History Videogame / Clonk

2nd Jan '16 11:52:18 AM Exxolon
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The [[http://clonk.de/?lng=en Clonk]] titles are a series of SideView German PC games, that put you in command of one or more of the eponymous clonks. As a general rule, you'll need to use them to build a functioning settlement, harvest all the gold/oil/whatever in a map, or [[CompetitiveMultiplayer kill off all of someone else's clonks]]. But it might be a race. Or a [[TenLittleMurderVictims murder mystery in progress]]. Or a game of tag. Or maybe there'll be [[WideOpenSandbox no goal at all.]] It varies hugely between levels, since the engine is fairly versatile and players can easily develop their own objects and scenarios.

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The [[http://clonk.'''''[[http://clonk.de/?lng=en Clonk]] Clonk]]''''' titles are a series of SideView German PC games, that put you in command of one or more of the eponymous clonks. As a general rule, you'll need to use them to build a functioning settlement, harvest all the gold/oil/whatever in a map, or [[CompetitiveMultiplayer kill off all of someone else's clonks]]. But it might be a race. Or a [[TenLittleMurderVictims murder mystery in progress]]. Or a game of tag. Or maybe there'll be [[WideOpenSandbox no goal at all.]] It varies hugely between levels, since the engine is fairly versatile and players can easily develop their own objects and scenarios.
6th Nov '15 4:51:11 AM Akriloth2160
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Iceblast spell looks cool and deals high damage, but with the preparation time, enemies will usually interrupt your channeling or jump out of range... unless you combine it with stun, the Spider Web spell or the like, in which case it becomes AwesomeYetPractical.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Iceblast spell looks cool and deals high damage, but with the preparation time, enemies will usually interrupt your channeling or jump out of range... range, unless if you combine it with stun, the Spider Web spell or the like, in which case it becomes AwesomeYetPractical.like..
21st Sep '15 2:13:15 PM nombretomado
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* {{Religion}}: The FantasyPantheon consists of two opposing deities called Sawelô and Teiwaz [[note]]which are names of [[NorseMythology norse runes]][[/note]]. The Order of Sawelô seems to be light-oriented and has powers like a [[EnergyBall lightning ball]] [[HolyHandGrenade attack]], while the Legion of Teiwaz is portrayed as darker and more sinister, with powers like [[LifeDrain a bloodsucking ray]]. Though LightIsNotGood and DarkIsNotEvil here; it more seems like GreyAndGreyMorality. Both factions fight each other with the same fanaticism, not to speak of their shared hatred for the atheistic mages and kanderians.

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* {{Religion}}: The FantasyPantheon consists of two opposing deities called Sawelô and Teiwaz [[note]]which are names of [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology norse runes]][[/note]]. The Order of Sawelô seems to be light-oriented and has powers like a [[EnergyBall lightning ball]] [[HolyHandGrenade attack]], while the Legion of Teiwaz is portrayed as darker and more sinister, with powers like [[LifeDrain a bloodsucking ray]]. Though LightIsNotGood and DarkIsNotEvil here; it more seems like GreyAndGreyMorality. Both factions fight each other with the same fanaticism, not to speak of their shared hatred for the atheistic mages and kanderians.
24th Aug '15 5:24:46 PM phoenix
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* SummonMagic: You can summon flaming snakes to attack an enemy, and [[GoshHornet zaps]] that defend you and aid you in melee.

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* SummonMagic: You can summon flaming snakes to attack an enemy, and [[GoshHornet [[BeeAfraid zaps]] that defend you and aid you in melee.
24th Aug '15 5:18:09 PM phoenix
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* BeeAfraid: What happens when you break a [[CallARabbitASmeerp zap]] nest.



* GoshHornet: What happens when you break a [[CallARabbitASmeerp zap]] nest.
11th Dec '14 5:16:12 AM Octagon8
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: Comprehensible for the most part, but some names and descriptions are overly literal. The clonk's is an example - "smart" would fit a lot better than "witty" - and the lorry is more of a cart, as it's usually pushed by hand.
11th Dec '14 5:07:17 AM Octagon8
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* AchievementSystem: A few fanmade scenarios have elaborate ones.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Throw a strong flint into a gold vein and stand too close, [[TooDumbToLive fire a cannon upwards]], or drop a zap nest next to yourself.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Throw a strong flint into a gold vein and stand too close, [[TooDumbToLive fire a cannon upwards]], or drop a zap nest next to yourself.yourself, drop a lump of dirt underwater and get stuck... there's may ways to have lethal accidents in Clonk.



