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12th Sep '17 7:03:40 AM Rytex
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* Gravity.
** FallingDamage that makes falling from more than a certain height automatically fatal, especially if falling from an only slightly lesser height is entirely harmless and/or necessary to progress.
** [[SelectiveGravity Gravity that applies differently on you compared to enemies, power-ups, ledges, and so on. If it even applies at all!]]



* FallingDamage that makes falling from more than a certain height automatically fatal, especially if falling from an only slightly lesser height is entirely harmless and/or necessary to progress.
17th Jul '17 4:54:58 PM Eksekk
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* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. Thanks to the line "Losing is fun" in the in the instructions for the game, "Fun Units" is a very accurate term. No sarcasm needed. One of the main draws of the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. Thanks to the line "Losing is fun" in the in the instructions for the game, "Fun Units" is a very accurate term. No sarcasm needed. One of the main draws of the game.
8th Mar '17 1:14:58 AM wolftickets1969
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' games at least up to V were more than happy to allow you to teleport into solid rock. This resulted in the '''[[TotalPartyKill total loss]]''' of your party, [[FinalDeath no resurrection attempts allowed]]. Oh, and if you play the games the way they're intended, there's no "reload game" upon this happening. You can also emerge high above the city and crash to the ground, or drown in the castle moat, but these "merely" kill your party as opposed to your losing them forever; you have a shot at resurrecting them in the latter two instances. Basically, be '''''very''''' careful when teleporting in Wizardry.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' games at least up to V were more than happy to allow you to [[TeleFrag teleport into solid rock.rock]]. This resulted in the '''[[TotalPartyKill total loss]]''' of your party, [[FinalDeath no resurrection attempts allowed]]. Oh, and if you play the games the way they're intended, there's no "reload game" upon this happening. You can also emerge high above the city and crash to the ground, or drown in the castle moat, but these "merely" kill your party as opposed to your losing them forever; you have a shot at resurrecting them in the latter two instances. Basically, be '''''very''''' careful when teleporting in Wizardry.
20th Feb '17 1:08:39 PM bt8257
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See also: ScrappyMechanic; TrialAndErrorGameplay. If it belongs, there is no need to put it here too unless it's shared by many games. ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' and other examples of PlatformHell are loaded with [=FUs=]. The antithesis to AntiFrustrationFeature. See UnwinnableByDesign for when there's a way to make the game literally unbeatable.

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See also: ScrappyMechanic; TrialAndErrorGameplay. If it belongs, there is no need to put it here too unless it's shared by many games. ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' and other examples of PlatformHell are loaded with [=FUs=]. The antithesis to AntiFrustrationFeature.AntiFrustrationFeatures. See UnwinnableByDesign for when there's a way to make the game literally unbeatable.
1st Jan '17 4:56:16 AM IndigoFenix
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** Forgotten Beasts, Titans, and [[spoiler:demons]] are procedurally generated {{Kaiju}} that can come in a multitude of shapes and materials and toting any one of a number of possible special weapons, including fire, webs, and various kinds of deadly poison vapor. While many of these turn out to be pushovers like giant snowmen that crumble in one hit, you might find also yourself faced with, say, a web-spitting T-Rex made out of solid iron. And if the RandomNumberGod happens to be particularly vengeful that day, it might throw a BlobMonster at you with no weak points to attack. A blob made of steel, or even worse, [[{{Unobtainium}} Adamantine]], leaves you with no options short of trapping it in a cave-in, which kills everything.

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** Forgotten Beasts, Titans, and [[spoiler:demons]] are procedurally generated {{Kaiju}} that can come in a multitude of shapes and materials and toting any one of a number of possible special weapons, including fire, webs, and various kinds of deadly poison vapor. While many of these turn out to be pushovers like giant snowmen that crumble in one hit, you might also find also yourself faced with, say, a web-spitting T-Rex made out of solid iron. iron. And if the RandomNumberGod happens to be particularly vengeful that day, it might throw a BlobMonster at you with no weak points to attack. attack. A blob made of steel, or even worse, [[{{Unobtainium}} Adamantine]], leaves you with no options short of trapping it in a cave-in, which kills everything.



** Fortunately, this being DF, there is almost nothing that a well-prepared fortress cannot fight off. With enough skill and planning, even TheLegionsOfHell can be held off indefinitely by your legendary dwarven warriors or layers upon layers of minecart-based traps. Most [[GameMod mods]] are built with the aim of adding even more challenge to the game.

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** Fortunately, this being DF, there is almost nothing that a well-prepared fortress cannot fight off. With enough skill and planning, even TheLegionsOfHell can be held off indefinitely by your legendary dwarven warriors or layers upon layers of minecart-based traps. traps. Most [[GameMod mods]] are built with the aim of adding even more challenge to the game.
1st Jan '17 4:55:19 AM IndigoFenix
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** Forgotten Beasts, Titans, and [[spoiler:demons]] are procedurally generated {{Kaiju}} that can come in a multitude of shapes and materials and toting any one of a number of possible special weapons, including fire, webs, and various kinds of deadly poison vapor. While many of these turn out to be pushovers like giant snowmen that crumble in one hit, you might find also yourself faced with, say, a web-spitting T-Rex made out of solid iron. And if the RandomNumberGod happens to be particularly vengeful that day, it might throw a BlobMonster at you with no weak points to attack. A blob made of steel, or even worse, [[{{Unobtanum}} Adamantine]], leaves you with no options short of trapping it in a cave-in, which kills everything.

