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* IncrediblyLamePun: Turvia's gimmick is being upside down, aka Topsy Turvy.



** The first gun upgrade actually winds up being this in a way, as the ability to shoot below you actually overrides your ability to duck and shoot.


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* {{Pun}}: Turvia's gimmick is being upside down, aka Topsy Turvy.


* LethalLavaLand: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Volcania]], with extra emphasis on the "[[NintendoHard lethal]]".

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* LethalLavaLand: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Volcania]], with extra emphasis on the "[[NintendoHard lethal]]".lethal]]"



* SoundtrackDissonance: In the last level, the boss music reverts to the level music at Agathos if you beam down to his room from your ship.[[note]]The game decides to have mercy and gives you warp coordinates to the boss room when you enter it, seeing as you worked very hard to get there and probably had low health.[[/note]]

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* SoundtrackDissonance: In the last level, the boss music reverts to the level music at during the battle with Agathos if you beam down to his room from your ship.[[note]]The game decides to have mercy and gives you warp coordinates to the boss room when you enter it, seeing as you worked very hard to get there and probably had low health.[[/note]]


* AntiFrustrationFeatures: As [[NintendoHard brutal]] as the game can be, it has a few of these. Passwords, numerous health and armor upgrades (though roughly half of the health upgrades and the final armor upgrade are in [[GuideDangIt very hard to find locations]]), unlimited continues, and a checkpoint for the FinalBoss [[spoiler:and real final boss]] (''very'' useful given how long and difficult [[TheVeryDefinitivelyFinalDungeon Telos]] is).

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: As [[NintendoHard brutal]] as the game can be, it has a few of these. Passwords, numerous health and armor upgrades (though roughly half of the health upgrades and the final armor upgrade are in [[GuideDangIt very hard to find locations]]), unlimited continues, and a checkpoint for the FinalBoss [[spoiler:and real final boss]] (''very'' useful given how long and difficult [[TheVeryDefinitivelyFinalDungeon [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Telos]] is).


* AntiFrustrationFeatures: As brutal as the game can be, it has a few of these. Passwords, numerous health and armor upgrades (though roughly half of the health upgrades and the final armor upgrade are in [[GuideDangIt very hard to find locations]]), unlimited continues, and a checkpoint for each of the two final bosses (''very'' useful given how long and difficult Telos is).

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: As brutal [[NintendoHard brutal]] as the game can be, it has a few of these. Passwords, numerous health and armor upgrades (though roughly half of the health upgrades and the final armor upgrade are in [[GuideDangIt very hard to find locations]]), unlimited continues, and a checkpoint for each of the two FinalBoss [[spoiler:and real final bosses boss]] (''very'' useful given how long and difficult Telos [[TheVeryDefinitivelyFinalDungeon Telos]] is).



* BeefGate: There are some parts of the game that all but require you to take damage to get across, it's so difficult to pass. Then there are levels that have hazards so damaging, they'll kill you in one or two hits. [[GuideDangIt One of these levels is available right after the first level is cleared.]]
* BigBad: Though he's only mentioned, unseen until the endgame, Agathos is the one who shut down the compuminds of the United Planets. [[spoiler:[[DiscOneFinalBoss However]], he did it to stop [[AIIsACrapshoot the computer]] Kakos, [[TreacherousAdvisor Radís guide]] who led the compuminds in attempting to conquer the galaxy and wants Rad to reactivate them to try again.]]

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* BeefGate: There are some parts of the game that all but require you to take damage to get across, so it's so difficult to pass. Then there are levels that have hazards so damaging, they'll kill you in one or two hits. [[GuideDangIt One of these levels is available right after the first level is cleared.]]
* BigBad: Though he's only mentioned, unseen until the endgame, Agathos [[EvilSorcerer Agathos]] is the one who shut down the compuminds of the United Planets. [[spoiler:[[DiscOneFinalBoss However]], he did it to stop [[AIIsACrapshoot the computer]] Kakos, [[TreacherousAdvisor Radís guide]] who led the compuminds in attempting to conquer the galaxy and wants Rad to reactivate them to try again.]]



