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1[[quoteright:320:]]²[[caption-width-right:320:"And you're tearing me apart!"]]²²''The Room: The Game'' is a 2010 flash game tribute to ''Film/TheRoom'' by Website/{{Newgrounds}} founder Tom Fulp. It was released on September 3, with art by [=JohnnyUtah=] and music[[note]]based on the original score of ''The Room''[[/note]] by [[WebVideo/OneyPlays Chris "OneyNG" O'Neill]]. It can be played [[ here]].²²Not to be confused with Fireproof Games' ''VideoGame/{{The Room|Mobile Game}}'', a PointAndClick game involving elaborate puzzle boxes, [[VideoGame/TheRoomRPGMaker the Room game made in RPG Maker]], or with ''VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom''.²²----²!!This game provides examples of:²²* AdaptationalBadass: Johnny, who becomes a OneManArmy when he reaches UnstoppableRage.²* AdaptationExpansion:²** Not only does it closely follow the film's story, but it fills many of the plot holes, follows up on some previously hanging threads, and even has a more sensible ending. [[spoiler:Turns out Johnny is an alien.]] Probably a reference to Tommy Wiseau's strange looks and mannerisms.²** Since the player controls Johnny, the entire game is from his perspective, which makes for new scenes that were only inferred and not seen in the film. Conversely, [[AdaptationDistillation the game also omits the parts Johnny wasn't present in]], such as Claudette and Denny meeting for the first time, and Mark and Peter's feud on the roof.²* AdventureGame: As in many WebGames, it's a [[StylisticSuck loving homage]] to early-1990s 16-bit games.²* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse. In the ending, [[spoiler: Johnny is an incorporeal alien sent to Earth to learn earth customs. When he kills himself, he's merely releasing his alien form to return to the mothership and, provided the player collected all the {{Plot Coupon}}s, shapes the Earth into a spoon]].²* AscendedExtra:²** Remember the nameless "Lisa looks hot tonight" guy from the movie? He is Johnny's boss now.²** Chris-R was in a single scene in the movie. In the game, he has several additional appearances, not to mention he actually has a bit of an impact on the plot when [[spoiler:he escapes from police custody, steals Johnny's car, and then kills Peter in a hit-and-run.]]²* BigBrotherIsWatching: If Hulk!Johnny smashes the crack in the hallway near Denny's closet, [[spoiler:it's shown that Denny has a room filled with video monitors recording everything in Johnny's apartment. He really does like to watch. Ironically, despite his enraged, hulk-state and rage at everybody and everything, he's seems [[ComicallyMissingThePoint perfectly fine with Denny and his surveillance]] and even entrusts Lisa to Denny's care (and doesn't notice the innuendo in Denny's "Oh, I'll ''take care'' of her, all right!")]].²* BrainBleach: As an in-game collectable, no less. There are six scenes that, upon witnessing, will have Johnny remark he wishes he could unsee them. Getting them all nets you an [[VideoGameAchievements achievement]]!²* BondOneLiner:²** When Johnny kills the "Bo$$", he then says, "Banking hours are over."²** He does another after tearing Chris-R apart: "Looks like my bite was worse than his bark."²* BrownNote: During Johnny's UnstoppableRage, if you go to the police station, the police will try to stop you. If you click on a police officer, you'll do an extremely deep "CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP!" which causes the cops' heads to [[YourHeadAsplode explode]].²* TheCasanova: Mark is made into a straight-up lothario in the game who can [[EvenTheGuysWantHim turn on women and men alike]], whose apartment is named "Mark's Love Shack".²* CatchPhrase: "You are our favorite customer," in addition to all the ones from the movie.²* CelebrityParadox: The game reveals that Johnny's bank's new client is "the acclaimed film writer, director, producer and star, Creator/TommyWiseau". He also made the movie that Johnny and Denny see.²* CharacterExaggeration: Played for laughs.²** Johnny is not only saying "hai!" to his friends, but to inanimate objects such as paintings, [=TVs=] and Mark's hot tub. He even has a welcome mat that says, "Oh hai, Johnny!"²** Denny's [[ apartment is a tiny]], [[ dilapidated janitor's broom]] closet [[RoomFullOfCrazy plastered with pictures of Lisa and a bucket for bathroom breaks]].²** Mark's [[ apartment is literally called]] "Mark's Love Shack". It's [[ a gaudy place]] with candles, a bar, a heart-shaped bed, an in-floor hot-tub, a fireplace, two big nude woman statues and a shrine to Mark, himself.²* {{Chiptune}}: Pretty much all of the music.²* CosyCatastrophe: An earthquake. Business goes on as usual, despite it being so bad that [[BrokenBridge it cut the game area off from the rest of the world]].²* CrateExpectations: Probably as an in-joke to other adventure games we see a couple of crates in Johnny's living room. You cannot do anything with them though.