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''[[http://nesgodzillacreepypasta.blog.com/category/chap1/ NES Godzilla Creepypasta]]'' (Blogspot mirror [[http://nesgodzillacreepypasta.blogspot.com/2012/03/chapter-1-earth-mars.html here]]) is the work of sprite artist Cosbydaf. It relies on a combination of first person narrative and edited videogame screencaps to tell its story.

One day, Zachary, our protagonist, is given a bunch of NES games by an old friend of his. Being an enormous ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' fan, he starts with a nostalgic favorite, ''Videogame/GodzillaMonsterOfMonsters''. Shortly after beginning, he finds that the game is glitched, presumably from a hack. At first he's delighted to find that the game includes monsters that weren't in the original. He becomes suspicious when he faces extremely recent Godzilla enemies from films that came out long after the game's release.

Things take on a decidedly darker turn as a shapeshifting beast known only as "Red" appears, displaying awareness of Zach's existence; from there, environments become ever more sinister, cheesy monsters transform into indescribable abominations, and twisted worlds spawn, seemingly independent of Zach or even the game itself. The game reveals knowledge about Zach that it couldn't possibly have as the mind games of the insidious entity leading it all grow more and more aggressive.

Cosbydaf is currently publishing chapters of the story's sequel. It involves the game cartridge falling into the hands of another gamer named Carl, who plays through an entirely different adventure alongside Godzilla (of course) and Rodan, facing a group of giant monsters based off of the SevenDeadlySins. [[http://godzillareplay.blog.com/ You can find the sequel here]] (Blogspot mirror [[http://godzillareplay.blogspot.com/2012/09/prologue.html here]]).

The game series ''VideoGame/KaijuCombat'' ([[http://sunstone.co/games/kaiju-combat/ from Sunstone Games]] and developed by people who were involved in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise) [[AscendedFanon has been confirmed to feature the original story's antagonist, Red, and his archnemesis Solomon]].

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!!The series contains examples of:

* AbandonedLaboratory: Extus is brimming with cybernetic monstrosities, naturally.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Happens with the BaitAndSwitchBoss in the Tempest world in the sequel -- the fake boss is tongue-grabbed and eaten by the real, toad-like boss.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Zach ends up like this in the final battle]], where he cannot move his body to do anything but play the game. Fortunately, it's temporary.
* ApocalypticLog: [[spoiler:The Transcendence Project]] in the sequel has shades of this via journal entries.
* ArtEvolution: The sequel's screencaps use the NES's screen resolution and more plausible glitch graphics.
* ArtShift: In a non-comedic example, the graphics start out as fairly plausible for NES graphics, but from the Titanosaurus battle onwards begin to subtly shift into more advanced fare, culminating in Zenith's {{Womb Level}}s which look almost photorealistic.
* AscendedDemon: [[spoiler:Solomon]]. Note his [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red eyes turn blue after his resurrection.]]
* BackForTheFinale: After two worlds in which he doesn't appear, [[spoiler:Anguirus]] comes back for the final world.
* BackFromTheDead: All of the killed monsters and Face are revived after Red's defeat.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: At one point during one of the stages in Tempest, Carl (playing as King Caesar) comes across a large crocodile-like monster. Said monster is then grabbed by a weird-looking tongue and eaten alive. The tongue belongs to the real mini-boss: a giant, grotesque Surinam toad.
-->''(Carl comes across the fake boss)''\\
'''Carl:''' I think we're at a boss.\\
''(The real boss kills the fake one.)''\\
'''Carl:''' Definitely a boss.
* BerserkButton: Red ''really'' hates [[spoiler:Solomon.]]
* BigBad: Red, of course.
** In the sequel, Warlock is shaping up to be one. At least for the first five parts.
* BigGood: The blue angel, or [[spoiler:Melissa.]]
* BittersweetEnding: The narrator survived the game, [[spoiler:defeated Red, saved Melissa's soul, and everyone who died in the game came back to life]]. However, the experience left him horribly depressed and [[NowWhat not so sure what to do anymore]]. And the game cartridge is still out there...
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Red, whenever they're not [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]].
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler:Face]] does not appear to comprehend human morality and seem genuinely curious about it. Its emotional response to many of Zach's answers are equally incomprehensible.
