History VideoGame / CaveStory

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* AmbiguousRobots:[[spoiler: Quote and Curly Brace are unambiguously [[RobotSoldier combat robots]], [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots and both are capable of things no combat robot would ever be programmed to do,]] such as emoting, eating and ''digesting'' food, sleeping to repair damage and, well... read MostGamersAreMale, below. They seem to be somewhere between [[ArtificialHuman artificial humans,]] [[RobotSoldier war machines,]] and RidiculouslyHumanRobots. They're also [[AvertedTrope not]] by any stretch, ThreeLawsCompliant.]]

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* AmbiguousRobots:[[spoiler: Quote and Curly Brace are unambiguously [[RobotSoldier combat robots]], [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots and both are capable of things no combat robot would ever be programmed to do,]] such as emoting, eating and ''digesting'' food, sleeping to repair damage and, well... read MostGamersAreMale, below.and (for Quote at least) having an implied OptionalSexualEncounter. They seem to be somewhere between [[ArtificialHuman artificial humans,]] [[RobotSoldier war machines,]] and RidiculouslyHumanRobots. They're also [[AvertedTrope not]] by any stretch, ThreeLawsCompliant.]]



* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Subverted! Quote and Curly ''think'' they're robots from a past war who helped kill off the Mimigas, and their amnesia has shifted their allegiance. However, when Curly's memory returns, she remembers that their mission was to destroy the Crown; and that they didn't kill any Mimigas.]]

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* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Subverted! Quote and Curly ''think'' they're robots from a past war who helped kill off the Mimigas, and their amnesia has shifted their allegiance. However, when Curly's memory returns, she remembers that their mission was to destroy the Crown; Crown, and that they didn't kill any Mimigas.]]



** There's a picture of [[spoiler:Sue as a human]] included among the sprites that show up when a character is speaking. Since Sue doesn't [[spoiler:turn back into a human]] until the end credits, the sprite goes unused.

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** There's a picture of The character portraits displayed during dialogue include one for [[spoiler:Sue as a human]] included among the sprites that show up when a character is speaking.human]]. Since Sue doesn't [[spoiler:turn back into a human]] until the end credits, the sprite goes unused.



** There's instruments assigned to melodic channels "0" and "5" within the song "Zombie" that correspond to the instruments exclusively used within the expanded portion of the song used within both ''VideoGame/{{Guxt}}'' and ''VideoGame/KeroBlaster''. Said channels are unused within the Cave Story version of the song due to it lacking the aforementioned expanded portion.

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** There's There are instruments assigned to melodic channels "0" and "5" within the song "Zombie" that correspond to the instruments exclusively used within the expanded portion of the song used within from both ''VideoGame/{{Guxt}}'' and ''VideoGame/KeroBlaster''. Said channels are unused within the Cave Story version of the song due to it lacking the aforementioned expanded portion.
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* WelcomeToHell: a sign reads this, verbatim [[spoiler: near the beginning of the end-game BonusDungeon, the Sacred Grounds.]]

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* WelcomeToHell: a A sign reads this, verbatim [[spoiler: near the beginning of the end-game BonusDungeon, the Sacred Grounds.]]



--> '''Misery:''' "Do you even know what this thing is!?!" \\
'''Curly:''' "Huh?" \\
'''Misery:''' "This is the reason why I HATE ROBOTS!!! This is [[spoiler:the heart of the island! [[LoadBearingBoss The island will fall if THIS stops!!]]]]"

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--> '''Misery:''' "Do Do you even know what this thing is!?!" is!?! \\
'''Curly:''' "Huh?" Huh? \\
'''Misery:''' "This This is the reason why I HATE ROBOTS!!! This is [[spoiler:the heart of the island! [[LoadBearingBoss The island will fall if THIS stops!!]]]]"stops!!]]]]



** When you defeat most bosses, a block of text comes up on the screen comes up saying "You defeated [insert boss name]!" along with an accompanying jingle. When you defeat [[spoiler: Frenzied Toroko]], it's followed by a period and the music ''cutting out completely''. Played even more straight in the Nicalis translation, where it's followed by an ''ellipsis''.

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** When you defeat most bosses, a block of text comes up on the screen comes up saying "You defeated [insert boss name]!" along with an accompanying jingle. When you defeat [[spoiler: Frenzied [[spoiler:Frenzied Toroko]], it's followed by the exclamation mark is replaced with a period and the music ''cutting out completely''. Played even more straight (or in the Nicalis translation, where it's followed by an ''ellipsis''.ellipsis...) and the music ''cuts out completely''.



