History VideoGame / GotchaForce

2nd Jun '16 10:09:59 AM 32_Footsteps
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* AllThereInTheManual: All of the characters have full names, although most only go by their personal names - the exceptions are Nekobe (LastNameBasis), Met, Kitsune, and Orochi (OnlyKnownByTheirNickname). Their full names are listen in the Japanese manual.



* CartoonBomb: Normal Ninja, Double Ninja, and Gatling Gunner throw bombs that look like these.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Done in the ending to show that she's finally free of the Galactic Emperor's control, Orochi's hair changes from greenish to purple. She also takes it out of the bandanna that she wears throughout the game.



* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The in-story reason for the increased power for certain Death Borg types is the transplant of several Death Eyes onto base Death Borgs. This can result in those large red eyes being placed in locations that aren't even remotely natural.



* FightingFromTheInside: Suggested to be happening with [[spoiler: Orochi]] if Kou wins each of their matches. Enough personality comes out that [[spoiler: Orochi]] is able to join Kou, although all of the effects are only broken in the ending.



* LaserBlade: Very common with the Machine Borgs, or the higher-tech Ninja/Musha/Knight borgs.

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* LaserBlade: Very common with the Machine Borgs, or the higher-tech Ninja/Musha/Knight borgs. The Sapphire and Ruby Knights play with this by using laser ''lances'' instead.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Only comes up if you've won each time you fight, [[spoiler: but Orochi is suffering this due to the Galactic Emperor's influence, and she makes a point to continue being called "Orochi" even after being freed due to this. Her real name is never said in the game; supplementary sources give it as Rin Nishikiori.]]



* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Most of the Knight Borgs carry a shield that can completely negate the damage from frontal attacks, though it's a bit of a crapshoot how often they'll actually intercept them.
* MadBomber: The Remote Bomber and the Time Bomber. As they only take [[ScratchDamage one hit point of damage]] from their own explosions, a viable strategy is to have them close with the enemy and deliberately drop bombs to hit everyone. Another involves using a bomb as a shield (which triggers the bomb, thus taking much less damage from the attack).

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* LosingYourHead: The Megaton Robot's primary attack is to throw its head (a massive spiked ball with a face) at enemies.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Most of the Knight Borgs carry a shield that can completely negate the damage from frontal attacks, though it's a bit of a crapshoot how often they'll actually intercept them. More potent is the shield that automatically hovers in front of the CombiningMecha named after TheFourGods - it's rather large and will negate most frontal attacks, necessitating side and rear attacks if there is to be any hope of defeating them.
* MadBomber: The Remote Bomber and the Time Bomber. As they only take [[ScratchDamage one hit point of damage]] from their own explosions, a viable strategy is to have them close with the enemy and deliberately drop bombs to hit everyone. Another involves using a bomb as a shield (which triggers the bomb, thus taking much less damage from the attack). Also the Ruby Knight, who built a bomb launcher into its shield and can use its bombs in a similar fashion.



* MindControlEyes: Not seen until the ending, [[spoiler: even if you win all of the optional fights against her and she joins you]], but Orochi bears these the whole game - her RedEyesTakeWarning is due to the Galactic Emperor's influence. Her natural eye color is purple.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Death Force are not subtle in their aims. For that matter, {{Orochi}} is not the name of a pleasant person. [[spoiler: In fact, [[AllThereInTheManual as revealed in Japanese sources]], when she's free of the Galactic Emperor's MindControl, she has the much more normal name of "Rin".]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning: It's no coincidence that the standard appearance for a Death Borg is a head that only features one large (for its size) red eye. Orochi, as TheDragon, also has these. [[spoiler: Though [[MindControlEyes that's only due to mind control]]; her eyes are purple in the ending shot.]]



