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* BulletHell: Not all, but the vast majority of the boss fights become this. Complete with a perspective shift to the standard horizontal shmup top-down view.

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* BulletHell: Not all, but the vast majority of the boss fights become this. Complete with a perspective shift to the standard horizontal vertical shmup top-down view.


* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Susk Marauder is very different from everything else you fight in the game, being a giant insect and one of the very few bosses in the game that's not mainly a BulletHell style boss.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Susk Marauder shows up unexpectedly and is very different from everything else you fight in the game, being a giant insect and one of the very few bosses in the game that's not mainly a BulletHell style boss.



* LightningBruiser: Makita is the fastest character, and has no problems racking up damage.

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* LightningBruiser: Makita is the fastest character, and has no problems racking up damage. The character select screen even labels her "Speed".



* MightyGlacier: Kyuzo is slow, but makes up for it with serious firepower.

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* MightyGlacier: Kyuzo is slow, but makes up for it with serious firepower.firepower and the highest defense. Fittingly, he's labeled "Strength" in the character select.



* TheManBehindTheMan: Troika is stated to be the chief assassin of the Dark Lord Imbohl in the manual, but said Dark Lord [[AllThereInTheManual doesn't show up in the game.]]



* WeaponOfChoice: Makita does close combat with a hammer and sickle.

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* WeaponOfChoice: Makita does close combat with a hammer and sickle. Kyuzo uses a dual-bladed sword called a "Hook".


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* CoresAndTurretsBoss: Many bosses take this form.


The game at first appears to be a 3D {{VideoGame/Contra}}-ish game (that doesn't actually suck), but [[UnexpectedGameplayChange then you reach the first mini-boss. The camera changes to an overhead view]], and you suddenly get [[BulletHell bullet patterns]] fired at you. This happens for about nine out of ten bosses in the game, with up to five bosses per stage for 19 stages.

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The game at first appears to be a 3D {{VideoGame/Contra}}-ish game (that doesn't actually suck), with BeatEmUp elements, but [[UnexpectedGameplayChange then you reach the first mini-boss. The camera changes to an overhead view]], and you suddenly get [[BulletHell bullet patterns]] fired at you. This happens for about nine out of ten bosses in the game, with up to five bosses per stage for 19 stages.



[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Unrelated to]] the [[Webcomic/TheRedStar webcomic]] of the same name.



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%%* ActionGirl: Makita
%%* BigBad: Troika
%%* BulletHell
%%* CoOpMultiplayer
%%* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Susk Marauder
%%* KillItWithFire: Kyuzo's flamethrower
%%* LightningBruiser: Makita
%%* MissionControl: Urik
%%* MightyGlacier: Kyuzo
%%* {{Mooks}}

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* ActionGirl: Makita
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Makita, who is the best character in the game when it comes to melee attacks. Maya qualifies too, though she mostly lets her magic do the talking from a distance.
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BigBad: Troika
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Troika, who also serves as the giant FinalBoss of the game.
* BulletHell: Not all, but the vast majority of the boss fights become this. Complete with a perspective shift to the standard horizontal shmup top-down view.
* CoOpMultiplayer: Two players can team up against everything the game throws at you. Can be slightly disadvantageous in some of the BulletHell fights, as the characters can block each other.
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GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Susk Marauder
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Marauder is very different from everything else you fight in the game, being a giant insect and one of the very few bosses in the game that's not mainly a BulletHell style boss.
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KillItWithFire: One of Kyuzo's flamethrower
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weapons is a flamethrower.
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LightningBruiser: Makita
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Makita is the fastest character, and has no problems racking up damage.
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MissionControl: Urik
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Urik. Only seen in the stage intermissions.
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MightyGlacier: Kyuzo
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Kyuzo is slow, but makes up for it with serious firepower.
* {{Mooks}}: As expected from the type of game, you'll be taking out a whole lot of them.


[[caption-width-right:350:AsskickingPose? AsskickingPose.]]

-> '''!ALERT!'''
-> DECISIVE ENCOUNTER
-> FEALTY IS DUE

''The Red Star'' is a 3D SideView BeatEmUp game, loosely based on a GraphicNovel by Christian Gossett, which takes place in an alternative future Soviet Union where there's magic. It was originally slated for UsefulNotes/{{XBox}}, but was instead released in 2007 for UsefulNotes/{{PS2}}. In 2010, it was also ported to UsefulNotes/{{PSP}} (lacking multiplayer in this version) and [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]].

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[[caption-width-right:350:AsskickingPose? AsskickingPose.]]

-> '''!ALERT!'''
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->'''!ALERT!'''\\
DECISIVE ENCOUNTER
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ENCOUNTER\\
FEALTY IS DUE

''The Red Star'' is a 3D SideView BeatEmUp game, loosely based on a GraphicNovel by Christian Gossett, which takes place in an alternative future Soviet Union where there's magic. It was originally slated for UsefulNotes/{{XBox}}, but was instead released a 2004 release on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, though following its publisher's bankruptcy it would only see release on the [=PS2=] in 2007 for UsefulNotes/{{PS2}}. 2007. In 2010, it was also ported to UsefulNotes/{{PSP}} UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable (lacking multiplayer in this version) and [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]].



Makita, a Nokgorkan rebel who emphasizes speed and fast melee combos.

Kyuzo, bodyguard who is slow but does a lot of damage.

Maya, a "warkaster" (fancy name for war sorcerer) who gets more powerful when the protocol meter is filled. Unlocked after the game has been beaten once.

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# Makita, a Nokgorkan rebel who emphasizes speed and fast melee combos.

