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* ExcusePlot: Very, very common. However, games that descend into [[NoPlotNoProblem Plot What Plot]] often have TheReveal at the end explaining what you've been doing the whole time.

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* ExcusePlot: Very, very common. However, games that descend into [[NoPlotNoProblem Plot What Plot]] NoPlotNoProblem often have TheReveal at the end explaining what you've been doing the whole time.


** ''Enemy 585'' is all about escorting a slow, fat {{mook}} escape.

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** ''Enemy 585'' is all about escorting a slow, fat {{mook}} {{mook|s}} escape.



** The protagonist of "Mirror Image" gives one every time he survives a level. It's actually {{subverted}}, [[DarkIsNotEvil as he's trying to stop the demons from causing havoc.]]

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** The protagonist of "Mirror Image" gives one every time he survives a level. It's actually {{subverted}}, {{subverted|trope}}, [[DarkIsNotEvil as he's trying to stop the demons from causing havoc.]]



* ExcusePlot: Very, very common. However, games that descend into PlotWhatPlot often have TheReveal at the end explaining what you've been doing the whole time.

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* ExcusePlot: Very, very common. However, games that descend into PlotWhatPlot [[NoPlotNoProblem Plot What Plot]] often have TheReveal at the end explaining what you've been doing the whole time.


* ComicallyMissingThePoint: If "Skywire VIP" is any indication, people were more interested in the little people that you drive around in "Skywire" than the actual gameplay.


* {{Soliloquy}}: Uncle Rico does one in Day 24 of "Super Treadmill", summing up his true motive:
--> '''Rico:''' That stupid boy is going to make me lose the bet! I can't afford to lose, the price is too high! I'll make that boy super thin, even if I have to get on that treadmill myself! [[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHA!]]


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* ThinkingOutLoud: Uncle Rico does in Day 24 of "Super Treadmill", summing up his true motive:
--> '''Rico:''' That stupid boy is going to make me lose the bet! I can't afford to lose, the price is too high! I'll make that boy super thin, even if I have to get on that treadmill myself! [[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHA!]]


* SurpriseCreepy: "Canary" puts a cute little birdman in a SurvivalHorror situation. "[[TheVirus Join us]] . . ."

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* SurpriseCreepy: "Canary" puts a cute little birdman in a SurvivalHorror situation. "[[TheVirus Join us]] . . ."''Canary'' starts off fairly tame, with the invading aliens looking more like stuffed animals than monsters. [[spoiler:And then they start [[TheVirus infecting other Canaries]]...]]

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* MeaningfulName: ''Canary'' gets its name from the idiom "canary in a coal mine." Miners used to use canaries to detect carbon monoxide; due to the birds' faster breathing, they would inhale the gas quicker if it was there, and so if the canary died, a mine was unsafe. Fittingly enough, you play as a mining robot going into a mineral mine to fight an alien infestation.


* ''Tower Fortress'' (2017)''[[note]]developed by Keybol and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2017)

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* ''Tower Fortress'' ''VideoGame/TowerFortress'' (2017)''[[note]]developed by Keybol and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2017)


* ''In the Doghouse'' (2008): Guide a dog to his bone by moving rooms about to create a path.

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* ''In the Doghouse'' (2008): (2008)[[note]]Mobile version (2018)[[/note]]: Guide a dog to his bone by moving rooms about to create a path.



* ''Colourblind'' (2013)

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* ''Colourblind'' (2013)(2013)[[note]]Mobile version: Colorblind: An Eye For An Eye (2018)[[/note]]



* ''Turn-Undead'' (2014)

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* ''Turn-Undead'' (2014)(2014)[[note]]Mobile version: Turn-Undead: Monster Hunter (2017)[[/note]]



* ''Ultimate Briefcase''[[note]]developed by Quite Fresh and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2015)

