History VideoGame / TargetTerror

9th Jul '17 11:03:19 PM Gillan1220
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* BareYourMidriff:
**Some of the female terrorists.
**Two civilian hostages: A brunette woman in a red/maroon crop top and dark blue jeans and a pig-tails woman in a cropped blouse and tan skirt.



* DarkActionGirl: Female terrorists are frequently encountered.



* DumbBlonde: One of the civilian hostages is a blonde woman in a white tank and blue jeans, who literally pops-up in the middle of a firefight and takes almost forever to take cover.
* {{Eagleland}}: Considering this came out in 2004, three years after 9/11, it meant to portray American patriotism in dealing with terrorists, foreign or domestic.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Portraits of George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden are seen in the title screen, but neither make an appearance in game, or are even mentioned. At the end of the game you're congratulated by the President (who looks nothing like Bush).

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Portraits of [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush George W. Bush Bush]] and [[UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden Osama Bin Laden Laden]] are seen in the title screen, but neither make an appearance in game, or are even mentioned. At the end of the game you're congratulated by the President (who looks nothing like Bush).


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* PoliceAreUseless: Policemen are present as "hostage" allies in the game. They occasionally hit the terrorist while not suffering damage from enemies themselves. However, hitting them will result in a violation which reduced your lofe.
14th Jan '17 2:16:21 PM Xtifr
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''Target: Terror'' is a 2004 video game, a LightGunGame developed by Raw Thrills, the independent arcade game devhouse founded by the legendary EugeneJarvis. The game is a throwback to early FMV shooters during the early 2000s such as ''Maximum Force'' or ''Area51'', you are fighting terrorists and defending locations. Instead of three areas as in ''Maximum Force'', this game has nine levels, split into three locations; the Denver Airport, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Los Alamos research facility. A tenth level is unlocked after completing the first nine; the goal there is to prevent a hijacked airliner from crashing into the White House. Because of the terrorists' ridiculous accuracy, ''Target Terror'' has gained infamy for being one of the [[NintendoHard hardest]] light gun games ever made.

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''Target: Terror'' is a 2004 video game, a LightGunGame developed by Raw Thrills, the independent arcade game devhouse founded by the legendary EugeneJarvis.Creator/EugeneJarvis. The game is a throwback to early FMV shooters during the early 2000s such as ''Maximum Force'' or ''Area51'', you are fighting terrorists and defending locations. Instead of three areas as in ''Maximum Force'', this game has nine levels, split into three locations; the Denver Airport, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Los Alamos research facility. A tenth level is unlocked after completing the first nine; the goal there is to prevent a hijacked airliner from crashing into the White House. Because of the terrorists' ridiculous accuracy, ''Target Terror'' has gained infamy for being one of the [[NintendoHard hardest]] light gun games ever made.
30th Sep '16 10:51:04 AM normal19
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* DenserAndWackier: Some of the minigames in the Gold update. One has terrorists throwing explosive turkeys toward the player that must be shot down quickly. If it explodes in the player's face, the terrorist pops out and laughs at the player. The player can then shoot at them in revenge, causing them to fall back, pop back up and shake his fist in anger before leaving. (The player can do this even before the turkey leaves the terrorist's hands if they're quick enough.)


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* ShoutOut: One minigame is directly lifted from ''VideoGame/MissileCommand''.
30th Sep '16 10:43:45 AM normal19
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Portraits of George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden are seen in the title screen, but neither make an appearance in game, or are even mentioned.
* OneRiotOneRanger: Averted. You're not the only homeland security agent in the battlezone - some of the [[HostageSpiritLink bystanders]] are army reserve guys with rifles. You are, however, the only one who has a chance at stopping the terrorists.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Portraits of George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden are seen in the title screen, but neither make an appearance in game, or are even mentioned.
mentioned. At the end of the game you're congratulated by the President (who looks nothing like Bush).
* OneRiotOneRanger: Averted. You're not the only homeland security agent in the battlezone - some of the [[HostageSpiritLink bystanders]] are army reserve guys with rifles. They even occasionally hit enemies! You are, however, the only one who has a chance at stopping the terrorists.
27th Apr '16 9:10:26 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* TheWarOnTerror: Blatantly marketed as a post-September 11 reaction to terrorism.



