History VideoGame / Robotrek

5th Nov '16 3:06:10 PM TheRoguePenguin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''''Robotrek'' contains examples of the following tropes:'''

to:

'''''Robotrek'' !!''Robotrek'' contains examples of the following tropes:'''
tropes:



* AnAxeToGrind: A robot with an axe is a thing to be feared. See DiscOneNuke, below.

to:

* AnAxeToGrind: A robot with an axe is a thing to be feared. See DiscOneNuke, below.Axes do more straight melee damage than any weapon, and do reliable damage compared to the occasional immunity enemies show to {{Sword Beam}}s.



** Otherwise, the bomb + shot/laser combinations for skill. One of them, dubbed "big bang" hits every enemy on screen, the usefulness drops like a rock after the first boss. The second one launches three times the bombs that hit random places.

to:

** Otherwise, the bomb + shot/laser combinations for skill. One of them, dubbed "big bang" bang", hits every enemy on screen, the usefulness drops like a rock after the first boss. The second one launches three times the bombs that hit random places.



* ConspicuouslySelectivePerception

to:

* %%* ConspicuouslySelectivePerception



* CutsceneIncompetence
* DeveloperForesight: In one area, you're turned into a mouse and tasked with emptying the Hackers' coffers (5000 GP) in order to be turned back. As a condition of your new form, you're too short to use the Invention Machine and can't use items in battle, which nominally prevents you from making repairs or buying new equipment. However, each time you gain a level you can use the Portable Invention Machine, with which you can spend money to your heart's content. If you manage to reduce your total GP to less than 5000, the intended recipient comments on the lack of funds -- then takes everything you have left. If you manage to reach zero GP (which is a lot harder but still doable), he'll assume you're holding out and you'll have to find at least a little money to give him.

to:

* %%* CutsceneIncompetence
* DeveloperForesight: In one area, you're turned into a mouse and tasked with emptying the Hackers' coffers (5000 GP) in order to be turned back. As a condition of your new form, you're too short to use the Invention Machine and can't use items in battle, which nominally prevents you from making repairs or buying new equipment. However, each time you gain a level you can use the Portable Invention Machine, with which you can spend money to your heart's content. If you manage to reduce your total GP to less than 5000, the intended recipient comments on the lack of funds -- then takes everything you have left. If you manage to reach zero GP (which is a lot harder but still doable), he'll assume you're holding out and you'll have to find at least a little money to give him. Abusing this is a good way to afford your third robot.



* DiscOneNuke: Axes. They are the most powerful melee weapon bar none, and trivially easy to make. If you have some money and know what you're doing, you can make a Lvl 9 Axe 1 fairly early in the game. With a little more know how, you can get the third iteration before the third boss. And you can level any of the Axes up by combining it with Sword 1 (though it's cheaper to get it from the battlefield capsules). To give an idea of how broken axes are in the game, a critical hit with the three-hit-combo macro from the backside will '''ONE SHOT NEARLY EVERY BOSS'''.
* TheDollEpisode

to:

* DiscOneNuke: Axes. They are the most powerful melee weapon bar none, and trivially easy to make. If you have some money and know what you're doing, you can make a Lvl 9 Axe 1 fairly early in the game. With a little more know how, you can get the third iteration before the third boss. And you can level any of the Axes up by combining it with Sword 1 (though it's cheaper to get it use level-ups from the battlefield capsules). To give an idea of how broken axes are in the game, a critical hit with the three-hit-combo macro from the backside will '''ONE SHOT NEARLY EVERY BOSS'''.
* %%* TheDollEpisode



* {{Futureshadowing}}[=/=]HaveWeMetYet: The encounter with Napoleon in the volcano shrine.

to:

* {{Futureshadowing}}[=/=]HaveWeMetYet: {{Futureshadowing}}: The encounter with Napoleon in the volcano shrine.



