Animal Kaiser is an Arcade Game where the player uses various animals to fight other animals in an Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. The player uses cards to select their animal, as well as to power up their stats and Limit Break.Gameplay is rather simple-looking. Firstly, a slot machine-esque wheel comes out with the player's attack options. The player has to press a button to stop the wheel and select their attack. Next, a slot machine-esque wheel comes out with the player's attack power. Again, the player presses to stop the wheel. The opponent also gets the same for both. Whoever gets the higher attack power will then use their attack against the other. Gameplay continues until one animal is defeated.Finally, after years of Capcom Sequel Stagnation, it has received a sequel in the form of Great Animal Kaiser.Tropes present in this game:
Blatant Lies: Very much so in the later versions of the game. Said versions claim during the Attract Mode that every animal in the game exists in real life. It's especially cringe inducing when the game boldly makes said claim while showcasing the Mecha beastsnote This actually depends on how liberally you take the claim. Whales exist. Space Whales, don't. And don't get us started on the ninjas, aliens, Dark Forces, Brutus' gang, etc...
Blow You Away: Almost every bird character has a move where they whip up a whirlwind using their wings.
Capcom Sequel Stagnation: And how! The only difference between each version of the game are the new cards introduced into the roster, tweaks to the existing gameplay mechanics, and the final boss. The overall plot does not change at all! Then again, given it's No Plot? No Problem! nature...
Finally averted with the release of Great Animal Kaiser, although it's already given that Great Animal Kaiser will be going into it's own set of Capcom Sequel Stagnations.
The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Hoo boy. The game creates much Fake Difficulty, especially against the final opponent. There is a very high chance that game rigs the attack power slots and makes you roll 10 lower than your opponent (even when it was supposed to stop earlier- they make it roll to the next number!) or making the opponent roll 10 higher than you.
Death or Glory Attack: The Forgotten Warriors'Desperation Attack. For the attack roll, it makes them use either their strongest attack OR their Limit Break. The catch? For the power roll they either get a Double (the highest, beats out everything except itself) or a 10 (the lowest, loses to everything except itself). If they get a Double, the opponent's probably dead.
Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Many attacks, examples are some miracle attacks like Alligned Planets. Also the strongest attacks of Kaiser Rare animals and both versions of Vertus.
There's also P Guard, T Guard, and G Guard, which No Sells P, T and G attacks.
Ninja: Ninja Trained Siegfried, Zangetsu and his companions.
One-Hit Kill: Death Scorch's "Curse of the Nether", which is inflicted by his strongest attack. It makes Death Scorch's next successful attack deal ludicrous damage (50000+ damage displayed as 9999) enough to kill any character.
Self-Destruct Mechanism: The game is timebombed. Once the expiry date of the game has been reached, the machine will refuse to start or continue operating, instead displaying a message saying that the licensing module has expired and asking the operator to contact their distributor for support.
Slap-on-the-Wrist Nuke: Two of Vertus' attacks have him split the earth into two and smack it into oblivion respectively.
Also, many of the miracle attacks like Black Hole, Saturn Saw, Aligned Planets, etc.
Smashing Survival: When your animal is getting attacked, you can mash the buttons to have it Focus. If successful, it will take reduced damage and survive the attack regardless of health. However, this does not work if your animal's health is already low.
Space Whale: Vertus, who is a alien invader whale from space.