* BodyHorror: Plenty, but in particular the mutated creatures on Entropy and pretty much everything on Zenith.
* BodyMotifs: Faces.
* BossRush: The end of "Extus" contains a battle with all of the "replacement" monsters one after another. [[FusionDance It ends with their combined form, the Chimera.]]
* BonusStage: The Heart Temple is full of harmless enemies that the narrator uses to refill his health.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: The last three questions of Face's first quiz. "Do you like dogs?" "Is the president good?" "Does your dog like the president?"
* BreatherLevel: [[invoked]]The snowy forest in Entropy, in stark contrast to the vast majority of the other levels, is downright relaxing. [[spoiler:Subverted when the narrator runs into a massive field of frostbitten animal corpses and psychotic raptors, then having to fight the Moon Beast with Mothra, THEN being brutally reminded of Melissa's death with Red's face popping out of a mass of "Kill" text. OUCH.]]
* BreathWeapon: [[CaptainObvious It's Godzilla game.]] Also [[spoiler:Red]] can apparently breathe fire, as demonstrated in the final battle.
** [[spoiler:Fire with a NightmareFace.]]
* ButThouMust: During Trance, Zach attempts to enter the base at the end of the map without fighting [[Film/{{Godzilla2000}} Orga]], only for the game to claim that there is no monster there and proceeds to put his monster near Orga.
* ChangingOfTheGuard: In the sequel, Carl is one who buys up Zach's old game out of curiosity. He's actually in contact with Zach and read the original creepypasta, so he has a general idea of what he's getting into. However, the game has altered itself again, so now Carl has his own adventure.
** Unlike Zach, Carl doesn't know much about Godzilla or how to play the game, nor does his share Zach's crazy skills. He is, however, apparently very good at platformers, so the game's difficulty hasn't caught up to him.
** Also notable is the fact that he plays the game one level at a time with long breaks between (Zach finished the entire game in one sitting). This probably helps him maintain his sanity.
** The story that we read on the blog is him taking notes ''while'' he's playing and screen-capping, so he comes off as not very talkative but very analytical and observant, relying on his pictures a little bit more than narration. In contrast, again, Zach put together his entire story after he finished the game, looking for some sort of catharsis in the process.
* CharacterSelectForcing: See ClassicVideoGameScrewYous.
* ChekhovsGun: Acacius, the monster who appears in the last level [[spoiler:which Red won't let Zach use until Melissa intervenes after all of the other monsters are dead.]]
* ClassicVideoGameScrewYous: [[spoiler:When Face asks Zach if he likes Mothra, and he answers "no," Face - in the very first time in the game - responds to his answer: he develops a maniacal expression, stating "TOO BAD!", and forces Zach to use Mothra for the entire level of Entropy. This ended up being {{justified|Trope}}, as many sections in this world required Mothra's flying ability to navigate or otherwise avoid unnecessary difficulty or KickTheDog moments.]]
** In the sequel, a monster called King Caesar is introduced. Playing as him caused Tempest's boss icon to move. [[spoiler:This is because he was the gray monster, now known as Warlock, in disguise.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: Face has a tendancy to ask strange questions like, "Does it taste good when you bite a woman?"
* ColorfulThemeNaming: Averted. While the BigBad of the first story is named "Red", [[http://nesgodzillacreepypasta.blogspot.com/2012/03/regarding-sequel-and-other-stuff.html the announcement for the sequel]] says that the one for the second story is "not named after a color". [[FanNickname That doesn't stop fans from calling him "Grey", however.]]
** Chapter 5 confirms Grey's real name: Warlock.
* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: [[invoked]]Zachary prefers the MightyGlacier Godzilla to the faster and stronger Anguirus and Solomon. It's not even a case of Godzilla being DifficultButAwesome; Zach just happens to be really good with Godzilla. It shows, too, since he takes down some very difficult bosses with Godzilla even when those monsters have obvious advantages over Godzilla in particular. Solomon is so much more powerful than Godzilla that Zach will turn to him for the hardest challenges, though.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Although Red purports to play by the rules, his monsters really are a bunch of cheating bitches. [[spoiler:And at the end of the game, Red directly kills Zach by shutting his heart off. Thankfully, this either caused Red to lose the power to lock Acacius from Zach, or gave another higher power an opening to intervene on Zach's behalf and unlock Acacius for his use.]]
* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:After Red takes out all four of Zach's active monsters]], Zach [[HopeSpot tries to activate the last one]], but Red paralyzes his heart and the screen flashes "GameOver"...
* DarkIsNotEvil: Solomon
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:Solomon]] would rather die than serve Red.
* DemonicSpiders: In an in-universe example, the narrator runs across a fair amount of these once [[spoiler:Red takes over.]]
* DoorOfDoom: In the sequel, a large gate appears between stages with seven empty slots that are filled whenever Carl defeats a boss. Presumably, beating them all opens it.
* DramaticDisappearingDisplay: Every display is gone in the chase stages, replaced by one word: RUN.
* DualBoss: The pyramid monsters.
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Acacius]] comes in at the most convenient time for Zachery, has no really backstory or lead up to his character, comes completely out of nowhere, [[spoiler:KILLS Red, AND brings back Godzilla, Mothra, Anguirus, and Solomon, whom have been either killed or eaten by Red prior to his appearance]].
** [[spoiler:Melissa's intervention]] seems to be the bigger Deus Ex Machina here, [[spoiler:Acacius]] being only part of it.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:In the ending of the first story, Red finally dies after Acacius finishes him off.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Well, BittersweetEnding. See the entry above.
* EldritchAbomination:
** [[BigBad Hellbeast/Red]]. Moon Beast and the various replacements for the Toho monsters also qualify.
** Face is a much more subtle version. It doesn't seem to [[BlueAndOrangeMorality understand human morality]], and judging from its questions ("Is water wet?") it comes from / perceives / is a location where conventional physics are unreliable at best. While not as evil as Red, it is also [[JerkassFacade kind of a dick.]]
** The Warlock from the sequel.
* EldritchLocation: The levels gradually begin taking on aspects of this, ceasing to become a series of obstacles and transforming into entire worlds where entities live out their lives independently.
* EleventhHourRanger: In a way, [[spoiler:Acacius.]]
* EmotionlessGirl: According to Zach, Melissa had her moments of this.
* EscapeSequence: "RUN". And you'd better!
* EscortMission: In the "Gelid" world in ''Replay'', Carl ends up escorting Gorosaurus (who he doesn't recognise, of course) and a little green creature from the "Amorphis" world named Usol out of the "Lost Way" level.
* EvilIsVisceral: Red certainly thinks so.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Red's voice in the audio adaptation is a deep, menacing whisper.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[BigBad Red]] and Face, who... are.
* {{Expy}}: Solomon heavily resembles the legendary cryptid Mothman. They're both gray humanoid figures with glowing red eyes and wings.
* FanNickname: [[spoiler:The main villain of Godzilla: Replay (whose real name is Warlock) has two: "GREY" and "LEAVE-demon"]]. Grey seems more fitting, as his predecessor was named Red...
* FanService: Not in the "cute girls in short skirts" variety, the "nerdy indulgence" variety. Appropriate enough for something from Bogleech, it's got kaiju, old video games with strange, abstract enemies, and of course good ol' fashioned NightmareFuel on top of it.
* FetusTerrible: The boss of one of the Zenith levels is a particularly nasty version of this.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: The setting of both the hellbeast chases and the final battle.
* FissionMailed: After Red [[spoiler:eats Godzilla, it looks like it's curtains for Zach... until Melissa saves him and unlocks the previously unusable monster.]]
* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:As more than a few readers have pointed out, the [[ThePowerOfLove True Love Conquers All]]-style happy ending is rather... out of place for a Creepypasta.]]
* GaiasLament: The aptly-named Entropy shows a beautiful world decay and mutate under the strain of industrialization. The harmless giraffe-herons become gruesome mummy-birds when exposed to toxic waste, the raptors turn homicidally insane, and [[spoiler:the moon itself gives birth to a fetal humanoid that transforms into a titanic abomination.]]
