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* PoliceAreUseless: They are '''EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL''' in the second game, where if they catch you for any reason whatsoever, they will have Stogie EXECUTE YOU. Or, if you are wearing the police uniform, ''execute you themselves''. In public. Justified as both the Chicago and Las Vegas police departments are both bought out by the Mob.

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* PoliceAreUseless: They are '''EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL''' in the second game, where if they catch you for any reason whatsoever, they will have Stogie EXECUTE YOU. Or, if you are wearing the police uniform, ''execute you themselves''. In public. Hell, in Chicago, they will have you arrested and executed ''merely for entering the police station!'' Justified as both the Chicago and Las Vegas police departments are both bought out by the Mob.


* PoliceAreUseless: They are '''EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL''' in the second game, where if they catch you for any reason whatsoever, they will have Stogie EXECUTE YOU. Justified as both the Chicago and Las Vegas police departments are both bought out by the Mob.

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* PoliceAreUseless: They are '''EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL''' in the second game, where if they catch you for any reason whatsoever, they will have Stogie EXECUTE YOU. Or, if you are wearing the police uniform, ''execute you themselves''. In public. Justified as both the Chicago and Las Vegas police departments are both bought out by the Mob.


* PoliceAreUseless: They are '''EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL''' in the second game, where if they catch you, they will have Stogie EXECUTE YOU. Justified as they are bought out by the Mob.

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* PoliceAreUseless: They are '''EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL''' in the second game, where if they catch you, you for any reason whatsoever, they will have Stogie EXECUTE YOU. Justified as they both the Chicago and Las Vegas police departments are both bought out by the Mob.

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* PoliceAreUseless: They are '''EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL''' in the second game, where if they catch you, they will have Stogie EXECUTE YOU. Justified as they are bought out by the Mob.

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* WholePlotReference: The plot is, more or less, a simplification of the plot of ''Film/TheBigSleep''. Even the names of the characters are references to the film. Martha Vickers is the name of the woman who played Carmen Sternwood, and the Sternwood family was central to the plot of the film.

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** Actually it was unseasonably warm for Chicago for that time of the year. https://www.wbez.org/stories/_/44e3d559-5814-4122-9378-ce11f00e8888


* ComicallySmallDemand: The bum will give you (somewhat useless) information for a mere fifty cents.

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* ComicallySmallDemand: The bum will give you (somewhat useless) information for a mere fifty cents. Justified by the fact that this is the 1940's; fifty cents back then was worth around $10 today.

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** Though the game still allows you shoot people and lose that way, some, like the bum, are mentioned to survive their shooting because you get tried for attempted murder rather than first degree. It also heavily censored the text if you shoot Sternwood or Vickers.


** If you use the syringe to kill, you won't get arrested until you go to the police.



** If you use the syringe to kill, you won't get arrested until you go to the police.

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* ChekhovsGun: In the first game, there's a literal gun hanging in front of you in the first screen. [[spoiler: It's a murder weapon you'll eventually have to get rid of in order to win the game.]] In the second, Stogie Martin's cigar rings he leaves everywhere become important. [[spoiler: You'll have to plant one in an incriminating location to set off an EnemyCivilWar.]]

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* BorderPatrol: In the second game, attempting to take trains to any city other than Chicago or Las Vegas results in Stogie rubbing you out [[spoiler:at least until the endgame, assuming you've done everything right, in which case you have to skip town to anywhere before the mobsters start shooting at each other.]]


* FemmeFatale: Sugar Shack. [[spoiler: And Martha Vickers.]]

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* FemmeFatale: Sugar Shack. [[spoiler: And Martha Marsha Vickers.]]


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* GunsAreWorthless: In the second game, you can find your .38 Special if you know where to look, but it serves absolutely no purpose in the game, [[PressXToDie other than giving you a few more ways to lose]].







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* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: The mugger points his gun straight at you to show that he means business.


The first game was also included as part of a CompilationRerelease titled ''8-bit Adventures: Volume 1'' for UsefulNotes/Playstation4 on Oct. 31, 2017.

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The first game was also included as part of a CompilationRerelease titled ''8-bit Adventures: Volume 1'' for UsefulNotes/Playstation4 UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 on Oct. 31, 2017.



*** Even before the change, smoking in the original game will have the narration mention how you will probably get cancer, and consulting your file in the doctor's office shows that the doc is trying to get you to stop.
** In the second game, you ''can'' find a pack of cigarettes, but offering them to other people in the second game will cause them to mention how they don't smoke, and/or how someone will find out that smoking will kill you. '''In the 1940's, smoking was ''not'' considered unhealthy!'''

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*** Even before the change, smoking in the original game will have the narration mention how you will probably get cancer, and consulting your file in the doctor's office shows that the doc ** The dead alligator's blood is trying [[BlackBlood recolored from red to get you to stop.
** In the second game, you ''can'' find a pack of cigarettes, but offering them to other people in the second game will cause them to mention how they don't smoke, and/or how someone will find out that smoking will kill you. '''In the 1940's, smoking was ''not'' considered unhealthy!'''
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* TheDragon / DropInNemesis: Stogie, in ''Déjà Vu II''.

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* TheDragon / DropInNemesis: TheDragon[=/=]DropInNemesis: Stogie, in ''Déjà Vu II''.



* EverybodySmokes: Surprisingly averted for a game set in the 1940s. See Bowdlerize.

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* EverybodySmokes: Surprisingly averted for a game set in the 1940s. See Bowdlerize.PoliticallyCorrectHistory.


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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory:
** Even before cigarettes were censored to gum in the international NES versions, smoking in the original game will have the narration mention how you will probably get cancer, and consulting your file in the doctor's office shows that the doc is trying to get you to stop.
** In the second game, you ''can'' find a pack of cigarettes, but offering them to other people in the second game will cause them to mention how they don't smoke, and/or how someone will find out that smoking will kill you. In the 1940's, smoking was ''not'' considered unhealthy.


* WindowPain: You can break windows with your fists or gun. Normally this will just get snark from the narrator (or a possible arrest). However, in the second game, there is one window that needs to be broken to win the game.

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