History VideoGame / BattleClash

9th Mar '18 6:07:52 PM nombretomado
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''Battle Clash'', known in Japan as ''Space Bazooka'', is a [[HumongousMecha Mecha-themed]] LightGunGame released for the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem in 1992 which supported the Super Scope, a LightGun peripheral for the SNES. It was developed by Intelligent Systems of ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' and ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' fame. The player assumes the role of the gunner of a mecha ([[AMechByAnyOtherName "Standing Tank", the game's preferred terminology]]) known as the "Falcon", as he helps the pilot, Michael Anderson, defeat the other Standing Tanks around the world in a tournament called the "Battle Game". Eventually, the player and Mike's journey take to the Moon, where they face the tournament's champion, the alien Anubis, [[YouKilledMyFather the murderer of Mike's father]].

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''Battle Clash'', known in Japan as ''Space Bazooka'', is a [[HumongousMecha Mecha-themed]] LightGunGame released for the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem in 1992 which supported the Super Scope, a LightGun peripheral for the SNES. It was developed by Intelligent Systems of ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' and ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' fame. The player assumes the role of the gunner of a mecha ([[AMechByAnyOtherName "Standing Tank", the game's preferred terminology]]) known as the "Falcon", as he helps the pilot, Michael Anderson, defeat the other Standing Tanks around the world in a tournament called the "Battle Game". Eventually, the player and Mike's journey take to the Moon, where they face the tournament's champion, the alien Anubis, [[YouKilledMyFather the murderer of Mike's father]].
4th Jan '18 5:28:35 PM WillyFourEyes
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** Garam, Thanatos 1 and Siamang do this, and yes, these "baseball pitches" are more powerful than their standard shots. Rola's standing tank Majin has it's own variation in "Metal Combat". Griffin and Virvius 1 do this with their ''legs'', allowing for a triple super for the latter shout when it also charges up its arms and spiky shoulders. Viscount will resort to it if it happens to lose both its gun and shield(though the latter is unlikely).

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** Garam, Thanatos 1 and Siamang do this, and yes, these "baseball pitches" are more powerful than their standard shots. Rola's standing tank Majin has it's own variation in "Metal Combat".''Metal Combat''. Griffin and Virvius 1 do this with their ''legs'', allowing for a triple super for the latter shout when it also charges up its arms and spiky shoulders. Viscount will resort to it if it happens to lose both its gun and shield(though the latter is unlikely).



* BoatLights: Anubis has a red eye and a blue eye[[spoiler:the first two clones/body doubles of him, anyway]].
* BoobyTrap: Chada, the chief of Oceana following Antonov, tried to use Antonov's old base but found it to be booby trapped.
* BossGame: ''Battle Clash'' is all about prolonged one on one fights.

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* BoatLights: Anubis has a red eye and a blue eye[[spoiler:the eye [[spoiler:(the first two clones/body doubles of him, anyway]].
anyway)]].
* BoobyTrap: Chada, the chief of Oceana Oceania following Antonov, tried to use Antonov's old base but found it to be booby trapped.
* BossGame: ''Battle Clash'' is Both games are all about prolonged one on one one-on-one fights.



* CreepyLongFingers: Typhon is always drumming his
* CrewOfOne: This apparently common of standing tanks, or at least those of the generals on up, as they're the only ones to comment on yours needing more than one person to operate. Zephyr expresses surprise at the fact your "tiny" standing tank can fit more than one person inside of it.

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* CreepyLongFingers: Typhon is always drumming his
his.
* CrewOfOne: This is apparently common of standing tanks, with Standing Tanks, or at least those of the generals on up, as they're the only ones to comment on yours needing more than one person to operate. Zephyr expresses surprise at the fact your "tiny" standing tank ST can fit more than one person inside of it.



* DanceBattler: Lorca the cartwheeling tank

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* DanceBattler: Lorca Lorca, the cartwheeling tanktank.



** See HeelFaceTurn for the first game, in the second game you have Dayan (pilot of the ST Wong) who halts your advance because he believes you to be yet another challenger who's trying to contest the control of the Mongolia/Asia area. He then acknowledges that you aren't after the fight and encourages you to reach your goal.
** Subverted with Carlos in the ST Viscount. He may tell you where Anubis is after defeating him, but it's not because his intentions are friendly at all. He's quite angry that he's lost to you ''twice'' now, and may just want to assist you so you don't die... before he has a chance to challenge you again, as he seems to consider you both a rival and an abomination to ST pilots. See Berserk Button.

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** See HeelFaceTurn for the first game, in game. In the second game you have Dayan (pilot of the ST Wong) who halts your advance because he believes you to be yet another challenger who's trying to contest the control of the Mongolia/Asia area. He then acknowledges that you aren't after the fight and encourages you to reach your goal.
** Subverted with Carlos in the ST Viscount. He may tell you where Anubis is after defeating him, but it's not because his intentions are friendly at all. He's quite angry that he's lost to you ''twice'' now, and may just want to assist you so you don't die... [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou before he has a chance to challenge you again, again]], as he seems to consider you both a rival and an abomination to ST pilots. See Berserk Button.



