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[[caption-width-right:300:One hell of a Girls' Night Out.]]
->CAUTION: THE FOLLOWING GAME FEATURES [[CrazyAwesome HYPER]] [[{{Catfight}} CATFIGHTS]] AND [[FreudWasRight TONGUE-IN-CHEEK INNUENDOS]]. SO ENJOY.
-->-- The game's joke ContentWarnings

->[[VideoGame/BadDudes Pecan's boyfriend has been kidnapped by succubi. Are you a bad enough babe to rescue him and regain justice?]]
-->-- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzfaT6mVHDA The game's launch trailer]]

'''''BANZAI PECAN: The Last Hope for the Young Century''''' is an indie, {{fanservice}}[=-=]laden [[BeatEmUp brawler]] by SERIOUS☆IMPACT WORKS.

Set in the year [[YearX 20XX]], Pecan Apple and her new boyfriend Cinnamon Basil were out a date one day until a leader for a group of succubi calling themselves the Sexilicous Seven appears out of nowhere and kidnaps Pecan's boyfriend, something about being the key to an even bigger plan. Not one to sit idly by and let these demonic harlots steal her boyfriend while releasing chaos unto the world, Pecan invokes the powers of the Banzaider, the "[[{{Sentai}} super-soldiers of justice]]", and transforms into the [[BoobsOfSteel buxom]], {{badass}} [[MagicalGirlWarrior super-heroine of justice]], [[HenshinHero Banzai Pecan]].

The gameplay is akin to beat 'em ups such as ''VideoGame/KungFuMaster'' and ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'' as Pecan traverse through a single 2D plane as she fights enemies while avoiding the various hazards and occasionally {{bottomless pits}}. Our heroine has a repertoire of moves she can pull off against her enemies, such as [[RapidFireFisticuffs lightning-fast kicks]], [[DanceBattler flare kicks]], [[AssKicksYou kicking ass with her own ass]], air combos, and various special moves she can learn along the way. If Pecan find herself overwhelmed by her enemies, she can side-step out of the way of an attack, roll out of a tight situation, or quickly summon a barrier to provide breathing room.

Development for the game started roughly in 2008 with a release window originally intended for a late summer 2008 release, with a rather minimalistic presentation with small and simple sprites. In 2009, the developers used a new engine for the game with improvements in the sprite-work and the game itself. On August 6th, 2012, the game was finally released for Windows PC and it is currently available on [[http://www.desura.com/games/banzai-pecan-last-hope-for-the-young-century DESURA]] and [[http://www.indievania.com/games/banzai-pecan-last-hope-young-century Indievania]]. For a time it was up on Steam Greenlight during its release until the game received harsh backlash from those that never played the game, but it [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93038901 returned]] years later by popular demand from the fans. The game's [[http://luminousriot.bandcamp.com/album/banzai-pecan-last-hope-for-the-young-century-official-soundtracks original]] [[http://luminousriot.bandcamp.com/album/saviorjun-the-demon-buster-official-sound-tracks soundtracks]] can be listened or purchased on Luminous Riot's Bandcamp profile at any price (including free).

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!!3.. 2.. 1.. Show off these tropes, Pecan!
* ActionGirl: Pecan Apple when she invokes her super-powers and becomes Banzai Pecan.
** ActionGirlfriend: To her new boyfriend, Cinnamon Basil.
** ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Mess with her boyfriend and she'll wreck you.
* {{Adorkable}} and [[NerdsAreSexy Sexy Nerd]]: Even when [[http://www.desura.com/games/banzai-pecan-last-hope-for-the-young-century/images/banzai-pecan-screenshots6#gallerylist Pecan]] is not kicking someone's ass as Banzai Pecan, she's still got her sexy, womanly curves going on as a school girl.
* AffectionateParody: Of old-school brawlers and henshin-hero series.
* AmbidextrousSprite: The sprites in the game are flipped, leading to some of the characters' static features, such as French Vanilla's PeekABangs, to magically swap places.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Bitter Almond and Mistress Mocha.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Cosplay Color options in the Extras menu. In the v1.1.1. update, color schemes of the bosses are also added.
* {{Animesque}}: The artstyle is very anime-esque, but was made by Americans.
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung-Fu Girl]]: Toraken Soy.