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** Forgotten Beasts, Titans, and [[spoiler:demons]] are procedurally generated {{Kaiju}} that can come in a multitude of shapes and materials and toting any one of a number of possible special weapons, including fire, webs, and various kinds of deadly poison vapor. While many of these turn out to be pushovers like giant snowmen that crumble in one hit, you might find also yourself faced with, say, a web-spitting T-Rex made out of solid iron. iron. And if the RandomNumberGod happens to be particularly vengeful that day, it might throw a BlobMonster at you with no weak points to attack. attack. A blob made of steel, or even worse, [[{{Unobtanum}} [[{{Unobtainium}} Adamantine]], leaves you with no options short of trapping it in a cave-in, which kills everything.



** Fortunately, this being DF, there is almost nothing that a well-prepared fortress cannot fight off. With enough skill and planning, even TheLegionsOfHell can be held off indefinitely by your legendary dwarven warriors or layers upon layers of minecart-based traps. Most [[GameMod mods]] are built with the aim of adding even more challenge to the game.

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** Fortunately, this being DF, there is almost nothing that a well-prepared fortress cannot fight off. With enough skill and planning, even TheLegionsOfHell can be held off indefinitely by your legendary dwarven warriors or layers upon layers of minecart-based traps. traps. Most [[GameMod mods]] are built with the aim of adding even more challenge to the game.
1st Jan '17 4:54:43 AM IndigoFenix
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** Forgotten Beasts, Titans, and [[spoiler:demons]] are procedurally generated {{Kaiju}} that can come in a multitude of shapes and materials and toting any one of a number of possible special weapons, including fire, webs, and various kinds of deadly poison vapor. While many of these turn out to be pushovers like giant snowmen that crumble in one hit, you might find also yourself faced with, say, a web-spitting T-Rex made out of solid iron. And if the RandomNumberGod happens to be particularly vengeful that day, it might throw a BlobMonster at you with no weak points to attack. A blob made of steel, or even worse, [[{{Unobtanum}} Adamantine]], leaves you with no options short of trapping it in a cave-in, which kills everything.



** Carps haven't been sources of !!FUN!! for a while but there are always Bronze Colossi, Orcs, and Forgotten Beasts.

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** Carps haven't been sources of !!FUN!! for a while but Fortunately, this being DF, there is almost nothing that a well-prepared fortress cannot fight off. With enough skill and planning, even TheLegionsOfHell can be held off indefinitely by your legendary dwarven warriors or layers upon layers of minecart-based traps. Most [[GameMod mods]] are always Bronze Colossi, Orcs, and Forgotten Beasts. built with the aim of adding even more challenge to the game.
29th Dec '16 2:46:54 PM TitaniumDragon
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** Bottomless pits in places they don't belong. Like your backyard. No wonder that house was so cheap...

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** Bottomless pits mixed in places they don't belong. Like your backyard. No wonder with pits which you can jump down to get power-ups (or, worse, that house was so cheap...you *have* to jump down to progress). Alternatively, bottomless pits that logically are only just a short distance above an area you were in moments before.
25th Dec '16 10:45:14 PM ranchsicle
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* The NES ''VideoGame/DirtyHarry'' video game randomly has a "trap room" that shows up when you enter a room; in place of a door, it has "HA HA!" written on a blank wall. The only way out is to reset the game. The developers admitted that it was a joke they were playing on the players.

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* The NES ''VideoGame/DirtyHarry'' video game randomly has a "trap room" that shows up when you enter a room; in place of a door, it has "HA HA!" HA HA" written on a blank wall. The only way out is to reset the game. The developers admitted that it was a joke they were playing on the players.
12th Dec '16 4:43:44 PM Unknownlight
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** While we're on the topic of this series, ''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3}}'' has the infamous Carnival Night Zone barrel: as soon as you approach it, a wall locks you in the room, and you must [[spoiler:press up and down repeatedly without jumping]] to move it out of the way. If you [[GuideDangIt can't figure it out]] due to [[DamnYouMuscleMemory being so used to having to]] [[spoiler:jump a bit]] to dispel obstacles like these, you have to wait for the timer to kill you... and then try again.

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** While we're on the topic of this series, ''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3}}'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3'' has the infamous Carnival Night Zone barrel: as soon as you approach it, a wall locks you in the room, and you must [[spoiler:press up and down repeatedly without jumping]] to move it out of the way. If you [[GuideDangIt can't figure it out]] due to [[DamnYouMuscleMemory being so used to having to]] [[spoiler:jump a bit]] to dispel obstacles like these, you have to wait for the timer to kill you... and then try again.
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