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The online Flash game ''[=MechQuest=]'' is a "lunch break sized" RPG that takes place in the land of Lore. The game, though online, is single player, and uses online functions for updating the game very easily and for wars. For a one time fee, you can unlock ''all'' the features in the game. It is considered very literal [[SequelReset prequel Reset]] to both ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' and ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest''. The science-fiction story is based about the land of Lore- about 5,000 years prior to its precursor, ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest''.

The main plot revolves around the Shadowscythe, an alien race trying to [[WorldDomination take over the world]] of Lore. Most of the wars and quests are related to the Shadowscythe and the on-going battle to protect their home-world.

For a one-time fee, you can become a Star Captain to buy more weapons, extra quests, more Planets, etc. Since this isn't a monthly fee, it can be worth it, but only if you have US$20 to spare, and are ''really'' into the game; otherwise, you're not paying for too much. You can also buy Nova Gems, whether you are a Star Captain or free player, for strong weapons, decoration for your star-ship, and improved mechas. They add ''very little'' to the game compared to Star Captain-ship. On the brighter side, you can find ''Nova Gems'' as a reward from watching Ballyhoo's ads, but not very often, and only in small packs. Though there is a rare chance of getting fifty in one go.

The game doesn't have only its simple fighting system to keep players enticed. Wars are special events to move certain Planet related plot-lines, where you enter a series of battles, each mecha you (and other players) destroy soon works toward a certain goal to fight the big Boss for some rare Event Items. You can find mini-games, though not many, in some quests. Your own space ship is a big feature, too. You can buy things for your space ship, including a arcade-style video game. The downside is that most of the things for your ship cost Nova Gems.

It is part of the Creator/ArtixEntertainment universe, which in order of in-universe chronology goes: ''[=MechQuest=]'' (5000 years before ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest''), ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' (set 5 years prior to ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest''), ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'' (set 5 years before ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds''), ''VideoGame/WarpForce'' (set at the same time as Adventure Quest but InSpace), and ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds''. (Mind you this is the ''simple'' version, the TimeyWimeyBall of the Reset makes it ''even more'' confusing!)

This game can be found right [[http://www.mechquest.com/ here]].
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!!This game provides examples of:
* AceCustom: [[spoiler:Maria 13's [=EC03=] and Mantis Master's Student's Mantis Monk Mech.]]
* AllegedlyFreeGame: Becoming a Star Captain gives the ability to max out stats and unlock a number of things, such as unique mechs or more quests, and overall feels more full when you have payed to become a Star Captian. There are also more powerful ships and weapons you can get by paying for a separate currency, and with both you can get a number of overpowered options. You can get buy with just free to star captaincy with no problem.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Sys Zero and Odessa Pureheart
* AmusingInjuries: Anyone waiting in line at the hospital.
* {{Animesque}}: Somewhat.
** In the n00b drop-ship tutorial, Tek reveals that she has a stash of Mecha anime, which begs the question "Any of me?" once you start to get more awesome.
*** She even asks if you want to ''watch'' some with her... We're still waiting for that offer.
*** Go to the theater to watch a video the MQ team made, warning though, it has some gruesome death, swearing and blood in it.
* AntiGrinding: Most quest and war monsters are level scaled.
** That doesn't mean that EXP grinding and Credit grinding aren't the most common complaint about the game.
* AntiPoopSocking: There are daily caps for experience and gold from Ballyhoo.
* AuthorAvatar: A lot, and maybe even the majority, of major [=NPCs=] are based on staff members.
* BackupTwin: [[spoiler:Han Vellsing]] is killed by [[spoiler:Miracyrina]] and after that, [[spoiler:Han is replaced by his twin brother Shawn]].
* BadassLongcoat: The House Wolfblade frat uniform is a bronze-trimmed red greatcoat with a black Wolfblade sigil on the shoulders.
* BadassNormal: The player character. He/she defeats vampires, werewolves, and some other abnnormals. Averted if he/she becomes a vampire.
** There is Braddock Steele whom fights mechs without ever using a mech
* BadBoss: Lord Valoth and Mr. Z
* BadSanta: Shadow Claws and Mr. Z (disguised as 'Zanta Claws')
* BattleshipRaid: One at the end of most wars.
* {{BFG}}: Attached to the {{Humongous Mecha}}s.
** Not a small amount of item names end up with BFG in them.
* {{BFS}}: In the sword-fighting class at the University, you can get one.
