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10th Nov '17 5:53:12 PM BillyMT
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* The creators of ''VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame'' released what appeared to be the equivalent for ''Film/TheHungerGames''... on April 1st. It becomes a test to see how many times a player can take one of Clove's throwing knives to the head before giving up.

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* The creators of ''VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame'' released what appeared to be the equivalent for ''Film/TheHungerGames''... on April 1st. It becomes a test to see how many times a player can take one of Clove's throwing knives to the head before giving up. See it for yourself [[https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/592902 here]].
2nd Nov '17 3:07:03 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun'', protagonist Jay Omega is asked to DM the celebrity ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game since the original DM, Appin Dungannon (author of a series of ''Conan''-esque novels), was murdered; Jay rewrites the campaign to be unwinnable, not as a joke, but in order to ferret out the murderer. [[spoiler:Jay puts Dungannon's hero Tratyn Runewind in the game as an NPC, but puts him through a HumiliationConga that climaxes in a battle where Runewind is killed by an enemy wielding the EvilCounterpart of his magical sword. This causes the resident Runewind fanboy to go ''ballistic'', admitting that he killed Dungannon to "save" Runewind (he broke into the author's hotel room and saw a joke chapter in which Runewind got killed), and then he steals a gun from the detective overseeing the investigation and tries to "save" the hero again by killing Jay. [[TheKillerBecomesTheKilled It doesn't end well for him.]]]]
1st Oct '17 5:48:20 PM Malady
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** "reallyjoel's Dad mode" is a running gag in RemarGames, though since the other games are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfM3vtVlCTw technically possible]] we can't list them on this page.

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** "reallyjoel's Dad mode" is a running gag in RemarGames, Creator/DanielRemar's games, though since the other games are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfM3vtVlCTw technically possible]] we can't list them on this page.
25th Jul '17 8:41:32 PM BackgroundGuy
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* ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' games are another popular target for fake levels in the form of impossible songs only bots can play, let alone win flawlessly (and even then if the programming isn't tight enough bots can still flub parts of these songs). The idea is to see how difficult it can truly get, how many notes you can fit into a song, how many points you can earn, etc. Often, songs from artists like Creator/{{Buckethead}} are synced up with the impossible note track even though since the multitracks are never involved this doesn't result in the screeching fast guitar solos dropping out if any notes are missed.
11th Jun '17 1:44:22 PM nombretomado
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* Shortly after Brazil was trampled 7-1 by Germany in the 2014 {{FIFA World Cup}}, a Brazilian programmer decided to enhance the SelfDeprecation with [[http://www.clickjogos.com.br/jogos/gol-da-alemanha-simulator/ "Gol da Alemanha]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh6nN_KbyTM Simulator"]]. There the player controls a Brazilian attacker, when one of the other players is a traffic cone, the other nine filled to the brim with ArtificialStupidity, and the opposing German team actually knows what is doing.

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* Shortly after Brazil was trampled 7-1 by Germany in the 2014 {{FIFA UsefulNotes/{{FIFA World Cup}}, a Brazilian programmer decided to enhance the SelfDeprecation with [[http://www.clickjogos.com.br/jogos/gol-da-alemanha-simulator/ "Gol da Alemanha]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh6nN_KbyTM Simulator"]]. There the player controls a Brazilian attacker, when one of the other players is a traffic cone, the other nine filled to the brim with ArtificialStupidity, and the opposing German team actually knows what is doing.
27th May '17 2:46:20 PM EthanWhite
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*and Ethan White (the guy who made Super Releasio Bros. and Super Releasio Bros. 2: The Lost Toads) and Shadow Mario made another hack called Super Releasio Bros. 2u which is a hack of Super Mario Bros. 2. [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6q2uCjVTVO-E0iCqRMgIqQ MadeForReleasio Toad]] (again) played through it and made videos documenting it.
26th Apr '17 3:52:25 AM Cheeyev
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** A brave user by the name of [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6q2uCjVTVO-E0iCqRMgIqQ MadeForReleasio Toad]] has subverted the trope and managed to upload footage of them legitly beating the majority (if not the entirety) of the game via.