* HumansAreWhite: Outside of Far Worlds, Western and fanmade expansion packs, all clonks look like identical stocky Middle-European guys. Open Clonk changes this.



* OneGenderRace: Before Open Clonk, all clonks are dudes, with the exception of a few {{NPC}}s in adventure scenarios.



* SomeDexterityRequired: For not falling off an edge with classic controls activated.

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* SomeDexterityRequired: For not falling off an edge with classic The "Classic" control scheme, the only one before Rage, is idiosyncratic: you keep moving into a given direction until you press the stop key. Players used to more conventional jump'n'run controls activated.(which Clonk Rage also offers) will likely fall off quite a few cliffs.



* ProjectileSpell: ZigZagged. Most offensive spells are aimed, while most support spells directly target an ally, but both have exceptions.



[[AC:Codename Modern Combat]]
A shooter pack based on Hazard systems, with intricate mechanics and a lot of decoration. Inspired primarily by the {{VideoGame/Battlefield|Battlefield}} series.

* AchievementSystem
* CombatMedic: The medics can hold their own in a fight quite well. The medic's submachine gun had to be nerfed more than any other weapon in this pack.
* ExplosionPropulsion: Explosions have large shockwaves that can knock clonks outside the damage radius off their feet.
* FlashOfPain
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The Antiskill's riot shield eats up bullets
* MagicalDefibrillator: Zap a dying ally with it and they'll reliably get back on their feet and regain their health over a short time.
* PistolWhip: Pressing the fire button near an enemy causes this.
* ShieldBash: Another ability of the riot shield. It seems to have more knockback than the PistolWhip.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: The riot shield stops bullets. Explosives ignore the shield. Bullets can shoot down explosives.




[[AC:Codename Modern Combat]]
A shooter pack based on Hazard systems, with intricate mechanics and a lot of decoration. Inspired primarily by the {{VideoGame/Battlefield|Battlefield}} series.

* CombatMedic: The medics can hold their own in a fight quite well. The medic's submachine gun had to be nerfed more than any other weapon in this pack.
* ExplosionPropulsion: Explosions have large shockwaves that can knock clonks outside the damage radius off their feet.
* FlashOfPain
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The Antiskill's riot shield eats up bullets
* MagicalDefibrillator: Zap a dying ally with it and they'll reliably get back on their feet and regain their health over a short time.
* PistolWhip: Pressing the fire button near an enemy causes this.
* ShieldBash: Another ability of the riot shield. It seems to have more knockback than the PistolWhip.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: The riot shield stops bullets. Explosives ignore the shield. Bullets can shoot down explosives.
11th Dec '14 4:49:40 AM Octagon8
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The [[http://www.clonk.de/ Clonk]] titles are a series of SideView German PC games, that put you in command of one or more of the eponymous clonks. As a general rule, you'll need to use them to build a functioning settlement, harvest all the gold/oil/whatever in a map, or [[CompetitiveMultiplayer kill off all of someone else's clonks]]. But it might be a race. Or a [[TenLittleMurderVictims murder mystery in progress]]. Or a game of tag. Or maybe there'll be [[WideOpenSandbox no goal at all.]] It varies hugely between levels, since the engine is fairly versatile and players can easily develop their own objects and scenarios.

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The [[http://www.clonk.de/ [[http://clonk.de/?lng=en Clonk]] titles are a series of SideView German PC games, that put you in command of one or more of the eponymous clonks. As a general rule, you'll need to use them to build a functioning settlement, harvest all the gold/oil/whatever in a map, or [[CompetitiveMultiplayer kill off all of someone else's clonks]]. But it might be a race. Or a [[TenLittleMurderVictims murder mystery in progress]]. Or a game of tag. Or maybe there'll be [[WideOpenSandbox no goal at all.]] It varies hugely between levels, since the engine is fairly versatile and players can easily develop their own objects and scenarios.



Clonk Rage is {{Shareware}}, of the limited-content demo variety, while all the older games are available for [[http://www.clonk.de/ce.php?lng=en free]].


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Clonk Rage is {{Shareware}}, The games used to be {{Shareware}} of the limited-content demo variety, while but nowadays they're all the older games are available for [[http://www.clonk.de/ce.php?lng=en free]].

free, including Clonk Rage.




