History VideoGame / GraffitiKingdom

22nd Jul '16 2:17:01 PM Morgenthaler
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Rather unknown/overlooked, the game is a spiritual sequel of sorts to another rather unknown/overlooked game by the name of ''VideoGame/MagicPengel''[[note]]The Japanese version of ''MagicPengel'' is actually titled ''Graffiti Kingdom'', with the US's ''Graffiti Kingdom'' being called ''Graffiti Kingdom 2: Battle of Devil Castle''.[[/note]], both in that it was created by the same companies and in that they share the same major gimmick-- they allow you to draw your own creatures. While Magic Pengel played it in an RPG {{Mons}} style, ''Graffiti Kingdom'' instead uses it for a PlatformGame with a combat focus. Instead of sealing the creatures you create and releasing them when it's time for them to fight, your drawings become forms Pixel can take, more or less free to run, pounce, and fight through the game's stages.

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Rather unknown/overlooked, the game is a spiritual sequel of sorts to another rather unknown/overlooked game by the name of ''VideoGame/MagicPengel''[[note]]The Japanese version of ''MagicPengel'' ''Magic Pengel'' is actually titled ''Graffiti Kingdom'', with the US's ''Graffiti Kingdom'' being called ''Graffiti Kingdom 2: Battle of Devil Castle''.[[/note]], both in that it was created by the same companies and in that they share the same major gimmick-- they allow you to draw your own creatures. While Magic Pengel played it in an RPG {{Mons}} style, ''Graffiti Kingdom'' instead uses it for a PlatformGame with a combat focus. Instead of sealing the creatures you create and releasing them when it's time for them to fight, your drawings become forms Pixel can take, more or less free to run, pounce, and fight through the game's stages.
3rd Jun '16 9:08:46 PM Aipom14
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A 2004 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game by Taito Corporation and Garakuta Studio.

''Graffiti Kingdom'' follows the story of [[IdiotHero Prince Pixel]], who, while wandering around his family's castle one day, comes across a Graffiti Wand, a tool allowing its user to bring drawings to life. In his playing around with it, he awakens its previous owner, a [[VoluntaryShapeshifter girl turned dog]] called Pastel, as well as the Devil - yes, ''that'' Devil - who proceeds to unleash his minions and power upon Pixel's unsuspecting kingdom, transforming the castle and nearby lands into his own creation and taking the human inhabitants as slaves. As it turns out the two of them were [[NiceJobBreakingItHero sealed inside a drawing together by Pastel herself]], and since Pixel broke that seal, well, it's his job to battle the Devil, have him re-sealed, and save his parents and people with the power of the hand-me-down Graffiti Wand.

Rather unknown/overlooked, the game is a spiritual sequel of sorts to another rather unknown/overlooked game by the name of ''VideoGame/MagicPengel''[[note]]The Japanese version of ''MagicPengel'' is actually titled ''Graffiti Kingdom'', with the US's ''Graffiti Kingdom'' being called ''Graffiti Kingdom 2: Battle of Devil Castle''.[[/note]], both in that it was created by the same companies and in that they share the same major gimmick - they allow you to draw your own creatures. While Magic Pengel played it in an RPG, Pokemon sort of style, ''Graffiti Kingdom'' instead uses it for a more platformer-style. Instead of sealing the creatures you create and releasing them when it's time for them to fight, your drawings become forms Pixel can take, more or less free to run, pounce, and fight through the game's stages.

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A 2004 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game by Taito Corporation and Garakuta Studio.

Studio, with music by Creator/YasunoriMitsuda.

''Graffiti Kingdom'' follows the story of [[IdiotHero Prince Pixel]], who, while wandering around his family's castle one day, comes across a Graffiti Wand, a tool allowing its user to bring drawings to life. In his playing around with it, he awakens its previous owner, a [[VoluntaryShapeshifter girl turned dog]] called Pastel, as well as the Devil - yes, Devil-- who may or may not be like ''that'' Devil - devil-- who proceeds to unleash his minions and power upon Pixel's unsuspecting kingdom, transforming the castle and nearby lands into his own creation and taking the human inhabitants as slaves. As it turns out out, the two of them were [[NiceJobBreakingItHero sealed inside a drawing together by Pastel herself]], and since Pixel broke that seal, well, it's his job to battle the Devil, have him re-sealed, and save his parents and people with the power of the hand-me-down Graffiti Wand.

