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''Galaxia Chronicles'' is a side-scrolling PlatformGame developed by Renato Depaoli under the company name eiVix. It was released in 2010 for the PC, and a demo is available on their [[http://galaxiachronicles.com/main-en.html web site]].

The game follows the story of Maxx, an [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan orphan]] boy who grew up in [[CreatorProvincialism Rio de Janeiro]] and never knew his parents. He experiences a [[DreamSequence strange dream]] after falling unconscious on a beach, and before he can return home, he is [[AlienAbduction abducted]] by aliens known as TheGreys and taken to Galaxia, the birthplace of the universe. Before they can tell him why, though, their UFO is gunned down and pushed into a minefield by the Siris, a race of MechanicalLifeforms. As their ship falls apart, they help Maxx into an escape pod and send him soaring towards the moons of Galaxia.

From here, Maxx must travel across four of the eight moons - [[JungleJapes Fioni]], [[UnderTheSea Oceoni]], [[FloatingContinent Ceoni]], and [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Geloni]] - in order to unlock the Seal Crystals, discover [[ChosenOne who he really is]], and defeat the Siris, all while a mysterious [[ExpositionFairy prophet in black robes]] guides him along the way. Many of the game's events are revealed through animated CG cutscenes, and [[SceneryPorn the graphics as a whole are one of its major selling points]].

The game contains RPGElements. Collecting crystals will allow Maxx to level up, gain more HP and cause more damage to enemies. At certain levels, the range of Maxx's melee attacks will increase along with their color, and he also unlocks magical abilities that can be used through a menu.

Be careful, though, for [[BigBad HE]] is watching your every move...

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!!This game provides examples of:
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The [[spoiler:final]] battle takes place on one.
* BottomlessPits: One of the more frustrating elements of the game, especially during the longer levels when falling in one forces you to start all over from the beginning.
* BigBad: HIM
* ChosenOne: Maxx is a pretty straight example.
* CreatorProvincialism: The Greys show up in Rio De Janeiro to abduct Maxx, which happens to be the author's home town. [[TropesAreNotBad Not really a bad thing]], since this sort of thing almost always happens in the [[WeAllLiveInAmerica United States]] or [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Japan]].
* DarkestHour: After the Siris Queen is defeated, [[spoiler:The Phophet, who was the player's ExpositionFairy, is revealed to be under the BigBad's influence and delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Maxx. Afterwards, Maxx's dream sequence comes true, and by the time he finally confronts [[BigBad H]][[NoNameGiven I]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast M]], everything HE has been doing has gone perfectly to plan. The only thing that led to HIS downfall was that HE underestimated Maxx's HeroicResolve at the very last second. eiVix did a really good job of convincing you that Maxx [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt really was going to die]].]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The inhabitants of each moon only seem to help you after you bash their faces in through a miniboss fight.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Granted, Maxx is wearing a scuba suit for most of the game, but the only time he's not barefoot is when he's forced to dress warmly on the Geloni moon.
** Or when [[spoiler:he's in his Galaxian form.]]
* DreamingOfThingsToCome
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Siris have one on [[spoiler:the Geloni moon.]]
* EvilLaugh: [[BigBad HE]] indulges in this a few times, though it's only text.
* EvilPlan: The BigBad was [[BatmanGambit manipulating]] Maxx from the very beginning. [[spoiler:The Prophet isn't actually a person, but an [[AnimatedArmor animated cloak]] owned by [[BigBad H]][[NoNameGiven I]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast M]]. HE uses The Prophet to convince Maxx to embark on a journey to reactivate the Seal Crystals and destroy the Siris, so that HE will be [[SealedEvilInACan freed from HIS prison in the Bell Tower]]. Maxx, although skeptical, is nonetheless oblivious to this for the entire game. The only reason HE doesn't succeed is because Maxx's HeroicResolve allows him to change into his Galaxian form seconds before the BigBad tries to stab him with a knife.]] Keep in mind that Maxx [[MoralEventHorizon is only eight years old]]!
* ExpositionFairy: The Prophet, whom you meet on the first moon.
* FloatingContinent: The Ceoni moon is made up almost entirely of these. The later stages combine this with BigBoosHaunt.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Maxx's main form of attack. Notable in the fact that in certain levels, he can destroy such things as trees, stone walls, giant debris and even ''towers'' by punching and kicking them.
* GreenHillZone: The Fioni moon combines this with JungleJapes.
* TheGreys: These show up in Rio to abduct Maxx. They're more muscular than traditional greys, but other than that, they're fairly standard.
* TheLostWoods: Levels 1-4 and 1-5 on the Fioni Moon.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Black Shell is this to the Siris. He ends up [[TheUnfought destroying White Shell]] shortly after Maxx activates the final Seal Crystal.]]
* MoodWhiplash: White Shell hits Maxx so hard that he starts to ''graphically bleed from the mouth''.
* NoNameGiven: [[BigBad H]][[NoNameGiven I]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast M]].
* PalmtreePanic: The Oceoni Moon combines this with UnderTheSea.
* PlatformGame
* RPGElements
* SceneryPorn: One of the major selling points of the game is how gorgeous its graphics are, especially during the CG animated cutscenes.
* ShoutOut: WordOfGod says that ''VideoGame/{{Astal}}'' was a major source of inspiration for the game. The boss fight against Purple Shell has ties to Astal's Evil Eye battle.
** The second magic ability Maxx learns is the Hadouken. [[StreetFighter Sound familiar?]]
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The Geloni moon.
* SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay: Galaxia is the birthplace of the universe, but it just happens to be a massive Earth-like planet surrounded by eight small moons, each of which have drastically different climates and themes. It could be argued that [[AWizardDidIt mystical forces]] caused this, but still.
* UndergroundLevel: The Cave of Wonders, on the Fioni Moon. The cave on Geloni is an icy variation.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The first time Maxx [[spoiler:transforms into his Galaxian form]], the game switches to a side-scrolling shooter.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The special features reveal that Morcego the Purple Shell was supposed to have a pre-fight cutscene, but it was excluded from the game due to time constraints.

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