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4th Jun '16 9:51:32 AM nombretomado
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* Although not a game with One-Ups, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' was made for this: With the Gambit system, you can set up your characters to act on their own so you aren't spending all your time micro-managing the action. What this means is if you find a monster that can spawn other monsters, you can effectively make use of the system to only target its weaker underlings. One of the better known areas is with the Ghasts made by Negalmuur in the Stilshrine of Miriam: Negalmuur can do virtually no HP damage and relies on instant-kill attacks, which are gradual and can be cured. The Ghasts are no challenge, so disregarding them as long as you set up the gambits so they cure the Doomed party leader and revive allies as soon as they're down, you can effectively leave the PS2 on and effortlessly grind to level 99 and get the full array of License Points and some nice loot. If your party leader doesn't die before being able to be revived, that is, which will pause the game for you to choose a new leader.

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* Although not a game with One-Ups, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' was made for this: With the Gambit system, you can set up your characters to act on their own so you aren't spending all your time micro-managing the action. What this means is if you find a monster that can spawn other monsters, you can effectively make use of the system to only target its weaker underlings. One of the better known areas is with the Ghasts made by Negalmuur in the Stilshrine of Miriam: Negalmuur can do virtually no HP damage and relies on instant-kill attacks, which are gradual and can be cured. The Ghasts are no challenge, so disregarding them as long as you set up the gambits so they cure the Doomed party leader and revive allies as soon as they're down, you can effectively leave the PS2 [=PS2=] on and effortlessly grind to level 99 and get the full array of License Points and some nice loot. If your party leader doesn't die before being able to be revived, that is, which will pause the game for you to choose a new leader.
25th Apr '16 5:25:41 AM Waddle
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** With its many GameMaker tools, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' allows this in multiple ways (even to the point of having canons straight-up shooting 1-Up Mushrooms!). Unfortunately, they really don't matter in this game, except in 100-Mario Challenges but you can never know what kind of level you will get. Your fate lays in the hands of the makers!
6th Apr '16 10:14:00 AM case
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** The YoshisIsland DLC stage in the Wii U version of ''SonicLostWorld'' is a relatively easy stage and if you manage to collect every Yoshi Egg in the level and complete it can give you upwards of 30 lives each time.

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** The YoshisIsland DLC stage in the Wii U version of ''SonicLostWorld'' ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' is a relatively easy stage and if you manage to collect every Yoshi Egg in the level and complete it can give you upwards of 30 lives each time.time. The Yoshi level locks for a little while after each completion of it, but there's also Windy Hill Act 1, which has an area after a checkpoint with many extra lives that only require some moderately precise jumping to get every time; then you can leap off the stage and repeat the process. Both of these farming opportunities are useful as the game is surprisingly stingy with extra lives generally.



2nd Mar '16 9:31:16 AM Prfnoff
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** In the ''WebAnimation/NatrapsX'' series, the first Death Montage shows VideoGame/{{Spelunker}} using the Koopa Shell Bounce trick before killing Rockman. The second has Rockman, reduced to one life, getting his revenge and some of his lives back by bouncing on Spelunker in the same way.

