History VideoGame / MDK

15th Jul '17 4:20:42 PM CFAxAFC
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''MDK'' is a third-person shooter game developed by Creator/ShinyEntertainment and released in 1997 by Playmates Interactive Entertainment in North America and Creator/InterplayEntertainment in Europe for the PC, Macintosh, and subsequently UsefulNotes/PlayStation. It was one of the first PC games to require a Pentium or equivalent processor, and did not initially have a GPU requirement. The game soundtrack, composed by TommyTallarico, was also separately released.

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''MDK'' is a third-person shooter game developed by Creator/ShinyEntertainment and released in 1997 by Playmates Interactive Entertainment in North America and Creator/InterplayEntertainment in Europe for the PC, Macintosh, and subsequently UsefulNotes/PlayStation. It was one of the first PC games to require a Pentium or equivalent processor, and did not initially have a GPU requirement. The game soundtrack, composed by TommyTallarico, Creator/TommyTallarico, was also separately released.



* AliensInCardiff: The targets of the city minecrawlers are Laguna Beach, Lindfield, Livingston, Kirkaldy and Sparrow Pit.

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* AliensInCardiff: The targets of the city minecrawlers Minecrawlers are Laguna Beach, Lindfield, Livingston, Kirkaldy and Sparrow Pit.



* AWinnerIsYou: Some rereleases of this game removed [[spoiler: the music video at the end]]. So we see [[spoiler:the Minecrawler base being destroyed]], Kurt jumps on the ''MDK'' logo and...the credits roll. Fortunately, ''VideoGame/{{MDK2}}'' gives us something closer to a proper ending in its [[PreviouslyOn recap]] of this game.

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* AWinnerIsYou: Some rereleases re-releases of this game removed [[spoiler: the music video at the end]]. So we see [[spoiler:the Minecrawler base being destroyed]], Kurt jumps on the ''MDK'' logo and...the credits roll. Fortunately, ''VideoGame/{{MDK2}}'' gives us something closer to a proper ending in its [[PreviouslyOn recap]] of this game.



* TheCameo: In some places (including at least one secret area), there are some ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' heads laying around. Furthermore, if you touch one, a cow will appear and fall on an enemy (or you, if there is none).

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* TheCameo: In some places (including at least one secret area), there are some ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' heads laying lying around. Furthermore, if you touch one, a cow will appear and fall on an enemy (or you, if there is none).



* TheFaceless: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Kurt, which you can see his face during his IdleAnimation, [[TimedMission but most people tend not to wait around for long enough to see.]] Completely [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in [[VideoGame/{{MDK2}} the sequel]].

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* TheFaceless: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Kurt, which as you can see his face during his IdleAnimation, [[TimedMission but most people tend not to wait around for long enough to see.]] Completely [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in [[VideoGame/{{MDK2}} the sequel]].



* FunWithAcronyms: Applies to [[VideoGame/{{MDK2}} the sequel]] as well, for neither [[Creator/ShinyEntertainment Shiny]] or Creator/BioWare have explicitly said what the [=MDK=] in the title stands for, but popular theories/jokes include ''Murder Death Kill''[[note]]a possibility, as it was released four years after ''Film/DemolitionMan'', which featured the phrase extensively[[/note]] and, in the spirit of the original game's release date, ''Mother's Day Kisses''.

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* FunWithAcronyms: Applies to [[VideoGame/{{MDK2}} the sequel]] as well, for neither [[Creator/ShinyEntertainment Shiny]] or nor Creator/BioWare have explicitly said what the [=MDK=] in the title stands for, but popular theories/jokes include ''Murder Death Kill''[[note]]a possibility, as it was released four years after ''Film/DemolitionMan'', which featured the phrase extensively[[/note]] and, in the spirit of the original game's release date, ''Mother's Day Kisses''.



** Later releases, such as the UsefulNotes/{{PS1}} version and even the UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} rereleases, removed this, [[AWinnerIsYou but left a sense that it was incomplete as a result]].

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** Later releases, such as the UsefulNotes/{{PS1}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation version and even the UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} rereleases, re-release, removed this, [[AWinnerIsYou but left a sense that it was incomplete as a result]].



