is an action platformer game by Azure Lazuline and Raibys that combines cute kittens, deadly weaponry and robots, and lots of Scenery Porn
. It is currently at version 1.6.
One day, Boki
receives a present from her uncle Savant—a military training VR program called "Flux". Not long after Boki activates it, Savant appears and tells her the program is intended to enhance her ability to copy other abilities
, even though Boki thinks it's lame. Even so, she will use her power to trash several thousands of robots and perhaps the occasional boss.
The game can be found on the Entanma Project Tumblr
. There is also a campaign
to get the extended Turbo Edition on Steam
. That edition contains more levels, a better database, and a second playable character.
Copy Kitty provides the following tropes:
- Action Bomb: Exploder Exchikkes and Gertars. There's an upgraded version of the former with a nasty Suicide Attack.
- All Your Powers Combined - Boki's primary ability
- Amazing Technicolor Battlefield: The entire game is one big example of this trope.
- AzuRai Hard: Deserves its own classification. Hard Mode will make you cry. Even the puny Magna Exchikke boss becomes a force to be reckoned with.
- Badass Boast: The database entry for Exgal.
I am the claw that tears all asunder. Pathetic creatures of flesh and steel alike will fear my wrath. After being torn limb from limb, my foes will be set ablaze with the fires of the Underworld. My powers know no bounds. Let all those who stand in my way be reduced to dust and ash.
- BFG: Gunner Thremnats carry giant laser cannons bigger than their entire body. They're also incapable of turning around.
- Bilingual Bonus: Exgal's text is actually decodable, and doing so reveals that its database entry has some rather...interesting things to say.
- Blow You Away: Tornado
- Bonus Boss: The terrifying Exgal, Eldritch Abomination extraordinaire.
- Boss In Mooks Clothing: Virs, which are giant brickwork robots with a vicious claw attack that can fling Boki across the room, lots of projectile spamming potential, and a powerful homing projectile. They also take a ton of hits before going down, and the Halloween update even adds in a more powerful black model. On the flipside, though, if you manage to beat one, you can jump right in and pilot it.
- There's a late-game mission full of invincible ones. If anything, it's even worse than it sounds.
- Cat Girl: Boki
- Child Soldier: Heavily implied to be the plan for Boki. FLUX is a military training program, and Savant thinks Boki has the power to save Zoincailla. Given that she considered her afternoon utterly destroying armies of killer robots fun, however, maybe it's not Boki we need to be worried about.
- Collision Damage: Previously, only a few enemies didn't do this, but it was patched so that, generally, enemies without prominent spikes or sharp bits on them have to actually attack you to cause damage.
- Combinatorial Explosion: The amount of distinct weapons in this game is just staggering. 188, to be exact, counting the additions from Exgal.
- Counter Attack: Satellite Konthets are assigned to a particular enemy, and any attack on that enemy will cause them to fire Hit Scan lasers (though with a slight delay) in retaliation. Fortunately, it takes a while before they can do it again, and if the target dies they become inert.
- Cranium Ride: Sort of. Nebwaht projects a platform above itself while active, and Vopila/Inensi can be ridden on from the top.
- Critical Annoyance: Awesomely subverted. The HP Warning isn't a sound, it's an additional instrument layered over the soundtrack. It's proven quite popular among players, to the point where it was added as an option in the Sound Test menu, and shows up twice in the OST.
- Directionally Solid Platforms: The Halloween update added these. In Endless mode, you can pass through them in the wrong direction, but only by kicking them until they break!
- Depth Perplexion: Some enemies have the ability to phase through walls for no apparent reason.
- Double Jump
- Dual Boss: The second boss becomes this in Hard Mode.
- Easy Levels, Hard Bosses: The levels in Mission Mode aren't too tough, with only a small handful of particularly challenging ones, but the bosses are very tough. This is increased exponentially in Hard mode.
