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Video Game: Banana Nababa
Banana Nababa is a freeware title developed by Lazrael and produced using the Game Maker program.

Long ago, in a land called Neo-Africa, all was well and everyone was at peace. One day, an evil wizard stole six mystical hearts that protected the land and retreated to an old lighthouse. Without the hearts' power, a terrible curse fell onto the land and the citizens of Neo-Africa began to suffer. To make matters worse, the wizard sealed the sacred hearts within the bodies of six horrifying creatures that protect each floor of the lighthouse.

All seems lost until a man named Harry Flowerpower, armed with an unlimited stockpile of axes and spears, decides to scale the deadly tower, reclaim the hearts, and defeat the evil wizard to restore peace to the land of Neo-Africa... or die trying.

The game is presented in a classic 8-bit style that boasts an impressive soundtrack to go along with the classic feel of the game.

You can download the game here


Tropes include:

  • Boss Game: Other than the smaller enemies that drop health, Harry has to deal only with the bosses of each floor.
    • The first version of the game was titled Boss Arena.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Harry uses an unlimited amount of axes and spears during his quest.
  • Bottomless Pits: A common hazard to deal with during the boss fight.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Thankfully, Harry has unlimited lives.
  • Development Hell: Videos of a remake exist on YouTube, but they were recorded in 2008-2009 and the remake still hasn't been released yet.
  • Dual Boss: The Gatekeeper.
  • Excuse Plot: Other than a story near the beginning, not much detail is given other than you're to stop a wizard in a tower, recovering six mystical hearts while fighting several deadly creatures along the way.
  • Goomba Stomp: Inverted, as some of the bosses try to jump on top of you in addition to using their main attacks.
  • Heroic Mime: Harry has no dialogue with the game.
  • Mercy Invincibility: Both Harry and the bosses he fights have very brief periods where they don't take damage after a hit.
  • Nintendo Hard: You have to fight through six floors each with their own boss. Thankfully the game saves after you conquer each floor of the tower.
  • Retraux: The game looks and plays like an NES game complete with an 8-bit soundtrack to boot.
  • Sequential Boss: Most bosses here have more than one form.
  • Smashing Survival: This is how you prevent the final boss from using its full screen attack. It doesn't make much sense, though.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Harry dies instantly if he falls into water.
  • Waddling Head: Harry.
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