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20th Feb '17 5:36:00 PM Gosicrystal
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### Combine the two items, ''which has a 50% chance of failing''. If you fail, both items are, yep, LostForever.

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### Combine the two items, ''which has a 50% chance of failing''. If you fail, both items are, yep, LostForever.[[PermanentlyMissableContent permanently lost]].



* ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}''. Its 1-in-128 items have become the focal point of several [[SelfImposedChallenge fan quests]], as numerous gamers try to get them all. In fact, one character's ''only weapon that doesn't lower his offense,'' the Sword of Kings, is a 1-in-128 chance item. and when you defeat the boss of the dungeon it's in, [[LostForever the enemy carrying it never appears again.]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword The Gutsy Bat]] is found in the area right before the final boss, so it'll only be used against Giygas. The broken antenna/Gaia Beam is dropped by an enemy that [[ActionBomb explodes upon defeat]]. The Magic Fry Pan is the ''simplest'' to get; killing a dinosaur. At least after hunting Starman Super for the Sword of Kings, Poo can make use of it for a long time.

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* ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}''. Its 1-in-128 items have become the focal point of several [[SelfImposedChallenge fan quests]], as numerous gamers try to get them all. In fact, one character's ''only weapon that doesn't lower his offense,'' the Sword of Kings, is a 1-in-128 chance item. and when you defeat the boss of the dungeon it's in, [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent the enemy carrying it never appears again.]] again]]. [[InfinityPlusOneSword The Gutsy Bat]] is found in the area right before the final boss, so it'll only be used against Giygas. The broken antenna/Gaia Beam is dropped by an enemy that [[ActionBomb explodes upon defeat]]. The Magic Fry Pan is the ''simplest'' to get; killing a dinosaur. At least after hunting Starman Super for the Sword of Kings, Poo can make use of it for a long time.
11th Feb '17 11:28:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[WarhammerOnline Warhammer: Age of Reckoning]]'', although there are still random drops, when you get a quest to get, let's say, 10 wolf eyes, at least the game have the decency to give two eyes to most wolves, and no quest has a <1 drop ratio. You also get fairly good items from influence and even better ones for cheap if you have renown, so the rare-drop ones aren't all that needed.

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* In ''[[WarhammerOnline ''[[VideoGame/WarhammerOnline Warhammer: Age of Reckoning]]'', although there are still random drops, when you get a quest to get, let's say, 10 wolf eyes, at least the game have the decency to give two eyes to most wolves, and no quest has a <1 drop ratio. You also get fairly good items from influence and even better ones for cheap if you have renown, so the rare-drop ones aren't all that needed.
14th Jan '17 7:22:04 PM nombretomado
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* The quality of items found in chests in the [[BonusDungeon Ancient Cave]] in ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' has no relation to the dungeon level. Not so in ''{{Lufia}}: Ruins of Lore'', though.

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* The quality of items found in chests in the [[BonusDungeon Ancient Cave]] in ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' has no relation to the dungeon level. Not so in ''{{Lufia}}: Ruins of Lore'', ''VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore'', though.
12th Jan '17 4:39:53 PM ZombieAladdin
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* ''Pinball/AttackFromMars'' has Stroke of Luck, which gives out pretty substantial awards. The game also keeps track of how many Strokes of Luck have been activated over a single game and gives out extra awards, like extra balls, for every tenth Stroke of Luck.
* The Concert Hall in ''Pinball/MonsterBash'' has the Franchise/UniversalHorror characters traveling on tour to perform at some location on Earth (all of which have {{Punny Name}}s themed on spooky stuff that wouldn't be out of place in ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'') and getting a random benefit from it (which rarely has anything to do with the venue). There is an EasterEgg called "Lyman's Lament" that activates once you've done the World Tour 44 times in one game.
12th Jan '17 4:21:00 PM ZombieAladdin
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This is pretty common in pinball machines from the mid-80's and onwards, with computer technology and programming having become advanced enough to do randomized outputs. Most commonly, they are referred to as "Mystery Awards" or "Random Awards," following the theme of the machine. Which awards you get varies from game to game, tailor-fit to each game's rules.



* In the first ''Pinball/HarleyDavidson'' pinball, the "Speed Trap" gives a random reward.

