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11th Jan '17 11:54:34 PM GopherBroke
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* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' allows you to collect money from NPCs that you stab, which isn't technically useless since you can in fact use the money at vending machines to buy food to raise your HP. Your HP, though, does literally nothing, so both are examples either directly or indirectly.

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* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' allows you to collect money from NPCs characters that you stab, which isn't technically useless since you can in fact use the money at vending machines to buy food to raise your HP. Your HP, though, does literally nothing, so both are examples either directly or indirectly.
11th Jan '17 11:52:44 PM GopherBroke
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* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' allows you to collect money from NPCs that you stab, which isn't technically useless since you can in fact use the money at vending machines to buy food to raise your HP. Your HP, though, does literally nothing, so both are examples either directly or indirectly.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'', because it was created in RPGMaker, gives the protagonist hit points. Besides counting down with your steps [[spoiler:if you eat a bowl of poisoned soup]], though, they do nothing. In the one case where they have any function, they're still useless since it's impossible to keep them from hitting 0 at that point.
15th Dec '16 8:19:04 PM DoctorNemesis
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* A ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]]'' sketch once featured coverage of a game of "Football vs. Cricket", in which a team of eleven footballers battled a team of eleven cricketers, complete with most of the tools used by both sports, in a competition to finally determine which sport was better. As both sides were basically competing according to their various rule systems, things got pretty confusing on this front very quickly:
-->'''Sports Presenter:''' So what's the score, Richard?\\
'''Sports Reporter:''' Most people agree it's about 87-89 or around there.\\
'''Sports Presenter:''' To whom?\\
'''Sports Reporter:''' That's less clear.
20th Nov '16 3:40:57 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The original MegaMan has a point system, including a randomly generated point bonus for beating a level. This was dropped in all installments afterward, probably because it didn't have any purpose.

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* The original MegaMan ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' has a point system, including a randomly generated point bonus for beating a level. This was dropped in all installments afterward, probably because it didn't have any purpose.
19th Sep '16 2:10:29 PM Pafman
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*Spanish musical contest Furor featured the minipoints: you had to get 3 to obtain a single point. Not that the points mattered that much as the host could randomly give points to any team whenever he felt like it.
19th Sep '16 5:26:42 AM C2
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* You might expect ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' to be like this, but it actually keeps a fairly rigid scoring system. Subverted in that the prize is essentially bragging rights for the panelist. What does matter is how callers do - they get announcer Carl Kassel to record a message on their answering machine.

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* You might expect ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' to be like this, but it actually keeps a fairly rigid scoring system. Subverted in that the prize is essentially bragging rights for the panelist. What does matter is how callers do - they get announcer Carl Kassel Kassell to record a message on their answering machine.
10th Aug '16 9:51:43 AM Anorgil
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* ''VideoGame/FrogFractions'' keeps score in fractions (or, with a certain upgrade, scientific notation), but the score doesn't mean anything.
9th Aug '16 2:27:36 AM jayharrison
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-> ''"Welcome to Whose Line is it Anyway; the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter. That's right, the points are kinda like Canada."''

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-> ''"Welcome to Whose ''Whose Line is it Anyway; Anyway?'', the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter. That's right, the points are kinda like Canada."''
24th Jul '16 2:39:54 PM nombretomado
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** Gets heavily lampshaded in series I episode "International" when they discuss points with Stephen basically pointing out nobody really knows how the system works other than the guys they pay to do it. Note that this is the very start of the show and when asked to recap the scores (before any questions), BillBailey (who first pointed this out) is winning by a whole 3 points... cue more mocking.

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** Gets heavily lampshaded in series I episode "International" when they discuss points with Stephen basically pointing out nobody really knows how the system works other than the guys they pay to do it. Note that this is the very start of the show and when asked to recap the scores (before any questions), BillBailey Music/BillBailey (who first pointed this out) is winning by a whole 3 points... cue more mocking.
5th Jul '16 9:43:23 AM themisterfree
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** In yet another episode, Drew simply brought in a ''tape recorder'' of himself saying "One thousand points!" Wayne stole it during a commercial break and overwrote the tape with himself chanting "My ass... my ass... my ass..."

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** In yet another episode, Drew simply brought in a ''tape recorder'' of himself saying "One thousand points!" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41oHePob_Nw Wayne stole it during a commercial break break]] and overwrote the tape with himself chanting "My ass... my ass... my ass..."
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