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* ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders''

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* ''VideoGame/JamesPond''

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* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX''

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Parodied in the article [[http://retrovania-vgjunk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/5-terrible-ideas-for-mature-gaming.html?m=1 5 Terrible Ideas for "Mature" Gaming Reboots]].

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* ''VideoGame/SmashTV''

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* TotallyRadical: Some of the games reviewed on the blog feature this, on account of being made in the 80s and 90s. VG[=Junk=] himself sometimes invokes it to parody the trope, sometimes out of affection, sometimes not.

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* DeathByIrony: In ''[[http://retrovania-vgjunk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/scare-bear-commodore-64.html?m=1 Scare Bear]]'', one of the obstacles that the titular bear faces is a lethal honey pot.


* Letters2Numbers: "Slaves 2 Meat", the second album of [=VGJunk=]'s band Flesh Hammer in the review of ''Popstar Maker''.

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* Letters2Numbers: "Slaves 2 Meat", the second album of [=VGJunk=]'s band Flesh Hammer in the review of ''Popstar Maker''.''[[http://retrovania-vgjunk.blogspot.com/2012/01/popstar-maker-ps1.html Popstar Maker]]''.

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* DamnedByFaintPraise: VG[=Junk=] tries to find some good in most of the games he reviews, but it is harder with some games than with others. An example of this trope is invoked in the review for ''Barney Bear Meets Santa Claus'', where he declares that the coloring book is the best activity in an admittedly meager lineup of mini games and activities.


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* TemptingFate: VG[=Junk=] sometimes does this for humor when he gets in an uncontrollable or difficult situation, or to tease that he found a game that is unlikely to be good in the first place (licensed dreck, for instance) to be of poor quality.

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* Letters2Numbers: "Slaves 2 Meat", the second album of [=VGJunk=]'s band Flesh Hammer in the review of ''Popstar Maker''.


** ''VideoGame/MegaMan4''



* AWinnerIsYou: The UsefulNotes/SuperNES game based on ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'' has an underwhelming ending: "Jobe has been defeated. Game completed."

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* AWinnerIsYou: Several games, befitting their retro and/or arcade nature.
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The UsefulNotes/SuperNES game based on ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'' has an underwhelming ending: "Jobe has been defeated. Game completed."

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: A ghost in ''Mansion of Hidden Souls'' is described as bearing an accent like Dick Van Dyke's terrible Cockney accent and a bad Australian accent at the same time.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the review for ''Mad Gear'', a {{Creator/Capcom}} arcade game from the late eighties. The game took place in the future year of 2011. When was the review published? November 2010.

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* RunningGag: The author's tendency to introduce games as highly specific "[X]-em-ups", such as "shinobi-em-up" ''Charlie Ninja''.



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* AWinnerIsYou: The UsefulNotes/SuperNES game based on ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'' has an underwhelming ending: "Jobe has been defeated. Game completed."
-->"You're right, incredibly underwhelming ending sequence, I should just forget about what's going on and just accept that ''The Lawnmower Man'' is over."

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