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Rocket Power: Beach Bandits is a 2002 Action-Adventure game based off of the show Rocket Power and published by THQ. The game starts with Otto, Twister, Sam, and Reggie getting out of school for summer. They find out that all of the sand on the beach is gone and Otto worries about a surfing competition that can't be held without the sand. The kids try to find a way to get the sand back. They suspect that Golem Industries took all the sand and head to various places where Twister uses his camera to get photographic evidence that Golem Industries is responsible for the sand disappearing.

The game was released on the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and the Game Boy Advance. Evolution Games developed the home console versions, while Helixe developed the GBA version.

Please only add tropes that specifically apply to this game, Tropes for the series should go on the page for the show.

Rocket Power: Beach Bandits contains examples of:

  • Big Bad: Eric Golem Jr. is responsible for the sand disappearing, as well as the water at the lakes.
  • Broken Bridge: In the lakes there is a broken bridge and you need to explore the area to find wood so you can fix it.
  • The Cameo: Tak from Tak and the Power of Juju makes four cameos in the game and was supposed to be playable in multiplayer too.
    • Early-Bird Cameo: Since his game would not be released until the following year.
  • Camera Lock-On: With special hockey pucks you can get this effect.
  • Climactic Volcano Backdrop: After defeating Eric Golem Sr. Mondo Mountain erupts as the gang escapes.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Subverted because it was Eric Golem Jr. running it the whole time controlling Golem Sr., who is a robot.
  • Covers Always Lie: Twister and Sam are seen riding the zipline on the box art but Otto is the only one who rides it in the game. Otto is riding the mountain board on the cover, but Reggie is the one who rides it.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: The fate of Golem Sr., who turns out to be a robot, after the Rocket Power team destroys his earthquake machine, followed by a battle over a pool of lava. Before his death, however, he destroys his volcanic fortress by making it erupt.
  • The Drag-Along: Subverted, Sam was happy to go find evidence with the others, which is Out of Character because he plays this trope straight in the series.
  • The Dragon: Eric Golem Sr. is the Final Boss.
  • Duels Decide Everything: A lot of conflicts are solved with skateboarding or rollerblading competitions, And Carnival games are played a few times too.
  • Earthquake Machine: The penultimate level of Mondo Mountain has an earthquake machine being used to make the mountain erupt. The Rocket kids shut it down, causing a volcanic surge, and triggering a final duel with Golem Sr., who turns out to be a robot.
  • Easily Forgiven: At the end of the game Eric Golem Jr. turned out to be a nice kid, and gets invited to skateboard with the gang.
  • Essence Drop: Robots will drop hockey pucks and fast food after being defeated.
  • Evil, Inc.: Golem Industries stole the sand.
  • Extremely Short Timespan: The game takes place over 4 days, with the Rocket Power team seemingly sleeping on the bus between sections of the game.
  • Free-Range Children: Raymundo doesn't care what the kids do as long as they don't get in trouble with the police.
  • Garbage Hideout: The garbage can robots look like garbage cans.
  • Green Hill Zone: The lakes.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eric Golem Jr. turned out to be good in the end.
  • If I Can't Have You…: A variation of this is said by Eric Golem Jr. when he tries to destroy Ocean Shores.
  • Lava Is Boiling Kool-Aid: Averted as you die instantly when you touch lava.
  • Lethal Lava Land: The inside of Mondo Mountain.
  • Loading Screen: The game gives you advice on what to do during the loading screens.
  • Magnet Hands: Whenever your hockey stick is out, the character you are playing as will hold it until you put it away.
  • The Maze: There is a maze at the lakes.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Every single enemy in this game is a robot.
  • Multi-Platform: The game was released on PS2, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance.
  • Police Are Useless: Twister had Indisputable evidence against Golem Industries and Officer Shirley said it didn't look like they were doing anything illegal, hell, the only thing she did in the whole story was tell Golem Jr's real father about what he did.
  • Robotic Reveal: Eric Golem Sr. turns out to be a robot created by Eric Golem Jr.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The game's final level Hoverboard Insanity's background music resembles the 1982 classic song "Gloria" by Laura Branigan.
  • Volcano Lair: The earthquake machine is kept in the volcano of Mondo Mountain.