- Eldritch Abomination: Exgal, Savant's attempt at simulating a dark power on par with (or worse than) what he intends for Boki to fight in reality. Its form and attacks differ wildly from everything else in the game, it has an utterly absurd amount of health, and even its name in-game along with the mission name for its boss fight is written as some kind of foreign, ancient text. (Curiously, the three Ulsevs he spawns are written in plain English.)
- Elite Mooks: Many enemy types have more powerful models.
- Final Boss: Arikan
- Flaming Sword: Aside from getting a flame talisman while equipping Blade, there is actually a real combination for a flaming sword ( Quick+Light+Explode) that is called Rampage Blade. Technically, it's a flaming sword taken Up to Eleven.
- Geo Effects: Some weapons become more powerful underwater.
- Goomba Stomp: Added in version 1.2, for very minor damage. It's generally a lot more effective to shoot them or even kick them, but it prevents you from falling onto an enemy you didn't see and getting damaged.
- Gone Horribly Right / Gone Horribly Wrong: Exgal, who Savant created to simulate what Boki might have to fight in the future, and it's easily the most dangerous boss in the game. What makes it go wrong however is that Savant programed it to have abilities impossible for Boki to copy. Not only does she copy these abilities, but she combines them to create something that crashes the FLUX and leaves her unconscious.
- Grenade Spam: Anytime Quick and Remote are combined.
- Half The Bot He Used To Be: When killed by a blade weapon, a Thremnat will undergo a dramatic slow-mo bisection. Before exploding.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Just the mere concept of combining weapons that you steal from enemies into more devastating ones is awesome enough. Boki doesn't seem convinced at first, though.
- The Virs robots can be damaged enough to become disabled, without destroying the actual control crystal - and because that crystal works through magic, Boki can copy it in order to take control of the entire robot!
- Hitscan: Rare, but it happens; Satellite Konthet lasers are a delayed form of this, and most weapons that contain both Quick and Tornado make the primary shot hit instantly, making them very useful against enemies who move unpredictably.
- Honor Before Reason: Arikan's database entry states that he'd be a far more effective weapon if he didn't insist on fighting honorably.
- Humongous Mecha: The VIRS mechs. Boki can hitch a ride on one after dealing enough damage.
- Invincible Minor Minion: Any enemy covered in spikes (whether real or fake holo-spike-looking things) is rendered completely invincible.
- I Thought Everyone Could Do That: Boki doesn't think too much about replacing the VIRS control mechanism with herself.
Boki: Couldn't any other entanma have done what I did?
Savant: Or perhaps you don't give yourself enough credit, hm?
- Kaizo Trap: Inverted in Mission Mode. As long as you eliminate all the targets, it doesn't matter if Boki dies. It's literally possible to be killed, but complete the mission because a shot you fired beforehand kills the last target. One of the challenges even requires you to kill an enemy after you've already died.
- If you die in Endless Mode, but still manage to take one of the bosses down with you, you still unlock the next five waves.
- Kill Sat: The Burst Krijyl
- King Mook: The bosses in Endless Mode.
- Level Editor: Another feature of this game. There are even three user-made level packs that can be found on the creators' website.
- Malevolent Architecture: Terrain in Endless Mode constantly regenerates and changes. While this helps if the player or other enemies have been laying waste to the landscape until Boki can't reach enemies at the top of the field, this also comes with unfortunate side effects, like causing the floor beneath Boki to suddenly disappear right out from under her, making it hard to hit enemies with weapons that don't pass through walls, or boxing her in and forcing her to kick and shoot her way out (which is a great time for enemies that phase and shoot through walls to take pot shots at her.)
- Mook Maker: Hoagalls. If you kill one, it'll sometimes drop a solo weapon that lets you create whatever Mooks they were making to fight for you.
- Power Copying: Boki's power is essentially stealing the power from enemies and adapting it to her own, not to mention combining said powers into more devastating weapons.
- The new Seeker Orzinav can pick up weapon drops left around and copy the attacks of those who dropped it.
- Power Strain Blackout: Using all three of Exgal's powers together does quite a number on Boki. The first duel with Arikan wipes her out pretty good too, but the second time around, she's got energy to spare.
