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Frederic: Resurrection of Music is a Rhythm Game based off the music of Frédéric Chopin. Notes come down seven lanes representing a piano's keys (four white notes and three black notes) and must be hit in time. Golden Notes also appear after hitting enough notes in a row, and must be caught by clicking/tapping on them or pressing a random keyboard letter.

The game is also notable for having an actual plot with cutscenes, a rarity for rhythm games. Chopin has been resurrected in the modern age by the Muses to help save music from being overrun by greedy, talentless, mass-produced pop stars. To help him, he is given his old grand piano (which can now shrink to a convenient portable size) and a magical golden flying carriage. Frederic's search for the villain behind the music industry's decay takes him around the world, where he gets challenged to musical duels that consist of Chopin's own compositions arranged to fit his opponent's nationality.

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A sequel also exists, Frederic: Evil Strikes Back. In it, Frederic pursues a new villain, the Puppet Master, who kidnapped the Muses and stole Frederic's heart. This time, the music consists of original compositions made to sound like the style of various modern musicians.

Tropes found in Resurrection Of Music

  • Bonus Boss: Beating the game on Normal or higher unlocks one of three optional Arena Mode levels.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment:
    • The sheriff in the Wild West level is forced to beat Chopin in a musical duel, with the threat of being forced to dance to Swan Lake if he fails.
    • In the game's ending, Mastermind X is forced to listen to his own music (or, as he calls it "music substitute") which he claims can cause poisoning.
  • Mushroom Samba: The Caribbean stage ends with Rob vanishing in a puff of smoke. It's implied that Chopin just got high from second-hand marijuana smoke and hallucinated everything in this level.
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  • Nap-Inducing Speak: The opponent for the Moscow stage boasts that nobody can get through one of his concerts without falling asleep.
  • Undeathly Pallor: Chopin has bluish white skin as a result of being undead. He regains a normal skin tone in the final level.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Yes, Frederic Chopin, the long-deceased famous composer, is alive in the modern age. Yes, everybody knows it's him. No, nobody ever considers this unusual in the least.

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Tropes found in ''Evil Strikes Back

  • Damsel in Distress: The Muses are captured by the Puppet Master in the intro.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The man Frederic helps in London's intro cutscene. He's looking for his car, which is actually a tank. Somehow he loses it in a parking lot full of cars that clearly aren't tanks.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Most opponents are based off real musicians.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Frederic gains purple Spiky Hair during the final battle after receiving the Muses' power.
  • Sequel Difficulty Spike: The very first song is harder than Resurrection's final song. The scoring system is also stricter in letting you pass a song.

Alternative Title(s): Frederic Evil Strikes Back

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