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''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' was heavily inspired by the theories of UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud and UsefulNotes/CarlJung, and is well-known for its [[{{Surrealism}} trippy]] (yet [[SceneryPorn gorgeous]]) visuals, and [[EarWorm extremely catchy]] soundtrack. ''[=NiGHTS=]'' has become a CultClassic, and despite the low sales, is considered one of SEGA's most iconic franchises.

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''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' was heavily inspired by the theories of UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud and UsefulNotes/CarlJung, and is well-known for its [[{{Surrealism}} trippy]] (yet [[SceneryPorn gorgeous]]) visuals, and [[EarWorm extremely catchy]] soundtrack. ''[=NiGHTS=]'' has become a CultClassic, and despite the low sales, is considered one of SEGA's most iconic franchises.


* ''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' ([[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Saturn]], 1996; [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]], 2008; [[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} Steam (PC)]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]], [[UsefulNotes/Xbox360 360]], 2012)

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* ''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' ([[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn [[/index]]([[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Saturn]], 1996; [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]], 2008; [[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} Steam (PC)]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]], [[UsefulNotes/Xbox360 360]], 2012)2012)[[index]]



* ''[=NiGHTS=]: Journey of Dreams'' (UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, 2007)

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* ''[=NiGHTS=]: Journey of Dreams'' (UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, 2007)[[/index]](UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, 2007)[[index]]



* ''SEGA Superstars Tennis'' ([=PS2=], [[UsefulNotes/TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames 7th Gen Consoles]], 2008)[[note]][=NiGHTS=] and Reala are playable characters.[[/note]]

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* ''SEGA Superstars Tennis'' ([=PS2=], [[/index]]([=PS2=], [[UsefulNotes/TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames 7th Gen Consoles]], 2008)[[note]][=NiGHTS=] 2008)[[index]][[note]][=NiGHTS=] and Reala are playable characters.[[/note]]



* ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' (UsefulNotes/WiiU, [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]], 2013; Steam (PC), 2015)[[note]]The "Deadly Six Bonus Edition" includes a [=NiGHTS=]-inspired level which features several characters from the main games.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' (UsefulNotes/WiiU, [[/index]](UsefulNotes/WiiU, [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]], 2013; Steam (PC), 2015)[[note]]The 2015)[[index]][[note]]The "Deadly Six Bonus Edition" includes a [=NiGHTS=]-inspired level which features several characters from the main games.[[/note]]



* ''[=EyeToy=]: Play'' and ''VideoGame/SegaSuperstars'' ([=PS2=], 2003 and 2004)[[note]]Features ''[=NiGHTS=]''-inspired minigames.[[/note]]

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* ''[=EyeToy=]: [[/index]]''[=EyeToy=]: Play'' and ''VideoGame/SegaSuperstars'' ''VideoGame/SegaSuperstars''[[index]] ([=PS2=], 2003 and 2004)[[note]]Features ''[=NiGHTS=]''-inspired minigames.[[/note]]



* ''ComicBook/NiGHTSIntoDreams]]'' (Creator/ArchieComics, 1998)

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* ''ComicBook/NiGHTSIntoDreams]]'' ''ComicBook/NiGHTSIntoDreams'' (Creator/ArchieComics, 1998)


* ''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' (Creator/ArchieComics, 1998)

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* ''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' ''ComicBook/NiGHTSIntoDreams]]'' (Creator/ArchieComics, 1998)


* SirCameosALot: There are only two ''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' games (not including remakes and ports). It doesn't stop the game from being referenced in several ''Sega Superstars'' games, ''Sonic Adventure'', ''Sonic Lost World'', and ''Sonic Dash''.

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* SirCameosALot: There are only two ''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' games (not including remakes and ports). It doesn't stop the game from being referenced in several ''Sega Superstars'' games, ''Sonic Adventure'', ''Sonic Lost World'', and ''Sonic Dash''.Runners''.


* SirCameosALot: There are only two ''NiGHTS into Dreams...'' games (not including remakes and ports). It doesn't stop the game from being referenced in several ''Sega Superstars'' games, ''Sonic Adventure'', and ''Sonic Lost World''.

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* SirCameosALot: There are only two ''NiGHTS ''[=NiGHTS=] into Dreams...'' games (not including remakes and ports). It doesn't stop the game from being referenced in several ''Sega Superstars'' games, ''Sonic Adventure'', and ''Sonic Lost World''.World'', and ''Sonic Dash''.


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* SirCameosALot: There are only two ''NiGHTS into Dreams...'' games (not including remakes and ports). It doesn't stop the game from being referenced in several ''Sega Superstars'' games, ''Sonic Adventure'', and ''Sonic Lost World''.


-->--'''Yuji Naka'''

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-->--'''Yuji -->-- '''Yuji Naka'''


* AnimeHair: In the first game.

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* %%* AnimeHair: In the first game.



* BraggingRightsReward: A Ranks.
* CatsAreMean: Clawz. Bomamba, to an extent, since the cats are her weapons [[spoiler:and her weakness]].
* ChasingYourTail: Most of the bosses, and all of the flight stages.

