History YMMV / CommandAndConquerRedAlert

19th Oct '17 3:48:34 PM Kadorhal
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* GoodBadBugs: If you click at the right time you can get a grenadier to throw a grenade a ridiculously long way, especially in the MS-DOS version of the game.

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* GoodBadBugs: If you click at the right time you can get tell a grenadier to change targets halfway through his throwing animation, he can throw a his grenade a ridiculously long way, especially in the MS-DOS version of the game.game. With the use of radar, you could get him to throw it ''across the map''.
19th Oct '17 3:45:08 PM Kadorhal
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* GuideDangIt: The second-last Soviet mission requires the player to capture the Chronosphere within the Allied base and prevent its subsequent destruction. Except capturing the Chronosphere produces the comically frustrating "Objective Reached. Mission Failed." voiceover, presumably due to a bug. The only way to progress is through a roundabout solution that essentially requires you to capture an Allied Barracks and then use your combined units to KillEmAll.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Soviets. They cross the MEH roughly THREE SECONDS into the first cutscene of the first game. Or more accurately, even BEFORE the game begins which you learn of within the first three seconds of their first cutscene, where Stalin and his subordinates are discussing the effects of Sarin gas upon a few unfortunate civilian "test subjects." Right before ordering you to raze a Polish village to the ground and kill everyone that inhabits it. [[SerialEscalation They get worse as the game goes on.]]

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* GuideDangIt: The second-last Soviet mission requires the player to capture the Chronosphere within the Allied base and prevent its subsequent destruction. Except capturing the Chronosphere produces the comically frustrating "Objective Reached. Mission Failed." voiceover, presumably due to a bug.bug where the game counts the Chronosphere falling out of Allied hands in any way - even capturing like the game tells you to do - just the same as if you blew the thing up. The only way to progress is through a roundabout solution that essentially requires you to capture an Allied Barracks and then use your combined units to KillEmAll.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Soviets. They cross the MEH roughly THREE SECONDS ''three seconds'' into the first cutscene of the first game. Or more accurately, even BEFORE '''before''' the game begins which you learn of within the first three seconds of their first cutscene, where Stalin and his subordinates are discussing the effects of Sarin gas upon a few unfortunate civilian "test subjects." Right before ordering you to raze a Polish village to the ground and kill everyone that inhabits it. [[SerialEscalation They get worse as the game goes on.]]



** The Tesla Tanks are even older than that: they were actually introduced in the first expansion pack, ''Counterstrike'', although they were special units that only appeared in select Soviet missions, and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness they used the Radar Jammer's sprite since the actual Tesla Tank sprite wasn't developed until]] ''Aftermath''.
* ParanoiaFuel: The Soviet campaign in the original is filled to brim with this. EVERY single Soviet character is looking for the chance for their own advancement, and mean AnyoneCanDie at a moment's notice. And there's Stalin, who is the same paranoid lunatic he was in RealLife that we see does the same purges he was infamous for.
* ScrappyMechanic: Having to severely bust up a building before you could capture it with an engineer can be seem as rather pointless by some. It didn't help that computer players would often sell a structure as it reached the red, meaning all that work would be for nothing. This would be the first, last and only game in the series to have this mechanic.

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** The Tesla Tanks are even older than that: they were actually introduced in the first expansion pack, ''Counterstrike'', although they were special units that only appeared in select Soviet missions, and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness they used the Radar Jammer's sprite since the actual Tesla Tank sprite wasn't developed until]] ''Aftermath''.
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* ParanoiaFuel: The Soviet campaign in the original is filled to brim with this. EVERY single Soviet character is looking for the chance for their own advancement, and mean that means AnyoneCanDie at a moment's notice. And there's Stalin, who is the same paranoid lunatic he was in RealLife that we see does the same purges he was infamous for.
* ScrappyMechanic: ScrappyMechanic:
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Having to severely bust up a building before you could capture it with an engineer can be seem seen as rather pointless by some. It didn't help that computer players would often sell a structure as it reached the red, meaning all that work would be for nothing. This would be the first, last and only game in the series to have this mechanic. mechanic.
** The need for silos to carry harvested ore before you can convert it to actual cash makes a return from and is just as annoying as it was in ''Tiberian Dawn''. Notably, while the Tiberium games kept using silos for story purposes, ''Red Alert'' completely dropped the need for silos after one game.
26th Nov '16 5:33:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: UsefulNotes/JosefStalin is portrayed as every bit the ruthless, paranoid dictator that he was in real life, but excludes any potential redeeming qualities he may have had and makes him even nastier in some regards. He builds up the Soviet military machine and invades the rest of Europe to establish his totalitarian rule over the entire continent. He orders his security officers to test Sarin gas on a town of innocent civilians and the player to kill the survivors and raze the village. He also personally kills his lieutenants for any failure, orders purges of his entire military staff on a whim, and largely destroys the countries he invades as he did with Greece. When the tide of war turns against him, Stalin uses his troops as sacrificial lambs to delay the Allied advance long enough so he can destroy the major European cities with his newly-developed nuclear missiles and force a victory.

