History VideoGame / WaxWorks

9th Sep '15 9:45:31 AM ZorotheGallade
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* AnachronismStew - Not too serious, but there are several items that don't belong to the period they're found in:
** The shotgun in Victorian London, which has the two barrels side-by-side and looks much more modern than flintlock rifles typical of the times
** Giant glass panels and tuning forks in ancient Egypt
** The graveyard level is supposed to take place after the mineshaft level if you are to believe the plaques. However, in the latter you find a lot of modern technologies (Dynamite, elevators, and a truck at the end) while there are no traces of such in the former, and even the clothing has more of an 18-19th century style.
27th May '15 3:46:25 PM GF93
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* DisneyVillainDeath - [[spoiler:JackTheRipper meets his end with a variation of this at the end of the London stage- he's stabbed and then falls into the River Thames as he dies]].

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* DisneyVillainDeath - [[spoiler:JackTheRipper meets his end with a variation of this at the end of the London stage- he's stabbed through the chest and then falls into the River Thames as he dies]].
27th May '15 3:45:46 PM GF93
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* CueTheSun - The ending of the Egypitan wax work will have you and the Princess leave the maze just in time to watch the sun rise over the Pyramids.

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* CueTheSun - The ending of the Egypitan Egyptian wax work will have you and the Princess leave the maze just in time to watch the sun rise over the Pyramids.


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* DisneyVillainDeath - [[spoiler:JackTheRipper meets his end with a variation of this at the end of the London stage- he's stabbed and then falls into the River Thames as he dies]].
28th Apr '15 2:10:03 AM Antwan
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* AllThereInTheManual: The game came with a short novel that served as both exposition and prologue.

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* AllThereInTheManual: AllThereInTheManual - The game came with a short novel that served as both exposition and prologue.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The prologue states that the first evil twin born after the witch curses the bloodline became known as Vlad IV, later known as [[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad the Impaler]].[[note]]The real Vlad the Impaler was Vlad III[[/note]]

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory - The prologue states that the first evil twin born after the witch curses the bloodline became known as Vlad IV, later known as [[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad the Impaler]].[[note]]The real Vlad the Impaler was Vlad III[[/note]]



* CopyProtection: At the start of the game, your uncle's assistant asks for your ticket. You must then supply a ticket number based on four words and images.

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* CopyProtection: CopyProtection - At the start of the game, your uncle's assistant asks for your ticket. You must then supply a ticket number based on four words and images.



* CueTheSun: The ending of the Egypitan wax work will have you and the Princess leave the maze just in time to watch the sun rise over the Pyramids.
* DaylightHorror: The only waxwork that takes place during the day is the Mine scenario. Both the Graveyard and London ones are set at night, and the Ancient Egypt one takes place during a single night, the sun sets just as you enter the pyramid, and rises as you leave.
* DeathByIrony: UpToEleven according to the prologue. After the witch places the curse, she is later killed by the first evil twin for refusing to lift the curse.

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* CueTheSun: CueTheSun - The ending of the Egypitan wax work will have you and the Princess leave the maze just in time to watch the sun rise over the Pyramids.
* DaylightHorror: DaylightHorror - The only waxwork that takes place during the day is the Mine scenario. Both the Graveyard and London ones are set at night, and the Ancient Egypt one takes place during a single night, the sun sets just as you enter the pyramid, and rises as you leave.
* DeathByIrony: DeadlyGas - Used as a trap in the pyramids and a plant in the underground mine can release noxious fumes.
* DeathByIrony -
UpToEleven according to the prologue. After the witch places the curse, she is later killed by the first evil twin for refusing to lift the curse.



* FacialHorror: A lot of the deaths involve horrible things happening to your face. Also, the two zombie models in the Graveyard waxwork have decomposed faces that are pretty unsightly, to say the least.

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* FacialHorror: FacialHorror - A lot of the deaths involve horrible things happening to your face. Also, the two zombie models in the Graveyard waxwork have decomposed faces that are pretty unsightly, to say the least.



* {{Gorn}} - {{Saw}} has nothing on this game.

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* {{Gorn}} - {{Saw}} ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' has nothing on this game.game.
* IndyEscape - There are a couple of giant boulders in the Egyptian levels that you must dodge or be crushed.



* NintendoHard - Just like the ''Elvira'' games, ''WaxWorks'' is very difficult.