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* BraggingRightsReward: A Ranks.
Ranks don't unlock anything, but sure are nice to look at when selecting a level.
* CatsAreMean: Clawz.The first game has Clawz, a boss that looks lie a demonic feline. Bomamba, to an extent, since the cats are her weapons [[spoiler:and her weakness]].
* %%* ChasingYourTail: Most of the bosses, and all of the flight stages.



* ChristmasEpisode / HolidayMode:

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* ChristmasEpisode / HolidayMode: ChristmasEpisode:



* CultSoundtrack
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Claris (pink hair and eyes) and Elliot (blue hair and eyes).

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* %%* CultSoundtrack
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Claris (pink has pink hair and eyes) and eyes, while Elliot (blue has blue hair and eyes).eyes.



* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:[=NiGHTS=]]] in ''[=NiGHTS=]: Journey of Dreams''.
* DreamLand: Nightopia, the game's main setting.

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* %%* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:[=NiGHTS=]]] in ''[=NiGHTS=]: Journey of Dreams''.
* DreamLand: Nightopia, the game's main setting. setting, is visited by the main characters as they dream.



* EleventhHourSuperpower: The kids in both gain the ability to fly in the final stages. Dual [=NiGHTS=] during the final battle in both as well.
* EvilTwin / CainAndAbel: [=NiGHTS=] and Reala.
* {{Flight}}: An ability that [=NiGHTS=] possesses. As a matter of fact, a number of characters in the game are capable of flight.

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: The kids in both games gain the ability to fly in the final stages. Dual [=NiGHTS=] during After they reunite with [=NiGHTS=], they dualize simultaneously to engage the final battle in both as well.
battle.
* EvilTwin / CainAndAbel: [=NiGHTS=] EvilTwin: Reala has the same powers and Reala.
a similar appearance to [=NiGHTS=], but is blindly loyal to Wizeman and a true sadist.
* {{Flight}}: An ability that [=NiGHTS=] possesses. As a matter of fact, a number of characters [=NiGHTS=]' main ability. [[spoiler:The kids are also granted this power in the game are capable of flight.final level.]]



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:[=NiGHTS=] in the true ending]].
* GreenHillZone: Splash Garden, Spring Valley, Aqua Garden, and Pure Valley.

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* %%* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:[=NiGHTS=] in the true ending]].
* GreenHillZone: Splash Garden, Spring Valley, Aqua Garden, and Pure Valley. Valley all take place in grassy meadows.



* HubLevel: Dream Gate in ''Journey of Dreams''.

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* HubLevel: Dream Gate in ''Journey of Dreams''.Dreams'' is traversed to access each main level.



* KidHero: Claris, Elliot, Will, and Helen.
* TheLostWoods: Mystic Forest and Memory Forest.

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* KidHero: Claris, Elliot, Will, Will and Helen.
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Helen are all kids, but their unique Ideyas make them [=NiGHTS=]' only hope to stop Wizeman.
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TheLostWoods: Mystic Forest and Memory Forest.



* TheMaze: Crystal Castle.
* MonsterClown: Reala, Jackle, Donbalon, and possibly even [=NiGHTS=] itself qualify for this trope.
* MirrorBoss: Reala, especially during the first game.

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* %%* TheMaze: Crystal Castle.
* MonsterClown: Reala, Jackle, Donbalon, and possibly even [=NiGHTS=] itself qualify for resembles a friendly jester yet is explicitly stated to be a nightmare. Reala plays this trope.
trope much more straight, though.
* MirrorBoss: Reala, especially during Reala fights by attempting to trap [=NiGHTS] in a paraloop, and must be defeated with the first game. same strategy.



* NoBiologicalSex: [=NiGHTS=].
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Nightmaren are child-terrorising, soul/ideya stealing servants of an evil diety in the clash between good and evil, [=NiGHTS=]'s, Reala's and Jackle's jester hats are reminiscent of demonic horns too.

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* NoBiologicalSex: [=NiGHTS=].
[=NiGHTS=], being a nightmare, is genderless. Its voice and appearance are appropriately androgynous.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Nightmaren are child-terrorising, soul/ideya stealing servants of an evil diety in the clash between good and evil, evil. [=NiGHTS=]'s, Reala's and Jackle's jester hats are reminiscent of demonic horns too.



* PersonalSpaceInvader: The Awakers.

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* %%* PersonalSpaceInvader: The Awakers.



* PinballSpinoff: In ''VideoGame/SonicPinballParty'', of all places.

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* PinballSpinoff: In ''VideoGame/SonicPinballParty'', of all places.The series gets referenced in pinball tables in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' and ''VideoGame/SonicPinballParty''.



* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: The Reala battles in ''Journey of Dreams'' are more or less a game of dodgeball with explosions.
** Also, [=NiGHTS=] literally plays tennis with Reala in ''VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Tennis'', but that's more of an example of GoKartingWithBowser.
* PronounTrouble: [=NiGHTS=], whose androgyny causes a lot of people hiccups.
* ProtagonistTitle
* PuzzleBoss: All of them, but ''especially'' [[ThatOneBoss Bomamba]].

