History YMMV / CarnEvil

23rd Apr '17 12:32:19 AM Sammettik
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* NauseaFuel: The Freak Show level.

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* NauseaFuel: The Freak Show level.level: Big Bearded lady eaten by maggots followed by a vat full of those same maggots followed by zombies getting ground up into a meal for a giant Frankenstein baby.


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* SpecialEffectsFailure:
** The first few inmates you fight in the "Breakfast Bowl" segment of the "Freak Show" level have a unique death animation where they fall off the conveyor belts, but due to the camera angle they end up falling ''through'' them instead. In the same level, Rodz sometimes has Tort's voice.
** In the "Haunted House" level, the zombie arms coming out of the hallway aren't properly synched up with the prerendered background, with one of them being so misaligned it's blocked by the wall ''entirely''. The annoying thing is that [[FakeDifficulty it can still hit you]].
22nd Apr '17 11:45:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The fast-paced gameplay, cartoony ([[{{Gorn}} if garishly so]]) art-style, and [[EarWorm catchy]] ([[LyricalDissonance if stealthily creepy]]) songs can do wonders to combat the worst of the NightmareFuel the rest of the game has in spades. The fact the game seems to be an AffectionateParody of [[NarmCharm lovably]] SoBadItsGood [[SlasherFilm Slasher Films]] (up to a [[WhatAnIdiot head-slappingly stupid]] "TheEndOrIsIt" ending [[spoiler: where our hero apparently had [[BloodKnight so much fun barely escaping CarnEvil the first time]] [[WhatAnIdiot that he goes]] ''[[OhNoNotAgain for a second round!!!]]'']]) only adds to the demented fun.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The fast-paced gameplay, cartoony ([[{{Gorn}} if garishly so]]) art-style, and [[EarWorm catchy]] ([[LyricalDissonance if stealthily creepy]]) songs can do wonders to combat the worst of the NightmareFuel the rest of the game has in spades. The fact the game seems to be an AffectionateParody of [[NarmCharm lovably]] SoBadItsGood [[SlasherFilm Slasher Films]] (up to a [[WhatAnIdiot head-slappingly stupid]] "TheEndOrIsIt" ending [[spoiler: where our hero apparently had [[BloodKnight so much fun barely escaping CarnEvil the first time]] [[WhatAnIdiot that he goes]] goes ''[[OhNoNotAgain for a second round!!!]]'']]) only adds to the demented fun.



* {{Fanon}}: Even though both players are male (if there was [[ShrodingersPlayerCharacter ever a second player at all]]), fans tend to call the protagonist Jacob, and the player 2 character Lisa. The official website [[http://web.archive.org/web/20010405123820/http://www.carnevil.com/main.html never named them]], and no names are given [[http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/C/CarnEvil_2Player_Dedicated_25in_1640069101_Nov_1998.pdf in the manual either]]. It appears that the names came about when someone added them to the Wikipedia page in July 2007, and the fandom ran with them.

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* {{Fanon}}: Even though both players are male (if there was [[ShrodingersPlayerCharacter [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter ever a second player at all]]), fans tend to call the protagonist Jacob, and the player 2 character Lisa. The official website [[http://web.archive.org/web/20010405123820/http://www.carnevil.com/main.html never named them]], and no names are given [[http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/C/CarnEvil_2Player_Dedicated_25in_1640069101_Nov_1998.pdf in the manual either]]. It appears that the names came about when someone added them to the Wikipedia page in July 2007, and the fandom ran with them.
22nd Apr '17 11:37:36 PM Sammettik
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* EarWorm: Most of the music, but the "Bunyan Ride" jingle is catchy as a mofo.
* {{Fanon}}: Even though both players are male (if there was [[ShroedingersPlayerCharacter ever a second player at all]]), fans tend to call the protagonist Jacob, and the player 2 character Lisa. The official website [[http://web.archive.org/web/20010405123820/http://www.carnevil.com/main.html never named them]], and no names are given [[http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/C/CarnEvil_2Player_Dedicated_25in_1640069101_Nov_1998.pdf in the manual either]]. It appears that the names came about when someone added them to the Wikipedia page in July 2007, and the fandom ran with them.
* GoddamnedBats: Played obnoxiously straight. Also featured in the same vein as bats are maggots, spiders, floaty bug things, and LITERAL spider monkeys.
* HilariousInHindsight: Hambone and the Guilloteens manning the food court sound nearly exactly like [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Pyro.]]

