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YMMV / I. M. Meen

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  • All Animation Is Disney:
    • Many people were quick to come to the conclusion that the game was a Philips CD-i game because the cutscenes share the same art-style. While the cutscenes were animated by the same people, the game itself is from a different company.
    • On a similar level, some believed the cutscenes were straight from The Legend of Zelda CD-i Games, again due to the similar art style, only to find out later that they're from a completely different game.
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  • Cargo Ship: I.M. Meen and the book that sucks the player in. Yes, really.
  • Common Crossover: Likely because of the shared artstyle, it's common to see Meen and (sometimes) Gnorris meeting the cast of the Zelda CD-i games and Hotel Mario. It's gotten to the point where Meen is often the main villain in CD-i YouTube Poops.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: I.M. Meen himself. He's basically a personified Funny Moment. Even at his scariest, he isn't the easiest to take seriously.
  • Goddamned Bats: The spiders. They appear throughout the game, move and attack quickly, and often attack in groups.
  • Ham and Cheese: Meen hams it up with the best of them. "How I HAAAATE those goody-goodies!"
  • Just Here for Godzilla / Watch It for the Meen: This game would probably be a forgotten title in early 90s educational computer games if it weren't for the infamous animated cutscenes.
  • Memetic Molester: Meen, despite his clear hatred of children, is often seen as a pedophile, mostly because of how he kidnaps them. Gnorris sometimes gets the same treatment.
    • "I've got a little SECRET..."
      • It doesn't help that Meen randomly pulls a girl's hair ribbon off her head in the opening cutscene.
  • Memetic Mutation: As this was animated by the CD-i Zelda guys, this was a given.
    • The entire I.M. <verb> meme centers around the character.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Being an edutainment game, Meen would be pretty scary if you were 6 or so.note 
    • This particular cutscene: "Lost? Frightened? Confused? GOOD!" Cue Evil Laugh.
    • The sequel, Chill Manor, has some really surprising moments, like some pictures suddenly coming alive after you grab an important item. Not to mention that if you lose, Ophelia Chill uses the book of ages to erase you from history. Or if you prefer a lighter and softer interpretation, Ophelia simply erases your identity, wherein you are left as someone with no memory.
  • Narm: One of the most potent examples ever.
  • Narm Charm: Of course, the Narm is what makes this game memorable; it does not detract from the gameplay, instead adding a quirky personality that helps to distinguish this game from other shooters and endeared a lot of people to it, guaranteeing virtual immortality via things like YouTube Poops.
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  • So Bad, It's Good: The genuinely fun gameplay is heightened even further by the hilarious cutscenes.


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