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21st May '16 1:35:46 AM Androgeos
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* EarnYourFun: The SHIPEDIT program. What weapons and equipment you can give to any of the ten custom ships available is limited by how far you have progressed into the game, the weapons and equipment you have used for an entire level, and your Destruction percentage at the end of each level. The more weapons you use in any of the game's modes, and the higher your Destruction percentage at the end of each level, the more weapons and better equipment SHIPEDIT will allow you to outfit.

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* EarnYourFun: The SHIPEDIT program. What weapons and equipment you can give to any of the ten custom ships available is limited by how far you have progressed into the game, the game as well as what weapons and equipment you have used for an entire level, are using and your Destruction percentage at the end of each level. The more weapons you use in any of the game's modes, the more weapons you can outfit, and the higher your Destruction percentage is at the end of each level, the more weapons and better equipment SHIPEDIT will allow you to outfit.can set each ship's armor, shield and generator levels.
16th May '16 11:12:20 PM erforce
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* UpToEleven: The front and rear guns all have eleven power levels. This trope is also the basis of a joke in one of the datacubes that manages to poke fun at Film/TheTenCommandments and ThisIsSpinalTap simultaneously.

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* UpToEleven: The front and rear guns all have eleven power levels. This trope is also the basis of a joke in one of the datacubes that manages to poke fun at Film/TheTenCommandments ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' and ThisIsSpinalTap ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' simultaneously.
2nd May '16 12:31:46 AM Androgeos
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* GameBreakingBug: If you destroy the boss in the HARVEST level in Episode 4 before its lifebar shows up, the game will be stuck in an infinite loop until you quit the stage and restart.

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* GameBreakingBug: GameBreakingBug:
** On newer computers running the game via DOSBox, attempting to view a datacube, sent by Reid after IXMUCANE in Episode 3, will cause the game to crash.
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If you destroy the boss in the HARVEST level in Episode 4 before its lifebar shows up, the game will be stuck in an infinite loop until you quit the stage and restart.
1st May '16 3:59:30 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: The music tracks "The [=MusicMan=]" and "The final edge" appear in the setup program's jukebox, but not in the game itself. (The former is part of the game's music library)
13th Jan '16 4:10:10 PM TheNerfGuy
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* BlessedWithSuck: Your Story Mode game turns into [[spoiler:a Super Tyrian run]] if you are flying The Stalker 21.126 at the end of Episode 4 [[spoiler:and complete Zinglon's Revenge. All your weapons and sidekicks will be replaced by whatever you managed to generate while playing the minigame and your shield gets dropped to a basic level.]] The ease with which a player can accidentally ButtonMash some of the [[SomeDexterityRequired secret twiddles]] for the hidden special weapons or functions, combined with the fact that all of them drain some of your shields or your armor, means that you will inevitably trigger one at a bad moment. Using a mouse to play, however, makes it a lot harder to execute them, although this may not be a good idea in some cases. If you choose to [[HeroicWillpower just finish the last episode]] and adapt to the quirks of The Stalker 21.126, however, this trope is subverted as instead of [[spoiler:reloading your game and skipping Zinglon's Revenge]], you will be rewarded with [[spoiler:the secret code to use the [[PurposefullyOverpowered Nort Ship Z]] in Super Arcade Mode]].

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* BlessedWithSuck: Your Story Mode game turns into [[spoiler:a Super Tyrian run]] if you are flying The Stalker 21.126 at the end of Episode 4 [[spoiler:and complete Zinglon's Revenge. All your weapons and sidekicks will be replaced by whatever you managed to generate while playing the minigame and your shield gets dropped to a basic level.]] The ease with which a player can accidentally ButtonMash some of the [[SomeDexterityRequired secret twiddles]] for the hidden special weapons or functions, combined with the fact that all of them drain some of your shields or your armor, means that you will inevitably trigger one at a bad moment. Using a mouse to play, however, makes it a lot harder to execute them, although this may not be a good idea in some cases. If you choose to [[HeroicWillpower just finish the last episode]] and adapt to the quirks of The Stalker 21.126, however, this trope is subverted as instead of [[spoiler:reloading your game and skipping Zinglon's Revenge]], you will be rewarded with [[spoiler:the secret code to use the [[PurposefullyOverpowered [[PurposelyOverpowered Nort Ship Z]] in Super Arcade Mode]].



* PurposefullyOverpowered: The Nort Ship Z, your reward for [[spoiler:completing the final episode on Super Tyrian mode]]. Its special weapons are Astral Zone, a BeamSpam of Zica Lasers across the whole screen for three seconds, and the SDF Main Gun. Yes, the {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}/{{Wave Motion Gun}} of ''Tyrian'' is the second of this ship's two ''default Special Abilities''. It also has the same armor level as The Stalker 21.126 the maximum amount possible in the game.

