->''"[[{{BlindIdiotTranslation}} Allen]]-chasing Mutant-busting Tumble-popping Action!!"''
-->-- Quote from the game's [[http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=1517&image=1 promotional flyer]]

''[=TumblePop=]'' was an ArcadeGame made by Creator/DataEast Corporation in 1991 which is now considered something of a CultClassic, since it received only one port for GameBoy and nothing else. It's an EliminationPlatformer featuring a couple of kids armed with vacuum cleaners who travel around the world to defeat various creatures and monsters: they suck the monsters up into the canisters of their weapon and then release them at high speed to create big balls of creatures that ''tumble'' around the levels, knocking down everything in their path...

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!!The game contains examples of the following tropes:

* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: After you complete the main map, the last two levels have you fighting in outer space and on the Moon. You don't need any equipment to breathe and walk around, and gravity is not an issue.
* TheCameo:
** VideoGame/{{Karnov}} once again makes a cameo appearance in a Creator/DataEast game, this time, fittingly, as the Russian circus strongmen.
** The spacemen from the final series of stages are Chelnov AKA ''[[http://www.gameplayer.it/abandonware/chelnov_-_atomic_runner Atomic Runner]]''.
* CirclingBirdies: If you stun an enemy, that is, hit it with the beam of your vacuum cleaner but not actually suck it in, he'll have little stars circling its head.
* CircusOfFear: Russia is set up like this, complete with fire-eating strongmen and conjurers.
* CombatTentacles: The giant, almost realistic octopus at the end of the USA level is one of the hardest bosses because his tentacles come out of the water every now and then and take large portions of the screen.
* CyberCyclops: The boss of the French stage.
* DemBones: There are a few skeletons among the enemies.
* EternalEngine: France, which is set inside the Eiffel Tower filled with conveyor belts and other hazards, and for some reason is populated only by robots.
* TheGreys: In the space-based levels.
* InvisibleMonsters: The conjurers in the Russian stages, you only see a top hat, white gloves and shoes.
* KingMook: A couple bosses are huge versions of regular enemies, such as the Russian MonsterClown or the double-mouthed giant venus flytrap at the end of Australia.
* LethalLavaLand: Brazil is more or less this, what with all the fire-based enemies and the huge dragon made of fire at the end.
* MookMaker: The majority of stages have some magical cauldron/pot/whatever that spews forth other enemies every now and then.
* PaletteSwap: Quite a few: snowmen (white) / mudmen (brown), turtles (green) / kappa (teal), octopi (red) / aliens (green), and so on.
* {{Prehistoria}}: Australia, complete with anachronistic cavemen and dinosaurs.
* RecurringRiff: The background melody is always the same one, but arranged in order to match the music of the countries the levels are based on. For example, the Egyptian stages sound Arabian, the USA stages have a nice 50s-sounding rockabilly, and so on.
** StandardSnippet: The melody in the French stages begins with the first few notes of ''La Marseillaise'', while the USA stage begins with a few notes of the American National Anthem.
* ShiftingSandLand: Egypt.
* ShoutOut: from various Data East games:
** The setting and enemies of the Australian stages are basically ripped off from ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'', released by Creator/DataEast that same year. That series would later "return the favor" with its last installment ''Joe & Mac Returns'', which plays exactly like ''Tumblepop''.
** The second-to-last boss is an alien robot that looks like the [[http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/fw-code/ Flatwoods monster]].
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Antarctica.
* SpellingBonus: Alphabet letters are scattered in some levels, you need to complete the word TUMBLEPOP with them to gain access to the bonus stage.
* SpikesOfDoom
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Some enemies spin like tornadoes in order to jump up or down the platforms, and are invulnerable while doing so.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''[=TumblePop=]'' has no sequels but the later arcade game by Data East ''[[http://www.retrogaminghistory.com/content.php?r=3204-Diet-Go-Go Diet Go Go]]'' is basically the same thing, only you have to turn enemies fat, throw them and let them bounce against bumpers and other enemies. As noted above, also ''Joe & Mac Returns''.
* StalkedByTheBell: A devilish character appears if you take too long to finish a level.
* WeaponsThatSuck: Duh!
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