Every once in awhile, a game comes out that challenges the status quo And earns an intensely devoted following because of it. Undertale totally flipped the script when it debuted last year, And it’s already being voted one of the best games ever. I’m Ross from Game Grumps, and I’m here to help the Leaderboard count down the 107 Facts You Should Know About Undertale. So you can game smarter! Let’s get started. The Kickstarter for Undertale had a goal of $5,000, but ended up with a profit of 10 times that amount! $51,124 to be exact. Undertale was designed, composed, and written by Toby Fox, with additional artwork by Temmie Chang. Toby Fox would only work with a small team, out of fear of relying on others that might slow down Undertale’s creation. According to Toby Fox, Undertale took 2.7 years to produce. Before working on Undertale, Toby Fox was famous for providing music for the webcomic Homestuck. Toby Fox is also the lead composer, and created all the music for the game. And oh boy, is the music good! Toby Fox’s love of music sparked in high school when he wanted to recreate songs from the video game Chrono Trigger on his piano. Undertale boasts the Great Soundtrack tag on Steam. The battle theme for Undertale was done with little iteration, Being quickly arranged by Toby after coming up with the song. The song with the most iteration was Undertale, which had three different versions before finally finding a usable one. Undertale’s soundtrack is largely influenced by the songs In many Super Nintendo RPGs. Noted for his musical talents, Toby Fox has been contracted to write some of the music for the Homestuck video game once it releases. Toby Fox got into game development early at the age of 10, when he and his brothers downloaded RPG Maker off the Internet and started messing around. A year later, Toby Fox moved on to Game Maker software and began practicing game development there, eventually sticking with it for the creation of Undertale. According to Toby Fox, Toby Fox never expected Undertale to get as big as it did, thinking only people like him would enjoy it. It’s difficult to pinpoint the inspiration for Undertale’s humor, as Toby Fox has stated that it is a culmination of many things, ranging from dumb Twitter jokes to Mr. Bean. Undertale’s short play time comes from Toby Fox hoping to create a game that he can actually finish. For those who are curious, Undertale is around 6 hours long. Another reason for Undertale’s short length was Toby Fox’s comparison of games and movies. He said, “you can watch a movie that is 2 hours long , and it can emotionally move you and feel complete.” He also believed that every core location in the game would only be 15 minutes long. The Nintendo game EarthBound has had the biggest influence on Toby Fox’s RPG creation. Toby Fox would hang around the forums during his early Internet career. Did you talk to Toby on the EarthBound forums? If Toby “Radiation Fox” rings a bell, it could be possible. Maybe you were the inspiration for Sans. You never know. During Undertale’s creation, Toby Fox was very opposed to grinding to complete the game, and tried to make it as optional as possible. And from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for that, Toby. Another trope Toby Fox tried to avoid was to not include any types of fetch quests, as he was not a fan of backtracking. With the handy inclusion of the Riverperson, this is much less of a worry. Who is that guy anyway, two dogs in a coat? After playing the JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles for 80 hours, Toby Fox ensured that Undertale would be a short game. Toby Fox released Undertale when he was only 24 years old. Toby Fox said he hopes to make another game after Undertale, but is unsure if it will be a sequel or a clean break from the series. The system requirements for the Undertale soundtrack feature some very impressive stats, including: 999 GB RAM memory, a fast processor that can play 9,000 songs per second, and a special copy of Windows 90,000,000. I guess this is what happens when Steam makes you put requirements on .mp3 files. The songs Undertale and Hopes and Dreams both took the most effort to make, and are some of Toby Fox’s favorite songs on the soundtrack. The song Megalovania was actually created before the idea of Undertale started. It was first released as a song for an EarthBound Halloween hack, then it was remixed for a webcomic, Homestuck, before finally landing on the Undertale soundtrack. Over 90% of Undertale’s soundtrack was composed for the game. The songs that were composed for other projects, then eventually used, are: Fallen Down, Another Medium, Heartache, Bonetrousle, and…(Papyrus imitation) Nyeh Heh Heh! Undertale originated when Toby Fox tried to create a fun battle system in Game Maker, eventually leading him to make a game around it. The basis for the battle system was inspired by the Shin Megami Tensei series, as Toby Fox said: “I always liked talking to monsters in Shin Megami Tensei, so I started programming a battle system where you could talk to your foes and convince them not to fight. “When I started making the game, the idea that you could just beat it without killing anyone just kinda evolved naturally.” Toby Fox would compose the songs first before programming. He said that “having music helps me