter has hearts to measure how much Life you have left.



* MagicalMysteryDoors: Those in Thelenea, level 6-1. The secret is to [[spoiler:look for the doors guarded by skeletons; those are the ones you want to take.]]

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* LifeMeter: Represented by a LF meter that where HeartsAreHealth is in play.
* MagicalMysteryDoors: Those in Thelenea, level 6-1. The secret is to [[spoiler:look for the doors guarded by skeletons; skeletons]]; those are the ones you want to take.]]take.
* ManaMeter: Represented by an SP gauge with yellow bead-like objects that have red dots in the center, as seen in this [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YzC2d0YMz7c/UdGJs_DPBAI/AAAAAAAAALU/FiPMmT7zoEg/s256/Astyanaxgameplay.png screenshot]].
25th Mar '17 7:57:02 PM Malady
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* BossRush: Well, actually a Sub-Boss Rush. The final stage, Blackhorn's Tower, makes you fight a handful of sub-bosses from earlier levels (without healing) before you get to fight him yourself.



* BossRush: Well, actually a Sub-Boss Rush. The final stage, Blackhorn's Tower, makes you fight a handful of sub-bosses from earlier levels (without healing) before you get to fight him yourself.
* SummonEverymanHero

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* BossRush: Well, actually SummonEverymanHero: Astyanax is a Sub-Boss Rush. The final stage, Blackhorn's Tower, makes you fight a handful of sub-bosses from earlier levels (without healing) before you get regular high school freshman, summoned to fight him yourself.
* SummonEverymanHero
rescue Princess Rosebud.



* TheTheTitle: The arcade version is named ''The Astyanax''.



* WombLevel: The final stage of the arcade game inexplicably drops you in a Giger-esque alien hive, complete with facehugger-type creatures, and the HiveQueen as a {{final boss}}.

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* WombLevel: The final stage of the arcade game inexplicably drops you in a Giger-esque alien hive, complete with facehugger-type creatures, and the HiveQueen as a {{final boss}}.boss}}.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: [[spoiler:Break]]ing [[spoiler:Thorndog's seal]] means bringing [[spoiler:his curse]] upon yourself as well, [[spoiler:so that you'll die with him. However, this curse is transferable...]]
25th Mar '17 7:48:03 PM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: Also a ProtagonistTitle, as ''Astyanax'' is the name of the character you play as.
* ProtagonistTitle: Also a OneWordTitle, as ''Astyanax'' is the name of the character you play as.



* [[BossRush Sub-Boss Rush]]: The final stage, Blackhorn's Tower, makes you fight a handful of sub-bosses from earlier levels (without healing) before you get to fight him yourself.

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* [[BossRush BossRush: Well, actually a Sub-Boss Rush]]: Rush. The final stage, Blackhorn's Tower, makes you fight a handful of sub-bosses from earlier levels (without healing) before you get to fight him yourself.
6th Aug '15 9:39:39 AM CorahsUncle
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'''''Astyanax''''' ([[MarketBasedTitle released]] as '''''The Lord of King''''' in Japan) was a side-scrolling action game released by Creator/{{Jaleco}} for the arcades and the NintendoEntertainmentSystem. It is not a game about Greek Mythology.

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\n'''''Astyanax''''' ([[MarketBasedTitle released]] as '''''The Lord of King''''' in Japan) was a side-scrolling action game released by Creator/{{Jaleco}} for the arcades and the NintendoEntertainmentSystem. UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem. It is not a game about Greek Mythology.
mythology.


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* DefeatByModesty: In the arcade version, whenever Astyanax strips a female mook with his ax, she covers her breasts and runs away squealing.
6th Aug '15 9:30:38 AM CorahsUncle
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: [[http://www.kidfenris.com/astyanaxcover.html Inverted]]; Astyanax looks less manly in the NES version's cover illustration than in its Famicom counterpart (which used the same artwork as the arcade version's brochure).

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: [[http://www.kidfenris.com/astyanaxcover.html Inverted]]; Inverted; Astyanax looks less manly in the NES version's cover illustration than in its Famicom counterpart (which used the same artwork as the arcade version's brochure).



* MagicalMysteryDoors: Those in Thelenea, level 6-1. The secret is to [[spoiler: look for the doors guarded by skeletons; those are the ones you want to take.]]

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* MagicalMysteryDoors: Those in Thelenea, level 6-1. The secret is to [[spoiler: look [[spoiler:look for the doors guarded by skeletons; those are the ones you want to take.]]



* SpiritualSequel: To the TurboGrafx16 classic ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryAxe'', which was developed by the same team at Aicom.

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* SpiritualSequel: To the TurboGrafx16 UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 classic ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryAxe'', which was developed by the same team at Aicom.
6th Aug '15 9:15:59 AM Kahran042
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** Even more so in the following Level 4-2 (Grave) which evidently takes you right through a crypt, as the background is full of coffins and shelves with skulls on them and many more of those skeletons emerge to attack you along the way.

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** Even more so in the following Level 4-2 (Grave) ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Grave]]) which evidently takes you right through a crypt, as the background is full of coffins and shelves with skulls on them and many more of those skeletons emerge to attack you along the way.
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