* YouHaveFailedMe: Misery ultimately decides she's had enough of Balrog.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: Misery ultimately decides she's had enough of Balrog.Balrog, and teleports him into the Labyrinth along with the protagonist.
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* TheManBehindTheMan: The way to the best ending of the game reveals that [[spoiler:the TragicVillain Balos was the one responsible for both the creation of the Demon Crown that The Doctor and his predecessors sought after, and for the curse of Misery and Balrog to serve whomever bears the Demon Crown]].



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Averted, partially by accident; see the Blind Idiot Translation example above.



* PointOfNoReturn: There's only one true point of no return; you eventually escape the Labyrinth after getting thrown in it, and if you've unlocked the BrutalBonusLevel, there's a book on the shelf that will ask you if you want to give up on it and offers to "rewind time" so you can get the normal ending. However, if you save in the shack containing the BrutalBonusLevel, you can never return to the caves, as rewinding time only brings you back to the moment where you just defeated the FinalBoss [[spoiler:and started causing the island to plummet.]]
** [[spoiler: Defeating Toroko and saving in the Labyrinth]] is a temporary one.

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* PointOfNoReturn: PointOfNoReturn:
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There's only one true point of no return; you eventually escape the Labyrinth after getting thrown in it, and if you've unlocked the BrutalBonusLevel, there's a book on the shelf that will ask you if you want to give up on it and offers to "rewind time" so you can get the normal ending. However, if return: If you save in the shack containing before the BrutalBonusLevel, you can never return to the caves, as rewinding time caves. There's a book on the shelf that offers to "rewind time" so you can go for the normal ending instead, but it only brings takes you back to the moment where when you just defeated the FinalBoss [[spoiler:and started causing the island to plummet.]]
** [[spoiler: Defeating Toroko and saving in the Labyrinth]] is There's a temporary one.one if you save in the Labyrinth after [[spoiler:defeating Toroko]]. There's no way to get to the rest of the caves by going ''back'', but by pressing forward you eventually escape and find a new way to [[spoiler:Mimiga Village]].



* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The robots can drown (which does get an in-game {{justifi|edTrope}}cation), sleep to repair damage, regain their memories by eating a mushroom. [[spoiler: They can also, well... read MostGamersAreMale, above.]]
** There's an "Air" counter underwater, and at one point you're informed "you can breathe" indicating a working and essential respiratory system. The robots can also receive medical care and medicine. [[spoiler: However, it's possible for a "drowned" robot to be drained and reactivated.]]

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The robots can drown (which does get an in-game {{justifi|edTrope}}cation), sleep to repair damage, regain their memories by eating a mushroom. [[spoiler: They can also, well... read MostGamersAreMale, OptionalSexualEncounter, above.]]
** There's an "Air" counter underwater, and at one point you're informed "you can breathe" indicating a working and essential respiratory system. The robots can also receive medical care and medicine. [[spoiler: However, it's [[spoiler:It's also possible for a "drowned" robot to be drained and reactivated.]]



* ThisWasHisTrueForm: The defeat of Monster X. Blink and you might miss it. [[spoiler:[[Webcomic/{{XKCD}} It's a kitty!]]]]



* TheManBehindTheMan: The way to the best ending of the game reveals that [[spoiler:the TragicVillain Balos was the one responsible for both the creation of the Demon Crown The Doctor and his predecessors sought after in order to rule the world and the curse of Misery and Balrog to serve whomever bears the Demon Crown]].
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Averted, partially by accident; see the Blind Idiot Translation example above.



* TheVoiceless: Your main character has virtually no dialogue of his own. Even when you're playing the game as Curly. In the [=WiiWare=]/Steam version, [[spoiler:he does talk, but only if you get the mushroom and meet with him in the Plantation.]]


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* ThisWasHisTrueForm: The defeat of Monster X. Blink and you might miss it. [[spoiler:[[Webcomic/{{XKCD}} It's a kitty!]]]]


