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''Joy Mech Fight'' is a FightingGame that Nintendo developed for the [[{{NES}} Fami]][[NoExportForYou com]] in 1993. It pushes the limitations of the 8-bit console by making all the characters have [[FloatingLimbs their body parts float separately]], which makes for smooth animations while not spending much of the memory capacity. Surprisingly for a Famicom FightingGame, the controls work well and there are even tutorials on each character's moveset.

The plot of the game tells of Dr. Little Ermin, who created robots with the help of his best friend, Dr. Ivan Warner. One day Dr. Ermin finds the laboratory destroyed and the seven robots that were being worked on are nowhere to be seen. Turns out Dr. Warner is behind it all, intent on conquering the world. Betrayed, Dr. Ermin calls his eighth robot, the comedian Sukapon, to be reprogrammed into a battle robot to put an end to Dr. Warner's plans.

[[VideoGame/MegaMan1 Now why does that sound familiar?]]
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!Tropes featured in this game:
* AerithAndBob: There's robots with one-word noun names (like Flame and Tiger) or Japanese names (like Sukapon.) And then there's Zak and John.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The Moveset Clones are intentionally made to be superior to their original counterparts, with greater power and more useful special moves.
* AntiAir: Many of the bots have attacks used on the ground that are best effective when an opposing bot jumps at them. For instance, Flame and Blaze have Fire Fury and Rainbow Fury respectively. In Practice mode, if there is an attack that is primarily Anti-Air, the description of the move will say "As enemy jumps at you, [Move name]!!" though there are some attacks where it doesn't, such as Jibber's Sucker Punch.
* ArtificialStupidity:
** All CPU-controlled bots will stick to using long-range attacks, projectiles, or charging attacks if you're on the other side of the screen, usually never bothering to approach unless they have no long-range attacks.
** A computer-controlled Gel will switch between visible and invisible rather than staying invisible all the time. [[JustifiedTrope This is likely for the player's benefit, though,]] and considering a human player would probably have difficulties playing an invisible Gel since they can't see him either.
* AstralFinale: The final battle against Houou is on the surface of the moon, with Dr. Walnuts watching.
* BareFistedMonk: Giant and Sasuku.
* BellyMouth: Invoked with the design of Jibber (the "body" being the actual head of the bot, mouth included, and the small knight's helmet as the "head").
* BlindingBangs: Dr. Ermin.
* CastFromHitPoints: Eye has the move Eye Astrong, which depletes a small amount of energy to give an invulnerability effect that deals damage if the opponent makes direct contact.
* CounterAttack: How Eye's Eye-Astrong primarily functions, though it also works if your opponent simply walks into you.
* CyberCyclops: Eye, Wai, Geo, Grak, Giganto, Garborg, and the evil version of Tiger.
* DeathThrows: After a robot loses all its health, its entire body explodes and falls apart. In Stage 1 of War, defeating an enemy robot leads to it's head being knocked aside, allowing Dr. Ermin to reprogram it.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: How you get your playable characters in 1P War: by reprogramming the first wave of encountered robots gone rogue.
* DefeatMeansPlayable: [[spoiler:You can play with further robots in other modes, if you can beat them at higher difficulties.]]
* DemBones: Ghoston is a robot with a skull head and chest with no limbs- instead using the four glowing orbs that surround it to fight. Warner claims he's actually a BackFromTheDead Ra.
* DifficultyLevels: Normal, Hard and Special. The first Stage is exclusive to Normal Mode and upon beating it, you can now play Hard mode. Defeat Hard mode to unlock Special mode.
* DummiedOut: Two fighters: a TinCanRobot and a MonsterClown. They may have been replaced by Giganto and John, considering the MightyGlacier mold (and similar facial features) of the tin-can bot and Giganto's designs, and the clown and John both have EnergyBall[=s=] above their heads that they can use to attack.
* EnergyBall: A good number of the robots incorporate these in their attacks, whenever they're used as projectiles or not.
* EpicFlail: Jibber, Giganto, and Garborg have them as arms.
* EvilCounterpart: The last set of robots to the first one.
* EvilMakeover: The first seven robots have been given evil looks, but after being rescued they change back to their nicer designs. [[spoiler:Dr. Walnuts also gets one when he becomes evil, and reverts back once he regains consciousness in the ending.]]
* EvolvingCredits: The staff roll gets several changes depending on which difficulty you beat the game on. [[spoiler:On Normal, only Sukapon is shown. On Hard, the other seven heroic robots join the staff roll, and on Special, they're all colored into their 2P colors including Sukapon.]]
* {{Expy}}: Dr. Ermin and Dr. Warner are expies of [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Light and Dr. Wily]].
* FaceHeelTurn: Dr. Warner. [[spoiler:In the end he loses his memories and is convinced by Dr. Emon that everything was a "bad dream".]]
* FeatheredFiend: Dachon, who is modeled after an ostrich.
* FloatingLimbs: Every single fighter, mostly done to save on Famicom memory.
* FlyingSaucer: Both Doctors have one of their own.
