History VideoGame / ImpossibleMission

18th Mar '18 4:43:00 PM Sabrewing
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In 2007, a remake of sorts was produced and released as a budget title for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. It allowed you to play with the Commodore graphics, an updated version with new backgrounds and sprites, or [[{{Retraux a merger of the two]].

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In 2007, a remake of sorts was produced and released as a budget title for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. It allowed you to play with the Commodore graphics, an updated version with new backgrounds and sprites, or [[{{Retraux [[{{Retraux}} a merger of the two]].
18th Mar '18 4:42:43 PM Sabrewing
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In 2007, a remake of sorts was produced and released as a budget title for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. It allowed you to play with the Commodore graphics, an updated version with new backgrounds and sprites, or [[{{Retraux a merger of the two]].
25th Feb '18 10:45:56 AM mlsmithca
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* DoomsdayDevice: If you run out of time, this activates, causing an...
** EarthShatteringKaboom

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Elvin wants to destroy the world because, as a university student, he was determined to max out the score counter on the computer game ''Giggling Penguin Invaders from Outer Space in the Vicinity of Ursa Minor'' (he'd never liked penguins from Ursa Minor), only for a power cut to wipe his score after a marathon session left him one penguin away from the maximum.
* DoomsdayDevice: If you run out of time, this activates, causing an...
** EarthShatteringKaboom
an EarthShatteringKaboom.



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The punch-cards always form a coherent nine-letter password such as "albatross" or "cormorant". Unfortunately, you need the punch cards themselves to enter the lair, so you can't really take advantage of this fact.



* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''. The hilarious thing is, the synthesis was so good that the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor![[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]]. [[note]]This was because the voice synthesis job was outsourced to a company who specialized in speech synthesizers but had a side business of digitizing voice recordings. The trope was also zig-zagged since the synth chip was recorded conventionally and the result converted into PCM before the end result was handed back to Epyx.[[/note]]
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The punch-cards always form a coherent nine-letter password such as "albatross" or "cormorant". Unfortunately, you need the punch cards themselves to enter the lair, so you can't really take advantage of this fact.

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* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''. The hilarious thing is, the synthesis was so good that the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor![[https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]]. org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor!]] [[note]]This was because the voice synthesis job was outsourced to a company who specialized in speech synthesizers but had a side business of digitizing voice recordings. The trope was also zig-zagged since the synth chip was recorded conventionally and the result converted into PCM before the end result was handed back to Epyx.[[/note]]
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The punch-cards always form a coherent nine-letter password such as "albatross" or "cormorant". Unfortunately, you need the punch cards themselves to enter the lair, so you can't really take advantage of this fact.
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18th May '17 10:20:23 AM AndyLA
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Has nothing to do with the ''Series/MissionImpossible'' franchise.
6th May '17 6:28:06 AM RAMChYLD
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* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''. The hilarious thing is, the synthesis was so good that the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor![[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]]. [[note]]This was because the voice synthesis job was outsourced to a company who specialized in speech synthesizers but had a side business of digitizing voice recordings. The trope was also zig-zagged since the synth chip was recorded conventionally and the result converted into PCM to be played back using the Commodore's SID PSG[[/note]]

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* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''. The hilarious thing is, the synthesis was so good that the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor![[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]]. [[note]]This was because the voice synthesis job was outsourced to a company who specialized in speech synthesizers but had a side business of digitizing voice recordings. The trope was also zig-zagged since the synth chip was recorded conventionally and the result converted into PCM to be played before the end result was handed back using the Commodore's SID PSG[[/note]]to Epyx.[[/note]]
6th May '17 6:25:35 AM RAMChYLD
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* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''. The hilarious thing is, the synthesis was so good that the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor![[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]].

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* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''. The hilarious thing is, the synthesis was so good that the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor![[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]]. [[note]]This was because the voice synthesis job was outsourced to a company who specialized in speech synthesizers but had a side business of digitizing voice recordings. The trope was also zig-zagged since the synth chip was recorded conventionally and the result converted into PCM to be played back using the Commodore's SID PSG[[/note]]
30th Nov '16 12:32:38 AM RAMChYLD
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* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''. The hilarious thing is, the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]].

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* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''. The hilarious thing is, the synthesis was so good that the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor[[https://en.actor![[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]].
30th Nov '16 12:30:02 AM RAMChYLD
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* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''

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* SyntheticVoiceActor: An early example. ''"Destroy him, my robots!"''robots!"''. The hilarious thing is, the developers of the game actually thought they got the service of a ''human'' voice actor[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]].
15th Aug '16 6:35:49 PM Phediuk
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* {{Metroidvania}}: Either one of the earliest examples or an immediate predecessor, depending on your definition.
9th Mar '16 6:31:59 PM FordPrefect
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* CopyProtection: Improperly copied discs will result in the hero getting vaporized in one particular area of a particular room for no reason at all. Thankfully, this occurred very early in game as so you don't waste too much time to find out. Unfortunately, it appears that a lot of disk images of this game have this copy protection triggered, so if you intend to emulate the game, good luck...

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* CopyProtection: Improperly copied discs will result in the hero getting vaporized in one particular area of a particular room for no reason at all. Thankfully, this occurred very early in the game as so you don't waste too much time to find finding out. Unfortunately, it appears that a lot of disk images of this game have this copy protection triggered, so if you intend to emulate the game, good luck...
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