* ArtEvolution: During its development in 2008 the game use small sprite and simplistic visuals, similar to ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante}}''. In 2009, and the use the Multimedia Fusion engine, the sprite-work was retooled to use larger and higher resolution character sprites.
* AssKicksYou: One of Pecan's Stylish Finishers and her dash attack. Ash Bunny and the Hunny Bunnies can use their posterior to attack Pecan as well.
* AutoRevive: The Revive Jewel's function.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Banzai Pecan Is About to Punch You]]: The game's opening sequence.
* BareYourMidriff: French Vanilla, Bitter Almond, Sugoi Maple, and Toraken Soy. Ash Bunny shows a sliver of his midriff.
* BattleIntro: Happens in boss fights.
* BladeOnAStick: Sister Spearmint fights with a spear named [[NamedWeapons Luther]].
* BondOneLiner: Usually given by Pecan after defeating a member of the Sexilicous Seven.
* BoobsOfSteel: French Vanilla, she is voluptuous and large-breasted. Pecan, while not as busty as her arch-enemies, is also "healthily-chested" and does equal amounts of ass-kicking.
** [[EliteMooks Jenny Jackrabbits]] also qualify since they can hit Pecan hard.
* BossRush: A Boss Rush mode was added in v1.2.0. update.
* BossSubtitles: "[[VideoGame/{{Darius}} WARNING! THE BOSS IS APPROACHING!]] [[OhCrap OH DAMN!]] [[{{Catfight}} CATFIGHT!]]" Each boss have their own variations of these intros.
* BottomlessPits: In the third and second to last stages, and often you need a running start leap across them. Fall in and get ready to see that Game Over screen. Revive Jewels won't save you either.
* BoundAndGagged: Episode 4 is full of it.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[spoiler:Lady Strawberry breaks the fourth wall near the end of the game.]]
** Also Flan Nougatt throughout the entire game.
* ButtonMashing: You must do this during the [[PressXToNotDie Rapid Justice]] sequences for boss fights.
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "Banzai Power... ''[[TransformationSequence BREAKOUT]]!!''"
* {{Catfight}}: All over the place.
* CleavageWindow: Banzai Pecan and Sugoi Maple's outfits feature this.
* {{Combos}}: Pecan has an array of basic attacks that she can chain together while pummeling her foes.
* CoolSword: Pecan uses one to finish off the Sexilicous Seven.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Toraken Soy and Lemon Lime.
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Devil Girl]]: The Red Devilettes.
* CuteLittleFangs: Tartars have them if you quint hard enough.
* DanceBattler: Pecan throws in some break-dance fighting into her repertoire.
* DashAttack: Pecan can perform one by charging into enemies with her elbow.
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: Whenever one of the Sexilicous Seven is defeated by Pecan, she finishes them off with her sword and they explode afterwards, however they usually show up in the following cut-scene A-OK (kind of).
* DelinquentHair: There's a new enemy named Tartar who has been thrown in with the recent update. Her pompadour, Bostonian accent, and "fight the power" speak makes her play this trope to a T.
* DistressedDude: Cinnamon Basil, who gets captured by the Sexilicous Seven early on.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Mistress Mocha, complete with a [[WhipItGood whip]].
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Her TSUN-goi]]: Sugoi Maple really doesn't like to be called this.
* DoubleEntendre: Pecan gives one to Sister Spearmint by referring to her as "a bouncer".
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Ash Bunny, oh ''so'' much. but then again, that might be the point.
* DumbMuscle: [[TheBrute French Vanilla]] is high in strength according to her profile, but her intelligence on the other hand...
* EasyModeMockery: If you play the game on the Green Zone difficulty, Flan will abruptly end the game before the final battle with Lady Strawberry begins while giving [[BlatantLies her interpretation]] of the ending.
* EdibleThemeNaming: If names like Pecan Apple, Flan Nougatt, Cinnamon Basil, and French Vanilla doesn't make you hungry, what will?
** OddNameOut: [=BellBottom=] Shades.
* EvilCounterpart: Sugoi Maple, to Banzai Pecan.
* {{Expy}}: Banzai Pecan's outfit is similar to that of Harman Do Elan from the [[SuperNintendo Super Famicom]] game ''Battle Tycoon: Flash Hiders SFX''.
** Also [[Anime/GunBuster Noriko]], which oddly enough, there's a color scheme for her in the game that makes Pecan resemble said character.