* FreakLabAccident: Implied in the game's opening sequence to be Sukapon's origin, with an Angry-looking white robot in the process of being brought to life, only for the power to cut and the capsule to suddenly explode, which does cause the robot to be brought to life, but as the comedic pink Sukapon with BlackBeadEyes.
* GradualRegeneration: Every time one robot's life bar is knocked off, the other recovers a little of their own life bar as a reward.
* HeartsAreHealth: Or rather, they represent how many health bars you have left.
* HyperactiveSprite: The most notable one has to be Sukapon and the corresponding MovesetClone Sukapokon, who are constantly spinning.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: More than 32 "regular" robots and 4 bosses who could be played as if you were good enough to beat special mode. [[GeniusProgramming On the Famicom.]] This was the largest roster in any fighting game until ''Videogame/TheKingOfFighters 98''.
* MovesetClone: Plenty. We have Bok-Bok>John, Ra>Ghoston, Zak>Super-Zak, Giant>Giganto>Gaean, Neo>Geo>Nay, Senju>Ashura, Sasuku>Hanzor, Flame>Blaze, Tiger>Leo, and Sukapon>Skapokon.
* MultipleLifeBars: Rather than rounds.
* OffWithHisHead: During battle, strong attacks have a chance of knocking a mech's head clean off its body, requiring it to pick it up and re-attach it to its body, usually giving the opponent a free shot. This is also the result if a mech loses all its energy and it still has a life or two remaining.
* PaletteSwap: Every fighter in the game has two different palettes depending on which side (either 1P or 2P) is controlling it. [[spoiler:In the "Special" difficulty of War, all the CPU bots have 1P colors instead.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Flame and Blaze, of course.
** TechnicolorFire: Blaze's fires are ''rainbow''.
* RainOfSomethingUnusual: Flame and Blaze have the moves Fire Fury and Rainbow Fury respectively, where they punch the ground and embers quickly come down from above near where they stand. The game calls them AntiAir attacks.
* RapidFireFisticuffs:
** The move Nonsense, in which the user endlessly flails their hands forwards. It is shared by [=BokBok=] and Skapokon.
** John's Flailing attack.
** Senju/Ashura's Multi Punch/Drill Bit involves combining this trope with SpamAttack- ''both'' their hands and drills are fired off simutaniously.
* RollingAttack: Sukapon's Sukapon Roll.
* SecretCharacter:
** [[spoiler:Beating 1P War a second time on the higher "Hard" difficulty (or beat Stage 1, exit back to the main menu, re-select 1P War, and pick Hard) will unlock the 24 bots you fought in Stages 2, 3, and 4 in War mode for play in versus mode, including the MovesetClone[=s=] of the initial eight bots.]]
** [[spoiler:Beating it again on Special will add the four boss bots Dachon, Ra, Garborg, and Ho-Oh to the playable roster.]]
* {{Shotoclone}}: Tiger and Neo.
* ShoutOut: Flame has a move similar to [[VideoGame/FatalFury Terry Bogard's]] Power Geyser. The move is called Fire '''Fury'''.
* SNKBoss: In "war" mode at least. The first seven robots and Sukapon are probably the weakest on the roster and they are the only ones useable in that mode. In other modes where you can use the other robots the bosses are not so bad.
** Most blatant in the final wave of robots, who are just {{Palette Swap}}s of the original 8, except better in every way.
* SongsInTheKeyOfPanic: The music speeds up when a robot is on his last life.
* SpamAttack: Neo's Multi Kick. Senju comines this with RapidFireFisticuffs in Multi-Punch, where his drills join in with his claw-hands.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: As no official English version exists, articles covering the game tend to differ on how some of the names should be translated (the FinalBoss's name could be translated as Houou, Hou-ou, Ho-oh, Hoo-oo, Feng Huang, or even simply Phoenix). For consistency's sake, this article will use the FanTranslation's names (Excluding Sukapon, whose name was shown in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'').
* ThisIsADrill: Neo and Ashura have drills on their bodies that float just above their heads.
* TrainingDummy: Zak plays this role in the Move-Tutorials. He can be fully-controlled by the second controller, including the use of his Special moves.
* TVHeadRobot: Senju and Ashura.
* UseYourHead: Sukapon can headbutt with Koninaran and as a KiAttack of sorts shoots heads with the Tondeker. Sukapokon also has access to Tondeker, but trades in Koninaran for [[RapidFireFisticuffs Nonsense]].
* VictoryDance: All the robots in the game have one.
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler:Subverted at the end. Warner ''tries'', but runs out of gas, leading to his saucer exploding, resulting in Dr. Emon picking up his unconscious body from the Moon's surface and returning back to Earth, where Dr. Warner reverts from his villainous facade right in front of Ermin's eyes.]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: Dachon.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Ermin and Warner reprogram Sukapon "back into his original funny self", whereupon Sukapon proceeds to become "the best comedian in the world!"
* WholePlotReference: The plot is very similar to that of ''VideoGame/MegaMan1''. Though unlike that game, the robots you face in Stage 1 (which consist of the heroic robots gone bad) are reprogrammed back onto your side after defeating them instead of being flat-out destroyed in Mega Man's case.
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