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Urban Rivals is an MMO game mixing the aspects of a Collectible Card Game with a Mons game. If you don't have an adblocker, there's a fair chance you've seen the ads a few dozen times on this site already. The game is played with four on four matches between cards selected at random from your deck at the start of the battle.You boost your cards power with Pillz tokens, and there is a great deal of bluffing and trying to get an edge on your opponent in Pillz. The individual cards gain experience and evolve, becoming stronger and more useful. You gain in-game currency with each victory, and can even earn Credits with missions, and can get everything this way, albeit very slowly. Buying random booster packs to increase your collection faster is as big in this as in any physical TCG.Each group of cards represents one gang in the World Gone Mad that is Clint City. Only a tiny minority of these represent traditional Gang Bangers, however. Playable groups range from the mob and the police to surfer dudes and martial artists to invading aliens and anthropomorphic inhabitants of the Clint City Zoo. This game is an absolute hive of Captain Ersatz, with many characters being obvious pastiches of famous actors or characters.Urban Rivals can be played here.
This game provides examples of:
Absurdly Long Limousine: The Uppers Curbstomp Battle animation involves the enemy getting ran over by one (and peed on by a chihuaua) whenever you win by a large margin with a member of the Uppers.
Alien Invasion: Played straight, subverted, and plain played with with the Sakrohm. Some of the aliens are invaders, some are diplomats which just happen to be carnivorous.
Badass Grandpa: Numerous examples in the Fang Pi Clang due to the Old Master trope; ditto for La Junta and the Old Soldier trope. Kalindra of the Frozn is a female example. Hilly Billy of the Berzerk is an Axe Crazy example.
Badass Normal: In a city filled with monsters, aliens, freaks, mutants, magicians, and cyborgs, gangs such as the Montanas, La Junta, All-Stars, Bangers, and Uppers are still able to fight on even footing despite being completely composed of normal humans.
Bare Your Midriff: A massive number of cards do this, as female characters (that aren't Gonk) invoke more Fanservice the more they level up (another good reason to evolve them).
Bribing Your Way to Victory: It costs money to buy "credits", which can be used to buy booster packs. However, individual cards are traded for "clintz", an in-game currency that can be won in battles or earned through selling cards. All in all, the game can be played without spending a single cent, but dishing out cash gets you cards faster. After all, this is a Collectible Card Game
Cleanup Crew: GHEIST's Methane is a one-man cleaner. Running into him means one of two things: You're dead, or you're about to be. Strynge, the actual GHEIST HQ janitor, isn't exactly a slouch himself.
Cool Old Guy: Archie of the Junkz clan, Archibald of La Junta.
Cool Versus Awesome: Exaggerated, as most (if not all) conflicts between any two clan would already be an example of the trope.
Drives Like Crazy: Niqiloda, the snowmobile driver of the Frozn clan, calls himself the "snow bike super ace''... whereas the rest of his clan calls him "the Ace of Destruction." Apparently his driving is bad enough to qualify as Car Fu.
Dumb Muscle: Virtually every clan has at least one of these guys. Aktara of the Piranas, Brutox from GHEIST, Randy of the All-Stars, etc.
Gameplay and Story Segregation: Badassery displayed in the official comics or implied by a character's bio paragraph do not always translate into useful card stats...
Gang Bangers: The whole game is about gang wars, but the appropriately named Bangers clan fits the trope the best.
It should be noted that despite the general connotations of this trope, the Bangers are one of the most good-aligned clans, spending most of their time doing good deeds and standing up against injustice.
They are also on surprisingly good terms with the Sentinel, who are basically police.
I Know Madden Kombat: This is the angle behind the All Stars gang, each member of whom is a fighter who uses skills from their specific sport to beat ass like a pro. While the standard hockey (Alexei), football (Randy), soccer (Striker), baseball (Lamarr), rugby (Loma Noju) and basketball (Mikki) types are present, more esoteric examples include Bhudd, the zen martial arts master and ace bowler; Dan, ping pong expert and channeller of dark forces; and Robb, a legendary champion at darts who uses his flinging skills as a guerilla.
Handicapped Badass: Archibald of La Junta and Nakata of the Fang Pi Clang. Half the Piranas could qualify as this, as some have a peg leg as well as a...
Also Miss Ming of the Freaks, a human torso who has telekinetic powers.
Kerry leader of Rescue who is wheelchaired, when she took a knife in the leg.
Hook Hand: No pirate gang would be complete without a character who had this. The obvious example is Cyan, and the character Selma is a pirate Igor, existing to repair pirates with these kinds of prosthetic.
Kaiju: The monster Kolos is a GodzillaExpy that rampages through the city in one of the comics. He's a bit of a Game Breaker in actual play as well, though not nearly so much as he appeared in the comic.
Knight Templar: The Sentinels goal is to bring law and order in Clint City, even if it means burning it down, and paint it in blood.
Lethal Chef: While you get the odd literal example (someone versed in both the culinary and murderlating arts), Spycee of the Piranas, while distressingly talented with a knife, lacks the ability to make... food that doesn't kill or poison people. Deadeye lost an eye and an arm when he had two servings of Spycee's surprise omelets.
And a leg! it's shown on the full artwork
Love Makes You Evil: Klawz, heartbroken by Havok, joined Gheist in order to be strong enough to kill her love rival Chloe.
Mad Artist: Alexei of the All Stars believes hockey is an art. And the broken skulls of fan, opponent, and teammate alike sitting on the ice is his idea of a masterpiece.
Mafia Princess: A few cards in the Montanas count, Sharon and Vickie coming the closest.