Series Template:Game Grumps
Console NES
Episodes 8
Playlist StarTropics
Run February 16th, 2015 - February 23rd, 2015
Status Quit

StarTropics is an NES game and the seventy-fourth game played by Danny and Arin on Game Grumps. It was started as a filler series to give Arin time to level up for the Elite Four of Pokémon FireRed Version.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

  1. Pressing Buttons
  2. Come At Me Bro!
  3. So Many Monkeys!
  4. Sea Sick
  5. Climate of the Times
  6. Oh Goodness Me!
  7. Death Puppies!
  8. Panic Mode

Game Information[edit | edit source]

StarTropics is an action-adventure video game released by Nintendo in 1990 for the NES. Unlike most of Nintendo's games, it was never released or intended to be released in Japan. It was released only in North America and Europe, although designed by Japanese designers living in the United States. It was produced, written and directed by Genyo Takeda of Nintendo Integrated Research & Development (which also developed the Punch-Out!! series). The game was added to the North AmericanVirtual Console on January 7, 2008, and the PAL regions on January 11.

StarTropics was followed by a sequel entitled Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II, released in 1994.

StarTropics is played from a 2D, top-down perspective, similar to many other role-playing games of that era. The game is divided into several chapters; in each chapter, players take control of the protagonist, "Mike", exploring various settlements and other areas of interest, interacting with non-player characters in order to obtain more information about the surroundings. The player is then usually tasked with locating the source of some local calamity or disturbance. When the player enters a more dangerous locale, the game switches mechanics, bringing the view closer in, and introducing various obstacles and adversaries that the player must either navigate or destroy, in a manner similar to The Legend of Zelda.

Unique to the StarTropics franchise, a yo-yo serves as Mike's primary weapon. As the player progresses, other weapons and tools are made available that will aid in Mike's journey, including several items influenced by American baseball.

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