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Full Metal Furies is a Beat 'em Up Action game by Cellar Door Games. It was released on January 17, 2018.

Following the death of king Prometheus, various factions have started fighting for power in the land. The most prominent are led by Titans, who will inevitably cause nothing but devastation as they go to war. To prevent this, a team of four women calling themselves the Furies have taken up arms, and set out to beat up everyone in their way.

This game makes use of the following tropes:

  • Action Bomb: Time Bomb and its varieties: JustInTimeBomb, [JustInTimeBomberLake] and La Bomba.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Lelantos' scorpion-like tail replaces the stinger with a giant lazer sniper rifle.
  • Bonus Boss: Ferryman Charon, using his Rogue Legacy depiction, and utilizing traits from that game (such as the screen-flipping Vertigo) in battle.
  • Crosshair Aware: Present in practically all the Titans' fights. Necessary too, given just how much punishment they drop from above (or sometimes below) the playing area.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Since none of the Titans die permanently, they can afford to be magnanimous with the Furies once the latter defeated them. Prometheus outright says "I trust you will keep things in order while I'm away. Good luck saving the world." before fading away, once the Furies convinced him there was no one right answer he could have imposed on all of the humanity.
  • Desperation Attack: At the end of his battle, Coeus decides to address the Furies by straight-up deploying a nuke. However, Lelantos shot him in the exposed back through the open nuke hatch before he could actually use it.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Parodied with the Man Furies boss fight. They call themselves Furies 2.0, being bigger, stronger and manlier. Once defeated, Triss mockingly describes them as Furies 0.2
  • Drop the Hammer: Alex fights with an enormous one. It is also wielded by the Super Mario Bros.-style enemies: Hammer Walugario, Hammer Mario, Hammer Time and the Spinetti Bros.
  • Dual Boss: Several of the King Mook battles, like Pounce and Lion. Also, Lelantos turns out to be the shared name of the Titan brothers Lel and Tos. They reveal this midway through the fight, when the second brother joins the battle.
  • Elite Mook: Every enemy type comes in four varieties: the regular one, the elite one, a couple of minibosses, and a King Mook. I.e. Sharpshooters are succeeded by Sharpershooters, then by two Sharpestshooters and then there's Sniper Simo.
  • Enemy Roll Call: Provides the page image for the trope.
  • Energy Weapon: Present widely during the Lelantos boss fight, where they are regularly shot from off-screen, due to the sniper nature of the boss. Then, during the Cronus fight, he essentially alters time so that all the beams Lelantos fruitlessly fired at him back then would be transported to the moment of the battle instead.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Lelantos is essentially the most evil of the Titans, since his plan is to restore the culture of Babylon through forcing it on the rest of humanity, and purging everything else. Still, even he is horrified when he realizes Furies' actions are about to set Chronus, who intends to eradicate the entire humanity, loose. As such, he instructs them to confront him first, so that there would still be something for him to return to when he resurrects.
  • Evil Laugh: Ferryman Charon loves one.
  • Eyepatch of Power: On Alex, the Fighter.
  • Flunky Boss: Meneotius, Lelantos and Prometheus all summon back-up during their battles.
    • Many of the King Mook enemies do this as well.
  • Foreshadowing: The first accessible bonus level features a trap manufactured by Coeus, who turns out to be the second Titan.
  • Fun with Acronyms: As mentioned on the developers' Twitter page, the first letters of Triss (the Sentinel), Erin (the Engineer), Alex (the Fighter), and Meg (the Sniper) combine to form the word TEAM.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: The Artillerist/Cannoneer enemies. A bunch of them form an early mini-boss, the FGRBUSGNB squad, called such because nobody (not even themselves) can understand them under their masks.
  • Ground Pound: Done by the MK-Ultron enemies.
    • It is also one of Prometheus' attacks, which he does several times in a row.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: No shortage, though the surprise boss, Leechotodus, a giant leech who is dropped by a single hit, takes the cake. After beating him, he realizes,
    Leechotodus: I forgot, I ssssssssssuck!
  • Interface Screw: In the desert, the Sun Temple attracts heat, which is represented by the screen getting progressively more wavy as the Furies venture through it.
  • King Mook: Every enemy type has these, which often get the punniest names.
