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[[caption-width-right:349:From left to right: Tablet, Palette (top), Pastel (bottom), Prince Pixel]]

A 2004 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game by Taito Corporation and Garakuta Studio, with music by Creator/YasunoriMitsuda.

''Graffiti Kingdom'' follows the story of [[IdiotHero Prince Pixel]], who, while wandering around his family's castle one day, comes across a Graffiti Wand, a tool allowing its user to bring drawings to life. In his playing around with it, he awakens its previous owner, a [[VoluntaryShapeshifter girl turned dog]] called Pastel, as well as the Devil-- who may or may not be like ''that'' devil-- who proceeds to unleash his minions and power upon Pixel's unsuspecting kingdom, transforming the castle and nearby lands into his own creation and taking the human inhabitants as slaves. As it turns out, the two of them were [[NiceJobBreakingItHero sealed inside a drawing together by Pastel herself]], and since Pixel broke that seal, well, it's his job to battle the Devil, have him re-sealed, and save his parents and people with the power of the hand-me-down Graffiti Wand.

Rather unknown/overlooked, the game is a spiritual sequel of sorts to another rather unknown/overlooked game by the name of ''VideoGame/MagicPengel''[[note]]The Japanese version of ''Magic Pengel'' is actually titled ''Graffiti Kingdom'', with the US's ''Graffiti Kingdom'' being called ''Graffiti Kingdom 2: Battle of Devil Castle''.[[/note]], both in that it was created by the same companies and in that they share the same major gimmick-- they allow you to draw your own creatures. While Magic Pengel played it in an RPG {{Mons}} style, ''Graffiti Kingdom'' instead uses it for a PlatformGame with a combat focus. Instead of sealing the creatures you create and releasing them when it's time for them to fight, your drawings become forms Pixel can take, more or less free to run, pounce, and fight through the game's stages.
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!!This game provides examples of:

