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26th Jun '16 10:45:40 AM nombretomado
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* The big battle at the end of ''Tales of the Sword Coast'' (the expansion for the first ''BaldursGate'') had an ability that allowed a save--but blatantly overrode the results of the save to affect the target anyway, ''every single time'' to ''every single party member'' in over a dozen tries. Even when not a ''single'' one of the main character's saves was greater than 1 (and some were ''less'' than one). Without a save penalty on that ability of at least -10, it is... highly improbable at best to miss all the saves.

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* The big battle at the end of ''Tales ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGateTalesOfTheSwordCoast Tales of the Sword Coast'' Coast]]'' (the expansion for the first ''BaldursGate'') ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'') had an ability that allowed a save--but blatantly overrode the results of the save to affect the target anyway, ''every single time'' to ''every single party member'' in over a dozen tries. Even when not a ''single'' one of the main character's saves was greater than 1 (and some were ''less'' than one). Without a save penalty on that ability of at least -10, it is... highly improbable at best to miss all the saves.



** From ''Baldur's Gate II'' and onwards, all high-level enemy mages (and there are a lot of these) get something called a 'tattoo of power', which is a spell trigger that can activate any number of defensive spells instantly and without any action from the user and stacks on top of existing spell triggers and contingencies. It's probably to counter the fact that the [=NPC=]s can't "pre-buff" (cast support spells shortly before a fight to avoid having to waste turns on them) like the player.

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** From ''Baldur's Gate II'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' and onwards, all high-level enemy mages (and there are a lot of these) get something called a 'tattoo of power', which is a spell trigger that can activate any number of defensive spells instantly and without any action from the user and stacks on top of existing spell triggers and contingencies. It's probably to counter the fact that the [=NPC=]s can't "pre-buff" (cast support spells shortly before a fight to avoid having to waste turns on them) like the player.
14th Jun '16 11:08:06 PM gophergiggles
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* The various ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' games all allow the opponents to break boxing rules like ''nobody's'' business while restricting you to legitimate boxing tactics. Enemies are free to chug soda to replenish health, duct-tape a manhole cover over their only weak spot, or blatantly use prohibited moves like headbutts and ''magic'' to take you down. [[TropesAreTools Unlike most examples]] on this page, it's entirely PlayedForLaughs. The only aversion is Glass Joe's protective headgear, as it turns out if ''any'' boxer suffers 100 losses they're allowed to use it and, sure enough, Little Mac [[EasyModeMockery gets a set of his own]] if he suffers 100 losses.
12th Jun '16 8:25:57 PM DPsycho
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*** To elaborate, claw machines in Japan will often feature a single object placed in the center of a flat surface, and the captured object is then traded for the actual prize. Players are expected to make multiple attempts, nudging the object closer to the goal each time. If a player accidentally moves the object into a disadvantageous position, they can flag down one of the arcade operators to reset it to its original placement and start anew. In the end, you've paid a reasonable price for the item, but the prizes are often specialty pop culture items that cannot be found in retail stores (apart from secondhand shops in the months that follow).
12th Jun '16 8:09:47 PM DPsycho
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* ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'' is infamous for this. The computer can have three Torrential Tribute, three Swords of the Revealing Light, three Raigeki, three Harpie's Feather Duster, three Pot of Greed, three Monster Reborn and/or three Change of Heart while you can have these card only once in your deck.

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* ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'' is infamous for this. The computer can have three Torrential Tribute, three Swords of the Revealing Light, three Raigeki, three Harpie's Feather Duster, three Pot of Greed, three Monster Reborn and/or three Change of Heart while you can have these card cards only once in your deck.
12th Jun '16 4:56:44 PM DPsycho
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* In ''VideoGame/MaddenNFL'', the AI on higher difficulties will know exactly what play you called and respond accordingly. If you audible back and forth between run and pass plays, you can watch the defense react to them even though none of your players moved. And this happens early in the game, long before they could figure out a tell. Similarly, the AI can audbile into, out of, and within the Wildcat formation, which the player cannot do for Game Balance reasons. There are many, mnay more examples.

