History VideoGame / FullThrottle

9th Nov '17 4:19:33 PM Jallen
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The first solo project of legendary game developer Creator/TimSchafer, ''Full Throttle'' features more of Schafer's sharp wit and love of heavy metal. It also had full voice acting and at-the-time revolutionary 3D rendering for the biker sequences. In addition, it was the only [=Lucas Arts=] game to make extensive use of licensed music, in this case by "authentic biker" metal band The Gone Jackals. While mostly an adventure game, it also splices in action-based bike fights during the driving sequences. The game is also notoriously short, even by adventure game standards, able to be completed in 10 hours even if you ''don't'' hurry. The game still has a cult following to this day.

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The first solo project of legendary game developer Creator/TimSchafer, ''Full Throttle'' features more of Schafer's sharp wit and love of heavy metal. It also had full voice acting and at-the-time revolutionary 3D rendering for the biker sequences. In addition, it was the only [=Lucas Arts=] game to make extensive use of licensed music, in this case by "authentic biker" metal band The Gone Jackals. While mostly an adventure game, it also splices in action-based bike fights during the driving sequences. The game is also notoriously short, even by adventure game standards, able to be completed in 10 4 hours even if you ''don't'' hurry. The game still has a cult following to this day.
2nd Sep '17 1:01:20 AM Silverblade2
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* ObviouslyEvil: Ripburger. Sounding like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker doesn't help.

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* ObviouslyEvil: Ripburger. Sounding like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker doesn't help.
25th Jun '17 3:57:07 PM SilentStranger
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Both Ben, and former Polecats leader Father Torque, are hard as nails and Ben is by far the toughest mofo in the game.
** [[spoiler: Ripburger turns out to be a lot more dangerous than you'd expect from a businessman. Granted, he never fights anyone hand to hand and relies on sneak attacks and guns, but still]]



* BadassPreacher: Father Torque, the former leader of the Polecats, is apparently a REAL priest, or at the very least the biker equivalent of one, as he is the one performing [[spoiler: Malcom Corley's]] funeral rites during the ending.



* CarFu: The Corley Derby obviously. [[spoiler: Also, Ripburger hijacks a truck and attempts to run down Ben and Maureen during the climax]]



* CoolCar: The game focuses mostly on bikes, but theres a few sweet cars around, notably the demolition derby cars, and [[spoiler: Ripburgers stolen truck, which includes ''machine guns'']]



* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]: The box and the disc both depict the final player-guided moment of the game.

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* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]: The box and the disc both depict the final player-guided moment of the game. Of course, it's almost impossible to guess the context of the shot, other than that Ben rides away from an explosion.



** This is a lot less of a misdemenour if you remember that Corley Motors is the last dedicated motorcycle manufacturer in the country, and them switching to the family vehicle market would be a death sentence for biker culture.



* GhostlyGuise: Ben pretends to be the ghost of a dead stuntman to trick the Cavefish into returning the stuntmans old ramp to it's former location, which is needed to get over the ravine.



* TreacherousAdvisor: Even ''Malcolm'' doesn't trust him and he's the one who hired him! So it comes as no shock when [[spoiler:Ripburger bludgeons the old guy to death with his cane and takes over his company by force]].

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* TreacherousAdvisor: Even ''Malcolm'' doesn't trust him and he's the one who hired him! So it comes as no shock when [[spoiler:Ripburger bludgeons the old guy to death with his cane and takes over his company by force]]. Notably, the game is one of the few uses of this trope that bothers explaining WHY anyone would keep someone like Ripburger around; he's actually a pretty good businessman, something Corley himself admits.
22nd Jun '17 2:51:46 PM SilentStranger
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* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: Realizing that Maureen taking her fathers place in the boardroom means that there is no place for him in her life, Ben returns to the open road with the Polecats]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Ripburger beats Corley to death with his cane]]



* FiveFingerFillet: A hidden minigame.

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* FiveFingerFillet: A hidden minigame. The trucker at The Kickstand is also playing this, though he isnt very good at it.