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* TheVoiceless: Your main character has virtually no dialogue of his own. Even when you're playing the game as Curly. In the [=WiiWare=]/Steam version, [[spoiler:he does talk, but only if you get the mushroom and meet with him in the Plantation.]]
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* AchievementMockery: Steam version has an achievement for being killed by Toroko. As in, the harmless little [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Mimiga]] who "attacks" by running back and forth waving a stick, which only does 1 damage per hit, and you have to deliberately stand still and wait to die, if you have more than 1 HP. Even the achievement name ("Toroko Wins!") sounds surprised that it ever happened.

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* AchievementMockery: AchievementMockery:
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Steam version has an achievement for being killed by Toroko. As in, the harmless little [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Mimiga]] who "attacks" by running back and forth waving a stick, which only does 1 damage per hit, and you have to deliberately stand still and wait to die, if you have more than 1 HP. Even the achievement name ("Toroko Wins!") sounds surprised that it ever happened.happened.
** Also in the Steam version, if you get the Bad Ending, [[spoiler:by accepting Kazuma's offer to run away from the island]], then you also earn the achievement called "Coward".



* KaizoTrap: [[spoiler:The Heavy Press boss in the final zone will fall through the floor after it's defeated. Better not be in the way when it does.]] It's fairly obvious if you've met a similar fate from its smaller brethren.

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* KaizoTrap: KaizoTrap:
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[[spoiler:The Heavy Press boss in the final zone will fall through the floor after it's defeated. Better not be in the way when it does.]] It's fairly obvious if you've met a similar fate from its smaller brethren.



** When going for a normal ending, after defeating The Doctor and surviving a rain of stone blocks from the sky, when all you have to do is leap off the side of the screen to trigger the final cutscene... it's still possible to die, if you don't jump far enough and fall off the ''bottom'' of the screen instead.



** One Easter egg has an implied OptionalSexualEncounter with Chaco.

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** One Easter egg has an implied OptionalSexualEncounter with Chaco. Although this was mostly bowdlerized in the 3DS remake.



* MultipleEndings: Several characters may die or survive depending on your actions, and the results will be reflected in the cut-scene at the standard ending. It's even possible to get a Bad Ending by [[spoiler:accepting one character's offer to run away in the middle of the game. (in the Steam version, you earn a humiliating achievement called "Coward" if you do this)]] Overall, there are three main endings total, with slight variations depending your actions.

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* MultipleEndings: Several characters may die or survive depending on your actions, and the results will be reflected in the cut-scene at the standard ending. It's even possible to get a Bad Ending by [[spoiler:accepting one character's offer to run away in the middle of the game. (in the Steam version, you earn a humiliating achievement called "Coward" if you do this)]] ]] Overall, there are three main endings total, with slight variations depending your actions.



* NoGearLevel: Oddly averted. When the protagonist is captured in the Plantation, he gets thrown in jail at one point, but his captors don't bother to take any of his weapons away.
** But they didn't need to. He apparently couldn't find a way out before reading the note. If anything, it's THAT they should have taken away.

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* NoGearLevel: Oddly averted. When the protagonist is captured in the Plantation, he gets thrown in jail at one point, but his captors don't bother to take any of his weapons away.
** But they didn't need to. He apparently couldn't find a way out before reading
away--nor the note. If anything, it's THAT they should have taken away.letter in his pocket that shows him how to escape from the cell.



* PaletteSwap: Pooh Black, a recolored form of [[MythologyGag Balrog's earlier existence in the game's beta as Puu]].

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* PaletteSwap: Pooh Black, a recolored form of [[MythologyGag [[DevelopmentGag Balrog's earlier existence in the game's beta as Puu]].
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* KleptomaniacHero: Mister Traveler doesn't seem to have a problem with stealing things and not returning them. He steals the Polar Star - the first gun he gets at the beginning of the game - from a hermit blacksmith. Later, he can take the Bubbler from Mimiga village, and later on, [[KleptomaniacHeroFoundUnderwear Curly's panties]]. The player doesn't have to return any of it.

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* KleptomaniacHero: Mister Traveler doesn't seem to have a problem with stealing things and not returning them. He steals the Polar Star - the Star--the first gun he gets at the beginning of the game - from game--from a hermit blacksmith. Later, he can take the Bubbler from Mimiga village, and later on, [[KleptomaniacHeroFoundUnderwear Curly's panties]]. The player doesn't have to return any of it.



* ModularEpilogue: During the Normal ending, there's a montage of various places on the island [[spoiler:just before it crashes]], e.g. Curly Brace's body is shown if you failed to save her. Both the Normal and the Best ending feature a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue over the end credits, with slight changes between them, such as Professor Booster appearing if you saved him, and Pooh Black taking Balrog's place if the latter leaves with you.