* {{Abandonware}}: Sort of. Pre-''Clonk Endeavour'' titles, which used to be shareware, are fully available for free.

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* {{Abandonware}}: Sort of. Pre-''Clonk Endeavour'' titles, which The games used to be shareware, run on a shareware model, but now they are fully available for free.



* ExplosionPropulsion: Introduced into the game by the fan scenario "Pressurewavefight" (the title is an [[TranslationTrainwreck incomprehensibly]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation broken translation]] of the German "Druckwellenkampf". What is meant is something in the lines of "Blastwave Battle".), and officially inserted as a general gameplay element with Clonk Rage.

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* ExplosionPropulsion: Introduced into the game by the It used to only happen to clonks and vehicles. The fan scenario "Pressurewavefight" (the title is an [[TranslationTrainwreck incomprehensibly]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation broken translation]] of the German "Druckwellenkampf". What is meant is something in the lines of "Blastwave Battle".), ) introduced it for other inanimate objects, and "Clonk Rage" officially inserted it as a general gameplay element with Clonk Rage.element.



* RocketJump: "Flint jumps".

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* RocketJump: "Flint jumps".Flint jumps. You drop a flint on the floor or the wall you're jumping into and it flings you away when it explodes upon hitting the surface. Alternatively just hold a burning delayed flint while you're jumping. This has become a staple tactic especially for infiltration in bas



* StylisticSuck: The community has spawned the phenomenon of "Niwoh" (a malapropism of the word "Niveau" meaning 'level' as sophistication) scenarios, which are a combination of this, purposely inserted bugs, in-jokes, non-sequiturs, bad puns and [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs general wackiness]].

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* StylisticSuck: The community has spawned the phenomenon of "Niwoh" (a malapropism of the word "Niveau" meaning 'level' as sophistication) scenarios, which are a combination of this, purposely inserted bugs, in-jokes, non-sequiturs, bad puns and [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs general wackiness]].



* HyperactiveMetabolism: The pack introduced food that heals instantly. You can just swallow an entire loaf of bread to regain full health. Many other packs since have featured this mechanic since.



* AnimateDead: Turns a deceased clonk into a [[ArtificialStupidity dumb]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Type V]] zombie.

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* AnimateDead: Turns a deceased clonk into a [[ArtificialStupidity dumb]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Type V]] zombie.autonomous walking corpse.



* InASingleBound: With the "toad jump" spell, you can make huge leaps, and, when spamming it, practically fly.

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* InASingleBound: With the "toad jump" spell, you can make huge leaps, and, when and effectively fly by spamming it, practically fly.it.



* BoozeBasedBuff: Wompfberry whiskey is a healing item. To simulate inebriety, it [[InterfaceScrew wildly shakes the screen]] and randomly makes the clonk trip or change direction, though.

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* BoozeBasedBuff: Wompfberry whiskey is a healing item. To simulate inebriety, it [[InterfaceScrew wildly shakes the screen]] and randomly makes the clonk trip or change direction, though.and too much alcohol will actually damage you.



** {{Cowboy}}: Though they do way [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything less cattlekeeping]] than gunslinging - there ''isn't even cattle in the game''.

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** {{Cowboy}}: Though they do way They're all TheGunslinger foremost though, and [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything less cattlekeeping]] than gunslinging - there ''isn't even cattle there's no]] cattle, let alone cattlekeeping, in the game''.game at all.



** {{Outlaw}}

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** {{Outlaw}}{{Bandito}}



** {{CavalryOfficer}}



* GlassCannon: The assassin. He takes double damage, but has powerful capabilities like OneHitKill via BackStab or [[BoomHeadShot headshots]] with the crossbow, or nigh invisibility.

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* GlassCannon: The assassin. He takes double damage, but has powerful capabilities like OneHitKill via BackStab or BackStab, a sniper crossbow with highly damaging [[BoomHeadShot headshots]] with the crossbow, or headshots]], a grappling hook for maneuvering, and nigh invisibility.



* {{Religion}}: The FantasyPantheon consists of two opposing deities called Sawelô and Teiwaz [[note]]which are names of [[NorseMythology norse runes]][[/note]]. The Order of Sawelô seems to be light-oriented and has powers like a [[EnergyBall lightning ball]] [[HolyHandGrenade attack]], while the Legion of Teiwaz is portrayed as darker and more sinister, with powers like [[LifeDrain a bloodsucking ray]]. Though LightIsNotGood and DarkIsNotEvil here; it more seems like GreyAndGreyMorality. Both factions fight each other with the same fanatism, not to speak of their shared hatred for the atheistic mages and kanderians.

