History VideoGame / LegoCityUndercover

15th Apr '18 12:51:28 PM Xlsfd
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* BadGuyBar: Vinnie Pappalardo's ice cream parlor is portrayed as a kid-friendly version of this trope in one cutscene.
26th Mar '18 2:25:19 PM JosephStaleknight
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* AlwaysClose: [[spoiler:No matter how fast you deliver and set up the phased polarity shield prototypes around Blackwell Tower (which at that time is revealed to be a rocket about to launch and incinerate the city with its exhaust), when Chase asks Natalia's dad how much time they have left it will always be T-minus three seconds. Good thing the prototypes work!]]

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* AlwaysClose: [[spoiler:No matter how fast you deliver and set up the phased polarity shield prototypes around Blackwell Tower (which at that time is Tower[[labelnote:*]]which was revealed previously to be a rocket about to launch and incinerate the city with its exhaust), exhaust[[/labelnote]], when Chase asks Natalia's dad how much time they have left it will always be T-minus three seconds. Good thing the prototypes work!]]
26th Mar '18 2:21:45 PM JosephStaleknight
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* AlwaysClose: [[spoiler:No matter how fast you deliver and set up the phased polarity shield prototypes around Blackwell Tower (which at that time is revealed to be a rocket about to launch and incinerate the city with its exhaust), when Chase asks Natalia's dad how much time they have left it will always be T-minus three seconds. Good thing the prototypes work!]]
19th Mar '18 7:01:11 PM nombretomado
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** In a possible call back to ''VideoGame/LegoIsland'', the game uses almost the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kwr_dgb-WUw#t=18s exact]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CyH8Na_Hck same]] LiteralMinded joke as the first LegoIsland game.

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** In a possible call back to ''VideoGame/LegoIsland'', the game uses almost the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kwr_dgb-WUw#t=18s exact]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CyH8Na_Hck same]] LiteralMinded joke as the first LegoIsland VideoGame/LegoIsland game.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To the LegoIsland games.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the LegoIsland VideoGame/LegoIsland games.
16th Mar '18 10:53:29 PM dsneybuf
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[[caption-width-right:250:Chase... Chase [=McCain=].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Chase...
Chase [=McCain=].]]
14th Mar '18 2:25:11 PM RedScharlach
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* DeepSouth: The Fort Meadows district. Its most distinctive feature is its large farm, and everyone there has a [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Dixie accent]].

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* DeepSouth: The Fort Meadows district. Its most distinctive feature is its a large farm, and everyone there has a [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Dixie accent]].



* ManChild: Frank Honey has the brain of a five-year old and is very LiteralMinded.

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* ManChild: Frank Honey has the brain of a five-year old five-year-old and is very LiteralMinded.



--> '''Natalia''': You're married to your job Chase, and I don't date married men.

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--> '''Natalia''': You're married to your job job, Chase, and I don't date married men.



* {{Retirony}}: One of the guards at the courthouse takes pride on his last day of work that his thirty-six year long career ended without a single mistake or mishap. [[spoiler:[[OhCrap He immediatly realizes that he let a prisoner who was to be transferred to jail get in the wrong vehicle]]. [[FromBadToWorse Then a bird poops on his head]].]]

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* {{Retirony}}: One of the guards at the courthouse takes pride on his last day of work that his thirty-six year long thirty-six-year-long career ended without a single mistake or mishap. [[spoiler:[[OhCrap He immediatly immediately realizes that he let a prisoner who was to be transferred to jail get in the wrong vehicle]]. [[FromBadToWorse Then a bird poops on his head]].]]
23rd Aug '17 3:02:58 PM Xenothekid
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* FridgeHorror: InUniverse: [[spoiler: When Chase and Natalia's dad find Blackwell's moonbase model in his mansion, Chase wonders how Blackwell can pull this off since the shuttle on Apollo Island isn't big enough for his cronies. He then looks at the uniquely-shaped rocket in the model and wonders where Blackwell could've hidden it. This kicks in when he remembers that there's a countdown at Blackwell Tower, and that ''he realises that he's seen the rocket before.'']]
23rd Aug '17 2:30:30 PM Xenothekid
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** If you're playing as a custom character in the role of the Firefighter, they will pull out a helmet out of their pocket to put rescued cats in if they're not wearing a hat.
23rd Aug '17 2:18:32 PM Xenothekid
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* [[HumanCannonball Pig Cannonball]]: How Chase gets the pigs scattered across LEGO City back to Jethro's farm. They're shot out of pig cannons, which only farmers can operate. This is because [[MacGyvering a chicken is used as a handle]] to control the cannon.[[note]]
Also, smelly overalls are required.[[note/]]

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* [[HumanCannonball Pig Cannonball]]: How Chase gets the pigs scattered across LEGO City back to Jethro's farm. They're shot out of pig cannons, which only farmers can operate. This is because [[MacGyvering a chicken is used as a handle]] to control the cannon.[[note]]
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[[note]]Also, smelly overalls are required.[[note/]][[/note]]



** Several Shoutouts to the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise are included as the result of Nintendo being publisher. Look out for coin boxes, a Starman, and Cheep-cheeps.[[note]]Which were removed in the non-Nintendo ports.[[note/]]

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** Several Shoutouts to the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise are included as the result of Nintendo being publisher. Look out for coin boxes, a Starman, and Cheep-cheeps.[[note]]Which were removed in the non-Nintendo ports.[[note/]][[/note]]
23rd Aug '17 2:16:03 PM Xenothekid
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* AffablyEvil: Chan Chuang switches between this and enraged in pretty much every conversation. It helps that he has a cuddly bunny to pet when he gets upset. Vinnie Poppalardo also qualifies as well, sans Passive-Aggressive behavior.

