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YMMV: NES Godzilla Creepypasta

  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Mothra is difficult to play as and generally useless, and the narrator repeatedly complains about her. Even so, it's damn hard not to feel bad when she gets eaten by the Hell Beast. Thankfully, she comes back.
    • The same could be said for Face. He was kind of a jerk at times, and a lot of the questions he asked were... disturbing, but Zachary admits to feeling sad when he suspected Face was going to die soon. Which he did in Zenith. But he also comes back at the end.
  • Awesome Art: He made those sprites himself. All of them.
    • Special mention goes out to Red's skull-shaped fire breath attack.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The TV screen icons each display a brief, surreal animation that have little, if anything, to do with anything else in-game.
  • Cliché Storm: Hits a lot of familiar creepypasta notes. Unlike most creepypasta, though, this one is lavishly illustrated, so the old "photorealistic gore" cliche is rather more vivid than normal.
    • The writer does display an amazing sense for atmosphere as the first creepypasta goes on, and arguably even more so in the sequel. That, and the sheer amount of it, helps it stand out.
    • Godzilla Replay subverts the trope though. The new protagonist has actually read the original creepy pasta and has spoken to Zach and is trying to invoke the events again for some reason, so the dynamic is very different from most videogame creepy pastas. However things get even weirder, as demonic possession isn't apparent, and the game seems to have morphed into this weird sci-fi Mind Screw experience with some similarities to an in-universe ARG that Carl is trying to navigate. And this is on top of a weird Gotta Catch Them All objective of beating the incarnations of the seven deadly sins. The only cliche that stands out is Carl getting obsessed with the game—collecting the crystals from those incarnations in particular—and even then, the roots of this obsession seem like they might be deconstructed later on; the significance of the Seven Deadly Sins theme to Carl is still as of yet unclear, and the words of the minion who captures Usol imply that Carl is checking out this supernatural game because his "real life is worthless".
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Author decided to compose a bit of the game's music, and boy, what he did was awesome. He even seems to have Invoked this trope, in that he also referred to a bit of other music on the page for the stuff he didn't do.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Solomon became one the moment he stepped in.
  • Faux Symbolism: Acacius, the Eleventh Hour Ranger who shows up to fight Red at the very end, shares a name with an Armenian saint who led the ten thousand martyrs, a group of Armenians who converted to Christianity and were then crucified. Although there are plenty of other Acaciuses the name is more likely a reference to. See Meaningful Name on the main page—the running pattern among the various famous people named Acacius is actually pretty relevant.
  • Forced Meme: "STILL THE BEST 1973" has absolutely no meaning to the story - the author just put it in in the hopes that it would become a meme. It did.
  • Freud Was Right: The monster that replaces Baragon has a very phallic chaingun.
    • Taken up to eleven in Replay with an entire level based off Freudian imagery. The world of Tempest contains insects with phallic, spiked tongues that stick these spikes into massive, hole-ridden lumps of flesh. Later, Carl finds an inhabitant who says "Don't interrupt me" while doing... something... that Carl is clearly confused and/or disturbed by. It helps that Tempest is home to the Sin Demon of Lust.
  • Genius Bonus: In Godzilla: Replay, Carl is unfamiliar with many of the more obscure Godzilla creatures. For example, in the Lost Way part, he ends up escorting Gorosaurus out of the level, while referring to him as "this blue dinosaur".
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In Extus, Face asks if you will miss him. One world later in Zenith, he dies in a brutal fashion.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: No pun intended. But many readers just go look at the creepypasta for the impressive sprite-work and mostly ignore the story, see Narm below for some of the reasoning.
  • Love to Hate: Red is popular for this reason.
  • Memetic Badass: Solomon is STILL THE BEST 1973.
  • Memetic Mutation: The infamous "RUN" and "STILL THE BEST 1973".
  • Moral Event Horizon: Zachary genuinely begins to hate Red after it devours the angel. Also done as a Player Punch.
  • Narm: The end of the Blood Lake stage builds up a great deal of suspense for the boss. First a half-minute long screen reading "Mother" appears, and then the player finds the corpse of a pregnant creature hanged from a bramble patch by a spiny umbilical cord. Soon afterwards, its abdomen messily explodes to reveal a bat-like creature... with a clown nose and matching makeup. Named Bobo. It still manages to put up a good fight, though.
    • The boss of the "Organic" level, as well. The level leading up to it is quite freaky, with the hyper-realistic graphics turned Up to Eleven and all the monsters looking like skinned, misshapen animal corpses. The boss of the level? Can easily be described as a dog skull attached to a sausage.
    • The story itself has typos galore, indulges in creepypasta cliches like "hyper-realistic graphics", the game threatening the player directly, and the game physically compelling the player to keep playing, and the plot swerves from "this cartridge has something wrong with it" to "I have to save the soul of my Troubled, but Cute Broken Bird Childhood Friend from an evil demon who's also got it out for me" and suffers from a lack of foreshadowing during the switch. On the other hand, the custom sprites are just that good, so if one finds the story Narmy one can just enjoy the inventively unsettling sprite work.
    • The pitch-perfect level design also helps bring back some immersion, at least. So there's that, too. You'll likely go in and out, especially at the ending.
    • In the beginning of chapter 6 in the quiz asks Zack some disturbing questions, asking if he's ever raped someone, if he's ever been molested and. . ."Will you miss me?", but it's that LAST one that disturbs Zack.
    • Another Zenith example: the TV for the level is that of a burned corpse on a rock amid a hellish landscape, with no sound or animation. Right clicking it, however, nets the message "tvisbadforyou.gif".
  • Nightmare Retardant: The Nightmare Face that Red makes at the end of Extus is terrifying... unless you've been watching Awesome Center: Under the Awesome, in which case it immediately reminds you of that one goofy expression and you end up laughing instead.
  • Older Than They Think: The idea of Godzilla fighting demons from hell. Had the Showa-era Godzilla films not been cancelled with the Terror of Mechagodzilla, the next film would have involved Godzilla fighting Satan.
    • While Godzilla vs The Devil was actually a rumor that got out of hand, the summary that got spread around claimed that Godzilla would fight against a spider, a bird, and a fish. Fridge Brilliance sets in when all of Red's forms are based on those animals, if somewhat loosely. Red was most likely based off this rumored film.
  • Paranoia Fuel: To anyone who owns, or has ever owned, Godzilla: Monster of Monsters for the NES. Maybe Zachary's copy isn't the only one of its kind floating around. Or maybe you had/have it and were never aware of it! Feel like giving it a whirl?
  • Squick: The "organic" levels.
  • Too Cool to Live: Solomon. Ultimately subverted in that he is resurrected at the end.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Organic Level. It's even implied that this was the feeling Zachary got from the level as well.
    • In general, a common way the game manifests just how off it is is by displaying graphical capabilities that the NES wouldn't be able to handle.
  • Win the Crowd: Video Game Creepypastas are almost widely disliked and mocked by hardcore Creepypasta fans, given that a number of them are Cliché Storms that follow the same formula. Even though the story does include a handful of cliches, a lot of serious Creepypasta fans like this story because of how well-written and well-illustrated it is.

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