History YMMV / CommandAndConquerRedAlert

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''.]]
27th Apr '14 7:56:11 PM JackTheHammer
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* DemonicSpiders:
** When playing as the Allies: Heavy Tank battalions. The basic Soviet tank already outclasses the Allied tanks, so you've got to rely on [[ZergRush Light & Medium Tank swarms]] to take them down.
** When playing as the Soviets: Apache helicopters. Because the Soviets dominate the air, the Allies are the ones who have good AntiAir units in the form of Rocket Soldiers & Destroyers. The Soviets, however, only have one mobile AA unit: the [[AwesomeButImpractical Mammoth Tank]], whose missiles are actually specialized to kill infantry, and thus aren't that effective against Apaches.
27th Apr '14 7:52:29 PM JackTheHammer
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* OlderThanTheyThink: Red Alert 1's second expansion pack, ''The Aftermath'', introduces many things that a lot of people think came in with Red Alert 2: Tesla Tanks, un-run-over-able Tesla Trooper (here called Shock Troopers), Demo Trucks, chrono-capable vehicles (Chrono Tanks in this case) and more.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Red ''Red Alert 1's 1's'' second expansion pack, ''The Aftermath'', introduces many things that a lot of people think came in with Red ''Red Alert 2: 2'': Tesla Tanks, un-run-over-able uncrushable Tesla Trooper Troopers (here called [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Shock Troopers), Demo Troopers]]), Demolition Trucks, chrono-capable vehicles (Chrono Tanks in this case) and more.more. And even {{Cyborg}} infantry, which many players think debuted in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun'': the Soviet SuperSoldier Volkov is a cyborg.
** 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''.]]
5th Apr '14 1:30:26 PM despoa
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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, personally kills his lieutenants for any failure and 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, he uses his troops as sacrifical 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 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, village. He also personally kills his lieutenants for any failure and 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, he Stalin uses his troops as sacrifical 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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