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* NotZilla: Gigasaur from the core game.


A half-sequel, half-expansion set in [[BigApplesauce New York]], titled, appropriately, ''King of New York'' was also released, along with its own ''Power Up!'' expansion. In addition to six new monsters, it was mechanically quite different, introducing districts to allow monsters to move about the city, buildings and military units as actual pieces to be placed and destroyed and the far more proactive [[YanksWithTanks U.S. military]] actively fighting back against the marauding monsters. The core idea still remains, and the monsters from the new game can be used with minimal fuss in the old game. Provided you [[RevenueEnhancingDevices buy the expansion]], at least.

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A half-sequel, half-expansion set in [[BigApplesauce New York]], titled, appropriately, ''King of New York'' was also released, along with its own ''Power Up!'' expansion. In addition to six new monsters, it was mechanically quite different, introducing districts to allow monsters to move about the city, buildings and military units as actual pieces to be placed and destroyed and the far more proactive [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks U.S. military]] actively fighting back against the marauding monsters. The core idea still remains, and the monsters from the new game can be used with minimal fuss in the old game. Provided you [[RevenueEnhancingDevices buy the expansion]], at least.


* PowerAtAPrice: Taking over Tokyo means you'll gain more victory points each turn and also allows you to hit ''everybody'' outside Tokyo when you attack. It also prevents you from healing normally, and also means that everybody outside Tokyo will target you every time they attack.

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* PowerAtAPrice: PowerAtAPrice:
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Taking over Tokyo means you'll gain more victory points each turn and also allows you to hit ''everybody'' outside Tokyo when you attack. It also prevents you from healing normally, and also means that everybody outside Tokyo will target you every time they attack.



* RewardingVandalism: Points are heavily implied to be a gauge of how much general chaos and destruction your monster is causing. Many of the cards that can redeemed for points are structures, like "skyscraper" or "gas refinery," implying that you destroyed said structures.

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* RewardingVandalism: RewardingVandalism:
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Points are heavily implied to be a gauge of how much general chaos and destruction your monster is causing. Many of the cards that can redeemed for points are structures, like "skyscraper" or "gas refinery," implying that you destroyed said structures.


* BigApplesauce: The canvas for your monsters to wreak fresh havoc upon in the sequel.



* BloodKnight: Certain monsters mutations are built almost exclusively around an aggressive playstyle, Meka Dragon and Drakonis in particular are damage dealing juggernauts.



* ILoveNuclearPower: In ''Tokyo'', busting an atomic power plant not only gives you 4 Stars, but 5 Hearts too. All for a reasonable 5 Energy.

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* ILoveNuclearPower: In ''Tokyo'', busting an atomic power plant not only gives you 4 Stars, but 5 Hearts too. All for a reasonable 5 Energy. It's one of precious few such cards that has ''no'' trade-offs.


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** Many one-time use cards will provide you with a decent chunk of Victory Points, at the cost of also damaging you.


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** Fully codified in ''New York'', where such cards have become tokens on the board, with dedicated mechanics for destroying them.


* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Fully 3 giant apes are available for your selection: The King, Kong and Film/KingKong. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Seriously.]]



** Kong, also from ''New York'' is yet another Film/KingKong styled kaiju, albeit albino, sporting Music/DaftPunk sunglasses and is a [[DirtyCommies communist]] for some reason.

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** Kong, also from ''New York'' is yet another Film/KingKong styled kaiju, albeit albino, Elvis-themed, sporting Music/DaftPunk sunglasses and is a [[DirtyCommies communist]] for some reason.


A half-sequel, half-expansion set in [[BigApplesauce New York]], titled, appropriately, ''King of New York'' was also released, along with its own ''Power Up!'' expansion. In addition to six new monsters, it was mechanically quite different, introducing districts to allow monsters to move about the city, buildings and military units as actual pieces to be placed and destroyed and the far more proactive [[YanksWithTanks U.S. military]] actively fighting back against the marauding monsters. The core idea still remains, and monsters from one game can be used in the other with little trouble, with ''Tokyo'' kaiju actually getting [[UpdatedRerelease updated mutation cards]] included in the ''Power Up!'' set.

