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Video Game / Cyber Chaser

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Cyber Chaser is a 2013 Adobe Flash video game by Silen Games. In it, you play as an unnamed buff man who gets his car destroyed by a huge robot. He decides to take action and fight against them.

There are three in-game levels, or Episodes, in which you need to traverse a level and beat a boss at the end. Along the way, you must dodge obstacles and kill enemies, as the protagonist runs and the gun fires automatically. There are twelve weapons to use, as well as fifteen challenges and ninety-nine quests to beat.

The game received a sequel in 2015 called Cyber Chaser: Counterthrust, which mostly took the plot into space and increased difficulty as well as prices slightly. Other than that, it's pretty much the same game.

This game provides examples of:

  • Absurdly High Level Cap: The highest reachable level is 40, but the game can be beaten in the low twenties. It is largely there to provide an edge for Survival Mode.
  • Airborne Mook: Several robot enemies, especially those in later stages, fly and shoot at you in the air.
  • Big "NO!": The hero always screams out "NO!" when he dies.
  • Boss-Only Level: There are three challenges in which you only refight a boss, with it having more HP and no pickups.
  • Bottomless Magazines: The default weapon you've equipped has infinite ammo. It's the other weapons you can pick up that are limited, but they can bought later.
  • Degraded Boss: Survival Mode has previously defeated bosses appear as standard enemies. There can even be two or three of them at once.
  • Double Jump: You can jump in the air again to gain extra height. The Double Jump upgrade allows for up to four jumps in the air
  • Endless Game: Survival Mode, where your goal is to run as far as possible while less pickups appear.
  • Excuse Plot: As the game's intro shows, the plot can be summed us: "Robots appeared and destroyed your car, get revenge".
  • Flying Saucer; The Episode 3 boss is a red UFO. It being flying makes it more unpredictable than the other bosses.
  • Goomba Stomp: Stomping on enemies and other destructible things deals damage. It can be increased with the Stomp Damage upgrade.
  • Heroic Second Wind: If you lose all life and open boxes, there's a chance that a box will revive your character with some health.
  • Interchangeable Antimatter Keys: You get to use all keys that have been picked up after a level. Each opened box gets rid of a few keys, but they can be used on all boxes.
  • Jet Pack: You can use a jetpack if you have enough fuel to fly over a percentage of the level or a few kilometers in Survival Mode.
  • Mercy Invincibility: The protagonist gets a few seconds of invincibility after getting hit.
  • Mission-Pack Sequel: The game's sequel, Cyber Chaser: Counterthrust, is basically the same game with new graphical assets and higher difficulty.
  • Money Multiplier: The Double Coins power-up does what the name suggests for the duration of one stage.
  • Non-Lethal Bottomless Pits: Bottomless pits don't kill the character, just deal some damage.
  • Power-Up Magnet: The Coin Magnet upgrade affects the rate at which coins, gems, and fuel cans are naturally attracted.
  • Previously on…: Cyber Chaser: Counterthrust begins with a "Previously on Cyber Chaser" montage which shows three random stills related to the previous game's plot.
  • Red Is Heroic: In Cyber Chaser: Counterthrust, the protagonist wears a red suit and is the only character to wear red. Though in the original, he wore a white shirt and in fact, the enemies were red.
  • Spikes of Doom: Spikes appear as a common hazard, always dealing damage when you touch them.
  • Turns Red: The second boss turns more dangerous once it drops to 25% health, as it starts making damaging shockwaves every time it falls on the ground.
  • Video Game Flamethrowers Suck: Averted. The Flame Gun, which functions like a flamethrower despite the name, has a long range and the fire sticks around for a long time while dealing high damage.
  • Video Game Sliding: The player character can slide to avoid attacks or get under incoming obstacles.
  • A Winner Is You: Beat Episode 3 and you only get a screen with the hero shooting a mech and the text "CONGRATULATIONS! All Episodes Completed!"