History VideoGame / YarsRevenge

5th Apr '18 5:54:53 PM Spinycemb
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* MythologyGag: The MOG-01 computer displays the symbol used to represent the Quotile in the original Atari game.
18th Mar '18 3:19:13 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: To Atari CEO Ray Kassar. Yar and Razak are Ray's name spelled backwards. Also the [[Franchise/StarTrek Neutral Zone]], and {{Tron}}s, which are used in some variations to call the Cannon.

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* ShoutOut: To Atari CEO Ray Kassar. Yar and Razak are Ray's name spelled backwards. Also the [[Franchise/StarTrek Neutral Zone]], and {{Tron}}s, {{Franchise/Tron}}s, which are used in some variations to call the Cannon.
23rd Sep '17 9:16:17 AM nombretomado
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''Yars' Revenge'' is a TopDownView ShootEmUp for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. Written by Howard Scott Warshaw and released by {{Atari}} in 1982, it became the 2600's best-selling original title.

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''Yars' Revenge'' is a TopDownView ShootEmUp for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. Written by Howard Scott Warshaw and released by {{Atari}} Creator/{{Atari}} in 1982, it became the 2600's best-selling original title.
15th Jul '17 7:30:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ForMassiveDamage: The Zorlon Cannon shot will destroy the the Qotile, the swirl and yourself in one hit. If the console's Left Difficulty Switch is set to A, the Zorlon Cannon and the Destroyer Missile will cancel each other out on contact, as well.
11th Jun '17 4:04:49 PM nombretomado
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An anime re-imagining by Atari that made the InsectoidAliens more humanoid was released on XBoxLiveArcade and PC April 13th, 2011. A scheduled UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork release has been delayed.

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An anime re-imagining by Atari that made the InsectoidAliens more humanoid was released on XBoxLiveArcade UsefulNotes/XBoxLiveArcade and PC April 13th, 2011. A scheduled UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork release has been delayed.
8th Sep '16 4:16:50 PM DarkStorm
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* AllThereInTheManual: The original game included a mini-comic that explained the story, and exactly why the Yars were gunning for {{revenge}}.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The original game included a mini-comic entitled "[[https://www.atariage.com/comics/comic_thumbs.html?MagazineID=48 The Qotile Ultimatum]]" that explained explains the story, and exactly why the Yars were gunning for {{revenge}}.{{revenge}}. It suffers from an extreme case of AsYouKnow syndrome, however.



* BossGame: The whole game is Yars vs variations of the Qotile, there are no minor enemies, there are no levels to traverse, no mini games
* DeflectorShields: The Qotile deploys several different kinds, all of which are edible, no less. Your main gun also slowly chips away at them but the Zorlon missile will just bounce off(and likely into you).
* DifficultyLevels: Four, with one and two player variations.
* EasterEgg: If you kill a Swirl in mid-air, a black vertical line appears where the Swirl died. It's a WarpZone, and if you move along it at just the right time and place, it takes you to an ending screen with programmer Howard Scott Warshaw's initials, spelled both forwards and backwards ("HSWWSH"). Unfortunately, it's also an automatic "Game Over".
* EnergyWeapons: The Yars' shot are described as "energy missiles"

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* BossGame: The whole game is the Yars vs variations of the Qotile, there are no minor enemies, there are no levels to traverse, no mini games
games.
* DeflectorShields: The Qotile deploys several different kinds, all of which are edible, no less. less (due to the Yars being able to eat any substance). Your main gun energy missile also slowly chips away at them the shield quite quickly, but the Zorlon missile will just take a single cell out of it and, in some game variations, bounce off(and off (and likely into you).
you - though, again, depending on the game variation this could be a bad or a good thing).
* DifficultyLevels: Four, with one and two player variations.
variations: an easy game (with slow missiles and Swirls), a medium game (with faster missiles and Swirls), a hard game (same as medium, but the Zorlon Cannon bounces off the Qotile's shield and can kill you on the rebound), and Ultimate Yars (same as hard, but it requires you build up a resource called "Trons" to summon the Zorlon cannon; getting hit by the Zorlon Cannon when it bounces off the shield ''gives'' you Trons in this variation).
* EasterEgg: If you kill a Swirl in mid-air, a black vertical line appears where the Swirl died. It's a WarpZone, and if you move along it at just the right time and place, it takes you to an ending screen with programmer Howard Scott Warshaw's initials, spelled both forwards and backwards ("HSWWSH"). Unfortunately, it's also an automatic "Game Over".
Over", since it freezes on that screen until you reset the game.
* EnergyWeapons: The Yars' shot shots are described as "energy missiles"missiles".



* ForMassiveDamage: The Zorlon Cannon shot will destroy the destroyer missile, the Qotile, the swirl and yourself in one hit.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: As noted in the pack-in comic, Yars can eat any substance and convert it to energy missiles.
* ForMassiveDamage: The Zorlon Cannon shot will destroy the destroyer missile, the Qotile, the swirl and yourself in one hit.hit. If the console's Left Difficulty Switch is set to A, the Zorlon Cannon and the Destroyer Missile will cancel each other out on contact, as well.



* HomingProjectile: Yars will be tracked by destroyer missiles on the hostile side of the neutral zone.

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* HomingProjectile: Yars will be tracked by destroyer missiles on The Destroyer Missles follow the hostile side of Yar relentlessly. And they get very fast as the neutral zone.game goes on.



* OneBulletAtATime: The Zorlon Cannon shoots one shot at a time and one destroyer missile is usually on screen
* OneHitPointWonder: Your Yars

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* OneBulletAtATime: The Zorlon Cannon shoots one shot at a time and one no more than destroyer missile is usually can be on screen
screen.
* OneHitPointWonder: Your YarsYars die from one hit from anything, including your own Zorlon Cannon.



* ShootEmUp: A weird take on the classic ShieldedCoreBoss of the genre

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* ShootEmUp: A weird take on the classic ShieldedCoreBoss of the genregenre.
9th Jul '16 11:10:18 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{BFG}}: The Zorlon Cannon.

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* {{BFG}}: The Zorlon Cannon. This becomes SuperWeaponSurprise as the Yars use it to blast the Qotile to pieces after they destroy one of the Yar worlds.
9th Jul '16 10:52:27 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* HumanoidAliens: Yars are still mutant Earth insects, but they look like 4-armed humans with wings and antennae. The Ankine and the non Yar Qotile slaves are still InstectoidAliens

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* HumanoidAliens: Yars are still mutant Earth insects, but they look like 4-armed humans with wings and antennae. The Ankine and the non Yar Qotile slaves are still InstectoidAliensInsectoidAliens
9th Jul '16 10:51:39 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* FrikinLaserBeams: Queen Goptrii and Zyron have lasers that you have to dodge by watching where they scrape across the screen, similar to ''Videogame/SinAndPunishmentStarSuccessor''. The main weapons are also called "pulse lasers", [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Qotile are red, Yar are blue.]]

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* FrikinLaserBeams: FrickinLaserBeams: Queen Goptrii and Zyron have lasers that you have to dodge by watching where they scrape across the screen, similar to ''Videogame/SinAndPunishmentStarSuccessor''. The main weapons are also called "pulse lasers", [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Qotile are red, Yar are blue.]]
9th Jul '16 10:50:23 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* CoresAnd TurretsBoss: MOG-01, who has a picture of the original game's Qotile on it.

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* CoresAnd TurretsBoss: CoresAndTurretsBoss: MOG-01, who has a picture of the original game's Qotile on it.
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