History VideoGame / GrabbedByTheGhoulies

22nd Mar '16 2:53:13 PM dvorak
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* DoubleEntendre: The title of the game, and many lines spoken by the characters, particularly Fiddlesworth the groundskeeper. Some of Fiddlesworth's lines were so very risqué that they were [[ExecutiveMeddling cut from the game]] before release.

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* DoubleEntendre: The title of the game, game ("ghoulies" is a British slang for testicles), and many lines spoken by the characters, particularly Fiddlesworth the groundskeeper. Some of Fiddlesworth's lines were so very risqué that they were [[ExecutiveMeddling cut from the game]] before release.
19th Mar '16 10:16:23 AM nombretomado
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Humorous and entertaining, but highly unsuccessful sales-wise. The game's lack of commercial success is [[SelfDeprecation repeatedly referenced for laughs]] in later Rare titles, such as 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: Nuts and Bolts''.

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Humorous and entertaining, but highly unsuccessful sales-wise. The game's lack of commercial success is [[SelfDeprecation repeatedly referenced for laughs]] in later Rare titles, such as 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: Nuts and Bolts''.



* EasterEgg: ''Far'' too many to count. There are innumerable {{Shout Out}}s toVideoGame/BanjoKazooie in the decorations in the mansion, including numerous paintings of characters such as Mumbo Jumbo, Klungo, and even [[DummiedOut "Devil Bottles" from 'Tooie]]. There is also a whiteboard in the schoolroom with writing and symbols on it [[RedHerring apparently]] giving information regarding Banjo's infamous [[UrbanLegendOfZelda "Stop 'n' Swop."]] Monstrous versions of the title characters appear as [[DeathByCameo mounted heads]].

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* EasterEgg: ''Far'' too many to count. There are innumerable {{Shout Out}}s toVideoGame/BanjoKazooie to ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' in the decorations in the mansion, including numerous paintings of characters such as Mumbo Jumbo, Klungo, and even [[DummiedOut "Devil Bottles" from 'Tooie]]. There is also a whiteboard in the schoolroom with writing and symbols on it [[RedHerring apparently]] giving information regarding Banjo's infamous [[UrbanLegendOfZelda "Stop 'n' Swop."]] Monstrous versions of the title characters appear as [[DeathByCameo mounted heads]].
17th Mar '16 1:13:23 PM Hossmeister
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Humorous and entertaining, but highly unsuccessful sales-wise. The game's lack of commercial success is [[SelfDeprecation repeatedly referenced for laughs]] in later Rare titles, such as ''BanjoKazooie: Nuts and Bolts''.

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Humorous and entertaining, but highly unsuccessful sales-wise. The game's lack of commercial success is [[SelfDeprecation repeatedly referenced for laughs]] in later Rare titles, such as ''BanjoKazooie: 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: Nuts and Bolts''.



* EasterEgg: ''Far'' too many to count. There are innumerable {{Shout Out}}s to BanjoKazooie in the decorations in the mansion, including numerous paintings of characters such as Mumbo Jumbo, Klungo, and even [[DummiedOut "Devil Bottles" from 'Tooie]]. There is also a whiteboard in the schoolroom with writing and symbols on it [[RedHerring apparently]] giving information regarding Banjo's infamous [[UrbanLegendOfZelda "Stop 'n' Swop."]] Monstrous versions of the title characters appear as [[DeathByCameo mounted heads]].

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* EasterEgg: ''Far'' too many to count. There are innumerable {{Shout Out}}s to BanjoKazooie toVideoGame/BanjoKazooie in the decorations in the mansion, including numerous paintings of characters such as Mumbo Jumbo, Klungo, and even [[DummiedOut "Devil Bottles" from 'Tooie]]. There is also a whiteboard in the schoolroom with writing and symbols on it [[RedHerring apparently]] giving information regarding Banjo's infamous [[UrbanLegendOfZelda "Stop 'n' Swop."]] Monstrous versions of the title characters appear as [[DeathByCameo mounted heads]].



* SequelHook: The game ends with Cooper and Amber walking off towards the village of "Ghoulsville in the Gloom" mentioned in the opening sequence, with Baron Von Ghoul sneakily following them in his biplane, seemingly setting up for another adventure. Unfortunately, given the game's disappointing sales and the inclusion of "Ghoulies II" among various joke game titles (as in, [[{{Sequelitis}} outlandish Rare sequels]] that will never be made) depicted in the ending sequence of ''BanjoKazooie: Nuts and Bolts,'' prospects for a sequel no longer look promising.

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* SequelHook: The game ends with Cooper and Amber walking off towards the village of "Ghoulsville in the Gloom" mentioned in the opening sequence, with Baron Von Ghoul sneakily following them in his biplane, seemingly setting up for another adventure. Unfortunately, given the game's disappointing sales and the inclusion of "Ghoulies II" among various joke game titles (as in, [[{{Sequelitis}} outlandish Rare sequels]] that will never be made) depicted in the ending sequence of ''BanjoKazooie: 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: Nuts and Bolts,'' prospects for a sequel no longer look promising.
6th Mar '16 1:08:18 PM Kytseo
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* CowardlyLion: Cooper's so scared shitless that there's an entire mechanic around calming him down post-{{Jumpscare}}. He still braves a haunted house to save his girl.
6th Jan '16 11:47:13 AM Someoneman
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** This comes into play awesomely in the Bathroom. The challenge rules ensure that you will end up spending 60 seconds simply running away from the Grim Reaper. This is particularly difficult here as the room is very small compared to others where the Reaper can appear. However, numerous objects in the room can be broken to spill various enemies into the area ... who, instead of attacking you, will [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome swarm the Reaper, forming a wall between him and you, and proceed to beat the snot out of him,]] even [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming letting him]] [[TakingTheBullet kill them]] as a distraction while you escape.

