History VideoGame / ImpossibleMission

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...
7th Dec '15 8:13:51 PM RAMChYLD
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** Actually subverted. The PSG was being used to play back digital recordings- Epyx actually contracted a company called ''Electronic Speech Systems''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]], who got a member of their staff to perform a series of recordings on their behalf.
7th Dec '15 8:10:12 PM RAMChYLD
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* ShoutOut: WordOfGod has confirmed that the title is a blatant shout-out to Series/MissionImpossible.



* ShoutOut: WordOfGod has confirmed that the title is a blatant shout-out to Series/MissionImpossible.
7th Dec '15 8:09:45 PM RAMChYLD
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** Actually subverted. The PSG was being used to play back digital recordings- Epyx actually contracted a company called ''Electronic Speech Systems'', who got a member of their staff to perform a series of recordings on their behalf.

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** Actually subverted. The PSG was being used to play back digital recordings- Epyx actually contracted a company called ''Electronic Speech Systems'', Systems''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission#Development]], who got a member of their staff to perform a series of recordings on their behalf.behalf.
* ShoutOut: WordOfGod has confirmed that the title is a blatant shout-out to Series/MissionImpossible.
7th Dec '15 8:07:13 PM RAMChYLD
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** Actually subverted. The PSG was being used to play back digital recordings- Epyx actually contracted a company called Electronic Speech Systems, who got a member of their staff to perform a series of recordings.

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** Actually subverted. The PSG was being used to play back digital recordings- Epyx actually contracted a company called Electronic ''Electronic Speech Systems, Systems'', who got a member of their staff to perform a series of recordings.recordings on their behalf.
7th Dec '15 8:06:28 PM RAMChYLD
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** Actually subverted. The PSG was being used to play back digital recordings- Epyx actually contracted a company called Electronic Speech Systems, who got a member of their staff to perform a series of recordings.
19th Nov '15 5:55:54 PM RAMChYLD
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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...
4th Sep '15 7:33:54 AM MarsJenkar
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* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: If you fall down a BottomlessPit, you die ([[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist and lose 10 minutes]]). If you manage to force a flying robot down the same pit, it reappears at the top of the screen a few seconds later.



* NonActionGuy: Elvin Atombender. If you make it to his lair, [[InstantWinCondition you win]].



** The code rooms in the first game. They seem to be a simple Simon-type game, but the way to solve them is actually [[spoiler:to order them from low pitch to high]].

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** The code rooms in the first game. They seem to be a simple Simon-type game, SimonSaysMiniGame, but the way to solve them is actually [[spoiler:to order them from low pitch to high]].
26th Feb '15 6:45:41 AM MarsJenkar
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* SongsInTheKeyOfLock:
** The code rooms in the first game. They seem to be a simple Simon-type game, but the way to solve them is actually [[spoiler:to order them from low pitch to high]].
** Also, the password for the control room elevator in the second game is musical in nature.



* {{Unwinnable}}:
** As noted above, a GameBreakingBug in the NTSC version of the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 7800}} port can make it truly impossible to win.
** There are many ways in ''Impossible Mission II'' to get stuck, such as running out of robot-disabling or platform-moving items in a tower, preventing access to a passcode number needed to access the next tower, or accidentally blowing up a safe with a landmine, preventing you from completing the musical sequence to unlock the control room elevator.

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* {{Unwinnable}}:
** As noted above, a GameBreakingBug in the NTSC version of the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 7800}} port can make it truly impossible to win.
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{{Unwinnable}}: There are many ways in ''Impossible Mission II'' to get stuck, such as running out of robot-disabling or platform-moving items in a tower, preventing access to a passcode number needed to access the next tower, or accidentally blowing up a safe with a landmine, preventing you from completing the musical sequence to unlock the control room elevator.elevator. It's not clear whether this was [[UnwinnableByDesign on purpose]] or [[UnwinnableByMistake not]].
* UnwinnableByMistake: As noted above, a GameBreakingBug in the NTSC version of the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 7800}} port can make it truly impossible to win. Otherwise averted in the first game; there are two code rooms that allow the secret agent to gain passwords for "snoozing" the robots or reseting the lifts in a room as needed, though the more you use the code rooms the more difficult they become.
25th Feb '15 1:06:11 PM MarsJenkar
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* CollisionDamage: The player dies whenever he touches a robot.

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* CollisionDamage: The player dies whenever he touches a robot.robot, unless the robot is "snoozed".



* FauxAffablyEvil: Elvin's opening line, as per the page quote.



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->''[[TheStinger HAHAHAHA]][[EvilLaugh hahahaha]][[GameOverMan hahahaha]][[EarthShatteringKaboom haaaaa]]....''
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