* AerithAndBob: Niss, Easel, Telepin, Deskel, Acryla... and Carleton. Huh.
* AffablyEvil: A number of the demons seem to be pretty friendly in themselves. Tablet almost suggests late in the game that they are only really evil for the sake of it or because evil and demons are automatically associated. Even the BigBad is pretty blasé... that is, after you beat him.
* AnimeHair: The [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair colors]] on some demons go without saying, but what of Tablet's massive hairspike?
* ArtInitiatesLife: The concept the game revolves around.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Some of the more talented veterans of this game can make some very impressive creatures to look at, but sometimes the engineering put into making a creature look and function the way it does comes at the expense of the finished project having access to certain moves that would make it useful in the actual gameplay.
* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler:Pastel.]]
* BreathWeapon: A type of attack for your own creatures and enemies, notably [[spoiler:the Mega Breath used by Tablet in his wyvern form.]]
* BrokenBridge: Bridges to worlds take the forms of rainbows that only appear if you've gotten a key from the previous world's boss. And naturally, the Devil can only be reached once you've taken every boss' key.
* CainAndAbel: Tablet and Palette seem way less than fond of each other.
* TheCameo:
** [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Reimu Hakurei]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORpB26JlF0k appears]] in the game under the name of "Flying Maiden". Makes sense since [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/ZUN ZUN]] was involved in the development of the game.
** Also, you can find a Pengel card in the final level.
** A [[SpaceInvaders Space Invader]] is also obtainable in all its pixellated glory.
** [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Bub and Bob]] are available in this same sense. So is Mog from ''Super Puzzle Bobble''.
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:Tablet does this in his face-off with Pixel after becoming the new Devil.]]
* CuteBruiser: Telepin may look cute, but he's just as formidable as the other top demons.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In this case, the Devil.
* DeathMountain: The Wind of Pan Ravine, a canyon level.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Tablet and Pixel. To people who haven't played before, they're universally mistaken for girls. The skirts and female voice actors do not help.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Telepin never opens his eyes.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Palette is a subversion, being Medium's daughter and all.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: Devil Palace gets a nice dramatic introduction. All you can see of it until entering the place is its huge, spooky silhouette, along with one of the Devil himself looming over it.
* ExpositionFairy: Pastel, though Pixel usually isn't listening.
* FireIceLightning: The main elements of Graffiti creature attacks, as well as [[spoiler:Palette's triple-shot attack.]]
* FlunkyBoss: A few, most clearly Carleton and his Wannabees. Since the flunkies are exclusive to the boss fights, it's possible to miss out on collecting their Graffiti Cards until the bosses can be refought post-credits.
* GottaCollectThemAll: Optional. You can gather cards of the graffiti creatures you fight, and once you've collected them, you can use them yourself, mini-versions of the bosses included.
%%* GuideDangIt: Some of the bosses. Just... ugh.
* GigglingVillain: Telepin, especially when you fight him.
* IdiotHero: Pixel. Pretty much every conflict in the game is caused by his intense CutsceneIncompetence. He lampshades it once, when Pastel nags him about not knowing where to go.
-->'''Pixel''': Where's the fun in thinking BEFORE you do something?
%%* KickTheDog: Or rather Palette kicks a chibi demon ghost.
%%** Later, she has [[GoKartingWithBowser tea with the dog]] after having kidnapped Pastel.
* OneWingedAngel: Each boss has an alternate form they use in battle, presumably a Graffiti form they shift into between their introductory cutscene and fight.
* LevelAte: Palette's level is made primarily out of sweets, with her coliseum being located atop a cake.
* LostInTranslation:
** Niss, Telepin and Carlton's names seem to break the [[ThemeNaming Theme Naming]] pattern. However, in the original Japanese version, their names were Varnish, Turpentine and Carton (a play on the word "Cartoon"), respectively. Either the translators didn't want to use their actual names, or they didn't bother translating them at all and just decided to use what the names vaguely sounded like in the raw Japanese dialogue for the English version.
** In the original Japanese version, Easel's one quirk was that when he spoke, he was obnoxious and often switched between speaking in Japanese and English, explaining why Pixel thought he was a "weirdo". Understandably, this wouldn't make much sense when translated to English, so they just made him stereotypically Western instead.
* NiceHat: Easel wears his cowboy hat even in ghost form.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The very beginning of the game, where Pixel inadvertently frees the Devil by messing with the Graffiti Wand.
%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Pastel, and Telepin which is hilarious since [[ThatOneBoss he's one of the toughest bosses]] in the game.
* RealMenWearPink: Telepin, a high-ranking demon, is a pink rabbit in a kimono with a [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles-esque]] voice.
* RoyalBrat: The Devil's kids, though Palette is the only really bratty one.
* {{Satan}}: The BigBad of the game is known as "The Devil", though his real name is Medium. Whether or not he's supposed to be the equivalent to ''the'' devil is unclear, as the game only established him as the head demon.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Devil was sealed away underneath Canvas Kingdom by the Graffiticians long ago. The plot kicks off when Pixel unseals him.
* SwissArmyHero: Pixel can have up to three Graffiti forms at his command at one time, and can use his Graffiti Wand to take the form of any demon he encounters. This opens the way to a lot of diversity.
* SomeDexterityRequired: Drawing creatures: Easy. Drawing creatures ''well'': Tough.
* TalkingAnimal: Pastel the dog-like creature, who keeps claiming to really be a human girl. [[spoiler:Which she is.]]
* ThemeNaming: In this case, art-related names: Pixel, Pastel, Tablet, Palette, Easel, Deskel, Acryla, and Medium. Niss, Carleton, and Telepin don't follow the theme due to translation errors.
* TickleTorture: This is how Tablet punishes Acryla, but promises to stop as long as she does not reveal his true motives to Palette. Unfortunately, he chose to tickle her midsection, unaware that Pixel was watching the entire time. [[NotWhatItLooksLike You can imagine what he had to explain]]. [[EntertaininglyWrong They don't buy it]].
* ToyTime: The Cannon of Block Valley, a bright toy box-like level, with most of the present demons resembling children's toys.
* {{Tsundere}}: Pastel, though you can't exactly blame her for being annoyed with the IdiotHero.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Graffiti users, as well as demons.
* WhatTheHellHero: Constantly, especially at the beginning. Pixel's kind of an asshole. A particularly amusing example comes up when [[spoiler:Pastel is kidnapped. After having spent so much time together, it seems that the duo may actually begin getting along and caring about one another.]] Pixel's reaction? "Whatever." Pastel was not happy.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tablet and Palette. [[spoiler:Human Pastel]] and Acryla too, but with green hair.
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