Video Game: Adventure Ponies
is a flash Platform Game
based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
, made by The Hub
and playable on their website here
. The player can control any of the mane cast of the show as they make their way through the levels and take on various antagonists from the series, 8-bit style.
Now has a sequel in the form of Adventure Ponies 2: Wait! There's More!?
The game provides examples of:
- Adaptational Villainy: Iron Will was intimidating, but was technically never even an antagonist in the show. Gilda also never got violent, leaving after a shouting match.
- A.I. Breaker: During the fight with Gilda, it's possible to find a spot where she seemingly won't be able to attack, only circling the player.
- Bullfight Boss: Iron Will
- Canon Foreigner: The dragon doesn't appear to be any of the ones from the show.
- Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Dying in the platforming segments leaves all the items collected and walls destroyed. Dying in the boss fights causes the player to respawn instantly while the boss retains damage done, making extra lives work more like extra health bars.
- Death Glare: Fluttershy's Stare has been powered up to the point where it can destroy stone walls.
- Dual Boss: The Ursa Major and Ursa Minor in the second game.
- Dull Surprise: "Oh no. A hydra."
- Final Boss: Discord. His fireballs are really hard to avoid.
- In the second game, the final boss is a trio of Changelings, a pretty unrelenting Wolfpack Boss that is fairly hard (by this game's standards).
- Fricking Laser Beams: Twilight and (surprisingly) Rarity both attack with those. In the second game, Fancy Pants and Shining Armor do the same. On the boss side of things, there's King Sombra and Trixie.
- Five-Bad Band: The bosses of the game.
- Magic Missile: Unicorns (both player characters and bosses) attack with them.
- Mighty Glacier: Applejack has the shortest ranged attack in the game, and can't fly or teleport, but also does the most damage. Same goes for Big Mac and Zecora in the sequel.
- Fluttershy's Stare has the same range. The reason why Applejack's attack deals more damage is because she also needs to have her BACK to the target to hit.
- Mirror Boss: The Gilda fight, if one plays as Rainbow Dash. Fitting enough, since Gilda is Dash's Shadow Archetype.
- In the sequel, King Sombra and Trixie are this if you play as Shining Armor or Fancy Pants and the final battle is against a group of Changelings that mimic the player character's attacks.
- Palette Swap: Gameplay-wise, Rarity is exactly the same as Twilight Sparkle. Somewhat glaring, since not only is she the only palette swap, the others at least use abilities resembling the ones that they have in the show. Still strange though, especially since Applejack or even Rainbow Dash's attacks would fit better since Rarity has usually been depicted fighting with her bare hooves on the show, using what might be some kind of pony martial arts.
- It doesn't help that we have more evidence of Pinkie Pie being able to teleport than Rarity.
- Also gameplay wise, Big McIntosh and Zecora, Shining Armor and Fancy Pants, and Soarin and Spitfire, all of whom play like Applejack, Twilight/Rarity, and Rainbow Dash, respectively.
- Videogame Dashing: Unsurprisingly, Rainbow Dash's attack (as well as Soarin's and Spitfire's in the sequel).
- Video Game Flight: Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy (in the sequel, Soarin and Spitfire) have completely unrestricted flight.
- Warm-Up Boss: The purple dragon fight in the first game.
- Poor King Sombra has been relegated to this status in the second game. He is like Trixie without the teleport and the starting invincibility, which is a little jarring because in the cartoon proper he was actually a massive threat.
- Wolfpack Boss: The Diamond Dogs Rover, Fido, and Spot.
- Adventure Ponies 2 has the Changelings and the Quarry Eels. Oddly enough, the Timberwolf fight in the second game involves only one, though it will regenerate several times.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: The pegasi can fly and the unicorns can teleport. The earth ponies can... Climb ladders.
- Flight, Strength, Heart: To make up for it, Applejack's kick is the strongest attack in the game, and Pinkie Pie comes equipped with her party cannon.