decide how the scene would go.” The only song that was composed after the event was programmed was the credits song. The demo for Undertale was first sent to a video game merchandising website, Fangamer, on May 2, 2013. A public demo of the game was later released on May 23, 2013. During the kickstarter, two people who reached the $500 reward tier were able to have their fightable monster in-game. These monsters turned out to be Glyde and Muffet. The $1,000 reward tier for Undertale allowed for someone’s fantroll to become canon in the game’s world. This character was later revealed to be So Sorry. Flowey’s iconic laugh is the reused laugh asset that can be found in other games, like Playstation title Tomba Flowey’s laugh is also used in the Homestuck song, The Lordling, which was composed by Toby Fox and came out 2 years before Undertale was released composed by Toby Fox and came out 2 years before Undertale was released Flowey is one of the few characters to have a spoken line. When exiting the ruins during a genocide run Flowey will end his conversation with an audible voice clip saying: “That’s a Wonderful Idea!” Toriel’s name is a pun on the word “tutorial” Toriel herself also acts as a parody of tutorial characters You can find Sans at hotlands selling hot dogs and hot cats. If you buy a hot dog without any room in your inventory Sans will place the hot dog one your head. The total stack of hot dogs can reach up to 29. Papyrus is the only character in the game whose dialog doesn’t start with an asterisk. What a rebel! Undernet, the underground #1 social network acts as a sudo facebook in undertale. Although you can never access it other characters can. and they each have their own username, Papyrus is CoolSkeleton95 Undyne is StrongFish91 Napstablook is Napstablook22 and Alhpys is Alpsys. for Mettaton, the protagonist near the end of the game, the program window for undertale renames itself to: “Undertale the musical” Asgores favorite type of tea Is golden flower tea Made from various golden flowers the player encounters throughout the game. If the player types the name “Frisk” at the beginning of the game They will enter hard mode Hard mode has significantly tougher enemies But only lasts the length of the original demo. A full hard mode is coming.. ehh maybe, don’t count on it. In hard mode, you’ll also be taken through the ruins of the game fighting monsters ripped right from the core. Everyone’s favorite monster Jerry does not show up in the credits of the undertale pacifist playthrough. The Tem shop is the only place where you can sell items. There are three types of endings in undertale Neutral, true pacifist and genocide True pacifist can be obtained by not killing anyone And genocide can be obtained by killing everything you see. A fourth secret ending only comes if the game has bugged out or has been hacked When starting up the player will get a call from sans. Who tells the player to contact the developer if this is an error Sans also calls you a dirty hacker And hangs up the phone Rude Muffet was designed michel schizkoske, who also works on a web comic called ava’s demon. Which is very neat, check it out. The annoying dog can be found frequently throughout undertale Is supposed to represent Toby Fox himself This can be further seen in the greenline trailer where Toby Fox appears as the annoying dog. If you idle for to long in the temmie fight, Temmies face will vibrate so hard that it will slowly leave her body Ouch Instead of turning unto dust like other monsters in undertale, when tsundereplane dies it crashes to the ground and explodes. Which is both very violent and very spectacular. If you inspect the walls of the four froggit room near the start of the game You can find the fourth ant-sized frog hiding in a wall he even waves at you! Hello tiny frog. Only see two frogs in the room? that’s because you’ve been skipping dialogue The froggit that teaches you about the text skip Won’t appear if you’ve been skipping dialogue prior Migsop and Jerry are the only monsters that never appear on their own, And only with other enemies. If you killed SnowDrake his cooler brother ChillDrake will replace him. ChillDrake has a cool pair of rad sunglasses. He’s also searching for his dead brother. Petting lesser dog will allow you to spare him, it also makes his head grow Continue petting lesser dog and his head will rise off the screen, and back down pass the dialog box, where no dog has gone before. You can find lesser dog again after sparing him at snowdin. he’ll be building snow sculptures. The more you pet him in battle, the bigger the sculptures will get. According to the games files shiren is the small fish on top of the the body, the body is named shiren agent in the game files suggesting shirens body is actually her talent agent. This can further be seen in the official mettaton poster. where shiren and her detached agent are seen in the audience. When two pyropes appear on screen the dialog textbox will read: “The rare and threatening double davis”. when fighting pyrope there is no limit to heating up the battle as the screen will just continue to get wavier and wavier. The royal guards are confirmed through a phone conversation through undyne to be a bunny and a dragon. starting the fight with so sorry will randomly give you one of five hats these being