History Videogame / TheIdolmaster

12th Mar '17 12:19:14 AM virgofall
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** From ''[=SideM=]'': Teru, Kaoru and [[OneMarioLimit Tsubasa]] (not to be confused with Million Live's)

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** From ''[=SideM=]'': Teru, Kaoru and [[OneMarioLimit [[OneSteveLimit Tsubasa]] (not to be confused with Million Live's)



* ColourCodedCharacters: All of the idols have associated colors, as can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfmNtbtoi3A here.]]

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* ColourCodedCharacters: All of the idols have associated colors, as colors. The colors for 11 of them can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfmNtbtoi3A here.]] ]]
* ComicBookTime: This is more obvious in ''One For All'' and especially ''Platinum Stars'' but universal through the franchise - birthdays might be referred to from time to time, but with the exception of VideoGame/TheIdolmaster2 and other entries set in "Second Vision" nobody gets to age. Even then the idols only aged up one year.



* DownloadableContent

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* DownloadableContentDownloadableContent: New songs, costumes and accessories are regular fixtures as [=DLC=]. Some games include extra stories or additional rival units as well.



* EndlessGame: ''One For All'' and ''Platnium Stars'' still track weeks and seasons, but neither have the 52-week time limit to win that was present in previous games.



* {{Kawaiiko}}: Iori

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* {{Kawaiiko}}: IoriSome characters from the series work hard at being cute or deliberately play up their cuteness, such as Iori Minase from the original games, and Sachiko Koshimizu from ''Cinderella Girls''.



* LuckyCharmsTitle

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* LuckyCharmsTitleLuckyCharmsTitle: A ''@'' is used in place of the "a" in the "master" part of the name.



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Played straight until [[Videogame/TheIdolmaster2 THE iDOLM@STER 2]], in which everyone is one year older.

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* NoDamageRun: Some of the games provide a score bonus or other reward on completing a song with a full combo, though the amount of that bonus depends on the game itself.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Played straight until [[Videogame/TheIdolmaster2 THE iDOLM@STER 2]], in which everyone is one year older. None of the idols have aged since then, however. This is a side-effect of ComicBookTime being used throughout the series.



* OneSteveLimit: Averted trope. Within the mobile game spinoffs, many idols between them share first names. Notably, ''Cinderella Girls'', ''Million Live'' and ''[=SideM=]'' all have a character named "Nao" (Nao Kamiya, Nao Yokoyama and Nao Okamura in order, though only the first two share Japanese characters also), and the latter two games both have a "Tsubasa" in their respective game's main PowerTrio (Tsubasa Ibuki and Tsubasa Kashiwagi, same character).



* PaletteSwap: Though an UnlimitedWardrobe might be available, many of the items in that wardrobe are the same outfit with a different color scheme. This sometimes gets combined with ColourCodedCharacters, with a singular outfit or accessory having a different color depending on the idol wearing it.



* PunnyName / GoroawaseNumber: President Kuroi of 961 Production ("961" can be read as ''ku-ro-i'').

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* PunnyName / GoroawaseNumber: President GoroawaseNumber:
**President
Kuroi of 961 Production ("961" can be read as ''ku-ro-i'').



** LimitedWardrobe: A rare case where both apply. With the amount of DLC out there's almost no end to the clothes the girls can wear. But in the in-game communications they are always using the same set, the only diference being that it changes between Summer and Winter.

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** LimitedWardrobe: A rare case where both apply. With the amount of DLC out there's almost no end to the clothes the girls can wear. wear on stage. But in the in-game communications they are always using the same set, the only diference difference being that it changes between Summer and Winter.



--> '''RITSUKO:''' Eh? You want me to be an idol? I guess... if I could just be your very own idol, then... Wait, why do I have to say such embarassing lines?!

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--> '''RITSUKO:''' Eh? You want me to be an idol? I guess... if I could just be your very own idol, then... Wait, why do I have to say such embarassing embarrassing lines?!



