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* DummiedOut: The hidden character Blarney can only be accessed by editing the game's .ini file and will crash the game if he's set as player 1.

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* DummiedOut: The [[ScrewedByTheLawyers For obvious reasons]], the hidden character Blarney can only be accessed by editing the game's .ini file and will crash the game if he's set as player 1.



* TakeThat: This game is notorious for having [[Series/BarneyAndFriends "Blarney" the Dinosaur]] as a hidden character. He attacks by shooting hearts and can't get up if knocked down. The game will even mock you if you somehow lose to Blarney, which you pretty much have to do on purpose.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat / UnintentionalPeriodPiece: This game is notorious for having [[Series/BarneyAndFriends "Blarney" the Dinosaur]] as a hidden character. He attacks by shooting hearts and can't get up if knocked down. The game will even mock you if you somehow lose to Blarney, which you pretty much have to do on purpose.


* KiAttacks: The humans can perform these, to help them match the natural distance attacks of the aliens.

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* KiAttacks: KiManipulation: The humans can perform these, to help them match the natural distance attacks of the aliens.


->''Because of the [[HumansAreWarriors aggressive tendencies]] shown by your [[StealthInsult semi-sentient species]], [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the Council]] has bestowed upon you the honor of relieving their boredom by [[LetsYouAndHimFight fighting for the propagation rights of the species of your world]].\\
[[GoodOldFisticuffs The combat will be weaponless]]. The matches will take place in a [[HardLight holographic simulation of you or your opponent's homeworld]], and will be farcast to the Council Chamber.\\
[[WorthyOpponent If you fight well enough]], you will be given [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption the honor of defeat]] at the hands of the [[FinalBoss Grand Champion]].\\
Failure to fight will result in [[EarthShatteringKaboom automatic forfeiture of propagation rights]].''

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->''Because of the [[HumansAreWarriors aggressive tendencies]] tendencies shown by your [[StealthInsult semi-sentient species]], [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness species, the Council]] Council has bestowed upon you the honor of relieving their boredom by [[LetsYouAndHimFight fighting for the propagation rights of the species of your world]].world.\\
[[GoodOldFisticuffs The combat will be weaponless]]. weaponless. The matches will take place in a [[HardLight holographic simulation of you or your opponent's homeworld]], homeworld, and will be farcast to the Council Chamber.\\
[[WorthyOpponent If you fight well enough]], enough, you will be given [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption the honor of defeat]] defeat at the hands of the [[FinalBoss Grand Champion]].Champion.\\
Failure to fight will result in [[EarthShatteringKaboom automatic forfeiture of propagation rights]].rights.''



->''[[OhCrap Oh, no...]]''

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->''[[OhCrap Oh, ->''Oh, no...]]''''


* TakeThat: This game is notorious for having [[Series/BarneyAndFriends "Blarney" the Dinosaur]] as a hidden character. He attacks by shooting hearts and can't get up if knocked down. The game will even mock you if you somehow lose to Blarney.

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* TakeThat: This game is notorious for having [[Series/BarneyAndFriends "Blarney" the Dinosaur]] as a hidden character. He attacks by shooting hearts and can't get up if knocked down. The game will even mock you if you somehow lose to Blarney.Blarney, which you pretty much have to do on purpose.


* TakeThat: This game is notorious for having [[Series/BarneyAndFriends "Blarney" the Dinosaur]] as a hidden character. He attacks by shooting hearts and can't get up if knocked down.

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* TakeThat: This game is notorious for having [[Series/BarneyAndFriends "Blarney" the Dinosaur]] as a hidden character. He attacks by shooting hearts and can't get up if knocked down. The game will even mock you if you somehow lose to Blarney.

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* FlawlessVictory: Just like most fighting games, whenever you beat an opponent without taking a single hit, the announcer says "Perfect!". In Xenophage's case, this trope is also inverted. Whenever you lose without landing a single hit, the announcer would now say "Pathetic!" in place of "Perfect!" as if he were calling you pathetic in regards to your skill (or lack thereof.)


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!!This VideoGame contains examples of:!!FIGHT!



* EasyModeMockery: You can't fight Champion and Grand Champion in the story mode unless you play on at least Normal. If you're on Very Easy you can't fight Parasite either.