²* CurbStompBattle:²** When you're hulked out, you can go to the bank and fight your boss. Normally, Johnny has three options: "Throw Bottle", "Taunt" and "Run". Here he has one option: "Eviscerate".²** Even more so, Johnny wipes out an entire police department without even TOUCHING them.²* DeathByAdaptation:²** [[spoiler:The game chooses to explain Peter's inexplicable absence from the last part of the movie this way; showing him getting killed in a hit-and-run by an escaped Chris-R on his way to Johnny's party.]]²** [[spoiler:The flower shop lady, Johnny's boss, and Chris-R]] ''can'' die, although this depends on the player's actions.²* DevelopersForesight:²** It is quite amazing how much work they put into this. The final act [[spoiler:with Johnny's suicide]] can be ended in a minute or so by heading upstairs and using the gun only once. Yet if you go out back into the town, Johnny has dialogue for using the gun on virtually anything worth shooting.²** Also, it's likely you wouldn't think about showering [[spoiler:while hulked out]], but doing so shows a whole new set of sprites.²** If the player already has Johnny recording "everything!", Johnny will instead say "Good thing that I already record everything!" when the line comes up²* DittoAliens: [[spoiler: Johnny as an alien and his alien race....a whole race of glowing naked Johnnies.]]²* EasterEgg:²** Did you find any spoons?²** At numerous times, you can go into rooms when you aren't supposed to and see weird things happening, like [[spoiler:Mark and Claudette in his hot tub together, Denny enjoying himself on Johnny's couch before he goes up to see Lisa, Denny going the the bathroom in his janitor closet room, Mark worshiping his beard (which is now mounted on the shrine in his apartment), Claudette farting into a balloon (and Lisa calmly sweeping as if her mom's actions were perfectly normal), and Mark drawing a mustache on Johnny's picture.]] Johnny will comment on how this is something he wishes he could unsee.²* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In battle, Mark's special move is "Glamour", where he takes off his shirt and shows off his muscles to distract enemies. Both Chris-R and Johnny are susceptible to his manly charms.²* ExtremeOmnivore: You can make sandwiches with drain cleaner, rats and ''brillo pads''. You'll even get a medal for it (The "Nastwich").²* FalseFriend: The flower shop lady calls Johnny her "favourite customer" when he goes to buy some flowers from Lisa. If you go back there, she doesn't even recognize you.²* FanDisservice:²** When Johnny wakes up, [[ you have]] [[ to see]] [[ him naked]]. This is [[UpToEleven upped to eleven]] in the ending.²** Lisa's [[ pixelated boobs]]. Gah!²* FanGame: It's a game adaptation of ''Film/TheRoom'' film.²* ForegoneConclusion: Players are expected to have seen the film or at least know that [[spoiler: Johnny dies in the end]] because the game opens with a brief scene of [[spoiler:Lisa and Denny crying over Johnny's grave]].²* GatelessGhetto: There was an earthquake prior to the events of the film, so you can't wander "off set" because there are ''giant cliffs'' in the way.²* GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed²* {{Gonk}}: Johnny's sprite [[ looks like a Neanderthal]]. Steve's sprite [[ is also very ugly]]. Denny looks like a mini-[[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]] [[ with no nose]], Michelle has a [[ smiley kitty cat face while Mike has a weird googly-eyed face]], Lisa is [[ this cute chubby doll-thing]] with red lips and big eyes, the [[ shopkeepers & doggies are basically twins]].²* GottaCatchThemAll: There are at least ten spoons hidden throughout the game, all with different properties. You can find the Wood Spoon, the A.I. Spoon, etc.²* GunsAreWorthless: You are able to incapacitate Chris R. with a water bottle while he is shooting live bullets at you.²* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Carried from the original film, and added some more:²** The city's police department tell Johnny that he's their favorite citizen.²** Done with the CelebrityParadox with Tommy Wiseau, whom Johnny claims is "The best director/producer/movie star ever!" And is now the bank's favorite client. It's likely for this reason that the bank and later Johnny insists that his identity remains strictly confidential.²* HowWeGotHere: The game opens with Lisa and Denny crying at Johnny's grave, before starting the gameplay the week leading up to his birthday. This makes it all but obvious that it will end in his death. [[spoiler:And then the game subverts it. Johnny was actually an alien that just got rid of its human body.]]²* HulkingOut: In the end; Johnny actually does this....[[ turning into a big red muscle-Johnny]] whom the player can use to not only trash the apartment, but kill everyone in town.²* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: The clothing shop, flower shop and electronics shop are tended by three identical women with three identical dogs. The only way you know they're not one and the same [[spoiler:is that you can kill all three of them in Hulk mode. But not the dogs.]]