Rather unknown/overlooked, the game is a spiritual sequel of sorts to another rather unknown/overlooked game by the name of ''VideoGame/MagicPengel''[[note]]The Japanese version of ''MagicPengel'' is actually titled ''Graffiti Kingdom'', with the US's ''Graffiti Kingdom'' being called ''Graffiti Kingdom 2: Battle of Devil Castle''.[[/note]], both in that it was created by the same companies and in that they share the same major gimmick - gimmick-- they allow you to draw your own creatures. While Magic Pengel played it in an RPG, Pokemon sort of RPG {{Mons}} style, ''Graffiti Kingdom'' instead uses it for a more platformer-style. PlatformGame with a combat focus. Instead of sealing the creatures you create and releasing them when it's time for them to fight, your drawings become forms Pixel can take, more or less free to run, pounce, and fight through the game's stages.
stages.



* AerithAndBob: Niss, Easel, Telepin, Deskel, Acryla... and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se6QMNS25s0 ''Carlton'']]. Huh.
* AffablyEvil: A number of the demons seem to be pretty friendly in themselves. Tablet almost suggests late in the game that they are only really evil for the sake of it or because evil and demons are automatically associated.
** Even the BigBad is pretty blasé...that is, after you beat him.

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* AerithAndBob: Niss, Easel, Telepin, Deskel, Acryla... and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se6QMNS25s0 ''Carlton'']].Carleton. Huh.
* AffablyEvil: A number of the demons seem to be pretty friendly in themselves. Tablet almost suggests late in the game that they are only really evil for the sake of it or because evil and demons are automatically associated.
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associated. Even the BigBad is pretty blasé...blasé... that is, after you beat him.



* ArtInitiatesLife: The concept around which the game revolves.

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* ArtInitiatesLife: The concept around which the game revolves.revolves around.



* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler: Pastel.]]
* BreathWeapon: Many attacks of your own creatures and enemies, notably [[spoiler: The [[GameBreaker Mega Breath]] used by Tablet in his wyvern form.]]
* BrokenBridge: Bridges to levels take the forms of rainbows that only appear if you've gotten a key from the previous levels' boss. And naturally, the Devil can only be reached once you've taken every boss' key.

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* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler: Pastel.[[spoiler:Pastel.]]
* BreathWeapon: Many attacks A type of attack for your own creatures and enemies, notably [[spoiler: The [[GameBreaker [[spoiler:the Mega Breath]] Breath used by Tablet in his wyvern form.]]
* BrokenBridge: Bridges to levels worlds take the forms of rainbows that only appear if you've gotten a key from the previous levels' world's boss. And naturally, the Devil can only be reached once you've taken every boss' key.



* TheCameo: [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Reimu Hakurei]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORpB26JlF0k appears]] in the game under the name of "Flying Maiden". Makes sense since [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/ZUN ZUN]] was involved in the development of the game.
** Also, you can get access to a Pengel card in the final level.

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
**
[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Reimu Hakurei]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORpB26JlF0k appears]] in the game under the name of "Flying Maiden". Makes sense since [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/ZUN ZUN]] was involved in the development of the game.
** Also, you can get access to find a Pengel card in the final level.



** [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Bub and Bob]] are available in this same sense.
** So is Mog from [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Super Puzzle Bobble]].
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler: Tablet does this in his face-off with Pixel after becoming the new {{Satan}}.]]
* CuteBruiser: Telepin, may look cute. But, he's one of the hardest bosses in the game.
* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Punch Out]] {{Satan}}
* DeathMountain: Wind of Pan Ravine.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Tablet and Pixel. To people who haven't played before, they're universally mistaken for girls. The skirts and female voice actors DO NOT HELP.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Telepin
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Palette is a subversion.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: The Devil's palace gets a nice dramatic introduction. All you can see of it until entering the place is its huge, spooky silhouette along with one of the Devil himself looming over it.