** Lady Strawberry could be [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Ryoko's]] long-lost sister.
* {{Fanservice}}: Scantly-clad heroine? Check. An evil group of (mostly) large-chested succubi? Check. Every goon is a MsFanservice? Check. Catfights? Double check.
* FinishingMove: The Stylish Finishers.
* FireBreathingWeapon: The orange Hunny Bunnies are packing flamethrowers made from car mufflers.
* ForGreatJustice: Pecan delivers this before fighting Spicy Jalapina.
-->'''Banzai Pecan:''' "[[InTheNameOfTheMoon In the name of justice and love]], [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown good shall kick the ass of all that is evil]]!"
* GagBoobs: French Vanilla can use her breasts to counter Banzai Pecan's attacks.
* {{Gainaxing}}: French Vanilla, who's idle animation cause her breast to jiggle.
* GameWithinAGame: [[spoiler:After collecting 25 Savior Jun figurines and beating the game, you can play Savior Jun, an 8-bit, 5 level game, complete with a sound test and level select.]]
* GameplayGrading: You get bonus at the end of each section of a stage for how many Stylish Finishers performed, how quickly you cleared the section, and how many items you picked up.
* GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed: You see SuperDeformed versions of Pecan and the boss she defeated at the end of a level.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Added in the v1.1.1. update, allowing Pecan to hurl Hunny Bunnies into other enemies.
* GroinAttack: Banzai Pecan won't hold back on delivering serious impact to a girl's crotch.
* TheGunslinger: Bitter Almond, who's got a fast trigger finger.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: The Kuno Oni Ninja.
* {{Homage}}: The game is a huge throwback to 80's beat 'em up games such as ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' and ''VideoGame/KungFuMaster''.
* HornyDevils: The Sexilicous Seven.
* HotBlooded: Pecan when it comes to dispensing justice as Banzai Pecan.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Banzai Pecan recovers health and heat with food items.
* IdiosyncraticComboLevels: As you beat up enemies, a combo meter appears below your Life Meter with a phrase associated with your combo, such "Not Bad..." to "Amazing!" and "Banzai!".
* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: With the updates of the game, we have Green Zone (Easy), Yellow Zone (Normal), and Red Zone (Hard).
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: The Male-to-Female ratio in this game ratio 1:4 in a cast of fifteen characters.
* [[JackOfAllStats Jill-of-All-Stats]]: Banzai Pecan is fairly high in all areas, according to [[http://seriousimpact-works.com/bpecan/bpecan.html her profile]].
* KamehameHadoken: Pecan can learn one at one point in the game, and Soy can shoot fireballs akin Ryu and Ken.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Banzai Pecan can stomp on downed enemies. Hunny Bunnies also have a habit of ass-bombing Pecan while she's knocked down.
* KindheartedCatLover: Sugoi Maple surprisingly like cats, as listed as one of her "Likes".
* KleptomaniacHero: Banzai Pecan gets bonus points, recovery items, and [[RareRandomDrop Savior Jun figurines]] by busting up vending machines and looting them.
* LauncherMove: Banzai Pecan's upppercut can launch foes in the air, which can be followed up with combo attacks.
* LeotardOfPower: Our heroine, Banzai Pecan, and Mistress Mocha.
* LetsPlay: One is currently being done by [=JudgeTheGreat=]. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSrkqDrzKE here]]. One for the Green Zone difficulty can be seen by [=
SparrowPlaysGames=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6TrGsAEPWg here]].
* LifeMeter: A basic gauge display for your Life Meter.
** ManaMeter: The Heat Meter, which is used for Pecan's special attacks.
* LoadingScreen: Flan will give you hints while the game loads.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Pecan is one, who also doubles a HenshinHero as her superpowers comes from her Banzai Bracelets and transforming into Banzai Pecan.
* MeaningfulName: It's possible Ash Bunny might have been named [[VideoGame/StreetsOfRage after someone else]].
** Pepper Rika's sounds like "paprika", a spicy chili pepper power, and she works at the Taco Hut where the food tends to be spicy (according to Pecan).
* {{Megane}}, CoolShades: [=BellBottom=] Shades.
* {{Meganekko}}: Pecan again when she's not fighting as Banzai Pecan, and Flan Nougatt.
