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[[caption-width-right:300:[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs Yeah, it's kinda like that.]]]]
An obscure PlatformGame by UbiSoft. It has a visual style similar to ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' (Most noticably, all characters have RaymanianLimbs) and in fact plays more like a 3D version of the original ''Rayman'' than ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'' ever did. UbiSoft used the game to get a handle on the 3D engine being used for Rayman 2, since they had never done anything of that scope before, but the game is a fun little jaunt regardless.

The story involves an alien named Ed accidentally dropping a can of tonic on Earth, where it is found by a viking named Grogh. He takes a sip of the tonic and transforms into a tyrant who proceeds to TakeOverTheWorld (or in his words: "This time, drinks are on me! And Everyone's gonna get a taste! Hahahaaa!"). A tiny droplet falls into a river and the whole world goes mad: the rivers turn into sangria, mountains rise up and vegetables turn into dangerous monsters. Now it's up to Ed to defeat Grogh and retrieve the tonic.

!!TonicTrouble provides examples of:

* AWinnerIsYou
* AdvancingBossOfDoom: The first phase of the FinalBoss. The second is a variation: you have to kick and slap boulders at him to push him back towards a pit before he makes his way towards you.
* AllThereInTheManual: Just playing the game, you would never know that the Pharmacist is working for Grogh.
* AlmightyJanitor: A ''literal'' one!
** Well, he's not so almighty at first. The only reason he's made the hero is that the whole mess is his fault. He gets more almighty later on.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Ed is trying one of these in the beginning cutscene. It doesn't pan out like he hopes.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Some Helling Guards wear a steel armour, but their back is wide open for an attack. Also the Final Boss.
** Hitting the carrots with seemingly anything just mildly annoys them. Performing a jump attack, which has Ed swing the stick vertically, is the only way to kill them. The game never hints at this, nor do jump attacks have any significance elsewhere.
* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever: Killer vegetables! They even have their own headquarters.
* BeardOfEvil: Grogh has one.
* BeeBeeGun: It shoots [[{{Pun}} bees]], and ammo comes in the form of beehives.
* BigBad: Grogh
** BigBadWannabe: The Magic Mushroom wants to copy the Pharmacist's Groga to make his own and rule the world in lieu of Grogh.
* BrokenAesop: Is the game commending or condoning alcohol?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf0Vpspy8sI&feature=player_detailpage#t=158s SEE KIDS? ALCHOHOL CAN MAKE THE WORLD A SILLY AND FUN PLACE YAY!]]
*** Actually the "Tonic" is never stated to be alcoholic and the big bad Grogh is portrayed as a drunkard loser at first.
** Vegetables bad, [[ProductPlacement nestle crunch good]].
*** Averted in the ending of the retail version. The game's Aesop was ''actually'': [[AssPull Save]] [[HandWave the environment!]]
* TheBrute: Grogh is more like this.
* BuildLikeAnEgyptian: The Reversed Pyramid level.
* TheCameo: VideoGame/{{Rayman}} appears during the credits.
** In return, the big general guy in the beginning appears in ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'' where he sells the GiantMecha to the BigBad.
* CatAndMouseBoss: The Robotsuitcase: it chases after you with its stick but will run away from you once you turn into Super Ed, hence becoming able to rip it a new one.
* CloudCuckooLander: Doc.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: To the point that you can jump on lava ''on a friggin' Pogo-Stick''!!!
** Also, lava is powerless to water, apparently not heating it up or mixing with it in any way.
** Due to it being a beta, Ed does not catch fire when hitting lava in the Special Edition, instead he just faints.
* DerangedAnimation
* DressingAsTheEnemy: The Chamaleon Powder allows you to do this if you step on the right platform. You have to use it a couple of times.
* EverythingIsTryingToKillYou: Living Vegetables armed with forks, boxing mushrooms, elderly mummies, toasters, scarabs, yo-yos, teeth....
** Some exceptions include the large cow-like dinosaur. It can step on you, but it can't damage you.
*** In the special editon, it's eating grass in the south plain, and bite you by accident if you stand on its targeted patch of grass.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Doc may be wearing an eye patch because ''one of his eyes relocated to the top of his head''.
** Except in the N64 version, where his character model is symmetrical due to graphical limitations.
* TheFaceless: Agent XYZ.
* FanDisservice: The Huge Barman/woman at the beginning of the Glacier Cocktail.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: In the PC version, we first see Grogh as he's being booted out of a bar. He's clearly a druken loser. Then the can falls from the sky and lands in front of him. Grogh takes one sip, and suddenly becomes ruler of the Earth. "This time drunks are on ME! and EVERYONE is gonna get a taste!"
* GagBoobs: During the Opening sequence, while Ed storms Grogh's Tower a huge Valkyrie-like woman with '''Huge''' Boobs can be seen singing for him. It's also a OneSceneWonder.
* GaiasVengeance: According to Suzy, this is the reason why the whole world mutated like that in the first place. It comes a bit like out of nowhere.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Intoxication thing aside, after completing the Cocktail Glacier Suzy will mention that she has many [[CovertPervert "games" in mind that she and Ed could do with the feathers he's been collecting]].
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Magic Mushroom, who randomly shows up to steal your final piggy bank.
** The strange Cow-Like Dinosaur you have to free from [[HumanPopsicle ice cube]] somewhere is a friendly version of this trope.
* GreenAesop: You can at least notice that the bad guys are operating in heavely industrialized settings and polluting the world with their products.
