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[[quoteright:250:~~VideoGame, {{Metroidvania}}~~]]
''Snailiad'' is a {{Metroidvania}} {{Retraux}} [[WebGames Flash game]] created by auriplane.

The [[ExcusePlot plot]]: You're a snail named [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Snaily Snail]] who [[SaveThePrincess has to set out to rescue the missing snails]].

Play it [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/573352 here]].
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!!Tropes used in this game:

* AbnormalAmmo: A pea shooter and a boomerang ''sort of'' make sense ([[FridgeLogic though it begs the question of how Snaily holds the gun/boomerang]]), but ''rainbow waves?''
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The stage names.
* ADogNamedDog: Snaily [[spoiler:and Sluggy]].
* AirborneMooks: A ''lot'' of the enemies in this game fly. Among others, the Sky Viper, Chirpy, Batty Bat, and Ghost Dandelion.
* AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair: It's a {{Metroidvania}} game. It comes with the genre.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The battle with [[spoiler: Giga-Snail]].
* AnIcePerson: The Iceballs.
** Snaily himself after getting the Ice Snail powerup.
* ApatheticCitizens: The snails of Snail Town leave everything [[ItsUpToYou up to you]].
* AuthorAppeal: The creator ''loves'' snails. And boy, does it show.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: The psychic snail in Snail Town predicts this of Snaily after getting the GoldenEnding. "I can see the future, Snaily! I see you having 18,000,000 baby snails!! Congratulations!!"]]
* BigBad: Moon Snail.
* BigGood: [[spoiler: Isis.]]
* BubblyClouds: Lux Lirata has shades of this.
* BossInMookClothing: The Devil (red) Blob. It moves '''very''' fast, shoots tons of [[BuffySpeak energy ball... things]], and takes ''way'' too many hits to die! Thankfully, [[UniqueEnemy there's only one in the entire game]].
* BossRush: [[NintendoHard And dear God is it hard.]]
* BossSubtitles: Although there's no descriptive sentence; it's only used to display the boss' name.
* CatchingSomeZs: One of attacks of the final boss.
** Which is derived from your IdleAnimation.
* ChainReactionDestruction: Bosses do this in a rather spectacular manner.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Most of the snails could qualify.
--> "[[YouNoTakeCandle Cave Snail]] scares me! I'm staying over here!" {{Beat}} "Do you think Cave Snail is single?"
* CreditsGag: Downplayed: the credits [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments amusingly]] lampshade the trend of putting "And You" at the end of their credits.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Snaily Snail.
* DramatisPersonae: At the end.
* ElectricJellyfish: They're an InvincibleMinorMinion, at least until you get the Devastator.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: The Rainbow Wave.
* ExcusePlot: Snails are disappearing. [[SaveThePrincess Go find them]].
** Subverted towards the end, though; the plot doesn't get very deep, but a semblance of one does form. Your mission of finding the disappearing snails is also referenced quite frequently.
* FlashOfPain
* FragileSpeedster: [[spoiler: Sluggy Slug, your PlayerCharacter after choosing Slug Mode.]]
* FrickinLaserBeams: The eyes on the walls in one section of Lux Lirata fire these.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: ''Every'' boss except the final one, and they're pretty weird. [[WidgetSeries Two giant feet with eyes? Really?]]
* GoldenEnding: Achieved by getting all 30 helix fragments. [[spoiler: [[BigBad Moon Snail]] becomes Sun Snail again and all is well.]]
* TheGoomba: The Blob (purple slime).
* GoombaStomp: Stompy seems hellbent on doing this to you.
* GravityScrew: The Gravity Shell powerup allows you to do this.
** The Gravity Turtles can also do this.
* GreenRocks: The helix fragments.
* HailfirePeaks: Mare Carelia could be either GreenHillZone, or UnderTheSea.
** Amastrida Abyssus combines LethalLavaLand and UnderTheSea (again).
* HammerSpace: Just how ''is'' Snaily holding all those boomerangs?
* HeartsAreHealth
* HeartContainer
* HeroicMime: Snaily, in keeping with the 8-bit theme.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Health is replenished by green and pink grass ([[ColorCodedForYourConvenience guess which one replenishes more health]]).
* IdleAnimation: Snaily falls asleep in his shell.
** Which gets used by [[spoiler:Giga-Snail]] as an ''attack''.
* ItemGet