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** In the ''WebAnimation/NatrapsX'' series, the first Death Montage DeathMontage shows VideoGame/{{Spelunker}} using the Koopa Shell Bounce trick before killing Rockman. The second has Rockman, reduced to one life, getting his revenge and some of his lives back by bouncing on Spelunker in the same way.
2nd Mar '16 9:30:50 AM Prfnoff
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** In the ''WebAnimation/NatrapsX'' series, the first Death Montage shows VideoGame/{{Spelunker}} using the Koopa Shell Bounce trick before killing Rockman. The second has Rockman, reduced to one life, getting his revenge and some of his lives back by bouncing on Spelunker in the same way.
13th Jan '16 5:50:41 AM Waddle
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** The first level, "Jungle Hijinxs", is short and extremely easy and contains tons of life balloons (in addition to the lives you get from bananas and animal tokens). It can be played as many times as you want before moving on to the rest of the game.
** [=DKC2=] has Swanky's games, which give you 6 extra lives if you answer all the (pretty easy) questions correctly. Although it's not infinite, it's a huge boost.
** The second game also gives you the ability to easily exit levels you have beaten before. The first level has a balloon one screen from the starting position, so once you've beaten it you can easily enter, get balloon, then exit in about 20 seconds. You can then just repeat until you get bored.
** And there's also Barrel Bayou, where a little ways past halfway are two Kloaks (enemies who throw various things) that keep throwing easily defeated enemies for a while, and then throw a chest with a green balloon worth 2 lives before leaving. Given that enemies respawn if they are avoided but not killed, you can pass the Kloaks and them come back to them to repeat the process as much as you like.
** Don't forget the rope trick and the Krusha trick in the original DKC. The rope trick consists of getting on a rope in the stage "Misty Mines" and placing yourself next to the barrels that spawn enemies. From there you can jump on an enemy and then back to the vine without touching the ground. After doing it eight times, each consecutive time will earn you a life. The Krusha trick can be done in "Loopy Lights," "Manic Mincers," or "Millstone Mayhem" (the first ruins stage); play as Diddy Kong and bounce on a Krusha pinned up against the wall as many times as you want to get a ginormous amount of lives insanely quickly - as in, you will earn extra lives roughly ''three times faster than the life counter can display.'' You can easily reach 99 (and far beyond, though [[{{Cap}} the life counter doesn't show it]]) in under 60 seconds.
** One of the recurring minigames in the original DKC tasked you with repeatedly stomping a Klaptrap (who spat out more bananas and moved faster after each hit). In one level this minigame featured ''three'' such Klaptraps, enabling the player to bounce between them continuously, accumulating many extra lives in the process.

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** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1''
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The first level, "Jungle Hijinxs", is short and extremely easy and contains tons of life balloons (in addition to the lives you get from bananas and animal tokens). It can be played as many times as you want before moving on to the rest of the game.
*** The rope trick consists of getting on a rope in the stage "Misty Mines" and placing yourself next to the barrels that spawn enemies. From there you can jump on an enemy and then back to the vine without touching the ground. After doing it eight times, each consecutive time.
*** The Krusha trick can be done in "Loopy Lights," "Manic Mincers," or "Millstone Mayhem" (the first ruins stage); play as Diddy Kong and bounce on a Krusha pinned up against the wall as many times as you want to get a ginormous amount of lives insanely quickly - as in, you will earn extra lives roughly ''three times faster than the life counter can display.'' You can easily reach 99 (and far beyond, though [[{{Cap}} the life counter doesn't show it]]) in under 60 seconds.
*** One of the recurring minigames tasked you with repeatedly stomping a Klaptrap (who spat out more bananas and moved faster after each hit). In one level this minigame featured ''three'' such Klaptraps, enabling the player to bounce between them continuously, accumulating many extra lives in the process.
** [=DKC2=] ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest''
*** ''[=DKC2=]''
has Swanky's games, which give you 6 extra lives if you answer all the (pretty easy) questions correctly. Although it's not infinite, it's a huge boost.
** The second *** This game also gives you the ability to easily exit levels you have beaten before. The first level has a balloon one screen from the starting position, so once you've beaten it you can easily enter, get balloon, then exit in about 20 seconds. You can then just repeat until you get bored.
** *** And there's also Barrel Bayou, "Barrel Bayou", where a little ways past halfway are two Kloaks (enemies who throw various things) that keep throwing easily defeated enemies for a while, and then throw a chest with a green balloon worth 2 lives before leaving. Given that enemies respawn if they are avoided but not killed, you can pass the Kloaks and them come back to them to repeat the process as much as you like.
** Don't forget the rope trick and the Krusha trick in the original DKC. The rope trick consists of getting ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' introduces a new gameplay mechanic: similarly to ''Mario'', jumping on a rope in the stage "Misty Mines" and placing yourself next to the barrels that spawn enemies. From there several enemies consecutively eventually gives you can jump on an enemy and then back to the vine without touching the ground. After doing it eight times, each consecutive time will earn you a life. The Krusha trick can be done 1-Ups. This becomes handy in "Loopy Lights," "Manic Mincers," or "Millstone Mayhem" (the first ruins stage); play as Diddy Kong and bounce on a Krusha pinned up against the wall as many times as you want to get a ginormous amount of lives insanely quickly - as in, you will earn extra lives roughly ''three times faster than the life counter can display.'' You can easily reach 99 (and far beyond, though [[{{Cap}} the life counter doesn't show it]]) in under 60 seconds.
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"8-K: Five Monkey Trial". One of the recurring minigames trials consist of jumping on Squidlies in order to reach the original DKC tasked you top of the area, but the pattern of their arrival is fixed, and one knowing it could do a LeapOfFaith from one of the upper Squidlies with repeatedly stomping a Klaptrap (who spat out more bananas the help of Diddy's barrels and moved faster after each hit). In landing on one level this minigame featured ''three'' such Klaptraps, enabling of the player to bounce between them continuously, accumulating many extra lives in bottom Squidlies and repeat the process.



