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17th Jun '16 12:55:39 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' games had transports that took you between worlds (and involved LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading) but you often couldn't get on them unless you'd done something (rescued a certain amount of Dragons/Dragon Eggs, had a certain amount of Gems, defeated a boss, etc.)
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3'' uses Funky Kong's vehicles for this. Appropriately for this trope, you start with a motorboat that can only take you to the game's first continent. By beating various bosses you can gain parts that Funky can use to build the next vehicle that you need to progress, including a hovercraft, a jet ski, and when you're close to OneHundredPercentCompletion, [[GlobalAirship a helicopter]].

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* ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' games had transports that took you between worlds (and involved LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading) but you often couldn't get on them unless you'd done something (rescued a certain amount of Dragons/Dragon Eggs, had a certain amount of Gems, defeated a boss, etc.)
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' uses Funky Kong's vehicles for this. Appropriately for this trope, you start with a motorboat that can only take you to the game's first continent. By beating various bosses you can gain parts that Funky can use to build the next vehicle that you need to progress, including a hovercraft, a jet ski, and when you're close to OneHundredPercentCompletion, [[GlobalAirship a helicopter]].
12th Jun '16 9:53:30 AM MrUnderhill
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3'' uses Funky Kong's vehicles for this. Appropriately for this trope, you start with a motorboat that can only take you to the game's first continent. By beating various bosses you can gain parts that Funky can use to build the next vehicle that you need to progress, including a hovercraft, a jet ski, and when you're close to OneHundredPercentCompletion, [[InfinityPlusOneSword a helicopter]].

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3'' uses Funky Kong's vehicles for this. Appropriately for this trope, you start with a motorboat that can only take you to the game's first continent. By beating various bosses you can gain parts that Funky can use to build the next vehicle that you need to progress, including a hovercraft, a jet ski, and when you're close to OneHundredPercentCompletion, [[InfinityPlusOneSword [[GlobalAirship a helicopter]].
12th Jun '16 9:50:59 AM MrUnderhill
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3'' uses Funky Kong's vehicles for this. Appropriately for this trope, you start with a motorboat that can only take you to the game's first continent. By beating various bosses you can gain parts that Funky can use to build the next vehicle that you need to progress, including a hovercraft, a jet ski, and when you're close to OneHundredPercentCompletion, [[InfinityPlusOneSword a helicopter]].
12th Jun '16 9:31:48 AM MrUnderhill
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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has quite a few fixed boat routes: Al-Kharid or Taverley to Daemonheim. Port Sarim to Karamja, Entrana, or the Void Knight Outpost[[note]](with another boat ride for good measure if you actually want to participate in the Void Knight activity)[[/note]]. Port Phasmatys to Braindeath Island, Dragontooth Island, or Mos Le'Harmless. And so on.

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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has quite a few fixed boat routes: Al-Kharid or Taverley to Daemonheim. Port Sarim to Karamja, Entrana, or the Void Knight Outpost[[note]](with Outpost[[labelnote:*]](with another boat ride for good measure if you actually want to participate in the Void Knight activity)[[/note]].activity)[[/labelnote]]. Port Phasmatys to Braindeath Island, Dragontooth Island, or Mos Le'Harmless. And so on.
12th Jun '16 9:31:06 AM MrUnderhill
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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' takes this literally

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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' takes this literallyhas quite a few fixed boat routes: Al-Kharid or Taverley to Daemonheim. Port Sarim to Karamja, Entrana, or the Void Knight Outpost[[note]](with another boat ride for good measure if you actually want to participate in the Void Knight activity)[[/note]]. Port Phasmatys to Braindeath Island, Dragontooth Island, or Mos Le'Harmless. And so on.
12th Jun '16 2:44:43 AM Chabal2
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** One of the only ways to compete against the cheating AI in ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth'' is to set the map type to islands and surround it with towers. The AI only sends a transport or two at a time, severely restraining its ability to ZergRush.



* The original ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' had a lengthy arc which consisted of you defending a ship as it crossed a monster-infested sea. Sailors were knocked out during the voyage, and the characters had to make various {{NPC}}s take up the oars. A certain combination of {{NPC}}s would send you off-course, to [[BonusDungeon Crossbone Isle]]. The sequel had two GetOnTheBoat arcs -- the first required you to save Piers, who'd been WronglyAccused of thievery, so you could use his boat. The second involved upgrading the boat into the GlobalAirship.

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''
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The original ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' game had a lengthy arc which consisted of you defending a ship as it crossed a monster-infested sea. Sailors were knocked out during the voyage, and the characters had to make various {{NPC}}s take up the oars. A certain combination of {{NPC}}s would send you off-course, to [[BonusDungeon Crossbone Isle]]. At the end of the game, your party finally gets on the Lemurian ship... and the game ends, and when the sequel came around, AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent happens.
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The sequel had two GetOnTheBoat arcs -- the first required you to save Piers, who'd been WronglyAccused of thievery, so you could use his boat. The second involved upgrading the boat into the GlobalAirship.GlobalAirship [[spoiler:once you're reunited with the first game's party. What happened to ''their'' ship is never explained]].
** Dark Dawn gives you a ship, but the explorable area is vastly reduced compared to ''The Lost Age''.
11th Jun '16 11:38:15 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'' has the Pickle Express, technically not a boat but a CoolTrain. It first gets attacked by {{pirates}} and then swallowed by a whale.
4th Mar '16 11:35:26 PM Diask
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' gives us an example of the "boat-that-never-gets-there" version of the trope.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' gives us an example of the "boat-that-never-gets-there" version of the trope.boat that never gets to its destination.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', you can craft a boat with which you can easily cross vast oceans. It's not necessary, like most of the stuff in the game (boats in particular are known for having durability of a tissue), but it greatly saves time and stamina.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', you can craft a boat boats with which you can easily cross vast oceans. It's not necessary, like most of the stuff in the game (boats in particular are known for having durability of a tissue), but it oceans (or rather, [[SpaceCompression given their scale]], lakes). They can greatly saves save time and stamina.stamina and, since version 1.9, allow transporting up to two passengers, such as farm animals.



* SinbadTheSailor was famous for having a shipwreck almost every time he sailed, but each wreck led to a huge adventure before he could return home.

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* SinbadTheSailor Literature/SinbadTheSailor was famous for having a shipwreck almost every time he sailed, but each wreck led to a huge adventure before he could return home.
7th Feb '16 11:29:00 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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*** The boat in question still cleverly provides {{broken bridge}}s even without sinking, because the party can only get off it on low, smooth coast areas, thus preventing the player from accessing the Forgotten and the Lost continents at all. [[MindScrew The first airship is a boat too, in a sense]], as it can only land on grassy areas.

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*** The boat in question still cleverly provides {{broken bridge}}s even without sinking, because the party can only get off it on low, smooth coast areas, thus preventing the player from accessing the Forgotten and the Lost continents continent at all. [[MindScrew The first airship is a boat too, in a sense]], as it can only land on grassy areas.
6th Jan '16 11:06:53 AM Generality
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[[caption-width-right:240:[[BiggerOnTheInside Doesn't it look a bit small for two people?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:240:[[BiggerOnTheInside [[caption-width-right:240:[[UnitsNotToScale Doesn't it look a bit small for two people?]]]]
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