'''''[='=]Splosion Man''''' is a PlatformGame for the XboxLiveArcade service, created by Creator/TwistedPixel, makers of ''VideoGame/TheMaw''. This [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly-named]] title follows the adventures of the eponymous, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} slightly]] [[AxCrazy deranged]], experimental subject as he escapes from a variety of dangerous laboratories. To navigate the [[DeathCourse many]] [[NintendoHard hazards]] that he faces, he is blessed with the power to spontaneously explode without harming himself. This ability functions as a jump, as well as a temporary shield from projectiles and a means of offense.

A follow-up, ''VideoGame/MsSplosionMan'', had a [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/13072/ms-splosion-man-explodes-july-13 July 13,]] 2011 release date.

!!''[='=]Splosion Man'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ActionBomb: 'Splosion Man himself.
* AirplaneArms: One of 'Splosion Man's silly running animations.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: The game lets you take "The Way of the Coward" if you die enough on a level. It does, however, [[EasyModeMockery force 'Splosion Man into a frilly pink tutu for the next level]].
* AwardBaitSong: Parodied with "The Splode Beneath My Splosion" during the end credits.
* AxCrazy: The player character is arguably a heroic version of this. Just listen to his psycho giggle.
* BlackBlood: In possibly the weirdest application of this trope, the scientists bleed meat. No, not bloody chunks of meat from their 'sploded limbs, but steaks, ribs, legs of ham.... [[AndZoidberg and donuts.]]
* BossArenaIdiocy: Justified in that the boss in question is a giant hungry monster, and thus doesn't even know what a good or bad idea entails.
* TheCameo: A [[VideoGame/TheMaw certain purple blob]] from Twisted Pixel's first game released on XBLA makes an appearance. You even get an achievement for finding it.
* DeathCourse: Acid traps, SpikesOfDoom, [[SuperDrowningSkills water]], {{Inconveniently Placed Conveyor Belt}}s and walls of electricity make later levels hard to navigate.
* DistaffCounterpart: VideoGame/MsSplosionMan
* EasterEgg: "The Donut Song", sorta. It's not ''hidden'', but it ''does'' require you to make a specific action and you interrupt gameplay for it.
* EasyModeMockery: Take the "Coward's Way Out" just once and you get a bow 'round your midsection until you finish a level by yourself.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Really, what could I say here?
* ExplodingBarrel: Two kinds. The first one is a regular barrel that reignites 'Splosion Man and sends him a few feet in the air. The second one throws him really far, but the player can't control the direction he goes.
* GeniusDitz: 'Splosion Man. Ms. 'Splosion Man even more so.
* GrotesqueCute: A [[{{Keet}} hyperactive, cheerful chap]] who giggles and coos at practically everything he sees... and 'splodes at random and literally reduces anyone who crosses him into [[LudicrousGibs pieces of meat]]. If it weren't so [[ComedicSociopathy cartoonishly hilarious]] and [[RuleOfFun fun,]] this game would mentally scar quite a few people.
* IdleAnimation: A great variety that include everything from jumping jacks and shadow boxing to juggling fireballs against a wall.
* {{Keet}}: 'Splosion Man
* [[MadeOfExplodium Made of 'Splodium]]: Well, duh.
* MST3KMantra: Invoked during the end credits.
-->How is that possible?\\
Don't know!\\
How is that feasible?\\
Don't know!
* NintendoHard: Sweet Jeebus, just try some of the later multiplayer levels! The game in general can be this at times. See PlatformHell.
* NoEnding: More like a random music video.
* NoOSHACompliance: The game's levels take place in what are ostensibly laboratories, with constant hazards of spiked walls, spinning blades, ExplodingBarrels, open vats of bubbling [[TechnicolorScience green]] acid, hostile robots, laser guns, sparking electrical... thingies, and insane burning men running about.
* PhlebotinumRebel
* PlatformHell: Some of the later levels border on this.
* PressXToNotDie: Some levels can border on this.
* PrimalStance: Another run animation, complete with gorilla-like grunting.
* PsychopathicManchild: 'Splosion Man tends to sound off with meat-related stuff. "Pork Pork Beef Pork Pork" and "Pork rib!" when he pulls himself up to a ledge. He'll also randomly shout "Bacon!" and other things in-between levels.
* RuleOfFun: The game is founded on this principle. It works.
* RuleSixtyThree: Now with MIZZ Splosion Man! Basically not called 'Splosion 'Oman because this is a puzzle-action platformer like ''[[ShoutOut Ms. Pac-Man]]''.
* RiseToTheChallenge: The game's many {{Scrappy Level}}s often consist of these, both the water and spiked wall varieties. Considering that 'Splosion Man is made of magma, his death on touching water is perfectly plausible.
* ShoutOut
** [[Film/{{Predator}} "Get to da choppa!"]]
** [[Film/TotalRecall1990 "See you at the party, Richter!"]]
** Mighty Eternal: [[Film/BladeRunner "Wake up, time to die."]]
** Perhaps the most hilarious is "We're done, professionally!" from Christian Bale's infamous rant on the set of ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''.
** In one cutscene, 'Splosion Man dodges bladed projectiles in mid-air ala Peter Parker from the first ''Film/SpiderMan1'' movie.
** "{{Video Game Achievement|s}}: [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not a]] ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' [[BlatantLies Reference.]]"
** The end boss seems to be a reference to the Gene Worm final boss of ''VideoGame/HalfLife: Opposing Force''.
* SomethingPerson: "'Splosion Man" has a nice ring to it.
-->'Splosion Man, 'Splosion Man, does whatever a 'splosion can... Can he swing, on a web? No, but he can 'splode you dead, look out! Here comes the 'Splosion Maaaan!
* StopTrick: Present in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN28pH5p2HE the credits video.]]
* StuffBlowingUp: The Game. In an average level, a player will probably blow themselves up about 150 times. There is an [[CosmeticAward Achievement]] for [[InsistentTerminology 'sploding]] 300 times in one level -- this is by far the easiest Achievement to get in the game.
* TotallyRadical: The first boss thinks it's "so uncool" that you're 'sploding in his face and reflecting his missiles.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters / HoistByHisOwnPetard: 'Splosion Man vs the scientists.
* TwinkleSmile: Present in one of the cutaways during the climax of the final boss.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: You can go through a few of the levels without killing anyone. There's even an achievement for it. However, the game [[VideoGameAchievements notes]] that ''only'' [[UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi Gandhi]] would be proud.
* WidgetSeries: An exploding, artificial lunatic with ADHD rampages through the complex he was created in whilst eating roughly forty cakes. Yes. [[AndThatsTerrible And that's terrible]].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The end boss. Him calling out things like "Wait, wait, wait!" and eating his own hands when he gets hurt, he's sort of [[GrotesqueCute cute]], in an EldritchAbomination sort of way.
* YourHeadAsplode: It happens a lot.