* SkirtOverSlacks: Usagi

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* SkirtOverSlacks: UsagiUsagi and Orochi both wear this - Usagi's skirt is over black jeans, while Orochi wears a dress over track pants.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To the VideoGame/VirtualOn series, in many ways. Its direct relative is the ''VideoGame/GundamVsSeries'', also being made by Capcom. Any GF veteran will find many similarities in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uclrFM1Y7u4 this footage]], down to the position of the health bar, ammo meters, and the same camera effects when killing the final enemy.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the VideoGame/VirtualOn ''VideoGame/VirtualOn'' series, in many ways. Its direct relative is the ''VideoGame/GundamVsSeries'', also being made by Capcom. Any GF veteran will find many similarities in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uclrFM1Y7u4 this footage]], down to the position of the health bar, ammo meters, and the same camera effects when killing the final enemy.



* SuperMode: Named [[AllThereInTheManual "Power Burst"]], by utilizing ThePowerOfFriendship, Commanders can give their Borgs instantly-reloading ammo, massive speed, and the capacity to deal ''much'' more damage.

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* SuperMode: Named [[AllThereInTheManual "Power Burst"]], by utilizing ThePowerOfFriendship, Commanders can give their Borgs instantly-reloading ammo, massive speed, and the capacity to deal ''much'' more damage. Also, if the appropriate components are in play, this will allow the CombiningMecha forms to come out.


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* SuperSpeed: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] by Jelly Diver, Tar Diver, and Yuji's Jack - they can activate a field that makes any other borg (including allies) caught in it move in extreme slow motion - it even affects their falling speed.
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* FakeUltimateMook: Fortress Borgs other than the Galactic Emperor.



* LevelFiveOnix: Fortress Borgs other than the Galactic Emperor.
5th May '16 9:08:57 AM 32_Footsteps
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* ActionGirl: Usagi tends to prefer Borgs of this style, possibly making her an example by extension.

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* ActionGirl: Usagi tends to prefer Borgs of this style, possibly making her an example by extension. [[spoiler: Based on how she dresses in the cast shot in the finale - she's the one in the basketball uniform - Orochi is this once the Galactic Emperor's mind control is finally broken.]]



* AnIcePerson: Anything with Ice or Blizzard in its name.

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* AnIcePerson: Anything with Ice or Blizzard in its name. [[spoiler: The third wave of the fight against the Galactic Emperor has him become one as well.]]



* BareFistedMonk: The aptly-named Knuckle borg series. They are melee specialists that frequently have a quirk that keeps opponents from attacking effectively, like Tao Master's swords that act like an AttackDrone or a Jelly Diver's field that slows down all nearby foes.



* ChromeChampion: Any silver-palette borg (designated with an "S"), which will be treated as being four levels above what it otherwise would have. After [[GoldColoredSuperiority gold borgs]], the most powerful and valuable alternate palette.



* DarkActionGirl: Orochi might downplay her femininity (and her gender is barely mentioned during play), but there's no question that she's the head asskicker for the bad guys for much of the plot. In fact, several fights against her are a HopelessBossFight unless you're on a NewGamePlus or severely over-level before you take her on.



%%* FatBastard: Tama.
%%* FemBot: The Cyber Girls.
%%* FragileSpeedster: The various {{Ninja}}, Girl, and Angel Borgs.
* FriendlyFireproof: [[IncrediblyLamePun Toyed]] with. While you and your allies aren't invincible to each others' attacks, they only do 1 damage per hit.
** This doesn't apply with the "near OHKO" attacks like [=ICBMs=] and Ultimate Cannon's Charge X.