** Alfred from ''Battle Clash'' does not make an appearance in ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'', Chada's standing tank Siamang, Dayan's standing tank Wong and Orusoh's standing tank Griffin are the result of Alfred's continued research.

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** Alfred from ''Battle Clash'' does not make an appearance in ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'', but Chada's standing tank ST Siamang, Dayan's standing tank ST Wong and Orusoh's standing tank ST Griffin are the result results of Alfred's continued research.



* EyeBeams: A visual representation of them from Thanatos two's drones, which have eye spots on them. Also, the second training bot of "Metal Combat" shoots from the eyes.

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* EyeBeams: A visual representation of them from Thanatos two's drones, which have eye spots on them. Also, the second training bot of "Metal Combat" ''Metal Combat'' shoots from the eyes.



* TheFightingNarcissist: Lorca, whose face gets bumped during the battle, also Typhon: "This way my beauty and youth would last forever."

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* TheFightingNarcissist: Lorca, TheFightingNarcissist:
** Lorca from the first game,
whose face gets bumped during the battle, also Typhon: battle.
** Typhon from teh second game:
"This way my beauty and youth would last forever."



** In the first game, the battle in the Andes vs Tasha and her ST Artemis.

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** In the first game, the battle in the Andes vs vs. Tasha and her ST Artemis.



* GladiatorGames: Battle Games are BreadAndCircuses meant to distract the disgruntled public until the ruins of civilization are repaired. Rather than death, the draw is that the losers of the game have to serve the winners, which is how Anubis builds up his power in the first game. It is said Anubis almost had to kill Dayan, who initially refused to serve Anubis and had to be thoroughly thrashed. It's also said though, that Mike aimed to do away with this stipulation after defeating Anubis, so if he succeeded, it makes since Dayan wouldn't readily serve him three years later.

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* GladiatorGames: Battle Games are BreadAndCircuses meant to distract the disgruntled public until the ruins of civilization are repaired. Rather than death, the draw is that the losers of the game have to serve the winners, which is how Anubis builds up his power in the first game. It is said Anubis almost had to kill Dayan, who initially refused to serve Anubis and had to be thoroughly thrashed. It's also said though, that Mike aimed to do away with this stipulation after defeating Anubis, so if he succeeded, it makes since means Dayan wouldn't readily serve him three years later.



** [[spoiler: In a way, Carol could also be this for the player's side. She's Rola's sister, after all, and Eltorians can apparently pass for human, since the first time you see Rola is with a human tone. Carol could be hiding it herself.]]

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** [[spoiler: In a way, Carol could also be this for the player's side. She's Rola's sister, after all, and Eltorians can apparently pass for human, since the first time you see Rola is with a human skin tone. Carol could be hiding it herself.]]



* HelloInsertNameHere: In "Metal Combat" you have the option of naming Mike and Carol's gunners, who will otherwise be referred to as "partner".

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* HelloInsertNameHere: In "Metal Combat" ''Metal Combat'' you have the option of naming Mike and Carol's gunners, who will otherwise be referred to as "partner".



* HighClassGlass: Schneider pilot Alfred has a monocle, which combined with his turtle neck, blond hair and bad teeth make him look like a British stereotype, even though you fight him in Kyoto.
* HighSpeedBattle: Most fights in the first game have some element of this, with your standing tank hitting at least 100 KPH at least once, meaning Ivan is the one who stands out for being pretty slow paced. It is on a boat, so not much place to speed to. The standing tanks of "Metal Combat" don't boast the same top speeds, excepting Siamang, which you might just beat before it gets there, until you get to Viscount(which, incidentally is an improved version of a ''Battle Clash'' ST). Then the speed picks back up.

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* HighClassGlass: Schneider pilot Alfred has a monocle, which combined with his turtle neck, blond hair and bad teeth make him look like a British stereotype, even though you fight him in Kyoto.
[[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Kyoto]].
* HighSpeedBattle: Most fights in the first game have some element of this, with your standing tank hitting at least 100 KPH at least once, meaning Ivan is the one who stands out for being pretty slow paced. slow-paced. It is on a boat, so there's not much place room to speed to. zoom around. The standing tanks ST's of "Metal Combat" ''Metal Combat'' don't boast the same top speeds, excepting except for Siamang, which whom you might just beat before it gets there, until you get to Viscount(which, Viscount (which, incidentally is an improved version of a Carlos' ''Battle Clash'' ST).ST, Baron). Then the speed picks back up.



* HuskyRusskie: The man ruling the Oceana Region, Antonov, is a Russian construction worker
* HumongousMecha: Standing tanks Ivan, Cobra and Groken a large enough to qualify for this trope. Ivan is a little over [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty feet tall]], Cobra is one hundred and fifty feet tall and Groken is "only" 110 feet tall but is 155 feet wide!
* IRejectYourReality: Chada on the idea Mike defeated Guido.
* JustAKid: Guido's opinion of Mike, Griffin pilot Orusoh seems to have this opinion of both Mike and Carol.

