History VideoGame / BookwormAdventures

13th Nov '17 6:18:13 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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A sequel, ''Bookworm Adventures Volume 2'', was released in 2009. The three books in this installment are Fractured Fairytales (which interestingly includes ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''), The Monkey King (based on Myth/ChineseMythology), and Astounding Planet (based on ScienceFiction). It also differs in adding companions that perform a beneficial action every four turns.

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A sequel, ''Bookworm Adventures Volume 2'', was released in 2009. The three books in this installment are Fractured Fairytales (which interestingly includes ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''), The Monkey King (based on Myth/ChineseMythology), and Astounding Planet (based on ScienceFiction). It also differs in adding companions that perform a beneficial action every four turns.
turns and rainbow tiles that function as wildcards.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Polydamas, technically.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Polydamas, technically.HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Polydamas is impaled with his own sword when defeated.



* JustifiedTutorial: The first few chapters are essentially Cassandra sending psychic visions to teach Lex the basics of gameplay.
** Volume 2's tutorial is Lex doing morning training.

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* JustifiedTutorial: The first few chapters are essentially Cassandra sending psychic visions to teach Lex the basics of gameplay.
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gameplay. Volume 2's tutorial is Lex doing morning training.



* LivingMacGuffin: Cassandra in the first game.
** As it turns out, [[spoiler: the Magic Pen can talk]].
* LoadingScreen: When loading a world, there are humorous little loading phrases such as "Animating things" and "Dividing by 0". Also when the game starts up, there are letter tiles spelling out "Loading" that Lex chomps through. This concept may reference the game's predecessor, Bookworm.

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* LivingMacGuffin: LivingMacGuffin:
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Cassandra in the first game.
** As it turns out, out at the end of the second game, [[spoiler: the Magic Pen can talk]].
* LoadingScreen: When loading a world, there are humorous little loading phrases such as "Animating things" and "Dividing by 0". Also when the game starts up, there are letter tiles spelling out "Loading" that Lex chomps through. This concept may reference the game's predecessor, Bookworm.''Bookworm''.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Lex's quest to save Cassandra turns out to only have furthered the Big Bad's plans. Fortunately, he gets a final boss battle to set everything right.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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[[spoiler:Lex's quest to save Cassandra turns out to only have furthered the Big Bad's plans. Fortunately, he gets a final boss battle to set everything right.]]



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Bookworm Heroes'', a multiplayer mobile game, can be seen as this.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Bookworm Heroes'', a defunct multiplayer mobile game, can be seen as this.



* StandardStatusEffects: Enemies can poison, stun, petrify, burn, cut, freeze and/or depower Lex, sometimes more than one effect in a single attack. On the other hand, Lex can poison, burn, depower and/or freeze them right back with the right types of gem tiles, cut them with specific treasures, stun them with the right treasure or companion, and purify himself of all negative status effects with a blue potion, crystal tile or a specific companion. Some treasures also protect him from specific effects, but usually not all the time.

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* StandardStatusEffects: Enemies can poison, stun, petrify, burn, cut, freeze and/or depower Lex, sometimes with more than one effect in a single attack. On the other hand, Lex can poison, burn, depower and/or freeze them right back with the right types of gem tiles, cut them with specific treasures, stun them with the right treasure or companion, and purify himself of all negative status effects with a blue potion, crystal tile or a specific companion. Some treasures also protect him from specific effects, but usually not all the time.


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* UnsoundEffect: In the opening animation for the second game, Lex gets out of bed with an “Awaken!” effect.
2nd Aug '17 5:05:07 PM DrFraud
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* StewedAlive: In the second game Lex frees Mother Goose from the Big Bad Wolf's vegetable-filled cauldron.
25th Jul '17 1:58:34 PM DrFraud
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* NameMcAdjective: In the first game Lex calls Maladin "Mr. Tricky [=McTricksterman=]" when he tries to talk Lex out of taking the genie lamp.


