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Cookie Run: Kingdom (additionally known as Cookie Kingdom) is a non-runner spinoff of the Cookie Run series, released on January 20th, 2021 by the South Korean company Devsisters, after much promotion and fanfare, with over three million downloads preregistered. Not unlike its predecessor, players assume the role of various cute, sentient gingerbread-man-style Cookies, but this time is to build a kingdom for your own ruling, defend it from the Cake Monsters - those thanks to the Witch’s Life Powder also came to life, and unravel the story revolves around the great Vanilla Kingdom that once existed on this land. In another word, it’s a free-to-play RPG and city builder hybrid.

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Tropes found in Cookie Run Kingdom:

  • Achievement Mockery: There are rewards for failing to upgrade your toppings.
  • Action Girl: While most of the female Cookies qualify, Chili Cookie and Strawberry Cookie deserve a special mention for being in the story-canon unit, and also the first two female members you can get.
  • After the End: The main story takes place a long time after the Final Battle between The Five and Dark Enchantress Cookie, which resulted in their disappearance. Without the heroes’ guidance, the ancient Cookie kingdoms crumbled and fell into ruin, and to rise another up is our objective in the game.
  • All There in the Manual: Most of the information about the Five, ancient Cookie Kingdoms, and the worldbuilding are all in the Cookie Run: Kingdom official artbook.
  • Ancient Egypt: The Golden Cheese Kingdom’s aesthetic, down to their architecture and ruling system.
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  • Another Side, Another Story: Dark Mode, which lets you play through more difficult versions of previously completed episodes. While netting additional rewards, players look into the perspective of Pomegranate Cookie's group. Said mode also requires that you get all stars from the main story's episodes to progress.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Hey, it’s Cookie Run after all. Here, aside from the humanoid Cookies we are all familiar with, we also have the living Bear Jellies and the Sugar Gnomes.
  • Ascended Meme: One of the loading screen tips mentions that Angel Cookie is known for "the stare," referencing his hilariously Off-Model stare from an event in the main game. He can even be seen doing it sometimes as one of his idle animations in the town!
  • Backstory Horror: Three words, Dark Flour War. Dear god, the burnt flour being Cookies’ corpses crushed into dust... Then there’s the fall of the kingdoms after their rulers’ disappearance - presumably dead, and are now empty ruins plagued with hordes of monsters. Strawberry Cookie also mentioned seeing another sentient gingerbread man get eaten while she was escaping the Witch’s house.
  • Character Class System: While every Cookie has their own unique skill and stats, they're organized into distinct classes, which serve as a broad description of what they do in battle (and determine what kind of powder you need to level up their skill). These include:
    • Charge characters for damage-focused or all-round frontline fighters.
    • Defense characters for more defense-oriented frontline fighters.
    • Ambush characters, who deal heavy damage and specialize in attacking the enemy's back row.
    • Bombers, who focus on powerful attacks that often deal area-of-effect damage.
    • Ranged characters, single-target attackers stationed in the rear.
    • Healers, who are usually in the rear, and Support characters, who can be in the rear or in the middle - both of these focus on healing and buffing their allies.
    • Magic characters, who are mostly notable for their skill rather than their stats - usually an area-of-effect attack that hits multiple times, or something that allows them to summon minions.
  • Cooldown: As per the RPG element, each Cookie has a fixed waiting time before they can use their skill again. Wise usage of time is the key to victory.
  • Darker and Edgier: Unlike the main franchise which most of the time has an Excuse Plot, the plot of Kingdom is significantly more complex and include heavier subjects in every corner possible. By heavier, we mean a literal war and the collapse of an entire Cookie civilization following their leaders’ assuming death.
    • So does the appropriately-named Dark Mode compared to the main plotline, particularly since it focuses on how Dark Choco Cookie fell from grace.
  • Embarrassing First Name: The Choco Werehound Brute's real name is Schwarzwäldernote . He gets embarrassed when Licorice Cookie calls him by it.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: Similar to Ovenbreak, the animation that plays when you use the Gacha is affected by what you're going to get. If only Gingerbrave opens the oven door and the witch doesn’t return to look at you, don’t have your hope high - you’ll get Soulstones. On the other hand, if Gingerbrave, Clover Cookie and Custard Cookie III open the door and the witch looks at you with laughably cutesy eyes, go open a bottle because an Epic is coming.
  • Frothy Mugs of Water: Averted, one of the pilgrims at the Traveler's Rest is indicated to be intoxicated.
  • Grim Up North: Dark Cacao Kingdom, which was founded on the edge of the Giant Icing Ridge, a land of perpetual snowfall which beckons a life of austerity and perseverance. The climate was very harsh.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted for beginning Cookies that consists of three males (four; counting pre-registered players who got Clover Cookie) and two females. The female Cookies are involved in direct combat while other male Cookies shoot magic against enemies (only one male Cookie is involved in direct combat)
  • Hidden Purpose Test: The test to deem those worthy to access the lost Vanilla Kingdom is revealed to be a farce in hopes of preventing anyone from restoring it, as doing so is said to bring back Dark Enchantress Cookie.
  • Item Crafting: A massive part of the game. You create everything from food to tools, except the buildings - the Sugar Gnomes will help you with that. Tools are also essential to progress the story map.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When White Lily Cookie seems to be trapped within a moonstone, Gingerbrave smashes it to bits... only to unseal Dark Enchantress Cookie in the process.
  • Play Every Day: Daily log-in bonuses are commonly granted.
  • Simulation Game: Half of the game consists of developing a new kingdom. This requires to set up new buildings and gather ingredients and tools for them.
  • Skill Gate Characters: Most Common Rank Cookies are qualified as this since their skill sets gives novice players the baseline understanding as to what their classes are like, which is due to being easily obtainable from gacha mechanic (meaning they can get promoted up to 5 stars very easily). But falls off real quickly in the early-game since they don't provide any useful status buffs nor debuffs to help the team and are easily benched when players starts getting better ranked Cookies.
  • Starter Mon: Of both introducing Ranks and Roles each starter units play as.
    • Gingerbrave, Strawberry Cookie, and Wizard Cookie are the first three Common Units players get for free, as well as introducing their roles of Charge, Defense, and Magic respectively.
    • Chili Pepper Cookie is the first Epic Unit to get for free in a gacha tutorial (in-turn, introducing how gacha mechanics work in-game), along with introducing the Ambush role to the players.
    • Custard Cookie III and Clover Cookienote  are free-Rare Units that introduces Support Party Member in a form of Healing and Support roles respectively.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Cookies gain voiced lines in the game (though currently only in Korean.)
  • Sugar Apocalypse: The Dark Flour War that almost destroyed the whole Cookie civilization had the Five Heroes not risen. Following the Five’s disappearance, their subjects could not handle the overwhelming Darkness and the aforementioned civilization collapsed.
  • Squishy Wizard: Most of Magic Class units are qualified as this (some of them being Glass Cannon) since they are main damage dealers of the team but needed front line units to defend them against enemies that can easily take them out. Other mid-lane units, such as Bombs and Ambush, also qualify but without pure magic at their disposal.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Strawberry Cookie and Chili Pepper Cookie are the only two female Cookies in Gingerbrave's main group. Inverted with the five legendary hero Cookies, where Pure Vanilla Cookie and (presumably) Dark Cacao Cookie are the only males in the group.

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