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* HuskyRusskie: The man ruling the Oceana Oceania Region, Antonov, is a Russian construction worker
worker.
* HumongousMecha: Standing tanks ST's Ivan, Cobra and Groken a are large enough to qualify for this trope. Ivan is a little over [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty feet tall]], Cobra is one hundred and fifty feet tall and Groken is "only" 110 feet tall but is 155 feet wide!
* IRejectYourReality: Chada on refuses to accept the idea fact that Mike defeated Guido.
* JustAKid: Guido's opinion of Mike, Mike. Griffin pilot Orusoh seems to have this opinion of both Mike and Carol.



** Standing tank Scarab's armor is impervious to your attacks and the machine is still just as fast as those fought before it, and immediately after it, for that matter.
** Standing tank Falcon has a top speed of 155 kilometers per hour, which is ''very'' fast when you consider it is the size of a tank. The upgraded Falcon starts with a top speed of 195 km/h and eventually gets upgraded again to fly to be able to visit other planets int the solar system!
** Eddie and the ST Valius. To start things off, he's the 3rd-to-last enemy in the game, which qualifies his skill. His power comes from the sheer variety of attacks he has, from firing volleys of missiles to blasting away with his twin shoulder mounted laser cannons. See BeyondTheImpossible for an example of his speed, but also know that he is also able to create illusory doubles and even causes the [[InterfaceScrew screen to bob back and forth from trying to catch up with him.]] He can also easily take hits, as you'll still need to fire several energy bolts at him ''even if you blow off the entire lower half of his mech.''
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The ST Baron and Viscount both have a shield that protects them from your attacks, the latter also has guns in it, although less powerful ones than its main weapon. The ST Cobra's shield actually ''absorbs'' your attacks to power up its insanely huge arm cannon.

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** Standing tank ST Scarab's armor is impervious to your attacks and the machine is still just as fast as those fought before it, and immediately after it, for that matter.
everyone else's.
** Standing tank ST Falcon has a top speed of 155 kilometers per hour, which is ''very'' fast when you consider it is the size of a tank. The upgraded Falcon starts with a top speed of 195 km/h and eventually gets upgraded again to fly to be able to visit other planets int the solar system!
system.
** Eddie and the ST Valius. To start things off, he's the 3rd-to-last enemy in the first game, which qualifies his skill. His power comes from the sheer variety of attacks he has, from firing volleys of missiles to blasting away with his twin shoulder mounted shoulder-mounted laser cannons. See BeyondTheImpossible for an example of his speed, but also know that he is also able to create illusory doubles and even causes the [[InterfaceScrew screen to bob back and forth from trying to catch up with him.]] He can also easily take hits, as you'll still need to fire several energy bolts at him ''even if you blow off the entire lower half of his mech.''
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The ST Baron and Viscount both have a shield that protects them from your attacks, the attacks. The latter also has guns in it, although less powerful ones than its main weapon. The ST Cobra's shield actually ''absorbs'' your attacks to power up its insanely huge arm cannon.{{arm cannon}}.



* MountainMan: Guido is a big hairy man said to live in the Rocky Mountains, that said, the fight with him takes place in the ruins of New York City. This starts a trend, as most of Anubis's chiefs are not from the area they are assigned to.
* MultipleEndings: "Metal Combat" has at least three endings [[spoiler: and at least two are bad. One ends with Rola dying, another with Mike dying and the 'good' ending of course with both surviving.]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Rola and Carol to the Eltorian invaders]]

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* MountainMan: Guido is a big hairy man said to live in the Rocky Mountains, that Mountains. That said, the fight with him takes place in the ruins of New York City. This starts a trend, as most of Anubis's chiefs are not from the area they are assigned to.
* MultipleEndings: "Metal Combat" ''Metal Combat'' has at least three endings [[spoiler: and at least two are bad. One ends with Rola dying, another with Mike dying and the 'good' ending of course with both surviving.]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Rola and Carol to the Eltorian invaders]]invaders.]]



* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: Why is the sequel called ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'' instead of ''Metal Combat: Battle Clash 2'' or ''Battle Clash 2: Falcon's Revenge''? Could have been playing off of the name [[Videogame/MortalKombat Mortal Kombat]], which was rather popular at the time.

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* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: Why is the sequel called ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'' instead of ''Metal Combat: Battle Clash 2'' or ''Battle Clash 2: Falcon's Revenge''? Could have been playing off of the name [[Videogame/MortalKombat Mortal Kombat]], ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', which was rather popular at the time.



* OneSteveLimit: Lorca pilots the standing thank of the same name.

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* OneSteveLimit: Lorca pilots the standing thank ST of the same name.