* GameBreaker: in-universe subversion with Solomon. He is essentially the best about both Mothra and Godzilla rolled into one monster (who in addition hits significantly harder than either of them), prompting Zach to call him "overpowered", but as the difficulty of the game mounts his high power becomes invaluable.
* GenreShift: It's early yet, but Godzilla Replay has more sci-fi aspects, such as inexplicable minigames that appear to be experiments of some sort, possibly on Carl, as well as an ApocalypticLog called "The Transcendence Project", which a previous owner from 1997 added into the game cartridge.
** In the original story, the cartridge features jumping puzzles that were not in the original game.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: This is the only way Red can emote.
** Not quite the only way (his brow occasionally furrows in anger and he opens his mouth to menace Zach at one point), but the most obvious.
** Godzilla also gets them in his very first true appearance in Godzilla Replay.
** Warlock, an otherwise completely grey demon, has glowing green eyes.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Solomon pulls one]] before the game begins.
* {{Hell}}: Zenith is basically this, mostly invoking BloodyBowelsOfHell but with plenty of FireAndBrimstoneHell mixed in.
* HellIsThatNoise: Invoked. Much of the soundtrack, but special mention goes to [[http://www.mediafire.com/?26130d5zbx9yy65 Unforgiving Cold]].
** The glacier levels' theme song compared to another subtle, eerie winter theme from VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry. Red delights in contorting the soundtrack in unrecognizable ways.
* InterfaceScrew: In the sequel, the game screen turns bright colors and tilts crazily from side to side during King Caeser's MushroomSamba (a result of hitting a tree covered in syringes).
* ItCanThink: Zachary has his suspicions about the game being sentient, beginning about halfway through. [[spoiler:It can indeed think.]]
** [[spoiler:The sequel reveals that it can create anomalies based on the players playing the game. The effects are quite unsettling.]]
* JerkassFacade: Face. Yeah, he took Godzilla and Anguirus from Zach, leaving him only with Mothra... [[spoiler:because some levels in Entropy would be impossible to beat with them, for example, Gold Labyrinth, while playing some others might have been either extremely difficult due to all the ground enemies (The Toxic Waste level) or might have lead to some awkward yet unavoidable KickTheDog moments (the forest level with the deer and creatures might have gone far different had he played it as Godzilla for example)]]. [[spoiler:And the fact he got revived by the Blue Angel at the end of the game should tell you he's not that bad.]]
* LetsPlay: The story is structured exactly as one, with a lot more narrative than is usual.
* {{Kaiju}}: Obviously. It's as much a love letter to obscure and fan-favorite ''Godzilla'' Kaiju as it is a creepypasta.
** WordOfGod has stated that Red was partially inspired by the idea of [[spoiler:[[Videogame/{{Earthbound}} Giygas]] as a kaiju.]] It explains so much.
* KnightOfCerebus: While the first two chapters are unsettling at most, it's when Red first appears that the game starts becoming nightmarish.
* MarathonBoss: In Extus, [[spoiler:Chimera takes Zachary a long time to kill. And that doesn't count the BossRush of Replacement Monsters that precedes it.]]
** [[spoiler:Red's final form]] and his absolutely ''massive'' health bar. It's implied that, even using [[spoiler:Acacius]], it took a while to defeat.
* MeaningfulName: Acacius: A quick search on Wikipedia shows that the majority of the notable Acaciuses of history were [[HolyBurnsEvil saints]], [[BadassPreacher clergymen]], or [[LawfulGood representatives of the imperial law]].
** The first creepypasta in general has these with the chapter titles. Extus is the term for exodus, Zenith is the term for full potential (once Red takes over the game), Entropy is decay over time, etc.
** The sequel is chock-ful of these. One example is that Carl states that he's rusty at chess, and a Patzer is someone who's bad at chess. Another is the world of [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Gelid]], which is a term for anything icy or cold, and so on and so forth. [[spoiler:Then there's Warlock, named for his sorcery and usage of black magic.]]
* MixAndMatchCritters: The boss of the "KILL" stage.
* {{Mordor}}: Red's homeworld, Zenith.
* MysteriousPast: Who exactly is [[spoiler:Solomon]]? What role did he play as one of Red's henchman? What caused his betrayal? Why did Red state "I ALWAYS HATED YOU"? And how does Face know him so well to entrust him to Zach? And most of all... What is the significance of STILL THE BEST 1973? Guess we'll never know...