* GhostlyGuise: Ben pretends to be the ghost of a dead stuntman to trick the Cavefish into returning the stuntmans old ramp to it's former location, which is needed to get over the ravine.



* LastOfHisKind: Ben mentions that Corley is the last dedicated bike manufacturer around, everyone else having switched to the more profitable car and family vehicle industry.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Ripburger is not the name of a guy you should take financial advice from, let alone put as your second in command for your company or let handle your security when you are taking a long road trip with just him and his flunkies and the biker gang he hired.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Ripburger is not the name of a guy you should take financial advice from, let alone put as your second in command for your company or let handle your security when you are taking a long road trip with just him and his flunkies and the biker gang he hired. Corley mainly kept him around because of Ripburgers business savy and killer instinct, but always disliked the man immensly.


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* RetiredBadass: Malcolm Corley seems to have been quite a biker in his youth, considering that he apparently managed to impress Ben with his stories of the old days.
** Father Torque, the former leader of the Polecats. He even finds retirement a bit boring and can be found riding around on the Old Mine Road looking for trouble.
9th May '17 9:17:57 PM Discar
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->''Whenever I smell asphalt, I think of Maureen. That's the last sensation I had before I blacked out; that thick smell of asphalt. And the first thing I saw when I woke up was her face. She said she'd fix my bike. Free. No strings attached. I should've known then that things are never that simple. Yeah, when I think of Maureen, I think of two things: asphalt... and trouble.''\\
--'''Ben''', the opening narration

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->''Whenever ->''"Whenever I smell asphalt, I think of Maureen. That's the last sensation I had before I blacked out; that thick smell of asphalt. And the first thing I saw when I woke up was her face. She said she'd fix my bike. Free. No strings attached. I should've known then that things are never that simple. Yeah, when I think of Maureen, I think of two things: asphalt... and trouble.''\\
--'''Ben''',
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-->-- '''Ben''',
the opening narration
3rd May '17 9:06:11 PM Angeldeb82
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* AHandfulForAnEye: You can throw caustic fertilizer in the eyes of goggle-less bikers during the bike combat section.



* CreditsGag: Many. Top marks goes to listing the crew's cats, an ''entire'' "Special Biker Haiku Section", and toy bunnies scampering into the sunset.



* CreditsGag: Many. Top marks goes to listing the crew's cats, an ''entire'' "Special Biker Haiku Section", and toy bunnies scampering into the sunset.



* AHandfulForAnEye: You can throw caustic fertilizer in the eyes of goggle-less bikers during the bike combat section.



* IncendiaryExponent: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and parodied:

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* IncendiaryExponent: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and parodied:



* NoNameGiven: Ben's last name is never given during the game. The [[AllThereInTheManual manual calls him Ben Whatsisname]], (though that's probably a joke) while Tim Schafer [[WordOfGod says his last name is]] [[CharacterTitle Throttle]].



* ObviouslyEvil: Ripburger. Sounding like TheJoker doesn't help.

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* ObviouslyEvil: Ripburger. Sounding like TheJoker SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker doesn't help.help.
* OnlyOneName: Ben's last name is never given during the game. The [[AllThereInTheManual manual calls him Ben Whatsisname]], (though that's probably a joke) while Tim Schafer [[WordOfGod says his last name is]] [[CharacterTitle Throttle]].



* PixelHunt: The rock-kicking puzzle near the end - also counts for a ScrappyLevel for its insanity.

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* PixelHunt: The rock-kicking puzzle near the end - also counts for a ScrappyLevel ThatOneLevel for its insanity.



* ShoutOut: The chainsaw wielding biker. With the red punk hair. Named Razor. She shows up at the funeral. It's Razor from ManiacMansion.

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* ShoutOut: The chainsaw wielding biker. With the red punk hair. Named Razor. She shows up at the funeral. It's Razor from ManiacMansion.''VideoGame/ManiacMansion''.



* TreacherousAdvisor: Even ''Malcolm'' doesn't trust him and he's the one who hired him! So it comes as no shock when [[spoiler:Ripburger bludgeons the old guy to death with his cane and takes over his company by force.]]
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Hard to think otherwise on a setting with limos and minivans moving around on hovercraft fans, not to mention the two-seater police chopper (which looks a bit too much like a repurposed dinghy). Subverted when you realize that a minor {{McGuffin}} of the setting is a photographic film roll.