* PaletteSwap: The training bots, first as mushrooms with eyes(Kinoko TD), then as oddly cute angler fish(Ankoh TD).
* PlayerVersusPlayer: ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'' adds a "Combat Mode", where player one, controlling Falcon or Tornado, can fight player 2 controlling an enemy standing tank defeated in "Battle Mode".
* PrimalChestPound: Garam 2 introduces itself this way.

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* PaletteSwap: The training bots, first as mushrooms with eyes(Kinoko eyes (Kinoko TD), then as oddly cute angler fish(Ankoh fish (Ankoh TD).
* PlayerVersusPlayer: ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'' adds a "Combat Mode", where player one, controlling Falcon or Tornado, can fight player 2 controlling an enemy standing tank ST defeated in "Battle Mode".
* PrimalChestPound: Garam mk 2 introduces itself this way.



* RankInflation: ''Metal Combat'' gives out military ranks based on how fast you complete the game.

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* RankInflation: ''Metal Combat'' gives out military ranks based on how fast you complete the game. Your overall rank is also determined by how fast you complete the Time Attack missions.



* SickeningSweethearts: Carol's opinion of Zephyr and Pamela. They do call each other "Papa and Mama".
* SmartBomb: Green Bombs that you detonate in front of the enemy. You can sometimes use them to save you from enemy missiles. "Metal Combat" has the more powerful plasma bombs.
* SmugSnake: Danpe is way too cocky for his own good, thinking you have no chance because he destroyed an asteroid and his mouth is even sort of snake like with his prominent fangs and his forked tongue.

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* SickeningSweethearts: SickeninglySweethearts: Carol's opinion of Zephyr and Pamela. They do call each other "Papa and Mama".
* SmartBomb: Green Bombs that you detonate in front of the enemy. You can sometimes use them to save you from enemy missiles. "Metal Combat" ''Metal Combat'' has the more powerful plasma bombs.
Plasma Bombs.
* SmugSnake: Danpe is way too cocky for his own good, thinking you have no chance because he destroyed an asteroid asteroid, and his mouth is even sort of snake like snake-like with his prominent fangs and his forked tongue.



* StoneWall: The only standing tank slower than Groken is Ivan, but Groken's armor is even more impressive. It isn't as likely to cause you as much damage in as short a time as Ivan either, so you've got a little time to figure out how to chip away at it's defenses.
* StudentAndMasterTeam: You become this if you choose Tornado in "Metal Combat", as Carol has to instruct you herself on account of Rola being late. Carol also knows more about the plot than Mike, so she has more to tell you while Mike figures more things out at the same pace you do.
* StunGuns: Disruptor bombs stop enemy standing thanks from moving.
* TakingYouWithMe: In the rematch with Thanatos 1 Anubis declares this, rather than bring out Thanatos 2.[[spoiler:Rola tows Falcon away before whatever can happen.]]

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* StoneWall: The only standing tank Standing Tank slower than Groken is Ivan, but Groken's armor is even more impressive. It isn't as likely to cause you as much damage in as short a time as Ivan either, so you've got a little time to figure out how to chip away at it's defenses.
* StudentAndMasterTeam: You become this if you choose Tornado in "Metal Combat", ''Metal Combat'', as Carol has to instruct you herself on account of Rola being late. Carol also knows more about the plot than Mike, so she has more to tell you while Mike figures more things out at the same pace you do.
* StunGuns: Disruptor bombs stop enemy standing thanks ST's from moving.
* TakingYouWithMe: In the rematch with Thanatos 1 Anubis declares this, rather than bring out Thanatos 2. [[spoiler:Rola tows Falcon away before whatever can happen.]]



** ''Battle Clash'' has a series of strangely muffled explosions engulf every remaining limb and piece of an enemy ST upon defeat, leaving nothing behind. ''Metal Combat'' rewards every K.O. with an utterly satisfying series of explosions (and a much more appropriate sound effect) that causes pieces of the enemy ST to drop off from damage, leaving the remaining torso/core to bounce and stumble along the ground if it was moving when defeated, followed by a final, larger explosion! ...Except sometimes you only see a portion of the flashier blast, because the game uses a First Person view and the enemy ST's torso just exploded from stumbling as you were still moving along.

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** ''Battle Clash'' has a series of strangely muffled explosions engulf every remaining limb and piece of an enemy ST upon defeat, leaving nothing behind. ''Metal Combat'' rewards every K.O. with an utterly satisfying series of explosions (and a much more appropriate sound effect) that causes pieces of the enemy ST to drop off from damage, leaving the remaining torso/core to bounce and stumble along the ground if it was moving when defeated, followed by a final, larger explosion! ...explosion. ...Except sometimes you only see a portion of the flashier blast, because the game uses a First Person view and the enemy ST's torso just exploded from stumbling as you were still moving along.



* TopHeavyGuy: Garam is built this way.

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* TopHeavyGuy: Both Garam is models are built this way.



* TheUnfought: No one has ever seen Rola's standing tank Spika in battle.

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* TheUnfought: No one has ever seen Rola's standing tank ST Spika in battle.