** And you can get '''quite''' a few of them for your ''mecha''.
* BigBad: The Shadowscythe's Lord Valoth.[[spoiler: well Valoth did have a master as stated in the art book so Valoth's Master is the True Big Bad]]
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: Valoth's Master]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: [[spoiler:The Vampire Lord Family of Necryptos]]
* BribingYourWayToVictory: Star Captainship and Nova Gems.
* BruceLeeClone: [[spoiler: When the hero is about to fights the Supreme Master/Chuck Norris clone, his/her mech turns into The Dragon Spirit/Bruce Lee clone.]]
* CharClone: J6 and Korin for wearing masks plus in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' [[spoiler:J6 is revealed to have a [[CharsCounterattack Char-Scar]]]]
** Boltavolt for having blond hair and wearing red.
** Sys Zero looks almost like Quattro Bejeena.
** [[spoiler: Mr. Z for having a mech similar looking to Zeong]]
** [[spoiler:Maria 13 for piloting a red [=EC03=]]]
** The Player can also choose to be a CHAR
* CherryTapping
* CoolMask: J6, Korin, And Jameson,
* CopyAndPasteEnvironments
* CreepyTwins: [[spoiler: Dr. Robert Johnson and his other Ebilcorp assistant from Planet Romero. They even ''speak'' in unison, which is rather weird in itself.]]
* CriticalExistenceFailure
* {{Cthulhumanoid}} Kathoo Adepts.
* CurbStompBattle: Just buy a Starcaptain monthly mecha, and almost all battles are this.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The darkest of AE's games? YourMileageWillVary.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Student can pilot dark mechs
** There is also the option to make the student a vampire
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Sys Zero
* DarkWorld: The moon, sometimes. See weird moon, below.
* DeadlyGame: [[ShoutOut Gla-Derp]], the Game-show AI of Doom forces your character to participate in nine rounds of Trivia for the planet's fate [[spoiler: before it is revealed that the Gla-Derp killed all of the scientists that worked on it... as well as countless planets.]]
* DeusExMachina: Somewhat subverted in the end of chapter 2 of the Westion saga. [[spoiler: The good dragonoid just got [[CurbStompBattle curb stomped]] by the Shadowscythe's dragonoid. The entire population of Westion evacuates as the planet is destroyed. Victorious, the Shadowscythe are ready to mount another large scale Assault until Korin teleports their dragonoid into some unknown location, thus hindering their advances]].
* TheDragon: Commander Qor to Lord Valoth
* EternalRecurrence: [[NoodleIncident The Reset]], in which the characters of [=MechQuest=] soon [[spoiler: become the characters of ''[=DragonFable=]'', and the Dragons/monsters have dominated once again]]
* EveryCarIsAPinto: And so are Mechas?!
* EvolvingWeapon: A few of the weapons in stores. You have to be an Star Captain to get one, though.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Many items. Averted in the case of planet Yokai, which does not contain Yokai.
* {{Expy}}: Some [=NPCs=] may possibly be Expys (or ancestors?!) or the original [=NPCs=] before the Reset- Dean Warlic is confirmed to be the ''same'' Warlic at all times (as shown in VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds)... While its 'impossible' for Sys-Zero to be Cysero (Since Sys Zero is a DarkSkinnedBlond while Cysero has bright skin and brown hair)
** Sys Zero is not an expy of Cysero, according to the staff.
*** Somewhat jossed by the ''[=DragonFable=]'' quest called [[spoiler: Cysero-Redux]]
** The house mechas are Expys of the Evas from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Sys Zero looks similar to Quattro Bajeena from Zeta Gundam.
** The monthly and event mecha are also each Expies of various characters. Including, but not limited to: Creator/MrT, [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Captain Falcon]], [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash Williams]], [[{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] and {{Frankenstein}}.
** [[spoiler:Mr. Z's Mech]] is an Expy of [[spoiler:The Zeong]] which makes him a [[CharClone CHAR]] without the mask. [[spoiler:Maria13]] is also a [[CharClone CHAR]] since [[spoiler:she pilots a Red Ace Custom]] and wears Red but no mask J6 is also a CHAR since he has a mask.