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A half-sequel, half-expansion set in [[BigApplesauce New York]], titled, appropriately, ''King of New York'' was also released, along with its own ''Power Up!'' expansion. In addition to six new monsters, it was mechanically quite different, introducing districts to allow monsters to move about the city, buildings and military units as actual pieces to be placed and destroyed and the far more proactive [[YanksWithTanks U.S. military]] actively fighting back against the marauding monsters. The core idea still remains, and the monsters from one the new game can be used with minimal fuss in the other with little trouble, with ''Tokyo'' kaiju actually getting [[UpdatedRerelease updated mutation cards]] included in old game. Provided you [[RevenueEnhancingDevices buy the ''Power Up!'' set.
expansion]], at least.



* AdmiringTheAbomination: An actual gameplay mechanic in ''New York'', as rolling 3 Celebrity dice allows you to claim the Superstar card and, on subsequent turns, earn victory points through your fame among the denizens of the Big Apple.



* {{BFG}}: Drakonis packs a gun as long as he is tall. However, it's purely for visual flair unless you've drawn the appropriate mutation card.

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* {{BFG}}: Drakonis packs a gun as long as he is tall. However, it's purely for visual flair unless you've drawn the appropriate mutation card. Where it adds all sorts of unpleasant side effects for anyone he blasts with it.



* {{Cameo}}: Film/KingKong and [[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu Cthulhu]] both have their own dedicated expansions, complete with mutations and personal mechanics.



* {{Cyborg}}: The King and Alienoid represent good old fashion flesh and metal hybrids in ''Tokyo.'' Drakonis, Kong and Mantis maintain the proud tradition in ''New York''.



* FriendToAllChildren: An actual purchasable upgrade in ''Tokyo'', which generates a steady stream of victory points.



** Captain Fish keeps the trend alive and well. This series really, ''really'' likes its ssmall animals driving colossal robots.

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** Captain Fish keeps the trend alive and well. well, though he happens to be [[NonIndicativeName a whale.]] This series really, ''really'' likes its ssmall animals driving colossal robots.



** Sadly, it seems that in the case of Kraken and Cyber Bunny, this trope is averted, as both characters are going to be retired for legal reasons as of the 2016 revamping of the game. The former at least makes some sense, as Cthulu himself was added in via booster expansions shortly afterwards.

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** Sadly, it seems that in the case of Kraken and Cyber Bunny, this trope is averted, as both characters are going to be retired for legal reasons as of the 2016 revamping of the game. The former at least makes some sense, as Cthulu Cthulhu himself was added in via booster expansions shortly afterwards.



** Kong, also from ''New York'' is yet another Film/KingKong styled kaiju, albeit albino, sporting Music/DaftPunk sunglasses and is a [[DirtyCommies communist]] for some reason.



** A possibility. One of the cards is "It has a child!", which amusingly, doubles as an ExtraLife.

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** A possibility. One of the cards is "It has a child!", which amusingly, doubles functions as an ExtraLife.ExtraLife cum ResetButton.



** Destroying buildings in ''New York'' grant you all sorts of boons, from victory points to healing to energy. However, every building you destroy draws out the military, who can drop a load of hurt on any unwary monster they come across.



* SoLastSeason: Inverted, hilariously. While monsters from ''Tokyo'' got upgraded mutations included with ''New York'' to allow them to take full advantage of the new mechanics, no such backwards compatibility was included for the newcomers, meaning ''New York'' monsters are at a bit of a disadvantage if they hop the pond.

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* SoLastSeason: Inverted, hilariously. While monsters from ''Tokyo'' got upgraded mutations included with Included in the ''New York'' to allow them version of the "Power Up!" expansion are ''Tokyo'' versions of the mutations, allowing the new monsters to take full advantage of the new mechanics, mechanics of the old game. There is no such backwards compatibility was included upgrade available for the newcomers, meaning ''New York'' monsters are at ''Tokyo'' monsters, which makes hopping the pond with the old guard a bit of a disadvantage if they hop pointless. Oddly, though, this simply encourages you to go back and try out ''Tokyo'' with the pond.new monsters, so it's a mixed blessing.
* TheSwarm: Mantis has a pair of mutations to this effect, letting it command hordes of locusts or cockroaches



* XtremeKoolLetterz: Gigazaur and Meka Dragon.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: Gigazaur and Meka Dragon.Dragon.
** Drakonis gets in on the fun too.


A half-sequel, half-expansion set in [[BigApplesauce New York]], titled, appropriately, ''King of New York'' was also released, along with its own ''Power Up!'' expansion. In addition to six new monsters, it was mechanically quite different, introducing districts to allow monsters to move about the city, buildings and military units as actual pieces to be placed and destroyed and the far more proactive [[YanksWithTanks U.S. military]] actively fighting back against the marauding monsters. The core idea still remains, and monsters from one game can be used in the other with little trouble, with ''Tokyo'' kaiju actually getting [[UpdatedRerelease updated mutation cards]] included in the ''Power Up!'' set.