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* EarWorm: Most of the music, but the "Bunyan Ride" jingle is catchy as a mofo.
hell.
* {{Fanon}}: Even though both players are male (if there was [[ShroedingersPlayerCharacter [[ShrodingersPlayerCharacter ever a second player at all]]), fans tend to call the protagonist Jacob, and the player 2 character Lisa. The official website [[http://web.archive.org/web/20010405123820/http://www.carnevil.com/main.html never named them]], and no names are given [[http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/C/CarnEvil_2Player_Dedicated_25in_1640069101_Nov_1998.pdf in the manual either]]. It appears that the names came about when someone added them to the Wikipedia page in July 2007, and the fandom ran with them.
* GoddamnedBats: Played obnoxiously straight. Also featured in the same vein as bats are maggots, spiders, floaty bug things, and LITERAL literal spider monkeys.
* HilariousInHindsight: Hambone and the Guilloteens manning the food court sound nearly exactly like [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Pyro.]]
monkeys.
22nd Apr '17 11:34:03 PM Sammettik
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* {{Fanon}}: Even though both players are male (if there was [[GunsAkimbo ever a second player at all]]), fans tend to call the protagonist Jacob, and the player 2 character Lisa. The official website [[http://web.archive.org/web/20010405123820/http://www.carnevil.com/main.html never named them]], and no names are given [[http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/C/CarnEvil_2Player_Dedicated_25in_1640069101_Nov_1998.pdf in the manual either]]. It appears that the names came about when someone added them to the Wikipedia page in July 2007, and the fandom ran with them. In fanart, Jacob is depicted with a red jacket, a green t-shirt with blue jeans and carries a flashlight, while Lisa wears a blue [[BareYourMidriff crop-top jacket]], jeans and a purple-and-white hat.

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* {{Fanon}}: Even though both players are male (if there was [[GunsAkimbo [[ShroedingersPlayerCharacter ever a second player at all]]), fans tend to call the protagonist Jacob, and the player 2 character Lisa. The official website [[http://web.archive.org/web/20010405123820/http://www.carnevil.com/main.html never named them]], and no names are given [[http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/C/CarnEvil_2Player_Dedicated_25in_1640069101_Nov_1998.pdf in the manual either]]. It appears that the names came about when someone added them to the Wikipedia page in July 2007, and the fandom ran with them. In fanart, Jacob is depicted with a red jacket, a green t-shirt with blue jeans and carries a flashlight, while Lisa wears a blue [[BareYourMidriff crop-top jacket]], jeans and a purple-and-white hat.



* {{Nausea Fuel}}: The Freak Show level.

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* {{Nausea Fuel}}: NauseaFuel: The Freak Show level.
20th Aug '16 10:30:08 PM Sammettik
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* TearJerker: Meta example. The fact that Midway is dead + the factor of this game being fairly obscure to the general public = the fact that this game will likely never get a sequel or even a ''port''.
25th Jun '16 2:47:01 AM bt8257
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* GoddamnBats: Played obnoxiously straight. Also featured in the same vein as bats are maggots, spiders, floaty bug things, and LITERAL spider monkeys.

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* GoddamnBats: GoddamnedBats: Played obnoxiously straight. Also featured in the same vein as bats are maggots, spiders, floaty bug things, and LITERAL spider monkeys.
1st Jun '16 10:03:22 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* TearJerker: Meta example. The fact that Midway is dead + the factor of this game being fairly unpopular = the fact that this game will likely never get a sequel.

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* TearJerker: Meta example. The fact that Midway is dead + the factor of this game being fairly unpopular obscure to the general public = the fact that this game will likely never get a sequel.sequel or even a ''port''.
11th May '16 9:02:12 PM Nettacki
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** Presumably, he was trying to get aboard [[BigBad Tökkentäkker's]] CoolAirship, since [[LoadBearingBoss killing him would destroy CarnEvil]]. Then again, it's still fair to say that he clearly has a few screws loose up there, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero as he unwittingly started up CarnEvil in the first place]], and the first thing he does when he gets out of that hell [[spoiler: [[IgnoredAesop is feeding Umlaut a new token]] ''[[OhNoNotAgain to do it all over again!!!]]'']]

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** Presumably, he was trying to get aboard [[BigBad Tökkentäkker's]] CoolAirship, since [[LoadBearingBoss killing him would destroy CarnEvil]]. Then again, it's still fair to say that he clearly has a few screws loose up there, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero as he unwittingly started up CarnEvil in the first place]], and the first thing he does when he gets out of that hell [[spoiler: [[IgnoredAesop is feeding feed Umlaut a new token]] ''[[OhNoNotAgain to do it all over again!!!]]'']]
6th Dec '15 1:55:58 PM DrNoPuma
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* FridgeBrilliance: While the ending still ''is'' rather stupid (see CrossesTheLineTwice and WhatAnIdiot), it makes sense that an arcade shooter would have an ending with an in-game explanation to how the next player to pick up the controller can play the game.
** It makes sense that Umlaut is such a loud-mouthed {{Troll}}: He ''is'' TheJester, after all! And back in the Middle Ages, that's what jesters did: they made fun of everyone.
* FridgeHorror: Assuming that the plotline of [[spoiler:[=CarnEvil=] starting back up when the main character puts the token in Umlaut's mouth again]] is canon, does this mean that [[spoiler:the events of the game happen over and over... '''''forever?''''']]
1st Nov '15 4:04:32 PM colourblindzebra
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*HoYay: [[DeadlyDoctor Dr. Klot]] seems ''particularly'' interested in the Protagonist.
--> Dr. Klot: "Boy, what a ''fine'' specimen!"
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