History VideoGame / Shadowgrounds

14th Apr '17 12:42:27 PM Gosicrystal
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''Shadowgrounds'' is [[TopDownView Top-Down]] ShootEmUp developed by Frozenbyte software (creators of VideoGame/{{Trine}}) and originally released in November of 2005 in Finland and Germany, making it's way to the rest of Europe and North America in the ensuing months. It became available on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in May of 2006.

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''Shadowgrounds'' is [[TopDownView Top-Down]] ShootEmUp developed by Frozenbyte software (creators of VideoGame/{{Trine}}) and originally released in November of 2005 in Finland and Germany, making it's its way to the rest of Europe and North America in the ensuing months. It became available on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in May of 2006.




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* AlienInvasion

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* EverybodysDeadDave

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* GameLevel

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* ItsUpToYou

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* KleptomaniacHero
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* LoadingScreen

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* LostForever: If you miss one of the more powerful weapons (either by choice or accident), you don't get a future chance to grab it.



* Variations of {{Overheating}} can be removed for two weapons.



* TheParalyzer: The Pulse Rifle's SecondaryFire acts like a StaticStunGun.
** In ''Survivor'' Luke's pistol uses this, while his pulse rifle gains a much more useful underbarrel GrenadeLauncher. Isabel can throw stun grenades, which are much more useful.

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* TheParalyzer: {{Overheating}}: Can be removed for two weapons.
* TheParalyzer:
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The Pulse Rifle's SecondaryFire acts like a StaticStunGun.
** In ''Survivor'' Luke's pistol uses this, while his pulse rifle gains a much more useful underbarrel GrenadeLauncher. GrenadeLauncher.
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Isabel can throw stun grenades, which are much grenades.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: If you miss one of the
more useful.powerful weapons (either by choice or accident), you don't get a future chance to grab it.



* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: Rampant.
* TakeYourTime

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* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: The aliens were trying to ''save'' us from their antimatter ''gift.'' They only resorted to deploying bio-engineered troops when we ignored their warnings. [[HumansAreWarriors When that failed too,]] their only remaining option was to beg us not to activate the anti-matter bomb. It worked. [[AliensAreBastards Still, nice job killing almost an entire colony, aliens.]]]]

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* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The aliens were trying to ''save'' us from their antimatter ''gift.'' They only resorted to deploying bio-engineered troops when we ignored their warnings. [[HumansAreWarriors When that failed too,]] their only remaining option was to beg us not to activate the anti-matter bomb. It worked. [[AliensAreBastards Still, nice job killing almost an entire colony, aliens.]]]]



* XMeetsY: Check out the page image. It's really more like ''VideoGame/AlienBreed'' meets[[{{Metaphorgotten}} ... well,]] [[FollowTheLeader it's a lot like]] ''Alien Breed''.
21st Jan '16 5:12:03 PM nombretomado
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''Shadowgrounds'' is [[TopDownView Top-Down]] ShootEmUp developed by Frozenbyte software (creators of VideoGame/{{Trine}}) and originally released in November of 2005 in Finland and Germany, making it's way to the rest of Europe and North America in the ensuing months. It became available on {{Steam}} in May of 2006.

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''Shadowgrounds'' is [[TopDownView Top-Down]] ShootEmUp developed by Frozenbyte software (creators of VideoGame/{{Trine}}) and originally released in November of 2005 in Finland and Germany, making it's way to the rest of Europe and North America in the ensuing months. It became available on {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in May of 2006.
22nd Oct '15 12:47:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* MultiMookMelee: Though not on the scale of, say, AlienShooter. These often take the place of [[BossFight Boss Fights]] in ''Survivor.''

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* MultiMookMelee: Though not on the scale of, say, AlienShooter.VideoGame/AlienShooter. These often take the place of [[BossFight Boss Fights]] in ''Survivor.''
12th Jun '15 3:50:21 AM SuperLlama
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: The aliens are basically atoning for their mistake of giving antimatter research to other alien races, and only attacked Ganymede when communications broke down.]]
11th Jun '15 12:01:05 AM SuperLlama
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** There's also some really odd things that don't draw aggro from enemies, such as shining your flashlight in the room. Hell, you should be standing inches from an enemy, flashlight pointed right at them, and they won't notice you as long as their back is turned. They apparently can't see through windows, either.
9th Apr '15 4:38:47 PM TinMan
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* ArtificialStupidity: If Brutes lose sight of the player for more than a few seconds, they'll fall back into their normal patrol route. It's a very handy way to eliminate them one at a time with Railgun shots to the back, then retreating when the other Brutes come looking for revenge.


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* OneManArmy: Tyler develops into this over the course of the game. It even gets lampshaded towards the end.
9th Apr '15 4:33:41 PM TinMan
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* BenevolentPrecursors: Played with. On one hand [[spoiler: the aliens spread the knowledge of anti-matter throughout the universe to help other races.]] However, this was before [[spoiler: their research into anti-matter destroyed their homeworld and the majority of the alien race.]] To prevent this from happening again [[spoiler: the aliens are willing to wage war on lower races before they can destroy entire systems in their use of anti-matter.]]
5th Jun '14 4:30:34 PM EinherjarLeo
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* SniperRifle: The [[MagneticWeapons Railgun]] functions as one, with the added benefit of [[penetrating multiple targets.]] It can be upgraded to have [[PinballProjectile rebounding shots.]]

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* SniperRifle: The [[MagneticWeapons Railgun]] functions as one, with the added benefit of [[penetrating penetrating multiple targets.]] targets. It can be upgraded to have [[PinballProjectile rebounding shots.]]



* WeaponOfChoice: ''Survivor's'' characters have a much more limited arsenal then Tyler, but each set is suited to that character's appearance and battles. Luke is a marine, therefore he primarily uses the pulse rifle. Bruno's apparently just an exterminator ([[BigCreepyCrawlies regardless of the size of the bugs in question]]) but wears fuel canisters around his belt and his nickname is "Napalm", so: [[FireBreathingWeapon Flamethrower.]] Isabel primarily uses the Railgun.

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* WeaponOfChoice: ''Survivor's'' characters have a much more limited arsenal then Tyler, than Tyler's, but each set is suited to that character's appearance and battles. Luke is a marine, therefore he primarily uses the pulse rifle. Bruno's apparently just an exterminator ([[BigCreepyCrawlies regardless of the size of the bugs in question]]) but wears fuel canisters around his belt and his nickname is "Napalm", so: [[FireBreathingWeapon Flamethrower.]] Isabel primarily uses the Railgun.



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5th Jun '14 4:27:12 PM EinherjarLeo
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* DifficultButAwesome: Tyler's Paralyzing Tazer from the Plasma Rifle upgrade. It has a very small range and reach but will paralyze all but bosses, even '''Shielded Brutes''', excelling in taking care of enemies which generally comes in small numbers. With good aim one can take care of the toughest enemies only with the taser and a pistol.

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* DifficultButAwesome: In the first game, Tyler's Paralyzing Tazer taser from the Plasma Rifle upgrade. It has a very small range and reach but will paralyze all but bosses, even '''Shielded Brutes''', excelling in taking care of enemies which generally comes in small numbers. With good aim one can take care of the toughest enemies only with the taser and a pistol.
5th Jun '14 4:26:07 PM EinherjarLeo
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* ComputerVirus: A virus was uploaded to the ISERcom systems, and gets purged by rebooting the mainframe.

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* ComputerVirus: A virus was uploaded to the ISERcom [=ISERcom=] systems, and gets purged by rebooting the mainframe.
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