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Video Game / Bad Omen

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The evil demon never expected the blue sphere.

Bad Omen (a.k.a. Devilish in the USA; no relation to the book of the same name) is a very interesting take on the Breakout Clone genre, on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. The player controls two different paddles (or each player controls one paddle), one of which can change height and orientation.

Bad Omen displays examples of:

  • Battle Couple: As stone paddles, the prince and princess work together to smash the blue ball into their enemies.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just when it seems like all hope is lost for the prince & princess to have a happy life, the blue sphere comes to their rescue.
  • Breaking Out
  • Cue the Sun: The ending.
  • Darker and Edgier: Most Breakout clones don't have a dark evil/gothic/horror theme... or much of any concrete theme at all.
  • Deus ex Machina: A mysterious blue sphere, which the prince & princess can use to fight back against evil, just happens to fall from the sky.
  • Evil Counterpart: The final boss shoot out blue spheres similar to your own.
  • Evil Is Visceral: The final boss is a beating heart.
  • Excuse Plot: The introduction text is absolutely hilarious.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The evil demon is jealous about the fact that a prince & princess can be happy.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The evil demon should have thought of something else to turn the prince & princess into.
  • Lethal Lava Land: The volcano stage, complete with volcanoes shooting out fireballs.
  • Lucky Charms Title: The name of the demon.
  • Mysterious Protector: Nothing is ever explained about the mysterious blue sphere.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Defeating the evil demon results in the prince & princess turning back into human form once they get back to their kingdom.
  • Taken for Granite: The prince & princess are cursed to be stone paddles. The cover art indicates that they are actually statues who are stuck onto the bottoms of gigantic stone paddles.
  • Turns Red: All of the bosses of the "defeat" type.
  • Womb Level: The final boss battle takes place in one of these, complete with a big beating demon heart.

Alternative Title(s): Devilish