History VideoGame / SpaceAce

5th Oct '17 10:33:46 PM bjex
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** Ironically, this makes the game easier, as the same sections are considerably harder when played with Ace than with Dexter.

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** Ironically, this actually makes the game easier, as the same sections are considerably harder levels become quite a bit longer (and thus more difficult) when played with Ace than with Dexter.
12th Sep '17 2:07:46 PM CorahsUncle
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* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Ace is your ISO-standard space hero, complete with ray guy.

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* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Ace is your ISO-standard space hero, complete with ray guy.gun.



* TheChick: Kimberly. To be fair, she actually does some fairly impressive things over the course of the ten minute game.

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* TheChick: Kimberly. To be fair, she actually does some fairly impressive things over the course of the ten minute ten-minute game.



* DoNotCallMePaul: Almost every time Kimberly says "Dexter", he interjects "Call me Ace!"

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* DoNotCallMePaul: Almost every time Kimberly says "Dexter", he interjects interjects, "Call me Ace!"



* EverythingTryingToKillYou: As befits the SpiritualSuccessor to VideoGame/DragonsLair.

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: As befits the SpiritualSuccessor to VideoGame/DragonsLair.''VideoGame/DragonsLair''.



* FieryRedhead: Kimmy can not say anything to Dexter/Ace without being full of sass.

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* FieryRedhead: Kimmy can not cannot say anything to Dexter/Ace without being full of sass.



* GaleForceSound: Kimberly does this ''[[UpToEleven over videophone]]''

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* GaleForceSound: Kimberly does this ''[[UpToEleven over videophone]]''videophone]]''.



** Played straight in the poorly-received SNES port, where Borf only taunts you once you lose your last life.

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** Played straight in the poorly-received poorly received SNES port, where Borf only taunts you once you lose your last life.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: How Borf is defeated ([[spoiler: with his own Infanto Ray]]).
* {{Hunk}}: Ace. Compare his buff, macho and deep voiced adult self to his scrawnier and nerdy teenage self as Dexter.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: How Borf is defeated ([[spoiler: with ([[spoiler:with his own Infanto Ray]]).
* {{Hunk}}: Ace. Compare his buff, macho and deep voiced deep-voiced adult self to his scrawnier and nerdy teenage self as Dexter.



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Borf is hit with his own Infanto Ray.]]
* LiterallyShatteredLives: One death during the hand-to hand combat scene near the end of the game has Borf kick Ace so hard in the face that it shatters.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: This happens in the game's "miss" sequences, although it's usually with Ace / Dexter getting shot (as mentioned in "Deadpan Snarker").

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Borf [[spoiler:Borf is hit with his own Infanto Ray.]]
* LiterallyShatteredLives: One death during the hand-to hand hand-to-hand combat scene near the end of the game has Borf kick Ace so hard in the face that it shatters.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: This happens in the game's "miss" sequences, although it's usually with Ace / Dexter Ace/Dexter getting shot (as mentioned in "Deadpan Snarker").



* MsFanservice: Kimberly is a hot buxom redhead in a Star Trek-esque miniskirt with lots of sass.

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* MsFanservice: Kimberly is a hot buxom redhead in a Star Trek-esque ''Star Trek''-esque miniskirt with lots of sass.



* SelfImposedChallenge: Playing the ''entire'' game without energizing (until it forces you to.)

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* SelfImposedChallenge: Playing the ''entire'' game without energizing (until it forces you to.)to).



* SequelDifficultySpike: Though not technically a sequel, this game is LEAGUES above Dragon's Lair in difficulty. That game did have occasional moments that didn't allow you enough time to react to the situation before something kills you, but this entire game plays that way. Unless you know what's coming ahead, there is no way to get through 90% of the game's obstacles without dying. Doubles as NintendoHard, triples as FakeDifficulty in that there's no way a normal human could respond in time to almost all the game's obstacles without prior memorization, quadruples as HarderThanHard (though the game naturally plays this way even on the easiest mode, so it's not a difficulty option but the game's inherent difficulty), and quintuples as TrialAndErrorGameplay. If you don't have the solutions to the obstacles memorized, you will never get through the game.

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* SequelDifficultySpike: Though not technically a sequel, this game is LEAGUES above Dragon's Lair ''Dragon's Lair'' in difficulty. That game did have occasional moments that didn't allow you enough time to react to the situation before something kills you, but this entire game plays that way. Unless you know what's coming ahead, there is no way to get through 90% of the game's obstacles without dying. Doubles as NintendoHard, triples as FakeDifficulty in that there's no way a normal human could respond in time to almost all the game's obstacles without prior memorization, quadruples as HarderThanHard (though the game naturally plays this way even on the easiest mode, so it's not a difficulty option but the game's inherent difficulty), and quintuples as TrialAndErrorGameplay. If you don't have the solutions to the obstacles memorized, you will never get through the game.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''.
* SuperRugPull: In the cartoon, in one part of the episode "Wanted Dexter," Dexter is locked in the prison and notices [[EvilTwin Baby Face Nerks]] with Kimmy, and tries to get the sheriff's attention with no success. So, Dexter throws the mug at the blaster, causing it to fall to the floor. Then Dexter grabs the rug and says, "Come on blaster. Come to Dexter." And then he proceeds to pull the rug so hard that it creates a shockwave that sends the sheriff flying and Dexter gets the blaster, and after energizing, escapes the prison.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''.
''Dragon's Lair''.
* SuperRugPull: In the cartoon, in one part of the episode "Wanted Dexter," Dexter", Dexter is locked in the prison and notices [[EvilTwin Baby Face Nerks]] with Kimmy, and tries to get the sheriff's attention with no success. So, Dexter throws the mug at the blaster, causing it to fall to the floor. Then Dexter grabs the rug and says, "Come on on, blaster. Come to Dexter." And then he proceeds to pull the rug so hard that it creates a shockwave that sends the sheriff flying and Dexter gets the blaster, and after energizing, escapes the prison.



