->''Who'll be the hero?''

''Violent Storm'' is an arcade BeatEmUp made by {{Konami}} released in 1993, and their final foray into the genre along with ''VideoGame/MetamorphicForce''.

In an unspecified future, the world is recovering after WorldWarIII destroyed most of it. The main characters Boris, Wade, and Kyle are a group of vigilantes protecting the innocents from thugs, the most dangerous being the "Geld Gang". One day, their friend Sheena is kidnapped by a member of the Geld Gang and thus they go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to save her. But really, [[ExcusePlot who cares for the plot]] in a game like this?

Konami's farewell to the beat'em up genre, this arcade release features superb graphics with huge, fluidly animated sprites, an insane lyriced soundtrack and an impressive variety of moves. Though it may look like a blatant ripoff of ''FinalFight'' at first, but that's really the point; it [[AffectionateParody celebrates the classics of the beat-em-up genre as much as it makes fun of them]], and does many improvements on the formula anyway.

It is commonly considered a third game of the ''VideoGame/CrimeFighters'' series, though ''Violent Storm'' was never advertised as such. Some patterns include the theme and genre, as well as a 2-year release between all three games.
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!!This game has examples of:

* AffectionateParody: Of both beat'em ups and post-apocalyptic anime like ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.
* AfterTheEnd
* TheApunkalypse: Though a very light version. Although all the elements are there - leather vests, spiky armor, several punks; the world seems perfectly fine despite that. There's even fully functional trains and an untouched peaceful park with fountains and gates. It's almost like the apocalypse happened and no one, after changing clothes and getting ripped, really cared.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Ryuken.
* AssKicksYou: One of Boris's Aerial moves.
* BaldOfEvil: Dabel and his clones.
* BarBrawl: Downtown.
* BareYourMidriff: Sheena and the BellyDancer in stage three.
* BellyDancer: One performs in the middle of stage three.
* BlondesAreEvil: Liza's pallete swap Eliza.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Mr. Julius, Red Freddy, and Geld.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Wade, Kyle and Boris, in that order.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Sledge was named "Cupper Maki" in the Japanese version.
* BreathWeapon: Lollypop.
* {{Camp}}: Just look at [[http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1837/0000ki.png the]] [[http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8153/0001dn.png main]] [[http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9757/0002pf.png characters]].
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: There a couple of chairs that can be picked and thrown during the second half of stage three.
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: Inverted compared to most brawlers that followed the ''Final Fight'' template. Kyle wears green and is the [[FragileSpeedster weakest but fastest]]. Boris wears red and is the [[MightyGlacier strongest but also the slowest]], although not as slow compared to other mighty glaciers in brawlers. Wade wears blue and is [[JackOfAllStats average]] between the other two player characters.
* CombatStilettos: Eliza and Liza.
* CoolCar: Your Cadillac the heroes drive in.
* DamselInDistress: Sheena.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Red Freddy, whose entire skin is green, mind you. Geld counts too for the purple skin.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Boris.
* DegradedBoss: Dabel, the first boss, shows up later on as a normal enemy named Bull.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** If you attack Dabel enough times on the head, his mask will fall off. It can be collected for points.
** If you destroy a bench an enemy is sleeping on, they'll either die or take damage depending on their health bar. Pots can be thrown at them while they're asleep too.
* DieChairDie: Lots of stuff gets broken up in this game.
* DifficultyByRegion: A small example; the Japanese version allows extra lives when you reach a certain number of points while the other versions have extends turned off by default (but that can be changed in the service mode). Otherwise, they're identical.
* TheDragon: Red Freddy to Lord Geld.
* EvilLaugh: Red Freddy, Joe, the Spike enemies, Doyle and Geld.
* EvilRedhead: Crossbones and Liza.
* {{Expy}}: Kyle is like a male incarnation of Chun-Li.[[note]]Not only that, and due to his physical appearance, he predates [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Charlie.]][[/note]]
* ExtremityExtremist: Kyle only attacks with kicks.
* FatBastard: Lollypop.
* FemmeFatalons: Inverted with Red Freddy.