** [[spoiler:Robina]] who is [[spoiler:The First Rhubarb]] is an Expy of Lelouch from Anime/CodeGeass
** The entire premise of [[spoiler:Pirates vs Authurians]] is actually [[spoiler:Black Knights vs Britannians]]
** The Zombie Mechas of Mogloween look like the RX-78 Gundam
** Starbuck seems to be an Expy of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Kira Yamato]] since he looks similar to him and [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Starbuck]] since his name came from Starbuck
** J6 is an Expy of [[StarWars Bobba Fett]]
** Terri Fi's Body looks similar to GurrenLagann but without Kamina's Sunglasses
** Pre-Reset [[spoiler: Vampire Queen]] Safira appears as an [[FantasyCounterpartCulture princess]] and is an Expy of Cleopatra.
* ForcedLevelGrinding: Characters level and gain gold rather slowly. Better about it than Adventure Quest, though.
** In comparison to ''[=AdventureQuest=]'' (which is considered the base game for the others) [=DragonFable=] has ''more'' gold grinding and less XP grinding, but [=MechQuest=] has ''more'' xp grinding and less credit grinding.
* GenderFlip: [=GLaDERP=] is a male version of [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]]
* GeniusDitz: [[VideoGame/AdventureQuest Twig's]] {{Expy}}, Master Twang, is a master of laser sword combat (and serves as a DemonicSpider duel while you are trying to improve your own skill), yet he still has Twig's body and personality.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The Female Mecha model has a vertical slot in it's codpeice.
** In the opening cutscene to the Lagos War, Xaria yells "All [[NaughtyTentacles tentacles]] on deck!!!" Add the fact that Xaria's [[ClothingDamage clothing is all torn up.]] So... is she calling for soldiers, or...
** When you fight the [[spoiler: Werewolf's gang]] in a blade-fight, the way they 'attack' you heavily look like they're ''biting'' hard into your character's chest... Rather UnfortunateImplications if TheHero just happens to be ''female''.
* GlobalCurrency: Credits and Nova Gems
* GuideDangIt: The Necroptos puzzles and the Game-show Planet's impressive [[spoiler: backstage maze and guard-bots]] are hard to beat, even for advanced players.
* HelloInsertNameHere: You can even leave your name blank.
* HitPoints
* HumongousMecha: That's what you battle in. And they're pretty darn awesome if you like them.
* HurricaneOfPuns: [[LampshadeHanging The creators know it.]] They consider it part of the game's campy and fun atmosphere.
* IdiotHero: The player character can be a spectacular moron.
** Then again, does it really matter? Smart, Dumb, We're the [=PCs=] with the {{BFG}}s.
* ILetYouWin: J6
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The latest Easter release has the new non-equipable "monster mecha" giant [[PrecisionFBomb frikkin']] egg.
* IncrediblyLamePun: part of the "hurricane"
* InevitableTournament: the House PVP tournaments
* InexplicableTreasureChests: Lampshaded occasionally.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Duh.
* ItsUpToYou: Mandatory for every 'mission'.
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* KnightTemplar: Mysterious Johnson really hates ghosts, somewhat justified in that they're AlwaysChaoticEvil. Played straight with Hans Velsing. He wouldn't even talk to you any more once you switch to the vampire class.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: There is [[spoiler:Maria 13's Ace Custom]] and the Sepulchure Mech Also[[spoiler:the other Vampires also pilot Red]] along with [[spoiler:Vampire Lord Piotr]] and [[spoiler:Miracyrina but the mecha is made of energy]] plus [[spoiler:Count Mechula]] is a Red Mech and the Player Can choose to be this Trope and The Doom Lord is the most powerful of The Reds.
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:Slugwrath's mech has golden energy and has golden lines and in VideoGame/AdventureQuest his element is shown to be light]]
* LimitedSoundEffects: The sound of two mechas in battle.
* LoadingScreen: Occasionally with a joke on them, so you don't get bored.
* LostWorld: Krotos
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Some of the starter shoulders fire four missiles, but you can find others that fire six. And don't get me started on the Skullcrusher shoulders!
* MagiTek: House Runehawk's hat. Their custom mechs are stated to run on {{Mana}}, magical power.
** ManaDrain
* MarkedChange: Various armours, shields and weapons.
* MascotMook: Shadowscythe warriors.
* TheMedic: You can even become one.
* MegaCorp: [=EbilCorp=], formerly known as [=EvilCorp=].