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* CompleteMonster: UsefulNotes/JosefStalin is portrayed as every bit the ruthless, paranoid dictator that he was in real life, but excludes any potential redeeming qualities he may have had and makes him even nastier in some regards. He builds up the Soviet military machine and invades the rest of Europe to establish his totalitarian rule over the entire continent. He orders his security officers to test Sarin gas on a town of innocent civilians and the player to [[LeaveNoSurvivors kill the survivors survivors]] and raze the village. He also personally [[BadBoss kills his lieutenants lieutenants]] [[YouHaveFailedMe for any failure, failure]], orders purges of his entire military staff on a whim, and largely destroys the countries he invades as he did with Greece. When the tide of war turns against him, Stalin uses his troops as sacrificial lambs to delay the Allied advance long enough so he can destroy the major European cities with his newly-developed nuclear missiles and force a victory.
13th May '16 11:46:47 PM Deathhacker
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* ScrappyMechanic: Having to severely bust up a building before you could capture it with an engineer can be seem as rather pointless by some. It didn't help that computer players would often sell a structure as it reached the red, meaning all that work would be for nothing.

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* ScrappyMechanic: Having to severely bust up a building before you could capture it with an engineer can be seem as rather pointless by some. It didn't help that computer players would often sell a structure as it reached the red, meaning all that work would be for nothing. This would be the first, last and only game in the series to have this mechanic.
30th Dec '15 9:45:21 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: UsefulNotes/JosefStalin is portrayed as every bit the ruthless, paranoid dictator that he was in real life, but excludes any redeeming qualities he had and makes him even nastier in some regards. He builds up the Soviet military machine and invades the rest of Europe to establish his totalitarian rule over the entire continent. He orders his security officers to test Sarin gas on a town of innocent civilians and the player to kill the survivors and raze the village. He also personally kills his lieutenants for any failure, orders purges of his entire military staff on a whim, and largely destroys the countries he invades as he did with Greece. When the tide of war turns against him, Stalin uses his troops as sacrificial lambs to delay the Allied advance long enough so he can destroy the major European cities with his newly-developed nuclear missiles and force a victory.

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* CompleteMonster: UsefulNotes/JosefStalin is portrayed as every bit the ruthless, paranoid dictator that he was in real life, but excludes any potential redeeming qualities he may have had and makes him even nastier in some regards. He builds up the Soviet military machine and invades the rest of Europe to establish his totalitarian rule over the entire continent. He orders his security officers to test Sarin gas on a town of innocent civilians and the player to kill the survivors and raze the village. He also personally kills his lieutenants for any failure, orders purges of his entire military staff on a whim, and largely destroys the countries he invades as he did with Greece. When the tide of war turns against him, Stalin uses his troops as sacrificial lambs to delay the Allied advance long enough so he can destroy the major European cities with his newly-developed nuclear missiles and force a victory.
14th Aug '15 10:41:33 AM Doogie2K
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* GuideDangIt: The second-last Soviet mission requires the player to capture the Chronosphere within the Allied base and prevent its subsequent destruction. Except capturing the Chronosphere produces the comically frustrating "Objective Reached. Mission Failed." voiceover, presumably due to a bug. The only way to progress is through a roundabout solution that essentially requires you to capture an Allied Barracks and then use your combined units to KillEmAll.
11th May '15 12:18:18 AM Deathhacker
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* ScrappyMechanic: Having to severely bust up a building before you could capture it with an engineer can be seem as rather pointless by some.

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* ScrappyMechanic: Having to severely bust up a building before you could capture it with an engineer can be seem as rather pointless by some. It didn't help that computer players would often sell a structure as it reached the red, meaning all that work would be for nothing.
6th May '15 1:54:07 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Joseph Stalin is portrayed as every bit the ruthless, paranoid dictator that he was in real life, but excludes any redeeming qualities he had and makes him even nastier in some regards. He builds up the Soviet military machine and invades the rest of Europe to establish his totalitarian rule over the entire continent. He orders his security officers to test Sarin gas on a town of innocent civilians and the player to kill the survivors and raze the village. He also personally kills his lieutenants for any failure, orders purges of his entire military staff on a whim, and largely destroys the countries he invades as he did with Greece. When the tide of war turns against him, Stalin uses his troops as sacrificial lambs to delay the Allied advance long enough so he can destroy the major European cities with his newly-developed nuclear missiles and force a victory.

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* CompleteMonster: Joseph Stalin UsefulNotes/JosefStalin is portrayed as every bit the ruthless, paranoid dictator that he was in real life, but excludes any redeeming qualities he had and makes him even nastier in some regards. He builds up the Soviet military machine and invades the rest of Europe to establish his totalitarian rule over the entire continent. He orders his security officers to test Sarin gas on a town of innocent civilians and the player to kill the survivors and raze the village. He also personally kills his lieutenants for any failure, orders purges of his entire military staff on a whim, and largely destroys the countries he invades as he did with Greece. When the tide of war turns against him, Stalin uses his troops as sacrificial lambs to delay the Allied advance long enough so he can destroy the major European cities with his newly-developed nuclear missiles and force a victory.
18th Feb '15 9:43:08 AM TheJovian
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* ScrappyMechanic: Having to severely bust up a building before you could capture it with an engineer can be seem as rather pointless by some.
27th Apr '14 7:56:58 PM JackTheHammer
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** The Tesla Tanks are even older than that: they were actually introduced in the first expansion pack, ''Counterstrike'', although they were special units that only appeared in select Soviet missions, and they [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness they used the Radar Jammer's sprite since the actual Tesla Tank sprite wasn't developed until ''Aftermath''.]]

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** The Tesla Tanks are even older than that: they were actually introduced in the first expansion pack, ''Counterstrike'', although they were special units that only appeared in select Soviet missions, and they [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness they used the Radar Jammer's sprite since the actual Tesla Tank sprite wasn't developed until until]] ''Aftermath''.]]
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