History VideoGame / Vectorman

6th Jun '16 3:33:59 PM YpsiFang
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* AIIsACrapshoot: The villain of the first game was a peaceful managerial robot overseeing the decontamination of Earth, until improper maintenance lead to its head being replaced with a nuclear weapon and it becoming a genocidal maniac, converting all the other Orbots (again, meant to decontaminate the Earth for the benefit of mankind) to its cause. Subverted in the case of our hero.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: The villain of the first game was a peaceful managerial robot overseeing the decontamination of Earth, until improper maintenance lead to its head being replaced with a nuclear weapon and it becoming a genocidal maniac, converting all the other Orbots (again, meant to decontaminate the Earth for the benefit of mankind) to its cause. Subverted Averted in the case of our hero.
5th Jun '16 12:45:55 AM KrisMahai
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A third game for the PS2 was planned, but was ultimately cancelled. On the bright side, it prevented Vectorman from going too OffModel; he had been sporting a new look that made him look like [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] and nothing like his iconic Orbot form.

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A third game for the PS2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 was planned, but was ultimately cancelled. On the bright side, it prevented Vectorman from going too OffModel; he had been sporting a new look that made him look like [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] and nothing like his iconic Orbot form.
19th May '16 4:37:53 PM WolfThunder
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2nd May '16 5:08:47 PM Prinzenick
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-->"Congratulations! Now do it without cheating."
20th Feb '16 12:53:01 PM morenohijazo
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* BrainMonster: The final boss of ''2'' is a giant black widow spider with an exposed brain in her thorax. Sure enough, that exposed brain is her weak point.
28th Jan '16 11:50:52 PM Adept
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* FloatingLimbs: The Orbots' limbs consist of floating orbs. As an animation for leaning on a wall, Vectorman in particular can pop out two orbs on its arm, and juggle them with the hand on that arm before tossing them back in position.



* RaymanianLimbs: The Orbots' limbs consist of floating orbs. As an animation for leaning on a wall, Vectorman in particular can pop out two orbs on its arm, and juggle them with the hand on that arm before tossing them back in position.
9th Aug '15 6:57:12 PM pgj1997
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* EnemyRollCall: All the enemies are listed in the closing credits [[NoFairCheating if you beat the game without cheating]].
24th Apr '15 8:59:46 AM rt2012
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* HornetHole: It's not really a beehive, but levels 21-22 of the second game take place in some kind of egg-filled insect nest complex. The eggs that hatch contain enemies from every part of the game.

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* HornetHole: It's not really a beehive, but levels 21-22 of the second game take place in some kind of egg-filled insect nest complex.complex, which also has some EternalEngine shades. The eggs that hatch contain enemies from every part of the game.
2nd Feb '15 4:28:52 PM ShadowHog
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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the year 2049]], the human population of Earth embarks on a migratory voyage to try to colonize other planets. They leave mechanical ''orbots'' to clean up the mess they made on Earth through littering and pollution. Raster, a high-level orbot who watches Earth through a planetwide computer network, is accidentally attached to a working nuclear missile by a lesser orbot and goes insane, becoming an evil dictator named Warhead. He declares himself ruler of Earth, and begins preparing to execute any humans who dare return to their planet.

Enter Vectorman, a humble orbot in charge of cleaning up toxic sludge by discharging it into the sun. As he lands on Earth after his last trip, he finds chaos and confusion. Because all the other Orbots are controlled by Warhead (Vectorman having not been affected because he was away), Vectorman takes it upon himself to destroy the errant orbot and restore peace to Earth.

There's a sequel, ''Vectorman 2''. While on a garbage run, Vectorman's ship is shot down by a mysterious missile. Evacuating his barge, he finds himself on the outskirts of a seemingly abandoned research facility overrun by a horde of [[BigCreepyCrawlies mutant insects]] with unpleasant designs on the planet. Vectorman must find the intelligence controlling them to save the earth again.

The games were very well received by critics and players alike not only for its amazing faux-3D graphics and cool techno-ish soundtrack but for highly enjoyable game that wasn't too hard to play.

A 3rd game for the PS2 was planned but was cancelled immediately because Vectorman's new look resembling [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief.]]

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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the year 2049]], the Earth has become inhospitable to human population of Earth life, thanks to all the littering and pollution; humanity thus embarks on a migratory voyage to try to colonize other planets. They leave mechanical ''orbots'' to clean "Orbots" behind on Earth, tasking them with cleaning up the mess they made on Earth through littering and pollution. planet for their return.