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* TreacherousAdvisor: Even ''Malcolm'' doesn't trust him and he's the one who hired him! So it comes as no shock when [[spoiler:Ripburger bludgeons the old guy to death with his cane and takes over his company by force.]]
force]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Hard to think otherwise on a setting with limos and minivans moving around on hovercraft fans, not to mention the two-seater police chopper (which looks a bit too much like a repurposed dinghy). Subverted when you realize that a minor {{McGuffin}} MacGuffin of the setting is a photographic film roll.roll.
* VideoWill: Malcolm has one of these. Playing it at the board meeting is a major plot point.



* VideoWill: Malcolm has one of these. Playing it at the board meeting is a major plot point.
30th Apr '17 2:15:03 PM FearlessSon
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* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted: the villains actually see through it, but this was planned in order to fake the characters' deaths.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted: {{Exploited|Trope}}, the villains actually see through it, but [[ThePlan this was planned planned]] in order to fake the characters' deaths.
25th Feb '17 6:54:08 AM Ion288
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* AHandfulForAnEye: You can throw caustic fertilizer in the eyes of goggle-less bikers during the bike combat section.
14th Jan '17 2:36:09 PM Xtifr
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The first solo project of legendary game developer TimSchafer, ''Full Throttle'' features more of Schafer's sharp wit and love of heavy metal. It also had full voice acting and at-the-time revolutionary 3D rendering for the biker sequences. In addition, it was the only [=Lucas Arts=] game to make extensive use of licensed music, in this case by "authentic biker" metal band The Gone Jackals. While mostly an adventure game, it also splices in action-based bike fights during the driving sequences. The game is also notoriously short, even by adventure game standards, able to be completed in 10 hours even if you ''don't'' hurry. The game still has a cult following to this day.

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The first solo project of legendary game developer TimSchafer, Creator/TimSchafer, ''Full Throttle'' features more of Schafer's sharp wit and love of heavy metal. It also had full voice acting and at-the-time revolutionary 3D rendering for the biker sequences. In addition, it was the only [=Lucas Arts=] game to make extensive use of licensed music, in this case by "authentic biker" metal band The Gone Jackals. While mostly an adventure game, it also splices in action-based bike fights during the driving sequences. The game is also notoriously short, even by adventure game standards, able to be completed in 10 hours even if you ''don't'' hurry. The game still has a cult following to this day.



* NoNameGiven: Ben's last name is never given during the game. The [[AllThereInTheManual manual calls him Ben Whatsisname]], (though that's probably a joke) while TimSchafer [[WordOfGod says his last name is]] [[CharacterTitle Throttle]].

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* NoNameGiven: Ben's last name is never given during the game. The [[AllThereInTheManual manual calls him Ben Whatsisname]], (though that's probably a joke) while TimSchafer Tim Schafer [[WordOfGod says his last name is]] [[CharacterTitle Throttle]].



** This being Creator/LucasArts, there's a couple to StarWars:

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** This being Creator/LucasArts, there's a couple to StarWars:Franchise/StarWars:



* SpiritualSuccessor: Tim Schafer's ''BrutalLegend'' bears some visual similarities to this one, though ''BrutalLegend'' is focused entirely on heavy metal. The style of the bikes and cars are almost identical across both games (though no hover cars in ''BrutalLegend'').

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Tim Schafer's ''BrutalLegend'' ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' bears some visual similarities to this one, though ''BrutalLegend'' ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' is focused entirely on heavy metal. The style of the bikes and cars are almost identical across both games (though no hover cars in ''BrutalLegend'').''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'').
8th Jan '17 12:46:10 PM DustSnitch
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* GeniusBruiser: Several of those bikers are both very BadAss and ''frighteningly'' smart people, not least Ben.

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* GeniusBruiser: Several of those bikers are both very BadAss badass and ''frighteningly'' smart people, not least Ben.
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