* HelloInsertNameHere
* HeroicMime

to:

* %%* HelloInsertNameHere
* %%* HeroicMime



* JustAKid
* KidHero
* KidWithTheRemoteControl

to:

* %%* JustAKid
* %%* KidHero
* %%* KidWithTheRemoteControl
18th Jul '16 1:03:56 PM Xylia
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Solar Pack: [[spoiler:Step 1: Get an Empty Pack which only (rarely) drops off of Biolions which are only found in the Bio Lab, which can be LostForever. Step 2: Combine that with a Weather item that you learn how to make soon after. Enjoy an incredibly powerful item that you normally can't make for a couple entire dungeons yet.]]
15th Mar '16 8:22:27 AM Kahran042
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* EekAMouse: Mint is afraid of mice, which comes up in two separate dungeons.
17th Dec '15 6:39:47 PM TheRoguePenguin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnAxeToGrind: A robot with an axe is a thing to be feared. See DiscOneNuke, below.



* AwesomeButImpractical: Quite a few, see PowerUpLetDown and UselessItem.

to:

* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
**
Quite a few, see PowerUpLetDown and UselessItem.



* AxeCrazy: A Robot with an Axe is a thing to be feared. See DiscOneNuke, below.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In one area, you're turned into a mouse and tasked with emptying the Hackers' coffers (5000 GP) in order to be turned back. As a condition of your new form, you're too short to use the Invention Machine and can't use items in battle, which nominally prevents you from making repairs or buying new equipment. However, each time you gain a level you can use the Portable Invention Machine, with which you can spend money to your heart's content. If you manage to reduce your total GP to less than 5000, the intended recipient comments on the lack of funds -- then takes everything you have left. If you manage to reach zero GP (which is a lot harder but still doable), he'll assume you're holding out and you'll have to find at least a little money to give him.

to:

* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DeveloperForesight: In one area, you're turned into a mouse and tasked with emptying the Hackers' coffers (5000 GP) in order to be turned back. As a condition of your new form, you're too short to use the Invention Machine and can't use items in battle, which nominally prevents you from making repairs or buying new equipment. However, each time you gain a level you can use the Portable Invention Machine, with which you can spend money to your heart's content. If you manage to reduce your total GP to less than 5000, the intended recipient comments on the lack of funds -- then takes everything you have left. If you manage to reach zero GP (which is a lot harder but still doable), he'll assume you're holding out and you'll have to find at least a little money to give him.



* DiscOneNuke: Axes. They are the most powerful melee weapon bar none, and trivially easy to make. If you have some money and know what you're doing, you can make a Lvl 9 Axe 1 fairly early in the game. With a little more know how, you can get the third iteration before the third boss. And you can level any of the Axes up by combining it with Sword 1 (though it's cheaper to get it from the battlefield capsules).
** To get an idea of how broken axes are in the game, a critical hit with the three-hit-combo macro from the backside will '''ONE SHOT NEARLY EVERY BOSS'''.

to:

* DiscOneNuke: Axes. They are the most powerful melee weapon bar none, and trivially easy to make. If you have some money and know what you're doing, you can make a Lvl 9 Axe 1 fairly early in the game. With a little more know how, you can get the third iteration before the third boss. And you can level any of the Axes up by combining it with Sword 1 (though it's cheaper to get it from the battlefield capsules).
**
capsules). To get give an idea of how broken axes are in the game, a critical hit with the three-hit-combo macro from the backside will '''ONE SHOT NEARLY EVERY BOSS'''.



* UselessItem: For combat related purposes, pretty much every long range weapon after the second boss qualifies, where often times you'll find enemies in dungeons half way in that are practically immune to them... and that's all you'll fight.

to:

* UselessItem: UselessItem:
**
For combat related purposes, pretty much every long range weapon after the second boss qualifies, where often times you'll find enemies in dungeons half way in that are practically immune to them... and that's all you'll fight. They sometimes aren't immune to combos using the same, but this takes longer to execute.
28th Sep '14 3:23:39 PM xenol
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PowerUpLetDown: Blade 4, like Sword 4, can launch an attack that can hit all on-screen enemies once sufficiently leveled up and is the most powerful weapon in the game. Unfortunately, it can't be leveled up unless the player seeks out the equipment leveling capsules in battle (which is more tedious than anything). Worse still, it is useless against a large portion of the mooks you'll be fighting from then on, though the three-swing combo will kill some things one shot won't.