  • Lighter and Softer: In a way, the game is this to all the previous games whose plots have centered on killing gods, from God of War and Apotheon to Shadow of the Colossus and Titan Souls. For one thing, none of the Titans you defeat die permanently, and they will all be reborn a few centuries later. The Titans themselves can also be engaged in a reasonable conversation, even if every one of them besides the selfish Meneotius and omnicidal Cronos is ultimately a Well-Intentioned Extremist, whose approaches to humanity will all come at a high price.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Triss, the Sentinel, carries a body-height shield.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The giant, melee-only MK robots: MK-Ultron, MK-Zordan, MK-Crouton and MK-MasterMolder.
  • Mood Whiplash: The game's backstory is told in the opening by Triss to the team's pet kitty, Go-Cat, as an explanation for why they must now part ways...and then she chucks the cat beyond the treeline.
  • Multiple Endings: Five of them. After defeating the last Titan, the Merchant reveals himself to be Prometheus and asks you to choose which Titan's approach was the best, and should be emulated by him.
    • "The Golden Ruler". Choose Meneotius' approach, which is simple authoritarianism. Prometheus rules like Meneotius would have, promoting the strong and the faithful and punishing the weak and the faithless.
    • "The Endless Tomorrow". Furies tell Prometheus to embrace Coeus' approach, and he prioritises technological development ahead of everything else, completely forgetting common ethics and morality.
    • "The Absolute Balance". Furies choose in favor of Prometheus' daughter Styx, who believes peace is impossible as long as inequality is present. Thus, Prometheus travels the world and divides all the riches equally between everyone. Afterwards, everything was done for the common good, with no trace left of the individual successes and motivations.
    • "Revenge of the Babylon." Lelantos' approach, which is the worst ending. Prometheus literally purges the world of every culture besides Lelantos' Babylonian one, so that the survivors would finally live in unity.
    • The true ending. Shoot at the Prometheus instead of making the choice. He becomes the True Final Boss, and defeating him frees humanity from the control of the gods. Since everyone on Earth saw the Furies make this choice and prevail, the fighting stops.
  • The Nose Knows: Meg has the best sense of smell out of the Furies, which comes in handy with tracking Coeus.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Chronus wants to kill all of humanity, and replace it with his favored children, who would make for "a better class of servant". Luckily, he's imprisoned. Unluckily, every Titan has also shielded themselves behind the shield generators that were meant to contain Chronus, and so as the Furies went about defeating the Titans, they also destroyed those generators, weakening the bonds on Chronus as a consequence. Luckily, Lelantos manages to reveal this to them in time.
  • Our Minotaurs Are Different: The first Titan encountered, Meneotius, is a heavily-armored Minotaur. There are also enemies called Minitaurs, named so because they're Minotaurs with machine guns.
  • Playing Card Motifs: Each of the Furies has one of the suits on their outfit; Triss has a Diamond on her shoulder pad, Erin a Spade on her helmet, Alex a Heart on her eye patch, and Meg a Club on her jacket sleeve.
  • Power Floats: The Hexer enemies and their elites.
  • Shield-Bearing Mook: Hoplite enemies are styled after their namesakes from the Ancient Greece, including the round shields.
  • Shock and Awe: The abilities of the Sparker enemies.
    • It is also the most frequent attack from Cronus.
  • Spikes of Doom: Some areas have retractable spike beds sitting on the floor.
  • Spin Attack: Alex can do this with her hammer. Equally, Hammer Marios and their ilk attack by spinning their hammer around them. The most elite version is even called "Spinetti Bros".
  • Team Pet: Go-Cat, who returns to the Furies after they obtain the "Cat Food" trophy.
  • Theme Naming: Many of the characters and settings in this game are inspired by Greek Mythology, as reflected by their names. A key example is the main characters, named after the three Greek Furies (Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera) and the by-name of the wrathful goddess Demeter (Erinyes).
  • Tickertape Parade: One occurs after you beat the game by getting the true ending.
  • Toilet Humor: The Furies are able to track down the second Titan, Coeus, by following the smell of weaponry combustion on his turtle smell. Which Erin describes as smelling like farts.
  • The Unintelligible: The FGRBUSGNB squad in-universe, though the player at least gets subtitles.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Used by a range of enemy types. Even Prometheus has this move.
  • You Do NOT Want To Know: When Triss first asks Meg to describe how she's tracking Coeus. Triss keeps insisting, though, leading to a dialogue loop (that eventually ends, but is usually broken by the player just skipping the cutscene).