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27th Oct '15 7:22:54 PM Thepenguinking2
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Of course, if you're really lucky, the GameOver screen will simply read FissionMailed or the game will [[HopelessBossFight let you continue anyway]].

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Of course, if you're really lucky, the GameOver game over screen will simply read FissionMailed or the game will [[HopelessBossFight let you continue anyway]].



* Certain circumstances (covered in {{Unwinnable}}) don't technically result in a GameOver, but prevent you from continuing further into the game.
* Games that are [[AWinnerIsYou too lazy to give you a special victory screen]] will simply show you the standard GameOver screen if you just beat the game. Because of course, your game is over in that situation, too. Can be rather jarring to see a screen associated with failure being used to indicate success, especially if the music is still there...

In the earliest games, you had to start over from the very beginning, but later games provided a password so you could continue from a later spot, and eventually game saves to fulfill the same purpose more conveniently. Some games also let you 'continue' from the same level you were previously on. Indeed, the GameOver has been such an {{Omnipresent Trope|s}} that some games use the phrase whenever you have in some way failed, even if this failure does not in any conceivable way end your game.

Some games will even give you a GameOver screen even if you complete the game, using "Game Over" in a literal sense, as since you've beaten the game, it is now over.

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* Certain circumstances (covered in {{Unwinnable}}) don't technically result in a GameOver, game over, but prevent you from continuing further into the game.
* Games that are [[AWinnerIsYou too lazy to give you a special victory screen]] will simply show you the standard GameOver game over screen if you just beat the game. Because of course, your game is over in that situation, too. Can be rather jarring to see a screen associated with failure being used to indicate success, especially if the music is still there...

In the earliest games, you had to start over from the very beginning, but later games provided a password so you could continue from a later spot, and eventually game saves to fulfill the same purpose more conveniently. Some games also let you 'continue' from the same level you were previously on. Indeed, the GameOver game over has been such an {{Omnipresent Trope|s}} that some games use the phrase whenever you have in some way failed, even if this failure does not in any conceivable way end your game.

Some games will even give you a GameOver game over screen even if you complete the game, using "Game Over" in a literal sense, as since you've beaten the game, it is now over.
24th Mar '15 12:01:50 PM Spanks
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You ran out of [[HitPoints hit points]]. You lost your last life. The character [[EscortMission you're supposed to protect]] has stumbled off a cliff face. Your [[VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} mons]] have all fainted.
7th Oct '14 1:49:02 PM rjd1922
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Of course if you're really lucky the GameOver screen will simply read FissionMailed or the game will [[HopelessBossFight let you continue anyway]].

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Of course course, if you're really lucky lucky, the GameOver screen will simply read FissionMailed or the game will [[HopelessBossFight let you continue anyway]].
8th Jul '14 2:16:11 PM hydrix
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It is also the title of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Over_(book) book]]
27th Jun '14 1:57:14 AM ninjacrat
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So, things are going pretty well for you. You've beaten your RivalTurnedEvil a few times, the ManBehindTheMan revealed himself when you killed off the DiscOneFinalBoss and now you're ready to collect the PlotCoupons and storm his [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Fortress Of Evil]].

But what's this? A ScrappyLevel where you must use the weakest character to [[EscortMission defend]] the [[PlayerCharacter hero]] while he [[HeroicBSOD stumbles forwards blindly]] (get ready to fail your mission objectives)? Did you just run into ThatOneBoss unprepared? Are those GoddamnedBats fluttering around just out of reach, [[ScratchDamage scratch-damaging]] you? Did you [[SuperDrowningSkills step in a puddle]]? Or are [[YouSuck you]] just out of your depth (wave good-bye to your [[HitPoints health bar]])? All right, maybe you just made the wrong choice [[NonstandardGameOver in some dialogue]], or it's the [[{{Unwinnable}} developer's fault]]. Either way it's '''[[AC: Game Over]]''' for you. ("You have died" is the way InteractiveFiction typically puts it.)

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So, things are going pretty well for you. You've beaten your RivalTurnedEvil a few times, the ManBehindTheMan revealed himself when you killed off the DiscOneFinalBoss and now you're ready to collect the PlotCoupons and storm his [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Fortress Of Evil]].

But what's this? A ScrappyLevel where you must use the weakest character to [[EscortMission defend]] the [[PlayerCharacter hero]] while he [[HeroicBSOD stumbles forwards blindly]] (get ready to fail your mission objectives)? Did you just run into ThatOneBoss unprepared? Are those GoddamnedBats fluttering around just out of reach, [[ScratchDamage scratch-damaging]] you? Did you [[SuperDrowningSkills step in a puddle]]? Or are [[YouSuck you]] just out of your depth (wave good-bye to your [[HitPoints health bar]])? All right, maybe you just made the wrong choice [[NonstandardGameOver in some dialogue]], or it's the [[{{Unwinnable}} developer's fault]]. Either way it's
It's '''[[AC: Game Over]]''' for you. ("You have died" is the way InteractiveFiction typically puts it.)
you.
12th Jun '13 3:17:41 AM Bisected8
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[[quoteright:270:[[AngryVideoGameNerd http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BestGameoverScreenEver.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:270:Watch out, [[MemeticMutation Nerd's]] about.]]

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[[quoteright:270:[[AngryVideoGameNerd [[quoteright:270:[[VideoGame/FridayThe13th http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BestGameoverScreenEver.jpg]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:270:Watch out, [[MemeticMutation Nerd's]] [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason's]] about.]]
11th Jun '13 8:42:44 PM MatttheCzar
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[[quoteright:270:[[VideoGame/FridayThe13th http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/13thgameoversmall.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:270:Watch out, [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason's]] about.]]

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[[quoteright:270:[[VideoGame/FridayThe13th [[quoteright:270:[[AngryVideoGameNerd http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/13thgameoversmall.png]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:270:Watch out, [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason's]] [[MemeticMutation Nerd's]] about.]]
7th May '13 12:23:16 PM Luigifan
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Examples go in the [[Quotes/GameOver Quotes section]].

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This trope is too ubiquitous for a proper examples list; we'd be here all month if we tried. Examples go in the [[Quotes/GameOver Quotes section]].
1st May '13 4:02:05 AM GhostOfAGeek
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16th Mar '13 2:04:30 AM erforce
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Sometimes the screen is accompanied by a GameOverMan (no, not [[Film/{{Alien}} Pvt. Hudson]]).

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Sometimes the screen is accompanied by a GameOverMan (no, not [[Film/{{Alien}} [[Film/{{Aliens}} Pvt. Hudson]]).
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