History Videogame / AlterEgo

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* FreakyFashionMildMind: One of the scenarios involves hiring a babysitter. The one who shows up is dressed in [[TheEighties 80's punk fashion]] with plenty of leather, a six-inch-high lime green mohawk, and enough piercings to overload metal detectors. She's also carrying some heavy-duty child psychology textbooks and college homework. [[spoiler: Turns out to be Best Babysitter Ever if you can look past the odd fashion sense.]]
16th Sep '15 9:02:20 AM Beaver
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: One of the scenarios involves your friends asking whether you've seen a show you weren't able to watch. You can then bluff them either on how you've seen the show or the reason why you didn't, but if your stats don't meet up it leads to this.
24th May '15 8:36:24 PM Arawn999
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* {{Abandonware}}: Both the female and male versions are now distributed for easy download as this. There's even [[http://www.playalterego.com/ a version playable online]].[[note]]Only the Infant stage is playable. The rest of the game can be purchased as an App for [=iPhone=] and [=iPad=].[[/note]]

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* {{Abandonware}}: Both the female and male versions are now distributed for easy download as this. There's even [[http://www.playalterego.com/ a version playable online]].[[note]]Only the Infant stage is playable. The rest of the game can be purchased as an App for [=iPhone=] and [=iPad=].[[/note]]
24th May '15 8:33:46 PM Arawn999
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* {{Abandonware}}: Both the female and male versions are now distributed for easy download as this. There's even [[http://www.playalterego.com/ a version playable online]].

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* {{Abandonware}}: Both the female and male versions are now distributed for easy download as this. There's even [[http://www.playalterego.com/ a version playable online]].[[note]]Only the Infant stage is playable. The rest of the game can be purchased as an App for [=iPhone=] and [=iPad=].[[/note]]
12th Aug '14 11:52:46 AM rexpensive
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''Alter Ego'' is a part roleplaying game part life simulator released for UsefulNotes/AppleII, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, UsefulNotes/{{MS-DOS}} and UsefulNotes/MacOS and created by {{Activision}} in 1986. It was first released with a male version and later re-released with a female version. The game is all about [[AnAdventurerIsYou you]] and how you live your life, making decisions that will make or break you as you grow up. The game begins with a personality test featuring a series of true and false questions to make up your personality. Afterwards, you will constantly make decisions of how you feel or act to scenarios, starting from your birth and continuing off through your Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adulthood, Adulthood, Middle Age and Old Age chapters of your life. The goal is to live your life as long and as fulfilling as possible, although [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential it certainly doesn't stop you from trying to off yourself as early and painfully as possible.]]

Not to be confused with [[BeneathTheMask tropes]] [[ADarkerMe pertaining to]] [[EvilTwin an alter ego]], nor with a different game of the same name released for the PC and {{Wii}}.

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''Alter Ego'' is a part roleplaying game part life simulator released for UsefulNotes/AppleII, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, UsefulNotes/{{MS-DOS}} and UsefulNotes/MacOS and created by {{Activision}} Creator/{{Activision}} in 1986. It was first released with a male version and later re-released with a female version. The game is all about [[AnAdventurerIsYou you]] and how you live your life, making decisions that will make or break you as you grow up. The game begins with a personality test featuring a series of true and false questions to make up your personality. Afterwards, you will constantly make decisions of how you feel or act to scenarios, starting from your birth and continuing off through your Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adulthood, Adulthood, Middle Age and Old Age chapters of your life. The goal is to live your life as long and as fulfilling as possible, although [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential it certainly doesn't stop you from trying to off yourself as early and painfully as possible.]]

Not to be confused with [[BeneathTheMask tropes]] [[ADarkerMe pertaining to]] [[EvilTwin an alter ego]], nor with a different game of the same name released for the PC and {{Wii}}.UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}.
31st Jul '14 2:19:33 PM rexpensive
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* [[spoiler: AccidentalPervert]]: [[spoiler:The man who gropes your spouse. He had cerebral palsy and the groping was an accidental involuntary movement for which he would've apologized if you don't make a scene.]]