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* In the first ''Pinball/HarleyDavidson'' pinball, the "Speed Trap" gives a random reward. There is also the "Mystery Rider," who will provide a random multiple of 1 million between 1 and 10 million (but most commonly 5 million).
* ''Pinball/MedievalMadness'' has Merlin's Magic. The odds vary depending on the state of the game, with a tendency to give you either something you really need or you are close to completing.
* ''Pinball/FamilyGuy'' has the Drunken Clam, notable for being ''very'' lopsided in how valuable some awards are than others. When this machine was [[PaletteSwap re-skinned]] as ''Shrek'', it was replaced with Merlin's Magic, most likely a nod to ''Medieval Madness''
* ''Pinball/JamesCameronsAvatar'' has Eywa. The rewards here tend to be pretty humble but will always give out one more ball when first triggered during a multiball.
* ''Pinball/StarTrekStern'''s counterpart is the Black Hole, earned by hitting all of the small stand-up targets distributed throughout. Like with Eywa, the Black Hole Awards tend not to be that valuable except adding one more ball during a multiball.
* The Fish Finder in ''Pinball/FishTales'' functions as a random award source, but it's unusual in that the machine keeps track of the past few games and will increase major awards like Extra Ball or Multiball if the past few games have been short and low-scoring. This system creates an unusual phenomenon on the digital port in ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade'' in that starting up ''Fish Tales'' will always lead to Extra Ball as the first Fish Finder award: This is because the first game of ''Fish Tales'' on ''The Pinball Arcade'' is considered by the machine to be the first game ever played, meaning all previous games had a score of 0 and a play time of 0, the result being that it gives a guaranteed chance of its biggest award.
16th Dec '16 6:13:57 PM HeroicJay
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a variation on one of these: Eiko's Fairy Flute can stolen from Hilgigars on disk 2, a full disk before it becomes available in a Mogshop. Not hard - equip Bandit and spend a few turns trying to steal it, right? Wrong. It is quite the hardest item to steal in the entire game[[note]]It's in the hardest-to-obtain fourth Steal slot, which isn't even ''used'' by most monsters in the first two disks. Later in the game, the Master Thief ability can be used to get the item from that final slot with less fuss, but Hilgigars is fought before you have any access to the Master Thief ability. To add insult to injury, Hilgigars' third Steal slot is left empty, so if the player uses Zidane's Detect ability to see what can be stolen, it will falsely look like the Fairy Flute is in the third slot.[[/note]], and Hilgigars isn't an easy boss, either. Most walkthroughs advise just giving up on the Fairy Flute and buying it later. Not necessarily a random drop, but the difficulty and time required in getting the item definitely qualifies.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a variation on one of these: Eiko's Fairy Flute can stolen from Hilgigars on disk 2, a full disk before it becomes available in a Mogshop. Not hard - equip Bandit and spend a few turns trying to steal it, right? Wrong. It is quite possibly the hardest item to steal in the entire game[[note]]It's in the hardest-to-obtain fourth Steal slot, which isn't even ''used'' by most monsters in the first two disks. Later in the game, the Master Thief ability can be used to get the item from that final slot with less fuss, but Hilgigars is fought before you have any access to the Master Thief ability. To add insult to injury, Hilgigars' third Steal slot is left empty, so if the player uses Zidane's Detect ability to see what can be stolen, it will falsely look like the Fairy Flute is in the third slot.[[/note]], and Hilgigars isn't an easy boss, either. Most walkthroughs advise just giving up on the Fairy Flute and buying it later. Not necessarily a random drop, but the difficulty and time required in getting the item definitely qualifies.
16th Dec '16 6:13:15 PM HeroicJay
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a variation on one of these: Eiko's Fairy Flute can stolen from Hilgigars on disk 2, a full disk before it becomes available in a Mogshop. Not hard - equip Bandit and spend a few turns trying to steal it, right? Wrong. It is quite the hardest item to steal in the entire game, and Hilgigars isn't an easy boss, either. Most walkthroughs advise just giving up on the Fairy Flute and buying it later. Not necessarily a random drop, but the difficulty and time required in getting the item definitely qualifies.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a variation on one of these: Eiko's Fairy Flute can stolen from Hilgigars on disk 2, a full disk before it becomes available in a Mogshop. Not hard - equip Bandit and spend a few turns trying to steal it, right? Wrong. It is quite the hardest item to steal in the entire game[[note]]It's in the hardest-to-obtain fourth Steal slot, which isn't even ''used'' by most monsters in the first two disks. Later in the game, the Master Thief ability can be used to get the item from that final slot with less fuss, but Hilgigars is fought before you have any access to the Master Thief ability. To add insult to injury, Hilgigars' third Steal slot is left empty, so if the player uses Zidane's Detect ability to see what can be stolen, it will falsely look like the Fairy Flute is in the third slot.[[/note]], and Hilgigars isn't an easy boss, either. Most walkthroughs advise just giving up on the Fairy Flute and buying it later. Not necessarily a random drop, but the difficulty and time required in getting the item definitely qualifies.
19th Nov '16 4:02:53 PM TriggerLoaded
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[[folder:Driving Game]]
* A rare racing game case, the third ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'' game has a prize system in which, starting with the late game beginner races, there are four cars that you can win. Too bad you can only win one of them--very frustrating since the endurance races are long as hell, you can't save in the middle of them, and there's a good chance that you'll get stuck with a crappy Renault instead of that GameBreaker F686/M. In some tournaments, it doesn't even matter because the 4 prize cars ''are all the same.''
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[[folder:Driving Game]]
* A rare racing game case, the third ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'' game has a prize system in which, starting with the late game beginner races, there are four cars that you can win. Too bad you can only win one of them--very frustrating since the endurance races are long as hell, you can't save in the middle of them, and there's a good chance that you'll get stuck with a crappy Renault instead of that GameBreaker F686/M. In some tournaments, it doesn't even matter because the 4 prize cars ''are all the same.''
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}},'' enemies have a random chance of dropping ammunition for your weapons. (Unlike ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', where an enemy programmed to drop ammo would always drop ammo.) Some had a rare chance of dropping [[RareRandomDrop valuable artifacts]] instead of ammunition.
11th Jun '16 4:27:48 PM MissMokushiroku
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[[folder:Puzzle]]
* Completing quests in ''VideoGame/ElementalStory'' gives evolution slabs, slab fragments and monster pieces randomly.
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[[folder:Puzzle]]
* Completing quests in ''VideoGame/ElementalStory'' gives evolution slabs, slab fragments and monster pieces randomly.
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20th May '16 12:31:44 PM Ryan914
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** The Deviljho has it's own Gemstone as well, happy hunting a T-Rex on Roids for a gemstone used in "Shady Rituals"
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