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Doraemon: Nobita's Resident Evil (ドラえもん のび太のBIOHAZARD - Doraemon: Nobita no BIOHAZARD) is an indie survivor horror game created with RPG Maker 2000 by the author named "aaa". It is a parody/crossover of the first Resident Evil game which reenact Raccoon City's Mansion Incident in the context of the famous Japanese Slice of Life manga/anime Doraemon, starring the cast from the latter as the protagonists. The game is very well known for its darker interpretation of the lighthearted Doraemon series, as well as its solid gameplay among the Japanese RPG Maker community as well as the fans of the blue cat robot and his friends. The game has spawned number of Japanese-language spinoffs, remakes, and fanworks.

After a holiday on a foreign island, the cast of Doraemon, including the protagonist Nobita Nobi, finds themselves in a living hell when most of the neighborhood has either turned into flesh-eating zombies or been killed by them. After the immersed shock from losing his parents, Nobita runs away from the horde of zombies and takes refuge at the school in which he attends. There, he finds fellow survivors: his best friends Gian, Suneo, Shizuka as well as original characters Seina, Kenji, Toby, and Kaneda. The survivors decide to split up and search the school for an escape route. However, the further they progress, the monsters become stronger, and more casualties are made. Nobita finds himself facing the deepest secrets under his own school involving the Umbrella Corporation, its mutating "Tyrant Virus", and most shockingly, the fact that some of his best friends are not what they seem to be.

The game was not known to westerners when it was first released despite its popularity among Japanese indie gamers. In 2014, A translator Naoya Kiriyama provided the translation for the game, which can be found at his blog. More information about the game itself and the walkthrough can also be found on his site.

Examples found in the game are as following:

