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* {{Expy}}: The Vortex character is an odd mishmash of Franchise/{{Superman}} (hideout disguised as a PhoneBooth, red cape) and Franchise/{{Batman}} (underground base, black roadster).

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* {{Expy}}: The Vortex character is an odd mishmash of Franchise/{{Superman}} (hideout disguised as a PhoneBooth, phone booth, red cape) and Franchise/{{Batman}} (underground base, black roadster).

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* NoodleIncident: Nightshade's conversation with a bird. It has some kind of eye-opening revelation about frozen squid, but that's all we'll ever know.


* TinTyrant: Sutekh is clad in armor and a billowing cape, not unlike [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars a supervillain]] on ''Doctor Who'' which shares his name.

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* TinTyrant: Sutekh is clad in armor and a billowing cape, not unlike [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars a supervillain]] on ''Doctor Who'' which who shares his name.


* DudeWheresMyRespect: In ''Nightshade'', the titular superhero starts off in a sewer, which is about as low as his popularity. There are several city citizens with which to talk, like an old man who snubs you condescendingly or a librarian who always gets your name wrong, until you clobber a crime boss.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: In ''Nightshade'', the titular superhero starts off in a sewer, which is about as low as his popularity. There are several city citizens with which to talk, like an old man who snubs you condescendingly or a librarian who always gets your name wrong, until you clobber a crime boss.



* ExpositionFairy: An elderly fan of Vortex (he's wearing flair which says "Vortex is my chum") hangs around the first screen and dispenses hints.

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* ExpositionFairy: An elderly fan of Vortex (he's wearing flair a button which says "Vortex is my chum") hangs around the first screen and dispenses hints.



* GangOfHats: [[EvilBrit British gents]] in [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman in bowler hats]], [[RodentsOfUnusualSize mutant rats]], [[BaldOfEvil bald thugs]], and [[AmazonBrigade all-female]] [[HighlyVisibleNinja ninjas]]. Sutekh, naturally, is flanked by a small army of mummies and robotic jackals.

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* GangOfHats: [[EvilBrit British gents]] in [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman in bowler hats]], [[RodentsOfUnusualSize mutant rats]], [[BaldOfEvil bald thugs]], and [[AmazonBrigade all-female]] [[HighlyVisibleNinja ninjas]]. Sutekh, naturally, is flanked by a small army of mummies and robotic jackals.



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* KryptoniteFactor: There are secret sidequests you can go on to find an item that makes certain enemy types weaker.


* JustYouAndMeAndMyGUARDS: Sutekh sics mummies and statues on you during the final boss battle. This is if you neglected to protect the four treasures before you went around defeating the minibosses, in which case you fight them again instead.

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* JustYouAndMeAndMyGUARDS: Sutekh sics mummies and statues on you during the final boss battle. This is if you neglected made sure to protect the four treasures before you went around defeating the minibosses, in which case minibosses. If not, [[BossRush you fight them again instead.instead]].


* JustYouAndMeAndMyGUARDS: Sutekh sics mummies and statues on you during the final boss battle.

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* JustYouAndMeAndMyGUARDS: Sutekh sics mummies and statues on you during the final boss battle. This is if you neglected to protect the four treasures before you went around defeating the minibosses, in which case you fight them again instead.

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* KarmaMeter: Nightshade's "Popularity" meter which goes up from defeating villains and helping those in need. Among other things, you need to increase it to convince Vortex's computer you're enough of a hero to hand his operation over to.