* MiniGame
* MoneySpider
* MultiMookMelee
* NamesTheSame: Char of ''[=MechQuest=] has the same name as Char the Chef Dragon from ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' and Char Aznable from ''Gundam''. Prince Robert is also the name of Dread Bandit Robert in ''VideoGame/DragonFable'', and Constantine has the same name as The Werewolf King.
* NewsTravelsFast
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: You can have one house, but several job classes and take university courses that give you classes.
* NonLinearSequel: ''VideoGame/WarpForce'' and ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' might be this.
* NonMammalMammaries: The Princess mecha.
* NoodleIncident: The Reset of time which ''will'' ultimately affect the [[MedievalStasis future]]...
* OneManArmy: You take down thousands of Shadowscythe soldiers throughout the game. [[LampshadeHanging "You think the Shadowscythe would have realised that they aren't getting past Player_Name by now."]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: the BigBad Valoth has yet to leave his Shadowscythe base.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Our werewolves wear sneakers, clothes ''and'' make pies- Moon pie, to be exact.
* PlanetOfHats: Westion is the Western planet, Zargon is the Superhero planet, Necryptos is full of Vampires... Lagos is a planet of Pirates, Yokai is full of Japanese stuff, and so on.
* PopQuiz: Going to 1337 Falcon's Reach will give you a pop quiz to infiltrate the werewolf hideout.
* PowerOfLove: The Ticklish Zorbo weapons. Emphasis on the ''Power''. [[HealingFactor Activates healing powers]], [[DodgeTheBullet increases your dodge rate to ridiculous levels]] and is essentially a GameBreaker.
* TheQuisling: [[spoiler: Kingadent Slugwrath.]]
* {{Robeast}}: The Shadowscythe have some of them
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: When becoming a vampire the player character dressed in red and black fancy vampire cloths
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Boltavolt]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Master Twang.
* RuleOfCool
* RuleOfFun: Dreadful puns, crazy mecha, bizarre monsters, and [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption immediate recourse to violence]] tend to make for any extremely silly game.
** And yet this game is considered the least-silly in the eyes of the fanbase.
* [[ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale]]: The equip zoom will tell you that a mecha is at 1 and a human is at 100, meaning the mech is 100 times larger. This is completely skewed anywhere else.
* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You Shadowscythe]]: [[spoiler:Lord Valoth is shown to boast about The Shadowscythe superiority at Westion]]
* SelfImposedChallenge: Anything on Necryptos without a Vampire Hunter. Also, fighting any boss on Xtreme mode qualifies too.
** Attempting any of the Necryptos bosses without a blood crystal. *shudder*
* SeriousBusiness: One would not think pizza delivery would involve combat, but the [[SuckECheeses Rusty Rat]] pizza chain is ''more'' than willing to sic their company mecha on you.
* ShoutOut: Loads and loads and loads of references to ScienceFiction.
* SpaceCadetAcademy: The GEARS Academy.
* SpaceOpera: Seems like this sometimes.
* SummonBiggerFish: [[{{Cthulhu}} Call of Kathoo]]-[[{{Pokemon}} Achoo]], a shoulder weapon available in the Nova Gems section at Tek's.
* TakeThat
-->''Han Velsing''', complaining about [[YourVampiresSuck the suckiness of modern vampires]]: "''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Oooo, look at me! I am soooo bored of living forever! Oooo... I sparkle in the sunlight! Please feel sorry for me!]]''"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Fish-flavoured ice cream (Master Twang).
* TheUndead: Several zombie-themed mecha are stated to be possessed by ghosts. This is for a Film/{{Ghostbusters}} ShoutOut. There are ''some'' on planet Romero, which are unrelated to the Ghost-Zombie mecha.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:The First Mantis Master it turns out you killed him at the first part of the Yokai Plot Line]]
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Lampshaded, of course.
* TheVirus: [[spoiler:Planet Romero]]
* WalletOfHolding
* WarIsHell: Some scenes of the [[spoiler:Westion War are like that. Well, only the people and some soldiers survive, but Drakrylos killed other soldiers and some ships.]]
* WeirdMoon: On Lore's twin moons, it's ''always'' night-time. Extremely odd, given real moons have actual daytimes?!
* WideOpenSandbox: While quests are set, you can still choose to do most of them at any time in any order.
* {{You ALL Look Familiar}}
* YouMeanXmas: Frostval- It's an Artix tradition.
** In replacement of the town of Frostvale, we get the colder planet [[StarWars Toth]] with Yetis and robotic Xmas trees.
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