History VideoGame / Scribblenauts

21st Aug '16 8:30:02 PM Angeldeb82
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A dialysis machine? Pancake mix? Large hadron collider? [[WebOriginal/LOLCats Longcat? Tacgnol?]] A windmill? A [[DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud tornado]]? A [[CoolBoat yacht]]? [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos A Shoggoth]]? A certified public accountant? Silly [[AnimalEaredHeadband bunny ears]]? A [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Certified Public Accountant]] ''[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs wearing]]'' silly [[BunnyEarsLawyer bunny ears]]? A [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot pink striped robot ninja]] wielding a [[{{BFS}} huge]] [[PowerGlows glowing]] [[FlamingSword flame sword]] on top of a holy purple winged ''Giganotosaurus''?

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A dialysis machine? Pancake mix? Large hadron collider? [[WebOriginal/LOLCats Longcat? Tacgnol?]] A windmill? A [[DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud tornado]]? A [[CoolBoat yacht]]? [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos A Shoggoth]]? A certified public accountant? Silly [[AnimalEaredHeadband bunny ears]]? A [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Certified Public Accountant]] ''[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs wearing]]'' silly [[BunnyEarsLawyer bunny ears]]? {{bunny ears|Lawyer}}? A [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot pink striped robot ninja]] wielding a [[{{BFS}} huge]] [[PowerGlows glowing]] [[FlamingSword flame sword]] on top of a holy purple winged ''Giganotosaurus''?



*** Obviously, 5th Cell forgot to input some object data, as in the sequel it ''isn't even hostile''. That, or they [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything figured that people would want one they can ride by default.]] Besides, the Hostile adjective fixes that.
** [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Doubling the "giant" adjective]] yields a [[UpToEleven ridiculously]] [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever oversized]] variant.

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*** Obviously, 5th Cell forgot to input some object data, as in the sequel it ''isn't even hostile''. That, or they [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight figured that people would want one they can ride by default.]] Besides, the Hostile adjective fixes that.
** [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Doubling the "giant" adjective]] yields a [[UpToEleven ridiculously]] [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever oversized]] variant.



* GuessTheVerb: Inverted. A lot of people spend time trying to guess something the game ''doesn't'' have.
** Sort of played straight in Super Scribblenauts which had a lot more guessing games and sometimes didn't accept reasonable answers.



* OnlytheChosenMayWield: Maxwell's notebook is bound to him, so he can't just hand it off to someone else or have it stolen.

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* OnlytheChosenMayWield: OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Maxwell's notebook is bound to him, so he can't just hand it off to someone else or have it stolen.



* {{Unobtanium}}: Easily obtained, in your choice of Adamantium or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Mythril]]. Both are pretty much indestructible.

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* {{Unobtanium}}: {{Unobtainium}}: Easily obtained, in your choice of Adamantium or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Mythril]]. Both are pretty much indestructible.



* WithThisHerring: Completely and utterly avoided. There's no such thing as "low-level equipment" when you've got ''everything'', after all.[[labelnote:*]]It is unlikely that you have the capability to [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail cut down a tree]] WithThisHerring, but then again, see [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything all the]] [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything above]]...[[spoiler:For the record, you can't.]][[/labelnote]] [[labelnote:*]]Unless, that is, you use a long, deadly fish in the sequel...[[/labelnote]]

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* WithThisHerring: Completely and utterly avoided. There's no such thing as "low-level equipment" when you've got ''everything'', after all.[[labelnote:*]]It is unlikely that you have the capability to [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail cut down a tree]] WithThisHerring, but then again, see [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight all the]] [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Shout-Outs]] [[DevelopersForesight above]]...[[spoiler:For the record, you can't.]][[/labelnote]] [[labelnote:*]]Unless, that is, you use a long, deadly fish in the sequel...[[/labelnote]]



* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: You're going to kill him with a ninja riding a dinosaur and wielding a rocket launcher? [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim Why don't ya just suck him into a black hole?]] (Answer: [[RuleOfFun because it's more fun that way]].)
* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman: The 'clone' will not become infected by a zombie.
* AWorldwidePunomenon: All of the locations in ''Unlimited'' are either writing puns or [[{{Tuckerization}} named after the developers.]] Examples include Capital City, Payper N. Penitentiary, the Exclamation Point (a mountain), etc.

