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Video Game / Flippin Kaktus

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Flippin Kaktus is an Action Platform Game by rage++.

The game casts you as an anthropomorphic cactus in 1984. He has just invaded the Calaveras Mansion (on a Sunday). After fighting his way through the compound and killing a bunch of Calaveras' men, he runs into a purple-eyed donkey. From there, we the player are taken on a journey that started many years ago, showing us what brought the cactus to where he was in the game.

The game was released on May 12th, 2022.

Flippin Kaktus contains examples of:

  • The '80s: The game is stated at the beginning to be set in 1984 (on a Sunday).
  • Autosave: The game has this function. You know it's saving when you see a white outline of a floppy disk on the screen.
  • Cactus Person: The Player Character is a living cactus.
  • Checkpoint: Faucets. A fireworks display goes off whenever the kaktus reaches one.
  • Flash of Pain: The kaktus flashes red when he takes damage.
  • Heal It with Water: Whenever the kaktus takes damage, he can recover health by standing in a puddle of water.
  • How We Got Here: At the end of the first level, which is set in 1984, the kaktus runs into a purple-eyed donkey who decides to tell the player how the events of the game got started, starting by saying "It all started, like, a hundred years ago...", before ending the level. Level two is then stated to be set in 1914.
  • Life Meter: Located in the top-left corner of the screen, it's represented by a line of squares.
  • Side View: Being a 2D game, it's presented this way.
  • Spike Shooter: The kaktus can do this. He has it in the first level, but loses it when the game flashes back, meaning the player has to get it later.
  • Spikes of Doom: There are plenty of these in the game. They will kill the kaktus instantly if he touches them.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: It the kaktus shoots something red, expect a large explosion.
  • Temporary Platform: Some surfaces will collapse under the kaktus' feet once he walks on them.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: The cactus is referred to as a kaktus, so it's probably safe to say that this trope applies.