to:

* PowerUpLetDown: Unfortunately, many of the weapons in the game end up like this, once you've boiled down equipment combinations and strategies that work in pretty much any situation.
** A specific example:
Blade 4, like Sword 4, can launch an attack that can hit all on-screen enemies once sufficiently leveled up and is the most powerful weapon in the game. Unfortunately, it can't be leveled up unless the player seeks out the equipment leveling capsules in battle (which is more tedious than anything). Worse still, it is useless against a large portion of the mooks you'll be fighting from then on, though the three-swing combo will kill some things one shot won't.
10th Apr '14 1:05:53 PM MagBas
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AwesomeButPractical: Sword 4 when you obtain it. It's a sword that, when used, calls down lightning on every enemy on the field for the same energy cost as a melee weapon, and leveling it up is a joke (combine it with Sword 1 several times over). It loses its effectiveness over time, however, since mooks gradually become immune to ranged attacks.
22nd Feb '14 2:13:44 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
Is there an issue? Send a Message
12th Feb '14 8:47:38 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** One character is a vampire named Count John Paul [[{{VideoGame/Castlevania}} Belmont]] Prinky.

to:

** One character is a vampire named Count John Paul [[{{VideoGame/Castlevania}} [[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} Belmont]] Prinky.
10th Feb '14 4:08:08 PM UltramarineAlizarin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GuideDangIt: Upgrading and making equipment from combinations follows a fairly predictable pattern. But some equipment you may be scratching your head about how to obtain. Notable offenders include:

to:

* GuideDangIt: Upgrading and making equipment from combinations follows a fairly predictable pattern. But some equipment you may be scratching your head about how to obtain.obtain unless you have the supplemental materials (see AllThereInTheManual). Notable offenders include:



** [[LifeDrain Hammer 2]]:[[spoiler: Scrap 6 + Solar Pack... of all things.]]
** Blade 4: [[spoiler:Scrap 8 + Smoke, this is the only combination for that scrap.[[note]]There is a second combination to make Blade 4 that requires Blade 3 and Seed, an item you will not find unless you look in a specific spot in the forest in both versions of Rococo.[[/note]]]]

to:

** [[LifeDrain Hammer 2]]:[[spoiler: Scrap 2]]: [[spoiler:Scrap 6 + Solar Pack... of all things.]]
** Blade 4: [[spoiler:Scrap 8 + Smoke, this is the only combination for that scrap.[[note]]There is a Smoke.[[note]]The second combination to make Blade 4 that formula for this requires Blade 3 and Seed, an item you Seed. You will not only find unless you look the latter ingredient by looking in a specific spot in the forest in near both versions of Rococo.[[/note]]]]
10th Feb '14 4:05:47 PM UltramarineAlizarin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


{{Mons}} are cool. We know this. But what about robot mons combined with humor that pokes fun at the RPG genre? This is the basic premise of ''Robotrek'', known as ''Slapstick'' in Japan, released for the {{Super Nintendo}}.

to:

{{Mons}} are cool. We know this. But what about robot mons combined with humor that pokes fun at the RPG {{R|olePlayingGame}}PG genre? This is the basic premise of ''Robotrek'', known as ''Slapstick'' in Japan, released for the {{Super Nintendo}}.



Though the "{{Save the World}}" plot didn't blow many minds, ''Robotrek'''s gameplay was a refreshing change of pace. The game included a great deal of CharacterCustomization for a SuperNintendo RPG, and the combat was an odd hybrid of real-time and turn-based. Unfortunately, the level of customization could be daunting; a poorly-specced robot made the game much more difficult than [[NintendoHard it already was]]. Additionally, like most Japanese [=RPG=]s before FinalFantasyVII popularized them in the west, it suffers from a sloppy translation. The game is still a worthy addition to any retro gamer's library.

to:

Though the "{{Save the World}}" plot didn't blow many minds, ''Robotrek'''s gameplay was a refreshing change of pace. The game included includes a great deal of CharacterCustomization for a SuperNintendo RPG, Super Nintendo [=RPG=], and the combat was is an odd hybrid of real-time and turn-based. turn-based gameplay. Unfortunately, the level of customization could can be daunting; a poorly-specced robot made makes the game much more difficult than [[NintendoHard than it already was]]. is]]. Additionally, like most Japanese [=RPG=]s before FinalFantasyVII ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' popularized them in the west, it suffers from a sloppy translation. The game is still a worthy addition to any retro gamer's library.



