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25th Jul '16 8:21:01 PM jormis29
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* The ''VideoGame/Mother'' series:

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* The ''VideoGame/Mother'' ''VideoGame/{{Mother}}'' series:
25th Jul '16 1:26:17 PM JohnnyLurg
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' has a man in a troll costume blocking the path to Stan's Used Ship Emporium and Captain Smirk's Pirate Gym until you give him the item he is looking for.


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** Similarly, there is a NPC at the south exit of Violet City who will not let you pass until you defeat Faulkner, Violet City's Gym Leader. Fortunately, he will give you a free item, Miracle Seed, once you do.
29th Feb '16 1:47:47 PM Octorok103
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** In Lumiose City in ''X and Y'', when you first enter there will be all these mechanics stopping you from accessing a good bit of the town because of a blackout (which you won't be fixing until after you get your fourth badge). With the wonky camera angles in the town, it's safe to say you'll want to punch them in the face after the 9000th time they get to you. It doesn't help that the lights in the buildings just behind them are clearly working just fine.

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** In Lumiose City in ''X and Y'', when you first enter there will be all these mechanics stopping you from accessing a good bit of the town because of a blackout (which you won't be fixing until after you get your fourth badge). With the wonky camera angles in the town, it's safe to say you'll want to punch them in the face after the 9000th time they get to you. It doesn't help that the lights in the buildings just behind them are clearly working just fine.fine, and [=NPCs=] pass between the open and closed zones freely.
29th Jan '16 3:58:53 PM FGHIK
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': The two kids who block the exits to Kokiri Village at the beginning of the game. The passage they're blocking is pretty big, so they sidestep back and forth, always standing exactly in front of you. Also of note: the ridiculously fat King Zora who blocks the entrance to Zora's Fountain. Other characters in the game pull off the same living BrokenBridge stunt, but none with quite the elan of King Zora.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': The two kids who block the exits to Kokiri Village at the beginning of the game. The passage they're blocking is pretty big, so they sidestep back and forth, always standing exactly in front of you. Also of note: the ridiculously fat King Zora who blocks the entrance to Zora's Fountain.Fountain, and takes an extremely long time to move out of the way once you free him. Other characters in the game pull off the same living BrokenBridge stunt, but none with quite the elan of King Zora. [[GoodBadBugs Fortunately, most can be bypassed by various glitches]].
29th Dec '15 2:43:09 PM Malloon
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A SubTrope of BrokenBridge. A favorite tactic of the CityGuards. See also InsurmountableWaistHeightFence. Can lead to a {{Chain of Deals}}.

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A SubTrope of BrokenBridge. A favorite tactic of the CityGuards. See also InsurmountableWaistHeightFence. Can lead to a {{Chain of Deals}}. Compare and contrast BeefGate, where the character will simply kill you instead of just stopping you, until you can kill it.
25th Dec '15 7:45:17 PM randomtroper89
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* ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' still has the tile-based variant, as of ''Avernum 6'' released last year. There are few Dronejams by design, many more occur from NPC roaming.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' still has the tile-based variant, as of ''Avernum 6'' released last year. There are few Dronejams roadblocks by design, many more occur from NPC roaming.



* ''Habbo Hotel'' has suffered serious amounts of drone jam as a result of regular raids by hacktivist groups.
** [[MemeticMutation POOL'S CLOSED]]. DUE TO AIDS, [[RozenMaiden DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU]].

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* ''Habbo Hotel'' has suffered serious amounts of drone jam roadblock as a result of regular raids by hacktivist groups.
** --> [[MemeticMutation POOL'S CLOSED]]. DUE TO AIDS, [[RozenMaiden DESU DESU DESU DESU DESU]].
23rd Oct '15 3:46:14 PM Bauglir100
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** In the same games, there is a salesman in Mahogany Town that sells Rage Candy Bars at the Eastern exit. The problem is that he feels the need to get in your way and push you back towards town if you try to walk past him just so that he can sell them to you, whether you buy his stuff or not. What's even more ridiculous is that he'll still do this even when it gets to the point in the game where he's planning to pack up and leave since the stock's run out. In other words, he's still blocking up traffic just to tell us he's run out of the stuff he was blocking up traffic for ''in the first place''.
14th Oct '15 8:17:43 AM Mhazard
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* Played with in ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'', you can stab every single NPC Roadblock with a knife, but everything comes with [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishMent consequences]].
19th Aug '15 4:29:01 PM Karxrida
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** In ''PokemonGoldAndSilver'', a police officer in Kanto's Radio Tower (formerly Pokemon Tower) will not let you ascend to any floors above the first, no matter what else you do.

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** In ''PokemonGoldAndSilver'', ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', a police officer in Kanto's Radio Tower (formerly Pokemon Tower) will not let you ascend to any floors above the first, no matter what else you do.
15th Aug '15 5:13:54 AM Korodzik
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* Nearly the entirety of ''VideoGame/KaoTheKangaroo Round 2'' revolves around collecting enough coins to bribe the guard who is blocking the way to the BigBad's ship. If you try to walk by without paying, he shoves you away. No, you cannot just knock him out, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation even though throughout the game you defeat lots of other mooks like him with no problem]].
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