History VideoGame / Bully

21st Apr '16 9:51:28 PM Josef5678
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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where the Hell Is Bullworth]]: It's never explicitly stated in the original game, but it's widely believed that Bullworth was in New England. The back of the ''Scholarship Edition'' packaging confirms that it's indeed in New England.

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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where the Hell Is Bullworth]]: WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never explicitly stated in the original game, but it's widely believed that Bullworth was in New England. The back of the ''Scholarship Edition'' packaging confirms that it's indeed in New England.
28th Feb '16 12:16:05 PM PF
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* BarbaricBully: Subverted. As the title of the game would suggest, a big portion of the named characters could be considered "bullies" in some way or another, but the only clique in the game that's explicitly called "the Bullies" is composed exclusively of dimwitted thugs who'll fight anyone they run across for the hell of it. Then again, the leader of the Bullies (Russell Northrop, a hulking giant who's barely capable of forming a coherent sentence) is a textbook example of the trope.

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* BarbaricBully: Subverted. As the title of the game would suggest, a big portion of the named characters could be considered "bullies" in some way or another, but the only clique in the game that's explicitly called "the Bullies" is composed exclusively of dimwitted thugs who'll fight anyone they run across for the hell of it. Then again, the leader of the Bullies (Russell Northrop, a hulking giant who's barely capable of forming a coherent sentence) is a textbook example of the trope.this.



** Pete is, in his own words, "too cool to be a dork and too dorky to be anything else." Gary picks on him endlessly and even his only friend Jimmy doesn't treat him with much respect. Even the Nerds won't accept him into their fold [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards because they feel he is too dorky for comfort]].

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** Pete is, in his own words, "too cool to be a dork and too dorky to be anything else." Gary picks on him endlessly and even his only friend Jimmy friend, Jimmy, doesn't treat him with much respect. Even In addition, the Nerds won't accept him into their fold [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards because they feel he is too dorky for comfort]].



* CastOfSnowflakes: Every character in the game is unique. One of the mini-games revolves around finding all 60 students and taking photos of them. Add the various school staff and townsfolk to that 60, and the game has over 100 characters.

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* CastOfSnowflakes: Every character in the game is unique. One of the mini-games minigames revolves around finding all 60 students and taking photos of them. Add the various school staff and townsfolk to that 60, and the game has over 100 characters.



* ChristmasEpisode: Not really an "episode", per se, but the first half of Chapter 3 could definitely qualify. At this point, the entire town will be blanketed with snow, and a number of locations will be festively decorated for the holidays. Then, of course, there are the Christmas-themed missions, which must be completed in order to move onto the Greaser missions.

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* ChristmasEpisode: Not really an "episode", per se, but the first half of Chapter 3 could definitely qualify.qualifies. At this point, the entire town will be blanketed with snow, and a number of locations will be festively decorated for the holidays. Then, of course, there are the Christmas-themed missions, which must be completed in order to move onto the Greaser missions.
28th Feb '16 10:43:52 AM Psychopompos007
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* CulturalTranslation: In the French translation, "Blousons noirs" ("Black Jackets") may look like a weird way to translate the name of the Greasers' clique. It's actually the French equivalent of the Greaser subculture.



** Spoofed regarding the Nerds. Jimmy wants their help to take on the Jocks, but they want nothing to do with him. He's forced to beat them up and invade their observatory, and when their leader Ernest finds his offer of friendship questionable (since he just beat him up) Jimmy snaps "We're buddies!"

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** Spoofed regarding the Nerds. Jimmy wants their help to take on the Jocks, but they want nothing to do with him. He's forced to beat them up and invade their observatory, and when their leader Ernest Earnest finds his offer of friendship questionable (since he just beat him up) Jimmy snaps "We're buddies!"
19th Feb '16 12:37:16 PM Psychopompos007
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** In the penultimate mission, Russell bashs an iron gate with a motorbike (ending up bruised, with dirty and torn clothes), they flees because the police is pursuing him. In the beginning of the last mission, Russell is hiding inside a warehouse, looking as messy as when he fled the police. If you go roaming between finishing the former mission and starting the latter, you may encounter Russell, standing in the open at his usual place, dressed with his standard clean clothes.
17th Feb '16 7:10:31 PM Josef5678
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* [[AllThereInTheManual All There in the Data Files]]: There's almost no way to match the various adults in town with their names. The data files for the characters included the names, though, and some hex editors over on the Bully Wiki exhaustively worked out who was who.