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* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: WhyDontYouJustShootHim: You're going to kill him with a ninja riding a dinosaur and wielding a rocket launcher? [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why don't ya just suck him into a black hole?]] (Answer: [[RuleOfFun because it's more fun that way]].)
* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman: WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The 'clone' will not become infected by a zombie.
* AWorldwidePunomenon: WorldOfPun: All of the locations in ''Unlimited'' are either writing puns or [[{{Tuckerization}} named after the developers.]] Examples include Capital City, Payper N. Penitentiary, the Exclamation Point (a mountain), etc.


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* YouCantGetYeFlask: Inverted. A lot of people spend time trying to guess something the game ''doesn't'' have.
** Sort of played straight in Super Scribblenauts which had a lot more guessing games and sometimes didn't accept reasonable answers.
20th Jul '16 3:56:18 PM K-someone
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** [[YourMom]] Yo Mama (Summons a zombie)

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** [[YourMom]] [[YourMom Yo Mama Mama]] (Summons a zombie)
19th Jul '16 4:37:13 PM DragonRanger
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Prior to the game's September 2009 release, the game received some mild hype from various outlets from its extremely ambitious premise. Mild until E3, that is, when game journalists finally got to play it for themselves--and kicked off one of the most ''massive'' hype trains for any portable game ''ever.'' In an entirely unprecedented occurrence, not one but ''three'' major game reporting outlets declared the hand-held ''Scribblenauts'' to be the game of the show--even more remarkable considering that ''none'' of them had ever made such a claim about ''any'' portable game. In a relatively short amount of time, the game went from being known primarily to portable gamers and those who followed portable games to the entire game blogosphere, catapaulting it into the spotlight. Reviews of the full game were still generally positive, but not as enthusiastic as at E3; the controls for Maxwell's movement in particular were almost universally criticized.

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Prior to the game's September 2009 release, the game received some mild hype from various outlets from its extremely ambitious premise. Mild until E3, [[UsefulNotes/ElectronicEntertainmentExpo E3]], that is, when game journalists finally got to play it for themselves--and kicked off one of the most ''massive'' hype trains for any portable game ''ever.'' In an entirely unprecedented occurrence, not one but ''three'' major game reporting outlets declared the hand-held ''Scribblenauts'' to be the game of the show--even more remarkable considering that ''none'' of them had ever made such a claim about ''any'' portable game. In a relatively short amount of time, the game went from being known primarily to portable gamers and those who followed portable games to the entire game blogosphere, catapaulting it into the spotlight. Reviews of the full game were still generally positive, but not as enthusiastic as at E3; the controls for Maxwell's movement in particular were almost universally criticized.
17th Jul '16 7:00:10 AM anza_sb
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** Almost any name you see in the credits that has an associated character can be summoned. Unlimited shows you them in the credits and requires you to summon one for a starite shard.

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** Almost any name you see in the credits that has an associated character can be summoned. Unlimited ''Unlimited'' shows you them in the credits and requires you to summon one for a starite shard.Starite Shard (1/10 of a Starite).



* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: In ''Scribblenauts Unlimited'', one of the levels takes place on a pirate ship. One of the [=NPCs=], however, is just some guy on a laptop. Clicking him says you get a Shard (1/10 of a Starite) if you stop him from engaging in digital piracy. Doing the opposite (such as spawning a router or something similar) unfortunately doesn't do anything.



** Maxwell has infinite ammo too in the sequel.

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** Averted in the sequel, since Maxwell has infinite ammo too in the sequel.too.



* HistoricalHilarity: It is possible to summon UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln.

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* HistoricalHilarity: It is possible to summon several {{Historical Domain Character}}s like UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln.UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, even in ''Unlimited'', where it's explicitly stated that proper names are not in the dictionary.



** Averted In Scribblenauts Unlimited, where vague words like "woman" or "person" will choose any NPC that the word fits, often resulting in many different outfits for the same word.
*** Played straight if you use the "fertile" adjective on one of Maxwell's brothers and either walk past them or spawn another brother to get them pregnant.

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** Averted In Scribblenauts Unlimited, in ''Unlimited'', where vague words like "woman" or "person" will choose any NPC that the word fits, often resulting in many different outfits for the same word.
*** ** Played straight if you use the "fertile" adjective on one of Maxwell's brothers and either walk past them or spawn another brother to get them pregnant.



*** Mere object editing in Scribblenauts Unlimited.

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*** ** Mere object editing in Scribblenauts Unlimited.''Unlimited'' can create this.



*** In ''Scribblenauts Unlimited'', the Cap Gun is capable of killing and destroying anything, including priests, and ''black holes'', which are normally completely invincible. Though considering how the object editor reveals that it shoots "nothing," this could be a [[GoodBadBug glitch]].