'''This work contain examples of the following tropes'''

to:

'''This work contain '''''Robotrek'' contains examples of the following tropes'''
tropes:'''



* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Level 99. Your robots will have a 99 in every category by level 47 (health isn't capped), and the highest level "Inventor's Friend" book is level 80. If you do get all the way there, your robots will have maxed out stats and 624 health.
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Could be justified in that everyone thinks your a kid and not on a mission to save the world. Although you'll find when you can just make the consumables you've been buying off others, they're actually cheaper. In a subversion in, you can get items even cheaper in [[spoiler: Past Rococo]].
* AllThereInTheManual: A list of combinations for making items and equipment, the possible {{Combos}} that your robots can be programmed with, and the location of the books to learn how to make items was included with copies of the game.

to:

* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Level 99. Your robots will have a reach 99 points in every category by level 47 (health other than health (which isn't capped), capped) by level 47, and the highest level "Inventor's Friend" book is level 80. If you do get all the way there, your robots will have maxed out maxed-out stats and 624 health.
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Could be Possibly justified in that everyone thinks your you're just a kid and not on a mission to save the world. Although you'll find when you can just make the consumables you've been buying off others, they're actually cheaper. In a subversion in, Subverted in that there is one place in the game where you can get items even cheaper in [[spoiler: Past Rococo]].
than normal ([[spoiler:Past Rococo]]).
* AllThereInTheManual: A list Copies of combinations for making items and equipment, the game included lists of ItemCrafting combinations, the possible attack {{Combos}} that you can program into your robots can be programmed with, robots, and the location locations of the books to learn how to make items was included with copies of the game.Inventor's Friend volumes.



* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler: The protagonist's mother]]. But it's nothing significant anyway.
* ArtificialStupidity: Thanks to the multi-layered battlefield, it's possible to position your robot directly above or below an enemy. This is a tactic they are utterly incapable of coping with in most cases, causing them to fire idiotically at nothing.

to:

* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The protagonist's mother]]. But it's nothing significant anyway.
* ArtificialStupidity: Thanks to With the multi-layered battlefield, it's possible to you can position your robot directly above or below an enemy. This is a tactic enemies. In most cases they are utterly incapable of coping with in most cases, causing them to fire idiotically this tactic and will attack at nothing.empty space idiotically.



* {{Combos}}: You can make your own.

to:

* {{Combos}}: You can make configure your own.robots with up to eight at a time, many of which have unique effects.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In one area, you're turned into a mouse and tasked with emptying the Hackers' coffers (5000 GP) in order to be turned back. As a condition of your new form, you're too short to use the invention machine in that level and can't use items in battle, which nominally prevents you from making repairs or buying new equipment. However, one of the perks of gaining a new level is access to a portable invention machine, with which you can spend money to your heart's content. If you manage to reduce your total GP to less than 5000, the recipient of the cash will comment on the lacking amount (then take everything you have left). If you get it all the way to zero (which is a lot harder but still doable), he'll assume you're holding out and you'll have to find at least a little money to give him.

to:

* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In one area, you're turned into a mouse and tasked with emptying the Hackers' coffers (5000 GP) in order to be turned back. As a condition of your new form, you're too short to use the invention machine in that level Invention Machine and can't use items in battle, which nominally prevents you from making repairs or buying new equipment. However, one of the perks of gaining each time you gain a new level is access to a portable invention machine, you can use the Portable Invention Machine, with which you can spend money to your heart's content. If you manage to reduce your total GP to less than 5000, the intended recipient of the cash will comment comments on the lacking amount (then take lack of funds -- then takes everything you have left). left. If you get it all the way manage to reach zero GP (which is a lot harder but still doable), he'll assume you're holding out and you'll have to find at least a little money to give him.