a beret, a party hat,a fedora,a jester hat or a tiny little cowboy hat. Greater dog and endogeny both have the same strategy to be spared, Beckon, pet, play, pet, pet. This should work on other dogs as well in the game and real life. The little guy who appears during the reaper birds attacks was confirmed to be called “everyman” by Toby Fox in a tweet. And boy is be having the time of his life with those butterflies. Any dog related battle in undertale can actually be solved very quickly by using the stick. when in combat Strangely enough the stick also works in papyrus’s boss battle. however it doesn’t end the fight instead papyrus returns the stick in his mouth Good skeleton Most special text in undertale is highlighted with yellow text. if you tell one of the frogs in the ruins that you don’t like the yellow text that you don’t like the yellow text he will remove the highlighted text entirely Making it more difficult to spare monsters Talk to the frog again and he’ll offer to bring back the coloured text only this time in pink because all the monsters still have their pink text from last year. but whatever happened to the yellow text? After making the change head to the garbage dump to find the consequences of your actions All those yellow names are in the trash are you proud If you check undertale process name while running it will report itself as: Leading Brand UNDERTALE-type Software In the task manager. If you try naming yourself as a character from the game you will be denied. With a special message from the character you tried to use. If you spare every dog monster in snowdin You can find them all later hanging out together at gryllby’s. Dog party! Ever wonder how to get into that mysterious dog door outside of snowdin village avoid all the names in the special thanks section of the credits and the door will open up. This door leads to the developers room where you can find Toby Fox hard at work on undertale You cannot die while fighting papyrus. If you lose he’ll just throw you in his garage If you keep losing, he’ll eventually just give you the option to stop fighting When visiting napstablook’s house he’ll invite you to participate in his family tradition on lying on the ground and feeling like garbage If you do this and wait for 20 seconds a trippy experience will commence. If you leave some of the music on in napstablooks house then leave, the music will continue playing throughout the area and they will comment on how spooky the music is Eventually running away because of how spooky spooktune really is Mettaton can never kill you during any of his televised bits Alphys will always save the day, somehow This is very apparent when trying to defuse all the bombs as the timer will move extremely slow as it reaches 0 Still have that spider spider or spider donut from the ruins Use it during the fight will muffet and she will end the battle prematurely. the mystery key that you can buy from catty and bratty will open up the house that sits next to Napstablooks place in the waterfall This was originally Mettatons house And reading the diaries inside will reveal more about Mettatons past. eating any of the MTT burger shack food during the Mettaton-EX fight will give you a large boost in ratings and a sharp decrease in hunger. During the Mettaton-EX fight, he’ll ask you to write an essay Typing out legs will in any capacity will net you 350 points to your rating and is apparently the correct answer Meanwhile if you write Toby in any capacity you will net 300 points Mettaton will even comment that it sounds sexy Oh Toby you dog, seriously though you’re literally a dog in this game if you eat the butterscotch pie toriel bakes you during the asgore fight. It will permanently decrease his attack and defence. Along with his happiness. Feeling charitable? You can send the tem shop owner to college for 1000 gold Doing this will allow temmie to sell you her special temmie armor. The cost decreases every time you die The real question here is, how does temmie know you’re dying? Sanses room is only accessible if you can convince him to give you his key To do this reset the games 5 times when Sans judges your actions in the final corridor On the 5th reset sans will give you the key to his room, inside is a bountiful treasure of dirty socks ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Taking this a step further, inside Sanses room is another key this key opens up the room behind Sans and Papyruses house The location is small but contains a covered up machine and blueprints written in strange symbols. If you spar the training dummy enough at the start of the game it will tire of your shenanigans and fly off screen. If you’re having trouble with one of Papyruses puzzles ask the man himself Do so during of the X puzzles and Papyrus will reveal a switch hidden behind a nearby tree That will solve if for you Only cheaters flip the switch If greater dog is just too much for you to handle try ignoring him He will continue to inch closer until he ultimately decides that you are to boring and should’ve used the stick. The mad dummy will always attack the player unless they are on a genocide run If you are evil enough to go on this route The ghost possessing the mad dummy will use all his anger to fuse with his body fulfilling his lifelong wish And becoming the glad dummy.