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24th Jun '16 6:51:00 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''Olympia Rising'', you need to defeat enemies to collect enough coins for Charon to allow you to progress to the next stage. If you don't have enough by the time you meet him, he takes all of your coins anyway and forces you to start the level over.
15th May '16 8:57:04 AM totoofze47
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', you may not proceed to the final dungeon until you have paid exactly 3184 rupees to Tingle for him to decipher the charts showing where to find the sunken [[spoiler:Triforce pieces]].

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', you may not proceed to the final dungeon until you have paid exactly 3184 rupees to Tingle for him to decipher the charts showing where to find the sunken [[spoiler:Triforce pieces]]. The HD remake considerably lessens that amount, as there are fewer charts to decipher.
9th Mar '16 11:31:56 AM MegaMarioMan
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* This is the main purpose of the aptly named Moneybags in the ''SpyroTheDragon'' series. At least it is up until ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'', where he's there to sell you items.

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* This is the main purpose of the aptly named Moneybags in the ''SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' series. At least it is up until ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'', where he's there to sell you items.items.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', you'll commonly be spending bolts to buy infobots that give you coordinates to new planets, as well as to buy some of the gadgets. This has mostly phased out of the franchise, however, with the recent games making you earn them instead.
9th Mar '16 9:52:22 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Two examples in ''{{DROD}}:RPG''. Greckle gates (greckles being the in-game currency) take a ''small'' amount of money, and their purpose is usually just to make the player decide about small trade-offs (e.g. 10 greckles versus fighting one monster). Closer to the usual trope are scripted merchants who may offer keys, stat boosts or useful items for much larger sums.

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* Two examples in ''{{DROD}}:RPG''.''[[VideoGame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath DROD]]: RPG''. Greckle gates (greckles being the in-game currency) take a ''small'' amount of money, and their purpose is usually just to make the player decide about small trade-offs (e.g. 10 greckles versus fighting one monster). Closer to the usual trope are scripted merchants who may offer keys, stat boosts or useful items for much larger sums.
9th Mar '16 12:21:57 AM ZombieAladdin
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* The pinball machine for ''Pinball/{{Congo}}'' has Diamonds as its central mechanic. You earn Diamonds for a variety of different things, and in doing so, gain access to more modes, including its WizardMode.
18th Jul '15 6:06:13 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Shadows of Amn'', you have to collect 20,000 gold pieces to pay [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves (or vampires)]] for breaking Imoen out of Spellhold. It gets reduced to 15,000 when [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves]] realize that you have a competing offer. [[AntiFrustrationFeature Curiously]], this happens the very moment you ''have'' 15 grand on your person for the first time.

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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', you have to collect 20,000 gold pieces to pay [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves (or vampires)]] for breaking Imoen out of Spellhold. It gets reduced to 15,000 when [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves]] realize that you have a competing offer. [[AntiFrustrationFeature Curiously]], this happens the very moment you ''have'' 15 grand on your person for the first time.
4th Jul '15 8:47:59 AM Steven
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* Ever wanted to own a house? Or take an academic course? Then you know this is TruthInTelevision.

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* Ever wanted to own a house? Or take an academic course? Wanted to get yourself your own car? Then you know this is TruthInTelevision.TruthInTelevision.
* Toll booths are literal cash gates. While you're likely be allowed to pass through anyway if you can't cover the funds, you'll still be billed for it via mail and possibly suffer an additional fee in fines.
23rd Jun '15 5:16:06 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood'' has, for a good two thirds of the game, the main task of gathering 100,000 pounds to pay for king Richard's ransom. Thankfully, if you have spent too much money on bribing guards or buying hints and finished the main game quests while well short of that sum, the game lets you play infinite minor sidequests until you can afford to advance the plot.

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* ''Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood'' ''VideoGame/RobinHoodTheLegendOfSherwood'' has, for a good two thirds of the game, the main task of gathering 100,000 pounds to pay for king King Richard's ransom. Thankfully, if you have spent too much money on bribing guards or buying hints and finished the main game quests while well short of that sum, the game lets you play infinite minor sidequests until you can afford to advance the plot.



* One of the Trade Federation missions in ''StarWarsGalacticBattlegrounds'' wants you to gather 10,000 Nova Crystals by attacking the enemy and pillaging their reserves. An easier method is to trade with your ally on the map. Of course that takes a long time.

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* One of the Trade Federation missions in ''StarWarsGalacticBattlegrounds'' ''VideoGame/StarWarsGalacticBattlegrounds'' wants you to gather 10,000 Nova Crystals by attacking the enemy and pillaging their reserves. An easier method is to trade with your ally on the map. Of course that takes a long time.
3rd May '15 11:26:33 AM Materioptikon
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* The Ginza area of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' features a section ruled by the [[SocialDarwinist Ring of Gaea]] that believes money is a form of power, restricting access to the spawning grounds of the most valuable VendorTrash of the game and the shops stocking the best weapons and armor. To unlock them, you have to seek Hunters willing to sell you their access cards, and each is ''keenly'' aware of how much their cards are worth. In total, 155,000 Macca are required to purchase the necessary cards... after which the game will slap you with the ''obscene'' prices of every one of the stores.
13th Apr '15 11:06:05 AM nombretomado
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* ''DeadRising 2 Off The Record'' has a section where [[spoiler:T.K. kidnaps Rebecca in retaliation for Frank foiling his robbery]] and demands $1 million in twelve hours. [[spoiler:Frank can get it back if he takes down T.K.'s chopper in a later chapter.]]

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* ''DeadRising 2 ''VideoGame/DeadRising2 Off The Record'' has a section where [[spoiler:T.K. kidnaps Rebecca in retaliation for Frank foiling his robbery]] and demands $1 million in twelve hours. [[spoiler:Frank can get it back if he takes down T.K.'s chopper in a later chapter.]]
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