History Videogame / NoMoreHeroes

18th Jul '17 2:34:48 PM Redkun
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* WakeUpCallBoss: Shinobu. You can brute-force the first two bosses by relentlessly attacking them; Shinobu is the first boss that requires you to be patient, observe attack patterns and openings, and make use of the block/dodge commands.

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* WakeUpCallBoss: Shinobu. You can brute-force the first two bosses by relentlessly attacking them; Shinobu is the first boss that requires you beginners to be patient, observe attack patterns and openings, and make use of the block/dodge commands.
18th Jul '17 2:33:32 PM Redkun
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* WakeUpCallBoss: Shinobu. At first, her attacks aren't too powerful; but when her HP is approaching zero, she starts using a prolonged version of her slash attack, which takes away a large part of Travis' own HP. This attack is the reason why players who relentlessly attacked the first two bosses end up losing to her.

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* WakeUpCallBoss: Shinobu. At first, her attacks aren't too powerful; but when her HP is approaching zero, she starts using a prolonged version of her slash attack, which takes away a large part of Travis' own HP. This attack is the reason why players who relentlessly attacked You can brute-force the first two bosses end up losing by relentlessly attacking them; Shinobu is the first boss that requires you to her.be patient, observe attack patterns and openings, and make use of the block/dodge commands.
17th Jun '17 1:07:33 AM 4444jdm
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The Spanish translation from Virgin Play removes a lot of the swear words, even though the game is rated 16+ and Spain makes no fuss over swearing, plus since only the subtitles were only translated, anyone can hear and clearly tell all the times a character says "fucking" or something, yet the subtitles omit them.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The Spanish translation from Virgin Play removes a lot of the swear words, even though the game is rated 16+ and Spain makes no fuss over swearing, plus since [[NoDubForYou only the subtitles were only translated, translated]], [[DownplayedTrope anyone can hear and clearly tell all the times a character says "fucking" or something, yet the subtitles omit them.them]].



** The original intent for the game had tons of gore and left the bodies of ranked fight opponents after they die. This was how the American version of the game was released. The Japanese version removed all the blood, replacing it with smoke, and removed the bodies. This was apparently intentional, as excessive violence is less acceptable in mainstream Japanese games. To the consternation of many European fans, the PAL version is taken from the Japanese cut, as Rising Star Games decided this version would appeal to a wider audience and improve sales. It had also just released after the classification controversy over ''{{Manhunt}} 2'', and Red Star may have been attempting to avoid a similar problem. They have promised the sequel will not be censored, and it wasn't. The Japanese sequel is still censored. The UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} and UsefulNotes/XBox360 remake ''No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise'' is uncensored.

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** The original intent for the game had tons of gore and left the bodies of ranked fight opponents after they die. This was how the American version of the game was released. The Japanese version removed all the blood, replacing it with smoke, and removed the bodies. This was apparently intentional, as excessive violence is less acceptable in modern-day mainstream Japanese games. To the consternation of many European fans, the PAL version is taken from the Japanese cut, as Rising Star Games decided this version would appeal to a wider audience and improve sales. It had also just released after the classification controversy over ''{{Manhunt}} 2'', and Red Star may have been attempting to avoid a similar problem. They have promised the sequel will not be censored, and it wasn't. The Japanese sequel is still censored. The UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} and UsefulNotes/XBox360 remake ''No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise'' is uncensored.
31st May '17 1:53:02 PM Luigitehplumber
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Spain's translation removes a lot of the swearwords, even though the game is rated 16+ and Spain makes no fuss over swearing, plus since the voices are still in English, anyone can hear and clearly tell all the times a character says "fucking" or something, yet the subtitles omit them.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Spain's The Spanish translation from Virgin Play removes a lot of the swearwords, swear words, even though the game is rated 16+ and Spain makes no fuss over swearing, plus since only the voices are still in English, subtitles were only translated, anyone can hear and clearly tell all the times a character says "fucking" or something, yet the subtitles omit them.



** The original intent for the game had tons of gore and left the bodies of ranked fight opponents after they die. This was how the American version of the game was released. The Japanese version removed all the blood, replacing it with smoke, and removed the bodies. This was apparently intentional, as excessive violence is less acceptable in mainstream Japanese games. To the consternation of many European fans, the PAL version is taken from the Japanese cut, as Red Star games decided this version would appeal to a wider audience and improve sales. It had also just released after the classification controversy over ''{{Manhunt}} 2'', and Red Star may have been attempting to avoid a similar problem. They have promised the sequel will not be censored, and it wasn't. The Japanese sequel is still censored. The UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} and UsefulNotes/XBox360 remake ''No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise'' is uncensored.