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* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: PlayingTennisWithTheBoss:
**
The Reala battles in ''Journey of Dreams'' are more or less a game of dodgeball with explosions.
** Also, [=NiGHTS=] literally plays tennis with Reala in ''VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Tennis'', but that's more of an example of GoKartingWithBowser.
* PronounTrouble: [=NiGHTS=], whose [=NiGHTS=]' androgyny causes a lot of people hiccups.
* ProtagonistTitle
* PuzzleBoss: All of them, but ''especially'' [[ThatOneBoss Bomamba]].
%%* ProtagonistTitle



* RubberyWorld: Soft Museum.
* {{Sampling}}: The track "Gate of Your Dream", which plays during the character select screen, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCGAa79_CD0 samples clips from the film]] ''Film/HomeAlone''.

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* %%* RubberyWorld: Soft Museum.
* {{Sampling}}: {{Sampling}}:
**
The track "Gate of Your Dream", which plays during the character select screen, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCGAa79_CD0 samples clips from the film]] ''Film/HomeAlone''.



* ShiftingSandLand: Stick Canyon and Lost Park.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Frozen Bell.
* SprintMeter: The Dash Meter.
* StealthPun: Reala's design features greasepaint makeup similar to Music/{{KISS}}, and he's arguably a crazy, crazy [=NiGHTS=].
* ThatOneBoss: Bomamba easily counts as one of these due to the nature of the fight: you have to get all her cats through the holes in the board. Sounds easy, right?
* TimedMission: All of them.
* TricksterArchetype: [=NiGHTS=], of course.
* UpdatedRerelease: A remake with updated graphics came out in February 2008. [[NoExportForYou In Japan.]] An HD rerelease came out in October 2012. Globally.
* UpgradeArtifact: The Persona in ''Journey of Dreams''.

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* %%* ShiftingSandLand: Stick Canyon and Lost Park.
* %%* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Frozen Bell.
* %%* SprintMeter: The Dash Meter.
* StealthPun: Reala's design features greasepaint makeup similar to Music/{{KISS}}, and he's arguably a crazy, crazy [=NiGHTS=].
* ThatOneBoss: Bomamba easily counts as one of these due to the nature of the fight: you have to get all her cats through the holes in the board. Sounds easy, right?
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TimedMission: All of them.
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the levels are on a strict timer. If it reaches zero, the fusion is cancelled and the kid must make it back to [=NiGHTS=] while avoiding a clock-like enemy. Touching this guy results in a Game Over. Of course, in boss battles (and the final level), the timer running out equals instant failure.
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TricksterArchetype: [=NiGHTS=], of course.
* UpdatedRerelease: A remake with updated graphics came out in February 2008. [[NoExportForYou In Japan.]] An HD rerelease came out in October 2012. Globally.
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2012 globally.
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UpgradeArtifact: The Persona in ''Journey of Dreams''.



* VillainousHarlequin: Reala, Jackle, Donbalon, and possibly [=NiGHTS=] at some point.

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* DreamsVsNightmares: Zig-zagged. Wizeman the Wicked is the leader and creator of the Nightmaren, an evil race of nightmare creatures, and he wants to take over the world. However, [=NiGHTS=], the protagonist, is a Nightmaren themself, who turned against Wizeman, showing that the Nightmaren aren't all bad. However, the good dream creatures, the Nightopians, aren't really active at all in fighting Wizeman, leaving [=NiGHTS=] and the human children they team up with to do most of the work. Basically, this would be Nightmare vs. Nightmares, except [=NiGHTS=] is fighting on behalf of the good dreams.

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* ClownSpecies: Nightmarens are a race of beings created by the [[GodOfEvil God of Nightmare]] Wizeman the Wicked to serve him and gather ideya from dreamers unfortunate enough to stumble across them. Third-Level Nightmarens are the least humanoid, resembling monstrous parodies of animals and cartoonish little men. Second-Level Nightmarens are similar to Third-Level Nightmarens but are much larger, acting as {{Boss Battle}}s, their appearance ranging from animal-like (Claws, Gillwing, Girania, Chamelan, Cerebrus and Queen Bella) to a more exaggerated toy and/or human-esq form (Jackle, Donbalon and Bomamba), all with a clown-like, ArtNouveau design to them. First-Level Nightmarens are both the most powerful as well as the most humanoid, their appearances the most unambiguously [[TheJester Jester]]-like ([=NiGHTS=] and Reala).

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* CultSoundtrack

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* PeterPanParody: The titular [=NiGHTS=] bears many resemblances to Peter Pan, most notably being defined by their ability to fly and the freedom it embodies. In ''[=NiGHTS=]: Journey into Dreams'', this is much more prominent, being a carefree TricksterArchetype with the voice of young boy (according to WordOfGod anyway) and the ClockTower iconic to the game resembling the Elizabeth Tower to accent it.


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* AllJustADream: The entire premise of the series.

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