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* In ''VideoGame/MaddenNFL'', the AI on higher difficulties will know exactly what play you called and respond accordingly. If you audible back and forth between run and pass plays, you can watch the defense react to them even though none of your players moved. And this happens early in the game, long before they could figure out a tell. Similarly, the AI can audbile audible into, out of, and within the Wildcat formation, which the player cannot do for Game Balance reasons. There are many, mnay many more examples.
12th Jun '16 4:44:51 PM DPsycho
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* ''ReBoot'' is a show about the inhabitants of a computer, where a lost game results in damage to the system and (what is effectively) ''death of the participants''. As you can imagine, they will pull every trick possible to keep the user from winning games. This includes things that are so unfair that it's surprising the User even keeps on playing on that computer, like moving ammo and extra lives from where they're normally situated.

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* ''ReBoot'' is a show about the inhabitants of a computer, where a lost any game won by the user results in damage to the system and (what is effectively) ''death of the participants''. As you can imagine, they will pull every trick possible to keep the user from winning games. This includes things that are so unfair that it's surprising the User even keeps on playing on that computer, like moving ammo and extra lives from where they're normally situated.



** In WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy when Grim complains about a game his is playing cheating, the character actually calls him a wimp and shoots his score, resetting it to zero.

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** In WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy when Grim complains about a that the game his he is playing is cheating, the in-game character actually calls him a wimp and shoots his score, resetting it to zero.
8th Jun '16 11:12:51 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* PerfectPlayAI \\
What happens when the SNKBoss' MO is also applied to regular opponents.
8th Jun '16 11:11:12 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* PerfectPlayAI \\
What happens when the SNKBoss' MO is also applied to regular opponents.
4th Jun '16 10:46:49 PM nombretomado
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*** To take it up one more agonizing notch, even if you blatantly cheat, the Computer *still* out-cheats you! In the PS2 DB fighting games by Atari, the games would follow a switch-sides method for the tournament after each round. Try and use ye olde Game Shark, or like device? Well, once the game switches sides, the AI now has whatever extras you gave yourself. But wait - there's more. You get your ass kicked in a truly unfair manner, and then the game switches sides again when you continue---and it still keeps the codes for itself--it likes them now.

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*** To take it up one more agonizing notch, even if you blatantly cheat, the Computer *still* out-cheats you! In the PS2 [=PS2=] DB fighting games by Atari, the games would follow a switch-sides method for the tournament after each round. Try and use ye olde Game Shark, or like device? Well, once the game switches sides, the AI now has whatever extras you gave yourself. But wait - there's more. You get your ass kicked in a truly unfair manner, and then the game switches sides again when you continue---and it still keeps the codes for itself--it likes them now.



* ''VideoGame/TestDrive'' for PS2, Xbox and GC. This game exhibits extreme RubberBandAI. No matter how skilled you are or how powerful your car is, the AI will always gain a ridiculous speed boost and catch up, sometimes "teleporting", making races a LuckBasedMission. And they almost never crash or make other mistakes.

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* ''VideoGame/TestDrive'' for PS2, [=PS2=], Xbox and GC. This game exhibits extreme RubberBandAI. No matter how skilled you are or how powerful your car is, the AI will always gain a ridiculous speed boost and catch up, sometimes "teleporting", making races a LuckBasedMission. And they almost never crash or make other mistakes.
31st May '16 1:37:31 PM Willbyr
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** In DragonBallZ Supersonic Warriors 2, at the end of Mania mode. Throughout the 20 match mode, the player will automatically lose any special attack BeamOWar animation. But for the last 10 machtes, the computer adds two or three of the below tricks. For three of the last six matches, it then pits the player's team against one opponent (Cell, then Broly, and in the final match SS Goku), who has access to about a half-dozen AI exclusive skills, including:

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** In DragonBallZ ''Anime/DragonBallZ Supersonic Warriors 2, 2'', at the end of Mania mode. Throughout the 20 match mode, the player will automatically lose any special attack BeamOWar animation. But for the last 10 machtes, the computer adds two or three of the below tricks. For three of the last six matches, it then pits the player's team against one opponent (Cell, then Broly, and in the final match SS Goku), who has access to about a half-dozen AI exclusive skills, including:
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