Video Game / Magical Doropie

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A standard Mega Man clone, released by Vic Tokai in 1990.

...Okay, there's a little more than that: basically, it's 1999 and the Earth is being invaded by aliens, the Akudama Empire. Earth's weapons have no chance against its army of robots, so a mercenary, Kagemaru, is sent to get a staff, and summons the witch, Doropie, to save the world!

The American version was called The Krion Conquest, perhaps to give the game a less girly title (it had been advertised as Francesca's Wand); it also removed most of the story, which was restored in a Fan Translation.


Tropes:

  • 20MinutesIntoTheFuture: The game was released in 1990, the intro establishes the game takes place in the year 1999.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Famously to Capcom's Mega Man.
  • Boss Subtitles: "ALERT!! Big Enemy!! ... Message for you from your friends"
  • Boss Room: Note the conspicuous "A" symbol.
  • Boss Warning Siren: Boss Only Levels are herald with a screen saying "ALERT!!" in big letters on a black screen flashing red. The player then appears in the level while the boss makes its entrance. When the boss's entrance is finished, a "Data File" on the boss appears, listing its name, health, strength, speed, damage and special ability. However, in the final stage, none of the final three bosses have any alert screens or data profiles, although the siren is still heard while the final boss is materialising.
  • Cast from Hit Points: The Phoenix Spell nukes everything on the screen and is extremely powerful, but saps Doropie's Health whenever she uses it.
  • Checkpoint Starvation: There are no checkpoints in the levels themselves. Clearing a stage will drop you at the start, but die three times and it's back to the beginning of the round.
  • Classic Cheat Code: Though originally thought to be dummied out characters, Kagemaru and the unnamed character (who is believed to just be Doropie in an alternate outfit) are playable via button-pressing codes, though the game's cutscenes still show regular Doropie. Similar codes exist for invulnerability and stage select. However, these codes, like many other things, were removed from the English version.
  • Covers Always Lie: Look at the American version's cover...
  • Crosshair Aware: The Final Boss has a weakpoint that changes places occasionally. A crosshair points out where her weakpoint currently is.
  • Cute Witch: Doropie (Francesca in the American version).
  • Denial of Diagonal Attack: Played with. While Doropie can't shoot diagonally by herself, she gets some consolation; she can shoot upwards, and the Ball Weapon fires diagonally.
  • Difficulty by Region: The American version is rendered much more unfair than the original, due to the fact that the Continue feature was taken out.
  • Drill Tank: The Mini-Boss at the end of Round 2-2 is one of these.
  • Dub Name Change: From Doropie to Francesca. Also theAkidama Empire was changed to the Krion Empire.
  • Epileptic Flashing Lights: The text that flashes during the Boss Warning Siren flickers incredibly fast, to the degree that its only visible for a third of a second.
  • Evil Laugh: Empress Elsyia does this frequently in her cutscenes.
  • Excuse Plot: To an extent. The plot's very simple, but for an NES game there's a fair amount of text in cutscenes.
  • Flying Broomstick: Functions as a moving platform, like Mega Man's Rush Jet.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: The Shield Power creates a brief barrier in front of Doropie that blocks all shots and makes enemies move the other way.
  • Nintendo Hard: Hard as balls largely because of the level layouts, lack of checkpoints, and enemy placement. The American version is even harder because you can't continue from your dying spot.
  • The Phoenix: Doropie can transform into a Firebird.
  • Red Alert: The game introduces Boss Battles with a red flashing screen saying "ALERT!!"
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Doropie is summoned from a wand when Kagemaru uses it.
  • A Winner Is You: The American version reduced the ending to "You win!! Congratulations!"

Alternative Title(s): The Krion Conquest

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