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Minty Fresh Adventure! is a platformer starring Colgate, who wishes to change her Cutie Mark and goes to Zecora for help. Zecora can help her with a potion, but needs an ingredient and sends Colgate off on a Fetch Quest for it. The ingredient is the wisdom tooth of the monster in the Cave of Wisdom to the east.

Can be found online, or as a download.

Tropes:

  • Baleful Polymorph: Touching Poison Joke turns Colgate into a tube of toothpaste.
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  • Bears Are Bad News: There is an Ursa Minor, a giant space bear. You have to fight it, and its presumed parent, the Ursa Major.
  • Collision Damage: Colgate gets hurt if she touches enemies while time isn't stopped.
  • Continuity Nod: One achievement is called "I Didn't Put These in My Bag".
  • Damsel in Distress: Minty, who is trapped in a prison in the Cave of Wisdom.
  • Dem Bones: Skeleton ponies.
  • Double Jump: You get it by reading a Double Jump Manual from Trixie's shop.
    Trixie: I don't know why it took a whole book to say that.
  • Excited Show Title!: The title has an exclaimation mark at the end.
  • Flipping the Table: Trixie does this twice with the desks she uses for her PNN reports.
  • Goomba Stomp: Works for multiple enemies, but not all. Also, the effects for them in the Cave of Wisdom, get explosions when done.
    • The owlbears can be defeated by jumping on their heads.
    • The skeleton ponies can be disassembled by jumping on them, but will reassemble later, unless done in a time stop, where they don't regenerate.
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  • Healing Potion: The Carton of Milk from Trixie's shop restores you to full health and cures Poison Joke.
  • Hearts Are Health: The Life Meter at the bottom of the screen, is initially in three sections, represented by three Heart Symbols.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Trixie runs a shop from an airship above the Everfree Forest. Since a PNN news report mentioned a 10,000 bit bounty on her, it's likely the items and upgrades she sells aren't exactly legal.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: Colgate can recover health and mana by eating red and green apples, respectively.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Kind of. Colgate wants to change her cutie mark so she can have the rather mundane talent of dentistry, rather than having the power to manipulate the flow of time. Unless the ability to manipulate time is a moderately common talent among ponies, this can appear to be an exaggerated or even parodied version of this trope.
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  • Improbable Weapon User: Colgate's giant toothbrush that she stabs and whacks enemies with.
  • Mana Meter: A bar below Colgate's Life Meter, that fills up with blue as she gains Mana.
  • Mercy Invincibility: The big Troglodytes in the Cave of Wisdom gets a few seconds of invincibility when hit three times.
  • Mythology Gag: A hidden area in the cave near the entrance holds a statue of Megan. Interacting with it makes your meter recharge instantaneously for the rest of the game.
    • Minty shows up in a sidequest where you rescue her from a hidden prison. It's in the pit next to the sock.
  • Panacea: The Carton of Milk from Trixie's shop restores you to full health and cures Poison Joke, which is every negative condition available in the game.
  • Regenerating Mana: The Green Crystal from Trixie's shop regenerates the magic meter slowly, while the blessing from the Statue of Megan regenerates magic much faster.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: The Troglodytes in the Cave of Wisdom.
  • Save Point: There are checkpoints marked by pedestals holding orbs that light up when used. Noted by Colgate when activated, depending on what she says, which can vary between:
    Checkpoint!
    Whew! Safe.
    Ding!
    Alright! A save orb... thingy.
  • Shout-Out: Multiple:
    • Colgate's Time Stands Still ability? It's Kabuto's Clock Up ability. Complete with the sound effects.
    • And if you jump on the skeleton ponies, they collapse, but you do no damage and it reassembles, just like a certain skeleton turtle. Easy to miss, since one does not think of jumping on a skeleton pony that throws projectiles. (but jumping on those breaks them, so this is actually good point grinding.)
    • One achievement is "Fu- Forget You Ah Can Eat All These Apples".
    • Another achievement is "No Poet's Society".
    • The news segment from Trixie's shop is a parody of the news sequences from Conquest Of The Crystal Palace, which were viewable at that game's shops.
  • Speed Echoes: Colgate get them in the "earliest ones fade out" style when she stops time.
  • Speed Stripes: Overlaid on the background when Colgate stops time.
  • Taken for Granite: Basilisks turn Colgate into stone when they touch. Even when she's been transformed into a giant tube of toothpaste.
  • Time Paradox: Multiple:
    • Derpy gives Colgate a letter from herself in the future that you can make not happen.
    • A time paradox is mentioned in Minuette's resume, leading to people being placed in suspended animation.
  • Time Stands Still: Colgate's cutie mark gives her the power to stop time with a Charged Attack, the ability being a Shout-Out to Kamen Rider Kabuto' "Clock Up" ability. It also grants her invincibility to Collision Damage and can be customized to play Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax" while it's active, or some rock song. It gives Colgate faded out Speed Echoes, plays some sort of wooshing sound by default that stops into silence after a while, and some some faded Speed Stripes overlaid onto the background.
  • What the Hell, Player?: If you knock on Zecora's door over 6 times, she will refuse to entertain you.

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