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Rugrats: Castle Capers is a video game based on Rugrats, released for the Game Boy Advance in 2001. This game was published by THQ and developed by Software Creations. Its console counterpart, Rugrats: Royal Ransom was released one year later for the Nintendo GameCube and the PlayStation 2.
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Stu has built an enormous kiddie playset for the Reptar Storytime Pizza Parlor in Tommy's backyard. Needing a few more parts to complete it, he asks Lou to look after the babies while he goes to the hardware store. After Lou (inevitably) falls asleep, Angelica sees the playset and declares herself the queen. She wants the babies to be her loyal subjects, but when they refuse, she takes their favorite belongings and hides them. Now, it's up to the babies to go into the playset, rescue their toys, and dethrone Queen Angelica.

The game is a 2D sidescroller where you play as Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Dil, or Kimi. There are five stages at the beginning of the game, and they can be played in any order the player chooses. Once all five stages are completed, the sixth and final stage will be unlocked. Two of the other babies are hidden in these stages, and when they are found, they will follow the baby you are playing as. You can then climb on top of them so that you can jump off them and reach higher places. Each level ends with a battle against Angelica. The babies must dodge Angelica's minions and try to recover their stolen toys.

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This game provides examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: Spike, Susie, and every adult besides Stu and Lou do not appear in this game, despite being major characters in the TV series.
  • "Arabian Nights" Days: "Ali Baby and the 40 Fleas" takes place in an Arabian city, where the babies ride on flying carpets, and Angelica takes on the form of a genie.
  • Bears Are Bad News:
    • Polar Bears serve as enemies in "Snow Problem".
    • Dummi Bears serve as enemies in "Dessert Island".
  • Big Bad: Angelica, who steals the babies' toys and challenges them to get them back. Different incarnations of her serve as the boss at the end of each level.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Some of the enemies in "Beanstalk Babies" are giant ants.
  • Big Fancy Castle:
    • The second half of "Beanstalk Babies" takes place in the Giant's castle. Fitting for a level based on Jack and the Beanstalk.
    • The second half of "Sure Would Forest", the sixth and final level, takes place in a castle, where Angelica serves as the Final Boss.
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  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Yetis serve as enemies in "Snow Problem".
  • Boss Room: Each level ends with one, where you have to fight a different incarnation of Angelica.
  • Breath Weapon: In "Snow Problem", Angelica takes on the form of a snow queen, and attacks with her ice breath. When she is out of breath, she will surrender.
  • Bubbly Clouds: A lot of clouds in the game are ones you can walk on. Some of them serve as temporary platforms, and others change directions.
  • Cats Are Mean: Angelica's cat Fluffy appears as an enemy during the final battle against Angelica in "Sure Would Forest".
  • Clockworks Area: "Clock Work Babies" involves the babies climbing inside a giant grandfather clock.
  • Dreadful Dragonfly: Dragonflies serve as enemies in "Beanstalk Babies".
  • Edible Ammunition: Each level except for "Ali Baby and the 40 Fleas" has some kind of food item for the babies to throw at their enemies. These come in the form of bananas, fish, cupcakes, cheese, or apples. When thrown, the enemy will stop to eat the food so that the babies can walk or jump past them. This attack is necessary in order to defeat the bosses of "Dessert Island" and "Sure Would Forest".
  • Flunky Boss: The bosses of four of the six levels involve Angelica summoning minions to attack the babies, and Angelica surrenders one of the babies' toys when she runs out of minions. In "Ali Baby and the 40 Fleas" and "Clock Work Babies", the babies simply have to avoid the minions until they disappear, and in "Dessert Island" and "Sure Would Forest", they have to feed the minions to get them to disappear.
  • Gingerbread House: The Boss Room of "Dessert Island" takes place in one, where Angelica, who is dressed as Gretel from Hansel and Gretel, summons Gingerbread Men to attack the babies. To defeat her, the babies have to feed the Gingerbread Men cupcakes.
  • Hub Level: Each of the doors on the playset leads to a level. The first five can be played in any order the player chooses, and once they are all complete, the sixth and final level, "Sure Would Forest", will be unlocked.
  • Human Ladder: When another baby is found (up to two can be found in each level), they will follow the baby you are playing as. They can stack themselves atop each other so that the baby you are playing as can jump off them and reach higher places.
  • Level Ate: "Dessert Island" takes place on an island made out of cakes and candies. This level also has sentient candies and cookies as enemies.
  • Levels Take Flight: "Ali Baby and the 40 Fleas" involves the babies riding on flying carpets through an Arabian city.
  • Life Meter: You have one that consists of "diapies". Once you run out, it's Game Over.
  • The Lost Woods: The first half of "Sure Would Forest", the sixth and final level, takes place in a forest.
  • Magic Carpet: The babies ride these in "Ali Baba and the 40 Fleas". Fitting for a level based on Arabian Nights.
  • Password Save: This game uses a twelve-letter password system.
  • Potty Emergency: When you beat the game, Chuckie says he needs to take a potty break real bad.
  • Senior Sleep Cycle: In the opening cutscene, Stu asks Lou to look after the babies while he goes to the store to buy more paper clips. Lou says, "I'll watch em' like a hawk!" and falls asleep immediately afterwards.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: Each battle against Angelica involves the babies simply avoiding her instead of trying to attack her:
    • In "Beanstalk Babies", the babies have to climb up the beanstalk until they reach Kimi's Superthing doll, avoiding Angelica as a giant in the process.
    • In "Snow Problem", the babies have to dodge Angelica's ice breath until she's out of breath.
    • In "Ali Baby and the 40 Fleas" and "Clockwork Babies", the babies have to dodge Angelica's minions until she runs out of them.
    • In "Dessert Island" and "Sure Would Forest", the babies have to throw food at Angelica's minions to get them to eat them and disappear until Angelica runs out of minions.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: "Snow Problem" takes place in icy mountains, where Angelica takes on the form of a snow queen.
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