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* OurProductSucks: The game has a Webby Award-winning commercial advising the players against their game, tilted "Don't Download Best Fiends".
* PlayEveryDay: The game encourages daily playing, with a special daily calendar for prizes, a new on-map event every day, and various holiday events that give a special costume in an allotted time amount.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Some of the fiends are various animals that are rarely seen in media, such as Bo the Dragon Slug, Pop the Axolotl, and Nog the Wheat Weevil. Tapping on a character’s species will direct you to the [[Website/Wikipedia]] article.

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* OurProductSucks: The game has a Webby Award-winning commercial advising the players against their game, tilted titled "Don't Download Best Fiends".
* PlayEveryDay: The game encourages daily playing, with a special daily calendar for prizes, a new on-map event almost every day, and various holiday events that give a special costume in an allotted time amount.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Some of the fiends are various animals that are rarely seen in media, such as Bo the Dragon Slug, Pop the Axolotl, and Nog the Wheat Weevil. Tapping on a character’s species will direct you to the [[Website/Wikipedia]] "Website/Wikipedia" article.


* SeldomSeenSpecies: Some of the fiends are various animals that are rarely seen in media, such as Bo the Dragon Slug, Pop the Axolotl, and Nog the Wheat Weevil.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: Some of the fiends are various animals that are rarely seen in media, such as Bo the Dragon Slug, Pop the Axolotl, and Nog the Wheat Weevil. Tapping on a character’s species will direct you to the [[Website/Wikipedia]] article.


* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Failing a level multiple amounts of times will cause the game to put a permanent extra move into that level.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Failing a level multiple amounts of times will cause the game to put a permanent extra move into that level. Sometimes the level will be simplified so the level can be easier to beat, but no guarantee.


Now has a followup, ''VideoGame/BestFiendsForever'', which involves travel through time and parallel universes.

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Now has a followup, ''VideoGame/BestFiendsForever'', which involves travel through time and parallel universes.
universes. A second followup, ''Best Fiends Stars'' was later released, playing closer to the original game.


The series also has various CGI web shorts animated by Creator/ReelFXCreativeStudios, which are released sporadically on the game's Website/YouTube account, the playlist containing them can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1f_4ljw6efAXndWWWyIWAVoGYXRf8N1O here.]]

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The series also has various [[WebAnimation/BestFiends CGI web shorts shorts]] animated by Creator/ReelFXCreativeStudios, which are released sporadically on the game's Website/YouTube account, the playlist containing them can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1f_4ljw6efAXndWWWyIWAVoGYXRf8N1O here.]]
account.



* EnfantTerrible: The short "Baby Slug's Day Out" features a baby slug that is adopted by the Fiends in an attempt to prove "nurture vs. nature". Only Howie is able to see the slug's true evil motives, but no one believes him.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: According to the animated short "Boot Camp", the slugs flat-out set themselves up to fail and get defeated by the Fiends. [[TallPoppySyndrome Those who succeed at the slugs' training gauntlet will simply be put through it again]] [[spoiler:only to get walloped worse than they would have been if they had just failed the first time]].



* HiddenPurposeTest: The short "Howie's Gift" tells the story about how Howie, the wizard lizard, managed to get his "greatest gift" when he was younger, going through three tests to prove that he is brave and kind of heart to earn a power beyond his wildest dream. It turns out [[spoiler:he was ''always'' a wizard. The gift was how he got his British accent]].



* UpbringingMakesTheHero: The Baby Slug challenges has the player collecting carrots to feed a baby slug. Raising them like this ends up keeping them from being corrupted by the Slug Army.

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* UpbringingMakesTheHero: The Baby Slug challenges has the player collecting carrots to feed a baby slug. Raising them like this ends up keeping them from being corrupted by the Slug Army.


* CastOfSnowflakes: The Fiends are like this, but the slugs aren't. While there are many different types of slugs, with more being introduced in specific updates for new levels, you'll run into many of the same slug, and [[CaptainObvious obviously]] they won't all be the same character.

