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"Hey guys and gals, welcome back to another episode of Haunted Gaming!"A web series hosted by a man by the name of Mutahar. The show mostly centers around Video Game related creepypastas, but also talks about cancelled games. Usually, Mutahar will first do a summary of the creepypasta in subject (he'll do it word-for-word if its short enough, or if the experience requires it, such as a Fan Fic). Then he'll give his opinion on it and if it can exist. While he originally read a lot of creepypastas primarily from the Creepypasta Wiki, he started to read almost exclusively from his own recently, with the occasional trollpasta.
This series exhibits examples of:
- Bait and Switch: The Creepypastas "Zorax", "The Man In Red", "The Scariest Video Game Ever", "The Cosmic Destroyer", "Revolution" and "The Murder Triangle" do this.
- Berserk Button: Mutahar has many.
- Facebook games and invites
- Darksyde Phil
- Undercooked Chicken
- "Hyperrealistic" in creepypastas. One can actually chart the evolution of his rage. In the earliest videos, it's not that hated. Over time, he gets more and more angry about it, because it keeps appearing and keeps being shit. Nowadays, expect a pause and an annoyed sigh if he has to say the word, and a rant about it when he's done.
- Bittersweet Ending: If not a Downer Ending, some creepypastas lead into this.
- Captain Obvious: From Zelda II: The Lost Level:However, the inclusion of an Indian burial ground really had really intrigued me. And I searched up "Green tree cemetery" to see if something existed. I searched it up and it actually exists in Montgomery, PA in the United States. note
When she boarded a train, the train announcer said "Next stop: Grieving Park". For some reason, "Grieving Park" happens to be a sad park.
- This bit from Sonic X: Jungle Trap Revenge, which causes Mutahar and his friends to abruptly burst into laughter midway through reading the second sentence:
- Chain Game: The episode "Slap Happy" contains this in the creepypasta.
- An interesting example in "QUEST" occurs where the eponymous game would download itself on one's computer after the previous player finishes it. It doesn't harm the player, but starts to emotionally disturb them with personal questions after the Arc Words "Are you feeling lonely?"
- Catch Phrase: "Hello guys and gals and welcome to another episode of x" is how he tends to start his videos off.
- And, at the end, "This is me, Mutahar, and I am out."
- Christmas Episode: Plays the Christmas-themed pseudo-sequel to Megaman Spite Game.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Mutahar tends to overuse the word "fuck" in Let's Plays or Creepypasta reviews. One prime example of his Cluster F-Bombs can be found in "Lost Trollsodes - Charlie Brown's First Kiss", after riffing on how the story gives conflicting information at one point:
- Couch Gag: The description of the video usually has a reminder-like notice, having to do with the creepypasta. For example, in "The Legend of Zelda Bootleg" it reads "make sure to bring extra heart containers!".
- Creepy Child: "A Great Time".
- Creepy Doll: Present in "Pokemon Dead Channel", "Sonic.exe" and "Tails Doll Curse" among others. Mutahar isn't fond of this trope, as he finds one popping at the end of the story to kill the immersion.
- Driven to Suicide: How some of the creepypastas end. Present in Squidward's Suicide, suicidemouse.avi, "Just a 'Nightmare'", "Never Stop Running"
- Fate Worse Than Death: Whatever truly happened to the characters and players of Sonic.exe, it isn't implied to be a good one.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the Polybius review, when Mutahar says that players saw things appear in the corner of their eyes, a picture quickly appears.
It reminds me of another creepypasta called Pokemon Dead Channel. Which I'll be doing soon.
- From "Noodles"
- And what do you know, he does this in the next episode.
- Many "Mindfucks" tend to drop subtle hints to the end reveal.
- Genre Savvy: In "The Legend of Zelda: The Dark Rites", the protagonist turns off the game at a certain point when he realizes that Failure Is the Only Option. Mutahar praises this direction.
- In "Xenophilia", the protagonist is very genre savvy, which has the opposite effect on Mutahar.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: "Just a 'Nightmare'" and "The Strangest Security Tape I've Ever Seen".
