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Flat Kingdom is a 2D platforming game made by Fat Panda Games. One day, all of Flat Kingdom’s 6 magical jewels each representing water, earth, fire, wind, light and dark were stolen one by one from a mysterious thief. Our shapeshifting hero must retrieve all the jewels and save the world. It's all up to our her Flat to save the day. Released in April 7th 2016 on Steam and PlayStation 4.

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  • 2½D: Sometimes the background will interact with the game and some platforms and object appear in a side-scroller game.
  • Advancing Boss of Doom: After the Arachne boss makes her first appearance, she will chase you upwards and try to get you with her big limbs, acidic spit, her newly hatched offsprings and falling debris.
  • Advancing Wall of Doom: After you have defeated Quatzel, you will be chased by walls of lava flowing sideways that serves as this.
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  • Anvil on Head: You need to slam a heavy block right at Arachne's face to hurt her.
  • Action Bomb: The clockwork penguin will chase you and explode. They can be lured to break walls of ice to open hidden areas.
  • Attack Its Weak Point:
    • The triangular body section of Plantosaurus will appear after it's head smashed.
    • Cubic lumps that appear randomly on the Kraken.
    • Round bumps that appear on Hank and Quetzal when they get wounded by Flat.
    • The eyes and nose of Flateptal.
    • The big icicle forming on Fenrir's back.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: The square is the sturdiest form for Flat, which lets him push heavy objects. Especially so, when pitted against triangle shaped enemies.
  • Boss Rush: You have to fight the first boss from each level, in order to battle it out with the final boss.
  • The Cape: Flat wears them in later updates.
  • Catch and Return: Countering Hank's pufferfishes with the right shape will bounce them back to the boss, leaving a big lump on the orca's head. Flat can use this opportunity to get a second hit.
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  • Childhood Friend: Flat is one too Princess Tri.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: The Norn have different colors and shapes to show their attributes.
  • Collision Damage: Flat can kill most enemies when he touches them in the shape they are weak against. Enemies can hurt Flat too when he isn't when he comes in contact with them in the same or weaker shape.
  • Counterattack: Turning into the shape the Norns bosses are weak against will damage them when they try to hit you.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: The fox-faced mysterious thief is always a step ahead of Flat in retrieving the magic jewels.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Quatzel the leader of the Liztec tribe has never lost a fight until Flat came along. Although the story scroll says that whoever defeats the leader shall become the leader of the Liztec tribes, the lizardmen still attack Flat as if Quatzel was never defeated.
  • Difficulty Levels: You start with Flat Newbie, Flat Hero, and Flat Legend. The difficulty affects how much damage enemies will inflict on you. A quarter of heart in Newbie, half of the heart in Hero and an entire heart in Legend.
  • Directionally Solid Platforms: Flat can phase through some platforms from the bottom if they are shaped like lines.
  • Double Jump: The circle is the only shape that can do the double jump. You even get a triple jump later on in the game.
  • Electric Jellyfish: They discharge electricity for a short period of time when Flat is near.
  • Ground Pound: Doing a double jump and then immediately switch into square mid-air will lead Flat to drop hard on the floor, which is mainly used to break wooden platforms.
  • Heroic Mime: Flat the protagonist has never shown to speak.
  • Hive Mind: Arachne is said to be able to control all her offsprings with only her mind.
  • Indy Escape: There is a big rock blocking your passage in the second level of Flatforest. The only way to get through is to have it chase you.
  • Lethal Lava Land: Flateptal, Definitely not one of the bosses that dwell there.
  • Lightning Bruiser:
    • Flat's triangle form is the fastest out of his 3 forms. Very effective against circle enemies.
    • Triangle enemies are shown to be much faster and aggressive.
  • The Lost Woods: After the first jewel was stolen, every creature in Flatforest has suddenly turned hostile. Even the deer and rabbits are out for your blood.
  • Lizard Folk: The Liztec tribe are proud warrior race that devote themselves in combat and arts of war.
  • MacGuffin: The six magic jewels of different elements thought to keep Flatland in peace are stolen one by one.
  • Man-Eating Plant: There are smaller stationery and bigger mobile venus flytraps as mooks. There is a giant one that is the first boss of Flatforest.
  • Noob Cave: The second level of Flatforest turns out to be this. Since Flatforest is the first stage of the game, it matches the trope really well.
  • Our Liches Are Different: Our Norns Are Different: These three Norn Sisters are NO GODDESSES. They are actually skeletal liches that can only be defeated by striking the shapes they are weak against.
  • Rise to the Challenge: After the Advancing Wall of Doom sequence, lava will slowly rise. However, it won't pose much of a threat because floating platforms will rise up with the lava.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The Norns look like nothing that you would consider to be females until the game brings up the "sisters".
  • Savage Wolves: Fenrir, the Fierce Wolf of Storm serves as the second boss in Flatsgard.
  • Shamu Fu: The killer whale Hank likes to toss sea urchins and round pufferfishes to attack you.
    • The Pelicans and Seahorses love to throw or shoot differently shaped fishes at you.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: Flat can stay in the water as long as he like.
  • Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors: Circle beats square, square beats triangle and triangle beat circle.
  • Tree Buchet: When on a sticky catapult plant, you need to use the square form to store tension. Release in circle form for more height or triangle for more distance.
  • Under the Sea: The second level of Flatlantis is entirely submerged underwater.
  • Weapon of Choice: The Norns wield different weapons corresponding to their shapes. The circle one carries a shield, the square one wields a rectangle sword, and the triangle one holds a scythe.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The king, Square, and queen, Circ of Flatland.
  • Voluntary Shape Shifter: Flat can freely change his shape into a circle, triangle, and square at will.
  • Walk, Don't Swim: Flat's square form will cause him to sink like rock when submerged in water, but he can still walk slowly just like he does on land.
  • Water-Geyser Volley: They appear in Flateptal. Though some of them may be a hindrance.

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