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* [[spoiler: AccidentalPervert]]: AccidentalPervert: [[spoiler:The man who gropes your spouse. He had cerebral palsy and the groping was an accidental involuntary movement for which he would've apologized if you don't make a scene.]]



* {{Angrish}}: Your dad during the Childhood chapter against the lawnmower. As you are very young at the time [[ChildrenAreInnocent and none the wiser to bad language yet]], you can choose to mimic the typical angrishness your dad would show to his lawnmower named [[SymbolSwearing $@*%#]].

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* {{Angrish}}: {{Angrish}}:
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Your dad during the Childhood chapter against the lawnmower. As you are very young at the time [[ChildrenAreInnocent and none the wiser to bad language yet]], you can choose to mimic the typical angrishness your dad would show to his lawnmower named [[SymbolSwearing $@*%#]].



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: You arguably go through this in the very last scenario in the Old Age chapter as you relive the memories of your life.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: You arguably go through this in the very last scenario in the Old Age chapter as you relive the memories of your life.]]



* CampGay / [[spoiler:CampStraight]]: Mr. Andre, whom you and your friends mistake for [[CampGay an obviously gay man]]. [[spoiler:If you choose to help him after school, you learn he is, in fact, straight, and has a wife and a daughter around your age at the time who the narrator puts great effort in pointing out she is incredibly attractive.]]

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* CampGay / [[spoiler:CampStraight]]: CampStraight: Mr. Andre, whom you and your friends mistake for [[CampGay an obviously gay man]]. [[spoiler:If you choose to help him after school, you learn he is, in fact, straight, and has a wife and a daughter around your age at the time who the narrator puts great effort in pointing out she is incredibly attractive.]]



* KidsAreCruel: The encounter with Louis/Louise in your Childhood years. You can either play this straight, or subvert it. [[spoiler: Subverting it will earn you a more uplifting ending to the scenario than playing it straight.]]

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* KidsAreCruel: KidsAreCruel:
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The encounter with Louis/Louise in your Childhood years. You can either play this straight, or subvert it. [[spoiler: Subverting it will earn you a more uplifting ending to the scenario than playing it straight.]]
31st Jul '14 2:17:28 PM rexpensive
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''Alter Ego'' is a part roleplaying game part life simulator released for AppleII, {{Commodore 64}}, {{MS-DOS}} and UsefulNotes/MacOS and created by {{Activision}} in 1986. It was first released with a male version and later re-released with a female version. The game is all about [[AnAdventurerIsYou you]] and how you live your life, making decisions that will make or break you as you grow up. The game begins with a personality test featuring a series of true and false questions to make up your personality. Afterwards, you will constantly make decisions of how you feel or act to scenarios, starting from your birth and continuing off through your Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adulthood, Adulthood, Middle Age and Old Age chapters of your life. The goal is to live your life as long and as fulfilling as possible, although [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential it certainly doesn't stop you from trying to off yourself as early and painfully as possible.]]

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''Alter Ego'' is a part roleplaying game part life simulator released for AppleII, {{Commodore UsefulNotes/AppleII, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, {{MS-DOS}} UsefulNotes/{{MS-DOS}} and UsefulNotes/MacOS and created by {{Activision}} in 1986. It was first released with a male version and later re-released with a female version. The game is all about [[AnAdventurerIsYou you]] and how you live your life, making decisions that will make or break you as you grow up. The game begins with a personality test featuring a series of true and false questions to make up your personality. Afterwards, you will constantly make decisions of how you feel or act to scenarios, starting from your birth and continuing off through your Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adulthood, Adulthood, Middle Age and Old Age chapters of your life. The goal is to live your life as long and as fulfilling as possible, although [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential it certainly doesn't stop you from trying to off yourself as early and painfully as possible.]]
18th Jul '14 1:27:33 AM MacronNotes
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* AbusiveParents: Well Billy's mum don't seem too nice and your own parents will occasionally spank you. But that was 1986 times have changed.
** And mum feeding you with soap when you are a teenager and have told her you swear, so what?
2nd Jul '14 8:11:42 AM Angeldeb82
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* [[spoiler: AccidentalPervert]]: [[spoiler:The man who gropes your spouse. He had cerebral palsy and the groping was an accidental involuntary movement for which he would've apologized if you don't make a scene.]]


