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Ah, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. The bright lights, the cameras, the red carpet...

...and the perfect place to set your video game levels.

Studiopolis settings tend to be dominated by flashing lights and cameras, marquees and billboards advertising the latest In-Universe movies, and are often set in the game's equivalent of Los Angeles. Sometimes, this level will use other video game settings as film sets (e.g. Big Boo's Haunt for a horror movie, Space Zone or Eternal Engine for a sci-fi movie).

Expect enemies to be Paparazzi, Loony Fans, or related to the genre of film being made.

Compare Casino Park, when the level is set in a casino-themed area, Band Land, when the level is music-themed, Toon Town, and Wackyland. Also compare Trapped in TV Land, where characters go through the literal manifestations of TV shows and movies in another dimension.

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Please note games like movie-making simulators such as The Movies are set in this setting naturally and would be self-explanatory, thus should not be added.

Not to be confused with the voice acting studio.

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    Action-Adventure Game 
  • Luigi's Mansion 3: The eighth floor of the haunted hotel is Paranormal Productions, a movie studio themed floor which is the residence of a creatively blocked movie director ghost. Each room is a separate movie theater set modeled after a different genre of film with plots that must be acted out by the player in order to progress.

    First-Person Shooter 
  • Bloody Good Time takes place entirely on movie sets, being used as the stage for a Deadly Game where actors must kill each other under various different rule sets as part of a bizarre audition process.
  • Overwatch: The Hollywood map takes place in a facsimile of the famous tinsel town, with the first part of the map being a Chinese theater and the entrance of a movie studio. Upon getting into the next section, both teams then do battle in a fake Old Western town, with high-tech equipment and lighting hidden throughout. Then, the final phase of the map starts in the back end of the studio, with old props and other things stored aside. The end goal (for the attacking team) is to reach the director's trailer that's parked right outside another theater.
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    Rhythm Game 
  • The "What A Wonderpri World!" song from PriPara takes place throughout several movie sets.

    Role-Playing Game 
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga: As part of their quest to recover the four Beanstar pieces Mario and Luigi visit the Yoshi Theatre, a cinema that has movie posters put up in its lobby by its owner, Boddle. Fortunately for the brothers, Boddle agrees to give them the Beanstar piece if they can find seven Neon Yoshi eggs to replace it.
  • Undertale: Hotland is this combined with Lethal Lava Land. It's the setting closest to the CORE, which powers the entire Underground. It's also where Mettaton, the Underground's sole celebrity, lives and films his various TV shows. While most of his fans mean you no harm, he's gunning for you so he can rip out your SOUL and cross the barrier... but while he's working on that, he'll also have you on his shows as an honored guest. Pretty much everything in Hotland is named and themed after Mettaton, and there are cameras everywhere.

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