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* ModularEpilogue: During the Normal ending, there's a montage of various places on the island [[spoiler:just before it crashes]], e.g. with one change based on your actions: Curly Brace's body is shown in the underwater chamber if you failed to save her. Both the Normal and the Best ending feature a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue over the end credits, with slight changes between them, such as Professor Booster appearing if you saved him, and Pooh Black taking Balrog's place at the hospital if the latter leaves with you.



** If you sleep in the bed of Chaco, at the right time, you'll get her lipstick and awake to see her sleeping in the same bed too. The Steam Achievement for getting the lipstick is "Lady's Man". And this is in a game that got an E10+ rating. [[spoiler: Exactly how a ''robot'' is implied to have sex with a ''rabbit'' is left as an exercise to the reader.]] In the 3DS remake, if Mister Traveler sleeps in Chaco's bed, [[{{Bowdlerization}} he'll wake up to find her sleeping on the floor instead of next to him]]. Presumably, she had nowhere else to sleep with him in her bed. However, he still gets her lipstick, so [[FailedASpotCheck someone was not paying full attention]].

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** If you sleep in the bed of Chaco, at the right time, you'll get her lipstick and awake to see her sleeping in the same bed too. The Steam Achievement for getting the lipstick is "Lady's Man". And this is in a game that got One Easter egg has an E10+ rating. [[spoiler: Exactly how a ''robot'' is implied to have sex OptionalSexualEncounter with a ''rabbit'' is left as an exercise to the reader.]] In the 3DS remake, if Mister Traveler sleeps in Chaco's bed, [[{{Bowdlerization}} he'll wake up to find her sleeping on the floor instead of next to him]]. Presumably, she had nowhere else to sleep with him in her bed. However, he still gets her lipstick, so [[FailedASpotCheck someone was not paying full attention]].Chaco.



* OptionalSexualEncounter: See MostGamersAreMale.

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* OptionalSexualEncounter: See MostGamersAreMale.At one point while you're working through Grasstown, Chaco will step forward and stand next to her bed. If you go to sleep in her bed at that point, then she'll be in the bed next to you when you wake up, and her lipstick will appear in your inventory. The Steam Achievement for getting the lipstick is "Lady's Man". And this is in a game that got an E10+ rating. [[spoiler: Exactly how a ''robot'' is implied to have sex with a ''rabbit'' is left as an exercise to the reader.]] In the 3DS remake, if Mister Traveler sleeps in Chaco's bed, [[{{Bowdlerization}} he'll wake up to find her sleeping on the floor instead of next to him]]. Presumably, she had nowhere else to sleep with him in her bed. However, he still gets her lipstick, so [[FailedASpotCheck someone was not paying full attention]].
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* FrickinLaserBeams: The Spur, and ''only'' when it is fired between Level 2 and 3. Firing it with a MAX charge unleashes a blast of WaveMotionGun proportions. Even the ''achievement'' is called this! (Albeit spelled as "Freakin'" and [[XtremeKoolLetterz]] spelled with a Z.)

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* FrickinLaserBeams: The Spur, and ''only'' when it is fired between Level 2 and 3. Firing it with a MAX charge unleashes a blast of WaveMotionGun proportions. Even the ''achievement'' is called this! (Albeit spelled as "Freakin'" and [[XtremeKoolLetterz]] spelled with a Z.)named "Freakin' [[XtremeKoolLetterz Lazer]] Beams"!



* HatePlague: [[spoiler: Ballos]]

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* HatePlague: [[spoiler: Ballos]]Ballos.]]



* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: "Humans can be terrible creatures indeed..." [[spoiler:Just to make it clear, A human king who was [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] of Ballos' [[HundredPercentAdorationRating popularity]] imprisoned him and subjected him a very, ''very'', cruel torture, leading him to insanity and [[PowerIncontinence making him unable to control his magic]].]]

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: "Humans can be terrible creatures indeed..." [[spoiler:Just to make it clear, A human king who was [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] of Ballos' [[HundredPercentAdorationRating popularity]] imprisoned him and subjected him a very, ''very'', cruel torture, leading him to insanity leaving Ballos insane and [[PowerIncontinence making him unable to control his magic]].]]



