History VideoGame / BustAGroove

24th Sep '17 7:30:54 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Betty and Olive look like modern versions of BettyBoop and [[{{Popeye}} Olive Oyl]], with Candy being a combination of Kelly and Shorty. [[WildMassGuessing (Some fans even theorized that Candy is Kelly.)]]

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* {{Expy}}: Betty and Olive look like modern versions of BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop and [[{{Popeye}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} Olive Oyl]], with Candy being a combination of Kelly and Shorty. [[WildMassGuessing (Some fans even theorized that Candy is Kelly.)]]
13th Aug '17 3:35:44 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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All three games also feature [=DJs=] that serve as announcers. [=DJ=] Kickn' in the first. [=DJ=] Dangerous and [=DJ=] Mix Deadly in the second. And in the third, [=DJ=] Donna Burke. Yes, [[SilentHill2 that]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Donna]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Burke]].

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All three games also feature [=DJs=] that serve as announcers. [=DJ=] Kickn' in the first. [=DJ=] Dangerous and [=DJ=] Mix Deadly in the second. And in the third, [=DJ=] Donna Burke. Creator/DonnaBurke. Yes, [[SilentHill2 [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 that]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Donna]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Burke]].
31st May '17 7:37:52 AM Sammettik
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* AmusementPark: Both of Shorty's stages: an entranceway in '''1'' and a water ride in ''2''.

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* AmusementPark: Both of Shorty's stages: an entranceway The park entrance in '''1'' and a water ride in ''2''.



* CanisMajor: Frida attacks by painting one and launching it at foes.(Or at least, the head of one.) [[IncrediblyLamePun It literally becomes this]] when launched against [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Robo-Z.]]

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* CanisMajor: Frida attacks by painting one and launching it at foes.(Or at least, the head of one.) [[IncrediblyLamePun It literally becomes this]] this when launched against [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Robo-Z.]]



* IdleAnimation: In the ''Bust A Groove'' series, the male characters will stand there puffing through their chests while the female character slightly leaned from side to side. In ''Dance Summit 2001'' before the music starts, the characters move from side-to side. or clap their hands. Or march in place..
* ImageSong: Every song in the series. Some of which double as a BoastfulRap[=/=]IAmGreatSong.

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* IdleAnimation: In the ''Bust A Groove'' series, the male Some characters will stand there puffing through their chests while the female character others slightly leaned lean from side to side. In ''Dance Summit 2001'' before the music starts, the characters move from side-to side. side, or clap their hands. Or march in place..
* ImageSong: Every song in the series. Some of which double as a BoastfulRap[=/=]IAmGreatSong.BoastfulRap or IAmGreatSong.



* InNameOnly: Betty and Olive have very little in common with Betty Boop and Olive Oyl. And no, Banbi is '''NOT''' a deer, nor is it a misspelling.



* NamesTheSame: Frida ''may'' have been named after Frida Kahlo. What with her being an artist an all..



* OvershadowedByAwesome: Three letters: D. D. R.
29th Apr '17 3:35:54 AM Sammettik
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* FollowTheLeader: [[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Hilariously (or pathetically) enough]], Konami tried to cash in with their own Bust a Groove-like dance game called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBfKBSpYR0I Dance! Dance! Dance!]]. It copied almost everything it could from Bust a Groove. From the announcer saying "Freeze!" to even the ''key sound'' for the cursor and buttons. There's also a Hiro-kun expy and a Kelly expy (George and Jennifer). Judging from the lackluster soundtrack and the fact that it's even ''more'' obscure than {{SNK}}'s Cool Cool Toon and {{Tecmo}}'s Unison...it didn't quite work.
29th Apr '17 3:35:26 AM Sammettik
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* BigApplesauce[=/=]FultonStreetFolly: Kelly's stage in Bust a Groove 2.

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* BigApplesauce[=/=]FultonStreetFolly: BigApplesauce: Kelly's stage in Bust a Groove 2.



* BladderOfSteel: The game let's you pause, but you can't continue where you left off. The only options on the pause menu is 'Retry' or 'Quit'. God forbid you get a phone call or have to answer the doorbell in the middle of a song..

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* BladderOfSteel: The game let's lets you pause, but you can't continue where you left off. The only options on the pause menu is 'Retry' or 'Quit'. God forbid you get a phone call or have to answer the doorbell in the middle of a song..