* YouLoseAtZeroTrust: Your idol's performance drops dramatically if her tension is too low.

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* YouLoseAtZeroTrust: Your YouLoseAtZeroTrust:
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idol's performance drops dramatically if her tension is too low.low.
**In some games, having a low amount of memories can make the difficulty of lives, auditions and ''especially'' festivals range from simply hard to nigh-{{Unwinnable}}.


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%% * Antepiece: Some songs have a button pattern that repeats later on at a faster pace, such as Bokutachi no Resistance on MASTER.
* MetaMultiplayer: Leaderboards are maintained for the highest scores on each song.
* RhythmGame: Though the entire series has had rhythm-game-styled elements about it, ''Platinum Stars'' more closely resembles other rhythm games, with a setup that involves button patterns flying to a central, fixed point on-screen.
* UncannyValleyMakeup: Getting a low score on the cosmetics lesson results in the idol who took it wearing makeup that looks... almost stenciled on.
7th Mar '17 6:06:28 PM Ominae
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* ''Series/TheIdolmasterKR'' - A South Korean TV drama series produced under the direction of Amazon Prime.
6th Mar '17 12:27:26 AM Arcorann
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* {{Beat}} - From the new version of Danketsu:

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* {{Beat}} - {{Beat}}: From the new version of Danketsu:



* RelationshipValues: Tension, which has an impact on your idol's performance. Memories could also count as this.

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* RelationshipValues: Tension, which The Affection value in ''Starlight Stage''. To a lesser extent, Unity and Tension could count; though they are more like mood stats, they are heavily influenced by your actions and has an impact on your idol's unit's performance. Memories could also count as this.


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[[folder:'''The iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars''']]
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25th Feb '17 11:37:19 AM nombretomado
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** The 765 in 765 Studios is pronounced "na-mu-ko", from "nana" (7), "mu" (6, for counters), and "go" (5, where "go" and "ko" are the same character, mostly). If you still don't get it, this is how Namco is pronounced in Japan. This reference can also be found in other works by Namco, the RidgeRacer and AceCombat series being good examples.

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** The 765 in 765 Studios is pronounced "na-mu-ko", from "nana" (7), "mu" (6, for counters), and "go" (5, where "go" and "ko" are the same character, mostly). If you still don't get it, this is how Namco is pronounced in Japan. This reference can also be found in other works by Namco, the RidgeRacer and AceCombat ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series being good examples.
30th Jan '17 3:55:17 AM Arcorann
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That's ''The [=iDOLM@STER=]'' [sic]. It's a SimulationGame where you play as a producer for the "765 Production" (pronounced "[[MeaningfulName na-mu-ko]]") studio, and you have nine (technically ten) girls to choose as the company's next big singer.

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That's ''The [=iDOLM@STER=]'' [sic].[=iDOLM@STER=]''. It's a SimulationGame where you play as a producer for the "765 Production" (pronounced "[[MeaningfulName na-mu-ko]]") studio, and you have nine (technically ten) girls to choose as the company's next big singer.



* {{Joshikousei}}
* {{Kawaiiko}} - Iori
* KickTheDog - Kuroi in the anime continuity kicked a hard one when he sent {{Paparazzi}} to slander Chihaya with her DarkAndTroubledPast, traumatizing her for life and showing zero regret for it. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even the Jupiter trio do not approve]]. To some (and probably the Jupiter trio), this becomes a MoralEventHorizon, since the previous iterations of Kuroi were at best high-class {{Jerkass}}es and never tried traumatizing people for life.

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* {{Joshikousei}}
{{Joshikousei}}:
* {{Kawaiiko}} - {{Kawaiiko}}: Iori
* KickTheDog - KickTheDog: Kuroi in the anime continuity kicked a hard one when he sent {{Paparazzi}} to slander Chihaya with her DarkAndTroubledPast, traumatizing her for life and showing zero regret for it. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even the Jupiter trio do not approve]]. To some (and probably the Jupiter trio), this becomes a MoralEventHorizon, since the previous iterations of Kuroi were at best high-class {{Jerkass}}es and never tried traumatizing people for life.