* MiniGame: The hidden VideoGame/PacMan clone "Xac-Man", accessible by typing a code on the menu, in which you control Nick or Selena as they gather red dots and Argo Games logos while running from the other fighters.




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'''MEAT! FLAMBE! VICTORY!'''


* AlienBlood: Of the alien fighters, only Mouth, Toad, and Worm have blood that's some shade of red.
* DummiedOut: The hidden character Blarney can only be accessed by editing the game's .ini file and will crash the game if he's set as player 1.
* FightingGame



* MercyRewarded: After beating an opponent, you can input a button sequence to perform a "Resurrection", reviving them and giving you some bonus points. But the move only gives them a sliver of health, so it's mainly an excuse to beat them again.
* OffWithHisHead: Every character's "Meat" move is a decapitation. Except for Grand Champion, who doesn't get one.



* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Nearly every attack causes blood to spray out of the target. You can adjust the amount of blood in the game's options, or edit the .ini file to increase it even more.



* TakeThat: This game is notorious for having Barney the Dinosaur as a hidden character. He attacks by shooting hearts and can't get up if knocked down.

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* TakeThat: This game is notorious for having Barney [[Series/BarneyAndFriends "Blarney" the Dinosaur Dinosaur]] as a hidden character. He attacks by shooting hearts and can't get up if knocked down.down.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: After decapitating the opponent with "Meat", you can input another button sequence to torch the body with "Flambe".



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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Grand Champion changes forms after you empty his first health bar.


* KiAttacks: The humans can perform these, to help them match the natural distance attacks of the aliens.




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* TakeThat: This game is notorious for having Barney the Dinosaur as a hidden character. He attacks by shooting hearts and can't get up if knocked down.



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* FinishingMove: MEAT! (And occasionally FLAMBE!)
* InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath: There's no indication the aliens had any choice in this matter.
* OfficeLady: Selena
* StarfishAliens: None of the nonhuman characters even look remotely humanoid.


''Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport'' is a fighting game written for DOS, by Argo Games, and published by Apogee Software (now 3D Realms). It was originally released as shareware.

The story can be pretty well summed up by the page quote. You choose one of eight characters of various alien races (including two humans) and fight the other characters for the amusement of a mysterious alien council; the winner doesn't get their home planet blown up.

The game was discontinued on November 6, 2003, and was re-released as freeware on April 24, 2006.

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''Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport'' is a fighting game written for DOS, by Argo Games, and published by Apogee Software (now 3D Realms). It was originally released as shareware.

shareware, but has been freeware since 2006.

The story can be pretty well summed up by the page quote. You choose one of eight characters of various alien races (including two humans) and fight the other characters (as well as three boss enemies) for the amusement of a mysterious alien council; the winner doesn't get their home planet blown up.

The game was discontinued on November 6, 2003, and was re-released as freeware on April 24, 2006.
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''Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport'' is a fighting game written for DOS, by Apogee Software (now 3D Realms). It was originally released as shareware.

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->''Because of the [[HumansAreWarriors aggressive tendencies]] shown by your [[StealthInsult semi-sentient species]], [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the Council]] has bestowed upon you the honor of relieving their boredom by [[LetsYouAndHimFight fighting for the propagation rights of the species of your world]].\\
[[GoodOldFisticuffs The combat will be weaponless]]. The matches will take place in a [[HardLight holographic simulation of you or your opponent's homeworld]], and will be farcast to the Council Chamber.\\
[[WorthyOpponent If you fight well enough]], you will be given [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption the honor of defeat]] at the hands of the [[FinalBoss Grand Champion]].\\
Failure to fight will result in [[EarthShatteringKaboom automatic forfeiture of propagation rights]].''
-->--'''The announcer''', from the game's OpeningNarration

->''[[OhCrap Oh, no...]]''
-->--'''Nick''', in response to the above

''Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport'' is a fighting game written for DOS, by Argo Games, and published by Apogee Software (now 3D Realms). It was originally released as shareware.shareware.

The story can be pretty well summed up by the page quote. You choose one of eight characters of various alien races (including two humans) and fight the other characters for the amusement of a mysterious alien council; the winner doesn't get their home planet blown up.

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