* AlphaStrike: The U.S. military's entire [=MO=] in ''New York'', as units will never fire on their own, only engaging in huge volleys when Ouch's start getting rolled. Granted, the havoc that ensues when someone rolls 3 and ''every unit in the city'' starts shooting is suitably impressive.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo:
** Most of the monsters available. Gigazaur and The King are fairly obvious [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and Film/KingKong, respectively, while The Kraken has a striking resemblance to [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] (especially the mutations it gets in the Power Up! expansion). Meka Dragon could possibly be a nod to [=MechaGodzilla=]. Even Cyber Bunny has the forehead-chevron usually indicative of a Franchise/{{Gundam}}.
** In addition, Pandakai from the ''Power Up!'' expansion seems to be at least a wink and a nod to both Po of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and the Pandaren from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', with a shake of Hebai from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
** A Halloween expansion has [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Pumpkin Jack and Boogey Woogey.]]
** The Rozy Pony promo card is one for Franchise/MyLittlePony.
** Sadly, it seems that in the case of Kraken and Cyber Bunny, this trope is averted, as both characters are going to be retired for legal reasons as of the 2016 revamping of the game.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo:
** Most of
{{BFG}}: Drakonis packs a gun as long as he is tall. However, it's purely for visual flair unless you've drawn the monsters available. Gigazaur appropriate mutation card.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Mantis, naturally.
* ChainsawGood: Mantis wields an appropriately massive one, though it too is cosmetic unless mutated into usefulness.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The inevitable result of Alienoid purchasing the Alien Origin card.
* DestructiveSavior: Rolling 3 Ouch's results in your monster being proclaimed "Defender of New York",
and The King are fairly obvious [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and Film/KingKong, respectively, while The Kraken has getting a striking resemblance to [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] (especially the mutations it gets in the Power Up! expansion). Meka Dragon could possibly be a nod to [=MechaGodzilla=]. Even Cyber Bunny has the forehead-chevron usually indicative of a Franchise/{{Gundam}}.
** In addition, Pandakai from the ''Power Up!'' expansion seems to be at least a wink and a nod to both Po of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and the Pandaren from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', with a shake of Hebai from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
** A Halloween expansion has [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Pumpkin Jack and Boogey Woogey.]]
** The Rozy Pony promo
spiffy new card is one for Franchise/MyLittlePony.
** Sadly, it seems that in
declaring you as such. You are still perfectly free to crush buildings and slaughter the case of Kraken and Cyber Bunny, this trope is averted, as both characters are going to be retired for legal reasons as of the 2016 revamping of the game.military.



** There's some evidence that Mecha-Kitty is, similarly, a normal sized [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife pink housecat]] driving a mecha.
** Captain Fish keeps the trend alive and well. This series really, ''really'' likes its ssmall animals driving colossal robots.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Several cards that offer healing side effects very heavily imply that their subject is being eaten by your monster. Similarly, it's all but outright stated in ''New York'' that this is the reason destroying hospitals and infantry companies heal you.
* ILoveNuclearPower: In ''Tokyo'', busting an atomic power plant not only gives you 4 Stars, but 5 Hearts too. All for a reasonable 5 Energy.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo:
** Most of the monsters available. Gigazaur and The King are fairly obvious [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and Film/KingKong, respectively, while The Kraken has a striking resemblance to [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] (especially the mutations it gets in the Power Up! expansion). Meka Dragon could possibly be a nod to [=MechaGodzilla=]. Even Cyber Bunny has the forehead-chevron usually indicative of a Franchise/{{Gundam}}.
** In addition, Pandakai from the ''Power Up!'' expansion seems to be at least a wink and a nod to both Po of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and the Pandaren from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', with a shake of Hebai from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
** A Halloween expansion has [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Pumpkin Jack and Boogey Woogey.]]
** The Rozy Pony promo card is one for Franchise/MyLittlePony.
** Sadly, it seems that in the case of Kraken and Cyber Bunny, this trope is averted, as both characters are going to be retired for legal reasons as of the 2016 revamping of the game. The former at least makes some sense, as Cthulu himself was added in via booster expansions shortly afterwards.
** Rob, from ''King of New York'', is a gigantic [[Film/ForbiddenPlanet Robby the Robot]] with actually useful arms.



** A possibility. One of the cards is "It has a child!"

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** A possibility. One of the cards is "It has a child!"child!", which amusingly, doubles as an ExtraLife.


