Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio (Tcheco no Castelo do Sarney EX PLUS ALPHA ZERO X GOLD') is a 2015 PC Platform Game based on the Tcheco series of cartoons by Marcelo Barbosa before being ported to other platforms years later. The adventurous Tcheco must overcome bizarre platforming challenges in order to collect all the keys on each exciting screen and open the door to the next, making his way through a total of 65 shocking levels.
Prior to the game's creation, there were Tcheco-themed ROM hacks of Rockin Kats and Kero Kero Keroppi no Daibouken 2: Donuts Ike ha Oosawagi!, with a Panic Restaurant hack that was unreleased to the public.
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- 1-Up: A single life and 8 HP. You get to heal 3 units before each boss battle.
- Acrofatic: It goes without saying that Tcheco isn't exactly in the greatest physical shape. Yet he's capable of some really fast movements through the game, especially once Difficulty by Acceleration kicks in.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The trailers for the game feature awkward English and Japanese gibberish, much like the Oniken trailer also made by Marcelo Barbosa.
- Cheat Code: Type BABABABY as the first level begins to get 30 lives.
- Boss Arena Idiocy: Every boss in the game is defeated by stepping on buttons in either side of the screen to launch missiles at them.
- Collision Damage
- Continuing is Painful: No continues.
- Difficulty by Acceleration: As you advance through the screens, the game's speed becomes noticeably faster.
- Dub Name Change: Sarney becomes Lucio in the English title.
- Everything Trying to Kill You
- Game-Over Man: "Tcheco is Dead!", says the Game Over screen as Tcheco's face turns into a skull.
- The Hero: Tcheco, the adventurous kid.
- Inconveniently Placed Conveyor Belt: Present in a small number of rooms.
- Jet Pack: Touching an arrow title will instantly strap a jetpack onto Tcheco's back and make him soar in the direction the arrow tile was facing.
- Lucio Not Appearing In This Game: The name is actually a pun with another game title, see Shout-Out below.
- Nintendo Hard: 8 HP and no continues or saves to get through 65 screens.
- Non-Indicative Name: The antagonist in the above title screen isn't Lucio. The creator has said that nothing and no one in the game is actually named Sarney/Lucio.
- Non-Lethal Bottomless Pits: It's not like you have lives to spare, though.
- Not the Fall That Kills You: Tcheco begins the game dramatically landing from above and shaking the ground. His landing is rated by three judges (10/10/9).
- Platform Hell
- Retraux: The game was made to almost perfectly replicate the hardware of the Nintendo Entertainment System.
- The name of the game and the title screen reference Mônica no Castelo do Dragão, a dolled-up release of Wonder Boy in Monster Land. To adapt the joke to foreigners, the English title references Castle of Illusion instead.
- One screen features Frankstein's monster in his arena from Castlevania.
- Upon scoring a goal in the soccer screen, a voice yells "Fortebomba!" ("Strongbomb!"), which is a line from a infamous pirate hack of International Superstar Soccer named Campeonato Brasileiro 96.
- A poodle is seen in the role of Rush's Coil and Jet transformations.
- In the second area, Tcheco acquires a skateboard which is used for a number of screens afterwards. He rides it much like Master Higgins.
- Zaku from Oniken appears on one screen, saying his "Toshinoto koreto..." line from the aforementioned parody trailer. On that note, Tcheco made a cameo as a 1-Up in that game.
- Spikes of Doom
- Super Not-Drowning Skills
- Widget Series: An outrageous display of never-ending zuera.