History VideoGame / TinStar

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.
18th Jan '15 2:38:34 PM KingLyger
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* LuckBasedMission: The later showdowns can start to feel like this. You first have to draw your gun, then shoot your opponent. To draw, you have to hit the "DRAW" icon that appears randomly in one of the four corners of the screen, and the slower you are to hit the icon, the less time you have to shoot your opponent before he shoots you. Late-game showdowns have your opponent draw so quickly that it often comes down to just guessing where the icon will appear, and hoping you're right.


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* ParentalFavoritism: Mo's brother, Schemp, claimed that their mother always like Schemp best. [[spoiler:When Schemp dies towards the end of the game, he says that their mom really always liked Mo best.]]


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** Mo's brother is named Schemp, named for two of Film/TheThreeStooges.


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* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: The Undertaker assesses you at the end of every level. Wasting a bullet costs ten dollars, damaging any part of the town costs a hundred dollars, and shooting a good guy costs a thousand dollars. And the Undertaker will collect from you every time any one of them happens. Also, shooting a good guy will occasionally subtract some health from Tin Star.
18th Jan '15 2:28:16 PM KingLyger
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* BigBad: Black Bart.

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* BigBad: Black Bart.Bart, the leader of the Black Oil Gang.
* BonusLevel:
** Clear any stage without shooting a health container, and you'll head to a bonus level where you have to shoot stars on a spinning wheel with a robot woman tied to it. Getting all of the stars nets a huge money bonus, but shooting the woman ends the level immediately. The later in the game you go, the faster the wheel spins.
** Any level that a BarBrawl takes place in has multiple things to shoot that get you extra cash, including a drunkard, a moose head on the wall, bottles on the bar, and a piano.
** 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.



* CattlePunk

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* CattlePunkCattlePunk: Pretty standard Western story... with robots instead of people.



* 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.

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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- step, in which case you just shoot him before he can do the same.



* HopelessBossFight: Kid Johnson. Tin Star vows to "never shoot women and children," so even though you can draw your gun, you can't actually shoot Kid, you just have to wait for him to shoot you. [[spoiler:Tin Star still gets blamed for shooting Kid anyway, and gets run out of town.]]



* IronicNickname: "Tiny" Johnson, who expemplifies StoutStrength.

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* IronicNickname: "Tiny" Johnson, who expemplifies exemplifies StoutStrength.



* 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."
* PaperThinDisguise: Tin Star, after [[spoiler:being banished from town for supposedly shooting Kid Johnson]], puts on a small pink mask to ride back into town. Somehow, everyone is fooled.



* ShoutOut: The Mayor is named Judge Soy Bean. Doubles as a PunnyName.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: You'll be challenged to a number of these over the course of the game.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The Mayor is named Judge Soy Bean. Doubles as a PunnyName.
** [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger Hi ho Aluminum, away!]]
* 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.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: The Blousey Bros.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: The Blousey Bros.Bros, a gang of multiple bandits who all dress up in drag.
4th Nov '14 6:08:13 PM ironcommando
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Not to be confused with the [[VideoGame/TinStarChoiceOfGames similarly-named]] ChooseYourOwnAdventure game.
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