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''Sayonara Wild Hearts'' is a story-driven RhythmGame[=/=]EndlessRunningGame hybrid, developed by a Swedish three-person studio Simogo, and published by Annapurna Interactive. It was released on September 19th, 2019, for UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, UsefulNotes/Playstation4 and for [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS devices]] and [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]] through the Apple Arcade.

Once upon a time, another, harmonious universe existed beyond ours, called the Astral Highways, and three divine beings called The Empress, The High Priestess, and The Hierophant, watched over it. One day, Death of the Arcanum teams up with the Devil, the Moon, the Lovers, and the Hermit to steal all the love for themselves, sealing it away in their wicked hearts. In response, before fading away, the Divine Trio set out to create The Fool to combat them, calling forth a heartbroken women to bring balance to all. [[RhythmGame All though the power of music.]]

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''Sayonara Wild Hearts'' is a story-driven RhythmGame[=/=]EndlessRunningGame hybrid, developed by a Swedish three-person studio developer Simogo, and published by Annapurna Interactive. It was released on September 19th, 2019, for UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, UsefulNotes/Playstation4 and for [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS devices]] and [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]] through the Apple Arcade.

Once upon a time, another, harmonious universe existed beyond ours, called the Astral Highways, and three divine beings called The Empress, The High Priestess, and The Hierophant, watched over it. One day, Death of the Arcanum teams up with the Devil, the Moon, the Lovers, and the Hermit to steal all the love for themselves, sealing it away in their wicked hearts. In response, before fading away, the Divine Trio set out to create The Fool to combat them, calling forth a heartbroken women woman to bring balance to all. [[RhythmGame All though the power of music.]]


* KatanasAreJustBetter: The Stereo Lovers wield transforming katanas.



* KatanasAreJustBetter: The Stereo Lovers wield transforming katanas.



* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The Game. Just in the Dancing Devil boss fight, the gameplay switches wily-nily between racing game, fighter, bullet hell and flying, all with little to no warning.

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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The Game. Just in the Dancing Devil boss fight, the gameplay switches wily-nily willy-nilly between racing game, fighter, bullet hell and flying, all with little to no warning.



* VomitIndiscretionShot: Little Death vomits after being punched the first time. A lot. It propels her backwards and forms a slightly odd section of her level where the fool rides after her on a spiraling road made of her pale green sick.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Little Death vomits after being punched the first time. A lot. It propels her backwards and forms a slightly odd section of her level where the fool The Fool rides after her on a spiraling road made of her pale green sick.

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* KatanasAreJustBetter: The Stereo Lovers wield transforming katanas.


Once upon a time, another, harmonious universe existed beyond ours, called the Astral Highways, and three divine beings called The Emperor, The High Priestess, and The Hierophant, watched over it. One day, Death of the Arcanum teams up with the Devil, the Moon, the Lovers, and the Hermit to steal all the love for themselves, sealing it away in their wicked hearts. In response, before fading away, the Divine Trio set out to create The Fool to combat them, calling forth a heartbroken women to bring balance to all. [[RhythmGame All though the power of music.]]

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Once upon a time, another, harmonious universe existed beyond ours, called the Astral Highways, and three divine beings called The Emperor, Empress, The High Priestess, and The Hierophant, watched over it. One day, Death of the Arcanum teams up with the Devil, the Moon, the Lovers, and the Hermit to steal all the love for themselves, sealing it away in their wicked hearts. In response, before fading away, the Divine Trio set out to create The Fool to combat them, calling forth a heartbroken women to bring balance to all. [[RhythmGame All though the power of music.]]



* BookEnds: The ''Wild Hearts Never Die'' medley ends with [[spoiler:one final section of ''Clair de Lune'', complete with The Fool falling off the road and catching the diamond butterfly, which turns into the pieces of her heart instead of the tarot card like in the beginning. The game itself concludes with The Fool, her heart restored at last, returning to her room.]]

