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28th Aug '17 3:50:48 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'', the skit on "Dracula" has the innocent London lawyer Jonathan Harker receiving a mysterious series of letters from a possible client in Transylvania. The problem is that as he keeps meaning to install a bigger letter box but never quite gets round to it, he's literally receiving only one letter at a time. He and his wife try to decode them and decide they spell "Urgent documents to sing, Fats". They are initially put out that after all the effort, they've received mail meant for Fats Waller.

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* In ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'', the skit on "Dracula" ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' has the innocent London lawyer Jonathan Harker receiving a mysterious series of letters from a possible client in Transylvania. The problem is that as he keeps meaning to install a bigger letter box but never quite gets round to it, he's literally receiving only one letter at a time. He and his wife try to decode them and decide they spell "Urgent documents to sing, Fats". They are initially put out that after all the effort, they've received mail meant for Fats Waller.
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4294902/chapters/11616715 Black Diaries]]'' spelling S-H-O-R-T by touching the appropriate letters on a Hogwarts crest in the dungeons opens a secret passageway.
21st Aug '17 12:06:27 AM DrFraud
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* ''Iggle Pop'' gives you an extra life for spelling I-G-G-L-E.



** ''RC Pro-Am'' and Super RC Pro-Am requires spelling N-I-N-T-E-N-D-O.

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** ''RC Pro-Am'' and Super RC Pro-Am requires require spelling N-I-N-T-E-N-D-O.
6th Jun '17 6:00:07 AM DrFraud
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* In ''Jungo'' spelling J-U-N-G-O gives you an extra life.
26th May '17 6:09:21 AM CosmicFerret
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* In the vector game based on ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', each of the four stages had a bonus goal (in addition to surviving the stage) which awarded a letter in J-E-D-I when completed. Completing the word awarded temporary invincibility at the start of the next stage. As each letter was specific to a stage, it could be worth it to deliberately avoid the bonus in the third stage the first time through so that, rather than waste the invincibility on the relatively easy first stage, it could instead be used on the punishingly difficult fourth stage of each level.

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* In the vector game based on ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', each of the four stages had a bonus goal (in addition to surviving the stage) which awarded a letter in J-E-D-I when completed. Completing the word awarded temporary invincibility at the start of the next stage. As each letter was specific to a stage, it could be worth it to deliberately avoid the bonus in the third stage the first time through so that, rather than waste the invincibility on the relatively easy first stage, it could instead be used on the punishingly difficult fourth stage of each level.
24th May '17 7:11:41 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Disco Fever'' by Creator/WilliamsElectronics, a couple of the bullseye spots light letters of D-I-S-C-O, which awards 5000 points and {{Bonus Multiplier}}s. Spelling F-E-V-E-R with the drop targets lights the 1-4 sequence, which gives extra ball and special bonuses.

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* In ''Disco Fever'' by Creator/WilliamsElectronics, a couple of the bullseye spots light letters of D-I-S-C-O, which awards 5000 points and {{Bonus Multiplier}}s.bonus multipliers. Spelling F-E-V-E-R with the drop targets lights the 1-4 sequence, which gives extra ball and special bonuses.
11th Apr '17 10:16:17 AM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures 2: ASSimiliation'', each level after the first contains NintendoEntertainmentSystem cartridges labeled N-E-R-D. Collecting all of them in a world or in the game give you [[BraggingRightsReward achievements]].

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* In ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures 2: ASSimiliation'', ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdIIAssimilation'', each level after the first contains NintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem cartridges labeled N-E-R-D. Collecting all of them in a world or in the game give gives you [[BraggingRightsReward achievements]].
21st Jan '17 6:48:34 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Head Panic'', when you spell B-O-N-U-S, the stage immediately clears and you proceed to a BonusStage. The letters dropped by enemies rapidly and randomly cycle through the alphabet, and they're worth 500 points individually whether or not they contribute to the word.
12th Jan '17 8:09:48 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Disco Fever'' by Creator/WilliamsElectronics, a couple of the bullseye spots light letters of D-I-S-C-O, which awards 5000 points and {{Bonus Multiplier}}s. Spelling F-E-V-E-R with the drop targets lights the 1-4 sequence, which gives extra ball and special bonuses.
2nd Jan '17 9:05:47 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Spring Break'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}, spelling V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N lights the extra ball.
27th Sep '16 10:47:43 PM TropesForever
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** The above examples are nothing compared to the bonuses in the Star Wars Pinball series. Take the ''Empire Strikes Back'' table. It has the following bonuses: L-A-N-D-O (light ramps for activate magnetic shield), T-I-E (lights Imperial Multiball lock), C-3-P-0 (collects C3PO Bonus), R-2-D-2 (activates Astro Jets), E-M-P-I-R-E (lights Mystery), J-E-D-I & S-I-T-H (activates Jedi / Sith multiballs), T-R-A-I-N-I-N-G (lights video mode), Y-O-D-A (lights Yoda's Hideout), S-K-Y-W-A-L-K-E-R (advances Bonus X and lights AT-AT Attack), H-Y-P-E-R-S-P-A-C-E (enables Hyperspace Multiball), and F-O-R-C-E (starts a Force Hurry-Up).

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** The above examples are nothing compared to the bonuses in the Star Wars Pinball series. Take the ''Empire Strikes Back'' table. It has the following bonuses: L-A-N-D-O (light ramps for activate magnetic shield), T-I-E (lights Imperial Multiball lock), C-3-P-0 (collects C3PO C-3PO Bonus), R-2-D-2 (activates Astro Jets), E-M-P-I-R-E (lights Mystery), J-E-D-I & S-I-T-H (activates Jedi / Sith multiballs), T-R-A-I-N-I-N-G (lights video mode), Y-O-D-A (lights Yoda's Hideout), S-K-Y-W-A-L-K-E-R (advances Bonus X and lights AT-AT Attack), H-Y-P-E-R-S-P-A-C-E (enables Hyperspace Multiball), and F-O-R-C-E (starts a Force Hurry-Up).
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