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* ''Ultimate Briefcase''[[note]]developed by Quite Fresh and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2015)
(2016)
* ''Leap Day'' (2016)
* ''Redungeon''[[note]]developed by Eneminds and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2016)
* ''Magic Mansion''[[note]]developed by Folmer Kelly's Sets And Settings and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2016)
* ''Stretch Dungeon'' (2016)
* ''Hop Swap'' (2016)
* ''Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert'' (2016)
* ''Drop Wizard Tower''[[note]]developed by Neutronized and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2017)
* ''Tower Fortress'' (2017)''[[note]]developed by Keybol and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2017)
* ''Slime Pizza''[[note]]developed by Neutronized and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2018)
* ''Nano Golf''[[note]]developed by Rhubarbist and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2018)
* ''Spike City''[[note]]developed by Joseph Gribbin and published by Nitrome[[/note]] (2018)


* DeadHatShot: In ''Canary'', [[spoiler:your coworker at one point asks if you've seen Foreman White (the guy in the tutorial). At this exact point, you find his helmet on the floor.]]



** In ''Test Subject Complete'', [[spoiler:after recently learning that the professor was murdered, The Machine activates and is actively shooting lasers at you.]]



* MyLittlePanzer: In ''Rubble Trouble Tokyo'', a [[Franchise{{Godzilla}} Mecha-Godzilla]] {{Expy}} that is huge and can shoot [[WaveMotionGun huge lasers]] is '''''legally sold as a toy'''''.

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* MyLittlePanzer: In ''Rubble Trouble Tokyo'', a [[Franchise{{Godzilla}} [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Mecha-Godzilla]] {{Expy}} that is huge and can shoot [[WaveMotionGun huge lasers]] is '''''legally sold as a toy'''''.



* ScreenTap: In "Test Subject Blue", the scientist occasionally taps on the window in the test chamber.
** In "Test Subject Complete," one of Dr. Nastidious's soldiers takes it a bit farther and pounds the glass with his fist.

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* ScreenTap: ScreenTap:
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In "Test Subject Blue", the scientist occasionally taps on the window in the test chamber.
** *** In "Test Subject Complete," one of Dr. Dr Nastidious's soldiers takes it a bit farther and pounds the glass with his fist.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: Subverted in [[spoiler:"Enemy 585" when it looks like the titular character will walk off the cliff to their doom (and the player is unable to help) but stops and turns around]].

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: ShootTheShaggyDog:
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Subverted in [[spoiler:"Enemy 585" when it looks like the titular character will walk off the cliff to their doom (and the player is unable to help) but stops and turns around]].



** ''Test Subject Complete'' has the revelation that [[spoiler:Dr Nastidious murdered the professor. He gets better, but Blue had to be digested because of this.]]



** The main protagonists ([[VillainProtagonist or antagonists]]) of ''Nitrome Must Die'' are named Austin Carter and Justin Bennet. [[Webcomic{{Homestuck}} Their first and second names have exactly 6 letters.]]

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** The main protagonists ([[VillainProtagonist or antagonists]]) of ''Nitrome Must Die'' are named Austin Carter and Justin Bennet. [[Webcomic{{Homestuck}} [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Their first and second names have exactly 6 letters.]]



* SpikesOfDoom

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* SpikesOfDoomSpikesOfDoom: Featured ''a lot''.



* SuperDrowningSkills: Explained as part of TheReveal in "Twang" -- [[spoiler:you [[TheBet bet a substantial amount of money]] that you could get from one side of the ocean to the other without using a vehicle and without getting wet.]] Also present, with a handwave, in "Parasite".

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* SuperDrowningSkills: SuperDrowningSkills:
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Explained as part of TheReveal in "Twang" -- [[spoiler:you [[TheBet bet a substantial amount of money]] that you could get from one side of the ocean to the other without using a vehicle and without getting wet.]] ]]
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Also present, with a handwave, in "Parasite".


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* ThemeTuneCameo: [[spoiler:The final battle in ''Test Subject Complete'' has the main theme playing.]]


* AfterTheEnd: "Rustyard," starring a robot that wanders the ruins in search of places to recharge its batteries.
** The second game in the "Toxic" series takes place in a world where the robots took over.