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* BookEnds: The ''Wild Hearts Never Die'' medley ends with [[spoiler:one final section of ''Clair de Lune'', complete with The Fool falling off the road and catching the diamond butterfly, which turns into the pieces of her heart instead of the tarot card like in the beginning. butterfly again. The game itself concludes with The Fool, the protagonist, her heart restored at last, returning to her room.]]



* CardsOfPower: Tarot cards can become people, animals,obstacles, buildings, hover boards to traverse a dimensional space on, and vehicles to ride or weapons to wield.

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* CardsOfPower: Tarot cards can become people, animals,obstacles, animals, obstacles, buildings, hover boards to traverse a dimensional space on, and vehicles to ride or weapons to wield.



* FairPlayVillain: The Stereo Lovers give you The Strength to wield in a swordfight with them.

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* FairPlayVillain: The Stereo Lovers give you The Strength to wield in a swordfight with them.



* TheMarvelousDeer: The Emporer takes the form of a white stag.

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* TheMarvelousDeer: The Emporer Emperor takes the form of a white stag.

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* BookEnds: The ''Wild Hearts Never Die'' medley ends with [[spoiler:one final section of ''Clair de Lune'', complete with The Fool falling off the road and catching the diamond butterfly, which turns into the pieces of her heart instead of the tarot card like in the beginning. The game itself concludes with The Fool, her heart restored at last, returning to her room.]]


* TitleDrop: TheNarrator declares "Sayonara, wild hearts!" at the end of the credits sequence.

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* TitleDrop: Several. TheNarrator declares "Sayonara, wild hearts!" after you beat the Stereo Lovers and at the end of the credits sequence.sequence. [[spoiler:Also, the Divine Arcana finish their end-game speech with "Sayonara, wild heart".]]


* PlayingWithFire: The Dancing Devil's can attack from a distance with fireballs.

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* PlayingWithFire: The Dancing Devil's Devils can attack from a distance with fireballs.


* PlayingWithFire: The Dancing Devil's can attack from a distance with fireballs.

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* PlayingWithFire: TheMarvelousDeer: The Dancing Devil's can attack from Emporer takes the form of a distance with fireballs.white stag.



* PlayingWithFire: The Dancing Devil's can attack from a distance with fireballs.



* TheMarvelousDeer: The Emporer takes the form of a white stag.

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* TheMarvelousDeer: The Emporer takes TitleDrop: TheNarrator declares "Sayonara, wild hearts!" at the form end of a white stag.the credits sequence.


The game starts when Death of the Arcanum teams up with the Devil, the Moon, the Lovers, and the Hermit to steal all the love for themselves, sealing it away in their wicked hearts. In response, the Divine Trio set out to create The Fool to combat them, calling forth a heartbroken women to bring balance to all. [[RhythmGame All though the power of music.]]

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Once upon a time, another, harmonious universe existed beyond ours, called the Astral Highways, and three divine beings called The game starts when Emperor, The High Priestess, and The Hierophant, watched over it. One day, Death of the Arcanum teams up with the Devil, the Moon, the Lovers, and the Hermit to steal all the love for themselves, sealing it away in their wicked hearts. In response, before fading away, the Divine Trio set out to create The Fool to combat them, calling forth a heartbroken women to bring balance to all. [[RhythmGame All though the power of music.]]



* DiscOneFinalBoss: The last boss isn't Little Death even with all her form changes.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The last boss isn't Little [[spoiler:Little Death even with all her form changes.]]



* EnemyWithout: After Little Death is truly defeated in her final form, her and all the other arcana cards pull The Fool card, which manifested from her broken heart, out of the heroine and fuse with it. This causes it to manifest its own form which is a clone of her that recreates all their battles against her.

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* EnemyWithout: After [[spoiler:After Little Death is truly defeated in her final form, her and all the other arcana cards pull The Fool card, which manifested from her broken heart, out of the heroine and fuse with it. This causes it to manifest its own form which is a clone of her that recreates all their battles against her.]]



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The Fool's hair is a pixie cut until the end of the game, where she grows it out again after healing her broken heart.