* {{Vaporware}}: A sequel was teased by Creator/EugeneJarvis when the {{Wii}} port was released in 2008, but nothing else has been heard of it. Can't blame Jarvis, as Raw Thrills has kept busy with various other games in the following three years. Chalk it up to lack of resources.

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* {{Vaporware}}: A sequel was teased by Creator/EugeneJarvis when the {{Wii}} port was released in 2008, but nothing else has been heard of it. Can't blame Jarvis, TheWarOnTerror: Blatantly marketed as Raw Thrills has kept busy with various other games in the following three years. Chalk it up a post-September 11 reaction to lack of resources.terrorism.
20th Jul '15 6:08:39 PM Retro7
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''Target: Terror'' is a 2004 video game, a LightGunGame developed by Raw Thrills, the independent arcade game devhouse founded by the legendary EugeneJarvis. In the same vein as ''Maximum Force'' or ''Area51'', you are fighting terrorists and defending locations. Instead of three areas as in ''Maximum Force'', this game has nine levels, split into three locations; the Denver Airport, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Los Alamos research facility. A tenth level is unlocked after completing the first nine; the goal there is to prevent a hijacked airliner from crashing into the White House. Because of the terrorists' ridiculous accuracy, ''Target Terror'' has gained infamy for being one of the [[NintendoHard hardest]] light gun games ever made.

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''Target: Terror'' is a 2004 video game, a LightGunGame developed by Raw Thrills, the independent arcade game devhouse founded by the legendary EugeneJarvis. In The game is a throwback to early FMV shooters during the same vein early 2000s such as ''Maximum Force'' or ''Area51'', you are fighting terrorists and defending locations. Instead of three areas as in ''Maximum Force'', this game has nine levels, split into three locations; the Denver Airport, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Los Alamos research facility. A tenth level is unlocked after completing the first nine; the goal there is to prevent a hijacked airliner from crashing into the White House. Because of the terrorists' ridiculous accuracy, ''Target Terror'' has gained infamy for being one of the [[NintendoHard hardest]] light gun games ever made.






* StylisticSuck: The game obviously isn't taking itself seriously with it's choice of FMV style and the way the terrorists attack you. In fact it's these sort of games taken UpToEleven.



* TwoDecadesBehind: The days of putting FMV people in light gun games was long over by 2004, making the core gameplay outdated upon release.

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* TwoDecadesBehind: The days of putting FMV people in light gun games was long over by 2004, making the core gameplay outdated upon release. Then again that was the point of the game, it's a love letter to those games that came before.
30th Jul '14 8:06:00 PM Kellor
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* TwoDecadesBehind: The days of putting FMV people in light gun games was long over by 2004, making the core gameplay outdated upon release.
30th Jul '14 7:16:56 PM AriRockefeller
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** LiterallyShatteredLives: Shoot the deep-frozen husk that remains and it shatters.
30th Jul '14 7:15:13 PM AriRockefeller
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* StockScream: The Howard Dean Scream appears frequently.
20th Jul '14 8:54:47 PM TARINunit9
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* PointOfNoContinues: At the last section on the hijacking mission, the game will say "there are no continues beyond this point" and give you a time limit to get back up to full health. If you lose all your lives or [[spoiler:fail to stop the final terrorist]], you will get the BadEnding and have to do the entire hijacking mission all over again.

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* OneRiotOneRanger: Averted. You're not the only homeland security agent in the battlezone - some of the [[HostageSpiritLink bystanders]] are army reserve guys with rifles. You are, however, the only one who has a chance at stopping the terrorists.
* PointOfNoContinues: At the last section on the hijacking mission, the game will say "there are no continues beyond this point" and give you a time limit chance to get back up to insert some more quarters for full health. If you lose all your lives or [[spoiler:fail to stop the final terrorist]], you will get the BadEnding and have to do the entire hijacking mission all over again.



* TheWarOnTerror: Blatantly marketed as a post September 11 reaction to terrorism.

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* TheWarOnTerror: Blatantly marketed as a post September post-September 11 reaction to terrorism.
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