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* PurposefullyOverpowered: PurposelyOverpowered: The Nort Ship Z, your reward for [[spoiler:completing the final episode on Super Tyrian mode]]. Its special weapons are Astral Zone, a BeamSpam of Zica Lasers across the whole screen for three seconds, and the SDF Main Gun. Yes, the {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}/{{Wave Motion Gun}} of ''Tyrian'' is the second of this ship's two ''default Special Abilities''. It also has the same armor level as The Stalker 21.126 the maximum amount possible in the game.
30th Oct '15 12:46:52 AM Androgeos
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** The UpToEleven Lightning Cannon emits a dazzling stream of opaque lightning and is relatively powerful, but the power it drains is colossal (even the most powerful generator in the game, the Gravitron Pulse-Wave, cannot recharge fast enough if it is used alongside other energy-draining weapons such as the Zica Flamethrower), higher than the Level 2 or 5 Mega Pulse, and it is often less effective than the Level 11 Mega Pulse. This is not helped by the fact that the Mega Pulse is cheaper and usually available for purchase ''before'' the Lightning Cannon.
*** Can be made more practical by leaving it at level 9, where not only does it still do boatloads of damage, but fires two smaller beams in a 30 degree fan. Fully upgrading it will limit it to a straight line only.

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** The UpToEleven Lightning Cannon emits a dazzling stream of opaque lightning and is relatively powerful, but the power it drains is colossal (even the most powerful generator in the game, the Gravitron Pulse-Wave, cannot recharge fast enough if it is used alongside other energy-draining weapons such as the Zica Flamethrower), higher than the Level 2 or 5 Mega Pulse, and it is often less effective than the Level 11 Mega Pulse. Pulse due to its lack of spread. This is not helped by the fact that the Mega Pulse is cheaper and usually available for purchase ''before'' the Lightning Cannon.
*** Can be made more practical by leaving it
Cannon. Leaving the Lightning Cannon at level 9, where not only does it still do boatloads Level 9 mitigates its lack of damage, spread but fires two smaller beams in a 30 degree fan. Fully upgrading it will limit it to a straight line only.nerfs its damage.
22nd Oct '15 3:23:04 PM xenol
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*** Can be made more practical by leaving it at level 9, where not only does it still do boatloads of damage, but fires two smaller beams in a 30 degree fan. Fully upgrading it will limit it to a straight line only.
9th Oct '15 10:08:36 AM Berrenta
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* GratuitousNinja: One of the {{secret character}}s is a ninja ship that can fire [[FlechetteStorm shurikens]] and [[DeadlyGas acid gas bombs]]. It belongs to an actual ninja known as... [[ShapedLikeItself Ninja]]. Data Cubes from him are scarce, but he is apparently from AnotherDimension, accessible through the Stargate. He initially believes Trent to be an agent of Microsol but later learns otherwise and helps out.



* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: One of the [[SecretCharacter secret characters]] in ''200'' is a dragon that shoots fire and lightning as its main attacks. Also, Torm had [[OurDragonsAreDifferent worm-like dragons]] that tried to [[RammingAlwaysWorks rush the character]] for heavy damage. The final boss of Episode 2 was also a blue griffin-like dragon.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Another of the [[SecretCharacter secret characters]] is a ninja ship that can fire [[FlechetteStorm shurikens]] and [[DeadlyGas acid gas bombs]]. It belongs to an actual ninja known as... [[ShapedLikeItself Ninja]]. Data Cubes from him are scarce, but he is apparently from AnotherDimension, accessible through the Stargate. He initially believes Trent to be an agent of Microsol but later learns otherwise and helps out.

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: One of the [[SecretCharacter secret characters]] {{secret character}}s in ''200'' is a dragon that shoots fire and lightning as its main attacks. Also, Torm had [[OurDragonsAreDifferent worm-like dragons]] that tried to [[RammingAlwaysWorks rush the character]] for heavy damage. The final boss of Episode 2 was also a blue griffin-like dragon.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Another of the [[SecretCharacter secret characters]] is a ninja ship that can fire [[FlechetteStorm shurikens]] and [[DeadlyGas acid gas bombs]]. It belongs to an actual ninja known as... [[ShapedLikeItself Ninja]]. Data Cubes from him are scarce, but he is apparently from AnotherDimension, accessible through the Stargate. He initially believes Trent to be an agent of Microsol but later learns otherwise and helps out.
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1st Oct '15 8:16:22 PM GiantJumboJellyfish
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* CutSong: The music tracks "The [=MusicMan=]" and "The final edge" appear in the setup program's jukebox, but not in the game itself.

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* CutSong: The music tracks "The [=MusicMan=]" and "The final edge" appear in the setup program's jukebox, but not in the game itself. (The former is part of the game's music library)
28th Sep '15 9:30:48 AM Xenest
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** One secret level in Episode 2 has an interesting twist in which waves of enemies which will drop down depends on which of the enemies you do and do not destroy. Doing this in a certain way also results in a Boss appearing. The name of the level? [[spoiler:MISTAKES!]]
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