History VideoGame / YarsRevenge

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.
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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.]]
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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.
9th Jul '16 10:49:39 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ShockAndAwe: One of your potential helpers will shoot down enemy projectiles with lightning
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%%* {{BFG}}: The Zorlon Cannon.
%%* DeflectorShields: An edible one, no less.

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%%* * {{BFG}}: The Zorlon Cannon.
%%* * 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: An edible one, The Qotile deploys several different kinds, all of which are edible, no less.less. Your main gun also slowly chips away at them but the Zorlon missile will just bounce off(and likely into you).



%%* EndlessGame
%%* EnergyWeapons
%%* ExcusePlot
%%* ForMassiveDamage: The Zorlon Cannon.

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%%* EndlessGame
%%* EnergyWeapons
%%* ExcusePlot
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* EnergyWeapons: The Yars' shot are described as "energy missiles"
* ExcusePlot: After you take the Yars' revenge you have to do it again, and again, and again...it's an EndlessGame that just makes the scenario different or more difficult each time...so rack up that score!
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ForMassiveDamage: The Zorlon Cannon.Cannon shot will destroy the destroyer missile, the Qotile, the swirl and yourself in one hit.



* InsectoidAliens: Justified in that they're Earth insects that got mutated into intelligent beings while in space. In the remake, they're still mutant Earth insects, but they look like 4-armed humans with wings and antennae

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* HomingProjectile: Yars will be tracked by destroyer missiles on the hostile side of the neutral zone.
* InsectoidAliens: Justified in that they're Earth insects that got mutated into intelligent beings while in space. In the remake, they're still mutant Earth insects, but they look like 4-armed humans with wings and antennae



%%* OneBulletAtATime
%%* OneHitPointWonder

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



%%* ScoringPoints
%%* ShootEmUp

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%%* ScoringPoints
%%* ShootEmUp
* ScoringPoints: The main point is to go on as long as you can, score as many points as you can and see if you scored more than your friends.
* ShootEmUp: A weird take on the classic ShieldedCoreBoss of the genre



%%* WrapAround: Vertical only.

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%%* * WrapAround: Vertical only.only, you have to cross the neutral zone the hard way but can reappear on any side of it with impunity.



%%* BareYourMidriff: Yar.

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%%* * BareYourMidriff: Yar.Yar's armor doesn't cover her stomach



* BreathWeapon: General Triatoma and Zyron can shoot bursts of glowing death
* CoresAnd TurretsBoss: MOG-01, who has a picture of the original game's Qotile on it.



* DeflectorShields: In the {{backstory}} it is the Yars who use one of these, rather than the Qotile. Yar herself can bring up a rainbow shield to restore her health, though it has limited energy. Also, the Ankine bosses can bring up such shields.



* FantasticSlur: Ankine are called "nectar drinkers".
* FightingYourFriend: Zyron and Yar used to be but the former becomes a boss battle for the latter.
* 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.]]
* HomingProjectile: This time it is Yar who lock on to the enemy and shoot missiles. She can hold up to twelve at a time. She can also acquire a temporary helper that seeks out enemies.
* 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
* MindOverMatter: General Triatoma can cause rocks to float towards you over matter rocks



* MacrossMissileMassacre: Tarsus starts out shooting missiles straight up, where you aren't at, but then they swerve towards your position.
* MagneticWeapon: Yar has a personal rail gun. It's SuperEffective against arachnids



%%* NotSoStoic
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: As suggested by the title.
* SamusIsAGirl: Yar is now a woman with insect wings.

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%%* NotSoStoic
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* NotSoStoic: Yar is the stoic until she loses the armor the game starts you in
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RoaringRampageOfRevenge: As suggested by the title.
* SamusIsAGirl:
title, Yar is now a woman with insect wings.out for revenge against the Ankine for breaking her armor, then against the Qotile for suppressing her memories.


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* SmartBomb: The Zorlon Cannon removes all enemies from the screen. The Qotile sent spies to steal it from the Yars but you eventually get it back.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: General Triatoma can teleport short distances


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* TrainingFromHell: MOG-01 tests warriors with live ammunition
5th May '16 11:49:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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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 {{PlayStation Network}} release has been delayed.

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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 {{PlayStation Network}} UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork release has been delayed.
25th Mar '16 12:50:44 PM LadyJaneGrey
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%%* AllThereInTheManual: The plot.

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%%* * AllThereInTheManual: The plot.original game included a mini-comic that explained the story, and exactly why the Yars were gunning for {{revenge}}.
8th Mar '16 12:06:11 PM DarkStorm
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* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''VideoGame/StarCastle''. ''Yar's Revenge'' originally started out as a direct port of ''Star Castle'', but it changed a lot during development.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''VideoGame/StarCastle''. ''Yar's ''Yars' Revenge'' originally started out as a direct port of ''Star Castle'', but it changed a lot during development.
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