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* [[AllThereInTheManual All There in the Data Files]]: AllThereInTheManual: There's almost no way to match the various adults in town with their names. The data files for the characters included the names, though, and some hex editors over on the Bully Wiki exhaustively worked out who was who.
17th Feb '16 10:09:21 AM PF
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** 100% completion requires to do plenty of things. Some of them are obvious (doing all the missions and completing the storyline, passing all the classes, finding all the collectible items, winning all races, completing all the clique challenges, take all yearbook's photographs, etc.), some of them aren't (pulling the fire alarm 20 times, giving 50 wedgies, going on all the carnival rides, picking 50 flowers, use a ranged weapon 1000 times, buying each available piece of clothing, etc.). [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/942199-bully-scholarship-edition/41889893 Here's an exhaustive list of what counts in the completion meter]].

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** 100% completion requires to do plenty of things. Some of them are obvious (doing all the missions and completing the storyline, passing all the classes, finding all the collectible items, winning all races, completing all the clique challenges, take all yearbook's photographs, the photographs for the yearbook, etc.), some of them aren't (pulling the fire alarm 20 times, giving 50 wedgies, going on all the carnival rides, picking 50 flowers, use a ranged weapon 1000 times, buying each available piece of clothing, etc.). [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/942199-bully-scholarship-edition/41889893 Here's an exhaustive list of what counts in the completion meter]].meter.]]
17th Feb '16 10:03:36 AM PF
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** Every adult you meet during in free roam mode is a jerkass to Jimmy. Including the teachers who seem decent during their own classes or the missions involving them.
** When Jimmy is sent to Crabblesnitch's office after being busted, Jimmy's rule violations mentioned by Crabblesnitch are actually sentences randomly selectioned, which are picked without checking whether the player character actually did those specific offences or not.
** Once the storyline is finished, the game is locked into an eternal spring[=/=]summer in which the same cycle of classes from the same schoolyear plays forever, even if you play with the sandbox for the ingame equivalent of several years.

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** Every adult you meet during in free roam mode is a jerkass to Jimmy. Including This includes the teachers who seem decent during their own classes or the missions involving them.
** When Jimmy is sent to Crabblesnitch's office after being busted, Jimmy's rule violations mentioned by Crabblesnitch are actually sentences randomly selectioned, which are picked without checking whether the player character actually did committed those specific offences offenses or not.
** Once the storyline is finished, the game is locked into an eternal spring[=/=]summer summer in which the same cycle of classes from the same schoolyear plays forever, even if you play with the sandbox for the ingame in-game equivalent of several years.
17th Feb '16 9:57:55 AM PF
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** 100% completion requires to do plenty of things. Some of them are obvious (doing all the missions and completing the storyline, passing all the classes, finding all the collectible items, winning all races, completing all the clique challenges, take all yearbook's photographs, etc.), some of them aren't (pulling 20 times a fire alarm, giving 50 wedgies, using each carnivale's ride, picking 50 flowers, use a ranged weapon 1000 times, buying each available piece of clothing, etc.). [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/942199-bully-scholarship-edition/41889893 Here's an exhaustive list of what counts in the completion meter]].

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** 100% completion requires to do plenty of things. Some of them are obvious (doing all the missions and completing the storyline, passing all the classes, finding all the collectible items, winning all races, completing all the clique challenges, take all yearbook's photographs, etc.), some of them aren't (pulling 20 times a the fire alarm, alarm 20 times, giving 50 wedgies, using each carnivale's ride, going on all the carnival rides, picking 50 flowers, use a ranged weapon 1000 times, buying each available piece of clothing, etc.). [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/942199-bully-scholarship-edition/41889893 Here's an exhaustive list of what counts in the completion meter]].



* TimedMission: Almost everywhere.

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* TimedMission: Almost everywhere.everywhere:



** Some of the classes as well. Math, English, and geography are a timed quizz, biology requires to finish a dissection before the end of a timer, and photography is a timed mission require to take a number of photographs then go back to the classroom.
** Most of the game is actually a giant timed mission. If Jimmy isn't in his bedroom at 2 a.m., he falls alseep where he stands, and then loses some of his stuff. Not only does the ingame clock constantly ticks in free roam mode, it also doesn't stop during most of the missions (exceptions include visiting the school at the beginning of the game, the Halloween pranks mission, and the bossfights).