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* {{Religion}}: The FantasyPantheon consists of two opposing deities called Sawelô and Teiwaz [[note]]which are names of [[NorseMythology norse runes]][[/note]]. The Order of Sawelô seems to be light-oriented and has powers like a [[EnergyBall lightning ball]] [[HolyHandGrenade attack]], while the Legion of Teiwaz is portrayed as darker and more sinister, with powers like [[LifeDrain a bloodsucking ray]]. Though LightIsNotGood and DarkIsNotEvil here; it more seems like GreyAndGreyMorality. Both factions fight each other with the same fanatism, fanaticism, not to speak of their shared hatred for the atheistic mages and kanderians.



The Hazard pack is a CyberPunk shooter pack. The gameplay differs radically from standard Clonk gameplay.
* ActionBomb: Pyrocites.

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The Hazard pack is a CyberPunk futuristic shooter pack. The gameplay differs radically from standard Clonk gameplay.
gameplay, featuring agile combat with long-range weapons, while digging, settling and traditional weapons are mostly absent.
* ActionBomb: Pyrocites.The Pyrocite subspecies of aliens.



* DoomDoors
* DoubleJump: The hazard clonk can do this, and with a (so-called) jetpack, he can extend this to a triple jump.

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* DoomDoors
{{Cyberpunk}}: Many scenarios use this kind of setting, with company mercenaries having shootouts in abandoned storehouses.
* DoubleJump: The hazard clonk can do this, and with a (so-called) jetpack, he the jetpack can extend this to a triple jump.



* InformalEulogy: If you get killed, the game snarkily comments your death, also depending on death cause.

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* InformalEulogy: If you get killed, the game snarkily comments your death, also The kill log contains snarky mockery depending on death cause.the cause of death.



* MagneticWeapons: The particle cannon is described as a railgun, though it does energy-type damage.



* RayGun: The particle cannon is kind of a railgun, while the energy rifle is a rapid-fire gun firing energy charges.

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* RayGun: The particle cannon is kind of cannon, though nominally a railgun, while the energy rifle is a rapid-fire gun firing energy charges.



* SpaceMarine: Hazard clonks when fighting aliens.

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* SpaceMarine: Scenarios are usually framed with Hazard clonks when fighting aliens.being either this or mercenaries.



Eke Reloaded is an action shooter pack with a military setting. Though it deals with a civil war and an alien invasion, it has a tongue-in-cheek tone and parodies cliches of soldiers, military games and the Action genre in general. Unlike most other Clonk packs, it has an official backstory.

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Eke Reloaded is an action shooter pack with a military setting. Though it deals with a civil war and an alien invasion, it It has a tongue-in-cheek tone and parodies cliches of soldiers, military games and the Action genre in general. Unlike most other Clonk packs, it has an official backstory.backstory, featuring a global rebellion against the OneWorldOrder that ends with both factions teaming up to stop an AlienInvasion.



* DenialOfDiagonalAttack

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* DenialOfDiagonalAttackDenialOfDiagonalAttack: Most weapons only shoot in the direction you're facing.



* EveryCarIsAPinto: Airbikes blow up.



* GoingCritical: Bunkers blow up after a ten-second countdown, due to a reactor judging by their description.



* MadeOfExplodium: Airbikes.

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* MadeOfExplodium: Airbikes.GrievousHarmWithABody: In the remake, severed moff legs can inflict damage as they're flying off, often lethal to stippels.
* HealThyself: Almost dead? Burning? Drowning? Drinking a can of Neohexin fixes it all immediately.



* ScienceIsBad: Scientists are either portrayed as careless {{redshirt}}s or as just as careless experimentators (the Arso-Morf disaster was caused by experiments).

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* ScienceIsBad: Scientists are either portrayed as careless {{redshirt}}s or as just as careless experimentators utterly irresponsible, experimentating carelessly (the Arso-Morf disaster was caused by experiments).experiments) as well as cheerfully touching unknown stuff that turns out to be lethal.



** The unmutated stippels are [[BlobMonster quite amorphous]] {{One Hitpoint Wonder}}s with {{Fan Nickname}}s like "mean meatballs". They tend to appear in large groups, biting you and [[{{Knockback}} knocking you around]].