* ''VideoGame/SuperEmpireStrikesBack'' for the Super Famicom had a LeapOfFaith cave containing five extra lives in an early level. The catch was that once you collected them, you had to jump in a BottomlessPit and die. You respawned a bit earlier in the level, meaning you could do the Leap of Faith again, ''ad nauseam''.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperEmpireStrikesBack'' for the Super Famicom had a LeapOfFaith cave containing five extra lives in an early level. The catch was that once you collected them, you had to jump in a BottomlessPit and die. You respawned a bit earlier in the level, meaning you could do the Leap of Faith again, ''ad nauseam''.


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** ''Super Empire Strikes Back'' had a LeapOfFaith cave containing five extra lives in an early level. The catch was that once you collected them, you had to jump in a BottomlessPit and die. You respawned a bit earlier in the level, meaning you could do the Leap of Faith again, ''ad nauseam''.
30th Dec '15 3:23:49 AM Waddle
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* In the SNES game SuperStarWars, there is a level called Land of the Sandpeople, where at one point you can drop down into a canyon holding down left while falling takes you to a secret area where you can get 7 lives. Then you have no choice but to jump down and die, but it still means 6 extra lives. Then when you restart the level, just repeat this process to gain 6 more lives. And another six after that up until 99 lives.

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* In the SNES game SuperStarWars, ''VideoGame/SuperStarWars'', there is a level called Land of the Sandpeople, where at one point you can drop down into a canyon holding down left while falling takes you to a secret area where you can get 7 lives. Then you have no choice but to jump down and die, but it still means 6 extra lives. Then when you restart the level, just repeat this process to gain 6 more lives. And another six after that up until 99 lives.
15th Nov '15 7:20:31 PM MisterVercetti
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** ''SuperMario3DLand'' has a spot in World 1-2 with the old "bounce a koopa shell into the wall" trick, but with a twist; you're bouncing the shell into the fourth wall. There ware several other levels with koopas and walls in the proper placement to do this trick, but World 1-2 is the easiest.
*** Lampshaded here, though. Once you reach the {{Cap}}, Mario loses [[StealthPun his cap]], and runs around hatless until you lose a life.

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** ''SuperMario3DLand'' has a spot in World 1-2 with the old "bounce a koopa shell into the wall" trick, but with a twist; you're bouncing the shell into the fourth wall. There ware are several other levels with koopas Koopas and walls in the proper placement to do this trick, but World 1-2 is the easiest.
*** Lampshaded here, though. Once you reach
easiest and the {{Cap}}, Mario loses [[StealthPun his cap]], and runs around hatless until you lose a life.earliest; it's amusing to render lives [[MeaninglessLives entirely pointless]] not even two levels into the game.
12th Sep '15 6:16:22 PM nombretomado
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** The first ''NinjaGaiden'' has one in 5-3, with the same rule. The PC-Engine port of the game, however, removes it. The Super NES port does not.

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** The first ''NinjaGaiden'' ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' has one in 5-3, with the same rule. The PC-Engine port of the game, however, removes it. The Super NES port does not.
12th Sep '15 6:16:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''NinjaGaiden II'' has a OneUp in a later stage that respawns, but ''only'' if you immediately climb back ''down'' to where you were before you entered the area with the OneUp, then climbed back up; moving past it and climbing up to the next screen negates this.

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* ''NinjaGaiden ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden II'' has a OneUp in a later stage that respawns, but ''only'' if you immediately climb back ''down'' to where you were before you entered the area with the OneUp, then climbed back up; moving past it and climbing up to the next screen negates this.
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