(デス死, lit. "Death Death") is an arcade
Shoot 'em Up shmup
shooting game that does not exist. (Or it might someday, due to Tsunde Ray
being a computer science major.).
Needs a better plot. But I will say this: it is the year 2015. Shit happens. The game focuses on two teams, both rivals of each other: Plus Team, the Neutral Good
mercenary pilot squadron, and the Minus Team, the Lawful Evil
The game offers an arcade mode, in which you must clear 7 stages to finish the game. The console ports also have a story mode, which plays more like Tyrian
and offers a more thorough plotline, many stages spread out over muliple chapters, and upgradable ships.
Desu Shi contains nonexistant examples of:
Tropes Pertaining to Gameplay
Tropes Pertaining to the Plot (specifically Story Mode)
Tropes Pertaining to the Characters
Misc. / Mixed Tropes
- Bishounen: Every male pilot, to some extent, except -02.
- Cute and Psycho: Stage 7+'s boss, an Ax-Crazy Knife Nut hiding out in an Ghost Town.
- Yandere: She's +01's Stalker with a Crush. The battle is significantly harder if you are playing 1-player as +01. Not only that, but your continues become disabled, and if you lose all your lives, it's implied that she does...things...to him.
- Face Palm: +02's Smart Bomb has her do this.
- Giant Enemy Crab: The boss of Stage 2+.
- Hey, It's That Voice!:
- Japanese dub:
- English dub:
- Hot Librarian: +03, a male example of this trope. Subverted in that he works at a modern library that doesn't have the archetypical librarian uniforms.
- Hot Scientist: +02.
- Japanese Pronouns: In the Japanese dub, +01 is the only male to use watashi (a standard first-person pronoun, sometimes associated with femininity). He's called out by -04 and called a girly man for it. (In the English dub, which has no room for this issue, his moeness is poked fun at instead.)
- Kavorka Man: -02. Despite being ugly, fat, and a bit of an attention whore, he's quite popular among the ladies. In Stage 1+, right before the midboss battle with -02, +01 calls him out on this.
- Misaimed Fandom: According to Word of God, the Stage 1+ boss is supposed to be Fan Disservice for even the biggest Yangire and Yandere fans. It failed.
- Nerds Are Sexy: Each member of the Plus Team takes up some sort of nerdy occupation.
- Nightmare Fuel: The Stage 0 endboss, once down to his last lifebar, slashes his wrists open, causing blood to gush out and his HP to drain out. He's given up and is going emo, right? Wrong. Tthe blood turns into bullets, and he transforms into an Eldritch Abomination, and his lifebar refills completely.
- Stripperiffic: The Minus Team. The Plus Team, on the other hand, is modestly dressed at all times.
- Tsundere: +02.
- Yaoi Fangirl: +05. She falls for -03 and (if neither player is playing as her) even switches sides in the Stage 3+ boss battle with -03 just to be with him, even going so far as to nearly quit the Plus Team and forget about the mission. She snaps out of it at the end of the battle, though...but not before receiving an Armor Piercing
Slap Shot from +02.
- Porting Disaster: A Super NES fanboy, thinking that everything's more awesome with the SNES, decided to make a homebrew SNES port of the game. TsundeRay shot him in the face. With white wine.
- Shout-Out: One of the achievements is called "False Iffy Curry." It is obtained by exceeding 100,000,000 points. Doing so causes your CO to shout "You cheater! Only Japanese pilots can do that!"
- Stage 4-'s boss is called "Strut Lut," a jab at a RayCrisis boss who was renamed from "Sem-Slut" to "Sem-Strut" in the American version.
- When the game starts, hold A and C. If you're playing as the Plus Team, your CO says the Stage 1+ name in Tangut. If you're playing as the Minus Team, your CO says "Ready, go!" in the exact same inflection as Tetris: The Grand Master's "Ready, go!" voice.
- Take That: The Stage 4+ boss, a 16-year-old who owns a Humongous Mecha: "What kind of boss uses silly magical cards to attack? Real women use a mecha!"
- In the manual for the 360 and PS3 ports, at the bottom of the safety precautions:
- There's also a Take That at PMC in Stage 5+ where a specific enemy type fires a constant stream of fast bullets at you, but they bounce off harmlessly from your ship. A Double Subversion that makes it possibly an Affectionate Parody is when you realize that they distract you from the real bullets, which is a move the aforementioned game often does.
- Take That, Critics!: One critic panned the game for "only being 45 minutes long." Said reviewer was sent a two-inch Fleshlight in response. Another complained that the Plus Team's soundtrack was "outdated bleeps and blips and it would be better if it had more mainstream music, like the Minus Team's soundtrack." Said reviewer was kidnapped by the developers, then forced to attend Video Games Live.
- You Bastard: Use more than 9 continues and you'll face an Unwinnable alternate Final Boss at the end of Stage 7+ or 1-, which was funded by the money you've been putting into the machine (arcade version) or made from the salvagable parts of your destroyed ship stock (console version). Oh, and your continues become unavailable, to save you time (and money, if you're playing the arcade version). This punishment is not mentioned in-game, in the manual, on the website, or other publically available official material.