* MonsterClown: Bobo
* MoodWhiplash: [[http://nesgodzillacreepypasta.blog.com/2012/03/18/alternate-ending/ The alternate joke ending]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Red"? Not scary. "''Hellbeast''"? Scary.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Red during the final boss fight. Up until that point he apparently had been rather careful not to "break the rules," until the last moment.]] This leads to leads to the EleventhHourRanger being usable.
* NintendoHard: The original game was hard enough, but [[InUniverse Red's alterations?]] BulletHell, GoddamnBats UpToEleven, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard cheating bosses]], [[FakeDifficulty random glitches designed to kill the PC, zero warning one-hit kills, no instructions for entirely new game mechanics]], and then finally the game actually made the room warm and made Zach dehydrated. Zach still beat it in ''one sitting'', with only ''one'' game-over that was itself actually just Red cheating.
* NothingIsScarier: Implemented to pants-wetting effect. Most prominent in the "Unforgiving Cold" level, which is a completely uneventful seven-minute trek down a blue stone hallway with a static effect on the screen, stone [[NightmareFace Nightmare Faces]] lining the ceiling, and eerie music in the background.
* NightmareFace: The Hell Beast has one, utilized to great effect when [[spoiler:it pops out from a screen-full of "KILL" to shock Zach -- and audience. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Face]] is killed and becomes a bleeding skull in the final world, Zenith.]]
** [[http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9813/newvillain013.jpg The new villain.]] His face resembles an angry version of an Easter Island face, which are creepy enough as is...
* OhCrap: Every time the narrator discovers a new way that [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the fourth wall fails to protect him.]]
** One word: Run!
* OneWingedAngel: Some of the new Godzilla monster bosses keep their alternate forms: Biollante, Battra, and [[spoiler:Destoroyah]]. Mecha-Godzilla starts off looking like normal Godzilla before the RoboticReveal [[spoiler:and then later changes into a "replacement" monster]]. In the last stage, [[spoiler:King Ghidorah apparently uses the replacement monster glitch to become Mecha King Ghidorah]]. And of course, there's [[spoiler:Red]].
* OriginStory: Carl's playthrough depicts Godzilla's origins. He starts out as a T-Rex type monster traversing an island, before the other dinosaurs become inexplicably violent. The level ends with Godzilla dueling a triceratops, while in the background a huge bomb drops slowly. Carl beats the triceratops before the minute is up, but the bomb explodes anyway. There's a photorealistic shot of a nuclear mushroom cloud before a similarly realistic Godzilla pops into the screen with glowing red eyes. A lovely introduction to the game.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The "angel" that's featured in the center of the site's banner [[spoiler:blocks the Hell Beast (and promptly gets killed, crying TearsOfBlood as it happens) to give Godzilla time to escape. It is eventually revealed to be the spirit of Melissa, an old flame of the narrator, and later returns to save him from Red's wrath.]]
** [[spoiler:A skull-faced red angel with a similar design appears in the red temple stage on Zenith -- but is nowhere near as friendly.]]
* OurMonstersAreWeird: Are they ever. [[EvilIsVisceral Even]] [[EldritchAbomination more]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent so]] [[{{Hell}} in the Zenith levels]].
* PerpetualFrowner: Red never smiles, not even triumphantly.
* PragmaticAdaptation: An audio adaptation can be found on Youtube. The narrator actually sounds terrified during the frightening moments. There are also a few [[JumpScare Jump Scares]] that the original version couldn't do.
* {{Prehistoria}}: The first stage in the sequel, which shows Godzilla's origins in the Mesozoic. Also, parts of Entropy in the original. A number of prehistoric animals appear in the past versions of the hourglass levels, and the deerlike creatures appearing throughout Entropy are based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrauchenia Macrauchenia]], which did live with giant sloths but not raptors.
* PsychoticSmirk: Face's appropriately-dubbed "Maniacal" expression, brought out when [[spoiler:he takes Godzilla and Anguirus from Zach, forcing him to use Mothra]].