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** [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Bub and Bob]] are available in this same sense.
**
sense. So is Mog from [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Super ''Super Puzzle Bobble]].
Bobble''.
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler: Tablet [[spoiler:Tablet does this in his face-off with Pixel after becoming the new {{Satan}}.Devil.]]
* CuteBruiser: Telepin, Telepin may look cute. But, cute, but he's one of just as formidable as the hardest bosses in other top demons.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In this case,
the game.
* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Punch Out]] {{Satan}}
Devil.
* DeathMountain: The Wind of Pan Ravine.
Ravine, a canyon level.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Tablet and Pixel. To people who haven't played before, they're universally mistaken for girls. The skirts and female voice actors DO NOT HELP.
do not help.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Telepin
Telepin never opens his eyes.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Palette is a subversion.
subversion, being Medium's daughter and all.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: The Devil's palace Devil Palace gets a nice dramatic introduction. All you can see of it until entering the place is its huge, spooky silhouette silhouette, along with one of the Devil himself looming over it.



* FireIceLightning: The main elements of your attacks, as well as [[spoiler: Palette's triple-shot attack.]]
* FlunkyBoss: Perhaps [[ThatOneBoss Carlton]] would be easier to deal with if you didn't have to deal with a swarm of his "Wannabes" surging after you and coming back shortly after they've all been taken out.
* GottaCatchEmAll: Optional. You can gather cards of the graffiti creatures you fight, and once you've collected them, you can use them yourself, mini-versions of the bosses included.
* GuideDangIt: Some of the bosses. Just... ugh.

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* FireIceLightning: The main elements of your Graffiti creature attacks, as well as [[spoiler: Palette's [[spoiler:Palette's triple-shot attack.]]
* FlunkyBoss: Perhaps [[ThatOneBoss Carlton]] would be easier to deal with if you didn't have to deal with a swarm of A few, most clearly Carleton and his "Wannabes" surging after you and coming back shortly after they've all been taken out.
Wannabees. Since the flunkies are exclusive to the boss fights, it's possible to miss out on collecting their Graffiti Cards until the bosses can be refought post-credits.
* GottaCatchEmAll: GottaCollectThemAll: Optional. You can gather cards of the graffiti creatures you fight, and once you've collected them, you can use them yourself, mini-versions of the bosses included.
* %%* GuideDangIt: Some of the bosses. Just... ugh.



* IdiotHero: Pixel.
* KickTheDog: Or rather Palette kicks a chibi demon ghost.
** Later, she has [[GoKartingWithBowser tea with the dog]] after having kidnapped Pastel.
* OneWingedAngel: Each boss has an alternate form they use in battle, presumably a graffiti-form they shift into between their introductory cutscene and fight.

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* IdiotHero: Pixel.
*
Pixel. Pretty much every conflict in the game is caused by his intense CutsceneIncompetence. He lampshades it once, when Pastel nags him about not knowing where to go.
-->'''Pixel''': Where's the fun in thinking BEFORE you do something?
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KickTheDog: Or rather Palette kicks a chibi demon ghost.
** %%** Later, she has [[GoKartingWithBowser tea with the dog]] after having kidnapped Pastel.
* OneWingedAngel: Each boss has an alternate form they use in battle, presumably a graffiti-form Graffiti form they shift into between their introductory cutscene and fight.



* LostInTranslation: Niss, Telepin and Carlton's names seem to break the [[ThemeNaming Theme Naming]] pattern. However, in the original Japanese version, their names were Varnish, Turpentine and Carton (A play on the word "Cartoon"), respectively. Either the translators didn't want to use their actual names, or they didn't bother translating them at all and just decided to use what the names vaguely sounded like in the raw Japanese dialogue for the English version.
** In the original Japanese version, Easel's one quirk was that when he spoke, he was obnoxious and often switched between speaking in Japanese and English, explaining why Pixel thought he was a "Weirdo". Understandably, this wouldn't make much sense when translated to English, so they just made him stereotypically Western instead.
* MegaManning: After each boss battle, a card with the boss's graffiti form appears. You grab it, you get the form for use later.
* NiceHat: Easel wears his even in ghost form.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The very beginning of the game.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Pastel, and Telepin which is hilarious since [[ThatOneBoss he's one of the toughest bosses]] in the game.
* RealMenWearPink: Telepin, [[ThatOneBoss one of the more frustrating bosses]], is a pink rabbit in a kimono with a [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles-esque]] voice.