** If you check out the crowbar at the beginning of the game, you will find a reference from ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'', a furry comic: [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/luisedgarf/NightshadeU-0_zps37f1f074.png A very odd romantic message written by Toki (A character from the comic who doesn't appear in the game) addressed to the heroine Erma (who she neither appears in the game either) appears.]] This is justified as the game was scripted by the Australian writer Paul Kidd, who worked with Albedo's creator, Steven A. Gallacci in some of his stories.[[note]]This also overlaps with GettingCrapPastTheRadar, being that ''Albedo'' is a very obscure comic, there's no way that Nintendo's censors could catch the reference, as Toki is female, and the crowbar thing is a reference towards the ''[[ADateWithRosiePalms Erma with a crowbar]]'' meme in the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, not to mention the fact there is a ''[[LesYay lesbian joke]]'' in a NES game.[[/note]]

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** If you check out the crowbar at the beginning of the game, you will find a reference from ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'', a furry comic: [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/luisedgarf/NightshadeU-0_zps37f1f074.png A very odd romantic message written by Toki (A character from the comic who doesn't appear in the game) addressed to the heroine Erma (who she neither appears in the game either) appears.]] This is justified as the game was scripted by the Australian writer Paul Kidd, who worked with Albedo's creator, Steven A. Gallacci in some of his stories.[[note]]This also overlaps with GettingCrapPastTheRadar, being that ''Albedo'' is a very obscure comic, there's no way that Nintendo's censors could catch the reference, as Toki is female, and the crowbar thing is a reference towards the ''[[ADateWithRosiePalms Erma with a crowbar]]'' meme in the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, not to mention the fact there is a ''[[LesYay lesbian joke]]'' in a NES game.[[/note]]


''Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh'', more commonly known simply as ''Nightshade'', is a game for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] released in 1991 -- the very end of that system's life. It was developed by Beam Software and published by Creator/{{Konami}} under their Ultra Games label. For plenty of reasons, the game was not successful and faded into obscurity. Yet, in recent years -- thanks to internet and particularly WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/JonTron -- it has undergone something of a revival, including being released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in 2019 courtesy of Piko Interactive.

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''Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh'', more commonly known simply as ''Nightshade'', is a game for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] released in 1991 -- the very end of that system's life. It was developed by Beam Software and published by Creator/{{Konami}} under their Ultra Games label. For plenty of reasons, the game was not successful and faded into obscurity. Yet, in recent years -- thanks to internet and particularly WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/JonTron -- it has undergone something of a revival, including being released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in 2019 courtesy of Piko Interactive.
Interactive, with another rerelease on UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch the following year.

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* VideoGameLives: A very unique take on the concept of lives: when you run out of health, Sutekh will put you into a DeathTrap. The first four times this happens, the trap will have some kind of puzzle that, if solved, will allow you to escape and continue, although the traps become complex and the solutions become trickier each time. If you run out of health the fifth time, however, Sutekh will dispense with the VillainBall and [[GameOver toss you into a freezing chamber from which there is no escape]].

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''Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh'', more commonly known simply as ''Nightshade'', is a game for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] released in 1991 -- the very end of that system's life. It was developed by Beam Software and published by Creator/{{Konami}} under their Ultra Games label. For plenty of reasons, the game was not successful and faded into obscurity. Yet, in recent years -- thanks to internet and particularly WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/JonTron -- it has undergone something of a revival.

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''Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh'', more commonly known simply as ''Nightshade'', is a game for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] released in 1991 -- the very end of that system's life. It was developed by Beam Software and published by Creator/{{Konami}} under their Ultra Games label. For plenty of reasons, the game was not successful and faded into obscurity. Yet, in recent years -- thanks to internet and particularly WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/JonTron -- it has undergone something of a revival.
revival, including being released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in 2019 courtesy of Piko Interactive.


* CreepyChangingPainting: A portrait of some random guy whose expression changes each time you see it. It's actually a time-lapse of his face going from a heavy-lidded smirk to a big-eyed scream. The second of such portraits is actually a ConcealingCanvas.



* SpookyPainting: A portrait of some random guy whose expression changes each time you see it. The sequence goes from "happy" to "TheScream".
** The second of such portraits is actually a ConcealingCanvas.


* BrownNote: Nightshade doesn't grasp how awful his whistling sounds, but it gets [[GoddamnedBats the bats]] off your back.

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* BrownNote: Nightshade doesn't grasp how awful his whistling sounds, but it gets [[GoddamnedBats the bats]] bats off your back.

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