* RealSongThemeTune: ''Non non rien n'a changé'' actually appeared on ''Billy Ze Kick's'' album ''Paniac'' that was released one whole year before ''MDK'' was released.

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* RealSongThemeTune: ''Non non rien n'a changé'' Non Rien N'a Changé'' actually appeared on ''Billy Ze Kick's'' album ''Paniac'' that was released one whole year before ''MDK'' was released.
27th Apr '17 10:21:51 PM RobbSony3
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* InitialismTitle: Possibly one of the more famous examples. See FunWithAcronyms, above.



* InitialismTitle: Possibly one of the more famous examples. See FunWithAcronyms, above.
27th Apr '17 10:21:07 PM RobbSony3
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* KnightOfCerebus: Gunter "Gunta" Glut is legitimately more serious than the BigBad of the sequel.
27th Apr '17 10:16:23 PM RobbSony3
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* BadassBookworm: Kurt.
10th Jul '16 11:27:07 AM nombretomado
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* FunWithAcronyms: Applies to [[VideoGame/{{MDK2}} the sequel]] as well, for neither [[Creator/ShinyEntertainment Shiny]] or BioWare have explicitly said what the [=MDK=] in the title stands for, but popular theories/jokes include ''Murder Death Kill''[[note]]a possibility, as it was released four years after ''Film/DemolitionMan'', which featured the phrase extensively[[/note]] and, in the spirit of the original game's release date, ''Mother's Day Kisses''.

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* FunWithAcronyms: Applies to [[VideoGame/{{MDK2}} the sequel]] as well, for neither [[Creator/ShinyEntertainment Shiny]] or BioWare Creator/BioWare have explicitly said what the [=MDK=] in the title stands for, but popular theories/jokes include ''Murder Death Kill''[[note]]a possibility, as it was released four years after ''Film/DemolitionMan'', which featured the phrase extensively[[/note]] and, in the spirit of the original game's release date, ''Mother's Day Kisses''.
28th May '16 10:33:32 PM nombretomado
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** Later releases, such as the {{PS1}} version and even the UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} rereleases, removed this, [[AWinnerIsYou but left a sense that it was incomplete as a result]].

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** Later releases, such as the {{PS1}} UsefulNotes/{{PS1}} version and even the UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} rereleases, removed this, [[AWinnerIsYou but left a sense that it was incomplete as a result]].
28th May '16 4:47:01 PM nombretomado
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''MDK'' is a third-person shooter game developed by Creator/ShinyEntertainment and released in 1997 by Playmates Interactive Entertainment in North America and Creator/InterplayEntertainment in Europe for the PC, Macintosh, and subsequently PlayStation. It was one of the first PC games to require a Pentium or equivalent processor, and did not initially have a GPU requirement. The game soundtrack, composed by TommyTallarico, was also separately released.

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''MDK'' is a third-person shooter game developed by Creator/ShinyEntertainment and released in 1997 by Playmates Interactive Entertainment in North America and Creator/InterplayEntertainment in Europe for the PC, Macintosh, and subsequently PlayStation.UsefulNotes/PlayStation. It was one of the first PC games to require a Pentium or equivalent processor, and did not initially have a GPU requirement. The game soundtrack, composed by TommyTallarico, was also separately released.
2nd May '16 4:39:53 PM thesleepiestspiny
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* AttentionDeficetOohShiny: Can be induced on a room of enemies with "The World's Most Interesting Bomb", which is an otherwise unremarkable grey box they all just walk over to investigate once thrown.

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* AttentionDeficetOohShiny: AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Can be induced on a room of enemies with "The World's Most Interesting Bomb", which is an otherwise unremarkable grey box they all just walk over to investigate once thrown.
2nd May '16 4:39:41 PM thesleepiestspiny
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* AttentionDeficetOohShiny: Can be induced on a room of enemies with "The World's Most Interesting Bomb", which is an otherwise unremarkable grey box they all just walk over to investigate once thrown.
19th Mar '16 2:48:51 AM SamMax
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*** Never mind, WordOfGod confirmed it ''does'' stand for Murder Death Kill, but ExecutiveMeddling forced it out of confirmation for years.

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*** Never mind, ** Seems WordOfGod confirmed it ''does'' stand for Murder Death Kill, but ExecutiveMeddling forced it out of confirmation for years.
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