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** The original intent for the game had tons of gore and left the bodies of ranked fight opponents after they die. This was how the American version of the game was released. The Japanese version removed all the blood, replacing it with smoke, and removed the bodies. This was apparently intentional, as excessive violence is less acceptable in mainstream Japanese games. To the consternation of many European fans, the PAL version is taken from the Japanese cut, as Red Rising Star games Games decided this version would appeal to a wider audience and improve sales. It had also just released after the classification controversy over ''{{Manhunt}} 2'', and Red Star may have been attempting to avoid a similar problem. They have promised the sequel will not be censored, and it wasn't. The Japanese sequel is still censored. The UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} and UsefulNotes/XBox360 remake ''No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise'' is uncensored.
19th May '17 8:46:05 AM LentilSandEater
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* AntiHero: Travis Touchdown seems to be an experiment as to how far you can push the "anti" of AntiHero before he lapses into VillainProtagonist. Also, he is a Type I and a Type V anti-hero.

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* AntiHero: Travis Touchdown seems to be an experiment as to how far you can push the "anti" of AntiHero before he lapses into VillainProtagonist. Also, he is a Type I and a Type V anti-hero.
19th May '17 8:45:34 AM LentilSandEater
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Jeane.]] It's one of the few kills Travis isn't proud of.

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* AlasPoorVillain: AlasPoorVillain:
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[[spoiler: Jeane.]] It's one of the few kills Travis isn't proud of.



* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Which you have to pay for.
** Or dig out of the dumpster.

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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Which you have to pay for.
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for. Or dig out of the dumpster.
24th Apr '17 5:16:15 PM Frankencastle
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* ShoutOut: ''So'' many to ''Franchise/StarWars''. Reaches its peak at the 1st Rank battle--[[spoiler:after racing some Imperial troopers riding Tie-Fighter motorbikes on your own X-Wing styled scooter, you fight a Darth Vader {{Expy}} who tries to pull a LukeIAmYourFather on you]]. And the song played during the normal ending credits is a Suspiciously Similar Song of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' theme. And, of course, Travis' weapon is essentially a [[LaserBlade lightsaber]].
** There is a Nintendo 64-like console in Travis's room.
** Dr. Peace has [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun gold revolvers]].
** Letz Shake's visor appears to be a UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy, and the image on it appears to be the logo for Music/PublicImageLtd
** The plot sounds suspiciously like ''Film/BrandedToKill.''
** In the Final Battle, [[spoiler:you fight Jeane, a character who makes extensive use of duck-dodging to counter your attacks - a hallmark of the character homonym Gene from ''VideoGame/GodHand''.]]
** Next to the clothing shop, Area 51, there's a shop called [[CloverStudios Clover]].
** There are lots of references to previous Grasshopper works, too. The fridge in the Rank 2 boss fight in the first game says "[=Chiller7=]," a reference to [=Killer7=].
*** The "3... 2... 1... Zilch" and "Saved game beep" sound effects are references to [=Killer7=] as well, and other sound blips are borrowed from {{Flower Sun and Rain}}. Ermen Palmer is a {{Captain Ersatz}} for [[VideoGame/Killer7 Emir Parkreiner]], aka [[spoiler: Garcian Smith]]. Also ISZK Electronics and [=ZaKa TV=], said TV station being a reference to both ''VideoGame/MichiganReportFromHell'' and ''[=Killer7=]''. Not to mention that every Lovikov move references a member of the Smith Syndicate.
** The 'To Be Continued' at the end is in the style of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' title.
** [[http://nomoreheroesgame.us.ubi.com/#/internal:characters/sylvia The offical website]] for the sequel notes that Sylvia wears her SunglassesAtNight.
** One of [[spoiler: Henry's]] attacks involves shooting energy balls at you, a reference to one of the characters from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''.
** The title "No More Heroes" is a reference to the song of the same name by Music/TheStranglers.
--> [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation "No, no, that's a bit too obvious." ]]
*** You can actually see a poster referencing the song slapped on an otherwise nondescript wall in Santa Destroy.
** In a further punk reference, the sword Three Girl Rhumba is named after a song by Music/{{Wire}} (the one Elastica basically hijacked with "Connection").
** The background music in Thunder Ryu's Gym is a heavy metal Suspiciously Similar Song of "Eye Of The Tiger".
** Travis' figurines, among them Franchise/SailorMoon, [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Reisen]], and [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} The Lady Fighter]].
** In the original trailer for the first game, Sylvia instructs Travis to "[[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} aim for the top!]]"
** A parody of the Music/SexPistols' album, ''Never Mind The Bollocks...'', is displayed across the street from the Beef Head video store.
*** Another band parody, this time of Music/BlackSabbath, is displayed on a t-shirt you can buy once you become 4th in rank.
*** Travis' many shirts are ripe with references, referencing everything from previous Grasshopper works (there are several ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'' and ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' designs) to existing magazines and publications to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': one shirt has a very familiar pair of red, open-mouthed lips.
** Travis' Strawberry On The Shortcake attack has [[DragonballZ his hair turn gold and gains an increase in attack and speed]].
** Sylvia Christel is named after actress [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Kristel Sylvia Kristel]], mostly known for the role of Emmanuelle in the eponymous french softcore films.
** There is one to ''Film/TheWarriors''. In Dr. Peace's stage, all the mooks are dressed in baseball gear. Though none of them are wearing face paint like the Furies. Also they have the word Warrior written on the front of their jerseys.