* DoppelgangerAttack: Done by an early boss. Some enemies also ahve the ability to summon more of themselves, though the ones summoned are real and worth experience.

to:

* DoppelgangerAttack: Done by an early boss. Some enemies also ahve have the ability to summon more of themselves, though the ones summoned are real and worth experience.



* GlobalAirship: Two: the first lets you travel all around the world, while the second lets you explore ''space'' as well.

to:

* GlobalAirship: Two: Two -- the first lets you travel all around the world, while the second lets you explore ''space'' as well.



* GoodMorningCrono: Dr. Akihabara has a rather interesting way of waking you up at the beginning of the game.

to:

* GoodMorningCrono: Dr. Akihabara has a rather interesting way of waking you up at the beginning of the game.game ([[spoiler:A musical horn that sounds like an explosion]]).



** Shield 4: [[spoiler: Scrap 7 + Scrap 9, you'll be able to make Shield 5 when it becomes necessary.]]
** Boots 5: [[spoiler: Scrap 3 + Scrap 9. But you probably spent the last Scrap 3 to make Boots 6, which you can also make.]]
** [[LifeDrain Hammer 2]]: [[spoiler: Scrap 6 + Solar Pack... of all things.]]
** Blade 4: [[spoiler: Scrap 8 + Smoke, this is the only combination for that scrap.[[note]]There is a second combination to make Blade 4 that requires Blade 3 and Seed, an item you will not find unless you look in a specific spot in the forest in both versions of Rococo.[[/note]]]]

to:

** Shield 4: [[spoiler: Scrap [[spoiler:Scrap 7 + Scrap 9, you'll be able to make Shield 5 when it becomes necessary.]]
** Boots 5: [[spoiler: Scrap [[spoiler:Scrap 3 + Scrap 9. But you probably spent the last Scrap 3 to make Boots 6, which you can also make.6.]]
** [[LifeDrain Hammer 2]]: [[spoiler: 2]]:[[spoiler: Scrap 6 + Solar Pack... of all things.]]
** Blade 4: [[spoiler: Scrap [[spoiler:Scrap 8 + Smoke, this is the only combination for that scrap.[[note]]There is a second combination to make Blade 4 that requires Blade 3 and Seed, an item you will not find unless you look in a specific spot in the forest in both versions of Rococo.[[/note]]]]



* ItemCrafting: The major premise of the game. You can either combine items together or use essentially buy them by learning how to make them from level dependent books.

to:

* ItemCrafting: The major premise of the game. You can either combine items together or use essentially buy them by learning how to make them from level dependent books.Inventor's Friend books, each of which requires a particular experience level.



* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: Nagisa, to the player's mother. Dr. Akihabara even mentions she was modeled after his late wife when she was young]].

to:

* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: Nagisa, [[spoiler:Nagisa, to the player's mother. Dr. Akihabara even mentions she was modeled after his late wife when she was young]].young.]]



* ShoutOut: Oh, one of the endgame weapon is a blade that shoot fire birds? Now, where did we [[ActRaiser see]] [[SoulBlazer that]] [[IllusionOfGaia before]]?
** Made by the same developers. So it's somewhere between an Author Allusion and a Running Gag.
** There is a vampire known as Count John Paul [[{{VideoGame/Castlevania}} Belmont]] Prinky.

to:

* ShoutOut: Oh, one of the endgame weapon is a blade that shoot fire birds? Now, where did we [[ActRaiser [[VideoGame/ActRaiser see]] [[SoulBlazer [[VideoGame/SoulBlazer that]] [[IllusionOfGaia before]]?
** Made
[[VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia before]]? As all these games are developed by the same developers. So Quintet, it's somewhere between an Author Allusion author allusion and a Running Gag.
RunningGag.
** There One character is a vampire known as named Count John Paul [[{{VideoGame/Castlevania}} Belmont]] Prinky.
This list shows the last 10 events of 34. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.Robotrek