* GrimyWater: The poisoned water will kill you. Also the hot water from one of the latest levels.
** The rainbow water will however [[MindScrew not kill you]].
* HornyVikings: Subverted in the PC version. Grogh doesn't actually gain the horned helmet until ''after'' drinking the Tonic.
* HubLevel: The South Plain.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Suzy again. Pratically ''Hourglass shaped'' indeed.
* {{Jerkass}}: Grogh is more a Bully than a serious overlord.
** Actually, the opening scene implies that he was actually just a drunkard, and after getting the tonic, he intends to sell alcohol.
*** He still behaves as a Jerkass, and did many nasty things to the others.
* KarmaHoudini: The Pharmacist.
* KissOfLife: if you chose Suzy (Continue) in the Game Over Screen, she'll give Ed several of them.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the final level you're confronted by a guard who asks you "Do you think this is a video game!?"
* LeastCommonSkinTone: Everyone has something to say about Ed's unusual purple color.
* LethalLavaLand: Doc's laboratory, also an UndergroundLevel. Also the Canyon.
* MadScientist: Doc. Also the Pharmacist, who's on Grogh side.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Suzy fits this trope.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Grogh is behind the Killer Vegetables. [[spoiler: And the Pharmacist is behind him, but that's not important.]]
* {{Mooks}}: Killer Vegetables and also Helling Guards.
* NewspaperthinDisguise: Agent XYZ uses one all the time - we never get to see what he looks like.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The reason why the plot even exists. So, Ed attempts to ingest a tonic of unknown properties to get the courage to ask a girl out, but it apparently had a funky flavor. Turned out the Tonic had more funkiness than just the flavor: The residue spit from the tonic also caused the screws to come to life and become crazy. He then attempts to eject the tonic from the ship... which lands on earth, specifically right on the recently evicted-from-the-bar drunkard Grogh, he drinks it, starts to mutate, spills it in the conveniently nearby brook, causing the mutagenetic effects of the tonic to mutate the planet. This starts causing a LOT of oddities such as flying sheep and psychadelic skies with an overall background that looks like something taken from an acid trip, and then Grogh declaring that all drinks are on him. Shortly thereafter, Ed was busted for his reckless action and is sentenced to clean up the mess he caused.
* NoodleImplements: Sort of. How does Doc construct a catapult out of six copies of the following items: springs, propellors, jumping stones, domino stones and piggy banks?
** RuleOfFunny?
* NoodleIncident: In the Special Edition, Doc mentions '[his] poor wife' while on the subject of how Ed's second power-up, the blowpipe, had a few failed prototypes.
* OperaGloves: Hard to say because [[RaymanianLimbs of the lack of arms]], but Suzy seems to wear these. (Her hands are purple but her skin is whiteish.)
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Grogh himself isn't actively doing anything against Ed and leaves all the work to his minions.
** Except the game over screen, where he fucks up Ed's limbless body pretty good.
* PassThroughTheRings: The flight training levels.
* PlatformGame
* PlayingWithFire: One of the Killer Vegetables is a [[KingMook Giant Jalapeno]] who can breath fire at you.
* ProductPlacement: You get popcorn that turns you into [=SuperEd=] from vending machines labeled... Nestle Crunch?
** Well, in a {{WackyLand}} like that, this is the least weird detail, don't you think so?
*** There is an image circulating on the web with a Lion bars popcorn machine, from early development.
** In the N64 version of the game, the vending machines are labeled Newman's Own.
** In the special edition, its yellow with a ripped guy with sunglasses on it. This was most likely before the Crunch endorsement.
* ProjectileToast: Used as a weapon by Doc's robot toasters.
* RaymanianLimbs
* ShockAndAwe: The Magic Mushroom's main form of attack.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The Glacier Cocktail and Ski Slope
* SimpleStaff: Ed's weapon. You can whack your enemies with it, but also use it as a lever.
* StupidEvil: Grogh: [[spoiler: When defeated he mentions that his original idea was just to bully and scare everyone around with his newfound powers, and the whole evil empire and alliance with the Killer Vegetables thing was the Pharmacist's idea, which he resents.]]
* SuperHero: [=SuperEd=], yeah!
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: You can stay underwater indefinetly, but you're limited to shallow depths. Once you earn the flask, you can dive as deep as you want, as long as you want.
* TakeOurWordForIt: The ResetButton being pressed at the end and the world returning to normal. We only see Ed and Suzy's reactions and then the ending's screenshot.
* TechnicolorToxin: The purple poisoned water in the final level.
* TookALevelInBadAss: Ed, you have to admit. He started as a goofy, incompetent Janitor bullied by others and ended up kicking asses with his stick, saving planets and getting a hot, human-like girlfriend.
* TopHeavyGuy: Whenever Ed becomes Super Ed. Suzy even asks him if he can use the tonic to turn himself like that 24/7.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Ed and Suzy.
* UndergroundLevel: Doc's cave, Vegetable HQ.
* VideoGameFlight: You can eventually use your bow tie as a delta aviator.
* VillainShoes: Late in the game you get a chance to disguise yourself as Grogh at one point, which is used to fool a guard into opening a door for you.
* VocalDissonance: In the beta/special edition, Grogh sounds like a young prankster despite his big, viking-like look. (as well as his more fitting voice in the pre-rendered intro cutscene.)
** Mind you, this was only in the beta/SE version. The Retail PC version had the same voice actor as in the intro.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: The Helling Guards. The only difference may be the outfit.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Violet Hair]]: Suzy.
* {{Wackyland}}: The whole world, thanks to Ed.