* RelationshipValues

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* RelationshipValuesRelationshipValues: Tension, which has an impact on your idol's performance. Memories could also count as this.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YouLoseAtZeroTrust

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Of the original 765PRO ALLSTARS, Chihaya. The mobile games have quite a number of exotic hair colours.
* YouLoseAtZeroTrustYouLoseAtZeroTrust: Your idol's performance drops dramatically if her tension is too low.



* AlternateRealityGame - Touched on this in the arcade version: if you enter your cellphone number into your account, your idol will periodically send you text messages.

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* AlternateRealityGame - AlternateRealityGame: Touched on this in the arcade version: if you enter your cellphone number into your account, your idol will periodically send you text messages.



* DyeHard - Miki is an InUniverse example.[[spoiler: Her hair color is actually brown, and it's only revealed in her alternate route as Kakusei Miki.]]
* EndlessGame - It's impossible to "win" in the arcade game, per se... the goal is to keep your idol's career alive for as long as possible. In the XBox version, you "win" if you last a year.
* ImportantHaircut - During one path of her character storyline, [[spoiler:Miki cuts her hair and stops dying it blonde]].
* IntercourseWithYou - Agent Yoru Wo Iku
* PantyShot - Having low dancing skill may cause your idol to trip herself during the show. Combine it with costumes with skirts to get this trope.
* ScoringPoints - The number of fans your idol has.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia - [[spoiler:In the alternate Miki route, after she knows that the unit will be disbanded, she is surprised. Days later, she shows up having forgotten the memories between her and the Producer.]]

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* DyeHard - DyeHard: Miki is an InUniverse example.[[spoiler: Her hair color is actually brown, and it's only revealed in her alternate route as Kakusei Miki.]]
* EndlessGame - EndlessGame: It's impossible to "win" in the arcade game, per se... the goal is to keep your idol's career alive for as long as possible. In the XBox version, you "win" if you last a year.
* ImportantHaircut - ImportantHaircut: During one path of her character storyline, [[spoiler:Miki cuts her hair and stops dying it blonde]].
* IntercourseWithYou - IntercourseWithYou: Agent Yoru Wo Iku
wo Yuku
* PantyShot - PantyShot: Having low dancing skill may cause your idol to trip herself during the show. Combine it with costumes with skirts to get this trope.
* ScoringPoints - ScoringPoints: The number of fans your idol has.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia - TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler:In the alternate Miki route, after she knows that the unit will be disbanded, she is surprised. Days later, she shows up having forgotten the memories between her and the Producer.]]



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead - While very possible to do by yourself, it's also probably one of the reasons why 961 has the three idols it has - in fact, it's an odd case where the "redhead" of the trio is actually blonde, considering Takane's silver locks. [[spoiler: Unless, of course, you count Miki's hairstyle from after she stops dying it, which is probably closer to being red....]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience - The Perfect Sun girls (Makoto, Haruka, Yayoi and Hibiki) are red, the Wandering Star girls (Takane, Ami, Mami, Iori and Yukiho) are yellow, and the Missing Moon girls (Azusa, Chihaya, Miki and Ritsuko) are blue. This color code was also used in the mobile games, although changing the name of each category.
* DisproportionateRetribution - [[spoiler: Why did Miki switch from 765 Pro to 961 Pro? Because President Takagi ate her onigiri.]]
* LoverTugOfWar - The Producer is the victim of this in Azusa's ending, with her and Miki on each side.

