History VideoGame / TinStar

20th Aug '17 11:05:39 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: TheWildWest with Robots.
23rd Oct '16 8:46:06 PM Angeldeb82
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A RailShooter by Software Creations for the {{SNES}} in 1994. You play [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cowboy Robot]] Sheriff [[CharacterTitle Tin Star]] as he sets out to bring justice to the Ol' West town of East Driftwood. Mere moments after arriving in town he runs afoul of the Bad Oil Gang and their leader Black Bart, and is tasked with bringing them down within the space of a week. Pretty much a typical western tale, but with robots.

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A RailShooter by Software Creations for the {{SNES}} UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem in 1994. You play [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cowboy Robot]] Sheriff [[CharacterTitle Tin Star]] as he sets out to bring justice to the Ol' West town of East Driftwood. Mere moments after arriving in town he runs afoul of the Bad Oil Gang and their leader Black Bart, and is tasked with bringing them down within the space of a week. Pretty much a typical western tale, but with robots.



* {{Creepy Crossdresser}}s: The Blousey Bros, a gang of multiple bandits who all dress up in drag.



* IncrediblyLamePun: Says Mo when Tin Star accidentally flattens Tiny Johnson's prize pelargonium, "I reckon this was a setup. That geranium was a plant."
* InfantImmortality: Played with. Tin Star cannot bear to shoot "The Kid" Johnson as he is not allowed to shoot women and kids. [[spoiler:Though Black Bart claims Kid is dead, he turns out to be fine, hidden in Tin Star's hat.]] It's also a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation, as there are other baby {{Mook}}s in many other stages, yet there's no moral dilemma about shooting them.
* [[InstantWinCondition Instant Lose Condition]]: In all "protect the building" levels. If you see a barrel or TNT-carrying guy in the distance, SHOOT IT, as he'll go on top of the building, blow it up, and cause you to lose a life!

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* IncrediblyLamePun: Says Mo when Tin Star accidentally flattens Tiny Johnson's prize pelargonium, "I reckon this was a setup. That geranium was a plant."
* InfantImmortality: Played with. Tin Star cannot bear to shoot "The Kid" Johnson as he is not allowed to shoot women and kids. [[spoiler:Though Black Bart claims Kid is dead, he turns out to be fine, hidden in Tin Star's hat.]] It's also a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation, as there are other baby {{Mook}}s {{Mooks}} in many other stages, yet there's no moral dilemma about shooting them.
* [[InstantWinCondition Instant Lose Instant-Lose Condition]]: In all "protect the building" levels. If you see a barrel or TNT-carrying guy in the distance, SHOOT IT, as he'll go on top of the building, blow it up, and cause you to lose a life!



* JustForPun: Says Mo when Tin Star accidentally flattens Tiny Johnson's prize pelargonium, "I reckon this was a setup. That geranium was a plant."



* {{Misblamed}}: Tin Star is blamed for destroying Tiny Johnson's prized geranium, even though that only happened because an old lady pushed Tin Star into it. Tin Star has to deal with Tiny and the rest of the Johnson family for the whole game because of it. Later, Tin Star also gets blamed for [[spoiler:shooting and killing Kid Johnson, despite not doing it]], and gets run out of town.

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* {{Misblamed}}: MisBlamed: InUniverse: Tin Star is blamed for destroying Tiny Johnson's prized geranium, even though that only happened because an old lady pushed Tin Star into it. Tin Star has to deal with Tiny and the rest of the Johnson family for the whole game because of it. Later, Tin Star also gets blamed for [[spoiler:shooting and killing Kid Johnson, despite not doing it]], and gets run out of town.



* OverusedRunningGag: Several times on Sunday. The "go for your gun" gag gets interrupted by Black Bart, who says "[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall we've done this gag to death]]." And when Aluminum rides off without Tin Star, he's come to expect it, only letting out a dejected "Hi ho Alumi... oh, never mind."

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* OverusedRunningGag: Several times on Sunday. The "go for your gun" gag gets interrupted by Black Bart, who says "[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall we've We've done this gag to death]]." death.]]" And when Aluminum rides off without Tin Star, he's come to expect it, only letting out a dejected "Hi ho Alumi... oh, never mind."



* VillainousCrossdresser: The Blousey Bros, a gang of multiple bandits who all dress up in drag.



* [[WouldHitAGirl Would Shoot A Woman]]: Tin Star's good guy code says "never shoot women and children." But because some people shooting up the town [[InsaneTrollLogic are just women on their own]], it's okay.