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* WeCanRuleTogether: Dracula's offer in the first game.
19th Jul '17 4:41:46 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Lex's red bowtie of course.
7th Jul '16 8:36:37 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Queen of Hearts from ''Volume 2''. [[spoiler: Though she's actually BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]
7th Jul '16 8:29:49 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* LooksLikeOrlok: Dracula.

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* LooksLikeOrlok: Dracula.Dracula, though he dresses more like a ClassicalMovieVampire.
23rd Jun '16 8:13:29 PM nombretomado
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** The names of several chapters don't even try to hide which works they were inspired by ([[TheTimeMachine "The Time Device"]] and [[Literature/ASoundOfThunder "The Sound of Lightning"]], to name two of the better examples).

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** The names of several chapters don't even try to hide which works they were inspired by ([[TheTimeMachine ([[Literature/TheTimeMachine "The Time Device"]] and [[Literature/ASoundOfThunder "The Sound of Lightning"]], to name two of the better examples).
1st Jan '16 10:27:08 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ActionGirl: The mysterious assassin encountered at the beginning of ''Arabian Knight''.
** The fallen huntress hero from ''Lexonomicon''.
4th Sep '15 1:52:26 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: When Lex dies, he's merely transported back to the beginning of the chapter he died in. The game says that you lose the potions you used, but you'd have lost them anyway even if you had survived ([[CaptainObvious them having been used, after all]]). Plus, you don't lose experience ''and'' you get the opportunity to replay minigames to win additional potions and/or gem tiles if you're far enough in the book, which means that you can deliberately throw the boss fight in a late chapter of a book, play the minigames to get more potions and gem tiles, then go back to that chapter and defeat all enemies for more experience, and even throw the boss fight ''again'' to stock up on more potions and experience. When you die, Cassandra (Mother Goose in ''Volume 2'') even says that "dying is a minor setback".

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: When Lex dies, he's merely transported back to the beginning of the chapter he died in. The game says that you lose the potions you used, but you'd have lost them anyway even if you had survived ([[CaptainObvious them (them having been used, after all]]).all). Plus, you don't lose experience ''and'' you get the opportunity to replay minigames to win additional potions and/or gem tiles if you're far enough in the book, which means that you can deliberately throw the boss fight in a late chapter of a book, play the minigames to get more potions and gem tiles, then go back to that chapter and defeat all enemies for more experience, and even throw the boss fight ''again'' to stock up on more potions and experience. When you die, Cassandra (Mother Goose in ''Volume 2'') even says that "dying is a minor setback".
3rd May '15 6:49:50 PM nombretomado
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As Lex progresses through each book chapter (ten per book), the monsters (in the first book, Oedipus Lex, based on ClassicalMythology, with the second, Arabian Knight, of ''Literature/ArabianNights'' and the third, Lexonomicon, of GothicHorror) get more difficult, with a boss fight at the end of every chapter. Fortunately, Lex also becomes stronger; he occasionally levels up in HP, attack, or defense and obtains a nifty treasure at the end of every chapter with various beneficial effects. Additionally, every book has optional {{minigame}}s, unlocked once Lex has completed a certain number of chapters, that can be played for prizes.

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As Lex progresses through each book chapter (ten per book), the monsters (in the first book, Oedipus Lex, based on ClassicalMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, with the second, Arabian Knight, of ''Literature/ArabianNights'' and the third, Lexonomicon, of GothicHorror) get more difficult, with a boss fight at the end of every chapter. Fortunately, Lex also becomes stronger; he occasionally levels up in HP, attack, or defense and obtains a nifty treasure at the end of every chapter with various beneficial effects. Additionally, every book has optional {{minigame}}s, unlocked once Lex has completed a certain number of chapters, that can be played for prizes.



* SadlyMythtaken: For some reason, ''Oedipus Lex'' (based on ClassicalMythology) has krakens (Scandinavia), banshees (Ireland), griffins (Mesopotamia) and manticores (India).

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* SadlyMythtaken: For some reason, ''Oedipus Lex'' (based on ClassicalMythology) Myth/ClassicalMythology) has krakens (Scandinavia), banshees (Ireland), griffins (Mesopotamia) and manticores (India).
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