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* AfterTheEnd: "Rustyard," AfterTheEnd:
** ''Rustyard'',
starring a robot that wanders the ruins in search of places to recharge its batteries.
batteries. [[spoiler:And he finds a girlfriend.]]
** The second game in the "Toxic" ''Toxic'' series takes place in a world where the robots took over.over.
** The setting of ''Steamlands'' takes place during a war.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In ''Test Subject Green'': [[spoiler:Xeno Industries gets raided by Dr Nastidious.]]

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In ''Test Subject Green'': [[spoiler:Xeno Industries gets raided by Dr Nastidious. He later destroys it in ''Complete''.]]



* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: [[spoiler:In ''Test Subject Complete'': After Blue digests himself in the professor's system to revive him, you're playing as him from that point on.]]



The BigBad of "Office Trap". He forces prospective employees to make their way through an office building riddled with death traps and agrees to give a temporary work contract to all the survivors.

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** The BigBad of "Office Trap". He forces prospective employees to make their way through an office building riddled with death traps and agrees to give a temporary work contract to all the survivors.



* CoolTank: "Steamlands" in a nutshell.

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* CoolTank: CoolTank:
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"Steamlands" in a nutshell.nutshell.
** ''Tanked Up''. No prizes for guessing what you're using.
** In ''Rubble Trouble Moscow'', the demolition team are given a tank at some points.



** ''Tiny Castle'' has the standard "rescue the princess plot". [[spoiler:Then it turns out you're trying to get her evicted.]]

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** ''Tiny Castle'' has the standard "rescue the princess plot".SaveThePrincess plot. [[spoiler:Then it turns out you're trying to get her evicted.]]



* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: :Rainbogeddon"
* EvilLaugh: The protagonist of "Mirror Image" gives one every time he survives a level. It's actually {{subverted}}, [[DarkIsNotEvil as he's trying to stop the demons from causing havoc.]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: :Rainbogeddon"
''Rainbogeddon''.
* EvilLaugh: EvilLaugh:
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The protagonist of "Mirror Image" gives one every time he survives a level. It's actually {{subverted}}, [[DarkIsNotEvil as he's trying to stop the demons from causing havoc.]]



** Dr Nastidious of the ''Test Subject'' series.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the background of ''Nitrome Must Die'', there's a whiteboard labeled 'New game ideas'. One of the ideas was a 'Game with blobs'. A month or two later, ''Swindler'' was released, in which the protagonist is a green blob. Later, ''Oodlegobs'' features blobs and cats, with the latter coming from the same board suggesting a game with cats in it.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Plenty amounts in ''Test Subject Complete'', such as the background of ''Nitrome Must Die'', there's a whiteboard labeled 'New game ideas'. One mention of the ideas was a 'Game with blobs'. A month or two later, ''Swindler'' was released, in which the protagonist is a green blob. Later, ''Oodlegobs'' features blobs "orange goo pie" and cats, with the latter coming from the same board suggesting a game with cats in it.[[spoiler:The Machine]].



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:The first half of ''Test Subject Complete'' is built up suggesting that the professor is being held as a prisoner. It's later revealed that Dr Nastidious killed him earlier.]]



* HypocriticalHumor: [[spoiler:The ending of ''Nitrome Must Die'' has Austin and Justin decide to start their own games studio, having recently destroyed Nitrome, taken their site offline and stole tons of money from the recently-deceased Nitrome Boss.]]



* ItHasBeenAnHonor: In ''Test Subject Complete'', [[spoiler:[=Rex209=] says this to Blue before she shuts down, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing what Blue has to do next.]].]]

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* ItHasBeenAnHonor: In ''Test Subject Complete'', Complete'': [[spoiler:[=Rex209=] says this to Blue before she shuts down, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing what Blue has to do next.]].]]



* MoneySpider: Lampshaded in "Tiny Castle" at the end--[[spoiler:the princess has so much money that she feeds it to the monsters]].

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* MoneySpider: MoneySpider:
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Lampshaded in "Tiny Castle" at the end--[[spoiler:the princess has so much money that she feeds it to the monsters]].monsters]].
** [[spoiler:In the ending of ''Nitrome Must Die'', the Nitrome Boss turns into a huge pile of notes/bills after being killed. Austin and Justin later steal it.]]



