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''Kameo: Elements Of Power'' was a launch title for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, originally developed by Creator/{{Rare}} initially as a UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo GameCube}} launch title (early plans for it to be a UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} game were quickly scuttled), then transitioned to the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} and pushed further back and ''[[DevelopmentHell finally]]'' released for the Xbox 360. Kameo is a bizarre hybrid of BeatEmUp and ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]''-style ActionAdventure puzzler.

The main premise is that Kameo, one of the princesses of the elves, receives the family's cherished transformation magic instead of her older sister Kalus. Kalus, infuriated that her younger and adopted sister got the powers and not her, frees the king of the trolls, Thorn from his imprisonment and kidnaps the rest of their family. Kameo attempts to rescue her family by storming the castle directly, but gets hit so hard she gets her powers knocked right out of her. This sends her on a quest to restore her powers, rescue her family, and defeat Thorn and Kalus.

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Kameo's Transformation magic lets her transform into 10 Elemental warriors of Fire, Water, Earth, Wood, and Ice. The warriors are:
* Pummel Weed: A boxing plant with the ability to burrow into the ground.
* Rubble: A pile of sentient magnetic rocks.
* Ash: A fire-breathing dragon.
* Major Ruin: A cross between an armadillo and an elephant that curls up into a rolling, spike-covered ball.
* Deep Blue: A humanoid octopus who can swim, create whirlpools, and shoot gasoline, torpedoes, and water.
* Chilla: An icicle-tossing, wall-climbing yeti.
* Flex: A sea-lily with super-stretching powers.
* 40 Below: An ice-man.
* Snare: An acid-spitting venus flytrap.
* Thermite: A fire-ant that pushes around a giant egg made of magma from which he shoots miniature thermonuclear explosions.

Curiously, the game seems to be a bit schizophrenic about its target audience. It is about an elvish fairy princess living in a rainbow-colored palace in the clouds, who engages in Lord of the Rings-style battles, and which tracks the carnage and bloodshed she creates in battle. This is likely a result of its long development cycle and the fact that it was shuffled from one system to another on multiple occasions, which in turn led to the game's development going off in different directions at different points in time.