  • Affectionate Parody: The game is armed with dramatic sound effects and hilarious characters' voice clips.
  • Anyone Can Die: Being a Resident Evil crossover, there's bound to be a lot of deaths and Nobita's parents are just the start.
  • Apocalyptic Log: In Resident Evil fashion, you can find and read logs from notes, documents, to even computers that explain the situation from their perspective.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Similar to Corpse Party, monster A.I.s are programmed to just approach the player, meaning that they like to get stuck by unmovable tiles, facing one direction when you're standing on the other side.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Averted with the first game where the translation is pretty good, but played straight with the second game where while decent, it has a lot of misspellings and grammatical errors. Along with how Mr. Cash and Dr. Clone being called Khaxiu and Cologne respectively.
  • The Cameo: Albert Wesker himself makes an appearance in Mr. Cash's flashback, where he is the one to provide him with the tech and his private army to help aid in his goal of marketing his B.O.W.s to the criminals from Mr. Cash's timeline.
  • Children Forced to Kill: Nobita and his friends are forced to take up arms and fight for survival against zombies and B.O.W.s. Especially noticeable as while they have seen action in some movies, the enemies that they take down are robots rather than flesh and blood living beings as shown here.
  • Corrupt Bureaucrat: Minister Tao, a Jerkass administrator of the BSAA Far East Branch compound in Japan is responsible for starting the outbreak inside the facility, in the hopes of selling his bioweapons to the highest bidder (implied to be the Chinese Communist Party) while the BSAA soldiers are distracted with dealing with the said outbreak. Even his secretary isn't any better, who is revealed to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing and plans on selling the virus as well.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After all the crap the gang went through throughout the storyline, 2's ending finally gives them a break they deserve. Nobita uses a (still operational) Time Boat to erase the events of the biohazard incident, and go back to where it once was; (the now alive) Doreamon and co leaving the Mirror World with the usual gang, but with Seina and Dekisugi joining in as well (the latter, no longer being brainwashed), and the town goes back to normal without any hints of bioterrorism abound.
  • Epic Fail: When you play as Seina upon looking for a serum to cure Nobita's wound, you can shoot the guy and get an instant game over.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • Instead of military-trained adults, we have a bunch of children fighting against a Zombie Apocalypse.
    • The premise of the game itself also never fits in any of Doraemon series. While there are adventure stories about Nobita and friends fending off the danger of time-traveling criminals, outer-space aliens, rebelling robots, and even animals who gain sentience and grow to be too intelligent, none of those are on the same level of terrifying as this fanmade game.
  • Decomposite Character: Albert Wesker and his roles are spilt into several characters: Doraemon, Shizuka, and Dekisugi. And especially, Mr. Cash.
  • Derailing Love Interests: Shizuka, the original series' love interest, turns out the be an Umbrella spy and gets killed by Tyrant so that Nobita can hook up with Seina Midorikawa instead.
  • Dying as Yourself: After facing them in the sequel, Doraemon, Shizuka, and Dekisugi manage to snap out from their brainwashing right around their dying moment.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Doraemon, Shizuka, and Dekisugi are Umbrella agents. Justified as they are revealed to be Brainwashed and Crazy courtesy of Mr. Cash and his cronies.
  • Framing the Guilty Party: As revealed by Dekisugi in 2, they are not part of Umbrella, but they plan on using their name and logo to deflect suspicion off on Mr. Cash who is using Nobita's hometown as a testing ground for his B.O.W.s for monetary gain.
  • Instant Expert: The main characters learn to use firearms on the fly despite their lack of prior training.
  • Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence: Most monsters are stuck in only one room.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: None of the female OC's share the standard Doraemon art style for female characters, and has a bishojo look.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: The town's chairman Masamune Kaneda witnessed the deaths of his wife and kid with his own eye. He refuses to leave the school's infirmary. He is later killed by a Hunter.
  • Permadeath: Toby, Suneo, Seina, and Gian are all prone to Permadeath if you don't save them when they're in danger.
  • Shout-Out: Being a Resident Evil parody, this is to be expected.
    • When Nobita saw his zombified mother (Tamako) eating his father (Nobisuke), her close-up view is identical to the zombie eating a S.T.A.R.S. operative, complete with the dead operative's head rolling.
    • The T-002's introduction has him impale Shizuka when the latter ordered him to kill Nobita, much like how Wesker experienced when he did the same to kill Chris/Jill. The final battle with the Tyrant even has Suneo/Brad throw a rocket launcher so that Nobita/Chris/Jill can take it out in one go.
    • Dekisugi's B.O.W. form is a reference to Ricardo Irving's transformation in a desperate attempt to kill the heroes. Their B.O.W. forms are only vulnerable when the very host is exposed.
    • Mr. Cash's final B.O.W. form harkens back to William Birkin's final transformation where they are fought inside a Train/Time Boat while Nobita/Leon/Claire must finish it off quickly before it can advance (though the difference is that allowing Mr. Cash to get close will only increase the difficulty in dodging his attacks, and Doraemon will perform a Heroic Sacrifice when Nobita's pinned down and has to use Doraemon's Arm Cannon to finish Mr. Cash off).
    • The nanomachines being injected to BSAA operatives references Jake Muller's opening cutscene where Edonian rebels injected themselves with combat stims. Like the mentioned cutscene, the nanomachine/injection contains a virus under the guise of combat enhancements that unknowingly transforms the recipient into a B.O.W.
    • Likewise, the gasmask Tyrant like B.O.W. references the Ustanak, both being former humans who are injected with concentrated amounts of virus that turns them into towering, hulking beings (although the gasmask humanoid B.O.W. is referred to as a "Failed Specimen" and is not loyal to its employer).
  • Take Your Time: Averted. There's no time counter, but if you take too long when someone screams for help or when you need to find someone an antidote, they may die.
  • The Medic: Seina is skillful with first-aid procedures.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • Subverted with Dekisugi. He is pushed into a hole by a boss and is never seen again in the main game, but he is playable in the saved data, which shows how he escaped the school before it's blown up.
    • Played straight with Tobi as despite being one of the survivors who've canonically escaped the research facility along with the others, he is completely absent in the sequel. According to Damon, he was transferred to another facility presumably to examine him.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Two of them.
    • While Nobita and his friends are away on a vacation with Doraemon, the Tokyo residential area was hit with a T-Virus that resulted in the zombification of almost every resident within the area and well as allowing the release of B.O.W.s there. It is later orchestrated by Doraemon in order to test the effectiveness of the virus and the B.O.W., and as revealed by Mr. Cash in 2, he chose this specific area in order to get at Nobita as a form of revenge.
    • The BSAA Far East Branch facility was overrun by zombies while Nobita and his friends are incarcerated inside their holding cells with almost all of its personnel being infected. Minister Tao, the very director of this facility is responsible for starting the outbreak and all of the soldiers there are injected with nanomachines that releases the T-Virus inside of them in the hopes of turning them into Super Soldiers so that he can gather data and give it to the Chinese Government as a bioweapon to help subjugate their neighbors (with India as the first target).