* WanderingMinstrel: Lorca is known as a "bard" because his standing tank of the same name plays music. Although in battle this is just a distraction, usually from its "sonic spin" attack, so Lorca should be shot as soon as its "hymn" is heard.

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* WanderingMinstrel: Lorca is known as a "bard" because his standing tank ST of the same name plays music. Although in battle this is just a distraction, usually from its "sonic spin" attack, so Lorca should be shot as soon as its "hymn" is heard.
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* CameraLockOn: "Center" doesn't do damage but does exactly that, so it might just be worth a special weapon slot.



* TargetLockOn: "Center" doesn't do damage but does exactly that, so it might just be worth a special weapon slot.
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* MultipleEndings: "Metal Combat" has at least three endings [[spoiler: and at least two are bad. One ends with Rola dying, another with your pilot dying and the 'good' ending of course with both surviving.]]

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* MultipleEndings: "Metal Combat" has at least three endings [[spoiler: and at least two are bad. One ends with Rola dying, another with your pilot Mike dying and the 'good' ending of course with both surviving.]]
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* AMechByAnyOtherName: The Battle Games originally ''were'' fought using outdated tanks, but as time went on humanoid vehicles were built from the ground up for them. Most are still roughly tank sized (Falcon is 8.25 meters tall, for example), so the name "standing tank" stuck(the Tornado and upgraded Falcon really push it though, standing at 11.95 and 12.88 meters, respectively).

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* AMechByAnyOtherName: The Battle Games originally ''were'' fought using outdated tanks, but as time went on humanoid vehicles were built from the ground up for them. Most are still roughly tank sized (Falcon is 8.25 meters tall, for example), so the name "standing tank" stuck(the stuck,(the Tornado and upgraded Falcon really push it though, standing at 11.95 and 12.88 meters, respectively).



* AntiVillain: Tasha adopted the people of The Andes as her own and became a chief of Anubis to ensure their protection.



* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Valius has two retractable ones, though Eddie spends all his time shooting at your rather than getting close enough to use them.

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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Valius has two retractable ones, though Eddie spends all his time shooting at your you rather than getting close enough to use them.



* BoobyTrap: Chada, the chief of Oceana following Ivan, tried to use Ivan's old base but found it to be booby trapped.

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* BoobyTrap: Chada, the chief of Oceana following Ivan, Antonov, tried to use Ivan's Antonov's old base but found it to be booby trapped.



* FacialMarkings: Lorca and Tasha appear to have war paint. This tournament is apparently serious business. Dayan also has war paint but he actually believes he's going to war.

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* FacialMarkings: Lorca and Tasha appear to have war paint. This tournament is These Battle Games are apparently serious business. Dayan also has war paint but he actually believes he's going to war.



* FragileSpeedster: Siamang's rarely reaches it's top speed and tends to let you center it when it attacks, making it vulnerable to bombs(too bad [[EarlyBirdBoss Falcon's likely to only have one when you fight it]]), but it can change direction quickly to get out of your sight, "jump" over your energy bolts and attack several times in rapid succession. And it's narrow body makes it relatively hard to hit(except, of course, with bombs).

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* FragileSpeedster: Siamang's Siamang rarely reaches it's top speed and tends to let you center it when it attacks, making it vulnerable to bombs(too bad [[EarlyBirdBoss Falcon's likely to only have one when you fight it]]), but it can change direction quickly to get out of your sight, "jump" over your energy bolts and attack several times in rapid succession. And it's narrow body makes it relatively hard to hit(except, of course, with bombs).



* GladiatorGames: Battle Games are BreadAndCircuses meant to distract the disgruntled public until the ruins of civilization are repaired. Rather than death, the draw is that the losers of the game have to serve the winners, which is how Anubis builds up his power in the first game. It is said Anubis almost had to kill Dayan, who initially refused to serve Anubis and had to be thoroughly trashed.

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* GladiatorGames: Battle Games are BreadAndCircuses meant to distract the disgruntled public until the ruins of civilization are repaired. Rather than death, the draw is that the losers of the game have to serve the winners, which is how Anubis builds up his power in the first game. It is said Anubis almost had to kill Dayan, who initially refused to serve Anubis and had to be thoroughly trashed.thrashed. It's also said though, that Mike aimed to do away with this stipulation after defeating Anubis, so if he succeeded, it makes since Dayan wouldn't readily serve him three years later.



* HighSpeedBattle: Most fights in the first game have some element of this, with your standing tank hitting at least 100 KPH at least once, meaning Ivan is the one who stands out for being pretty slow paced. It is on a boat, so not much place to speed to. The standing tanks of "Metal Combat" don't boast the same top speeds, excepting Siamang, which you might just beat before it gets there, until you get to Viscount.

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* HighSpeedBattle: Most fights in the first game have some element of this, with your standing tank hitting at least 100 KPH at least once, meaning Ivan is the one who stands out for being pretty slow paced. It is on a boat, so not much place to speed to. The standing tanks of "Metal Combat" don't boast the same top speeds, excepting Siamang, which you might just beat before it gets there, until you get to Viscount.Viscount(which, incidentally is an improved version of a ''Battle Clash'' ST). Then the speed picks back up.