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%%* * FatBastard: Tama.
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Tama - overweight {{Jerkass}} who only sides with Kou because Kou protects him from Orochi. He never bothers trying to redeem himself; he merely acts less hostile and expects folks to like him for it.
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FemBot: The Cyber Girls.
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Girls are the most obvious, but as they're all toy-sized robots, all female borgs are this.
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FragileSpeedster: The various {{Ninja}}, Girl, and Angel Borgs.
Borgs. They're all built for hit-and-run tactics, with small hit point pools but high mobility. Ninja borgs are more focused on melee strikes, while Girl and Angel borgs are more suited for ranged attacks.
* FriendlyFireproof: [[IncrediblyLamePun Toyed]] with. While you and your allies aren't invincible to each others' attacks, they only do 1 damage per hit.
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hit. This [[AvertedTrope doesn't apply apply]] with the "near OHKO" attacks like [=ICBMs=] and Ultimate Cannon's Charge X.



* HenshinHero: Gold Hero and Metal Hero.

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* HenshinHero: Gold Hero and Metal Hero. Gold Hero has the advantage of his power attacks having no wind-up time, but the disadvantage of [[HourOfPower not being able to stay in his powered-up form]].



* HourOfPower: Gold Hero can only stay in his transformed state for a limited amount of time. His base state has a very slow projectile and only average melee attacks, plus cannot stay in the air as long.



%%* MightyGlacier: The various Knight Borgs, and some of the Musha and Machine Borgs. All the Fortress/Dragon borgs.
%%* {{Mooks}}: The Death Borg units. MechaMooks, specifically.

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%%* * MightyGlacier: The various Knight Borgs, Borgs typically have strong defenses and high attack along with a plodding gait, and some of the Musha and Machine Borgs. Borgs do as well. All the Fortress/Dragon borgs.
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borgs, which are typically the slowest borgs but with some of the strongest attacks to go with their huge bank of hit points.
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{{Mooks}}: The Death Borg units. units, which play like low-powered knockoffs of other Borg types. For example, the Death Borg Alpha series is a weaker version of the Ninja borgs, while the Death Borg Zeta series is a weaker version of the Samurai borgs. MechaMooks, specifically.specifically. If the player gets access to them, they're cheaper to use than regular borgs of the appropriate type, but with less power and they get distinctly less out of levels than any other type.



* {{Ninja}}: Naturally, the various Ninja borgs, who specialize in fast movement, dodging, and situational ranged attacks to set up strong melee strikes. Different ninjas specialize in various stereotypes of ninjas - the Shuriken Ninja specializes in using a FuumaShuriken, the Double Ninja attacks with a DoppelgangerSpin, the Acceleration Ninja is absurdly fast, and so on.



* PainfullySlowProjectile: Several of the more powerful projectiles, particularly from low-ranked borgs, move exceptionally slow. Generally, these are either powerful strikes whose speed is to make up for their power, an explosive that has a range wide enough to mitigate dodging, or are effectively a RangedEmergencyWeapon on a melee-focused borg.



** [[spoiler: If you manage to beat her every time you fight her, you do a couple of missions that you have to save her from the Death Force, before she joins you]].

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** [[spoiler: If you manage to beat her Orochi every time you fight her, you do a couple of missions that you have to save her from the Death Force, before she joins you]].



* SizeShifter: Star Hero and Planet Hero can temporarily become the size of the high-end Dragon borgs. They get a suitable increase in damage, but they become bigger targets as well.



* SpinAttack

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* SpinAttackSpinAttack: Many dash attacks, particularly on Angel and Machine Borgs.



* SwordBeam: Musha Borgs and Vampire Knight.

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* SwordBeam: Musha Borgs and Vampire Knight.Knight fire them when outside of melee range.



* TooDumbToLive: A CPU-controlled ICBM Tank will fire its signature attack on you the second it's able. A few problems with that, though. One, there's [[CrosshairAware a conspicuous crosshair on the stage]] where the missile will land. Two, once designated, the missile will not veer course for anything. Three, the ICBM is one of the few attacks where allies receive full damage instead of ScratchDamage if they land. Four, the ICBM Tank itself has poor mobility. Consequently, when the computer brings one out, it's trivially easy to get close, wait for it to target an area that will include said ICBM tank, then run away and watch the opponent blow itself (and possibly other CPU allies) to dust.



* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou

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* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYouWeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: Specifically applies to the player's squad in general; it doesn't matter if all of your named borgs are done, but as long as you have even the merest Normal Ninja, your side can win.


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** Magnet Robot + can pull in all borgs within a certain distance closer. Inverted with Magnet Robot -, who repels all borgs within a certain distance.
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* SupportPartyMember: Mana, who uses several of the Wizard Borgs alongside her Nurse Borgs.
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* NewGamePlus: You keep all your Borgs, your experience, ''and'' rare Borgs appear more frequently. You actually get a new save file each time, denoting further levels of "plus-ness," up to a maximum of eight. Defeating additional playthroughs also nets you rarer and rarer [[PaletteSwap Palette Swaps]] of G Red.

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* NewGamePlus: You keep all your Borgs, your experience, G Red starts as Neo G Red at the beginning of the game, ''and'' rare Borgs appear more frequently. You actually get a new save file each time, denoting further levels of "plus-ness," up to a maximum of eight. Defeating additional playthroughs also nets you rarer and rarer [[PaletteSwap Palette Swaps]] of G Red.
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* ZergRush: Several missions consist of you being overrun by a large number of cheap enemy units (made worse by the fact that the AI's units are cheaper than yours) against your generally 4-8 decent borgs.
** While not being a straight example, Kakeru's force plays on this concept. His team consists mostly of several copies of the cheaper Normal Ninja and Double Ninja borgs, giving him a much larger number of borgs than other characters throughout the game.
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* GoodBadBugs: The game has a rather strange, complicated one commonly called the 20th Force Glitch. Referring to the buggy 20th force slot in the force creation screen, it's possible to create sequences of borgs placed in the force slots, that allows you to change borgs into other borgs, making it possible to get G-Black and Galactic Emperor without using cheat devices by sacrificing another borg you don't need. The glitch also allows you to adjust a borg's level, color, and certain attributes.
** Several years after the glitch was initially discovered, people have also discovered that it's possible to create "mutant borgs" with other sequences that give them the attributes of other borgs. The effects of these changes range from borgs losing body parts/attacks (ie. a Bug Witch lacking hands and being impaled by her staff), to borgs getting larger ammo capacities on their attacks, significantly more HP, significantly faster recharge rates, etc.
15th Jan '16 9:06:46 AM Adept
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** Spinner Girl is an outlaw recruited into the Girl Borgs corps and uses a yo-yo. SukebanDeka is a delinquent recruited to the law and uses a yo-yo.

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** Spinner Girl is an outlaw recruited into the Girl Borgs corps and uses a yo-yo. SukebanDeka ''Manga/SukebanDeka'' is a delinquent recruited to the law and uses a yo-yo.
24th Nov '15 12:49:41 PM HighCrate
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* MightyGlacier: The various Knight Borgs, and some of the Musha and Machine Borgs. All the Fortress/Dragon borgs.
* {{Mooks}}: The Death Borg units. MechaMooks, specifically.

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* %%* MightyGlacier: The various Knight Borgs, and some of the Musha and Machine Borgs. All the Fortress/Dragon borgs.
* %%* {{Mooks}}: The Death Borg units. MechaMooks, specifically.
19th Sep '15 9:40:45 PM nombretomado
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Based loosely upon toy fights that children have and ''gatchapon'' (capsule toys, usually from coin-operated machines) with gameplay derived heavily from ''VideoGame/VirtualOn'', ''Gotcha Force'' is a game from Creator/{{Capcom}} released exclusively for the NintendoGameCube in 2003.

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Based loosely upon toy fights that children have and ''gatchapon'' (capsule toys, usually from coin-operated machines) with gameplay derived heavily from ''VideoGame/VirtualOn'', ''Gotcha Force'' is a game from Creator/{{Capcom}} released exclusively for the NintendoGameCube UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube in 2003.
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