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[[caption-width-right:350:[[TagLine The Friendly RPG Where Nobody Has To Die.]]]]

->''"Long ago, two races ruled over the Earth: HUMANS and MONSTERS. One day, war broke out between the two races. After a long battle, the humans were victorious. They sealed the monsters underground with a magic spell. Many years later... Legends say that those who climb the mountain never return."''

''Undertale'' is a RolePlayingGame by Music/TobyFox, released on September 15th, 2015. Its development was the result of a Website/{{Kickstarter}} [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1002143342/undertale campaign]] that raised $51,124. The game and a demo are available at http://undertale.com/ and trailers are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUZ_-bKTxZw here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hojv0m3TqA here.]]

It tells the story of a young child who investigates a mountainside cavern and falls down a deep hole, awakening on a bed of flowers in a dark and mysterious place. Now the child must find a way back home, encountering all manner of creatures along the way.

''Undertale'' draws heavily from ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', but instead of using statistical values to resolve enemy attacks, battles play out more like a BulletHell game where you must dodge enemy projectiles and protect the heart-shaped avatar representing your SOUL. [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism The game changes significantly]] depending on how you deal with the monsters you encounter: you can fight and defeat them as normal to earn LOVE (LV) and EXP, or figure out how to befriend and show them mercy.

Compare and contrast other indie [=RPGs=] with a ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' flavor: ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}'', ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' and ''VideoGame/SpaceFuneral''. And ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'', which also has a pacifist option.

Before reading the tropes section, please note that by its very nature, ''Undertale'' is very difficult to talk about at length without spoiling it. Read with care.
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!!(Seeing all these tropes present in ''Undertale''... it fills you with determination.)

[[index]]
* Undertale/TropesAToG
* Undertale/TropesHToP
* Undertale/TropesQToZ
[[/index]]
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-> Don't you have anything better to do?