* ProductionForeshadowing: In the background of ''Nitrome Must Die'', there's a whiteboard labelled 'New game ideas'. One of the ideas was a 'Game with blobs'. A month or two later, ''Swindler'' was released, in which the protagonist is a green blob. Later, ''Oodlegobs'' features blobs and cats, with the latter coming from the same board suggesting a game with cats in it.



* TankGoodness:
** ''Tanked Up''. No prizes for guessing what you're using.
** In ''Rubble Trouble Moscow'', the demolition team are given a tank at some points.


* AlwaysABiggerFish: In "Cheese Dreams", [[spoiler: the ending has you escaping the ship... [[ShootTheShaggyDog only for you and the ship to be promptly eaten by a ship shaped like a cat.]]]]

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In ''Test Subject Green'': [[spoiler:Xeno Industries gets raided by Dr Nastidious.]]
* AlwaysABiggerFish: In "Cheese Dreams", [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ending has you escaping the ship... [[ShootTheShaggyDog only for you and the ship to be promptly eaten by a ship shaped like a cat.]]]]



* BabiesEverAfter: The ending of Hot Air 2. You can even play as the protagonist's son in ''Hot Air Jr.''



* BadBoss: The BigBad of "Office Trap". He forces prospective employees to make their way through an office building riddled with death traps and agrees to give a temporary work contract to all the survivors.

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* BadBoss: BadBoss:
The BigBad of "Office Trap". He forces prospective employees to make their way through an office building riddled with death traps and agrees to give a temporary work contract to all the survivors.survivors.
** The Nitrome Boss plays this straight. (No, not the ''real''-life boss.)



* BeYourself: By Day 17 of "Super Treadmill", Billy no longer cares about his weight or the competition, and if he decides to lose it, he'd rather eat healthy and exercise than use the Super Treadmill. Of course, his Uncle Rico is hell-bent on making Billy lose weight on the treadmill...

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* BeYourself: By Day 17 of "Super Treadmill", Billy no longer cares about his weight or the competition, and if he decides to lose it, he'd rather eat healthy healthily and exercise than use the Super Treadmill. Of course, his Uncle Rico is hell-bent on making Billy lose weight on the treadmill...



* BlackSheepHit: One of their most popular games is "Mutiny", which is a lot simpler in gameplay to most Nitrome games; although it looks like a Nitrome game in terms of design, it's one of their few games with no BizarrePuzzleGame elements.

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* %%* BlackSheepHit: One of their most popular games is "Mutiny", which is a lot simpler in gameplay to most Nitrome games; although it looks like a Nitrome game in terms of design, it's one of their few games with no BizarrePuzzleGame elements.



* BloodlessCarnage: So far, only "Graveyard Shift" and "Parasite" have used blood at all, and in those it's been greenish gunk. "Nitrome Must Die" also uses blood, and its color varies depending on the enemy.

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* BloodlessCarnage: So far, only "Graveyard Shift" and "Parasite" have used blood at all, and in those those, it's been greenish gunk. "Nitrome Must Die" also uses blood, and its color colour varies depending on the enemy.



* BodyHorror: The worm transformation in Cave Chaos 2

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* BodyHorror: The worm transformation in Cave Chaos 22.



* CatsAreMean: "Doghouse"

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* CatsAreMean: "Doghouse""Doghouse", although the worst it does is block your way.



* CharacterTitle: "Enemy 585"

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* CharacterTitle: "Enemy 585"585".



* DamselInDistress: Referred to as such in "Graveyard Shift". You've got a HostageSpiritLink to them, and they die in a single hit from a zombie, so be careful.

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* DamselInDistress: DamselInDistress:
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Referred to as such in "Graveyard Shift". You've got a HostageSpiritLink to them, and they die in a single hit from a zombie, so be careful.careful.
** ''Tiny Castle'' has the standard "rescue the princess plot". [[spoiler:Then it turns out you're trying to get her evicted.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Test Subject Complete'' has an evil mastermind out for world domination, [[spoiler:then the game outright states that he murdered the professor.]]