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** The unmutated stippels are toothy [[BlobMonster quite amorphous]] {{One Hitpoint Wonder}}s with {{Fan Nickname}}s like "mean meatballs".meatballs" and "killer pancakes". They tend to appear in large groups, biting you and [[{{Knockback}} knocking you around]].



** Moffs are spider-like stippels. They only appear when bred by muffuks and are very fast, quite sturdy and mobile and can kill you in three hits.



* StickyBomb: The omniblaster in a certain mode.
* TrickArrow: The harpoon can fire explosive arrows ''at machinegun rate'' and be immediately reloaded as long as you still ''have'' ammunition left.
* VideogameFlamethrowersSuck: Averted. Because Clonk fire (by default) does not extinguish over time, burning means certain death if there is no neohexine or water to extinguish you. The flamethrower is extremely efficient against stippels, because releasing a short flare only consumes a minimal amount of fuel.

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** Moffs look like three-legged beige harvestmen. They only appear when bred by muffuks and are very fast, quite sturdy and mobile and can kick you to death in two seconds.
* StickyBomb: The One mode of the omniblaster in a certain mode.
sticks to walls.
* TrickArrow: The harpoon can fire explosive arrows ''at machinegun rate'' and be immediately reloaded as long as you still ''have'' have ammunition left.
* VideogameFlamethrowersSuck: Averted. Because Clonk fire (by default) does not extinguish over time, burning means certain death if there is no neohexine neohexin or water to extinguish you. The flamethrower is extremely efficient against stippels, because releasing a short flare only consumes a minimal amount of fuel.



* MirrorMatch: Both teams start out with the same map layout and ressources. This carries over to mods with a dynamic map generator.

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* MirrorMatch: Both teams start out with the same map layout and ressources.resources. This carries over to mods with a dynamic map generator.



* HatOfPower: The Hunting Hat is the branger's agility.

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* HatOfPower: The Hunting Hat is the branger's agility.ranger's agility item.


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[[AC:Codename Modern Combat]]
A shooter pack based on Hazard systems, with intricate mechanics and a lot of decoration. Inspired primarily by the {{VideoGame/Battlefield|Battlefield}} series.

* CombatMedic: The medics can hold their own in a fight quite well. The medic's submachine gun had to be nerfed more than any other weapon in this pack.
* ExplosionPropulsion: Explosions have large shockwaves that can knock clonks outside the damage radius off their feet.
* FlashOfPain
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The Antiskill's riot shield eats up bullets
* MagicalDefibrillator: Zap a dying ally with it and they'll reliably get back on their feet and regain their health over a short time.
* PistolWhip: Pressing the fire button near an enemy causes this.
* ShieldBash: Another ability of the riot shield. It seems to have more knockback than the PistolWhip.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: The riot shield stops bullets. Explosives ignore the shield. Bullets can shoot down explosives.
24th Jul '14 8:30:29 AM hbi2k
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* MightyGlacier: The fighter can become this.

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* %%* MightyGlacier: The fighter can become this.
25th Feb '14 1:42:41 PM StFan
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* NintendoHard: It is meant to be a challenge even for veteran players. Rooms challenge you by various means, such as head-tilting puzzles rivalling ''{{La-Mulana}}'', head-tilting puzzles with additional [[MoonLogicPuzzle outside-the-box thinking]], the application of typical SequenceBreaking techniques, the RocketJump being the easiest of which, [[PlatformHell unfair platform segments]], exploitation of [[GoodBadBugs traditional bugs]], {{Timed Mission}}s, MalevolentArchitecture [[AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair hidden stuff]], {{death trap}}s, {{fake trap}}s... or ''all of this'' combined.

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* NintendoHard: It is meant to be a challenge even for veteran players. Rooms challenge you by various means, such as head-tilting puzzles rivalling ''{{La-Mulana}}'', ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', head-tilting puzzles with additional [[MoonLogicPuzzle outside-the-box thinking]], the application of typical SequenceBreaking techniques, the RocketJump being the easiest of which, [[PlatformHell unfair platform segments]], exploitation of [[GoodBadBugs traditional bugs]], {{Timed Mission}}s, MalevolentArchitecture [[AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair hidden stuff]], {{death trap}}s, {{fake trap}}s... or ''all of this'' combined.
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