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->''[[AllLowercaseLetters one day]], lucy was playing with her pets bin and pin in a beautiful flower garden.''
->''then suddenly an evil black shadow appeared and changed into "achacha the great" while they were watching.''
->''lucy startled and frightened was kept in a miracle ball and taken away to the achacha world by "achacha the great"!''
->''therefore bin and pin rose up and ventured into the achacha world to rescue her.''

''Dynamite Dux'' is a BeatEmUp game made by Sega for the arcades in 1988 and later ported to a handful of other systems.

Like many games in the genre, there isn't much in the way of story - an evil sorcerer named Achacha kidnaps a girl named Lucy, and her two pet ducks Bin and Pin step into a portal to rescue her. What follows is a five-stage romp through several different locales and several types of wacky enemies.

One of the most interesting parts of the game is the sheer cartooniness of it - the characters are designed in a Creator/TexAvery-like style, and every enemy has a comical death animation (which is sadly missing from most ports).

The game is most well-known for being the inspiration behind obscure ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]'' character Bean the Dynamite, who appeared in ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'' and hasn't appeared since (outside of [[TheCameo cameos]]).
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!!This game provides examples of:
* ActionBomb: One enemy in the Chicago stage is a living bomb that acts as a SmartBomb when attacked.
* AllDesertsHaveCacti: The Texas stage has some.
* AllLowercaseLetters: The original arcade version uses this for the intro text.
* AlternateContinuity: The Sega Master System version omits Pin entirely (as that version was only one-player) and showed Bin as a human-turned-duck thanks to Achaha.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Bin and Pin.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: The [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/dynamitedux/dynamitedux-amiga.jpg Amiga cover]] shows the two ducks with smirks as they pummel some enemies AtopAMountainOfCorpses.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: There are ''penguins'' in ''Texas.'' Need I say more?
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The final boss's first form can only be defeated by punching the sphere that Achacha is riding.
* AWinnerIsYou: The game ends with a "CONGRATULATIONS" screen where Lucy is freed.
* BalefulPolymorph: Implied in the Master System version, where Achacha turns Bin (who is initially a human) into duck form.
* BigBad: Achacha.
* BonusStage: In between the second and third stages, one occurs wherein Bin fights Pin in a boxing match. If two players are playing, it's a fight between them; otherwise, you fight against an AI-controlled Pin. This is reused in between the fourth and fifth stages.
* BoringButPractical: The standard punch is the only melee weapon you have for most of the game (the other being the flamethrower, but that only comes about halfway through).
* BossArenaIdiocy: Every fire boss can only be damaged by [[WaterGunsAndBalloons water guns]], of which there are always two found immediately before you face them.
* BottomlessMagazines: The water gun.
* BottomlessPits: There are a few, starting in the third stage. They cost a life, but thankfully there are signs warning you of their presence.
* CartoonBomb: A weapon in the game. It inexplicably has a face.
* ChainReactionDestruction: How all the final boss's forms die.
* ChargedAttack: Your standard punch can be charged up into a more stronger one (shown by your duck's fist enlarging ala ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'').
* ClippedWingAngel: The final boss's third form can't attack and merely runs around a lot. Though it takes off a third of your health through CollisionDamage, this is nothing compared to his previous form.
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: Player 1 controls the blue duck Bin, and Player 2 controls the pink/red duck Pin.
* DamselInDistress: Lucy.
* DegradedBoss: Inverted with the living fire MiniBoss of the first stage, who shows up as the main boss of the fourth stage.
* ElementalPowers: The bosses display these. In order:
** PlayingWithFire: The MiniBoss of the Down Town stage and the main boss of the Jungle stage.
** DishingOutDirt: The main boss of the Down Town stage and the MiniBoss of the Jungle stage.
** ShockAndAwe: The main boss of the Japan stage.
** AnIcePerson: The MiniBoss of the Texas stage.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Inverted in the fifth stage, where a penguin FlunkyBoss appears.
* EverythingIsBigInTexas: The fifth stage is set there. It's very Wild Western, and inexplicably has a penguin MiniBoss.
* ExcusePlot: A wizard kidnapped your owner. Go rescue her.
* FishEyes: A kangaroo enemy has these.
* FireBreathingWeapon: Flamethrowers are available.
* [[FloatingInABubble Floating In A Miracle Ball]]: This is how Lucy is captured in the beginning of the game.
* FlunkyBoss: The king penguin MiniBoss in the fifth stage has his six normal penguin minions do most of the fighting while he hops in place.
* {{Funny Animal}}s: Pretty much every character (sans Lucy and maybe Achacha) is this.
* HeavyMetalUmlaut: The game's title is sometimes spelled with one.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: One enemy in the Japan stage is a red-colored dog ninja.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Several foods are available, like hot dogs and hamburgers.
* [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Incredible Shrinking Woman]]: Lucy is shrunken when she is trapped in the miracle ball and grows to normal size once freed.
* InexplicableTreasureChests: They litter the streets and give [[ScoringPoints point bonuses]] when obtained.
* JungleJapes: The third stage.
* MiniBoss: One in each stage.
* NintendoHard: There are a few cheap hits the game throws at you.
* NoPunctuationPeriod: The intro text is oddly inconsistent with its punctuation. "Achacha the Great" is always referred to in quotes, but then the intro refers to "lucy(,) startled and frightened(,) was kept in a miracle ball..."
* ProductPlacement: A KFC restaurant and the Colonel himself appear early on in the first level.
** The same level also has a [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Coma]] des Ga[[JapaneseRanguage l]]con[[note]]actually spelled "Comme des Garcons", and an actual Japanese fashion label[[/note]] store.
* RainbowSpeak: The intro text - "Lucy" is in pink, "Bin" and "Pin" are blue and red, respectively, and anything related to "Achacha" is colored orange.
* RoseHairedGirl: Lucy.
* SaveThePrincess
* ShowsDamage: The fire MiniBoss shrinks as it takes damage. The star MiniBoss makes it a bit more obvious - it shrinks with ''every'' hit it takes.
** The player characters get less enthusiastic-looking eyes when low on health.
* SpikesOfDoom: In the Texas stage. They take a life away on the spot.
* WantedPoster: There are several of a cat-looking guy in the Texas stage.
* WaterGunsAndBalloons: Water guns are used to fight the fire MiniBoss.
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: Downplayed as Bin and Pin witness Lucy getting kidnapped.
** This also occurs upon death.
* WidgetSeries
* WingdingEyes: Certain bosses, near defeat, show X's on their eyes.
* WrittenSoundEffect: Several, whenever you hit an enemy.
** The boxing gators spit giant "RARR!"s from their mouths.
* {{Wutai}}: The Japan level.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: The title.