²* ImprobableInfantSurvival: The animal version. Just try to kill the dog.²-->[[spoiler:'''Johnny''': "Oh, Doggy! I can't be mad at you!"]]²* IShallTauntYou: During battles, Johnny can taunt enemies by going "Cheeeep cheep cheep cheep cheep!". This makes Chris-R angry and will take extra damage if Mark attacks him in the same turn. Mark will either brush it off or start crying and be vulnerable.²* ItCameFromTheFridge: There is a minigame where Johnny can mix and match ingredients on the sandwiches he made for his friends, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse which they]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich never ate]]. Leaving the sandwiches on the counter turns them into this overnight.²* MindOverMatter: When the hulked-out Johnny attacks the police barricade, he'll mentally lift up a police car and crush one of the officers underneath it.²* MustacheVandalism: If you go into rooms when you aren't supposed to you can see weird things happening, like Mark drawing a mustache on Johnny's picture.²* MythologyGag: Your ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount in the game starts at $6 million dollars, which was the film's budget. ²* ParodySue: The game provides a very clear parody of Johnny's MartyStu nature in the film, by turning it UpToEleven.²* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Literally, through Johnny's UnstoppableRage.]]²** [[spoiler: Johnny doesn't hurt Denny during his rampage either.]]²* RunningOnAllFours: If you decide to kill Chris-R at the end, Johnny will chase after him on all fours like a feral animal.²* ScreenShake: In the beginning when an earthquake hits San Francisco and again at the end during Johnny's AngerMontage.²* ShoutOut:²** When Johnny confronts the bank manager after hulking up, Johnny tells him that he is going to [[Film/HardToKill take him to the bank... the blood bank.]]²** Before confronting the Boss, he says, [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight "But enough talk, have at you!"]]²** The battle theme starts with the iconic intro to the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' battle theme.²** When Johnny is in bed and awakens, the lighting changes and his eyes pop open, much like Roger Wilco regaining consciousness in the sleep chamber in the intro to ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon Space Quest III]]''. The shape of the bed, pillow, and cap, and the contrast of the blue palette conveying a room darkened at nighttime, are all details reminiscent of Mario sleeping in the NES version of the ending of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''.²** The Outatime Coffee sign is a reference to ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' and the [=DeLorean=] time machine, the "88¢ a cup!" sign refers to going 88 miles an hour, and expies of Doc Brown and Marty [=McFly=] mention the future.²* ShowerOfAngst: You can take one when Johnny is hulked out.²* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Johnny due to his body being nothing more than a disguise for his true, space alien self]].²* SpoilerOpening: The game opens up with [[spoiler:Johnny's funeral]]. [[spoiler:Subverted - Johnny doesn't technically die in the game. See above.]]²* StalkerShrine: Denny has one in his apartment for Lisa (which is a converted janitor closet). As with the film, Johnny thinks it's natural, brotherly affection for Lisa.²* TheStinger: [[spoiler:After the credits, you can see the doggy licking Johnny's dead body.]]²* ThemeMusicPowerUp: During the battle.²* UnexpectedGameplayChange: There is a minigame where Johnny races against Mark, and you have to jump over trees. [[spoiler:Later, you can do essentially the same thing while chasing Chris-R.]]²* UnstoppableRage: Johnny's hissy fit from the film is rendered as him [[spoiler:Hulking Out and potentially killing his boss at the bank, the cops, Chris-R, and the storekeepers]].²* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The cast don't seem to notice or care that there's a human skeleton in the alley by Johnny's apartment building.²* UnwinnableJokeGame: The creators of the game released what appeared to be the equivalent for ''Film/TheHungerGames''... on April 1st. It becomes a test to see how many times a player can take one of Clove's throwing knives to the head before giving up.²* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: The final scene allows you to break from the movie's script (which, up to this point, was followed very closely) and have Johnny go on a murderous rampage in addition to his temper tantrum.²* VoiceGrunting: During some parts of the dialogue, you can hear Johnny going "ha ha ha". His chicken impression is preserved as well, and various lines (including "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!") have the appropriate clip from the movie pop up as opposed to a dialogue box.²²----


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