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* LostInTranslation: LostInTranslation:
**
Niss, Telepin and Carlton's names seem to break the [[ThemeNaming Theme Naming]] pattern. However, in the original Japanese version, their names were Varnish, Turpentine and Carton (A (a play on the word "Cartoon"), respectively. Either the translators didn't want to use their actual names, or they didn't bother translating them at all and just decided to use what the names vaguely sounded like in the raw Japanese dialogue for the English version.
** In the original Japanese version, Easel's one quirk was that when he spoke, he was obnoxious and often switched between speaking in Japanese and English, explaining why Pixel thought he was a "Weirdo"."weirdo". Understandably, this wouldn't make much sense when translated to English, so they just made him stereotypically Western instead.
* MegaManning: After each boss battle, a card with the boss's graffiti form appears. You grab it, you get the form for use later.
* NiceHat: Easel wears his cowboy hat even in ghost form.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The very beginning of the game.
*
game, where Pixel inadvertently frees the Devil by messing with the Graffiti Wand.
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RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Pastel, and Telepin which is hilarious since [[ThatOneBoss he's one of the toughest bosses]] in the game.
* RealMenWearPink: Telepin, [[ThatOneBoss one of the more frustrating bosses]], a high-ranking demon, is a pink rabbit in a kimono with a [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles-esque]] voice.



* {{Satan}}
* SealedEvilInACan:Played straight as a line. The Devil was sealed away by Graffitticians who were bestowed with the power of graffiti by God.
* SwissArmyHero

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* {{Satan}}
* SealedEvilInACan:Played straight
{{Satan}}: The BigBad of the game is known as a line. "The Devil", though his real name is Medium. Whether or not he's supposed to be the equivalent to ''the'' devil is unclear, as the game only established him as the head demon.
* SealedEvilInACan:
The Devil was sealed away underneath Canvas Kingdom by Graffitticians who were bestowed with the power of graffiti by God.Graffiticians long ago. The plot kicks off when Pixel unseals him.
* SwissArmyHeroSwissArmyHero: Pixel can have up to three Graffiti forms at his command at one time, and can use his Graffiti Wand to take the form of any demon he encounters. This opens the way to a lot of diversity.



* TalkingAnimal: Pastel the dog, who keeps claiming to really be a human girl. [[spoiler: Which she is.]]
* ThemeNaming: The main cast are Pixel, Pastel, Tablet, and Palette. Also part of the theme are bosses Easel, Deskel, and Acryla.
* TickleTorture: This is how Tablet punishes Acryla, but promises to stop as long as she does not reveal his true motives to Palette. Unfortunately he chose to tickle her midsection, unaware that Pixel was watching the entire time. [[NotWhatItLooksLike You can imagine what he had to explain.]] [[EntertaininglyWrong They don't buy it]]
* ToyTime: Cannon of Block Valley.

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* TalkingAnimal: Pastel the dog, dog-like creature, who keeps claiming to really be a human girl. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which she is.]]
* ThemeNaming: The main cast are In this case, art-related names: Pixel, Pastel, Tablet, and Palette. Also part of the theme are bosses Palette, Easel, Deskel, Acryla, and Acryla.
Medium. Niss, Carleton, and Telepin don't follow the theme due to translation errors.
* TickleTorture: This is how Tablet punishes Acryla, but promises to stop as long as she does not reveal his true motives to Palette. Unfortunately Unfortunately, he chose to tickle her midsection, unaware that Pixel was watching the entire time. [[NotWhatItLooksLike You can imagine what he had to explain.]] explain]]. [[EntertaininglyWrong They don't buy it]]
it]].
* ToyTime: The Cannon of Block Valley.Valley, a bright toy box-like level, with most of the present demons resembling children's toys.



* WhatTheHellHero: Constantly, especially at the beginning. Pixel's kind of an asshole.
** A particularly amusing example comes up when [[spoiler: Pastel is kidnapped. After having spent so much time together, it seems that the duo may actually begin getting along and caring about one another.]] Pixel's reaction? "Whatever" Pastel was not happy.
* Creator/YasunoriMitsuda
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tablet and Palette. [[spoiler: Human!Pastel]] and Acryla too, but with green hair.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Constantly, especially at the beginning. Pixel's kind of an asshole.
**
asshole. A particularly amusing example comes up when [[spoiler: Pastel [[spoiler:Pastel is kidnapped. After having spent so much time together, it seems that the duo may actually begin getting along and caring about one another.]] Pixel's reaction? "Whatever" "Whatever." Pastel was not happy.
* Creator/YasunoriMitsuda
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tablet and Palette. [[spoiler: Human!Pastel]] [[spoiler:Human Pastel]] and Acryla too, but with green hair.
12th Apr '16 12:33:33 AM Tauros113
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* TickleTorture: This is how Tablet punishes Acryla. He promises to stop as long as she does not reveal his true motives to Palette. Unfortunately he chose to tickle her midsection, unaware that Pixel was watching the entire time.[[NotWhatItLooksLike You can imagine what he had to explain.]][[EntertaininglyWrong They don't buy it]]