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The [[spoiler:The Fool's hair is a pixie cut until the end of the game, where she grows it out again after healing her broken heart.]]



* HurtingHero: The prologue narration describes the hero as someone whose heart had been broken so profoundly that it echoed throughout time and space. The ending narration says she spent some time since spiraling into stages of depression before the events of the game helped bring her out of it.

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* HurtingHero: The prologue narration describes the hero as someone whose heart had been broken so profoundly that it echoed throughout time and space. The [[spoiler:The ending narration says she spent some time since spiraling into stages of depression before the events of the game helped bring her out of it.]]



* NarratorAllAlong: A variant. While the Narrator herself is a separate character, the credits reveal that the Fool was the one singing all the vocal tracks.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Each world that the cursed Arcana resides in does ''not'' sound to be the most pleasant place to live in.
** The Dancing Devils: Hatehell Valley
** The Howling Moons: Woe Woe Woods
** Stereo Lovers: Twilight Cry Sky
** [=Hermit64=]: Desert Of Doubts
** Little Death: Lovedead City
* NarratorAllAlong: A variant. While the Narrator herself is a separate character, the credits reveal that the [[spoiler:the Fool was the one singing all the vocal tracks. tracks.]]



* TrueFinalBoss: The last battle isn't with Little Death but with the manifestation of The Fool's own broken heart fused with the five arcanum that have been fought before. Instead of punching her, she instead has to kiss her in each of her forms.

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* TrueFinalBoss: The [[spoiler:The last battle isn't with Little Death but with the manifestation of The Fool's own broken heart fused with the five arcanum that have been fought before. Instead of punching her, she instead has to kiss her in each of her forms.]]


* canum is represented by a world where they are CardsOfPower that can become people, items, or locations. Vaguely existing in parallel pocket dimensions in another reality that is loosely connected in some way to the mundane world.

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* canum TarotMotifs: The Arcanum is represented by a world where they are CardsOfPower that can become people, items, or locations. Vaguely existing in parallel pocket dimensions in another reality that is loosely connected in some way to the mundane world.


* StumbledIntoThePlot: The Fool's world is literally turned upside down by the fairy the Arcanum sent to recruit her.
* TarotMotifs: The Arcanum is represented by a world where they are CardsOfPower that can become people, items, or locations. Vaguely existing in parallel pocket dimensions in another reality that is loosely connected in some way to the mundane world.

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* StumbledIntoThePlot: The Fool's world is literally turned upside down by the fairy the Arcanum sent to recruit her.
* TarotMotifs: The Arcanum
canum is represented by a world where they are CardsOfPower that can become people, items, or locations. Vaguely existing in parallel pocket dimensions in another reality that is loosely connected in some way to the mundane world.


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* TrappedInAnotherWorld: The heroine's world is literally turned upside down by the fairy the leading arcanum sent to recruit her help. They sent for her because her heart breaking and spiral of depression mirrored the disruption of harmony in their world by the five usurping arcanum. Fighting for their world also restores her broken heart.


* BalefulPolymorph: The fight with Hermit64 involves her transforming The Fool into a game card and loading it into her VR headset.

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* BalefulPolymorph: The fight with Hermit64 [=Hermit64=] involves her transforming The Fool into a game card and loading it into her VR headset.


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* TheChase: As an autorunner game (in the [[GenreBusting general sense]]) every level that involves the antagonists is this.


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* MushroomSamba: In ''Forest Dub'' one of the Howling Moon's tosses glittering powder at The Fool that makes her hallucinate the usual chase sequence through a psychedelic landscape involving actual mushrooms.


* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: The Fool's tactics are to mirror those of her opponent until she can create an opening to beat them. She flies after the Dancing Devils, returns fire to the Howling Moons, and takes over the snap-switching between worlds with the Stereo Lovers as well as beat them at swordfighting ''and'' swordflying.