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* [[spoiler: AccidentalPervert]]: [[spoiler:The man who gropes your spouse. He had cerebral palsy and the groping was an accidental involuntary movement for which he would've apologized if you don't make a scene.]]
2nd Jul '14 8:11:16 AM Angeldeb82
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Mentioned once or twice.



** And the boss you as a male can get a CrowningMomentOfAwesome on, you get to break his nose and then are treated as a hero when he is about to fire you.

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** And the boss you as a male can get a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome on, you get to break his nose and then are treated as a hero when he is about to fire you.



* AxeCrazy: During an after-school fight with a violent boy in your Childhood stage, there is a chance the boy will pull out a knife after you punched him and attempt to stab you with it, being stopped in doing so by a teacher who rescues you. [[CurbStompBattle However, in the times this doesn't turn violent, the boy will instead be laughed at and run away crying upon being punched.]] Also, in your Adult stage, there is a maniac driver who will nearly crash into you [[spoiler:and further attempt to kill you by either running you off the road or shooting you if you provoke him]].
* BathroomStallGraffiti: As a female character, a kid named Kirby writes some slanderous material about you on one of the stalls of the boys' bathroom at your school. You have the option of sneaking in there and erasing it. As a male character, you can draw some of your own. [[spoiler:Although, you get caught red-handed by none other than [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr. Black.]] ]]

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* AxeCrazy: AxCrazy: During an after-school fight with a violent boy in your Childhood stage, there is a chance the boy will pull out a knife after you punched him and attempt to stab you with it, being stopped in doing so by a teacher who rescues you. [[CurbStompBattle However, in the times this doesn't turn violent, the boy will instead be laughed at and run away crying upon being punched.]] Also, in your Adult stage, there is a maniac driver who will nearly crash into you [[spoiler:and further attempt to kill you by either running you off the road or shooting you if you provoke him]].
* BathroomStallGraffiti: As a female character, a kid named Kirby writes some slanderous material about you on one of the stalls of the boys' bathroom at your school. You have the option of sneaking in there and erasing it. As a male character, you can draw some of your own. [[spoiler:Although, you get caught red-handed by none other than [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr. Black.]] Black]].]]



* CampGay / [[spoiler:CampStraight]]: Mr. Andre, whom you and your friends mistake for [[CampGay an obviously gay man]]. [[spoiler:If you choose to help him after school, you learn he is, in fact, straight, and has a wife and a daughter around your age at the time who the narrator puts great effort in pointing out she is incredibly attractive.]]



* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: One of the scenarios involve your friends asking whether you've seen a show you weren't able to watch. You can then bluff them either on how you've seen the show or the reason why you didn't, but if your stats don't meet up it leads to this.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: One of the scenarios involve involves your friends asking whether you've seen a show you weren't able to watch. You can then bluff them either on how you've seen the show or the reason why you didn't, but if your stats don't meet up it leads to this.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Mentioned once or twice.



* DrillSergeantNasty: Mr. Black



* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Your date's father [[spoiler:averts this trope amazingly if you respond to his questions about his child by implying you'll spend all night feeling her up and hope to have sex before the night ends. [[YouBastard Whether you were really sarcastic or not]]]].
* MrFanservice: Both you in certain events (the boy-band scenario, for instance), and the wish fulfillment your spouse would dream up, especially in Adulthood and Middle Age.



