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!! This The game received ports to several systems, such as UsefulNotes/AtariST, UsefulNotes/Commodore64, UsefulNotes/GameBoy, UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum.
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: All the bosses.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: All the bosses.bosses are much larger than you. That said, Minotaur's final form takes the cake in this departament - it's as high as the screen.



* CollisionDamage

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* CollisionDamageCollisionDamage: Each enemy can kill your character just by touching them.



* EpilepticFlashingLights: The cutscene that introduces Sequiro has several flashes from blue to white before eventually giving a painful wave of white flashes. It's not pleasant to look at.



* SequentialBoss: Minotaur has four forms, each one larger and with a new pattern. He's also the only boss in the game to do this.



* SuperDeformed

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* SuperDeformedSuperDeformed: All characters are fairly small with large heads.


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* TrueFinalBoss: Sequiro. You can only fight it in a separate level after beating both stories and beating it shows you the special ending.


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* WarmUpBoss: The six crocodiles have a predictable pattern and don't take long to kill, fitting for the first boss encounter.

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* SpinOff: ''Soldam'', a FallingBlocks puzzle game that stars Rit and Tam. It released to arcades in 1992, saw a Japan-exclusive Game Boy port in 1993, and was rebooted for the Nintendo Switch in 2017.


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The gameplay is fairly simple. On each screen, there is a set amount of enemies, and you must kill all of them to advance to the next screen. Your weapon is a magic rod that can immobilize enemies. You use the rod to beat enemies against the floor, or each other, until they [[CriticalExistenceFailure poof]]. The magic rods are also capable of creating ladders, since your character cannot jump.

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The gameplay is fairly simple. On each screen, there is a set amount of enemies, and you must kill all of them to advance to the next screen. Your weapon is a magic rod that can immobilize enemies. You use the rod to beat enemies against the floor, or each other, until they [[CriticalExistenceFailure poof]]. The magic rods There are also magic shoes capable of creating ladders, since your character cannot jump.jump -- since they never appear or get mentioned again outside the intro, this ability is sometimes attributed to the rods.


* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: The second quest. [[spoiler:You defeat the villain, but Rit and Tam's father is dead.]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: BittersweetEnding: The second quest. [[spoiler:You defeat the villain, but Rit and Tam's father is dead.]]


* {{Kawaisa}}: Even the bosses are cute.


''Rod Land'' (known in Japan as ''Yousei Monogatari Rod Land'', lit. "Rod Land: A Fairy Tale") is a 1990 arcade EliminationPlatformer by Creator/{{Jaleco}}. Rit and Tam must [[SaveThePrincess save their kidnapped mother]].

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''Rod Land'' (known in Japan as ''Yousei Monogatari Rod Land'', lit. "Rod Land: A Fairy Tale") is a 1990 arcade UsefulNotes/{{arcade|game}} EliminationPlatformer by Creator/{{Jaleco}}. Rit and Tam must [[SaveThePrincess save their kidnapped mother]].



* ArcadeGame: Originally. It was later [[MultiPlatform ported]] to just about everything that existed in the early 90's, including the NES, the Game Boy, and the Amiga.

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* TheTower: The high tower (or towers) where you must rescue Mom.


* CoopMultiplayer: You can play by yourself, or cooperate with a partner.

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* CoopMultiplayer: CoOpMultiplayer: You can play by yourself, or cooperate with a partner.


* CoopMultiPlayer: You can play by yourself, or cooperate with a partner.

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* CoopMultiPlayer: CoopMultiplayer: You can play by yourself, or cooperate with a partner.


* DamselInDistress: Rit and Tam's mom.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Emulate the arcade version. Assign "insert coin" to desired key...



* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Emulate the arcade version. Assign "insert coin" to desired key...
* DistressedDamsel: Rit and Tam's mom.
* HairDecorations: Rit and Tam each have a headband.



* HairDecorations: Rit and Tam each have a headband.



* OneHitPointWonder: Getting hit will cost you a life every time. This is basically the [[FakeDifficulty only thing that makes the game hard.]]

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* OneHitPointWonder: Getting hit will cost you a life every time. This is basically the [[FakeDifficulty only thing that makes the game hard.]]hard]].

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* SequelHook: In the arcade version there is a message saying "See you again" at the end of the credits, but there never was a sequel.


* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Subverted. Mom is in every tower, but the giant bird keeps kidnapping her and carrying her to the next one.

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Subverted. Mom is in every tower, but the tower. The giant bird keeps kidnapping her and carrying her to the next one.

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Subverted. Mom is in every tower, but the giant bird keeps kidnapping her and carrying her to the next one.


* AmbidextrousSprite



* AmbidextrousSprite

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