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Video Game: Nightmare Creatures
Nightmare Creatures is an ActionAdventure/BeatEmUp released in 1997 by Kalisto Entertainment for PlayStation, Windows, Nintendo 64 and Cellphone. Set in 19th century, London is threatened by a horde creatures released by Adam Crawley. Now it's up to Ignatius Blackward and Nadia Franciscus to combat these threats and stop Crawley and it's monster invasion.

A second game was released in 2000. Set in 1934 London and Paris, it tells the story of Herbert Wallace, a man who was captured as a young kid by Crowley, whom tortured and experimented on him. After many years, he decide to take revenge on Crowley. A third game, Nightmare Creatures III: Angel of Darkness, was planned but it went to Development Hell after Kalisto went out of business. In late 2004, the game's development and release were officially scrapped.

Has examples of:

  • Action Girl: Nadia
  • All There in the Manual: Everything concealing the game's history, the creatures created by Crowley and what happened after.
  • An Arm and a Leg: These games were most famous for the amount of limbs you'd sever.
  • Ax-Crazy: The protagonist of the sequel.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: The final boss of course.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Samuel Pepys was a member of the first Brotherhood of Hecate and recorded the process of creating the monsters in his diary. He also became a Defector from Decadence and destroyed them
  • Big Bad: Adam Crowley.
  • Blade on a Stick: Ignatius uses a Simple Staff, but it can be upgraded to a Double Weapon halbeard, Morningstar and later Axe.
  • Body of Bodies: Pepys Creatures.
  • Boss Arena Idiocy: All the bosses save the final one decide to pick a fight with you in some very convenient locations. The Sewer Snake is surrounded by trees that injure it when they're chopped down, the Snowman is standing under an ancient roof that could collapse at any minute, and Jose Manuel is standing in a chamber where the walls have retractable spikes.
  • Deadly Lunge: While not exactly slow to begin with, a lot of enemies do this.
    • Also the Mutated Mice and the Giant Bugs, which are weak but can knock you down with fast, powerful attacks.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Nadia's 360 gun attack.
  • Giant Space Flea From No Where: All the bosses except the last one. Seriously, will you expect to face a fire-breathing multi-headed serpent near a sewer, or a Yeti in a church, or Jack the Ripper in a storehouse?
  • Giant Spider: Despite looking more reptilian than insectoid...
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Pretty much the only way to keep a zombie from getting back up is to separate its legs from its torso.
  • Heart Container: A literal heart. No, not a pink, heart-shaped talisman but a pulsing red organ with white stripes and blue veins protuding from it.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Nadia uses a thin sword, which can be upgraded to a spiked blade, then to a falchion and then to a broadsword.
  • Historical In-Joke: The Great Fire of London is blamed on attempts to destroy the cult. Later, The Great Fire of 1834 is caused by Adam Crowley.
  • Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence: Averted, you can smash said Waist Height Fences, but the other walls are really tall.
  • Jack the Ripper: A.K.A. Jose Manuel, described as a Knife Nut psycho who slaughtered many people. And Crowley has infected him with a strange serum, turning him into a monster.
  • Kill It with Fire: The Torch item. It won't work on Hell Hounds.
  • Kill It with Ice: The Frost item, which turns into popsicles and later shatters all enemies. Except the Hell Hounds.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Well, justified, since at least you're stopping a blasted monster invasion.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: High levelled weapons or the Chainsaw item will allow you to cut enemies to ribbons one limb by one.
  • Mad Scientist: Crowley, of course.
  • Monster Mash: Werewolves, Zombies, Gargoyles, Harpies, Giant Spiders, Snow Monster and Jack the Ripper (sort of).
  • New Game+: And you can play with infinite items, or as a monster or both!
  • Nintendo Hard: The first game for it's adrenaline system (which thankfully can be torned off in the N64 port) which requires you to constantly kill monsters to keep the bar high so you don't die, awkward controls, and levels that require you to jump precisely into platforms (also improved on the N64 port), since the jump system is awkward in this game, and the sequel for it's hard to kill monsters and items being in less supplie than the first game, requiring wise use of them.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Nadia goes around fighting monsters in a low-cut, sexy red corset.
  • Off with His Head!: Crowley's eventual fate. But he comes back in the sequel in a more powerful form.
    • You can do this to the zombies and the chainsaw-wielding monsters as a fatality in the sequel.
  • One-Winged Angel: A cornered Crowley use his last potion to turn himself into a large, powerful demon who can be damaged only with full combo attacks. Have fun.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Don't be surprised if you see a monster still trying to mauling you after losing his arms and jumping on one leg.
  • Puzzle Boss: All of them.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: And they have won where the Ogres and Thames Monsters have failed in depopulating the docks. Think about it.
  • Serrated Blade of Pain: One of Nadia's sword upgrades is a silly-looking spiked sword.
  • Simple Staff: Ignatius start with this one.
  • Sociopathic Hero: The hero of the sequel was a former victim of Crowley, and now looks for him in order to kill him again.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Your characters can't swim. Neither the monsters. Since the waters are infested by large tentacled monsters with huge jaws, it seems justified...
  • Title Drop: In the animated intro.
    Narrator: And should no one stop him, this city will be consumed by a horde of...Nightmare Creatures!

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