* TheMerch: [[http://www.redbubble.com/people/brothakyo/works/10644401-we-can-regain-justice T-shirts and stickers]] with Pecan parodying Rosie the Riveter, another with Pecan shooting a Burning Star Shot, and one where Pecan facing off against Sugoi Maple are being sold at Red Bubble. A poster of the former can also be purchased.
* MercyMode: An update adds a "Green Zone" difficulty which removes Jennies and Fire Bunnies from the game, you always start with full power and an auto-revive, and bosses will be weakened for you. The trade-off however means you miss out on the overall experience (cut-scene, certain stages, etc.) and the final boss battle.
* MiniGame: A button-mashing shaved ice eating contest with a Hunny Bunny. Complete with a brain freeze meter.
* MulticoloredHair: Flan has a mix of brown hair with a touch of blond. Bitter Almond has brown with orange hair.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: The women in the game aren't muscular by any means yet some can hit with the force of a speeding truck.
* MsFanservice: You, the enemies, and the villains.
* NewGamePlus: After you beat the game, you can start a new game with all your unlocked special moves.
* NintendoHard: No lives, [[CheckpointStarvation no checkpoints]], and lots of enemies.
** HarderThanHard: The RED ZONE difficulty added in the v1.1.1. update.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Lady Strawberry's Demon Form in the final battle.]]
* PaletteSwap: Hunny Bunnies come in a few different colors. Pecan can also swap her color palette after beating the game.
* PlayboyBunny: Hunny Bunnies, the primary {{Mooks}} of the game.
* PeekABangs: French Vanilla, who has her bangs obscuring of one her eyes.
* PointyEars: The Sexilicous Seven, given they're succubi.
* PsychoticSmirk and SlasherSmile: Pecan [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovbEisDXZYo&t=2m24s sports one]] when [[TransformationSequence transforming]] to Banzai Pecan. It's part of her {{hot blooded}} [[ForGreatJustice justice]] gig.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Some attacks (e.g. a power punch from a Jenny Jackrabbit) can send Pecan soaring across the area.
* PunnyName: Pepper Rika from the Taco Hut, who's name sounds like paprika.
* {{Qipao}}: Sister Spearmint wears a sleeved one.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Mistress Mocha in her profile.
* RedHeadedHero: Banzai Pecan, going along with her hot-blooded nature.
* ScoringPoints: You gain points for landing successful blows and defeating enemies as with other brawlers, and extra points can be earned by collecting money and or collectibles.
* SexyWalk: Pecan has one.
* {{Seer|s}}: Cinnamon Basil, Pecan's new boyfriend, can see into the future that often leads into him getting to trouble.
* SheFu: Banzai Pecan with her break-dance fighting skills.
* ShesGotLegs: Pecan, and some of the other enemies as well.
* ShotoClone: Soy is one through and through, she can even unleash [[KamehameHadoken fireballs from her hands]] and she will starting performing {{Shoryuken}}s after turning red.
* ShoutOut: The entire game is one giant shout-out to the beat 'em up genre from the 1980's and 1990's of video gaming. For example, this line from Flan during the loading screen.
-->'''Flan:''' "[[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Sometimes you just never get past the first boss. That's life. It happens]]"
** This scene when Pecan tries to invoke her powers of the Banzaider to save Cinnamon Basil from Spicy Jalapina:
-->'''Pecan:''' "Banzai Brace Activate!"\\
(An awkward silence from Flan, Spicy, and Cinnamon)\\
'''Pecan:''' "[[Franchise/SailorMoon Banzai Prism Power!]]"\\
'''Flan:''' "Those don't work!"\\
'''Pecan:''' "[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 By the power of Grayskull!]]"\\
'''Spicy:''' "..... (snicker)"\\
'''Flan:''' "Give it up, Pecan. They won't work for you."\\
'''Pecan:''' "Banzai Lavenda wouldn't give me a broken power-up. They have to work!"\\
'''Spicy:''' "You're hilarious..."\\
'''Hot Guy...? (Cinnamon):''' "For the love of God! Get out of here before she kills you!"\\
'''Pecan:''' "Damn it! AAAAUGH! [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers It's Banzai Time!]] [[VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe Henshin-A-Banzai, baby!]] Shazam! [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Banzai Smash!]] Summon up the power of the Banzai! Armor of Banzai!"
