-> "THANKS FOR BUYING TOTALLY RAD FROM JALECO, DUDES. IT'S JUST ONE OF MANY MOST EXCELLENT AND BODACIOUS GAMES WE WILL BE BRINGING OUT FOR YOUR NES."
-->'''Totally Rad instruction manual'''

If [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill and Ted]] made a videogame, this would be it.

''Totally Rad'' began as a 1990 Famicom platformer by Creator/{{Jaleco}} titled ''Magic John.'' It featured ordinary anime teens with magic powers, and a dorky and forgettable plot.

Then Jaleco USA localized it as ''Totally Rad''. The main character and his girlfriend were replaced with a bodacious [[SurferDude surfer dude]] and his happenin' babe. The plot was mostly kept the same, but was turned into a [[SelfParody self-parody]], featuring exaggerated and ridiculous surfer dude slang throughout. It concerns Jake, an apprentice to the magician Zebediah, who is learning magic. However, his girlfriend Allison is kidnapped, and Jake has to take off to save her. Afterward, Jake discovers Allison's kidnapping was just a feint to force Allison's father, a renowned scientist, out of hiding. Jake must not only rescue Allison's father, but ultimately take down an evil underground king who plans to lead a group of under-dwellers up to take over the surface of the world.

The game is perhaps best known for inspiring the webcomic ''Webcomic/KidRadd''.

Not to be confused with the 1986 film ''{{Rad}}'', which is just as TotallyRadical, despite not having "Totally" in the title.
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!!This totally excellent game has examples of only the most extremely bodacious tropes, as follows:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: As quoted from the manual. "Little did Jake and Allison know that they had become pubescent pawns in the pestilent power politics of Edogy, the malfeasant underground menace who, through mental malpractice and mesmerism, has managed to impose the malevolent meanderings of his morally moribund mind onto the majority of the inhabitants of the underground world. Whoa! somebody slap me!" Try saying that radical paragraph 3 times fast, dude.
* AskAStupidQuestion: At the end of the game:
-->'''Professor:''' Are you the one who saved me?\\
'''Jake:''' Dude, did you get a blow to the head or something? Of course I saved you. I'm here, aren't I?\\
'''Professor:''' Yes, of course.
* ChainReactionDestruction: Bosses go "powpowpowpowpow" instead of "Kaboom!".
* DistressedDamsel: Allison because, like, her locked underwater chest escape artistry needs work and stuff.
* GameOverMan: Zebediah, who doubles as a "Continue Man".
-->'''[[http://www.flammie.net/vse/things/rad/ The Rad Project]]:''' [[AltText Why do you need this guy's permission to continue anyway?]]
* MultiformBalance:
** JackOfAllStats: Jake in human form
** BeastMan / ShockAndAwe: Lion
** WingedHumanoid: Eagle
** FishPeople / {{Ninja}}: Fish
* NintendoHard: The game can get totally difficult at times, even for a rad dude like you.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: The cutscene before the final boss mispells "traitor" as "traiter".
* SaveThePrincess: Jake has to save Allison after she gets stolen.
* SelfParody: Yeah, baby, yeah!
* SpoiledByTheManual: Don't read it if you, like, don't want to know more about Zeb than you need to know, dude.
* StealthParody: Some totally moronic critic-persons did not understand that it was a parody, rather than a legitimate attempt at appealing to teens.
* SurferDude: Jake all the way.
* TotallyRadical: Well, ''duh''.
* UselessUsefulSpell: The elemental magic (fire, water, wind, and stone) hits every enemy on the screen. This at first seems, like, totally awesome, but it costs 2 totally precious and unrechargable points and most enemies will {{respawn|ingEnemies}} after just a few seconds. Bogus!
** AwesomeYetPractical: But those same totally crazy expensive spells can, like, half kill any boss, if you don't use up your magic points bro!
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