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* AdaptedOut: Obviously, all major Nintendo references were removed in the non-Nintendo ports of the game, with only a few subtle and stray ones left in such as Chase's quip about a giant ape being on top of a familiar structure.
* AffablyEvil: Chan Chuang switches between this and enraged in pretty much every conversation. It helps that he has a cuddly bunny to pet when he gets upset. Vinnie Poppalardo also qualifies as well, sans Passive-Aggressive behavior.behaviour.



* AnimalsHateHim: Frank Honey doesn't have much luck with animals in general, with one (coffee-drinking) squirrel in particular angry at him for breaking its coffee machine. He does seem to befriend the horse he tried to ride though, as he is later seen hanging out with it at a pool.

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* AnimalsHateHim: Frank Honey doesn't have much luck with animals in general, with one (coffee-drinking) squirrel in particular angry at him for breaking its coffee machine. He does seem to befriend the horse he tried to ride though, as he is later seen hanging out with it at a pool.pool at his parent's hotel.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: A Red Brick upgrades your colour changer to solve any colour puzzle without having to find a nearby colour-swapper.



* CompressedAdaptation: Due to the lack of a handheld screen in the non-Nintendo ports of the game, all the features on the [=GamePad=] were moved onscreen.



** These were recoloured black in the non-Nintendo ports, but it still doesn't help that said [=GamePad=] also had a black colouration and to a lesser extent, resembles the Nintendo Switch [=GamePad=].



** Chase will correctly comment of the state of the slide if you destroy it before he finishes his comment on the fact that [[spoiler: Forrest Blackwell]] has a private playground.



* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Rideable T-Rex.

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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: [[spoiler: Rideable robot T-Rex.]]



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: At one point, Natalia calls to chew Chase out over having police keep an eye on her, which he knows nothing about. She describes them as smartly dressed for cops, with a black van and a limo, and... they aren't cops, are they.

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: At one point, Natalia calls to chew Chase out over having police keep an eye on her, [[spoiler: which he knows nothing about. She describes them as smartly dressed for cops, with a black van and a an unmarked limo, and... they aren't cops, are they.]]



** This happens InUniverse as well, since Chase at the beginning of the game has to wait for a few minutes for his Police tracker to update, complaining about progress bars.



* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: The ending cutscene of the game suggests that Chase plans to spend more time with Natalia.]]



* MythologyGag: The game that Frank Honey plays very early in the game causes him to comment that "they talked more in the movie", referencing the pre-''LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes'' LEGO Game adaptations, which had no spoken dialogue whatsoever.



* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Played with. During the Blue Bell Mines level Chase performs a very impressive free fall for quite some time. A soft collision into wood only lightly harms him at best but he ''will'' die if he collides with something more solid. Lampshaded by Chase in-game.

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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Played with. During the Blue Bell Bluebell Mines level Chase performs a very impressive free fall for quite some time. A soft collision into wood only lightly harms him at best but he ''will'' die if he collides with something more solid. Lampshaded by Chase in-game.



* [[HumanCannonball Pig Cannonball]]: How Chase gets the pigs scattered across LEGO City back to Jethro's farm. They're shot out of pig cannons, which only farmers can operate. This is because [[MacGyvering a chicken is used as a handle]] to control the cannon.

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* [[HumanCannonball Pig Cannonball]]: How Chase gets the pigs scattered across LEGO City back to Jethro's farm. They're shot out of pig cannons, which only farmers can operate. This is because [[MacGyvering a chicken is used as a handle]] to control the cannon.[[note]]
Also, smelly overalls are required.[[note/]]



* PokeThePoodle: The gangs that Chase must arrest as part of a sidequest all seem to want to be bad, but never really do anything worse than vandalism. One group seemed horrified when their leader only paid ten percent tip at a restaurant. Chase is eager to stop their crimes, but really, he's probably [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential destroyed more]] [[RewardingVandalism random objects]] than all of the vandals he puts away ''combined''.

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* PokeThePoodle: The gangs that Chase must arrest as part of a sidequest all seem to want to be bad, but never really do anything worse than vandalism. One group seemed horrified when their leader [[EvenEvilHasStandards only paid ten percent tip at a restaurant. restaurant.]] Chase is eager to stop their crimes, but really, he's probably [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential destroyed more]] [[RewardingVandalism random objects]] than all of the vandals he puts away ''combined''.



** Several Shoutouts to the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise are included as the result of Nintendo being publisher. Look out for coin boxes, a Starman, and Cheep-cheeps.

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** Several Shoutouts to the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise are included as the result of Nintendo being publisher. Look out for coin boxes, a Starman, and Cheep-cheeps.[[note]]Which were removed in the non-Nintendo ports.[[note/]]



*** It's even lampshaded when a nearby construction worker in the same level notes that he reminds him of someone.



** This can be averted with a Red Brick which skips the minigame and just opens the box for you.



* TrainingMontage: Spoofed. When Chase gets the fire extinguisher, he starts squirting it everywhere where there are fires. Cut to the head firefighter chastising him for using it without proper training.

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* TrainingMontage: Spoofed. When Chase gets the fire extinguisher, he starts squirting it everywhere where there are fires. Cut to the head firefighter chastising him for using it without proper training.training or even ''orders''.
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