* PurposelyOverpowered: Solomon can fly and does about twice the damage Godzilla does, and attacks twice as fast. While Zach loves using him, he [[RuleOfCool still prefers Godzilla]].[[spoiler:Acacius is even more overpowered, doing about 4-10 times as much damage as the other monsters and his beam attack combines both regular eye beams and a stream of light from his hands.]]
* RecurringBoss[=\=][[spoiler:FinalBossPreview]]: Red, [[spoiler:if this was a normal video game at all]]. The end of each stage starting with "Pathos" is an EscapeSequence where he chases after you and his touch is a OneHitKill. In the final level [[spoiler:you fight him instead. Fortunately he can't OneHitKill you... [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou it's against the rules.]]]]
* RevisedEnding: PlayedForLaughs [[http://nesgodzillacreepypasta.blog.com/2012/03/18/alternate-ending/ here]].
* {{Satan}}: Essentially what Red represents.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Red, though to a limited extent; he can modify whole levels and even boards, but even warped and tweaked as the game is, he has to follow the rules of the game engine. Trying to force a GameOver to prevent Zach from using [[EleventhHourRanger Acacius]] is ''not'' within these rules, and he pays for it.
* SensoryAbuse: During Zenith, the music for the first part of the level after the red temple is a cacophony of NES sounds.
* SequelHook: The game cartridge is still out there.
* SeriesHiatus: Godzilla Replay halted in September 2012 due to cosbydaf getting burned out. When he decided to get going again, he apparently had PC problems, and therefore had only started Chapter 4 and was unable to work on it. He eventually sorted out his issues, though, and Chapter 4 was released almost a year later, on the 6th of September.
* SevenDeadlySins: Replay has levels based on the Deadly Sins.
** Gelid is Sloth. The level and the monsters are light blue, the level's motif is ice and cold (which slows down), the boss' name is Lethar (as in "lethargic") and Carl beats it by jumping around a lot (being the opposite of slothful).
** Corona is Pride. The level's color is purple, it has a lot of mirrors, one of the monster calls itself "the prettiest thing there could ever be", the boss' name is Exalton (exalted).
** Amorphis is Envy. The level is green, a monster complains that it's not fair that it can't be strong, and the boss Odia (as in "odious") takes the form of Godzilla sometimes (being envious of him).
** Tempest is Lust. There's a lot of Freudian imagery (like piercing), one of the monsters is [[ADateWithRosiePalms doing something... strange]], many of the monsters (including the boss) can call in "child" monsters, one of the minibosses violently explodes (as if climaxing), the boss' name is Salaac ("salacious").
* ShoutOut: [[{{Eversion}} MOTHER]]
** "[[Disney/TheLionKing I'll tell you a secret...]] [[spoiler:''I killed Melissa!'']]"
** The king that appears in the "Patzer" stage during Carl's playthough is the king from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames''.
** The first level of Tempest, the world based off of lust, takes place in heavy winds. The punishment for lust in [[TheDivineComedy Dantes Inferno]] was to be blown around by violent winds for eternity.
* TheSilentBob: Red ''never'' speaks [[spoiler:until Chapter 5. He gets real chatty in Chapter 8, though]].
** In contrast (possibly to differentiate him from his predecessor), Warlock from the sequel speaks quite frequently.
* SixthRanger: "Would you like a new monster?"
* {{Synchronization}}: In the final battle, whenever Red damages one of Zach's monsters, he feels the pain of it. [[OhCrap And some of Red's attacks include breathing a giant cone of fire and eating the opponent alive.]]
* SurrealSymbolicHeads: Nearly every one of the television sets displays one, making them unexplained bizarrities in an already-bizarre game. [[http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k211/snescube/Beaver.gif Beaver]], [[http://img9.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/14858/148580996b3e582f9bca75dd5631f66c2ebeb3a5.gif Eagle]], [[http://i40.tinypic.com/64gsur.jpg Executioner (whose mask has holes in the wrong places)]], and the illustrious [[http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k211/snescube/Godzilla%20Creepypasta%20Screencaps/MrFaucet.gif Mr. Faucet]].
** In-game, there are also the [[http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k211/snescube/Godzilla%20Creepypasta%20Screencaps/cliffs3.png~original suicidal eyeball-headed beings]].