* InvincibleMinorMinion: The Jellyfish and the spikeballs. Subverted when you get the Devastator.
* JungleJapes: Snail Town is something like this.
* JustForPun: The two cannon enemies are called Canon (red) and Non-Canon (blue).
* KillerRabbit: The [[CatsAreMean Kitty]]. It looks like [[spoiler: the harmless Snelks that randomly roam the areas]], but it bounces around at a fast pace ''and'' shoots a bunch of bullets in between jumps.
* LampshadeHanging: One of the snails in Snail Town asks "Don't you think it's weird that we all live in treehouses?"
** Another snail in Lux Lirata quips, "Amazing work, Snaily!! Say, how'd we get into space, anyway?"
* LevelMapDisplay: Type 1.
* MediumAwareness: Don't be surprised to see snails reference the fact that they are in a game. Particularly notable in this quote:
--> "Don't moon snails live in the ocean? Hey, this game isn't realistic!! What gives??"
** "I hope the next game has more weapons. This game could have used a [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI flame whip!"]]
* MinusWorld: [[spoiler:???, with its weird glitchy walls and strange music. It's actually the passageway to the Shrine of Isis.]]
* MirrorBoss: Moon Snail. Aside from changing his own gravity, he uses Devastator-style boomerangs and dark-colored waves [[spoiler: in his first form. As Giga-Snail, he uses ''bigger'' Rainbow Waves, as well as using the Devastator-peashooter bullets. He even uses ''the idle animation'' as an attack; the Z's fly off in your general direction.]]
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: [[spoiler:???, a hidden area which contains the Shrine of Isis.]]
* NintendoHard: Oh yes.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: One snail in Snail Town manages to ''eat a pizza'' offscreen, after telling Snaily he would for nearly the entire game.
* [[OneManArmy One-Snail Army]]
* OneWingedAngel: The FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Giga-Snail]].
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: There are several snake enemies.
* {{Retraux}}
* ReverseShrapnel: The Angel (white) Blob, amongst others.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The snails. In particular Snaily's idle animation.
** [[spoiler: The snelks]] may also qualify.
* SaveThePrincess
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler: Sluggy Slug (hero of Slug Mode).]]
* {{Seers}}: One snail in Snail Town can see the future. His words [[CrypticConversation often describe what to do next]].
* ShoutOut: "[[KonamiCode Up, up, down, down, left, right...]] wait, never mind, [[BreakingTheFourthWall that's for some other game]]."
** The BossRush version of the Space Box is called "TimeCube". Both versions also [[Series/DoctorWho turn blue when they]] [[TurnsRed go berserk]].
** [[MediumAwareness "I hope the next game has more weapons. This game could have used a]] [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI flame whip!"]]
** Upon starting a new game in [[spoiler: Slug Mode]], a fake password screen appears, which is filled out by an unseen person with [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} "JUSTIN SNAILY"]].
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda "It's dangerous to go alone!"]]
** Snail Town has a turtle that informs you [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles "Once this game is over, I'm going to go get some pizza!!"]]
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Spiralis Silere.
* SpaceZone: Lux Lirata becomes this near the end.
* SpeciesSurname: All the snails (Cave Snail, Moon Snail, Snaily Snail) [[spoiler:and Sluggy Slug]].
* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: Pre-boss rooms are usually full of pink grass. The snails will outright tell you when there's a boss coming up, though, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise.
* TurnsRed: Every boss does this, literally (though the Space Box actually turns ''blue'' when it goes berserk).
* UniqueEnemy: ''Two'' of them. One's a [[CatsAreMean cat]] listed under KillerRabbit above, and the other's the Devil Blob. [[BossInMookClothing It's called that for a good reason]].
* UnderTheSea: Mare Carelia.
* UpgradeArtifact: The Devastator, which upgrades all three of your weapons.
* WallCrawl: One of your abilities. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as you're a snail.
* WidgetSeries: You better believe it.
* YouNoTakeCandle: "I are Cave Snail! Thorgle borgle!!!!"

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