* EvilLaugh: The protagonist of "Mirror Image" gives one every time he survives a level.

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* EvilLaugh: The protagonist of "Mirror Image" gives one every time he survives a level. It's actually {{subverted}}, [[DarkIsNotEvil as he's trying to stop the demons from causing havoc.]]



* FollowTheLeader: Many Nitrome games can be traced to an individual game they're copying (for instance, "Small Fry" is a mimic of ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}''.) To its credit, it's often quite inventive in creating new challenges within the same basic framework.
** The game sequels also tend to be exactly like additional levels of the original games. Notable exceptions include "Test Subject Arena" and "Skywire VIP", although there were individual sequels to "Skywire VIP" that fit their normal sequel formula.

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* %%* FollowTheLeader: Many Nitrome games can be traced to an individual game they're copying (for instance, "Small Fry" is a mimic of ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}''.) To its credit, it's often quite inventive in creating new challenges within the same basic framework.
** %%** The game sequels also tend to be exactly like additional levels of the original games. Notable exceptions include "Test Subject Arena" and "Skywire VIP", although there were individual sequels to "Skywire VIP" that fit their normal sequel formula.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the background of ''Nitrome Must Die'', there's a whiteboard labeled 'New game ideas'. One of the ideas was a 'Game with blobs'. A month or two later, ''Swindler'' was released, in which the protagonist is a green blob.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the background of ''Nitrome Must Die'', there's a whiteboard labeled 'New game ideas'. One of the ideas was a 'Game with blobs'. A month or two later, ''Swindler'' was released, in which the protagonist is a green blob. Later, ''Oodlegobs'' features blobs and cats, with the latter coming from the same board suggesting a game with cats in it.



** One level in ''Canopy'' is full of these.



* HealingPotion: "Graveyard Shift". Somehow, it works by ''shooting'' it.

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* HealingPotion: HealingPotion:
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"Graveyard Shift". Somehow, it works by ''shooting'' it.it.
** [[spoiler:In the ''Test Subject'' series, it's revealed that the Blue enzymes can cure ''death'' in ''Complete''.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Blue in ''Test Subject Complete'' digests himself in the professor's system to resurrect him.]]



* ItHasBeenAnHonor: In ''Test Subject Complete'', [[spoiler:[=Rex209=] says this to Blue before she shuts down, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing what Blue has to do next.]].]]



* KillerRabbit: [[spoiler: The final boss]] in "Hot Air Jr". No, really!

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* KillerRabbit: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The final boss]] in "Hot Air Jr". No, really!



** Subverted in "Tiny Castle". At first, it seems like this trope applies as you try to save a princess. [[spoiler: It turns out your were just evicting her.]]

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** Subverted in "Tiny Castle". At first, it seems like this trope applies as you try to save a princess. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out your you were just evicting her.]]



* LegionsOfHell: They wander the ruins in "Mirror Image". Don't get too close.
* LightningCanDoAnything: It revives a skeleton in "Numbskull".

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* LegionsOfHell: They wander the ruins village in "Mirror Image". Don't get too close.
* LightningCanDoAnything: LightningCanDoAnything:
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It revives a skeleton in "Numbskull".



** Also, one created the protagonist of "Test Subject Blue". In "Test Subject Green", Blue is captured by a different mad scientist that created Greens to destroy him.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Lampshaded in "Final Ninja Zero", and present without acknowledgment in too many games to list.
* MilestoneCelebration: Their 100th game is about... some guys attacking them.

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** Also, one created the protagonist of "Test Subject Blue". Blue", although he has purely benevolent intentions. In "Test Subject Green", Blue is captured by a different mad scientist that created Greens Green enzymes to destroy him.
him, as well as planning for world domination.
* MalevolentArchitecture: MalevolentArchitecture:
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Lampshaded in "Final Ninja Zero", and present without acknowledgment acknowledgement in too many games to list.
* ** In ''Rubble Trouble Moscow'', it's again lampshaded on why most of the structures you were sent to destroy were absolutely nuts. [[spoiler:It's implied your boss was building them to avoid losing contracts.]]
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MilestoneCelebration: Their 100th game is about... about...some guys attacking them.



