Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicles is a videogame by In Utero published by Ubisoft and Nacon in 2001. The hero of the story is Cyprien, a boy who grew up in an orphanage after both his parents died on his birthday. Not knowing this, his friends organise a birthday party for him one day. Enraged, Cyprien goes to his bedroom, where his teddy bear Lenny attempts to console him. Cyprien responds that Lenny is only an Imaginary Friend, and condemns him and his world to oblivion. Lenny and Cyprien's friends then disappear and Cyprien is transported to Undabed, a once prosperous world that has been swallowed up by an enormous black wave leaving only a few islands, terrorised by the mysterious Master, whom now holds Lenny captive...
Guided by Wilbur, a talking elephant who travels around on a sling, Cyprien discovers that his make-believe alter ego SuperCyp is real in this world and the islands surviving the black wave are ruled by evil versions of his friends from the orphanage.
Originally conceived as a television series, Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicles combines a dark and surreal art style with traditional Platformer gameplay.
This game contains examples of the following tropes:
- Abnormal Ammo: Cyprien can put acorns, bubblegum, paper planes and forcefield generators in his slingshot.
- After the End: The game takes place long after Undabed has been completely covered by a black sea.
- Airborne Aircraft Carrier Airborne Aircraft: Flyville is a whole city consisting of this.
- Arrow Cam: When you shoot a paper plane.
- Badass Normal: Cyprien, who takes on most enemies in the game armed with only a slingshot.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Lenny literally says this to Cyprien in the intro, after Cyprien condemns Lenny and his world to oblivion.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Vincent's Island is swarming with giant insects.
- Big Eater: Joey's Evil Twin takes this trope to its extreme.
- Bilingual Bonus: See Punny Name.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The Sea Sewers are controled by mind controlled Folk.
- Brats with Slingshots
- Deadpan Snarker: Cyprien. He even manages to be unfazed in the Master's presence."Aren't you getting bored of this idiotic monologue?"
- Evil Tower of Ominousness: Loren Darith, a tower so massive that its top and bottom are always shrouded in mist.
- Evil Twin: Well, obviously. The islands are ruled by evil versions of Cyprien's buddies and Cyprien's Evil Twin turns out to be... the Master.
- Exposition Fairy: Wilbur the elephant ocasionally drops in to explain game mechanics and provide exposition about the game's world.
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: There's this part where you have to get inside the Teacher's head...
- Final-Exam Boss: The Master must first be fought as SuperCyp and then with all your power-ups after SuperCyp's death.
- Floating Continent: Big Joe's Island.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: It is implied that Lenny has long traveled through many worlds and that his teddy bear shape is not his natural form.
- Imaginary Friend: Lenny, but he might be more. (See A Form You Are Comfortable With)
- Giant Spider: Cyprien meets a very friendly one on Vincent's island.
- Humongous Mecha: The Sea Sewers.
- Level Ate: Part of Big Joe's Island.
- Lonely Piano Piece: During the final battle against the Master.
- Macro Zone: The classroom on Steve's Island, but oddly enough, not the rest of the school.
- The Master: The main villain is known only as this.
- Mr. Exposition: Wilbur the elephant.
- Parental Abandonment: Cyprien's parents both died on his birthday.
- Playing with Fire: SuperCyp's fireball attack.
- Punny Name: In the original French, that is. The Demis are people split in half ("Demi" is French for half) and they call whole people Tooz. ("Tous" is French for all.)
- Save Points: And you have to bring a camera too, otherwise you won't be able to use them.
- Shock and Awe: SuperCyp's lightning attacks.
- Super Hero: SuperCyp, Cyrpien's alter ego.
- Vent Physics: You have to shoot acorns at vents to activate them.