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Video Game: The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge is a PlayStation 2 and Xbox action game released in 2005 by Buena Vista Games and developed by Capcom.

The game is a sequel to the movie. Jack gets bored with Halloween again and sets off to find something new to spice up Halloween with. Once he's gone, Lock, Shock and Barrel revive Oogie Boogie, whose new plan is to take over all Seven Holidays. Just as his plan nears completion, Jack returns...


Tropes:

  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: Though arguably most of the clothes are insanely awesome.
  • Asteroids Monster: The Crypt Spider.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Attack the Mega Spider's glowing butt.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: A rare case where both the hero and villains have this quality. Jack is still the Pumpkin King, and he IS going to take his town back. Oogie; as well as Lock, Shock, and Barrel, are the rulers of Halloween Town, and they really put up a fight so that it can stay that way.
  • Badass Boast: While it was present in the original song, when Oogie sings it with tweaked lyrics in the final boss fight it's much more intimidating. Being 10 story tall pile of junk and what not.
    "'Cause I'm the gambling Boogie man, although I don't play fair. It's much more fun, I must confess, with lives on the line. Not mine of course, but your's,old friend. Now that'd be just fine."
    • Dr.Finkelstein's song is also composed entirely of badass boasts from him.
  • Bad Santa: Oogie, if he succeeded.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Barrel reveals in their song that this is how they got the spiders to work for them, but exactly how it is done is never stated.
    • There's also Dr. Finklestein, who is brain-switched and crazy
  • Call Back: The final verse of A Filthy finale contains a reprise of a line from the original Oogie Boogie's Song, complete with a throwaway line referring to Oogie's and Jack's old alliance:
    "Now it's time for you to see what it really means to scare. 'Cause I'm a gamblin' boogie man, although I don't play fair. It's much more fun, I must confess, when lives are on the line. Not mine, of course, but yours, old friend, now that will be just fine."
  • Dark Reprise: Most of the songs in this game. Most poignant is "Oh No!", a remix of "What's This?" that expresses Jack's horror at the corrupted Christmas Town and what Oogie has done to it.
    What's This?: "The monsters are all missing, and the nightmares can't be found, and in their place there seems to be good feeling all around. Instead of screams, I swear I can hear music in the air. The smell of cakes and pies are absolutely everywhere."

    Oh No!: "The cheerfulness is missing, and the wonder isn't here, and in their place there seems to be a paralyzing fear. Instead of songs, I swear I can hear screaming in the air. The stench of Oogie Boogie's absolutely everywhere."
  • Dem Bones: Jack, The hanging men, and many of the Boogie Baddies.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: Several of the boss battles can qualify (and the final battle definitely does).
    • First take Jack, whose natural hammy theatrics are Turned Up to Eleven when in Musical Assassin mode then pit him in dance fights with huge song and dance sequences - complete with backup dancers (No, really, you can actually sing and dance most the bosses into submission Broadway style) - against the following:
      • Oogie Boogie, who is voiced by Ken Page, who has voiced some of the hammiest musical characters in in the last 30 years.
      • Lock, Shock, and Barrel - each one seems to have been personally trained in the ways of ham by Oogie himself.
      • And Dr. Finkelstein, the local Mad Scientist whose been Brain Swapped and Crazier (nuff said).
  • Kill It with Fire: Jack's Pumpkin King costume gives him the ability to breath fire.
  • Money Spider: Literally.
  • Musical Assassin: Some of Jack's most powerful attacks are with magic musical notes.
  • Musical Gameplay: Remixes of the original film's songs start playing for certain enemies, like "Kidnap The Sandy Claws" for Lock, Shock, and Barrel, "Oogie Boogie's Song" for Oogie, etc.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Averted, see the point underneath The Other Darrin in the Trivia tab.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Oogie when he's defeated and his bugs start leaking out again.
  • One-Winged Angel: Oogie, when faced with defeat, ends up merging with a hill of holiday junk.
    • Another minor example would be when the normal enemies get surprised/ticked off and go into Oogie mode.
  • Press X to Not Die: The musical songs in the game feature a ton of button mashing, although only Filthy Finale plays this trope straight.
  • Revenge of the Sequel: Self explanatory.
  • Saving Christmas: And the other holidays.
  • Secret Level: there are missions within chapters that nab you soul bonuses, and sometimes advantages. Oddly when you save during these missions it saves the chapter instead.
  • Summon Backup Dancers: When in the music mini-game portions of boss battles Jack somehow gets a group of skeleton harlots to dance in the background for him.
  • The Problem With Licensed Video Games: Thankfully averted. While ratings are around the 6-7/10 range, there's a large bit of Critical Dissonance, as user ratings are around the 7-8 range.
  • The Unfought: Shock almost falls into this until you fight all three of the trick-or-treaters.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Both Jack and Oogie. While Jack was very acrobatic in the film and had a bit of a clash with Oogie at the end, he didn't actually apply it to combat. Oogie is no longer a Plot Irrelevant Villain, but rather a bit of a Magnificent Bastard with some pretty decent Evil Overlord vibes.
    • Lock, Shock and Barrel also count. In the original, they're just a bunch of trickster children Jack could easily scare off and threaten, and don't do anything particularly mischevious other than giving Santa to Oogie. Here they're basically Co-Dragons to Oogie who enforce his will with hordes of Mooks, they even get boss battles.
  • Took a Shortcut: Mr. Hyde gets everywhere before Jack, no matter how hard it was for him to get there.
  • Trick Boss: You might be quite surprised during your first play through if don't pay close attention.
  • Trophy Room: when you get all A rankings or higher on a mission you get figurines you can look at on a shelf in Jack's house.
  • Villain Song: On top of the three variations of the Oogie song, Dr. Finklestein gets his own impressive original song for when he's under Oogie's control. Lock, Shock, and Barrel also get a remix of their song as well.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Lock, Shock and Barrel vanish from the game after they drop Jack on Oogie's lair. It can be reasonably assumed they just turned away after Oogie was defeated, like the movie.
  • Whip It Good: Jack's primary weapon, the Soul Robber.

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alternative title(s): Nightmare Before Christmas Oogies Revenge; The Nightmare Before Christmas Oogies Revenge
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