* DerelictGraveyard / GhostShip: The abandoned ship in the Asteroid Belt.

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* DerelictGraveyard / GhostShip: DerelictGraveyard[=/=]GhostShip: The abandoned ship in the Asteroid Belt.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:After defeating Agathos, an old man will come down and tell you that the Compuminds were EvilAllAlong, led by Kakos, and they were shut down to avoid them taking over everything. The final boss? Kakos. How do you fight him? Trick the torpedoes he fires to hit him, the small eye sitting on your ship. The challenge? [[InterfaceScrew Asteroid Belt controls]]. [[BlatantLies Don't worry, he's the easiest boss in the game.]]]]

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[spoiler:[[EvilAllAlong Kakos]] means evil/bad in Greek. Not much of a surprise, then.]]
* NamesToTrustImmediately: [[spoiler:By contrast, [[GoodAllAlong Agathos]] means good.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:After defeating Agathos, an old man will come down and tell you that the Compuminds were EvilAllAlong, led by Kakos, and they were shut down to avoid them taking over everything. The final boss? Kakos. How do you fight him? Trick the torpedoes he fires to hit him, the small eye sitting on your ship. The challenge? [[InterfaceScrew Asteroid Belt controls]]. [[BlatantLies Don't worry, he's the easiest boss in the game.]]]][[ThatOneBoss Good luck]].]]


''The Adventures of Rad Gravity'' is a PlatformGame released in December of 1990 for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem. It was developed by Creator/InterplayEntertainment and published by Creator/{{Activision}}. The player controls the eponymous space adventurer as he goes through numerous planets on his mission to reactivate the eight missing [[WetwareCPU Compuminds]] that were shut down and hidden by the game's BigBad, Agathos. He is guided by the only one left, Kakos, who is his ship's computer during the game. Along the way, he picks up various power-ups and [[HeartContainer Energy Units]] that make life easier...[[PowerUpLetdown usually]].

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''The Adventures of Rad Gravity'' is a PlatformGame released in December of 1990 for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem. It was developed by Creator/InterplayEntertainment and published by Creator/{{Activision}}. The player controls the eponymous space adventurer as he goes through numerous planets on his mission to reactivate the eight missing [[WetwareCPU Compuminds]] that were shut down and hidden by the game's BigBad, Agathos.[[BigBad Agathos]]. He is guided by the only one left, Kakos, who is his ship's computer during the game. Along the way, he picks up various power-ups and [[HeartContainer Energy Units]] that make life easier...[[PowerUpLetdown usually]].



* BigBad: Though he's only mentioned, unseen until the endgame, Agathos. [[spoiler:[[DiscOneFinalBoss Except not]]; itís the computer Kakos.]]

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* BigBad: Though he's only mentioned, unseen until the endgame, Agathos. Agathos is the one who shut down the compuminds of the United Planets. [[spoiler:[[DiscOneFinalBoss Except not]]; itís However]], he did it to stop [[AIIsACrapshoot the computer Kakos.computer]] Kakos, [[TreacherousAdvisor Radís guide]] who led the compuminds in attempting to conquer the galaxy and wants Rad to reactivate them to try again.]]


* BigBad: Though he's only mentioned, unseen until endgame, Agathos. [[spoiler: It's really Kakos.]]

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* BigBad: Though he's only mentioned, unseen until the endgame, Agathos. [[spoiler: It's really [[spoiler:[[DiscOneFinalBoss Except not]]; itís the computer Kakos.]]


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Rad has been likened to BruceCampbell, and the game can be seen as a parody in some ways.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Rad has been likened to BruceCampbell, Creator/BruceCampbell, and the game can be seen as a parody in some ways.


Most people would recognize it for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfwOuXPIhRM the title screen music.]]

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Most people would recognize it for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfwOuXPIhRM com/watch?v=O2S2_kLodIc the title screen music.]]