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*** ** In ''Scribblenauts Unlimited'', the Cap Gun is capable of killing and destroying anything, including priests, and ''black holes'', which are normally completely invincible. Though considering how the object editor reveals that it shoots "nothing," this could be a [[GoodBadBug glitch]].



* InterfaceScrew: Summoning "Game" in ''Scribblenaut Unlimited'' then playing it will turn your screen into monochrome 8-bit. Play it again and the reverts to normal.

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* InterfaceScrew: Summoning "Game" in ''Scribblenaut ''Scribblenauts Unlimited'' then playing it will turn your screen into monochrome 8-bit. Play it again and the reverts to normal.



* MarketBasedTitle: The recently-revealed Japanese title for the first game is "Hirameki[[note]]Could mean "insight" or "flash"[[/note]] Puzzle: Maxwell's Peculiar Notebook."

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* MarketBasedTitle: The recently-revealed Japanese title for the first game is "Hirameki[[note]]Could mean "insight" or "flash"[[/note]] Puzzle: Maxwell's Peculiar Notebook."



** [[WeeblAndBob Badgers will dance when placed near mushrooms, and are afraid of snakes.]]

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** [[WeeblAndBob [[WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob Badgers will dance when placed near mushrooms, and are afraid of snakes.]]



** ORLY, YARLY, and NOWAI (synonymous with "owl")

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** [[ImageMacros ORLY, YARLY, and NOWAI NOWAI]] (synonymous with "owl")



** Yo Mama (Summons a zombie)

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** [[YourMom]] Yo Mama (Summons a zombie)



** Spawn a pirate next to a ninja [[CoolVersusAwesome and they instantly attack each other]].

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** Spawn a pirate next to a ninja [[CoolVersusAwesome [[PiratesVersusNinjas and they instantly attack each other]].



** On the steam version, spawn a portal, and after a while, a cake appears.

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** On the steam version, spawn a portal, VideoGame/{{portal}}, and after a while, a cake appears.



* MisterSeahorse: The adjective "Pregnant" makes the unit spawn a baby version of itself. It works with literally ''anything.''

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* MisterSeahorse: The adjective "Pregnant" makes the unit spawn a baby version of itself. It works with literally ''anything.''''anything''.



** The [[BigBoosHaunt Grave Manor]] level in ''Unlimited'' has ghosts, gargoyles, a Shoggoth in the basement, and more (especially when you complete the "Let's Do the Mash!" Shard quest).



** After the original *Scribblenauts*, any person that might represent a religious sect is indestructible to anything that doesn't wipe the screen or destroy absolutely anything. This includes priests, rabbi, imam, nuns, and atheists. Apparently 5th Cell thought that being able to kill these would be more controversial than averting InfantImmortality.

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** After the original *Scribblenauts*, ''Scribblenauts'', any person that might represent a religious sect is indestructible to anything that doesn't wipe the screen or destroy absolutely anything. This includes priests, rabbi, imam, nuns, and atheists. Apparently 5th Cell thought that being able to kill these would be more controversial than averting InfantImmortality.



*** You can even [[spoiler:kill your past self.]]

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*** ** You can even [[spoiler:kill your past self.]]



** This doesn't work on the Kraken, sadly.
** Or robosaur.
** Or longcat.
*** The adjective "Deadly" seems to turn anything into this in the sequel.
*** [[spoiler: Dead potion.]]

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** This Sadly, this doesn't work on the Kraken, sadly.
** Or robosaur.
** Or
robosaur or longcat.
*** ** The adjective "Deadly" seems to turn anything into this in the sequel.
*** ** [[spoiler: Dead potion.]]



* OxymoronicBeing: You can make things like a Giant Dwarf.

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* OxymoronicBeing: You can make things like a Giant Dwarf. In ''Unlimited'' you can also make a Dry Puddle, which upon summoning comes with the adjective "Paradoxical".



** Cops will attack anyone [[spoiler: wearing a [[DigitalPiracy pirate hat.]]]]

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** Cops will attack anyone [[spoiler: wearing a [[DigitalPiracy [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil pirate hat.]]]]



* RealityWritingBook

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* RealityWritingBookRealityWritingBook: Maxwell's notebook is a type 3.



** Subverted in ''Unmasked''; he still smiles a lot but also has different expressions for when he's attacking, being hurt, etc.

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** Subverted Averted in ''Unmasked''; he still smiles a lot but also has different expressions for when he's attacking, being hurt, etc.



* AncientAstronauts: The Egypt-themed level includes a group of visiting aliens who resemble the animal-headed Egyptian gods (plus one standard gray alien).