* {{Tsundere}}: A mild version as Kimberly gives Ace a lot of sass during their time together.
* {{Underlighting}}: It used underlighting extensively for laser shots, glowing instrument panels, molten lava, the lightning effects streaming off the quarterstaves in the final scene, the glint on the surface of the mirror, et cetera.

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* {{Tsundere}}: A mild version version, as Kimberly gives Ace a lot of sass during their time together.
* {{Underlighting}}: It The game used underlighting extensively for laser shots, glowing instrument panels, molten lava, the lightning effects streaming off the quarterstaves in the final scene, the glint on the surface of the mirror, et cetera.
12th Sep '17 2:00:51 PM Exxolon
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-->Intro narration[note]]not including dialogue[[/note]]

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-->Intro narration[note]]not narration[[note]]not including dialogue[[/note]]
12th Sep '17 2:00:17 PM Exxolon
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->''"Space Ace! Defender of justice, truth and the planet Earth! Ace is being attacked by the evil Commander Borf! Struggle with Dexter to regain his manhood! Destroy the Infanto-Ray! Defeat the evil Borf! Be valiant space warrior, the fate of Earth is in your hands!"''
-->Intro narration[note]]not including dialogue[[/note]]
25th Aug '17 3:48:24 PM WillKeaton
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It was originally released on laserdisc on April 15, 1984, and has since been ported to the [[http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314133588&mt=8 iPhone]], the PSN, and [[http://android-apps.com/games/arcade_action/space-ace/ Android]]. A comic mini-series based on the game incorporated elements from the original game and its ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade'' segment (mainly Ace's changes to Dexter and back happening at random as opposed to the use of his wrist device). It was also released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on August 27, 2013.

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It was originally released on laserdisc on April 15, 1984, and has since been ported to the [[http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314133588&mt=8 iPhone]], iPhone,]] the PSN, and [[http://android-apps.com/games/arcade_action/space-ace/ Android]]. Android.]] A comic mini-series based on the game incorporated elements from the original game and its ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade'' segment (mainly Ace's changes to Dexter and back happening at random as opposed to the use of his wrist device). It was also released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on August 27, 2013.
15th Aug '17 8:20:25 AM WaterBlap
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Before the game itself, Ace is zapped with said ray, which transforms him into his previous geeky teenage self. The rub is that, due to some apparent malfunction or his own body chemistry, the effects turned out somewhat wonky, and he switches between his adult, musclebound self and his younger self at the least opportune times. The game itself took care of this by utilizing one button that served as the weapons button and the "energize button", and when Ace's wrist weapon flashed you had the option of transforming into Ace or simply remaining as Dexter to carry out the mission... and thankfully, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Bluth animated two separate scenes for each of these instances]] seeing as how Ace could dispatch enemies quickly and Dexter had to use his smarts to get past them.

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Before the game itself, Ace is zapped with said ray, which transforms him into his previous geeky teenage self. The rub is that, due to some apparent malfunction or his own body chemistry, the effects turned out somewhat wonky, and he switches between his adult, musclebound self and his younger self at the least opportune times. The game itself took care of this by utilizing one button that served as the weapons button and the "energize button", and when Ace's wrist weapon flashed you had the option of transforming into Ace or simply remaining as Dexter to carry out the mission... and thankfully, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight Bluth animated two separate scenes for each of these instances]] seeing as how Ace could dispatch enemies quickly and Dexter had to use his smarts to get past them.
22nd May '17 1:15:28 AM Warmachine3974
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* {{Hunk}}: Ace. Compare his buff, macho and deep voiced adult self to his scrawnier and nerdy teenage self as Dexter.
14th Apr '17 11:21:52 AM DracMonster
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* DoNotCallMePaul: Almost every time Kimberley says "Dexter", he interjects "Call me Ace!"

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* DoNotCallMePaul: Almost every time Kimberley Kimberly says "Dexter", he interjects "Call me Ace!"


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* SpaceClothes: Ace and Kimberly, in accordance with their Walking Cliché Union requirements.
14th Apr '17 11:05:15 AM DracMonster
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* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Ace, of course. In his adult form, anyway.

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* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Ace, of course. In his adult form, anyway.Ace is your ISO-standard space hero, complete with ray guy.
14th Apr '17 11:04:29 AM DracMonster
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* DoNotCallMePaul: Almost every time Kimberley says "Dexter", he interjects "Call me Ace!"
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