Raster, a high-level orbot Orbot who watches Earth through a planetwide computer network, is accidentally attached to a working nuclear missile by a lesser orbot Orbot and subsequently goes insane, becoming an evil dictator named Warhead. He declares himself ruler of Earth, brainwashes all the other Orbots, and begins preparing to execute any humans who dare return to their planet.

Enter Vectorman, a humble orbot Orbot in charge of cleaning up toxic sludge by discharging it into the sun.sun; being off-planet at the time of Warhead's takeover, he was not affected by his brainwashing. As he lands on Earth after his last trip, he finds chaos and confusion. Because all Being the other Orbots are controlled by Warhead (Vectorman having not been affected because he was away), only Orbot left capable of challenging Warhead's rule, Vectorman takes it upon himself to destroy the errant orbot Orbot and restore peace to on Earth.

There's a In the sequel, ''Vectorman 2''. 2'', having successfully defeated Warhead and putting an end to his tyranny, Vectorman immediately resumes his sludge-cleaning duties. While on a routine garbage run, Vectorman's ship his barge is shot down by a mysterious missile. Evacuating his barge, it and descending down to the surface, he finds himself on the outskirts of a seemingly abandoned research facility overrun by a horde of [[BigCreepyCrawlies mutant insects]] with unpleasant designs on the planet. Vectorman must find the intelligence controlling them to save the earth Earth yet again.

The games were very well received by critics and players alike alike, not only for its their amazing faux-3D graphics and cool techno-ish soundtrack techno soundtracks, but for being highly enjoyable game games that wasn't weren't too hard to play.

play. Part of the game's appeal was the entire design of the "Orbots" themselves - characters made out of several individual sprites (which, as the name indicates, were mostly spherical in nature) that could be rearranged in a variety of different ways. The gameplay played this up, allowing Vectorman to transform into a variety of different forms, arranging his orb sprites so that he resembled things like scorpions or tanks instead of a humanoid, each form having their own gameplay quirks (or even entire stages dedicated to them).

A 3rd third game for the PS2 was planned planned, but was cancelled immediately because Vectorman's ultimately cancelled. On the bright side, it prevented Vectorman from going too OffModel; he had been sporting a new look resembling that made him look like [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief.]]
Chief]] and nothing like his iconic Orbot form.



* AIIsACrapshoot: The villain of the first game was a peaceful managerial robot overseeing the decontamination of Earth, until improper maintenance lead to its head being replaced with a nuclear weapon and it becoming a genocidal maniac, converting all the other orbots (again, meant to decontaminate the Earth for the benefit of mankind) to its cause. Subverted in the case of our hero.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: The villain of the first game was a peaceful managerial robot overseeing the decontamination of Earth, until improper maintenance lead to its head being replaced with a nuclear weapon and it becoming a genocidal maniac, converting all the other orbots Orbots (again, meant to decontaminate the Earth for the benefit of mankind) to its cause. Subverted in the case of our hero.



* OneHitPolykill: The first game has a power-up called the bolo gun, a slow-moving shot which "crashes through enemy orbots" and continues going through any enemies until offscreen or hitting a wall. It also has the possibility to push the enemy and hit it multiple times.

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* OneHitPolykill: The first game has a power-up called the bolo gun, a slow-moving shot which "crashes through enemy orbots" Orbots" and continues going through any enemies until offscreen or hitting a wall. It also has the possibility to push the enemy and hit it multiple times.



* RaymanianLimbs: The orbots' limbs consist of floating orbs. As an animation for leaning on a wall, Vectorman in particular can pop out two orbs on its arm, and juggle them with the hand on that arm before tossing them back in position.

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* RaymanianLimbs: The orbots' Orbots' limbs consist of floating orbs. As an animation for leaning on a wall, Vectorman in particular can pop out two orbs on its arm, and juggle them with the hand on that arm before tossing them back in position.
19th Apr '14 2:36:42 AM SamMax
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* NoExportForYou: Even though the Mega Drive/Genesis was a Japanese console, neither of the Vectorman games were released in Japan on cartridge. In fact, they weren't released over there at all until [[CompilationRerelease Sonic Gems Collection]] was released over there on August 11, 2005. While Europe and Australia got the first Vectorman on cartridge, they didn't get Vectorman 2 on cartridge, they didn't get the game at all until Sonic Gems Collection was released in PAL on September 30, 2005. Vectorman 2 was only released in North America on cartridge format.
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