* MyLittlePanzer: In ''Rubble Trouble Tokyo'', a [[Franchise{{Godzilla}} Mecha-Godzilla]] {{Expy}} that is huge and can shoot [[WaveMotionGun huge lasers]] is '''''legally sold as a toy'''''.



* NintendoHard: ''HotAir'' and ''Nanobots''. The former is very cramped, [[OneHitPointWonder unforgiving]] and has strange controls, while the latter is mostly {{Marathon Level}}s ([[DownplayedTrope although downplayed]]).

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* NintendoHard: ''HotAir'' ''Hot Air'' and ''Nanobots''. The former is very cramped, [[OneHitPointWonder unforgiving]] and has strange controls, while the latter is mostly {{Marathon Level}}s ([[DownplayedTrope although downplayed]]).downplayed]]).
** This is the premise of ''Nitrome Must Die'', where two irate gamers unable to beat most of the games decide to go destroy the company.



* NoOSHACompliance:
** The titular ''Glassworks'' is full of raving cleaning robots that hurt employees, and there are ''lasers everywhere''.
** The facility in the ''Toxic'' series is mostly full of acid.
** The Nitrome building in ''Nitrome Must Die'' is depicted as an absolute hellhole, with executives whipping employees, spikes everywhere, working toilets seats being placed at desks and torturing being encouraged.



* PoweredArmor: The protagonist of "Final Ninja" wears some, though it's not quite as powerful as most fictional examples, being more focused on [[VisibleInvisibility stealth]].

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* PoweredArmor: PoweredArmor:
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The protagonist of "Final Ninja" wears some, though it's not quite as powerful as most fictional examples, being more focused on [[VisibleInvisibility stealth]].stealth]].
** The protagonist of the ''Test Subject Series'' uses the Proto-Suit, until it later uses the [=Rex209=].



* PrisonEpisode: [[spoiler: "Flipside".]]

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* PrisonEpisode: [[spoiler: "Flipside".]][[spoiler:"Flipside".]]
* ProductPlacement: InUniverse and out: The final minigame in ''Rubble Trouble Tokyo'' is [[spoiler:''Off the Rails'']], including two of the protagonists [[NoFourthWall mentioning it's a Nitrome game]] and keep praising it due to being paid to do so and the fact they actually like it.



* RealityWarper: The protagonist of "Fault Line" can fold the 2D levels in on themselves, causing everything in the folded area to temporarily vanish from existence--for instance, he can bypass walls by folding the space around the walls and leaving empty air behind.

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* RealityWarper: The Zapo, the protagonist of "Fault Line" can fold the 2D levels in on themselves, causing everything in the folded area to temporarily vanish from existence--for instance, he can bypass walls by folding the space around the walls and leaving empty air behind.



* {{Retraux}}: '''''EVERYTHING.'''''
** Turned UpToEleven with "Super Treadmill". The game ''[[InterfaceScrew slows down and fuzzes up]]'' [[InterfaceScrew when too many objects are on the screen, and occasionally even "disconnects from the video port"!]]

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* {{Retraux}}: '''''EVERYTHING.'''''
''''' Especially the "[[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Nitrome Enjoyment System]]" series.
** Turned One example of said series is turned UpToEleven with "Super Treadmill". The game ''[[InterfaceScrew slows down and fuzzes up]]'' [[InterfaceScrew when too many objects are on the screen, and occasionally even "disconnects from the video port"!]]



* SapientSteed: [=Rex209=] in ''Test Subject Complete''. She gives info to Blue and acts as MsExposition.