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** This comes into play awesomely in the Bathroom. The challenge rules ensure that you will end up spending 60 seconds simply running away from the Grim Reaper. This is particularly difficult here as the room is very small compared to others where the Reaper can appear. However, numerous objects in the room can be broken to spill various enemies into the area ... who, instead of attacking you, will [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome swarm the Reaper, forming a wall between him and you, and proceed to beat the snot out of him,]] him, even [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming letting him]] him [[TakingTheBullet kill them]] as a distraction while you escape.



* {{Gasshole}}: Zombies, who fart almost constantly. Zombie Pirates burp with near-equal frequency.
** Although it's obviously done for RuleOfFunny in the game, there is actually some FridgeBrilliance-style [[TruthInTelevision truth to this]]: after death, real-life corpses will release trapped gases as they decompose, which can sometimes be similar to flatulence.

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* {{Gasshole}}: Zombies, who fart almost constantly. Zombie Pirates burp with near-equal frequency.
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frequency. Although it's obviously done for RuleOfFunny in the game, there is actually some FridgeBrilliance-style [[TruthInTelevision truth to this]]: after death, real-life corpses will release trapped gases as they decompose, which can sometimes be similar to flatulence.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Cooper, who can turn pool cues (and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the pool table itself, to an extent]]), dumpsters, wine bottles, dinner plates, broom handles, sofas, umbrellas, toilet paper rolls, seed bags, cooking pots, televisions, phonographs, guitars, the parts of a drum set, and ''hamburgers'' into weapons, among other things...

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: ImprobableWeaponUser:
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Cooper, who can turn pool cues (and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the pool table itself, to an extent]]), extent), dumpsters, wine bottles, dinner plates, broom handles, sofas, umbrellas, toilet paper rolls, seed bags, cooking pots, televisions, phonographs, guitars, the parts of a drum set, and ''hamburgers'' into weapons, among other things...



* NighInvulnerable: You can beat the Reaper around a bit, and even stun and knock him down, but he's completely unkillable otherwise.
** NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: ...Unless there's a window in the room to launch him out of. There's even an achievement for beating him this way in ''Rare Replay''.

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* NighInvulnerable: NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: You can beat the Reaper around a bit, and even stun and knock him down, but he's completely unkillable otherwise.
** NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: ...
most of the time. Unless there's a window in the room to launch him out of. There's even an achievement for beating him this way in ''Rare Replay''.
30th Nov '15 9:16:51 PM Nintendoman01
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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Most of the Ghoulies, if not all, are stated to be creations of Dr. Krackpot.
8th Nov '15 9:30:24 PM MrKingXemnas
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* JumpScare: These will happen from time to time, and every time they do you must complete a QTE to calm Cooper's nerves.

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* JumpScare: These will happen from time to time, and every time they do you must complete a QTE to calm Cooper's nerves.The Super Scary Shocks. See PressXToNotDie.
8th Nov '15 9:29:18 PM MrKingXemnas
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* JumpScare: These will happen from time to time, and every time they do you must complete a QTE to calm Cooper's nerves.
27th Sep '15 10:46:49 AM KingClark
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* [[spoiler:TakeUpMySword: If you manage to free all the kids, Cooper gets knocked out by some imps. The player than takes control of Ma Soupswill who saves Cooper by fighting off the imps. If you beat them, it goes to the game's ending cutscene).]]
* [[spoiler:TheButlerDidIt]]: [[spoiler:Crivens the helpful butler is actually [[BigBad Baron Von Ghoul]] in disguise.]]

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* [[spoiler:TakeUpMySword: If TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:If you manage to free all the kids, Cooper gets knocked out by some imps. The player than takes control of Ma Soupswill who saves Cooper by fighting off the imps. If you beat them, it goes to the game's ending cutscene).cutscene.]]
* [[spoiler:TheButlerDidIt]]: TheButlerDidIt: [[spoiler:Crivens the helpful butler is actually [[BigBad Baron Von Ghoul]] in disguise.]]
20th Sep '15 10:32:51 AM nombretomado
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A game by Rare Ltd., released for the Xbox in 2003 after a pre-release conversion from its original design for the Nintendo GameCube. Starring Cooper, a frightened but brave teenager whose girlfriend Amber is quite literally "grabbed by the ghoulies," yanked from Cooper's side by a pair of gargoyles and taken into Ghoulhaven Hall, a HauntedHouse along a road the duo wandered down after making a wrong turn. Half the game is spent trying to rescue Amber, the other half is spent trying to get to the master bedroom of airplane-obsessed Baron Von Ghoul so you can give him a thorough beating and steal the key to the front door.

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A game by Rare Ltd., released for the Xbox in 2003 after a pre-release conversion from its original design for the Nintendo GameCube.UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. Starring Cooper, a frightened but brave teenager whose girlfriend Amber is quite literally "grabbed by the ghoulies," yanked from Cooper's side by a pair of gargoyles and taken into Ghoulhaven Hall, a HauntedHouse along a road the duo wandered down after making a wrong turn. Half the game is spent trying to rescue Amber, the other half is spent trying to get to the master bedroom of airplane-obsessed Baron Von Ghoul so you can give him a thorough beating and steal the key to the front door.
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