* HuskyRusskie: The man ruling the Oceana Region, Ivan, is a Russian construction worker

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* HuskyRusskie: The man ruling the Oceana Region, Ivan, Antonov, is a Russian construction worker


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* TargetLockOn: "Center" doesn't do damage but does exactly that, so it might just be worth a special weapon slot.


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* WanderingMinstrel: Lorca is known as a "bard" because his standing tank of the same name plays music. Although in battle this is just a distraction, usually from its "sonic spin" attack, so Lorca should be shot as soon as its "hymn" is heard.
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* HuskyRusky: The man ruling the Oceana Region, Ivan, is a Russian construction worker

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* HuskyRusky: HuskyRusskie: The man ruling the Oceana Region, Ivan, is a Russian construction worker
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* AmbiguousGender: Typhon. Even Carol is surprised to hear that he's the ''"true king"''.



* AmbiguousGender: Typhon. Even Carol is surprised to hear that he's the ''"true king"''.



* AppealToForce: Ikhnaton claims ownership of all oilfields of the Middle East, as well as the titles "Pharaoh of Africa" and "Caliph of the Ottoman Empire", using violence against anyone who disagrees with him.



* HuskyRuskie: The man ruling the Oceana Region, Ivan, is a Russian construction worker

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* HuskyRuskie: HuskyRusky: The man ruling the Oceana Region, Ivan, is a Russian construction worker



* LogicalFallacyAppealToForce: Ikhnaton claims ownership of all oilfields of the Middle East, as well as the titles "Pharaoh of Africa" and "Caliph of the Ottoman Empire", using violence against anyone who disagrees with him.
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* AMechByAnyOtherName: The Battle Games originally ''were'' fought using outdated tanks, but as time went on humanoid vehicles were built from the ground up for them. Most are still roughly tank sized (Falcon is 8.25 meters tall, for example), so the name "standing tank" stuck.

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* AMechByAnyOtherName: The Battle Games originally ''were'' fought using outdated tanks, but as time went on humanoid vehicles were built from the ground up for them. Most are still roughly tank sized (Falcon is 8.25 meters tall, for example), so the name "standing tank" stuck.stuck(the Tornado and upgraded Falcon really push it though, standing at 11.95 and 12.88 meters, respectively).



** Garam, Thanatos 1 and Siamang do this, and yes, these "baseball pitches" are more powerful than their standard shots. Rola's standing tank has it's own variation in "Metal Combat". Griffin and Virvius 1 do this with their ''legs'', allowing for a triple super for the latter shout when it also charges up its arms and spiky shoulders. Viscount will resort to it if it happens to lose both its gun and shield(though the latter is unlikely).

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** Garam, Thanatos 1 and Siamang do this, and yes, these "baseball pitches" are more powerful than their standard shots. Rola's standing tank Majin has it's own variation in "Metal Combat". Griffin and Virvius 1 do this with their ''legs'', allowing for a triple super for the latter shout when it also charges up its arms and spiky shoulders. Viscount will resort to it if it happens to lose both its gun and shield(though the latter is unlikely).



* BoobyTrap: Chada, the chief of Oceana following Ivan, tried to use Ivan's old base but found it to be booby trapped.
* BossGame: ''Battle Clash'' is all about prolonged one on one fights.



* BossGame: ''Battle Clash'' is all about prolonged one on one fights.



* EvilGenius
** Alfred from ''Battle Clash'' does not make an appearance in ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'', Chada's standing tank Siamang, Dayan's standing tank Wong and Orusoh's standing tank Griffin are the result of Alfred's continued research.
** Zephyr is this among the Eltorians, designing most of their standing tanks and consulting Carlos on how to build a standing tank superior to Falcon after Baron was destroyed in battle against it.



* GladiatorGames: Battle Games are BreadAndCircuses meant to distract the disgruntled public until the ruins of civilization are repaired. Rather than death, the draw is that the losers of the game have to serve the winners, which is how Anubis builds up his power in the first game.

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* GladiatorGames: Battle Games are BreadAndCircuses meant to distract the disgruntled public until the ruins of civilization are repaired. Rather than death, the draw is that the losers of the game have to serve the winners, which is how Anubis builds up his power in the first game. It is said Anubis almost had to kill Dayan, who initially refused to serve Anubis and had to be thoroughly trashed.



* HelloInsertNameHere: In "Metal Combat" you have the option of naming Mike and Carol's gunners, who will otherwise be referred to as "partner".



* HelloInsertNameHere: In "Metal Combat" you have the option of naming Mike and Carol's gunners, who will otherwise be referred to as "partner".



