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8th Oct '17 9:59:02 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/AnnaPigeon'': A small scale version happens to the crooks in ''Destroyer Angel''. After they lose their map, their trek through the forest with their hostages to the rendezvous point takes days longer than it should, as none of them have any survival or navigation skills. They start to fall prey to paranoia and infighting, which is exacerbated by Anna who is following them and playing mind games to keep them off-balance.
26th Sep '17 10:16:34 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* At one point in the ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' LicensedGame for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, Taz has to travel across two rivers, one headed to the left, and another headed to the right, with a waterfall in the middle. He has to navigate the river by hopping across boulders and logs that slowly sink, and since the controls aren't always responsive, he sometimes ends up landing in the water. If he stays on a boulder too long, an alligator will pop up and attack him, and if he loses all his health, he sinks into the water. Is it any wonder Taz hates water?
25th Aug '17 4:31:55 PM benda
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** Although they do actually journey for a considerable distance down the Great River.

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** Although they do actually journey for a considerable distance down the Great River.River. Which was actually probably the safest non-Elvish part of the trip.
29th Jul '17 11:57:26 AM Spanks
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* The ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Bandicoot]]'' games have quite a few River of [[{{Pun}} n.sanity]] levels:

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* The ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Bandicoot]]'' games have quite a few River of [[{{Pun}} n.sanity]] River of N.Sanity]] levels:
29th Jul '17 11:55:32 AM Spanks
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* The ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Bandicoot]]'' games:

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* The ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Bandicoot]]'' games:games have quite a few River of [[{{Pun}} n.sanity]] levels:
22nd Jul '17 1:30:52 PM Spanks
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* The ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Bandicoot]]'' games:
** The levels "Upstream" and "Up The Creek" in [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996 Crash 1]], where the titular hero has to traverse up a river, and of course, [[SuperDrowningSkills avoid falling in]].
**[[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack Crash 2]] expands on the concept with the levels "Hang Eight", "Plant Food", and "Air Crash" which are much more action oriented and dangerous, as Crash has to rely on a jet board to get up the stream, all while avoiding mines and deadly whirlpools.
29th Jun '17 7:26:11 PM Scoutstr295
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Crowhurst Donald Crowhurst]] was a British businessman who entered the 1968 ''Sunday Times'' Golden Globe Race, in which he was expected to complete a non-stop circumnavigation of the world single-handedly. Crowhurst, who was in deep financial trouble, entered the race in hopes of winning the cash prize. Unfortunately, he encountered difficulty early in the voyage and began reporting false positions, which gradually [[SanitySlippage eroded his mental state]] and is believed to have led to his [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Crowhurst Donald Crowhurst]] was a British businessman who entered the 1968 ''Sunday Times'' Golden Globe Race, in which he was expected to complete a non-stop circumnavigation of the world single-handedly. Crowhurst, who was in deep financial trouble, entered the race in hopes of winning the cash prize. Unfortunately, he encountered difficulty early in the voyage and began reporting false positions, which gradually positions. The pressure between completing the race and solving his financial woes, or letting his deception be exposed, [[SanitySlippage gradually eroded his mental state]] and as evidenced by his [[ApocalypticLog increasingly rambling logbooks]]. It is believed to have led to his [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].that he eventually committed suicide by throwing himself in the ocean.
29th Jun '17 7:23:15 PM Scoutstr295
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Crowhurst Donald Crowhurst]] was a British businessman who entered the 1968 ''Sunday Times'' Golden Globe Race, in which he was expected to complete a non-stop circumnavigation of the world single-handedly. Crowhurst, who was in deep financial trouble, entered the race in hopes of winning the cash prize. Unfortunately, he encountered difficulty early in the voyage and began reporting false positions, which gradually [[SanitySlippage eroded his mental state]] and is believed to have led to his [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].
30th May '17 5:49:12 PM Scoutstr295
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* Quite in the lines of Lope de Aguirre in terms of tough luck (not so much in insanity) is Juan Díaz de Solís. He discovered the "Fresh Sea": Río de la Plata, an estuary so big it looks like a sea. They thought that it may be a good idea to go upriver, set their feet on the land and see if that pesky Eldorado was there. He didn't found it, what he did found was hostile natives, who killed him and his escort in full view of all the men aboard. Taking good notice, his second-in-command decided that it was about time to go back to Spain.

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* Quite in the lines of Lope de Aguirre in terms of tough luck (not so much in insanity) is Juan Díaz de Solís. He discovered the "Fresh Sea": Río de la Plata, an estuary so big it looks like a sea. They thought that it may be a good idea to go upriver, set their feet on the land and see if that pesky Eldorado was there. He didn't found find it, and what he did found was find instead were hostile natives, natives who killed him and his escort in full view of all the men aboard. Taking good notice, his second-in-command decided that it was about time to go back to Spain.
11th May '17 5:10:26 PM Spanks
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* Some levels in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' have a rapid current that is difficult for Mario to swim in. The idea of these levels is to stay out of the river and use platforms instead. The biggest examples are Yoshi's Island 4 and in particular Vanilla Secret 3, where he has to hop on [[DolphinsDolphinsEverywhere jumping Dolphins]] while a Porcupuffer hunts him down in the river.
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