* CampGay / [[spoiler:CampStraight]]: Mr. Andre, whom you and your friends mistake for [[CampGay an obviously gay man]]. [[spoiler:If you choose to help him after school, you learn he is, in fact, straight, and has a wife and a daughter around your age at the time who the narrator puts great effort in pointing out she is incredibly attractive.]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: Mr. Black



* GratuitousForeignLanguage: When visiting the fortune teller, (who has a vaguely Eastern European Accent),you are not prompted with the usual responces of "Yes or "No", but instead, "Da" or "Nyet".

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: When visiting the fortune teller, (who has a vaguely Eastern European Accent),you Accent), you are not prompted with the usual responces responses of "Yes or "No", but instead, "Da" or "Nyet".



* HighSchoolSweetHearts: In the male version, if you dated with or went steady with a girl during your Adolescence years.
* InfantImmortality: Can get [[AvertedTrope averted]] several times throughout the Infancy and Adolescence years.

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* HighSchoolSweetHearts: HighSchoolSweethearts: In the male version, if you dated with or went steady with a girl during your Adolescence years.
* InfantImmortality: Can get [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} several times throughout the Infancy and Adolescence years.



* MissConception: This can be [[InvokedTrope invoked]] and then {{lampshaded}} in a scenario with your boyfriend/girlfriend in your adult years, wherein you don't have a condom and have to decide whether to go through with sleeping with them or not. If you choose to assure your boyfriend/girlfriend that it's okay as long as you use the "pull out" method, the narrator will lecture you on it.

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* MissConception: This can be [[InvokedTrope invoked]] {{invoked|Trope}} and then {{lampshaded}} in a scenario with your boyfriend/girlfriend in your adult years, wherein you don't have a condom and have to decide whether to go through with sleeping with them or not. If you choose to assure your boyfriend/girlfriend that it's okay as long as you use the "pull out" method, the narrator will lecture you on it.



* MrFanservice: Both you in certain events (the boy-band scenario, for instance), and the wish fulfillment your spouse would dream up, especially in Adulthood and Middle Age.



* RandomNumberGod: While most of the outcomes and scenarios are decided by your choices and your traits, some of the outcomes fall into this with some being blessings and other being curses or bad results whatever choices you make. As seen below, there are more curses than blessings, through many of these have a very slim chance of happening and some may be removed from the 1985 edition in the web and iphone editions:
** Blessings: [[spoiler: Getting born with an random event that gives you $1000 extra starting cash(may be a margin of error of $1 through), getting born with an random event where your father buys a baseball glove that increases your physical traits, throwing a brick across the window without breaking anything in childhood, defeating the bully in childhood without him taking out the knife(or in the female game, getting her friends to jump on you), winning the cereal and comic book contests and getting money from it, learning something from the vocational meeting in young adulthood if you have a career and attaining resources from it, seeing that Mr. Harry(the candy seller) did not get cancer and moving to Florida(most cases where the event is experienced he contacts cancer and dies shortly after you visit him), taking much of the town with him to his new home, and having your secret recipe sold to a food company.]]
** Curses: [[spoiler: Getting born with either or BOTH the milk and the breathing defect, Getting unlucky enough to have [[NonstandardGameOver some of the events in infancy and childhood that would normally decrease your stats or end up in a bad choice resulting in your death]], getting scarred in any manner while your father is ironing the shirt, having the bully who stole your toy truck in infancy come back to face you when you go back to retrieve it after running from him, failing the "in car scenario" in infancy despite your intellect(the one where you have to answer if it's a tiger or Zebra), getting caught and killed by the molester in Childhood DESPITE making the right choice, getting an event about an emotionally troubled relative or family member attempting suicide that causes your social status to take a significant PLUNGE in the adolescence stage, not being crowned king & queen at the senior prom with a steady girlfriend, getting events in young adulthood having your father die from a traffic accident via drunkenness or a heart attack or your mother dying from cancer(which closes off many events that require both parents to be alive AND living together), learning nothing from the vocational meeting in young adulthood if you have a career, getting random events about your parents divorcing and your father coming back and killing you, failing to sell your secret recipe, failing to sell well from your book if you succeed in writing it due to financial and publishing difficulties, getting an event where you find out that your date is married and [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin getting caught by his/her husband/wife after trying to have an affair with them, thus ending the relationship]](similarly there is one where you refuse to talk about marriage in adulthood and he/she leaves you as a result), and finally, getting jilted on wedding day and abandoned at the altar by your fiancée (this even happens if he/she has an honest personality, through, for the iPhone version, the frequency of this could have been an occasional bug)]]