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* [[WouldHitAGirl Would Shoot A a Woman]]: Tin Star's good guy code says "never shoot women and children." But because some people shooting up the town [[InsaneTrollLogic are just women on their own]], it's okay.
30th Jun '16 2:30:59 PM AndyLA
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* VillainousCrossdresser: The Blousey Bros, a gang of multiple bandits who all dress up in drag.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: The Blousey Bros, a gang of multiple bandits who all dress up in drag.
30th May '15 9:25:40 AM KingLyger
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* CombatPragmatist: Bugsy Johnson. When fighting a QuickDraw match, you'll normally have to shoot at a target on the screen to load, then you shoot your opponent. Bugsy sometimes cheats and skips this step, in which case you just shoot him before he can do the same.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Undertaker.

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* CombatPragmatist: Bugsy Johnson. When fighting a QuickDraw match, you'll normally have to shoot at a target on the screen to load, draw your gun, then you shoot your opponent. Bugsy sometimes cheats and skips this the first step, in which case you just shoot him before he can do the same.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Undertaker.



* InfantImmortality: Played with, Tin Star cannot bear to shoot "The Kid" Johnson as he is not allowed to shoot women and kids.

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* InfantImmortality: Played with, with. Tin Star cannot bear to shoot "The Kid" Johnson as he is not allowed to shoot women and kids.kids. [[spoiler:Though Black Bart claims Kid is dead, he turns out to be fine, hidden in Tin Star's hat.]] It's also a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation, as there are other baby {{Mook}}s in many other stages, yet there's no moral dilemma about shooting them.
31st Jan '15 11:07:42 PM Delphi
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''Tiny Johnson?''
20th Jan '15 9:32:49 AM KingLyger
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* BankRobbery: The Black Oil Gang tries to blow up a bank midway through the game. Failing to stop them from doing so is an instant loss.



* BankRobbery: The Black Oil Gang tries to blow up a bank midway through the game. Failing to stop them from doing so is an instant loss.



* RecurringBoss: Black Bart. He shows up at the boss for every TrainJob level, and has to be faced in a ShowdownAtHighNoon twice on the last day, including as the FinalBoss.



* ShowdownAtHighNoon: You'll be challenged to a number of these over the course of the game. They serve as the game's boss battles, as all but one ends the day in which they're set.

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* ShowdownAtHighNoon: You'll be challenged to a number of these over the course of the game. They serve as the game's boss battles, as all but one ends two end the day in which they're set.
20th Jan '15 9:30:59 AM KingLyger
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* BankRobbery: The Black Oil Gang tries to blow up a bank midway through the game. Failing to stop them from doing so is an instant loss.


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* GreatEscape: After Tin Star puts Snake Oil in jail, he has to prevent the Black Oil Gang from blowing up the jail and breaking him out. [[spoiler:Even if you manage to save the jail, Snake Oil just digs his way out.]]


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* TrainJob: Wouldn't be the Wild West without at least one of these. The last time it happens, the train gets derailed by Black Bart blowing up the track, causing a cattle stampede.
19th Jan '15 8:07:35 AM KingLyger
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* [[WouldHitAGirl Would Shoot A Woman]]: Tin Star's good guy code says "never shoot women and children." But because some people shooting up the town [[InsaneTrollLogic are just women on their own]], it's okay.
19th Jan '15 7:58:00 AM KingLyger
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** Every day starts with a "Knock 'Em Down" challenge, where you have to juggle a bottle in the air. You don't get penalized for letting one fall, but you'll miss out on some free money.

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** Every day starts with a "Knock 'Em Down" challenge, where you have to juggle a bottle up to three bottles in the air. You don't get penalized for letting The more bottles you can keep in the air at one fall, but you'll miss out on some free money.time, the more money you earn per shot.
19th Jan '15 7:39:21 AM KingLyger
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* BlindWithoutEm: Snake Oil, the second showdown. Because he forgot to bring his glasses, he'll occasionally miss if he shoots at you. His twin brother Crude Oil, faced later in the game, doesn't have this problem.


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* IdiotHero: Tin Star. A RunningGag throughout the game is a bad guy telling Tin Star to "go for your gun", to which Tin Star responds "No need, I already brought it with me."


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* {{Misblamed}}: Tin Star is blamed for destroying Tiny Johnson's prized geranium, even though that only happened because an old lady pushed Tin Star into it. Tin Star has to deal with Tiny and the rest of the Johnson family for the whole game because of it. Later, Tin Star also gets blamed for [[spoiler:shooting and killing Kid Johnson, despite not doing it]], and gets run out of town.


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* WarmupBoss: Tiny Johnson, the first showdown. He's not only a big target, he's very slow on the draw, and doesn't have any other gimmicks to back him up.
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