* SuspiciousVideogameGenerosity: The penultimate level Extus provided not only the extremely powerful Solomon, but also "heart temple" levels with harmless creatures that provided health recovery. [[spoiler: Both of these things would be invaluable for [[BossRush what was to come]].]]
* TakeThat: The author delivers a potshot towards [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the 1998 remake]] towards the beginning of the game.
** Among the other games he got is "some stupid thing called ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}''".
* TechnicolorDeath: Red.
* ThatsNoMoon: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Moon Beast.]]
* TrickBoss: Of all the replacement bosses, Ghidorah's replacement is... a [[Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah Dorat]] that gets taken down by two slashes from Solomon... [[spoiler:then Chimera appears]].
* TheCameo:
** In Zenith Part 1, there is what appear to be a shrine with two statues. One of them is Red, the other is a reference to one of Cosbydaf's other creepypastas (it's just a joke).
** The sequel has several. A blue version of [[Videogame/GodzillaUnleashed Krystalak]] is the boss of an Ice Cave stage, and Gorosaurus appears in the Lost Way, accompanying Godzilla to the exit.
** Titanosaurus shows up in the Reef stage in Amorphis as a miniboss, and Manda appears as an NPC in the Depth stage..
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: As the unfortunate Zach finds out at the final stage of World 3, Trance.
** Near the end we learn that [[spoiler:Red has been watching Zach well before he started playing.]]
* TheLostWoods: The Entropy forest, which takes on the music of Unforgiving Cold the second time around.
* TheMostDangerousVideoGame: [[spoiler:Vaguely implied to be a conduit to other worlds, and possibly the afterlife. And it's still out there.]]
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: "Zenith". [[spoiler:The setting is basically Hell, the quiz game and television screens are broken, and the final two bosses before Red are King Ghidora and Destoroyah, two of the most infamous villains of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise.]]
* TierInducedScrappy: Mothra is regarded as this InUniverse.
* VideogameCaringPotential: In Entropy, Zachary feels it would be wrong to attack the deer-like creatures he finds there, and leaves them be. At times, he even chases away some raptor-like animals that appear to be their natural predator. [[spoiler:For good reason, in that these creatures might actually be alive.]]
* VillainBall: One gets the impression that ''Red'' of all "people" [[DidntThinkThisThrough didn't quite think his plans for the last world through]] - that is, separating Acacius from the main board, forcing Zach to use his other four monsters until only Acacius is left. Cue FridgeLogic: while this means that he can't use Acacius on Red... this also means Red has no way to kill his last monster, essentially making the game Unwinnable ''for both Zachary '''and''' Red''. This ''forces'' Red to break the rules and go in for the kill, allowing Melissa to step in and bring Acacius out for the final battle. Red really wrote his own demise when you think about it.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler:Red has a running form, a swimming form, and a flying form, which it uses to chase Godzilla, Anguirus, and Mothra, respectively. And, revealed in chapter 8, a [[OneWingedAngel giant form]].]]
** [[spoiler:Warlock pulls this in the sequel, pretending to be a new playable monster who quietly teleports the boss of Chapter 5 around until the player gets rid of his playable form.]]
* WhamEpisode: The first Hell Beast chase.
** The second part of "Entropy", in the "white tree" stage.
** The end of "Extus".
** Chapter five of the sequel has [[spoiler:Usol getting kidnapped. It also turns out that Warlock, the grey monster that has pursued Carl, is a shapeshifter.]]
* WhamLine: "[[JustBetweenYouAndMe I'll tell you a secret]]... [[spoiler:I KILLED MELISSA]]"
* WhamShot: The relief after Zachary cheers over completing one of the "Run" levels is immediately put asunder when Red ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou looks directly at him]]'' [[DoNotTauntCthulhu after being taunted]].
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Invoked. [[spoiler:"If you’re going to cheat, then why do you even let me use the controller?!" "CAN'T BREAK THE RULES"."]] Apparently Justified, since Red's attempt to break the rules lets Zach use the [[EleventhHourRanger Eleventh Hour Supermonster.]]
* WombLevel: The "organic levels" in Zenith. The monsters and obstacles are truly sickening, so much so that Zach nearly puked.
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