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* AncientAstronauts: The Egypt-themed level Tomb of Onomatopoeia includes a group of visiting aliens who resemble the animal-headed Egyptian gods (plus one standard gray alien).



* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: In the Listy Colon (a pirate ship), one of the [=NPCs=] is just some guy on a laptop. Clicking him says you get a Shard if you stop him from engaging in digital piracy. Doing the opposite (such as spawning a router or something similar) unfortunately doesn't do anything.



* EvilChancellor: One of the desert-themed levels includes an evil vizier who eventually [[ScaledUp turns into a giant snake]].

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* EvilChancellor: One of the desert-themed levels includes In Abjad Dunes there is an evil vizier who eventually [[ScaledUp turns into a giant snake]].



* TheGreys: The standard unmodified alien.



* StealthPun: One miniquest involves retrieving a treasure chest that triggers a trap when opened. There's nothing inside it except a [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blue-footed_Booby_%28Sula_nebouxii%29_-one_leg_raised.jpg booby]].

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* StealthPun: One miniquest involves retrieving a treasure chest that triggers a trap when opened. There's nothing inside it except a [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blue-footed_Booby_%28Sula_nebouxii%29_-one_leg_raised.jpg booby]].[[note]]It's a ''BoobyTrap''.[[/note]]
13th Jul '16 3:15:01 PM Eagal
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Has 2000 characters from the DC Universe, some of which being obscure characters that only appeared a handful of times. Specific examples are the 100+ ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' mythos characters, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat Family]], the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, as well as their respective [[RoguesGallery Rogues Galleries]]. In fact, there's achievements for summoning alternate copies of the Justice League and 150 Green Lanterns.



* {{Superhero}}es: Duh.

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* {{Superhero}}es: Duh.The game is based on DC comics and features tons of superheroes and supervillains from that company, per LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, 2000 of them!



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Has 2000 characters from the DC Universe, some of which being obscure characters that only appeared a handful of times. Specific examples are the 100+ ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' mythos characters, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat Family]], the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, as well as their respective [[RoguesGallery Rogues Galleries]]. In fact, there's achievements for summoning alternate copies of the Justice League and 150 Green Lanterns.
13th Jul '16 2:58:23 PM Eagal
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No, really.

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No, really.
Ok, not really. But there are a mind-boggling number of things you can use. Nearly ''23,000''.



[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything What part of ''everything'' don't you understand?]]
12th Jul '16 8:12:42 AM anza_sb
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* AlliterativeName: Many, e.g. Capital City, Payper Plains, and appropriately enough, Alliteration Abyss.

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* AlliterativeName: Many, e.g. Capital City, Payper Plains, Pilcrow Peaks, and appropriately enough, Alliteration Abyss.
12th Jul '16 7:50:48 AM anza_sb
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* DecadeDissonance: Dot the Island, a small village on a TurtleIsland, and Capital City, a huge metropolis, are next to each other (only separated by a small sea) and you can enter and exit from one another.



* HubCity: Capital City, the largest (if not the only) city.

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* HubCity: Capital City, the largest (if not city in the only) city.game.



* PatchworkMap: There is a desert right next to an iceberg.

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* PatchworkMap: There is a WildWest desert right next to an iceberg.



* ShiftingSandLand: Abjad Dunes. The Dusty Brush Canyon is also one, albeit of the "canyon" variety.

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* RuinsForRuinsSake: The Ruins of Ellipsis.
* ShiftingSandLand: Abjad Dunes. The Dusty Brush Canyon is also one, albeit of the "canyon" variety.



* SlippySlideyIceWorld: ''Three'' of them: Abian Sea Front, Pilcrow Peaks and Exclamation Point, the latter which doubles as a DeathMountain.

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* SlippySlideyIceWorld: ''Three'' Three of them: Abian Sea Front, Pilcrow Peaks and Exclamation Point, the latter which doubles as a {{downplayed}} DeathMountain.



* ThemeNaming: All the stages in ''Unlimited'', besides Edwin's Farm, are named after various writing terms and punctuation marks (Hyphen Heights, St. Asterisk, Ruins of Ellipsis, Tilde Reef, Palindromeda...)

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* ThemeNaming: All the stages in ''Unlimited'', besides Edwin's Farm, are named after various writing terms and punctuation marks (Hyphen Heights, St. Asterisk, Ruins of Ellipsis, Tilde Reef, Palindromeda...Vowelcano, Syntax Station...)



* UnderTheSea: Also three: Capital City Runoff, Tilde Reef and Alliteration Abyss.