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* CastOfSnowflakes: The Fiends are like this, but the slugs aren't. While there are many different types of slugs, with more being introduced in specific updates for new levels, you'll run into many of the same slug, and [[CaptainObvious obviously]] they won't all be the same character.


* EarlyBirdCameo: Seriously's [[https://www.facebook.com/SeriouslyHQ/videos/2288517824705092/?__tn__=-R five year celebration video]] gave early previews of three new Fiends: Ru the panda ant, a vinula, and Dina the Hickory Horned Devil. The latter was released just a week after this surprise appearance, albeit with a slightly modified design.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Seriously's [[https://www.facebook.com/SeriouslyHQ/videos/2288517824705092/?__tn__=-R five year celebration video]] gave early previews of three new Fiends: Ru the panda ant, a vinula, Dougie the vinula moth, and Dina the Hickory Horned Devil. The latter was released just a week after this surprise appearance, albeit with a slightly modified design.


The series also has various CGI web shorts released sporadically on the game's Website/YouTube account, the playlist containing them can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1f_4ljw6efAXndWWWyIWAVoGYXRf8N1O here.]]

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The series also has various CGI web shorts animated by Creator/ReelFXCreativeStudios, which are released sporadically on the game's Website/YouTube account, the playlist containing them can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1f_4ljw6efAXndWWWyIWAVoGYXRf8N1O here.]]

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* PlayEveryDay: The game encourages daily playing, with a special daily calendar for prizes, a new on-map event every day, and various holiday events that give a special costume in an allotted time amount.


* CartoonBomb: A bomb in this style is the most commonly dropped reward item for filling out a Fiend's meter, which acts like another piece and deals heavier damage. There are a few variants on how they explode and take out pieces: horizontal, vertical, X-shaped, and a square. Rascal has a special bomb that shoots out two horizontal lines at once. As well, some levels have a black bomb that can only be activated by another bomb, and doing so clears out the entire map.

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* CartoonBomb: A bomb in this style is the most commonly dropped reward item for filling out a Fiend's meter, which acts like another piece and deals heavier damage. There are a few variants on how they explode and take out pieces: horizontal, vertical, X-shaped, and a square. Rascal has a special bomb that shoots out two horizontal lines at once.once, while Thorn has the same ability that launches vertically instead. As well, some levels have a black bomb that can only be activated by another bomb, and doing so clears out the entire map.

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* HiddenPurposeTest: The short "Howie's Gift" tells the story about how Howie, the wizard lizard, managed to get his "greatest gift" when he was younger, going through three tests to prove that he is brave and kind of heart to earn a power beyond his wildest dream. It turns out [[spoiler:he was ''always'' a wizard. The gift was how he got his British accent]].

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The series also has various CGI web shorts released sporadically on the game's Website/YouTube account, the playlist containing them can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1f_4ljw6efAXndWWWyIWAVoGYXRf8N1O here.]]


* EarlyBirdCameo: Seriously's [[https://www.facebook.com/SeriouslyHQ/videos/2288517824705092/?__tn__=-R five year celebration video]] gave early previews of three new Fiends: a panda ant, a vinula, and Dina the Hickory Horned Devil. The latter was released just a week after this surprise appearance, albeit with a slightly modified design.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Seriously's [[https://www.facebook.com/SeriouslyHQ/videos/2288517824705092/?__tn__=-R five year celebration video]] gave early previews of three new Fiends: a Ru the panda ant, a vinula, and Dina the Hickory Horned Devil. The latter was released just a week after this surprise appearance, albeit with a slightly modified design.

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* BoringButPractical: The Earthworms' special ability. They don't get a flashy bomb to stick on the board or a big animation to remove tons of pieces. All they do is shoot out a firework directly at a Slug. It doesn't change the board in any way, but it delivers a quick burst of attack power, which can be ridiculously useful in a pinch.

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* HolidayMode: Certain holidays will create different events to play themed around the holiday for special costumes for Fiends, along with changes to the Slugs and soundtrack. The background of the hub world will also be added to as well at times.

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