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead - BlondeBrunetteRedhead: While very possible to do by yourself, it's also probably one of the reasons why 961 has the three idols it has - in fact, it's an odd case where the "redhead" of the trio is actually blonde, considering Takane's silver locks. [[spoiler: Unless, of course, you count Miki's hairstyle from after she stops dying it, which is probably closer to being red....]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience - ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Perfect Sun girls (Makoto, Haruka, Yayoi and Hibiki) are red, the Wandering Star girls (Takane, Ami, Mami, Iori and Yukiho) are yellow, and the Missing Moon girls (Azusa, Chihaya, Miki and Ritsuko) are blue. This color code was also used in the mobile games, although changing the name of each category.
* DisproportionateRetribution - DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: Why did Miki switch from 765 Pro to 961 Pro? Because President Takagi ate her onigiri.]]
* LoverTugOfWar - LoverTugOfWar: The Producer is the victim of this in Azusa's ending, with her and Miki on each side.



* ButtMonkey - Ryo's motivation for becoming an idol in the first place is to shed his girlyboy image and become more popular with the ladies. Naturally, [[DraggedIntoDrag his producer chooses to parade him onstage in a pink dress.]]
* ClarkKenting - Ryo's "disguise" consists of boob pads, make-up, and the removal of his glasses.
* NoIndoorVoice - Ai Hidaka.
* StacysMom - Ai becomes a victim of this. Her mother, an ex-idol herself, becomes nostalgic for the glory days when Ai makes it big and decides to make a comeback. Ai is shortly overshadowed in the public eye by her still incredibly hot mom.
* SuperTitle64Advance - The Idolm@ster Dearly Stars is for the Nintendo DS.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - Ryo

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* ButtMonkey - ButtMonkey: Ryo's motivation for becoming an idol in the first place is to shed his girlyboy image and become more popular with the ladies. Naturally, [[DraggedIntoDrag his producer chooses to parade him onstage in a pink dress.]]
* ClarkKenting - ClarkKenting: Ryo's "disguise" consists of boob pads, make-up, and the removal of his glasses.
* NoIndoorVoice - NoIndoorVoice: Ai Hidaka.
* StacysMom - StacysMom: Ai becomes a victim of this. Her mother, an ex-idol herself, becomes nostalgic for the glory days when Ai makes it big and decides to make a comeback. Ai is shortly overshadowed in the public eye by her still incredibly hot mom.
* SuperTitle64Advance - SuperTitle64Advance: The Idolm@ster Dearly Stars is for the Nintendo DS.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - WholesomeCrossdresser: Ryo



* AscendedExtra - Most of the opponents that you run into during rank-up festivals are cameo characters, some with models (Ai, Eri and Ryo from ''Dearly Stars'' and Touma, Hokuto and Shouta from ''TheIdolmaster2''), others {{in name only}} (Cineria, Yumeko[[note]]She's actually named something different, "Dreamy Girl", which is close to the meaning of Yumeko in English, "dream child"[[/note]] and [[spoiler:riola]] also from ''Dearly Stars'', and Hikari, Tsubomi and Nozomi from [[MythologyGag episode 10]] of [[{{Anime/TheIdolmaster}} the anime]]).

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* AscendedExtra - AscendedExtra: Most of the opponents that you run into during rank-up festivals are cameo characters, some with models (Ai, Eri and Ryo from ''Dearly Stars'' and Touma, Hokuto and Shouta from ''TheIdolmaster2''), others {{in name only}} (Cineria, Yumeko[[note]]She's actually named something different, "Dreamy Girl", which is close to the meaning of Yumeko in English, "dream child"[[/note]] and [[spoiler:riola]] also from ''Dearly Stars'', and Hikari, Tsubomi and Nozomi from [[MythologyGag episode 10]] of [[{{Anime/TheIdolmaster}} the anime]]).