* HuskyRuskie: The man ruling the Oceana Region, Ivan, is a Russian construction worker
* HumongousMecha: Standing tanks Ivan, Cobra and Groken a large enough to qualify for this trope. Ivan is a little over [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty feet tall]], Cobra is one hundred and fifty feet tall and Groken is "only" 110 feet tall but is 155 feet wide!



** Standing tank Falcon has a top speed of 155 kilometers per hour, which is ''very'' fast when you consider it is the size of a tank. And it eventually gets upgraded enough to fly to other planets!

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** Standing tank Falcon has a top speed of 155 kilometers per hour, which is ''very'' fast when you consider it is the size of a tank. And it The upgraded Falcon starts with a top speed of 195 km/h and eventually gets upgraded enough again to fly to be able to visit other planets!planets int the solar system!



* LogicalFallacyAppealToForce: Ikhnaton claims ownership of all oilfields of the Middle East, as well as the titles "Pharaoh of Africa" and "Caliph of the Ottoman Empire", using violence against anyone who disagrees with him.



* MountainMan: Guido is a big hairy man said to live in the Rocky Mountains, that said, the fight with him takes place in the ruins of New York City. This starts a trend, as most of Anubis's chiefs are not from the area they are assigned to.



* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Rola and Carol]]

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Rola and Carol]]Carol to the Eltorian invaders]]



* NonIndicativeName: Standing tanks are roughly tank sized, to be fair, but most of them float above the ground instead of standing. And the one that does stand is much bigger than a tank. Then come the second game, Rola's training ST doesn't even have legs, nor does Wong, and these new machines, possibly including yours, are all noticeably larger than tanks.

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* NonIndicativeName: Standing tanks are roughly tank sized, to be fair, but most of them float above the ground instead of standing. And the one that does stand is much bigger than a tank. Then come the second game, Rola's training ST doesn't even have legs, nor does Wong, and these new machines, possibly including yours, are all noticeably larger than tanks.



* PaletteSwap: The training bots, first as mushrooms with eyes, then as oddly cute angler fish.

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* PaletteSwap: The training bots, first as mushrooms with eyes, eyes(Kinoko TD), then as oddly cute angler fish.fish(Ankoh TD).
* PlayerVersusPlayer: ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'' adds a "Combat Mode", where player one, controlling Falcon or Tornado, can fight player 2 controlling an enemy standing tank defeated in "Battle Mode".



* TheUnfought: No one has ever seen Rola's standing tank Spika in battle.



* WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: Rola's standing tank will continue to crawl along the ground with one arm if you blow apart its torso. And if you don't finish her off she will start shooting at you. She takes training pretty seriously. This is a subtle warning that enemy tanks in ''Metal Combat'' will ''not'' give up the fight until their life bar is empty.

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* WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: Rola's standing tank Majin will continue to crawl along the ground with one arm if you blow apart its torso. And if you don't finish her off she will start shooting at you. She takes training pretty seriously. This is a subtle warning that enemy tanks in ''Metal Combat'' will ''not'' give up the fight until their life bar is empty.
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* AMechByAnyOtherName: The Battle Games originally ''were'' fought using outdated tanks, but as time went on humanoid vehicles were built from the ground up for them. Most are still roughly tank sized (Falcon is 8.25 meters tall, for example), so the name "standing tank" stuck.



** "Metal Combat" gives Falcon plasma bombs, which have to be charged but are more powerful than their standard counterparts.

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** "Metal Combat" gives Falcon also has plasma bombs, which have to be charged charged, but are more powerful than their standard counterparts.



* CrapsackWorld: Earth is this for humanity in ''Battle Clash''. Anubis took advantage of this to begin preparing the world for conquest but after his defeat, human society does start t recover, making his goal in "Metal Combat" to ''return'' Earth to a crap sack world.



* DeflectorShields: The v-system uses one that effectively makes Falcon invincible while it is operating. In "Metal Combat" Falcon gets a shield independent of the v-system that doesn't grant you it's offensive increases but also doesn't put the standing tank in critical condition.

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* DeflectorShields: The v-system uses one that effectively makes Falcon invincible while it is operating. In "Metal Combat" It's also possible to get Falcon gets a shield independent of the v-system that doesn't grant you it's offensive increases but also doesn't put the standing tank in critical condition.



* FragileSpeedster: Siamang's rarely reaches it's top speed and tends to let you center it when it attacks, making it vulnerable to bombs(too bad [[EarlyBirdBoss Falcon's likely to only have one when you fight it]]), but it can change direction quickly to get out of your sight, "jump" over your energy bolts and attack several in rapid succession. And it's narrow body makes it relatively hard to hit(except, of course, with bombs).

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* FragileSpeedster: Siamang's rarely reaches it's top speed and tends to let you center it when it attacks, making it vulnerable to bombs(too bad [[EarlyBirdBoss Falcon's likely to only have one when you fight it]]), but it can change direction quickly to get out of your sight, "jump" over your energy bolts and attack several times in rapid succession. And it's narrow body makes it relatively hard to hit(except, of course, with bombs).



