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* EvolvingTitleScreen: The further you get through the game (and the more bots you save), the more bots will populate the title screen along with Astro.


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* GentleGiant: Big Brother, a massive robot who, perhaps not coincidentally, bears more than a passing resemblence to ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant''. In 3-1, he'll help Astro out by picking up parts of the level and allowing Astro to walk on his body to cross gaps.


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** Big Brother, the helper in World 3-1, bears more than a passing resemblence to ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant''.

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* TheToothHurts: The Gorilla Boss is damaged by way of Astro punching his teeth until they're damaged enough to reveal a ring for the the hookshot... which the player then uses to yank out the poor thing's teeth! ''Ouch!''


* BigBoosHaunt: World 5-2, Bots & Goblins, takes place in a dark graveyard, where you get a unique item: the flashlight, used for warding off ghosts and waking up gargoyles.



* CheckpointStarvation: Dying in a challenge will send you straight back to the start of the level. No exceptions.



* [[spoiler:FinalExamBoss: The player has to use the water sprayer, the shuriken, and the gatling gun to defeat the Alien.]]
* FlechetteStorm: The player can obtain an (infinite supply of) shurikens. You can launch them as fast as you can flick the touchpad.

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* [[spoiler:FinalExamBoss: DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Even though Astro is a OneHitPointWonder, the checkpoints are frequent enough that dying usually doesn't have a huge impact. Plus, there are no lives, so there's no risk of a game over. The only exceptions are getting hit three times in a boss battle, which sends you back to the start, or dying in a challenge, [[CheckpointStarvation where there are no checkpoints at all]].
* DefeatByModesty: After damaging the Spider Boss three times, the player has to throw enough shuriken at her corset to knock it off, causing her to fall as she tries to cover herself with her legs. [[spoiler:If you avoid looking at her as you do this, it'll grant you a trophy]].
* FinalExamBoss: [[spoiler:The
player has to use the water sprayer, the shuriken, and the gatling gun to defeat the Alien.]]
* FlechetteStorm: The player can obtain an (infinite supply of) shurikens.shuriken. You can launch them as fast as you can flick the touchpad.



* InterfaceScrew:
** The camera is a physical entity in the game, represented by the helper robot. If a rocket/flame jet/laser/spiked object hits it, the screen will crack (though it can't actually be destroyed).
** Certain enemies will also lob goop at it to block the player's view of Astro, which the player can shake off.
** A more harmless/cute example is that Astro can get stuck to the camera in an underwater segment if he swims too close to it. [[spoiler:Doing this will earn you a trophy]].



* [[spoiler:MirrorBoss: The Alien has his own VR visor, and his own dual shock controller! It uses the water sprayer and shuriken abilities against you and Astro.]]

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* [[spoiler:MirrorBoss: The MirrorBoss: [[spoiler:The Alien has his own VR visor, and his own dual shock controller! It uses the water sprayer and shuriken abilities against you and Astro.]]


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** World 2-4, the MinecartMadness level, has the name "[[Franchise/IndianaJones Astro Jones]]".
** World 3-2 is given the rather obvious name "[[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Under Tales]]".
** World 3-3 has the name "[[Film/FreeWilly Feed Willy]]".
** World 5-2, a unique graveyard level, has the name "[[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Bots & Goblins]]".


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* WaveMotionGun: [[spoiler:The Alien's gatling gun turns into one of these for the final blow, firing a massive laser to finish it off for good]].
* WombLevel: World 3-3, Feed Willy, has you navigating the inside of a whale that swallows you. In the end, you get shot out of his blowhole.
* {{Wutai}}: World 5-3, Dojo Danger, has you navigating a dojo and bamboo forest. Of course, you get the shuriken for this level.


'''''Astro Bot Rescue Mission''''' is a [=first/third=]-person ActionAdventure game by developed by Creator/SCEJapanStudio in association with Team Asobi for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Virtual Reality.

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'''''Astro [[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/astro_bot_rescue_mission.png]]
''Astro
Bot Rescue Mission''''' Mission'' is a [=first/third=]-person ActionAdventure game by developed by Creator/SCEJapanStudio in association with Team Asobi for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Virtual Reality.



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* UnderwaterBossBattle: The shark boss starts off on water's surface. But as the fight goes on, the shark floods the area, temporarily submerging the player while Astro is still floating on the surface.

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* UnderwaterBossBattle: The shark boss starts off on water's surface. But as the fight goes on, the shark floods the area, temporarily submerging the player while Astro is still floating on the surface.surface.
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* ShoutOut: The French localization renames World 1-4 "[[Anime/CowboyBebop Cowboy Bebot]]".

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** The very end of the credits lists Jean-Michel Bruitage and David Goodenough, two characters exemplifying bad game design on ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier''.
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The French localization renames World 1-4 "[[Anime/CowboyBebop Cowboy Bebot]]".

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* ShoutOut: The French localization renames World 1-4 "[[Anime/CowboyBebop Cowboy Bebot]]".

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* ConsoleCameo: The arena for the first boss fight is a helipad in the shape of an original UsefulNotes/PlayStation.


* SurpriseDifficulty: The game is a overwhelmingly cheery, family friendly platformer. While the main story mode is generally easy, the optional challenge levels can be exceptionally difficult. It can take dozens of tries to complete the time trials, even just squeaking by less than a second.

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* BookEnds: The title screen song, as well as the first level's music, have the line "What did you say your name was?". The title and chorus line of the credits song? "I am Astro Bot!".

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* SomeDexterityRequired: The player often has to move the controller to use motion controls while simultaneously using the thumbstick to control Astro.


* Grappling-Hook Pistol: A common tool the player can use although it's more of a winch than a pistol. The hook can pull out enemies and platforms, and Astro Bot can walk on the rope.

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* Grappling-Hook Pistol: GrapplingHookPistol: A common tool the player can use although it's more of a winch than a pistol. The hook can pull out enemies and platforms, and Astro Bot can walk on the rope.

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* BlobMonster: The evil alien is a big green blob.


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* FlechetteStorm: The player can obtain an (infinite supply of) shurikens. You can launch them as fast as you can flick the touchpad.
* FlyingSaucer: The Alien flies around on a classic saucer UFO.
* GatlingGood: One of the pickups the player can use is a gatling gun. It obliterates nearly anything in Astro's path.
* Grappling-Hook Pistol: A common tool the player can use although it's more of a winch than a pistol. The hook can pull out enemies and platforms, and Astro Bot can walk on the rope.
* MakingASplash: The player can equip a water cannon. While the cannon generally only makes normal enemies wet, it can permanently quench fire enemies and create pathways through lava.


* BigBad: [[spoiler:A massive green alien that shows up at the end for the final showdown.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:A A massive green alien that shows up blows apart the Astro Ship, scattering the crew across the galaxy at the end for beginning of the final showdown.]]game.

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* CoolStarship: The Astro Ship, which is smashed in the beginning and gets repaired piece by piece after each world. The ship houses all the collected crew, the capsule crane game, and the collection of capsule prizes.

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* BlueIsHeroic: Astro Bot has a unique blue paint job. Astro, the rest of the bots, the Astro Ship, and friendly plant life have glowing blue eyes. In contrast, anything with red and red eyes is generally dangerous.

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