Video Game: Three Dirty Dwarves
Three Dirty Dwarves is a beat-em-up game released for the Sega Saturn
and PC in 1996. It was published by Sega Soft
and developed by Appaloosa Interactive.
The story focuses on four children who are playing Dungeons & Dragons, until they are kidnapped by an unnamed army force led by a Drill Sergeant Nasty
. They summon a portal in the game to send its three heroes into the real world and save them.
This game contains examples of:
- 2½D: "The Gymhouse", "House of Fire", and "Man of a Thousand Swords" levels.
- Abnormal Ammo: Baseballs and bowling balls and pins.
- Some enemies throw forks at you.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: The Naked Ninjas.
- Ambidextrous Sprite
- Animate Inanimate Object: The trash can and newspaper enemies.
- The Gymhouse, which is a freaking boss fight.
- And Now For Something Completely Different: "Bouncing Bed", "The Stadium", "House of Fire", "Trolley Ride" and "Taconic Parkway" are all gimmick levels.
- Big Bad: Colonel Briggs.
- Big Ball of Violence: In the intro, when the orcs attack.
- Bloodless Carnage: At least, outside of the intro.
- Brick Joke: Barney.
- Crate Expectations: Breaking these gets you dice.
- The Ditz: Taconic.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Colonel Briggs.
- Eldritch Abomination: Pit Bully.
- Evil Lawyer Joke: Apparently, lawyers are America's secret weapon.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Colonel Briggs shouts "Damn!" in the intro and second-to-last cutscene.
- The Naked Ninjas.
- "No, but we'll kick your ass."
- The Gunslinger: Taconic.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: The intro shows an orc being sliced in half.
- Made of Explodium: Enemies explode when you kill them.
- Mine Cart Madness: The Trolley Ride level.
- Nerd: One of the game's many enemies.
- Punny Name: Pit Bully, a boss who attacks with vicious dogs.
- Rule of Three
- Soundtrack Dissonance: A beat-em-up with a hip-hop soundtrack that contains digitally altered screams of pain.
- Trigger Happy: Taconic.