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Video Game / Rogue Trip

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We fight the fights, so you can see the sights!

Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012 is a 1998 vehicular combat game developed by SingleTrac released exclusively for the PlayStation 1. It is a Spiritual Successor to the Twisted Metal franchise.

Tropes include:

  • Aliens Are Bastards: Both the tourist alien and the unlockable character are.
  • Arrow Cam: The Prowler missiles are manually guided by the player. It's extremely difficult to maneuver one into an enemy though, so tapping the fire button twice will cause it to auto-lock on, at the cost of half the damage points.
  • Boss in Mook's Clothing: The first boss, Goliath, appears at first as a normal enemy. When you destroy the enemy, it turns into the steamroller.
  • Co-Dragons: Goliath and Nightshade are this to Big Daddy.
  • Crapsack World: A post-apocalytptic pile of crap, run by a disgusting Mega-Corp run by a very Fat Bastard that's turned everything that's not radioactive into The Theme Park Version.
  • The Dinnermobile: The Meat Wagon is essentially a copy of the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile with a hockey mask welded onto the front end of the sausage.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom
  • Expy: Ratman is this to Batman. His vehicle, "Intruder", heavily resembles the Batmobile.
  • Fan Disservice: The SoCal level features paintings of Big Daddy in a speedo, and it's wrong.
  • Fat Bastard: Big Daddy.
  • Game-Breaking Bug: In the Area 51 level, if you plant an upgraded RLB behind the crashed saucer, teleport to the moon, and detonate it, the Earth will blow up (taking the moon with it) and you'll be suspended in weightlessness with infinite upgraded weapons.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Big Bad drives one for the final boss fight.
  • Jerkass: All of the tourists, minus the superhero.
  • The Mole: The unlockable characters, both bosses and enemies, are this. Fridge Brilliance because, of course they would secretly be Automercenaries, they're playable characters! Lampshaded by the ending cinematic for them, calling them "ringers."
  • No Fair Cheating: If you beat the game with a vehicle unlocked by a cheat code, Mad Jack will tell you to try again, "this time without using a ringer!"