- Laser Blade: Quick + Light will do this, with any third powers giving enhancements like shadow fighters and Sword Beams.
- Last Chance Hit Point: Nothing can kill Boki unless she's already at 1 hitpoint remaining, and any attack that puts her in such a state even gives her more invulnerability frames than normal. In fact, most continuous-damage attacks stop damaging her entirely when she's down to the last hit.
- Let's Play: Raocow has his thumbs in this pie, too.
- Meaningful Name: Uncle Savant.
- Mirror Boss: Inverted with the fight with Arikan. Boki is mirroring him.
- Exgal teaches us that this isn't always a good idea...
- No Fair Cheating: There are in-game "modifiers" that do things like give you infinite health and ammo, or make the game look like a shiny kaleidoscope. The game outright tells you that using certain cheats will disable score saving, but if you fight the final boss with any cheat that gives you an unfair advantage, he calls you dishonorable scum when you kill him!
- One-Hit Polykill: Plasma can pull this off handsomely, although it takes skill to line up due to the very narrow beams. Also, it's not exactly one hit, but Tornado goes through things too and can wipe out multiple enemies in a single shot.
- Recoil Boost: Yolomos use the recoil from their attacks to fly around.
- Rules Of Cute And Cool
- Scenery Porn: Which puts The Matrix to shame.
- Self-Duplication: One of the weapon combinations ( Remote+Quick+Light) let Boki do this. It's aptly named One-Kitty Army.
- Shock and Awe: Light (short for Lightning).
- Shout-Out: Several:
- The achievement for killing 25 enemies with the Light+Quick combo (Blade) is called Maverick Hunter.
- The Thremnats. They can only have 3 shots on screen, dies at the touch of spikes, and explodes into plasma bubbles. Megaman anyone?
- Their upgraded version also counts, what with carrying a beam saber and being able to unleash a charged shot. They also drop either Quick, Light, or both, which are components for the Blade weapon. Looks more like a shout-out to Megaman X in general.
- Wave+Light combination looks like Samus' Plasma Beam.
- The final battle against Arikan is basically a throwback to Kirby vs. Meta Knight.
- One of Arikan's (and to an extension, Boki's) moves is an invincible dash that leaves a trail of after-image slashes behind, just like Vergil.
- Light+Quick+Bounce is called Vorpal Blade.
- Deflector Blade Light+Quick+Force has the sound effect of a lightsaber.
- Remote+Explode+Bounce is called Shuriken Bomb.
- Force+Plasma+Split is called Cathode Sting. Not only it behaves just like the Chameleon Sting, it also shares the same initial, C. Sting.
- Plasma+Wave+Force is pretty much Gunstar Heroes' homing laser.
- Speaking Simlish: Added in version 1.6.
- Stealth Pun: 'Kitty' is basically another way of saying 'cat'. Therefore, the title could be translated as 'Copy Cat'.
- Stuff Blowing Up: The "Explode" weapon, especially when thrown into a pool of lava.
- Try Everything: Encouraged — the more you stick with one combination of powers, the weaker that particular combination gets, so frequently swapping out powers and exploring the myriad ways destruction can be wreaked is rewarded.
- Variable Mix: Several levels have the same basic music, but with different instrumentation, which you can hear changing between them. Most noticeable in Endless Mode, where the song has several different layers that change with the style of the battlefield.
- Wave Motion Gun: Burst Krijyl, as well as a few of the 3-weapon combinations Boki has access to.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Boki is very, very convinced this applies to her. She's very, very wrong.
- What the Hell, Player?: If you use cheats in the fight against Arikan, he calls you out on it.
- If you shoot him, he'll eventually get pissed and destroy the sword he gave you, forcing you with the Boki Beam.
- Who Needs Their Whole Body?: Nabbels will break in half after taking enough damage, but the two halves will continue to function independently; sometimes a broken Nabbel can be more trouble than a whole one!
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: The...thing Boki summons using all three of Exgal's cursed powers to defeat it. The simulation can't handle it and promptly crashes, and so does Boki.