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* RandomNumberGod: While most of the outcomes and scenarios are decided by your choices and your traits, some of the outcomes fall into this with some being blessings and other being curses or bad results whatever choices you make. As seen below, there are more curses than blessings, through many of these have a very slim chance of happening and some may be removed from the 1985 edition in the web and iphone [=iPhone=] editions:
** Blessings: [[spoiler: Getting born with an random event that gives you $1000 extra starting cash(may cash (may be a margin of error of $1 through), getting born with an random event where your father buys a baseball glove that increases your physical traits, throwing a brick across the window without breaking anything in childhood, defeating the bully in childhood without him taking out the knife(or knife (or in the female game, getting her friends to jump on you), winning the cereal and comic book contests and getting money from it, learning something from the vocational meeting in young adulthood if you have a career and attaining resources from it, seeing that Mr. Harry(the Harry (the candy seller) did not get cancer and moving to Florida(most Florida (most cases where the event is experienced he contacts cancer and dies shortly after you visit him), taking much of the town with him to his new home, and having your secret recipe sold to a food company.]]
** Curses: [[spoiler: Getting born with either or BOTH the milk and the breathing defect, Getting unlucky enough to have [[NonstandardGameOver [[NonStandardGameOver some of the events in infancy and childhood that would normally decrease your stats or end up in a bad choice resulting in your death]], getting scarred in any manner while your father is ironing the shirt, having the bully who stole your toy truck in infancy come back to face you when you go back to retrieve it after running from him, failing the "in car scenario" in infancy despite your intellect(the one where you have to answer if it's a tiger or Zebra), getting caught and killed by the molester in Childhood DESPITE making the right choice, getting an event about an emotionally troubled relative or family member attempting suicide that causes your social status to take a significant PLUNGE in the adolescence stage, not being crowned king & queen at the senior prom with a steady girlfriend, getting events in young adulthood having your father die from a traffic accident via drunkenness or a heart attack or your mother dying from cancer(which cancer (which closes off many events that require both parents to be alive AND living together), learning nothing from the vocational meeting in young adulthood if you have a career, getting random events about your parents divorcing and your father coming back and killing you, failing to sell your secret recipe, failing to sell well from your book if you succeed in writing it due to financial and publishing difficulties, getting an event where you find out that your date is married and [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin getting caught by his/her husband/wife after trying to have an affair with them, thus ending the relationship]](similarly relationship]] (similarly there is one where you refuse to talk about marriage in adulthood and he/she leaves you as a result), and finally, getting jilted on wedding day and abandoned at the altar by your fiancée (this even happens if he/she has an honest personality, through, for the iPhone version, the frequency of this could have been an occasional bug)]] bug)]]
* SarcasmBlind: Your date's father [[spoiler:averts this trope amazingly if you respond to his questions about his child by implying you'll spend all night feeling her up and hope to have sex before the night ends. [[YouBastard Whether you were really sarcastic or not]]]].



* SupremeChef: You can potentially be one in Adulthood where you try to think of the right ingredient to add to make a dish your family and friends rave about. [[spoiler:If the RandomNumberGod agrees with you, you can become an overnight fast food sensation as well.]]


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* SupremeChef: You can potentially be one in Adulthood where you try to think of the right ingredient to add to make a dish your family and friends rave about. [[spoiler:If the RandomNumberGod agrees with you, you can become an overnight fast food sensation as well.]]
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