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* BadassFingersnap: ''Parallel Universes'' has the Stereo Lovers switch the level between two layouts with a snap and near the end The Fool turns this around on them.
* BalefulPolymorph: The fight with Hermit64 involves her transforming The Fool into a game card and loading it into her VR headset.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: The Fool's tactics are to mirror those of her opponent until she can create an opening to beat them. She flies after the Dancing Devils, returns fire to the Howling Moons, and takes over the snap-switching between worlds with that the Stereo Lovers use as well as beat them at swordfighting ''and'' swordflying.



* EnemyWithout: After Little Death is truly defeated in her final form, her and all the other arcana cards pull The Fool card, which manifested from her broken heart, out of the heroine and fuse with it. This causes it to manifest its own form which is a clone of her that repeats all their battles where the heroine must kiss her instead to finally restore her broken heart.

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* EnemyWithout: After Little Death is truly defeated in her final form, her and all the other arcana cards pull The Fool card, which manifested from her broken heart, out of the heroine and fuse with it. This causes it to manifest its own form which is a clone of her that repeats recreates all their battles where the heroine must kiss her instead to finally restore her broken heart.against her.



* PlayingWithFire: The Dancing Devil's can attack from a distance with fireballs.



* TrueFinalBoss: The last battle isn't with Little Death but with the manifestation of The Fool's own broken heart.

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* TrueFinalBoss: The last battle isn't with Little Death but with the manifestation of The Fool's own broken heart.heart fused with the five arcanum that have been fought before. Instead of punching her, she instead has to kiss her in each of her forms.


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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Little Death vomits after being punched the first time. A lot. It propels her backwards and forms a slightly odd section of her level where the fool rides after her on a spiraling road made of her pale green sick.


* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: The Fool's tactics are to mirror those of her opponent until she can create an opening to beat them. She flies after the Dancing Devils, returns fire to the Howling Moons, and takes over the snap-switching between worlds with the Stereo Lovers as well as beat them at swordfighting ''and'' swordflying.



* CardsOfPower: Tarot cards can become people, animals,obstacles, buildings, hover boards to traverse a dimensional space on, and vehicles to ride or weapons to wield.



* CoolSword: The Strength card takes the form of a blade with a heart on its hilt that The Fool can sky surf on like a hover board. The Stereo Loves get a pair of katana that they can expand into truly ''giant'' blades that they can further combine and fly on like a razor blade fighter jet.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: The last boss isn't Little Death even with all her form changes.



* EnemyWithout: After Little Death is truly defeated in her final form, her and all the other arcana cards pull The Fool card, which manifested from her broken heart, out of the heroine and fuse with it. This causes it to manifest its own form which is a clone of her that repeats all their battles where the heroine must kiss her instead to finally restore her broken heart.
* EnergyBow: The Temperance card manifests a bow that fires homing arrows made of energy.



* FairPlayVillain: The Stereo Lovers give you The Strength to wield in a swordfight with them.
* FusionDance: The fairy the Arcanum sent to recruit the heroine becomes The Fool card and fuses with her.



* TarotMotifs: The Arcanum is represented by a world where they become people, items, or locations. Vaguely existing in parallel pocket dimensions in another reality that is loosely connected in some way to the mundane world.

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* StumbledIntoThePlot: The Fool's world is literally turned upside down by the fairy the Arcanum sent to recruit her.
* TarotMotifs: The Arcanum is represented by a world where they are CardsOfPower that can become people, items, or locations. Vaguely existing in parallel pocket dimensions in another reality that is loosely connected in some way to the mundane world.world.
* TheMarvelousDeer: The Emporer takes the form of a white stag.
* TrueFinalBoss: The last battle isn't with Little Death but with the manifestation of The Fool's own broken heart.


* TheNarrator: Done by Music/QueenLatifah, of all people. According to WordOfGod, her inclusion was both very last minute (i.e. a ''week'' before release) and only half-seriously considered until it turned out she had an opening.

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* TheNarrator: Done by Music/QueenLatifah, of all people. According to WordOfGod, her inclusion was both very last minute (i.e. a ''week'' before release) and only half-seriously considered until it turned out she had an opening. That lateness is why the marketing made no mention of her.

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