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** A brave user by the name of [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6q2uCjVTVO-E0iCqRMgIqQ MadeForReleasio Toad]] has subverted the trope and managed to upload footage of them legitly beating the majority (if not the entirety) of the game via.
via legit means. [[spoiler:However, this becomes [[DoubleSubversion double subverted]] [[https://youtu.be/6mcWt6VwhxQ?t=11m35s when the game crashes on him on the ending...]] and then [[ZigZaggingTrope subverted again]] as the ending plays on an edited version of it.]]
***[[spoiler:''"What...? No... NO! WHY?! WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?! No! I refuse! I REFUSE! For all I went through, THATS MY ENDING?! NO! I DESERVE that cake! I can't let it end like this...I have to do something..."'']]
* [[https://youtu.be/MmGYPNlPLrI Super Releasio Brothers]] is a fanmade sequel to the above hack, and much like it, it's completely unbeatable under normal means as Mario (who has the top part of his head replaced with a mushroom) will speed up far too fast with the inability to slow down at all. [[Main/GameBreakingBug He even runs so fast that the game glitches up because Mario's not supposed to go that fast,]] which causes part of the levels to loop over, can put him in solid objects, run right into a pit or an enemy, etc. However, you can still go fairly slow and try not to intentionally speed up. You could beat the game like this... [[TimedMission if it weren't for the fact that the timer wasn't removed,]] so you wouldn't reach the end of the level by doing that unless you froze the timer or went at the normal (for Releasio) speed. It didn't help that in the original version, [[Main/GameBreakingBug level 7-4 was actually impossible to beat,]] as the game couldn't tell if Mario went through the right path or not due to how quick he was going, causing the level to loop endlessly. There's also even its own version of SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels called [[https://youtu.be/QTPVEzFnWTo Super Releasio Bros: The Lost Toads,]] making NintendoHard into Nintendo Almost Impossible.
**Much like before, Made For Releasio Toad has played, observed the physics and made tool assisted runs of both games, which you can see [[https://youtu.be/z01Lkt1AYRk here]] and [[https://youtu.be/RRPdRt3d9D4 here.]]
10th Apr '17 7:09:57 PM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} II'' includes a joke custom map in which the player only controls a single peasant surrounded by dozens of AI enemy controlled units. Predictably, it ends with a defeat after a couple of seconds. The unwinnable status of the mission is even lampshaded in its file name ("Suicide") and ingame description ("If you win, you're ''Warcraft'' god" or something like that). It is possible to win it if you can enter the invincibility cheat quickly enough.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} II'' ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'' includes a joke custom map in which the player only controls a single peasant surrounded by dozens of AI enemy controlled units. Predictably, it ends with a defeat after a couple of seconds. The unwinnable status of the mission is even lampshaded in its file name ("Suicide") and ingame description ("If you win, you're ''Warcraft'' god" or something like that). It is possible to win it if you can enter the invincibility cheat quickly enough.
10th Apr '17 7:07:46 PM Cheeyev
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*[[https://youtu.be/wYxMhCXyTkA Super Releasio 64]] is a joke hack of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' made by Kaze Emanuar, the creator of both ''VideoGame/SuperMario64LastImpact'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMario64ChaosEdition''. Its sole reason on why it was made was due to the fact that everybody was constantly bugging him about when the former would release. In this game, both this trope and UnwinnableByDesign are in full effect here, as you play as Toad... who speeds up incredibly fast, making the game all but unplayable unless you carefully (and we mean ''carefully'') move him. Somebody has documented how Toad(io) in the game works, [[https://youtu.be/shhLmuBBMi8 which you can see here.]] Other changes include most (if not about all) of the textures have been replaced by Toad's face, all of the text in-game being changed (typically to some sort of variation of Toad), Toad's head and his face are constantly moving around the screen like snow, and all of the instruments for the music have been replaced by Toad's voice from Mario Kart 64. Besides that, it's the same game as Super Mario 64... mostly.
**A brave user by the name of [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6q2uCjVTVO-E0iCqRMgIqQ MadeForReleasio Toad]] has subverted the trope and managed to upload footage of them legitly beating the majority (if not the entirety) of the game via.
21st Mar '17 5:39:11 AM Mineboot45
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---> [[LampshadeHanging "Oh, my life is a joke!"]]
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