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Riana Rouge is a 1997 adult action-adventure game developed and published by Black Dragon Productions.

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  • The Adventure Continues: That's the ending of the game in a nutshell.
  • Bad Ass Biker: Subverted with an evil one during the finale. Played straight with Riana during the ending.
  • Bad Boss: Riana's boss so very much.
  • Big Bad: The Evil Stranger.
  • Book-Ends / Ironic Echo: The game nearly begins and ends with the same line: "Crawl back in your hole!", alongside somebody being throwing from a window. Who says the line and who does the throwing are flipped by the end of the game.
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  • Camp Straight: An effeminate prison warden is somewhat implied to be this, given he makes overtures towards Riana after releasing her.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: The Evil Stranger's true form.
  • Disney Villain Death: The Evil Stranger's final demise, or so we're led to believe.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Offend the Sinep chief even once and he kills you. Pick the wrong machete out of a line up of four and he'll still murder you.
  • Distressed Damsel: Javelin, Riana's girlfriend.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Riana visits an alien planet who's inhabitants are the Sineps, extremely phallic creatures whose females are apparently sapient vaginas with no clear facial features.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: If you make one wrong choice on a few decisions you get vaporized. Even your allies won't hesitate to super-murder you if you so much as annoy them; the only person you can trust is Javelin (the real one, not the two doppelgangers who either mock or try to hurt Riana).
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  • Extreme Omnisexual: You can choose, almost without fail, to hit on anything when a dialogue wheel comes up. This includes erotically posed shrubbery, a phallic alien, a giant electrical ball of energy, and what might be Riana's father.
  • Gorn: Dying is often a very graphic affair.
  • Immortality: The Evil Stranger is decapitated twice, impaled, bisected twice, and eventually thrown from several stories up onto a pit of spikes. He appears just fine a moment or two after each death, and is the last thing you see, alive and well, in the ending.
  • The Many Deaths of You: must deaths have their own unique short sequences that accompany them.
  • Mind Screw: It's hard to tell how intentional this was, but the game is much more surreal than you'd expect, given its focus on cheap sexual content.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Riana's boss tries to rape his own worker Javelin, and when Riana tried to stop him, he first asks her if she's jealous and then orders her to go back to her box, before pushing her out of a window.
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  • Press X to Not Die: You have to react quickly to a few events in the game to avoid death.
  • Random Events Plot: There is never a clear reason why you're doing anything, and other than three completely unexplained crystal like objects that open a path you didn't know needed opening until you reached it, none of the three stages explored before the finale have anything to do with each other, or even the finale itself. Even how you enter and leave the hub world before and after the game is random and vague.
  • Schmuck Bait: Taking the rude or dismissive option is fatal in most cases. Logic that is turned on its head in the finale.
  • Shapeshifter: The Evil Stranger.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Riana goes from shy secretary to a powerful fighter.
  • Stripperific: Riana inexplicably changes clothes in each of the worlds she visits, and every outfit she's saddled with is painfully skimpy.
  • Trial-and-Error Gameplay: There are several moments where the right choice is entirely arbitrary given what you know. A prime example is when you're asked to draw a ceremonial machete from a choice of four - the wrong choice leads to your host murdering you.
  • World of Ham


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