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Kyuzo, bodyguard who is slow but does a lot of damage.

damage.
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Maya, a "warkaster" (fancy name for war sorcerer) who gets more powerful when the protocol meter is filled. Unlocked after the game has been beaten once.



** A surprising ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' of all things: the third mission has a pair of tanks called "Blue Steel" and "Magnum."

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** A surprising ShoutOut reference to ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' of all things: the third mission has a pair of tanks called "Blue Steel" and "Magnum."



* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: multikilometer-long MagiTek airships called "Sky-furnaces"

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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: multikilometer-long MagiTek Multi-kilometer-long {{Magitek}} airships called "Sky-furnaces""Sky-furnaces".

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[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Unrelated to]] the [[Webcomic/TheRedStar webcomic]] of the same name.


''The Red Star'' is a video game released in 2007 for [=PlayStation2=], originally slated for [=XBox=]. It's loosely based on a GraphicNovel by Christian Gossett and takes place in an alternative future Soviet Union where there's magic.

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''The Red Star'' is a video game released in 2007 for [=PlayStation2=], originally slated for [=XBox=]. It's 3D SideView BeatEmUp game, loosely based on a GraphicNovel by Christian Gossett and Gossett, which takes place in an alternative future Soviet Union where there's magic.
magic. It was originally slated for UsefulNotes/{{XBox}}, but was instead released in 2007 for UsefulNotes/{{PS2}}. In 2010, it was also ported to UsefulNotes/{{PSP}} (lacking multiplayer in this version) and [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]].



A [=PSP=] port was released in March 2010 through [=PlayStation=] Network. While largely a faithful port, it lacks the multiplayer. An iPhone version was also released in June 2010.

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''The Red Star'' was the last game developed by Creator/{{Acclaim}} before its first bankruptcy. It was eventually published by XS Games, one of Zenimax Media's (Creator/BethesdaSoftworks' parent company) budget game publishing labels.


A [=PSP=] port was released in March 2010 through Playstation Network. While largely a faithful port, it lacks the multiplayer. An iPhone version has also been announced.

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A [=PSP=] port was released in March 2010 through Playstation [=PlayStation=] Network. While largely a faithful port, it lacks the multiplayer. An iPhone version has was also been announced.
released in June 2010.


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Maya, warkaster (fancy name for war sorcerer) who gets more powerful when the protocol meter is filled. Unlocked after the game has been beaten once.

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Maya, warkaster a "warkaster" (fancy name for war sorcerer) who gets more powerful when the protocol meter is filled. Unlocked after the game has been beaten once.


'''''The Red Star''''' is a video game released in 2007 for [=PlayStation2=], originally slated for [=XBox=]. It's loosely based on a GraphicNovel by Christian Gossett and takes place in an alternative future Soviet Union where there's magic.

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'''''The ''The Red Star''''' Star'' is a video game released in 2007 for [=PlayStation2=], originally slated for [=XBox=]. It's loosely based on a GraphicNovel by Christian Gossett and takes place in an alternative future Soviet Union where there's magic.



'''Makita''', a Nokgorkan rebel who emphasizes speed and fast melee combos.

'''Kyuzo''', bodyguard who is slow but does a lot of damage.

'''Maya''', warkaster (fancy name for war sorcerer) who gets more powerful when the protocol meter is filled. Unlocked after the game has been beaten once.

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'''Makita''', Makita, a Nokgorkan rebel who emphasizes speed and fast melee combos.

'''Kyuzo''', Kyuzo, bodyguard who is slow but does a lot of damage.

'''Maya''', Maya, warkaster (fancy name for war sorcerer) who gets more powerful when the protocol meter is filled. Unlocked after the game has been beaten once.


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* ActionGirl: Makita
* BigBad: Troika
* BulletHell
* CoOpMultiplayer
* [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Giant Desert Fly From Nowhere]]: Susk Marauder
* KillItWithFire: Kyuzo's flamethrower
* LightningBruiser: Makita
* MissionControl: Urik
* MightyGlacier: Kyuzo
* {{Mooks}}
** [[GiantMook Giant Mooks]]
** ...and EliteMooks
*** Many of the above are FacelessGoons.

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* %%* ActionGirl: Makita
* %%* BigBad: Troika
* %%* BulletHell
* %%* CoOpMultiplayer
* [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Giant Desert Fly From Nowhere]]: %%* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Susk Marauder
* %%* KillItWithFire: Kyuzo's flamethrower
* %%* LightningBruiser: Makita
* %%* MissionControl: Urik
* %%* MightyGlacier: Kyuzo
* {{Mooks}}
** [[GiantMook Giant Mooks]]
** ...and EliteMooks
*** Many of the above are FacelessGoons.
%%* {{Mooks}}



* ShoutOut: By the boatload. The whole game is a love letter to old arcade action. The most obvious are [[{{VideoGame/Contra}} Kontrawall]] and [[VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}} Ikar]][[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} ius]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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By the boatload. The whole game is a love letter to old arcade action. The most obvious are [[{{VideoGame/Contra}} Kontrawall]] and [[VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}} Ikar]][[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} ius]].


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* ShoutOut: By the boatload. The whole game is a love letter to old arcade action. The most obvious are [[{{VideoGame/Contra}} Kontrawall]] and [[{{Ikaruga}} Ikar]][[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} ius]].

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* ShoutOut: By the boatload. The whole game is a love letter to old arcade action. The most obvious are [[{{VideoGame/Contra}} Kontrawall]] and [[{{Ikaruga}} [[VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}} Ikar]][[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} ius]].


!!''The Red Star'' provides examples of:

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Narrowly averted. Acclaim had the game completed already in 2004, but no one wanted to publish it before Acclaim went bankrupt. Three years later, XS Games luckily picked it up.

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