History VideoGame / Faxanadu

28th Sep '16 8:02:35 AM Chadius
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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Prices increase as you progress along the game. The town of Conflate, for example, has meat more expensive than full healing earlier in the game.

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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Prices increase as you progress along the game. The town of Conflate, [[MeaningfulName Conflate]], for example, has meat more expensive than full healing earlier in the game.
31st Oct '15 6:33:20 PM starofjusticev21
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The manual has some of this, like "Keys (5 Types): You need these to open doors. There are fives types." Or "Things That Can Be Used As Soon As They Are Picked Up: These are effective as soon as they are picked up."
4th Oct '15 11:41:35 AM Orome
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* ScrollingText: Agonizingly slow, and accompanied by an annoying typewriter sound effect.
26th Feb '15 6:39:34 PM mlsmithca
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''Faxanadu'' is a 1987 SideView ActionAdventure RolePlayingGame for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]]. It is considered a [[GaidenGame side story]] for the ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' series of videogames and is actually a port/spinoff of the UsefulNotes/{{PC88}} game ''VideoGame/DragonSlayerIIXanadu'' (''Faxanadu'' being a portmanteau name of ''UsefulNotes/{{Famicom}} Xanadu''.)

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''Faxanadu'' is a 1987 SideView ActionAdventure RolePlayingGame for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]]. It is considered a [[GaidenGame side story]] for the ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' series of videogames and is actually a port/spinoff of the UsefulNotes/{{PC88}} game ''VideoGame/DragonSlayerIIXanadu'' (''Faxanadu'' being a portmanteau name of ''UsefulNotes/{{Famicom}} Xanadu''.)
Xanadu'').



* PoisonMushroom: The overworld sprites for useful ''Potion'' and damaging ''Poison'' are much alike (see also RealIsBrown,) causing some players to mistake one for the other and take a fatal poison in a moment when they are low of health.

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* PoisonMushroom: The overworld sprites for useful ''Potion'' and damaging ''Poison'' are much alike (see also RealIsBrown,) RealIsBrown), causing some players to mistake one for the other and take a fatal poison in a moment when they are low of health.



* WorldTree: The setting of the majority of the game (actually, only the starting town and the FinalDungeon are not part of it.)

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* WorldTree: The setting of the majority of the game (actually, only the starting town and the FinalDungeon are not part of it.)it).
23rd Feb '15 12:46:42 PM spirasen
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-->-- Box cover

''Faxanadu'' is a 1987 SideView ActionAdventure RolePlayingGame for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES and Famicom]]. It is considered a [[GaidenGame side story]] for the ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' series of videogames and is actually a port/spinoff of the {{PC88}} game ''DragonSlayerIIXanadu'' (''Faxanadu'' being a portmanteau name of ''UsefulNotes/{{Famicom}} Xanadu'').

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''Faxanadu'' is a 1987 SideView ActionAdventure RolePlayingGame for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES and Famicom]]. NES]]. It is considered a [[GaidenGame side story]] for the ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' series of videogames and is actually a port/spinoff of the {{PC88}} UsefulNotes/{{PC88}} game ''DragonSlayerIIXanadu'' ''VideoGame/DragonSlayerIIXanadu'' (''Faxanadu'' being a portmanteau name of ''UsefulNotes/{{Famicom}} Xanadu'').
Xanadu''.)



The hero can equip different types of items: weapons, armor, shield, and miscellaneous that can be used directly in the overworld map. He can learn magic as well, and use different spells with different attributes and effects to attack enemies.

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The hero can equip different types of items: weapons, Weapons, armor, shield, and miscellaneous that can be used directly in the overworld map. He can learn magic as well, and use different spells with different attributes and effects to attack enemies.
enemies.






* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Prices increase as you progress along the game. The town of Conflate, for example, has meat more expensive than full healing earlier in the game.

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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Prices increase as you progress along the game. The town of Conflate, for example, has meat more expensive than full healing earlier in the game.



** TheDragon: A literal one - the ''King of Dwarves'' was turned into a dragon-like creature.

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** TheDragon: A literal one - -- the ''King of Dwarves'' was turned into a dragon-like creature.



* DiscOneNuke: The ''Magic Shield'' (the second strongest shield in the game) or the aptly named '''Death''' spell (about eight times as powerful as the basic spell) can be acquired as early as the second town. This can be accessed by patient cash farming, or backtracking with the mattock.
* DoomedHometown: The starting town is the player's hometown; by the time the game begins the town is already "overrun by monsters" according to the ''first'' encountered NPC who [[TheEndIsNigh goes on to announce that "the end is near"]].
* DummiedOut: A "lamp" item, a "book" item, and other items [[ShoutOut referencing the original]] ''[[DragonSlayerIIXanadu Xanadu]]'', were dummied out from the final game. As their script routines are reserved but left blank, some ROM Hacks exist that actually reintegrate these items to the gameplay with new effects.

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* DiscOneNuke: The ''Magic Shield'' (the second strongest shield in the game) or the aptly named '''Death''' spell (about eight times as powerful as the basic spell) can be acquired as early as the second town. This can be accessed by patient cash farming, or backtracking with the mattock.
mattock.
* DoomedHometown: The starting town is the player's hometown; by the time the game begins the town is already "overrun by monsters" according to the ''first'' encountered NPC who [[TheEndIsNigh goes on to announce that "the end is near"]].
near."]]
* DummiedOut: A "lamp" item, a "book" item, and other items [[ShoutOut referencing the original]] ''[[DragonSlayerIIXanadu ''[[VideoGame/DragonSlayerIIXanadu Xanadu]]'', were dummied out from the final game. As their script routines are reserved but left blank, some ROM Hacks exist that actually reintegrate re-integrate these items to the gameplay with new effects.