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* TickleTorture: This is how Tablet punishes Acryla. He Acryla, but promises to stop as long as she does not reveal his true motives to Palette. Unfortunately he chose to tickle her midsection, unaware that Pixel was watching the entire time. [[NotWhatItLooksLike You can imagine what he had to explain.]][[EntertaininglyWrong ]] [[EntertaininglyWrong They don't buy it]]



** A particularly amusing example comes up when [[spoiler: Pastel is kidnapped. After having spent so much time together, it seems that the duo may actually begin getting along and caring about one another.]] Pixel's reaction? "{{Whatever}}." Pastel is not happy.

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** A particularly amusing example comes up when [[spoiler: Pastel is kidnapped. After having spent so much time together, it seems that the duo may actually begin getting along and caring about one another.]] Pixel's reaction? "{{Whatever}}." "Whatever" Pastel is was not happy.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tablet and Palette. [[spoiler: Human!Pastel]] and Acryla, also, with green hair.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tablet and Palette. [[spoiler: Human!Pastel]] and Acryla, also, Acryla too, but with green hair.
11th Feb '16 4:11:15 PM GrammarNavi
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A 2004 PlayStation2 game by Taito Corporation and Garakuta Studio.

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A 2004 PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game by Taito Corporation and Garakuta Studio.
18th Oct '15 11:19:45 AM nombretomado
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* RealMenWearPink: Telepin, [[ThatOneBoss one of the more frustrating bosses]], is a pink rabbit in a kimono with a [[PowerpuffGirls Bubbles-esque]] voice.

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* RealMenWearPink: Telepin, [[ThatOneBoss one of the more frustrating bosses]], is a pink rabbit in a kimono with a [[PowerpuffGirls [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles-esque]] voice.
22nd Jul '15 10:56:11 PM Benthelame
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Added DiffLines:

*SealedEvilInACan:Played straight as a line. The Devil was sealed away by Graffitticians who were bestowed with the power of graffiti by God.
19th Jul '15 4:34:39 PM Benthelame
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Added DiffLines:

* TickleTorture: This is how Tablet punishes Acryla. He promises to stop as long as she does not reveal his true motives to Palette. Unfortunately he chose to tickle her midsection, unaware that Pixel was watching the entire time.[[NotWhatItLooksLike You can imagine what he had to explain.]][[EntertaininglyWrong They don't buy it]]
20th Jun '15 2:10:25 AM tenryufan
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Of the few gamefact sites that this troper has found talking about this game, the ability to scan monsters to A) temporarily take the form of said monster and B) obtain any skills that monster may have so you may use them for your own creations, an extention of GottaCatchEmAll as well as a necessary function to gain abilities needed to progress through certain parts of the game (like flight) which you're even instructed on how to do in the tutorial at the beginning of the game, is listed as a cheat for the game.
** Prince Pixel is also misaddressed as Princess Pixel each time.
2nd Dec '14 1:06:12 AM theAdeptRogue
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* XMeetsY: "It's like if {{Spore}} and Franchise/{{Pokemon}} had a baby, and that baby was raised by [[SuperMario Mario]]."
** Which is odd, considering Spore came out [[MyOwnGrandpa over 3 years later...]]
*** Making it more of a missing link between the two games.
* YasunoriMitsuda

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* XMeetsY: "It's like if {{Spore}} and Franchise/{{Pokemon}} had a baby, and that baby was raised by [[SuperMario Mario]]."
** Which is odd, considering Spore came out [[MyOwnGrandpa over 3 years later...]]
*** Making it more of a missing link between the two games.
* YasunoriMitsuda
Creator/YasunoriMitsuda
30th Oct '14 12:55:55 AM lalalei2001
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