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* ShoutOut: ''So'' many to ''Franchise/StarWars''. Reaches its peak at the 1st Rank battle--[[spoiler:after racing some Imperial troopers riding Tie-Fighter motorbikes on your own X-Wing styled scooter, you fight a Darth Vader {{Expy}} who tries to pull a LukeIAmYourFather on you]]. And the song played during the normal ending credits is a Suspiciously Similar Song of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' theme. And, of course, Travis' weapon is essentially a [[LaserBlade lightsaber]].
** There is a Nintendo 64-like console in Travis's room.
** Dr. Peace has [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun gold revolvers]].
** Letz Shake's visor appears to be a UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy, and the image on it appears to be the logo for Music/PublicImageLtd
** The plot sounds suspiciously like ''Film/BrandedToKill.''
** In the Final Battle, [[spoiler:you fight Jeane, a character who makes extensive use of duck-dodging to counter your attacks - a hallmark of the character homonym Gene from ''VideoGame/GodHand''.]]
** Next to the clothing shop, Area 51, there's a shop called [[CloverStudios Clover]].
** There are lots of references to previous Grasshopper works, too. The fridge in the Rank 2 boss fight in the first game says "[=Chiller7=]," a reference to [=Killer7=].
*** The "3... 2... 1... Zilch" and "Saved game beep" sound effects are references to [=Killer7=] as well, and other sound blips are borrowed from {{Flower Sun and Rain}}. Ermen Palmer is a {{Captain Ersatz}} for [[VideoGame/Killer7 Emir Parkreiner]], aka [[spoiler: Garcian Smith]]. Also ISZK Electronics and [=ZaKa TV=], said TV station being a reference to both ''VideoGame/MichiganReportFromHell'' and ''[=Killer7=]''. Not to mention that every Lovikov move references a member of the Smith Syndicate.
** The 'To Be Continued' at the end is in the style of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' title.
** [[http://nomoreheroesgame.us.ubi.com/#/internal:characters/sylvia The offical website]] for the sequel notes that Sylvia wears her SunglassesAtNight.
** One of [[spoiler: Henry's]] attacks involves shooting energy balls at you, a reference to one of the characters from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''.
** The title "No More Heroes" is a reference to the song of the same name by Music/TheStranglers.
--> [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation "No, no, that's a bit too obvious." ]]
*** You can actually see a poster referencing the song slapped on an otherwise nondescript wall in Santa Destroy.
** In a further punk reference, the sword Three Girl Rhumba is named after a song by Music/{{Wire}} (the one Elastica basically hijacked with "Connection").
** The background music in Thunder Ryu's Gym is a heavy metal Suspiciously Similar Song of "Eye Of The Tiger".
** Travis' figurines, among them Franchise/SailorMoon, [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Reisen]], and [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} The Lady Fighter]].
** In the original trailer for the first game, Sylvia instructs Travis to "[[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} aim for the top!]]"
** A parody of the Music/SexPistols' album, ''Never Mind The Bollocks...'', is displayed across the street from the Beef Head video store.
*** Another band parody, this time of Music/BlackSabbath, is displayed on a t-shirt you can buy once you become 4th in rank.
*** Travis' many shirts are ripe with references, referencing everything from previous Grasshopper works (there are several ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'' and ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' designs) to existing magazines and publications to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': one shirt has a
Has it's [[ShoutOut/NoMoreHeroes very familiar pair of red, open-mouthed lips.
** Travis' Strawberry On The Shortcake attack has [[DragonballZ his hair turn gold and gains an increase in attack and speed]].
** Sylvia Christel is named after actress [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Kristel Sylvia Kristel]], mostly known for the role of Emmanuelle in the eponymous french softcore films.
** There is one to ''Film/TheWarriors''. In Dr. Peace's stage, all the mooks are dressed in baseball gear. Though none of them are wearing face paint like the Furies. Also they have the word Warrior written on the front of their jerseys.
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24th Apr '17 3:17:30 PM Frankencastle
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: The game has a real affinity for modeling a number of it's characters after famous personalities. Examples include.
** Travis Touchdown's physical appearance and antics are based on Johnny Knoxville.
** Sylvia's design was based on Scarlett Johansson.
** Henry was modeled after Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis.
** Travis' mentor Thunder Ryu was based on famous Japanese wrestler Genichiro Tenryu.
24th Apr '17 3:06:21 PM Frankencastle
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* CriticalExistenceFailure