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** Some of the classes as well. classes. Math, English, and geography Geography are a timed quizz, biology quizzes, Biology requires to finish a dissection before the end of a timer, and photography Photography is a timed mission require to take a number of photographs then go back to the classroom.
** Most of the game is actually a giant timed mission. If Jimmy isn't in his bedroom at 2 a.m., he falls alseep where he stands, and then loses some of his stuff. Not only does the ingame in-game clock constantly ticks in free roam mode, it also doesn't stop during most of the missions (exceptions include visiting the school at the beginning of the game, the Halloween pranks mission, and the bossfights).boss fights).



* UnwinnableByMistake: It's possible to break the game and make it unwinnable during ''the first mission''. If Jimmy hits Gary by mistake during a fight, he'll turn hostile, thus completely messing with the dialogs and scripts he's supposed to follow when he's Jimmy's guid through the school. Since the game doesn't autosaves, doesn't allow to start again a mission, and the manual savepoints are enabled later, it basically means that you'll have to start from the very beginning.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Bully: Scholarship Edition'' for the Wii, Xbox 360 and PC.

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* UnwinnableByMistake: It's possible to break the game and make it unwinnable during ''the first mission''. If Jimmy hits Gary by mistake during a fight, he'll turn hostile, thus completely messing with the dialogs and scripts he's supposed to follow when he's Jimmy's guid guide through the school. Since the game doesn't autosaves, doesn't allow to start again a mission, and the manual savepoints are enabled later, it basically means that you'll have to start from the very beginning.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Bully: Scholarship Edition'' for the Wii, Xbox 360 360, and PC.
17th Feb '16 4:31:09 AM Psychopompos007
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* GuideDangIt: What constitutes a "good" snapshot in the photography missions isn't always obvious, which leads to some ''"WTF?!"'' moments as you take the same picture over and over from slightly different angles and distances until you finally find one the game will accept.

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* GuideDangIt: GuideDangIt:
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What constitutes a "good" snapshot in the photography missions isn't always obvious, which leads to some ''"WTF?!"'' moments as you take the same picture over and over from slightly different angles and distances until you finally find one the game will accept.accept.
** 100% completion requires to do plenty of things. Some of them are obvious (doing all the missions and completing the storyline, passing all the classes, finding all the collectible items, winning all races, completing all the clique challenges, take all yearbook's photographs, etc.), some of them aren't (pulling 20 times a fire alarm, giving 50 wedgies, using each carnivale's ride, picking 50 flowers, use a ranged weapon 1000 times, buying each available piece of clothing, etc.). [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/942199-bully-scholarship-edition/41889893 Here's an exhaustive list of what counts in the completion meter]].
15th Feb '16 12:55:31 PM Psychopompos007
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** You can actually beat up as many students as you want and merely get detention. Heck, you can even do stuff like beat up ''the faculty'' ([[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking if you manage to do this]]) and run into a prefect with a lawnmower or hit him with a shovel and you won't get expelled, whereas Crabblesnitch would have ''more'' than enough reason to do so. This is a case of AcceptableBreaksFromReality because one could get expelled before [[spoiler:the story demands it]]. Plus, it's incredibly satisfying to give a prefect a swirlie and then watch as later in the day he appeared to have forgotten it.

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** You can actually beat up as many students as you want and merely get detention. Heck, you can even do stuff like beat up ''the faculty'' ([[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking if you manage to do this]]) and run into a prefect with a lawnmower or hit him with a shovel and you won't get expelled, whereas Crabblesnitch would have ''more'' than enough reason to do so. This is a case of AcceptableBreaksFromReality because one could get expelled before [[spoiler:the story demands it]]. Plus, it's incredibly satisfying to give a prefect a swirlie and then watch as later in the day he appeared to have forgotten it. On a similar note, no matter how vicious or violent you are to the Bullworth citizen or the local police forces, the worst which can happen is a short trip to the police station (firing fireworks to a policeman's face should at least grant you some times behind bars...).


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** When Jimmy is sent to Crabblesnitch's office after being busted, Jimmy's rule violations mentioned by Crabblesnitch are actually sentences randomly selectioned, which are picked without checking whether the player character actually did those specific offences or not.
** Once the storyline is finished, the game is locked into an eternal spring[=/=]summer in which the same cycle of classes from the same schoolyear plays forever, even if you play with the sandbox for the ingame equivalent of several years.
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