* EveryoneHasASpecialMove - Each of the idols gets a unique burst skill of her own which triggers either during or after a burst appeal is performed.
* SkillScoresAndPerks - This game introduced a skill board for each producable idol, with differing stats and distributions for each idol, but all of them get access to trio memory appeals and trio [[LimitBreak burst appeals]], and each idol has [[EveryoneHasASpecialMove her own unique burst skill]].
* SliceOfLife - When compared to [[{{VideoGame/TheIdolmaster2}} its direct predecessor,]] the game has a higher emphasis on the girls' day-to-day life and how they interact with each other.

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* EveryoneHasASpecialMove - EveryoneHasASpecialMove: Each of the idols gets a unique burst skill of her own which triggers either during or after a burst appeal is performed.
* SkillScoresAndPerks - SkillScoresAndPerks: This game introduced a skill board for each producable idol, with differing stats and distributions for each idol, but all of them get access to trio memory appeals and trio [[LimitBreak burst appeals]], and each idol has [[EveryoneHasASpecialMove her own unique burst skill]].
* SliceOfLife - SliceOfLife: When compared to [[{{VideoGame/TheIdolmaster2}} its direct predecessor,]] the game has a higher emphasis on the girls' day-to-day life and how they interact with each other.
27th Jan '17 12:39:43 AM Arcorann
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* FreakyFridayFlip: This has happened in two dramas within the franchise. The first was the bonus track from the Masterpiece 05 CD, where all the idols switch with each other just before an interview recording. The second was a DLC scenario for SP where Chihaya switches with the Producer.
25th Dec '16 8:12:02 AM Smeagol17
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Incorporating elements from [[MinigameGame rhythm games]], {{Dating Sim}}s and [[{{Mons}} competitive online battling]], as well as an AllStarCast and a generous helping of {{Moe}}, this arcade game from Namco was an incredible hit in the arcades of Japan and created a whole franchise of sequels and spinoffs:

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Incorporating elements from [[MinigameGame rhythm games]], {{Dating Sim}}s and [[{{Mons}} competitive online battling]], as well as an AllStarCast and a generous helping of {{Moe}}, this arcade game from Namco was an incredible hit in the arcades of Japan and created a whole franchise of sequels and spinoffs:
25th Dec '16 8:11:48 AM Smeagol17
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Incorporating elements from [[MinigameGame rhythm games]], {{Dating Sim}}s and [[{{Mons}} competitive online battling]], as well as an AllStarCast and a generous helping of {{Moe}}, this game from Namco was an incredible hit in the arcades of Japan and created a whole franchise of sequels and spinoffs:

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Incorporating elements from [[MinigameGame rhythm games]], {{Dating Sim}}s and [[{{Mons}} competitive online battling]], as well as an AllStarCast and a generous helping of {{Moe}}, this arcade game from Namco was an incredible hit in the arcades of Japan and created a whole franchise of sequels and spinoffs:
10th Dec '16 3:42:11 PM Risetteer
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* ''Platinum Stars'', a sequel apparently similar in format to ''One for All'', with the setting shifted to a training camp.

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* ''Platinum Stars'', a sequel apparently similar on [=PS4=] set in format to ''One for All'', with the setting shifted to a training camp.
camp with more rhythm focused gameplay than previous main titles.
5th Dec '16 7:56:25 PM Arcorann
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* {{CrossOver}}: The cell phone ''Cinderella Girls'' and ''Side:M'' each have their own separate events with the cell phone rpg ''Granblue Fantasy''.

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* {{CrossOver}}: The cell phone ''Cinderella Girls'' and ''Side:M'' each have their own separate events with the cell phone rpg ''Granblue Fantasy''.''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy''.



* TitleDrop: The highest Producer Rank in the original game (as well as in Starlight Stage). Later games added ranks above this such as True Idolmaster.

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* TitleDrop: The highest Producer Rank in the original game (as well as in Starlight Stage). Later games added ranks above this such as True Idolmaster. In the true ending of ''SP'' [[spoiler:after the player character proclaims he'll stay a Producer rather than become the new president he says he'd also like to be known as the Idolmaster.]]
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