* SkippableBoss: The very first boss, as well as "The Sisters." Although the first one is more ironic: Balrog actually asks you if you're going to fight him, and just leaves if you say no.
** The Sisters are not so obvious, however. Though, skipping them involves skipping a missile expansion, which, given the ease of the boss fight, is completely worth getting.
** If you're fast enough, you can actually grab the missile expansion and ''still'' skip The Sisters by escaping the room in time. It is eventually demonstrated in [[http://tasvideos.org/1917M.html this]] {{Speedrun}}.

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* SkippableBoss: The very SkippableBoss:
** In your
first boss, as well as "The Sisters." Although the first one is more ironic: Balrog encounter with Balrog, he actually asks you if you're going to fight him, and just leaves if him. If you say no.
no, he just leaves.
** The Sisters are not so obvious, however. Though, skipping them involves skipping a less obvious example. They only show up if you grab a specific missile expansion, which, given the ease of the boss fight, is completely worth getting.
** If you're fast enough,
upgrade, so you can actually grab the missile expansion and ''still'' skip The Sisters by escaping the room in time. It is eventually fight just by not touching that chest. (Or, as demonstrated in [[http://tasvideos.org/1917M.html this]] {{Speedrun}}.{{Speedrun}}, by grabbing the upgrade anyway and boosting away before the fight can begin.)
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* AnotherSideAnotherStory:
** In ''Cave Story+'' [[spoiler: Finding Curly's panties]] unlocks Curly Mode, a mode of gameplay that essentially asks the question of "{{What if}} the roles of Curly Brace and Quote were reversed?" [[InSpiteOfANail The story goes pretty much the same way]], the only differences being the fact that you get to see what Curly Brace would say if she was in Quote's shoes (as unlike Quote, she not a SilentProtagonist) while Quote remains silent [[spoiler:apart for one brief moment (with Curly providing the rest of the dialog for him)]].
** The UsefulNotes/{{WiiWare}} version lets you earn Curly Story, in which you play as Curly Brace and instead encounter Mr. Traveler throughout the game.

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* AnotherSideAnotherStory:
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AnotherSideAnotherStory: In the UsefulNotes/{{WiiWare}} version and ''Cave Story+'' [[spoiler: Finding Curly's panties]] unlocks Curly Mode, a mode of gameplay that Story+'', it's possible to unlock "Curly Mode" or "Curly Story", which essentially asks the question of "{{What if}} the roles of Curly Brace and Quote "Mr. Traveler" were reversed?" [[InSpiteOfANail The story goes pretty much the same way]], the only differences being the fact that you get to see what Curly Brace would say if she was in Quote's his shoes (as unlike Quote, (unlike him, she not a SilentProtagonist) while Quote he remains silent [[spoiler:apart for from one brief moment moment]] (with Curly providing the rest of the dialog for him)]].
** The UsefulNotes/{{WiiWare}} version lets you earn Curly Story, in which you play as Curly Brace and instead encounter Mr. Traveler throughout the game.
him).



** The Mimiga children fighting you alongside Curly can't be killed or permanently disabled; shots only stun them for a period of time. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Toroko was out of such luck, sadly foreshadowed by the death of Igor]].
** [[spoiler: It's foreshadowed earlier than that, when you first meet Toroko in the shack. After she freaks out, you have to shoot her to calm her down.]]

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** The Mimiga children fighting you alongside Curly can't be killed or permanently disabled; shots only stun them for a period of time.
** Similarly, Toroko only gets briefly stunned when you have to shoot her.
[[spoiler:Unfortunately, her luck runs out when the red flowers turn her into Frenzied Toroko. Much like Igor, you can't stop the transformed Toroko was out of such luck, sadly foreshadowed by the death of Igor]].
** [[spoiler: It's foreshadowed earlier than that, when you first meet Toroko in the shack. After she freaks out, you have to shoot her to calm her down.
without killing her.]]



* BackgroundMusicOverride: While getting Life Capsules and Missile upgrades are usually accompanied by a jingle, they are not in the Sacred Grounds. Running Hell plays there non stop until the fight with the Heavy Press, at which point Eyes of Flame kicks in.