- I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham: Deconstruction to horrifying extents in "Revolution", including literal eggs and ham. Granted, because it IS revealed to be about the Trope Namer.
- Large Ham:
Daniel your burning the beds, man, the beds! The Beds!
- Mutahar displays many instances of this. Don't undercook his chicken if you want to avoid a rant!
- Zahid gives a heart-wrenching performance in episode 4 of Minecraft Mondays when danmick101 spills lava in the bedroom
Oh Daniel! The saddest song in the world is playing right now and I have an arrow in my knee!
- His performance in the next scene is even more over the top
- Live Episode: Nostalgic Web Surfing and some of the Lets Plays are done live on Twitch TV. Most of the Let's Plays and all of the Nostalgia Web Surfing episodes are archived on YouTube later.
- Leet Speak: In "Zelda II The Lost Level", he brings up that the original sticker was torn off, and replaced with "ZE3LD@ TW0 " written in black marker. This translates to "Zelda Two (2)".
- Mind Screw: This happens to Mutahar when he finds out about Hamburger University in Nostalgic Web surfing episode 2.
- WTF Gaming centers around games that fall into this category.
- Sometimes he reads creepypastas that are seemingly original stories, until it is revealed to actually be about a particular character or game. He calls this breed of creepypastas "mindfucks", and his wiki continues to do the same.
- No Name Given: Played straight AND inverted in the creepypastas themselves, depending on the story.
- Nothing Is Scarier:
- The videos showcased in the "Deep Web Exploration" series. Many of them lack sound, and almost none of them have any solid explanation to them; considering what goes on in the deep web, this leaves Mutahar to expect the worst.
- The supposed ROM hack of Pokémon Red and Blue Pokemon Fire Red from the deep web (actually an .exe file). It has no Random Encounters, no Non-Player Characters, and (until the end) no music. Unlike other creepypasta games, it has no backstory and very little buildup before the player stumbles into the graveyard of dead girls. While the game itself is considered sloppily made even for a creepypasta game, it's lack of backstory leaves viewers wondering what it could possibly be used for. The kanji in the graveyard, which reads "victims", implies that the "game" is in some way related to a child murderer.
- Oh Crap! There Are Creepypastas Of Us...: His Reading of hauntedgaming.exe, but this is mostly subverted.
- Pet Peeve Trope : Mutahar has a number of creepypasta cliches as pet peeves.
- A creepypasta starting out with "I used to love (game name) as a kid!" or similar.
- Buying a game off of eBay. He'll avert this when its a classic game, as stores no longer take used copies of older games.
- Gorn, averted if it adds to the creepiness of the story.
- Creepy Doll appearing at the end.
- An old man giving the main character a game.
- The original sticker torn off and replaced with a piece of tape with something written on it (of course, this only applies to cartridge based games).
- Police Are Useless: "Tails Doll Curse", "Sonic.exe 2" and "Action Man: Mission Extreme".
- Rule of Scary
- Running Gag: There are pictures that slide in the top left of the videos sometimes. Some common ones that count as running gags are "seems legit", and "i ♥ cliches".
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Mutahar loves dropping f-bombs during his let's plays and rants.
- Surprise Jump: Most of his Lets Plays end on this.
- Suspiciously Similar Song : From the Sonic.exe Let's PlayOh dude! That's the Giygas music from EarthBound 2! Man, I've got a keen ear there!
- The show itself sometimes uses a remix of the infamous Lavender Town music as background music.
- Tears of Blood: Considered cliche, but Mutahar doesn't seem to mind it if the story is well-written otherwise.
- Time Machine: Sort of. Mutahar uses The WayBack Machine for nostalgic web surfing.
- Troll: Anarchist guides in the "Deep Web Exploration" series give advice on how to troll people in various public spaces.
- Unreliable Narrator: Invoked in "Belief in Oneself" and "A Great Game".
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: In spades, sometimes leading into Video Game Cruelty Punishment, more often than not going beyond the fourth wall.
"This is me Mutahar from SomeOrdinaryGamers, and I'm out!"