** Pecan will sometimes [[Music/MichaelJackson strike a pose]] after clearing a stage.
** The launch trailer questions [[VideoGame/BadDudes are you a bad enough babe to save your boyfriend]].
** Could be a coincidence, but Pecan herself seems to share a "HotBlooded" personality with many redheads from anime, specifically [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse]], [[Anime/ProjectAKo A-Ko]], and even [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko]].
** Lemon-Lime gives one to [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Iori]]. She'll also sometimes shout "[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Rip and tear!!]]" in the middle of her battle.
** Bitter Almond sometimes shouts "[[Franchise/EvilDead This, is Bitter Almond's BOOM-STICK!]]"
** Soy: "[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII You must defeat my Tiger Fist to stand a chance]]."
** [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct B-B-B-BOSS FIGHT!]]
* SleevesAreForWimps: Soy certainly thinks so.
* SmashingSurvival: Want to survive the Rapid Justice sequence? MASH ALL OF THE BUTTONS ON YOUR KEYBOARD/CONTROLLER!
* SpecialGuest: [[http://www.youtube.com/user/dayashathirsts Dayasha Thirsts]] appears as a special guest striker. Under certain conditions, Dayasha will give assistance to Banzai Pecan by performing the Dayasha Bomb! It just got real!
* SplitPersonality: Lemon-Lime is the obvious poster child for this trope.
** To an extent, Lady Strawberry. She's obviously bonkers.
* StatuesqueStunner: A few of the Sexilicous Seven like Sister Spearmint are taller than Pecan.
* {{Stripperific}}: Let's just say "modesty" isn't a part of some these characters' vocabulary.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:After being revived, Pecan's Awakened Mode before the final boss. Also, it is unlockable after beating the game.]]
* TauntButton: Not just a "flaunting" extra, but it actually [[BerserkButton ticks]] [[TurnsRed off]] EVERYTHING in the game when you do that.
** PracticalTaunt: In v1.2.0., it now fills up your Heat Meter similar to how taunting enemies in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' and ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' works.
* TemptingFate: Played for laughs when Lady Strawberry broke in the Taco Hut to kidnap Cinnamon Basil.
* ThisIsADrill: French Vanilla uses one during the Rapid Justice sequence, and she punishes the player for failing by using drilling them.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Pepper's reaction to Lady Strawberry busting down a wall in the Taco Hut: "We just fixed that, bitch!"
* ThighHighBoots: Warn by Sugoi Maple, Sister Spearment, Mistress Mocha, and Lady Strawberry.
* ThirdPersonPerson: The main charm behind Bitter Almond.
* TokenWholesome: As wholesome as Flan gets, anyway.
* TomboyishPonytail: Flan's wears a ponytail with [[TomboyishSidetails sidetails]].
* TurnRed: When the bosses are close to losing it.
* TransformationSequence: Pecan gets one when she transforms into Banzai Pecan for the first time (and a shorten one afterwards), with a hint of the usual BarbieDollAnatomy from some magical girl anime series.
* TransformationTrinket: Pecan's Banzai Bracelets.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: ''Reach for the Stars!'', one of Banzai Pecan's Stylish Finishers does this to mooks. Also, French Vanilla's ''Chest Upper'' does this to Pecan.
* VersusCharacterSplash: Before a boss fight.
* WarmUpBoss: Spicy Jalapina and French Vanillia.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Ash Bunny, Sugoi Maple, and Tartar does.
* WorldOfBuxom: Good number of women in ''Banzai Pecan'' have bra sizes larger than a C-cup, with a few exceptions (Lemon-Lime, Sugoi Maple, and Lady Strawberry).
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Pecan can perform a SuplexFinisher against enemies.
* YaoiFangirl: "ShonenAi" is listed as one of Bitter Almond's likes.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Spicy Jalapina, Sister Spearmint, and Lemon-Lime of the Sexilicous Seven have green hair. Ash Bunny has violet hair. Our heroine's faithful FanGirl and a friend of Pecan, Flan Nougatt, and the Sexilicous Seven's gun-toting Bitter Almond has MulticoloredHair.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Sugoi Maple, Sister Spearment, Mistress Mocha, and Lady Strawberry all wears ThighHighBoots. Red Devillettes also wear them as well. Lemon-Lime, Tartar, and Pecan in her normal form plays this trope straight with thigh-highs.
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