->''"No one can stop me from destroying the Great Machine and paving the way for the armies of Chaos. [[TemptingFate No one, not even]] [[SmallGirlBigGun skinny, loud-mouthed girls with big guns.]]"''
-->-- '''Terminus'''

A 1997 {{Mac}}/[[IBMPersonalComputer Windows]] ShootEmUp, '''''battle-girl''''' is a [[GenreThrowback loving homage]] to arcade classics like ''VideoGame/{{Defender}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Sinistar}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Robotron|2084}}''. Players pilot [[ActionGirl battle-girl]]'s Soyuz 1183-A Attack Craft against the forces of [[HumongousMecha Terminus]], [[ChaosIsEvil Weapon of Chaos]].

James "{{Kibo}}" Parry [[http://web.archive.org/web/19981206180619/http://www.ultra-united.com/highscore.html once held the game's world high score]].

!! :: battle-girl's tropes ::

* AllLowercaseLetters: The title is always written this way, as is the character's name.
* AncientOrderOfProtectors: For millennia prior to the game, priests have guarded the hibernating battle-girl.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: If Terminus manages to reprogram four function pods, he'll enter the program to fight you directly. Kicking him out requires shooting him five times in the face.
* CosmicKeystone: The Great Machine, "source of cosmic order and enforcer of natural law," which sits at the center of the universe.
* CyberpunkIsTechno: Your struggles inside the Machine are set to a sampling of classic {{MOD}} beats.
* EnemyDetectingRadar: Arrows point to pods under attack, while less prominent indicators point to programmers lurking offscreen.
* EveryTenThousandPoints: ExtraLives are bestowed at 50,000, 150,000, 300,000, 600,000, 1,000,000, 1,500,000, and every million points thereafter.
* FieryRedhead: battle-girl.
* ForeignLookingFont: The title lettering looks like English filtered through Japanese.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Terminus wants to [[OrderVersusChaos replace order with chaos]]. That's all there is to him.
* HackYourEnemy: Your objective is to stop Terminus' programmers from hacking function pods. You yourself have no ability to hack, only blast.
* IdleAnimation: battle-girl taps her foot on the level select screen.
* InspirationForTheWork: The authors credit ''[[VideoGame/{{Tempest}} Tempest 2000]]'' on the UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar for showing what a VectorGame could be in TheNineties.
* IShallTauntYou
-->'''Terminus:''' ''You can't save them all!''
* LifeMeter: It starts out red at 100%, and shades toward yellow as you lose health.
* MercyInvincibility
* PersonalityBloodTypes: battle-girl's is unsurprisingly B: strong, wild, and unforgiving.
* PowerUp: Weapons, [[EssenceDrop energy orbs]], and [[PhlebotinumPills "power capsules"]].
* ScreenShake: The camera bucks when you collide with an agent of Terminus.
* {{Vaporware}}: A sequel called ''hyper-girl'' was announced but never completed.

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