* {{Gonk}}: Mike's the only especially pretty person ''Battle Clash'' has but Scarab pilot Ikhnaton is the only especially ugly one, in ways no one else it. In "Metal Combat" Siamang pilot Chada is the gonk, having a bone structure that looks more like a monkey's than a human's.

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* GladiatorGames: Battle Games are BreadAndCircuses meant to distract the disgruntled public until the ruins of civilization are repaired. Rather than death, the draw is that the losers of the game have to serve the winners, which is how Anubis builds up his power in the first game.
* {{Gonk}}: Mike's the only especially pretty person ''Battle Clash'' has but Scarab pilot Ikhnaton is the only especially ugly one, in ways no one else it. is. In "Metal Combat" Combat", Siamang pilot Chada is the gonk, having a bone structure that looks more like a monkey's than a human's.



* HighSpeedBattle: Most fights in the first game have some element of this, with your standing tank hitting at least 100 KPH at least once, meaning Ivan is the one who stands out for being pretty slow paced. It is on a boat, so not much place to speed to. The standing tanks of "Metal Combat" don't boast the same top speeds, excepting Siamang, that you might just beat before it gets there, until you get to Viscount.
* HomingProjectile: Enemy rocket punches and missiles are this, rarely outright missing you. In the second game Falcon eventually gets a "homing laser" which guides four bolts to the enemy, though if you miss the to get the target the bolts will not home in and likely miss too.

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* HighSpeedBattle: Most fights in the first game have some element of this, with your standing tank hitting at least 100 KPH at least once, meaning Ivan is the one who stands out for being pretty slow paced. It is on a boat, so not much place to speed to. The standing tanks of "Metal Combat" don't boast the same top speeds, excepting Siamang, that which you might just beat before it gets there, until you get to Viscount.
* HomingProjectile: Enemy rocket punches and missiles are this, rarely outright missing you. In the second game Falcon It's also possible to eventually gets get Falcon a "homing laser" which guides four bolts to the enemy, though if you miss the chance to get mark to the target the bolts will not home in and likely miss too.



** Eddie and the ST Valius. To start things off, he's the 3rd-to-last enemy in the game, which qualifies his skill. His power comes from the sheer variety of attacks he has, from firing volleys of missles to blasting away with his twin shoulder mounted laser cannons. See BeyondTheImpossible for an example of his speed, but also know that he is also able to create illusory doubles and even causes the [[InterfaceScrew screen to bob back and forth from trying to catch up with him.]] He can also easily take hits, as you'll still need to fire several energy bolts at him ''even if you blow off the entire lower half of his mech.''

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** Standing tank Falcon has a top speed of 155 kilometers per hour, which is ''very'' fast when you consider it is the size of a tank. And it eventually gets upgraded enough to fly to other planets!
** Eddie and the ST Valius. To start things off, he's the 3rd-to-last enemy in the game, which qualifies his skill. His power comes from the sheer variety of attacks he has, from firing volleys of missles missiles to blasting away with his twin shoulder mounted laser cannons. See BeyondTheImpossible for an example of his speed, but also know that he is also able to create illusory doubles and even causes the [[InterfaceScrew screen to bob back and forth from trying to catch up with him.]] He can also easily take hits, as you'll still need to fire several energy bolts at him ''even if you blow off the entire lower half of his mech.''



* NonIndicativeName: Standing tanks are roughly tank sized, to be fair, but most of them float above the ground instead of standing. And the one that does stand is much bigger than a tank. Then come the second game, Rola's training ST doesn't even have legs, nor does Wong, and these new machines, including yours, are all noticeably larger than tanks.

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* NonIndicativeName: Standing tanks are roughly tank sized, to be fair, but most of them float above the ground instead of standing. And the one that does stand is much bigger than a tank. Then come the second game, Rola's training ST doesn't even have legs, nor does Wong, and these new machines, possibly including yours, are all noticeably larger than tanks.tanks.



* PaletteSwap: The training bots, first as mushrooms with eyes, then as overly angler fish.

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* PaletteSwap: The training bots, first as mushrooms with eyes, then as overly oddly cute angler fish.
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* BewareMyStingerTail: Siamang has weaponry in its tail. If Cobra's weaponry becomes too damage it can jettison most of it's parts and [[EmergencyWeapon shoot at you with it's tail stub]].

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* BewareMyStingerTail: Siamang has weaponry in its tail. If Cobra's weaponry becomes too damage damaged it can jettison most of it's parts and [[EmergencyWeapon shoot at you with it's tail stub]].



* DeflectorShields: The v-system uses one that effectively makes Falcon invincible while it is operating. In "Metal Combat" Falcon gets a shield independent of the v-system that doesn't grand you it's offensive increases but also doesn't put the standing tank in critical condition.

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* DeflectorShields: The v-system uses one that effectively makes Falcon invincible while it is operating. In "Metal Combat" Falcon gets a shield independent of the v-system that doesn't grand grant you it's offensive increases but also doesn't put the standing tank in critical condition.
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