* NewGamePlus



* RankInflation



* RuleOfFunny



* {{Sidequest}}
21st Apr '17 9:44:00 PM nombretomado
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** Also subverted, as the instruction manual states that Naomi has a mysterious secret about her. All she does in the game is upgrade Travis' beam katana. Either this idea was dropped or Suda51 loves messing with ya. This could also be a possible Franchise/MetalGear shout out. Rumors have it that Naomi is [[OlderThanTheyLook in her 60's]], which would probably be the secret.

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** Also subverted, as the instruction manual states that Naomi has a mysterious secret about her. All she does in the game is upgrade Travis' beam katana. Either this idea was dropped or Suda51 [=Suda51=] loves messing with ya. This could also be a possible Franchise/MetalGear shout out. Rumors have it that Naomi is [[OlderThanTheyLook in her 60's]], which would probably be the secret.



* FastForwardGag: One late game conversation is fast forwarded; [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A22Nkt_fDBc slowed down]] it reveals [[ParentalIncest father-daughter incest]].]] The game hints ("It's impossible, it'll only jack up the age rating of this game even further") that the conversation was fast-forwarded to avoid a higher rating, but this isn't actually the case: {{Suda 51}} states that [[WordOfGod it was actually sped up due to]] RuleOfFunny...that, and the dialogue is a fairly lengthy {{Infodump}}. Travis' shocked reactions are priceless. (Of course, whether the ESRB ever listened to a slowed-down version, and how they would have reacted to it if they didn't, is a mystery for the ages.)

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* FastForwardGag: One late game conversation is fast forwarded; [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A22Nkt_fDBc slowed down]] it reveals [[ParentalIncest father-daughter incest]].]] The game hints ("It's impossible, it'll only jack up the age rating of this game even further") that the conversation was fast-forwarded to avoid a higher rating, but this isn't actually the case: {{Suda 51}} Creator/Suda51 states that [[WordOfGod it was actually sped up due to]] RuleOfFunny...that, and the dialogue is a fairly lengthy {{Infodump}}. Travis' shocked reactions are priceless. (Of course, whether the ESRB ever listened to a slowed-down version, and how they would have reacted to it if they didn't, is a mystery for the ages.)



* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000: Lampshaded interestingly. The game is in many ways a violent slugfest, but the game (and Suda51) has no problem in lampshading this repeatedly and [[ThisLoserIsYou mocking you for your violent, mindless tastes]] (also see the [[Analysis/NoMoreHeroes Analysis]] tab).

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* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000: Lampshaded interestingly. The game is in many ways a violent slugfest, but the game (and Suda51) [=Suda51=]) has no problem in lampshading this repeatedly and [[ThisLoserIsYou mocking you for your violent, mindless tastes]] (also see the [[Analysis/NoMoreHeroes Analysis]] tab).
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