* SelfDeprecation: "Nitrome Must Die". It's even in the title!
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Subverted in [[spoiler: "Enemy 585" when it looks like the titular character will walk off the cliff to their doom (and the player is unable to help) but stops and turns around]].
** Played straight in [[spoiler: "Cheese Dreams", which ends with both you and the ship you just escaped from getting [[AlwaysABiggerFish eaten by a larger ship.]]]]
** "Ditto" ends with [[spoiler: the protagonist finally finding the exit to the cave they are trapped in, only for their reflection to go through it first. This not only traps the poor creature, but turns them into a reflection themselves. They then act as the reflection for the next person to get trapped, presumably starting the cycle all over again. Essentially, if you really want your character to escape, you'll have to play the game twice.]]

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* SelfDeprecation: SelfDeprecation:
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"Nitrome Must Die". It's even in the title!
*** Also, in the background of one of the level's, there's a whiteboard labelled 'New game ideas'. One idea that's circled and underlined is "Cheap Sequels".
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Subverted in [[spoiler: "Enemy [[spoiler:"Enemy 585" when it looks like the titular character will walk off the cliff to their doom (and the player is unable to help) but stops and turns around]].
** Played straight in [[spoiler: "Cheese [[spoiler:"Cheese Dreams", which ends with both you and the ship you just escaped from getting gets [[AlwaysABiggerFish eaten by a larger ship.]]]]
** "Ditto" ends with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the protagonist finally finding the exit to the cave they are trapped in, only for their reflection to go through it first. This not only traps the poor creature, but turns them into a reflection themselves. They then act as the reflection for the next person to get trapped, presumably starting the cycle all over again. Essentially, if you really want your character to escape, you'll have to play the game twice.]]



** In Level 23 of ''Test Subject Blue'', the professor clearly modelled the level after VideoGame/SpaceInvaders due to playing said game. He even mentions VideoGame/{{Galaxian}} in his notes.
** The main protagonists ([[VillainProtagonist or antagonists]]) of ''Nitrome Must Die'' are named Austin Carter and Justin Bennet. [[Webcomic{{Homestuck}} Their first and second names have exactly 6 letters.]]



* TakeThatMe: In the background of one level of ''Nitrome Must Die'', there's a whiteboard labeled 'New game ideas'. One idea that's circled and underlined is "Cheap Sequels".



* TeleportersAndTransporters: The one and only ability of the main character in "Mirror Image"--he can't even walk.

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* TeleportersAndTransporters: TankGoodness:
** ''Tanked Up''. No prizes for guessing what you're using.
** In ''Rubble Trouble Moscow'', the demolition team are given a tank at some points.
* TeleportersAndTransporters:
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The one and only ability of the main character in "Mirror Image"--he can't even walk.walk.
** The main aspect of the ''Test Subject Series''.



* TomatoSurprise: The end of "Tiny Castle", where your knight, bound to save the beautiful princess, turns out to be [[spoiler: a debt collector chasing down the princess, who refuses to pay rent on the castle.]]

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* TomatoSurprise: The end of "Tiny Castle", where your knight, bound to save the beautiful princess, turns out to be [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a debt collector chasing down the princess, who refuses to pay rent on the castle.]]



** [[spoiler: "Droplets"]] has a bizarre twist example. [[spoiler:The bunnies you've been carefully stop from dying are an evil invading army.]]

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** [[spoiler: "Droplets"]] [[spoiler:"Droplets"]] has a bizarre twist example. [[spoiler:The bunnies you've been carefully stop from dying are an evil invading army.]]

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: In ''Test Subject Complete'': [[spoiler:After deciding to never work on enzymes again, the revived professor continues to live out his life via the second chance granted by Blue.]]


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* BlobMonster: The enzymes in the ''Test Subject'' series.


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* MirrorBoss: The Mimic enzyme introduced in ''Test Subject Green'' copies every single move you make ''except'' stand still.


** EarlyBirdCameo: The zombies, plant, and maiden from "Graveyard Shift" debuted months before the game was released.

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** EarlyBirdCameo: The zombies, plant, and maiden from "Graveyard Shift" debuted months before the game was released. In a similar vein, the creatures from "Rainbowgeddon" appeared in "Nitrome Must Die!" as enemies prior to the former game's release.


Visit their website [[[[http://www.nitrome.com/ here.]]

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Visit You can visit their website [[[[http://www.[[http://www.nitrome.com/ here.]]

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