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* UnderTheSea: Also three: There are four of them: Capital City Runoff, Tilde Reef and Reef, Alliteration Abyss.Abyss and Lost Kingdom of Parentheses (which doubles as an {{Underwater Ruin|s}}.


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* TheWildWest: The Dusty Brush Canyon.
12th Jul '16 7:15:31 AM anza_sb
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* AlliterativeName: Many, e.g. Capital City, Payper Plains, and appropriately enough, Alliteration Abyss.



* BubblyClouds: The Storybook Keep.
* BuildLikeAnEgyptian: Tomb of Onomatopoeia.
* DecadeDissonance: Dot the Island, a small village on a TurtleIsland, and Capital City, a huge metropolis, are next to each other (only separated by a small sea) and you can enter and exit from one another.



* HubCity: Capital City, the largest (if not the only) city.



* JungleJapes: Anaphora Falls and the Ruins of Ellipsis.

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* JungleJapes: Anaphora Falls and the Ruins of Ellipsis. The latter has an underground TempleOfDoom.



* TheLostWoods: The Metaforest.



* PatchworkMap: There's a desert right next to an iceberg.

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* PatchworkMap: There's There is a desert right next to an iceberg.



* ShiftingSandLand: Abjad Dunes. The Dusty Brush Canyon is also one, albeit of the "canyon" variety.



* SlippySlideyIceWorld: ''Three'' of them: Abian Sea Front, Pilcrow Peaks and Exclamation Point, the latter which doubles as a DeathMountain.



* SpaceStation: Syntax Station.



* ThemeNaming: All the stages in ''Unlimited'', besides Edwin's Farm, are named after various writing terms, mostly punctuation marks.

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* ThemeNaming: All the stages in ''Unlimited'', besides Edwin's Farm, are named after various writing terms, mostly terms and punctuation marks.marks (Hyphen Heights, St. Asterisk, Ruins of Ellipsis, Tilde Reef, Palindromeda...)
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: The Starite quest in Abjad Dunes requires you to train and fortify a small desert village to protect against invading DesertBandits.



* UnderTheSea: Also three: Capital City Runoff, Tilde Reef and Alliteration Abyss.



* VideoGameSettings: Averted at the beginning when the only locations accessable are buildings within the city. You later, however, gain acess to [[TheLostWoods a forest]], [[JungleJapes jungle]], [[ShiftingSandLand desert]], [[SlippySlideyIceWorld tundra]], [[LethalLavaLand volcano]], and several other more "traditional" video game environments.

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* VideoGameSettings: Averted at the beginning when the only locations accessable are buildings within the city. You later, however, gain acess access to [[TheLostWoods a forest]], [[JungleJapes jungle]], [[ShiftingSandLand desert]], [[SlippySlideyIceWorld tundra]], [[LethalLavaLand volcano]], and several other more "traditional" video game environments.
21st May '16 10:06:36 AM Someoneman
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* DinosaursAreDragons: Summoning a ''Mosasaurus'', ''Tylosaurus'' or ''Platecarpus'' produces a decided un-mosasaur-like sea serpent.



* [[spoiler:LiteralMinded]]: Puzzle level 10-11. Hint: "Write the answer". Answer? "[[spoiler:Answer]]"

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* [[spoiler:LiteralMinded]]: LiteralMinded: Puzzle level 10-11. Hint: "Write the answer". Answer? "[[spoiler:Answer]]"



* [[DinosaursAreDragons Mosasaurs Are Sea Dragons]]: Summoning a ''Mosasaurus'', ''Tylosaurus'' or ''Platecarpus'' produces a decided un-mosasaur-like sea serpent.



** [[ExcusePlot There's a plot?]]



* [[ImmuneToBullets Weapons Are Useless]]: "[[spoiler:Godmother]]" turns any weapon summoned into a rose. Including bullets from guns, and you can't erase those roses. This can cause [[GameBreakingBug problems]] when you fire unerasable bullets from guns, especially the auto-fire Chaingun, at her. As a result of this glitch, she was {{Nerf}}ed in the sequel to lose this ability.
** Apparently, gaining control of adjectives gives you immunity to them, meaning paint, Medusa head, and Shrink Ray won't work on you anymore.



* [[spoiler: FissionMailed]]: In the sequel's last level. [[spoiler: It says "Try again: The starite was destroyed." with the only button saying "No way".]]

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* [[spoiler: FissionMailed]]: FissionMailed: In the sequel's last level. [[spoiler: It says "Try again: The starite was destroyed." with the only button saying "No way".]]
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