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* BackgroundMusicOverride: While getting Life Capsules and Missile upgrades are usually accompanied by a jingle, they are not in the Sacred Grounds. Running Hell "Running Hell" plays there non stop non-stop until the fight with the Heavy Press, at which point Eyes "Eyes of Flame Flame" kicks in.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Huzzah! It's Balrog.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Huzzah! It's Balrog.BigDamnHeroes:
** [[spoiler:After defeating the TrueFinalBoss, it looks like Quote and Curly are going to die from Ballos's last trap. Then--"Huzzah!"--Balrog smashes through the ceiling to rescue them.
]]



* BonusBoss: Wind Fortress has [[spoiler: G-CLONE, a mysterious machine that makes Curly clones.]]
** There's also [[spoiler: Ma Pignon and the Red Demon, although they have to be fought in order to get to the real final level]], and [[spoiler: the Sisters, who guard a missile upgrade in the Egg Corridor?]].

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* BonusBoss: BonusBoss:
** [[spoiler: Ma Pignon and the Red Demon]] are completely optional bosses when you're going for the normal ending, but they have to be fought in order to get to the real final level. Also [[spoiler: the Sisters]], {{Skippable Boss}}es who guard a missile upgrade in the Egg Corridor(?).
** The bonus level
Wind Fortress has [[spoiler: G-CLONE, a mysterious machine that makes Curly clones.]]
** There's also [[spoiler: Ma Pignon and the Red Demon, although they have to be fought in order to get to the real final level]], and [[spoiler: the Sisters, who guard a missile upgrade in the Egg Corridor?]].
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Well, it's aptly named.]] [[ComeForTheXStayForTheY You might just come for the fun,]] ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''-style gameplay, [[ComeForTheXStayForTheY but the story is what you will end up staying for.]]

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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Well, it's aptly named.]] [[ComeForTheXStayForTheY [[JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY You might just come for the fun,]] ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''-style gameplay, [[ComeForTheXStayForTheY [[JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY but the story is what you will end up staying for.]]
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* BellyOfTheWhale: The end of the Sand Zone. You can only watch, horrified, as [[spoiler:Toroko and King]] are killed in front of you, and are then effortlessly defeated and cast into the Labyrinth by Misery. Then [[FromBadToWorse everything gets much worse]].



* {{Cameo}}: [[VideoGame/SwimIkachan Ironhead, Ikachan, and the Porcupine Fish]] are characters from Videogame/SwimIkachan, an earlier Pixel game.

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* {{Cameo}}: {{Cameo}}:
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[[VideoGame/SwimIkachan Ironhead, Ikachan, and the Porcupine Fish]] are characters from Videogame/SwimIkachan, an earlier Pixel game.


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* CantRefuseTheCallAnymore: The end of the Sand Zone. You can only watch, horrified, as [[spoiler:Toroko and King]] are killed in front of you, and are then effortlessly defeated and cast into the Labyrinth by Misery. Then [[FromBadToWorse everything gets much worse]].
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*** That's just the tip of the iceberg - Halloween mode is ''filled to the brim'' with references. Kanpachi is dressed like [[StarWars Darth Vader]], Misery is dressed like [[{{VideoGame/Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]], Sue ''also'' gets a look based on Felicia [[spoiler:during the Undead Core fight]], the grassland jellies are a dead ringer for Metroids, the ghost-like enemies in the same area look like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasy Cactaurs]], the roaches in the Labyrinth are also dead-ringers for Xenomorphs (even the eggs), the big bugs in the Egg Corridor are dressed like [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina,]] the Doctor is dressed like Dracula, and... King is dressed like [[ComicBook/VForVendetta V]], even though it makes him look [[TheComicallySerious utterly silly]]. [[spoiler:Ballos' first form is also pretty much [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Astaroth]].

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*** That's just the tip of the iceberg - Halloween mode is ''filled to the brim'' with references. Kanpachi is dressed like [[StarWars Darth Vader]], Misery is dressed like [[{{VideoGame/Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]], Sue ''also'' gets a look based on Felicia [[spoiler:during the Undead Core fight]], the grassland jellies are a dead ringer for Metroids, the ghost-like enemies in the same area look like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasy Cactaurs]], the roaches in the Labyrinth are also dead-ringers for Xenomorphs (even the eggs), the big bugs in the Egg Corridor are dressed like [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina,]] the Doctor is dressed like Dracula, and... King is dressed like [[ComicBook/VForVendetta V]], even though it makes him look [[TheComicallySerious utterly silly]]. [[spoiler:Ballos' first form is also pretty much [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Astaroth]].Astaroth]]]].
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