* FightClubbing: The heroes take on Drigger in a cage match.
* HellBentForLeather: Liza, Gigadeath, and Wade.
* HurricaneKick: Wade does one for his desperation attack. Kyle, meanwhile, does a spinning bird kick.
* ImprovisedWeapon: One of the oddest examples being the pigs which inexplicably turn into footballs when picked up.[[note]]Oh, wait--[[IncrediblyLamePun "pigskin."]][[/note]]
* KnifeNut: Eliza and Liza.
* LivingStatue: Julius is a statue brought to life by Red Freddy.
* MachoCamp: Julius.
-->''"Beauty is power!"''
* MeteorMove: Boris has a piledriver as one of his attacks. No [[SpinningPiledriver spinning]], unfortunately.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Generally averted, but Wade and Kyle subvert this trope. If they try to throw heavier enemies, they'll struggle a bit unless you either mash buttons for it to be successful or knee them a couple of times for an easier throw. Without proper button mashing, they will collapse under the enemy weight, losing some health.
* {{Narcissist}} / TheFightingNarcissist: '''MR. JULIUS!'''
* NewGamePlus: Completing the game on one credit unlocks the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3dAL7JRZLk&feature=related Violent Round]]" mode, which is the game all over again with much more cruel enemy placement, different background colors, blood splatters (if they're not turned on in the dip-switches) and other weird changes to the level design. For example, the first half of the third level has fewer enemies but only gives you thirty seconds to beat it.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** Red Freddy is an anorexic, effeminate ripoff of [[Franchise/StreetFighter Blanka]].
** Lord Geld pre-boss fight is a squeaky-voiced [[Manga/{{Akira}} Tetsuo]].
** The recurring "Lollypop" enemy is a fat version of [[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Abodo]], combined with [[StreetsofRage Big Ben's]] ability to breathe fire.
** Sledge is a [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ninja turtle]] parody, though his attack pattern is based on [[FinalFight Rolento]].
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Most bosses start with one of these.
* TheQuincyPunk: Crossbones and Doyle.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Kyle can do the kick variation.
* RecycledSoundtrack: The music used during the Drigger and Julius fights is remixed from the TMNT arcade games. The common boss theme is original but one part of it is a reference to the boss music of the ''VideoGame/{{X-Men}}'' arcade game. The fourth stage music is like a combination of the night vision music from ''Lethal Enforcers'' and the fourth stage music from ''Super {{Contra}}''.
* ShoutOut:
** The mechanical parts of Doyle have the same color scheme as a [[Film/{{Aliens}} power loader]].
** In the middle, you come across two arcade machines, [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Scramble]] and a bootleg ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}''.
** A ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}}'' doll is a collectable item.
** Parodying ''VideoGame/FinalFight'''s rockstar-named enemies, one of the generic [[{{Mook}} Mooks]] is called "[[Music/{{Megadeth}} Giga Death.]]"
** Wade is dressed like MadMax and Kyle's outfit is visually similar to [[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Billy and Jimmy's]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Red Freddy is misspelled as "Red Fredy" due to space issues.
* VocalDissonance: Geld has this when he changes his size.
* YouGetKnockedDownYouGetBackUpAgain: Averted, you can attack knocked-down enemies, something that is rare for the genre but not for Konami-made games.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Lollypop and Lollypop Jr.
* WallJump: Wade, Boris, and Kyle can all do this.
* WidgetSeries
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Boris is filled with more wrestling moves than [[FinalFight Mike Haggar]] and [[StreetsofRage Max Thunder]] combined.
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->[[TheDeterminator I'm gonna get you eventually,]]
->[[ZeroPercentApprovalRating everybody wanna knock Geldo down!]]
->[[DamselInDistress I'll go straight to Sheena (Sheena),]]
->...and-I'll-be-there-yes-I-will!
->[[CrapsackWorld This world is very difficult,]]
->[[DoNotGoGentle but I got nothing to lose now!]]
->[[LosingIsWorseThanDeath There's no defeat, you'd sooner die!]]
->[[ChallengeSeeker Challenge the beginning of the end!]]
->'fo I rescue Sheena,
->[[ImplacableMan I'm never gonna stop! (Feel my power!)]]
->[[BloodKnight Now I spend my time fighting all around!]]
->[[BadButt I'm a tough guy! (Do them in!)]]
->You think you can beat us,
->[[TheFightingNarcissist We got the look! Oh so fine!]]
->[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Just wait I'll get even with you!]]
->[[TotallyRadical GET IT ON]]