* CameraScrew: Turned into a gameplay mechanic. In the first two games, as the song progresses, the camera will begin focusing on whoever is ahead score-wise, zooming in closer and closer as the gap grows wider until the winning player hogs ALL of the screen, with the loosing opponent, at best, being barely visible in the background. It's not uncommon for the camera to end up wildly flipping back and forth between the players in a heated battle where both players are able to only momentarily top each other. Dance Summit uses a simplified version of this for it's team-up system. Depending on the pairings, the camera will either focus on everyone in a quartet, focus on two people in a duo, shift focus between two pairs for a tag combo, focus on one person in a solo, [[EpicFail or just remain static and unfocused on anyone if everybody picks something different.]] The characters out of focus are additionally placed in out-of-the-way locations so that they're as far from the action as possible, such as hiding characters behind the bleachers at Queen's Highschool or having them dance in the back of the arcade in Kita2001.

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* CameraScrew: Turned into a gameplay mechanic. In the first two games, as the song progresses, the camera will begin focusing on whoever is ahead score-wise, zooming in closer and closer as the gap grows wider until the winning player hogs ALL of the screen, with the loosing losing opponent, at best, being barely visible in the background. It's not uncommon for the camera to end up wildly flipping back and forth between the players in a heated battle where both players are able to only momentarily top each other. Dance Summit uses a simplified version of this for it's its team-up system. Depending on the pairings, the camera will either focus on everyone in a quartet, focus on two people in a duo, shift focus between two pairs for a tag combo, focus on one person in a solo, [[EpicFail or just remain static and unfocused on anyone if everybody picks something different.]] The characters out of focus are additionally placed in out-of-the-way locations so that they're as far from the action as possible, such as hiding characters behind the bleachers at Queen's Highschool or having them dance in the back of the arcade in Kita2001.
14th Apr '17 9:19:01 PM aureolindays
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* SecretAIMoves: The AI can somehow make [[spoiler:Pander start out the match as an adorable stuffed animal-like panda]], but good luck trying to pull that off yourself!
14th Apr '17 12:32:25 AM aureolindays
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* {{Gonk}}: Hamm.
12th Apr '17 4:08:25 AM aureolindays
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* CosplayOtakuGirl: Kelly and Kitty-N. Cosplaying is a big deal for the former's story, as she dresses differently to cater to the tastes of whichever man she's attracted to: babies in the first game and policewomen in the second.

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* CosplayOtakuGirl: Kelly and Kitty-N. Cosplaying is a big deal treasured hobby for the former's story, as she dresses differently to cater to it gives her the tastes of whichever man she's attracted to: confidence step onto the dancefloor: babies in the first game and policewomen in the second.



* FormerlyFit: Hamm.

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* FormerlyFit: Hamm.Hamm, though he can he backflip and pull his weight around like everyone else...



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Comet's infamous song is probably the first thing that comes to mind. And though it's not stated outright, (at least in the North American version) Pinky earning money "by more devious means" brings to mind something rather raunchy. The way she dresses doesn't help.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Comet's infamous song is probably the first thing that comes to mind. And though it's not stated outright, (at least in Possibly averted with the North American version) Pinky earning money "by more devious means" brings to mind something rather raunchy. The way she dresses doesn't help.NA version, as a lot of track music have bleeped out lines or changed lyrics, as well as removing introduction and endings originally in ''Bust A Groove 2'' that included sketchy scenarios, such as Comet's kidnapping, Bi-O's source of his deformity and Pander's backstory.



* IdleAnimation: Before the music starts the characters move from side-to side. or clap their hands. Or march in place..

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* IdleAnimation: Before In the ''Bust A Groove'' series, the male characters will stand there puffing through their chests while the female character slightly leaned from side to side. In ''Dance Summit 2001'' before the music starts starts, the characters move from side-to side. or clap their hands. Or march in place..



* MeaningfulName: Capoeira, a duo of aliens who dance using Capoeira. Yes, the fighting style.

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* MeaningfulName: Capoeira, a duo of aliens who dance using Capoeira. Yes, the fighting style.



* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Kelly's stage in Bust a Groove 2 is obviously Times Square.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Kelly's stage in Bust a Groove 2 is obviously based on Times Square.Square in New York.
5th Dec '16 1:41:02 AM Xtifr
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Bust a Groove ([[DubNameChange known as Bust a Move in Japan]]) is a series of rhythm games released by Enix (now Creator/SquareEnix). The first two games were released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and the third on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. The games feature character designs by Hideyuki Tanaka, director and character designer for the anime ''Anime/SuperMilkChan''.

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Bust ''Bust a Groove Groove'' ([[DubNameChange known as Bust a Move in Japan]]) is a series of rhythm games released by Enix (now Creator/SquareEnix). The first two games were released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and the third on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. The games feature character designs by Hideyuki Tanaka, director and character designer for the anime ''Anime/SuperMilkChan''.
22nd Sep '16 11:59:21 AM MathewRomero
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%%* MagicalGirl: Comet. Kitty-N is a parody of one.

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%%* * MagicalGirl: Comet. Kitty-N is a parody of one.



%%* RuleOfCool: The entire series runs on this.

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%%* * RuleOfCool: The entire series runs on this.
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