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!!This game provides examples of:
* AnIcePerson:
** 40 Below is a humanoid ice creature with a snowball in place of legs.
** Chilla, a yeti with ice spikes protruding from his back that he can spikes Trolls on and rip out to climb ice walls.
** Queen Thyra appears to be composed of ice, and is capable of raining icicles down on the player.
** Ice Trolls, which can generate a shield of ice and blast a beam of ice from it.
** Ice Warriors, highly agile swordsmen composed of ice.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Alternate skins unlockable for Kameo and her transformations - many of which are quite creative such as Ash as a Grffin, Rubble as a pile of skulls, or Pummel Weed as [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Mumbo Jumbo]].
* AttackItsWeakPoint:
** Both Lord Drok and Corralis play with this; Lord Drok's weak spot simply paralyses him briefly, coaxing Magmites out of hiding to be used to damage him, while Corralis's tentacle orbs can only be targeted underwater. Queen Thyra plays this very straight however; the player needs to systematically remove her eyes and kill them separately to render her blind.
** Played straight with the powerful Armored Troll minibosses, which can usually only be damaged by attacking their jaw (a well-placed chandelier above them notwithstanding).
* BigBadDuumvirate: Thorn and Kalus.
* BrokenBridge: You can only reach certain areas using the abilities of different Warriors.
* BulletTime: Warrior Focus, which is only activated after a good combo.
* CainAndAbel: Kalus and Kameo, respectively.
* CantArgueWithElves: The elves used to be real assholes, wiping out the lizard-people, the Sargothans, and enslaving the Goblins, as well as exploiting the Trolls - they cleaned up their act, but it bites them in the ass, anyway.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Actually a game mechanic; these are appropriately called "Brutal" kills, and include:
** Cutting a troll to pieces with Pummel Weed.
** Slinging rocks at a troll captured by a vine.
** Incinerating a troll with Ash or Thermite.
** Drowning them on land with Deep Blue.
** Drenching them with oil using Deep Blue and then setting that ablaze.
** Impaling them on your back spikes as Chilla and then throwing them to their doom.
** Flinging them onto spikes.
** Knocking them into lava.
** Knocking them into the sea.
** Knocking them off a precipice.
** Devouring them as either Deep Blue or Snare.
** Electrocuting them with Flex.
** Freezing them solid with 40 Below or Chilla and then shattering them.
** Sucking them in with Thermite and then blasting them out in an explosion that rips them to pieces.
* DualBoss: Thorn and Kalus; the latter of whom shows up to revive him after you deplete his health. You have to knock Kalus out quickly to prevent this and end the fight.
* ElectricJellyfish: The Water Temple boss, Corralis.
* ElementalPowers: Duh. To wit, there's five in total; [[RockMonster Rock]], [[MushroomMan Forest]], [[AnIcePerson Ice]], [[MakingASplash Water]], and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]].
* ElementalShapeshifter: Kameo and her (adopted) lineage.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: During the battle at the Fire Shrine, Kameo can steal a raptor from the trolls, which unfortunately is the only time the player will get to ride it.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Slightly subverted in that one is evil, and the kingdom is being ruled by a queen.
* ExpositionFairy: Orthos.
* EyeCandy: Almost all of the game; the Enchanted Kingdom in particular.
* FeedItABomb: Variation, you shoot bits of your spiked rock-body into the mouth of Old Mawood to kill him.
* FinalBoss: Thorn.
* GenderBender: All of the transformations are male, Kameo is a girl.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The Elemental Sprites.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Kalus pulls one on Thorn after she has a [[HeelFaceTurn change of heart]] during the final battle. She turns him back into stone by kissing him, which also does the same to her. Their fused statue then falls off of Thorn's Airship and into the sea.]]
* HubLevel: The Enchanted Kingdom.
* JigglePhysics: While there is no real jiggle action in the game itself, just take a quick peek at Kalus' chest at one point in the opening cinematic to the game. You'll know it when you see it.
* LadyOfWar: Kameo herself.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last of her Kind]]: The Mystic is the last of the Sargothans.
* MagicalGirl: Kameo, given her transformation shtick (though it's a variant from the usual), elven heritage, and retractable wings.
* MagicVersusScience: Wait, the trolls have actual technology on their side? Not like that's going to stop you.
* MakingASplash:
** Deep Blue, who can both spray water while on land and melt into a pool.
** Flex, a stringy and agile tentacled Warrior who can skate over water.
** Water Trolls are composed of water, and require being drenched with Deep Blue to be solidified.
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:The Mystic]].
* MushroomMan:
** Pummel Weed is a humanoid Venus Flytrap.
** Snare resembles a potted plant gone walkabout.
** The denizens of the Forgotten Forest glade are humanoid flowers.
** Plant Trolls are twisted vines vaguely shaped into the form of Trolls.
** Old Mawood is a massive tree with a face on the trunk and large branches for arms.
* MsFanservice: Kameo and Kalus both qualify.
* MysteriousProtector: Farron, a young knight.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent:
** Ash, the first Fire Warrior, is a landlocked dragon with stubby wings.
** The trolls use wyverns, though the game calls them dragons.
* OurElvesAreBetter: The elves have retractable fairy-style wings allowing them to fly. And the male elves are ''ridiculously buff'', being 80% rippling forearms, almost gorilla-like in appearance.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: They are floating, fur-colored, fairy-like creatures covered in pastel colors with bunny ears who serve the elves.
* OurOrcsAreDifferent: Well, they're called Trolls, but they're obviously intended to be orcs, given their capability with machines.
* PlayingWithFire:
** Ash, a fire-breathing flightless dragon.
** Thermite, a tiny bug carrying a cauldron of lava.
** Fire Imps and Fire Trolls, which are constantly engulfed in flames unless Deep Blue puts them out.
* PowersAsPrograms: All abilities cost Spirit; each Warrior has a separate Spirit gauge. This can be affected depending on the Crystal Eye you have equipped at the time.
* PuzzleBoss: All of the bosses save Thorn and Kalus, who just need to be hit a lot.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Elemental Sprites are all pretty much this.
* RockMonster:
** Rubble, a pile of sentient rocks.
** Major Ruin, a tapir armadillo that can roll into a ball.
** Rock Trolls, which are giants formed from boulders.
** Stone Golems, giants with stony skin that can unleash tremors.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething:
** The elvish royal family. Well, Kameo and the King, anyway. Lenya seizes the initiative to conceal Chilla from the Trolls after Thorn knocks him out of Kameo though.
** Queen Thyra attacks Kameo as she traverses the Snow Temple before her boss fight.
* SealedEvilInACan: Thorn, the Troll King.
* SequelHook: The Mystic turning evil at the last second. But considering how flaky Rare is with sequels, don't expect it to happen in the lifetimes of you or your children.
* SleepModeSize: The Elemental Warriors while not part of Kameo's repertoire are in a form called Elemental Sprites. They appear as small {{RidiculouslyCuteCritter}}s the size of a puppy.
* ShoutOut: Many to Rare's earlier games.
* TakenForGranite: Thorn, and later [[spoiler:Kalus.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: By the climax, Kameo is far more powerful than she was at the start of the game as a result of assembling all ten Warriors.
* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:The Mystic, obviously. She's the [[LastOfHisKind last Sargothian]], the lizard-people the elves wiped out to get the Elements in the first place.]]
* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Kameo can kill Trolls in a LOT of differently gruesome ways. These include, among many others, eating them, spearing them and then ramming them into the ground (as in, into), drowning them inside you, knocking them into conveniently placed lava pits, etc. Also, Thermite shoots napalm.
** VideogameCrueltyPunishment: You can hit innocent bystanders. If you hit them enough though, they will retaliate, and it takes a bit off of your life.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Kameo's primary ability.
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