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* SoLastSeason: Inverted, hilariously. While monsters from ''Tokyo'' got upgraded mutations included with ''New York'' to allow them to take full advantage of the new mechanics, no such backwards compatibility was included for the newcomers, meaning ''New York'' monsters are at a bit of a disadvantage if they hop the pond.


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** Subverted again in ''New York'', while they don't hit you out of the gate, Tanks spawn from destroyed 3 health buildings and require a further 4 points of damage to remove. Due to this, they'll probably stick around a while and will start hammering you the moment those Ouch's start getting rolled.


** The Rozy Pony promo card is one for MyLittlePony.

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** The Rozy Pony promo card is one for MyLittlePony.Franchise/MyLittlePony.

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** The Rozy Pony promo card is one for MyLittlePony.


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* PromotionalPowerlessPieceOfGarbage: The main argument seasoned gamers make against purchasing exclusive promos such as "Alpha Zombie" ''(unless you're purposely gunning for HundredPercentCompletion)''. At the end of the day, said monsters have the exact same stats as the monsters that come with the game. Not only that, but because the ''Power Up'' Expansion grants buffs exclusive to all monsters excluding the promos, it means that those fancy promos are at a severe disadvantage compared to the ones that come with the game.


* LegoGenetics: Want to make The King a winged monkey? You can. Give Gigazaur giant, power-sapping tentacles? Slap 'em on. Mutating your monster even further is one of the primary game mechanics. There's even a power, [[PlayingWithSyringes Made In a Lab]], that means you started off as one of these. Appropriately, it makes further upgrades cheaper.



* JustForPun: This game ''loves'' puns. For example, the "urbavore" card, which shows a monster devouring a building.

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* JustForPun: JustForPun:
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This game ''loves'' puns. For example, the "urbavore" card, which shows a monster devouring a building.



* LegoGenetics: Want to make The King a winged monkey? You can. Give Gigazaur giant, power-sapping tentacles? Slap 'em on. Mutating your monster even further is one of the primary game mechanics. There's even a power, [[PlayingWithSyringes Made In a Lab]], that means you started off as one of these. Appropriately, it makes further upgrades cheaper.



* MonsterIsAMommy: A possibility. One of the cards is "It has a child!"

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* MonsterIsAMommy: MonsterIsAMommy:
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A possibility. One of the cards is "It has a child!"


** Most of the monsters available. Gigazaur and The King are fairly obvious [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and Film/KingKong, respectively, while The Kraken has a striking resemblance to {{Cthulhu}} (especially the mutations it gets in the Power Up! expansion). Meka Dragon could possibly be a nod to [=MechaGodzilla=]. Even Cyber Bunny has the forehead-chevron usually indicative of a Franchise/{{Gundam}}.

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** Most of the monsters available. Gigazaur and The King are fairly obvious [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and Film/KingKong, respectively, while The Kraken has a striking resemblance to {{Cthulhu}} [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] (especially the mutations it gets in the Power Up! expansion). Meka Dragon could possibly be a nod to [=MechaGodzilla=]. Even Cyber Bunny has the forehead-chevron usually indicative of a Franchise/{{Gundam}}.


** In addition, Pandakai from the ''Power Up!'' expansion seems to be at least a wink and a nod to both Po of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and the Pandaren from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', with a shake of Hebai from AvatarTheLastAirbender.

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** In addition, Pandakai from the ''Power Up!'' expansion seems to be at least a wink and a nod to both Po of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and the Pandaren from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', with a shake of Hebai from AvatarTheLastAirbender.''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Let's get ready to RUMBLEEEE!!!!]]



* ColbertBump: It's probably not a coincidence that the expansion came out just a couple months after the game was featured on Wil Wheaton's ''{{Tabletop}}''.



* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason why Cyber Bunny is getting [[https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/54796/king-tokyo-scrubbed-clean-dressed-anew-fifth-anniv retired]] as of the 2016 revamping of the game, replaced by SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Cyber Kitty.

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** Sadly, it seems that in the case of Kraken and Cyber Bunny, this trope is averted, as both characters are going to be retired for legal reasons as of the 2016 revamping of the game.


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** This seems to be canon now, as there is now a Baby Gigazaur character exclusive to Target.


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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason why Cyber Bunny is getting [[https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/54796/king-tokyo-scrubbed-clean-dressed-anew-fifth-anniv retired]] as of the 2016 revamping of the game, replaced by SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Cyber Kitty.

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