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* NintendoHard - Just like the ''Elvira'' games, ''WaxWorks'' ''[=WaxWorks=]'' is very difficult.



* PornStache: Oddly enough, one of the zombie models in the Graveyard waxwork is sporting one of these.

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* PornStache: PornStache - Oddly enough, one of the zombie models in the Graveyard waxwork is sporting one of these.



* TempleOfDoom - The Egyptian level, which is filled with traps and puzzles made to kill the player instantly. Unlike most examples of this trope though, the player is entering it in ancient times instead of thousands of years later.



* TwoFaced: One of the zombies in the Graveyard waxwork.

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* TwoFaced: TwoFaced - One of the zombies in the Graveyard waxwork.



* VictorianLondon: One of the levels is set here.

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* VictorianLondon: VictorianLondon - One of the levels is set here.here.
* WitchHunt - There is a mob searching for Jack the Ripper. If the player comes across them, they'll mistake the player as the killer and beat him to death.
21st Feb '15 8:13:00 PM ManCalledTrue
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* CopyProtection: At the start of the game, your uncle's assistant asks for your ticket. You must then supply a ticket number based on four words and images.



** It is possible to get rid of them with another not-so-concealed item:a shotgun which is found in the same room as the whistle (but in plain sight).While it can lead to extreme disappointment (trying to shoot it reveals it is loaded with blanks) the noise is enough to chase the thugs away.

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** It is possible to get rid of them with another not-so-concealed item:a shotgun which is found in the same room as the whistle (but in plain sight).sight. While it can lead to extreme disappointment (trying to shoot it reveals it is loaded with blanks) the noise is enough to chase the thugs away.
1st Dec '14 1:29:13 PM Patachou
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The storyline was fairly simple: After the death of your uncle, he leaves you his wax works, a crystal ball, and a letter telling you that you must rid the family of a curse put upon you by an evil witch, which has affected the family whenever twins were born. One twin turns out good, and the other evil. To defeat each evil twin, you must use your uncle's wax works to go back in time to five periods and locations: An Ancient-Egyptian pyramid, Victorian London (in which the evil twin is none other than JackTheRipper), a cemetery teeming with zombies, and a vast mine shaft filled with plant mutants. If you survive each stage, you will be able to enter the final wax work, the Witch's lair, and rid the family of its curse for good. If you need assistance, you can speak to your uncle through the crystal ball for clues and tips.

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The storyline was fairly simple: After the death of your uncle, he leaves you his wax works, a crystal ball, and a letter telling you that you must rid the family of a curse put upon you by an evil witch, which has affected the family whenever twins were born. One twin turns out good, and the other evil. To defeat each evil twin, you must use your uncle's wax works to go back in time to five periods and locations: An Ancient-Egyptian pyramid, Victorian London (in which the evil twin is none other than JackTheRipper), UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper), a cemetery teeming with zombies, and a vast mine shaft filled with plant mutants. If you survive each stage, you will be able to enter the final wax work, the Witch's lair, and rid the family of its curse for good. If you need assistance, you can speak to your uncle through the crystal ball for clues and tips.



* JackTheRipper - In this game, he is presented as one of the evil twins you must vanquish.

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* JackTheRipper UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper - In this game, he is presented as one of the evil twins you must vanquish.
10th Sep '14 9:58:20 PM Kincyr
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* DeathByIrony: UpToEleven according to the prologue. After the witch places the curse, she is later killed by the first evil twin for refusing to lift the curse.
10th Sep '14 9:38:33 PM Kincyr
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* AnimalStereotypes - {{Invoked}} twice in the pyramid: One death has you being dragged into the water by a crocodile and eaten, and the other involves snakes coming out of holes in the wall and one of them biting you.

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* AnimalStereotypes - {{Invoked}} [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] twice in the pyramid: One death has you being dragged into the water by a crocodile and eaten, and the other involves snakes coming out of holes in the wall and one of them biting you.you.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The prologue states that the first evil twin born after the witch curses the bloodline became known as Vlad IV, later known as [[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad the Impaler]].[[note]]The real Vlad the Impaler was Vlad III[[/note]]
19th May '14 5:22:18 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* VictorianLondon: One of the levels is set here.
10th Feb '14 2:04:09 AM ZorotheGallade
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* AllThereInTheManual: The game came with a short novel that served as both exposition and prologue.
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