Video Game: Mario Mario Ace Attorney
Mario Mario Ace Attorney, hosted on Newgrounds, is a Flash-based Ace Attorney Fan Game, using Super Mario Bros. characters. It contains many tropes endemic to the Ace Attorney series, but also averts many of them (though it seems likely that this is simply because the game is so short).
This game provides examples of:
- Accuse the Witness: Twice in the same case.
- Always Murder: The only case you play through is a murder case.
- Amateur Sleuth: You check Peach's room for evidence during a recess.
- Big "NO!": When a witness breaks down after being presented with irrefutable evidence that he/she is the killer.
- Big Word Shout: "Objection!"
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Towards the end, where one of the murderer's reasons for committing the crime is because they don't get to appear in as many games as the victim.
- But Thou Must: Manifests in the usual ways. When presenting evidence, the game does not recognise a logical equivalence between presenting an autopsy report only stating: "The victim died from poisoning" and presenting the poison itself.
- Conviction by Contradiction: The only way to progress is to expose lies in a witness's testimony.
- Courtroom Antic: Averted, strangely enough. Every single argument and procedure would be tolerated in almost any court of law.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Arguably the name of the game itself.
- Friendly Enemy: Opposing council is your brother.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Averted; the sprites don't move their arms.
- Guide Dang It: As mentioned above, sometimes only one of two logically equivalent pieces of evidence will allow the player to progress. Or the piece of evidence the game requires you to present doesn't actually make any kind of sense.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: Averted, though presumably because the dev team didn't think of it.
- Intercontinuity Crossover: The game.
- The Judge
- Kangaroo Court: Averted.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: You take a piece of evidence from Peach's room during a recess.
- Life Meter
- Moon Logic Puzzle: As stated above.
- Motive Rant: When the witness confesses to being the real killer.
- The Perry Mason Method
- You Shouldn't Know This Already