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Video Game / Fancy Island

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Fancy Island, also known as, is a browser Point And Click exploration horror game disguised as a kids' game. You play as a Cat Girl called Mimi, who enters the titular Fancy Island, a fantasy space where she must solve puzzles and fight monsters, and is told by the cat spirit that she must reach the gallery to win.

As soon as she gets in though, the game takes a horrifying turn as the nightmarish monsters appear. To progress, you must click your way through the maze-like website, battling the sinister forces of the Pieyama God.

Can be played here.


Tropes present in Fancy Island:

  • Amusement Park of Doom: According to an old newspaper page seen in the Fancy Island Archive, Fancy Island was once an amusement park that was abandoned when the caretaker disappeared, and then became haunted by the many spirits and monsters of the game.
  • Big Bad: The Pieyama God is the leader of the monsters who rules over the titular island.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Some of the monsters have these, and a few bleed Tears of Blood from them.
  • Creepy Cockroach: In the mobile version, smpmysteryroom.html has you inside a public bathroom, looking at the floor, with big roaches crawling on the screen.
  • Creepy Doll: Two types.
    • The Cursed Dolls are big doll heads with brown hair and bleeding Black Eyes of Evil, and will laugh if the player clicks them.
    • The Japanese dolls, reoccurring enemies that you must fight in a Whack-a-Monster game. One of them, Ichimatsuko, serves as a boss.
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  • Dark Is Not Evil: Yukan no Shounen and Akai-onnanoko are the only two apparitions who are not creepy or malevolent.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The Pieyama God is behind all the monsters and is, as the name suggests, a powerful god. It is the Final Boss and perfectly killable by a cute Cat Girl.
  • Driven to Suicide:
    • nikki.html has a diary written by someone who is suicidal. The June 15, 2009 entry says "Thank you to everyone who is looking at this diary. Please be happy for me.", presumably just before committing the deed.
    • One Dummied Out page has Mimi, the Player Character, jump off a building.
  • Easter Egg:
    • In the very first page, if you scroll through the character bios, there is a chance you will trigger a Jump Scare with one of the bios showing the Gallery Master.
    • If you go to the utsuru.html "livestream" at mightnight, Nui Kuchi, a floating head, will appear and Jump Scare the player.
  • Excuse Plot: Mimi the Cat Girl has gotten herself trapped in the titular Amusement Park of Doom, which is haunted by the Pieyama God and many hostile spirits. Get to the gallery to escape.
  • Expy: Purapura resembles an upside-down Jeff the Killer face.
  • Eye Scream:
    • onomureiminem.html has you popping a bunch of eyeballs in the wall in order to unlock a hidden door.
    • One of the characters has a knife sticking out of her eye socket.
  • Foreshadowing: The third page of the "How to Play" intro comic shows Mimi doing a puzzle with a wooden box with numbers on the top, where she must put in the right combination. This is an actual puzzle in the game.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You:
    • Konkon, a Jump Scare character, will bang on your computer/smartphone screen.
    • Yukie, another Jump Scare character, will crawl towards you at lightning speed and "break" through your screen, leaving a hole inside it.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Yukie seems to be completely naked when she attacks you, with only her Godiva hair covering her nipples. Being a horror game, this is played for scares.
  • Godiva Hair: Yukie has two strands of hair covering her nipples as she executes a Full-Frontal Assault on you.
  • Jump Scare: All over the freaking place. There's even one on the harmless looking first page- if you scroll through the character bios, there is a chance that this image of the Gallery Master will appear instead.
  • Luck-Based Mission:
    • edeuenatseurre.html consists of eight chests, one of them containing the key to the door. You must click on the one that has the key, but if you click three wrong ones, Psycho kills you and you get a Game Over. The location of the correct chest resets every time.
    • In atelierdesu.html, you start in a room, and you have to click left or right to get a painting with a gun inside it so you can shoot the enemy when you turn around. However, there is a chance you will not get a gun when you click on the painting- you need to keep clicking until you get the correct side with the gun.
    • The bonus Noh Mask coin game requires you to input coins which will run a slot machine until you get a circle. You only get 20 tries, and it is likely that the coin will miss or you will get an X.
  • Madness Mantra: In 2arcfancymain.html, below the ghost woman is a string of "I'm sorry" in Japanese characters.
  • Maniac Tongue:
    • Pieyama MK-2 has one to go with his Monster Clown look.
    • J-ker, the demonic schoolgirl, has one as well.
    • Crow, the floating face, has one too.
  • The Maze: mmeaizreo.html is a maze wherein you must rapidly go either left or right to escape the giant Noh Mask pursuing you.
  • Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book: One image in the gallery is of this, with a paper of a drawing of a boy with blood covering everything but the boy.
  • Number of the Beast: One of the hexes of the font colors for the line of text directly under the picture of Mimi is #666666.
  • Schmuck Bait: At one early room, you come across what appears to be a hallway in a library, with a door appearing to lead to the gallery (the goal of the game). Clicking the door leads to a trapdoor and death by spikes.
  • Sexy Santa Dress: Mimi wears one in a gallery image. It's pretty modest in comparison to most, covering her figure up until her boots.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Many of the enemies are this or have this appearance.
  • Surprise Creepy: The home page of the site makes it look like a typical, cutsey anime game, with a Moe Cat Girl going through the titular island and an also-cute cat spirit explaining the rules. But once you click on the image leading to the rest of the site, you are immediately greeted with what looks like the entrance door to a haunted house, and entering greets you with the unnerving head of what appears to be a Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl (or, sometimes, a Creepy Doll head which cries blood and creepily laughs if you click on it). And it all goes downhill from there, with Nightmare Face after Nightmare Face and plenty of Surreal Horror.
  • Surreal Horror: The web game takes place in the titular Amusement Park of Doom where all sorts of monsters, nearly all of whom have a Nightmare Face, dwell and attack the player. Gameplay consists of navigating the various webpages of the maze-like website, with surreal monsters like floating Evil Masks and doll heads that cry Tears of Blood, distorted heads that explode when you click them, the Monster Clown Pieyamas, a monster with an upper body consisting entirely of eyes, a slew of Stringy Haired Ghost Girls, and instances of The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You. None of it is given any explanation whatsoever.
  • Tears of Blood: Some of the apparitions do this, like the Elizabeth masks, Cursed Dolls, and Ellis.
  • Unexpected Gameplay Change: Most of the game is a puzzle-exploration-horror, but the cfoaansctyer.html room is a Rail Shooter on a minecart where you have to shoot down enemies as the cart moves to its destination.
  • Whack-a-Monster: The Japanese Dolls have two mini games where they will pop out, and a certain amount must be killed within the time limit.

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