''The Adventures of Rad Gravity'' is a PlatformGame released in December of 1990 for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem. It was developed by Creator/InterplayEntertainment and published by Creator/{{Activision}}. The player controls the eponymous space adventurer as he goes through numerous planets on his mission to reactivate the eight missing [[WetwareCPU Compuminds]] that were shut down and hidden by the game's BigBad, Agathos. He is guided by the only one left, Kakos, who is his ship's computer during the game. Along the way, he picks up various power-ups and [[HeartContainer Energy Units]] that make life easier...[[PowerUpLetdown usually]].

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''The Adventures of Rad Gravity'' is a PlatformGame released in December of 1990 for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem.UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem. It was developed by Creator/InterplayEntertainment and published by Creator/{{Activision}}. The player controls the eponymous space adventurer as he goes through numerous planets on his mission to reactivate the eight missing [[WetwareCPU Compuminds]] that were shut down and hidden by the game's BigBad, Agathos. He is guided by the only one left, Kakos, who is his ship's computer during the game. Along the way, he picks up various power-ups and [[HeartContainer Energy Units]] that make life easier...[[PowerUpLetdown usually]].

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** The guys who steal Kakos and take him to Effluvia are pretty clearly Cheech & Chong.

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: The strongest armor in the game, the White Armor, is found very near the door to the final boss on Telos. That is, if you actually manage to find it.


* AntiFrustrationFeatures: As brutal as the game can be, it has a few of these. Passwords, numerous health and armor upgrades (though roughly half of the health upgrades and the final armor upgrade are in [[GuideDangIt very hard to find locations]]), unlimited continues, and a checkpoint for each of the two final bosses (''very'' useful given how long and difficult Telos is).



* GuideDangIt: Oh. So. Much. Sometimes the game tells you what to do, other times it should be relatively simple if you do some exploration. However, with fake walls/floors, unusual boss battles, hidden rooms, obscure ways to advance, and [[MagicalMysteryDoors a maze of identical doors, the wrong one of which will send you back to the beginning of the room or level]], a guide is the only thing standing between you and insanity.

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* GuideDangIt: Oh. So. Much. Sometimes the game tells you what to do, other times it should be relatively simple if you do some exploration. However, with fake walls/floors, unusual boss battles, hidden rooms, obscure ways to advance, and [[MagicalMysteryDoors a maze of identical doors, the wrong one of which will send you back to the beginning of the room or level]], a guide is the only thing standing between you and insanity. Good luck finding every item in the game as well.


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* IncrediblyLamePun: Turvia's gimmick is being upside down, aka Topsy Turvy.


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** The first gun upgrade actually winds up being this in a way, as the ability to shoot below you actually overrides your ability to duck and shoot.


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* ShoutOut: The two guys who steal Kakos and take him to Effluvia are pretty clearly Cheech & Chong, including their ice cream truck from ''Nice Dreams.''

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* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Rad himself.


* LostForever: There are some power-ups on Effluvia.[[note]](Don't worry, though; the only real powerup is optional and is an upgrade to the melee weapon, which became useless after the first level. You're going to regret missing those Energy Units, though.)[[/note]]
* MisguidedMissile: Used to defeat [[spoiler: Kakos]].

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* LostForever: There are some power-ups on Effluvia.[[note]](Don't worry, though; the only real powerup is optional and is an upgrade to the melee weapon, which became useless after the first level. You're going to regret missing those Energy Units, though.)[[/note]]
* MisguidedMissile: Used to defeat [[spoiler: Kakos]].[[spoiler:Kakos]].


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: There are some power-ups on Effluvia.[[note]](Don't worry, though; the only real powerup is optional and is an upgrade to the melee weapon, which became useless after the first level. You're going to regret missing those Energy Units, though.)[[/note]]


* RaygunGothic: Rad's big fishbowl helmet and he arsenal of weapons.

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* RaygunGothic: Rad's big fishbowl helmet and he his arsenal of weapons.weapons all give off this feeling.

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