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Video Game / No One Can Stop Mr. Domino

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No One Can Stop Mr. Domino is a Puzzle Game released by Artdink and Acclaim for the PlayStation in 1998. It met with mediocre reviews from critics.

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This game contains examples of:

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The last level.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: All of the main characters. Not to mention the teddy bear from "Grandpa's in the House".
  • Butt-Monkey: Bruce gets hit by a car on the last level.
  • Casino Park: Level 1, "Phat Tony's Casino".
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Mr. Domino quite clearly commits suicide in both his and Miss Domino's endings.
  • Excited Show Title!: Referred to in-game as "No One Can Stop Mr. Domino!!!!!!"
  • Gainax Ending: All of them:
    • Mr. Domino jumps off a building. When he hits the ground he shatters to pieces, becoming an average domino which some girl finds.
    • Miss Domino runs into a wall and breaks into an average domino. Mr. Domino appears and changes into an inanimate domino as well.
    • Bruce randomly explodes and turns into an average domino. A crow comes by and carries him across the sunset.
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    • Pierre breaks down and collapses into an average domino.
    • D∆M•?0 reduces himself to a pile of goo, and then turns into an average domino. A spaceship comes by and carries him out of Earth.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The end of "Tripping in the Park" has a meteor appear from nowhere and crash into the middle of the park.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: All the human characters speak Japanese.
  • Groin Attack: "Grandpa's in the House" has a Japanese dad getting punched where it hurts.
  • Jerkass: All unplayed characters try to hinder you, but Bruce appears as an obstacle most often..
  • Level Ate: Level 2, "Shop 'Til You Drop.
  • Meaningful Name: The reason you can't stop Mr. Domino is because he just keeps running.
  • Nintendo Hard: The main reason the game got such mixed reviews is because of it's utterly unforgiving and extremely frustrating gameplay.
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  • Non-Indicative Title: As it turns out, Mr Domino can be stopped by a lot of things.
  • Product Placement: "Shop 'Til You Drop" has this for many Japanese candy brands. Also, "Tripping in the Park" has D∆M•?O drive a vehicle that closely resembles a Jeep.
  • Slapstick: "Grandpa's in the House" has many examples of this.
  • Sprite/Polygon Mix: "Tripping in the Park", "Fun Park Massive" and the last level have sprite people cheering for you.
  • Stock Scream: The last level has a man hang-gliding. He lets out one of these before crashing to the ground.
  • Title Drop: The last level is called "No One Can Stop Mr. Domino".
  • Toilet Humor: The last level has a bird pooping on a domino line, causing it to topple over.
  • Your Size May Vary: The main characters' sizes are varying between the indoor (regular domino sizes) and outdoor stages (as large as cars). That is, unless the park and city stages are very small.


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