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5th Nov '17 4:18:18 AM Malady
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}''. If you fall off the path in the opening level the LemonyNarrator will say "...and then he fell to his death... [[FissionMailed only foolin']]" before [[PlayerCharacter The Kid]] lands nearby and takes damage from the fall as would happen at every other point in the game.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}''. If you fall off the path in the opening level the LemonyNarrator will say "...and then he fell to his death... [[FissionMailed only foolin']]" before [[PlayerCharacter The Kid]] lands nearby and takes damage from the fall as would happen at every other point in the game.game, which would also be a way to kill himself.



* ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' had one--in [=StarEvil=] (a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up), there's a {{Deadly Wall|s}} at the very start of the game. Not dodging it might seem like Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs--except it's ''so'' close to the start that you literally have less than one second from ''exiting the title screen'' to dodge it. The game also has Hambo's Adventure, which has randomly generating enemies and only '''one life'''. So it's possible for an enemy to generate right by Hambo, resulting in a game over in less than a second.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' ''VideoGame/Action52'' had one--in [=StarEvil=] (a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up), there's a {{Deadly Wall|s}} at the very start of the game. Not dodging it might seem like Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs--except it's ''so'' close to the start that you literally have less than one second from ''exiting the title screen'' to dodge it. The game also has Hambo's Adventure, which has randomly generating enemies and only '''one life'''. So it's possible for an enemy to generate right by Hambo, resulting in a game over in less than a second.



* ''VideoGame/{{Vette}}!'''s first course starts with you facing the Pacific Ocean, so first-time players are likely to immediately end up in the drink.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Vette}}!'''s first course starts with you facing the Pacific Ocean, so first-time players are likely to immediately end up in the drink.drink by walking forward.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', take too long getting to the vault (or go the wrong direction) during the prologue, and you get nuked. Game over.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', take too long getting to the vault (or go the wrong direction) during the prologue, and you get nuked. Game over.
14th Oct '17 3:07:33 PM Malady
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* Running the 1984 DOS platform game ''Janitor Joe'' on too-fast hardware or with the cycles too high in DOSBox will cause the player's OxygenMeter to run out in just a few seconds.

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* Running the 1984 DOS platform game ''Janitor Joe'' on too-fast hardware or with the cycles too high in DOSBox UsefulNotes/DOSBox will cause the player's OxygenMeter to run out in just a few seconds.
14th Oct '17 2:25:23 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher 2'', you can spend all your time and money creating and combining monsters before going to the Ranch, where you'll Game Over upon arrival due to having no money and being unable to feed your monster.

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* In ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher 2'', you start with 5000 Gold and combining monsters costs 500 Gold. You can spend all your time and money creating and combining monsters before going to the Ranch, where you'll resulting in an instant Game Over upon arrival due to having no money and being unable to feed your monster.Over.
7th Oct '17 3:18:10 AM Psychadelico
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** Additionally, several of the games crash the moment someone tries to open them, playing this trope about as literal as it gets.
17th Sep '17 10:48:36 PM Sammettik
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* VideoGame/DarkestDungeon is NintendoHard as it is, but if you turn off the torch (Which many with a basic grip on the mechanics might do to increase the loot obtained) in the tutorial the first fight of the entire game has a chance (which isn't even that low in [[HarderThanHard Stygian Mode]]) to be replaced by the [[BonusBoss Shambler]]. Needless to say, having two unexperienced and unequipped party member at that time makes the fight (which you can't run away from) unwinnable.

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* VideoGame/DarkestDungeon ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' is NintendoHard as it is, but if you turn off the torch (Which many with a basic grip on the mechanics might do to increase the loot obtained) in the tutorial the first fight of the entire game has a chance (which isn't even that low in [[HarderThanHard Stygian Mode]]) to be replaced by the [[BonusBoss Shambler]]. Needless to say, having two unexperienced and unequipped party member at that time makes the fight (which you can't run away from) unwinnable.
17th Sep '17 10:47:39 PM Sammettik
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Note that it's always possible for extremely contrived stupidity to result in a GameOver - mundane cases like failing to properly jump or steer your vehicle around elementary obstacles don't cut it. In the same vein, {{unwinnable}} user-created content isn't worth mentioning unless the deaths are [[HaveANiceDeath funny]] or [[ItsAWonderfulFailure interesting]]. However, this page doesn't include the times when the game [[FissionMailed tries to trick you into thinking that the game has ended]], unless this one is a interesting one.


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Note that it's always possible for extremely contrived stupidity to result in a GameOver - mundane cases like failing to properly jump or steer your vehicle around elementary obstacles don't cut it. In the same vein, {{unwinnable}} user-created content isn't worth mentioning unless the deaths are [[HaveANiceDeath funny]] or [[ItsAWonderfulFailure interesting]]. However, this page doesn't include the times when the game [[FissionMailed tries to trick you into thinking that the game has ended]], unless this one is a interesting one.

interesting]].
17th Sep '17 10:46:01 PM Sammettik
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* Due to the way how it works, VideoGame/PokemonGo Plus does a rather poor job at catching Pokémon in wild, only using regular balls at once and the otherwise easy Pokémon flee immediately. Furthermore, you cannot use Great Balls or Ultra Balls, which means emptying normal Poké Balls will give you no chances at catching when using this peripheral.
17th Sep '17 2:12:36 PM infernape612
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* Also spoofed in WebComic/UserFriendly as Stef starts up VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena. He dies on the intro screen.
* In {{Homestuck}}, many people in the world received copies of the Beta version of Sburb. Judging by all the Gamefaqs guides Rose saw that ended with panicked typing, many groups failed to reach the Incipishpere before their house was destroyed by meteors, meaning they basically died during the tutorial.

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* Also spoofed in WebComic/UserFriendly as Stef starts up VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena.''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena''. He dies on the intro screen.
* In {{Homestuck}}, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', many people in the world received copies of the Beta version of Sburb. Judging by all the Gamefaqs guides Rose saw that ended with panicked typing, many groups failed to reach the Incipishpere before their house was destroyed by meteors, meaning they basically died during the tutorial.
11th Sep '17 10:22:59 PM 4444jdm
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Note that it's always possible for extremely contrived stupidity to result in a player death - mundane cases like failing to properly jump or steer your vehicle around elementary obstacles don't cut it. In the same vein, {{unwinnable}} user-created content isn't worth mentioning unless the deaths are [[HaveANiceDeath funny]] or [[ItsAWonderfulFailure interesting]].

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Note that it's always possible for extremely contrived stupidity to result in a player death GameOver - mundane cases like failing to properly jump or steer your vehicle around elementary obstacles don't cut it. In the same vein, {{unwinnable}} user-created content isn't worth mentioning unless the deaths are [[HaveANiceDeath funny]] or [[ItsAWonderfulFailure interesting]].
interesting]]. However, this page doesn't include the times when the game [[FissionMailed tries to trick you into thinking that the game has ended]], unless this one is a interesting one.

10th Sep '17 9:25:13 AM 4444jdm
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* Due to the way how it works, VideoGame/PokemonGo Plus does a rather poor job at catching Pokémon in wild, only using regular balls at once and the otherwise easy Pokémon flee immediately. Furthermore, you cannot use Great Balls or Ultra Balls, which means emptying normal Poké Balls will give you no chances at catching when using this peripheral.
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