* InvincibilityPowerUp: "[[http://i.imgur.com/3bzrr.jpg I am free from injury because of the Ointment!]]". Probably due to a bug, it prevented magic damage ''only when the player had NOT equipped a Shield''. It was still possible to bypass this limitation by flinging the sword at the right moment.

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* InvincibilityPowerUp: "[[http://i.imgur.com/3bzrr.jpg I am free from injury because of the Ointment!]]". Ointment!]]" Probably due to a bug, it prevented magic damage ''only when the player had NOT equipped a Shield''. It was still possible to bypass this limitation by flinging the sword at the right moment.



* NoSmoking: Curiously averted, given Nintendo's otherwise iron-fisted censorship. Several NPC characters can be seen smoking in the towns you visit.
* NotCompletelyUseless: the Hour Glass, a time-freezing item which caused some minor glitches in some parts of the game, is particularly useful against the Final Boss: it prevents him from ''firing projectiles''.

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* NoSmoking: Curiously averted, given Nintendo's Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s otherwise iron-fisted censorship. Several NPC characters can be seen smoking in the towns you visit.
* NotCompletelyUseless: the The Hour Glass, a time-freezing item which caused some minor glitches in some parts of the game, is particularly useful against the Final Boss: it It prevents him from ''firing projectiles''.



* OurDwarvesAreDifferent: In this game, they are ''eight-foot-tall gargoyles.''
* PoisonMushroom: The overworld sprites for useful ''Potion'' and damaging ''Poison'' are much alike (see also RealIsBrown), causing some players to mistake one for the other and take a fatal poison in a moment when they are low of health.

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* OurDwarvesAreDifferent: In this game, they are ''eight-foot-tall gargoyles.''
gargoyles''.
* PoisonMushroom: The overworld sprites for useful ''Potion'' and damaging ''Poison'' are much alike (see also RealIsBrown), RealIsBrown,) causing some players to mistake one for the other and take a fatal poison in a moment when they are low of health.



* SavePoint: The churches are a variation of save systems, as they give you a password, called a "''mantra''". The mantra depends on the player experience and stores the inventory, golds and the location of the furthest church the player has visited, which is the point the player is returned to when he continues.

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* SavePoint: The churches are a variation of save systems, as they give you a password, called a "''mantra''". "''mantra''." The mantra depends on the player experience and stores the inventory, golds and the location of the furthest church the player has visited, which is the point the player is returned to when he continues.



* ThemeNaming: the different types of keys are named and ''shaped'' after the "letter cards" (J)ack, (Jo)ker, (Q)ueen, (K)ing and (A)ce.
* WorldTree: The setting of the majority of the game (actually, only the starting town and the FinalDungeon are not part of it).

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* ThemeNaming: the The different types of keys are named and ''shaped'' after the "letter cards" (J)ack, (Jo)ker, (Q)ueen, (K)ing (K)ing, and (A)ce.
* WorldTree: The setting of the majority of the game (actually, only the starting town and the FinalDungeon are not part of it).
it.)
24th Oct '14 1:20:13 PM rexpensive
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''Faxanadu'' is a 1987 SideView ActionAdventure RolePlayingGame for the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES and Famicom]]. It is considered a [[GaidenGame side story]] for the ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' series of videogames and is actually a port/spinoff of the {{PC88}} game ''DragonSlayerIIXanadu'' (''Faxanadu'' being a portmanteau name of ''{{Famicom}} Xanadu'').

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''Faxanadu'' is a 1987 SideView ActionAdventure RolePlayingGame for the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES and Famicom]]. It is considered a [[GaidenGame side story]] for the ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' series of videogames and is actually a port/spinoff of the {{PC88}} game ''DragonSlayerIIXanadu'' (''Faxanadu'' being a portmanteau name of ''{{Famicom}} ''UsefulNotes/{{Famicom}} Xanadu'').
14th Jan '14 2:31:31 PM Hertzyscowicz
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* InterfaceScrew: One boss enemy is faced in a room that only exists for this purpose. It is possible to accidentally exit the room if you try to cast spells while standing next to the door.
22nd Sep '13 3:54:21 PM DelShiftB
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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Prices increase as you progress along the game. The town of Conflate, for example, has meat more expensive than full healing earlier in the game.



* DiscOneNuke: With quite some backtracking (or careful use of the keys and [[spoiler:the "mattock" item]]), either the ''Magic Shield'' (the second strongest shield in the game) or the aptly named '''Death''' spell (about eight times as powerful as the basic spell) can be acquired as early as the second town.

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* DiscOneNuke: With quite some backtracking (or careful use of the keys and [[spoiler:the "mattock" item]]), either the The ''Magic Shield'' (the second strongest shield in the game) or the aptly named '''Death''' spell (about eight times as powerful as the basic spell) can be acquired as early as the second town.town. This can be accessed by patient cash farming, or backtracking with the mattock.
21st Sep '13 9:45:52 PM Xylia
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**It does the same against the Dwarf King Dragon Boss too! Since there is an Hour Glass spawn in the dungeon you find him in, one could argue that this mechanic might be ''intended''. The bosses might be immune to the magic, but their projectiles aren't. The last town also sells Hour Glasses, and items are usually only found/sold where they are meant to be used.
17th Mar '13 12:03:03 AM erforce
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* AlienInvasion: The Evil One is heavily implied to be an alien who came to the world on a "meteorite" and is corrupting the Dwarves to do his bidding. He even looks like another famous {{Alien}}.

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* AlienInvasion: The Evil One is heavily implied to be an alien who came to the world on a "meteorite" and is corrupting the Dwarves to do his bidding. He even looks like another famous {{Alien}}.Franchise/{{Alien}}.
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