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7th Jan '18 7:12:21 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}'': The number of lives that Bug starts out per continue depends on the difficulty. He can get extra lives by getting enough medal collectibles in the bonus levels (10 of them give him a life), and a fair bit are generally found in hard to reach areas. [[NintendoHard Bug needs all of them]]. Getting 100 crystals (the regular collectible) however didn't give an extra life, however.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}'': The number of lives that Bug starts out per continue depends on the difficulty. is 3. He can get extra lives by getting enough medal collectibles in the bonus levels (10 of them give him a collected = 1 life), and a fair bit {{One Up}}s are generally found in hard to reach areas. [[NintendoHard Bug needs all of them]]. Getting [[LawOf100 100 crystals crystals]] (the regular collectible) however didn't ''didn't'' give an extra life, however.however, it could allow him to enter an end-of-level bonus level for the chance to get an extra continue.
7th Jan '18 7:09:42 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}'': The number of lives that Bug starts out per continue depends on the difficulty. He can get extra lives by getting enough medal collectibles in the bonus levels (10 of them give him a life), and a fair bit are generally found in hard to reach areas. [[NintendoHard Bug needs all of them]]. Getting 100 crystals (the regular collectible) however didn't give an extra life, however.
31st Dec '17 4:23:07 PM Gavitro
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* ''VideoGame/TheEndIsNigh'' features lives in the cartridge levels, where you either have none at all, nine, or an infinite amount. The main levels, on the other hand, provide infinite lives.[[spoiler:.. until you reach the Future levels, where every tumor you collected in the Past levels counts as a life.]]
17th Nov '17 8:56:10 PM LinTaylor
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** Kuroto Dan, one of the {{Big Bad}}s, repeatedly cheats death using game powers throughout the series. Early on, he uses a SurvivalHorror zombie game to give himself undead powers so that DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist. Later on, he's lost this but [[spoiler:is able to give himself 99 "continues", which lets him "respawn" shortly after his body is destroyed; the first time it happens it's PlayedForLaughs, since it looks like he's KilledOffForReal again only for a ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''-style warp pipe to pop out of the ground and him to return.]]

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** Kuroto Dan, one of the {{Big Bad}}s, repeatedly cheats death using game powers throughout the series. Early on, he uses a SurvivalHorror zombie game to give himself undead powers so that DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist. Later on, he's lost this but [[spoiler:is able to give himself 99 "continues", which lets him "respawn" shortly after his body is destroyed; the first time it happens it's PlayedForLaughs, since it looks like he's KilledOffForReal again only for a ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''-style warp pipe to pop out of the ground and him to return. It actually serves an important plot purpose late in the series: Kiriya Kujo creates a vaccine for the Gemdeus virus by repeatedly infecting Kuroto with it until he develops an immunity; it takes all but four of Kuroto's lives, but the vaccine becomes the EleventhHourSuperpower that helps save the day and defeat the BigBad.]]
31st Jul '17 1:07:01 PM DragonRanger
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', [[spoiler:one-time BigBad Kuroto Dan is [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] as a Bugster, essentially a living computer virus. This includes 99 "continues", which lets him "respawn" shortly after his body is destroyed; the first time it happens it's PlayedForLaughs, since it looks like he's KilledOffForReal again only for a Franchise/SuperMarioBros-style warp pipe to pop out of the ground and him to return.]]

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* In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', [[spoiler:one-time BigBad ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' uses this as its CentralTheme, comparing humans that only live once to game characters that have endless lives and continues.
** Our hero Emu Hojo is a doctor by trade and thoroughly commits himself to saving every life he can. Even the villains', if need be.
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Kuroto Dan is [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] as Dan, one of the {{Big Bad}}s, repeatedly cheats death using game powers throughout the series. Early on, he uses a Bugster, essentially a living computer virus. This includes SurvivalHorror zombie game to give himself undead powers so that DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist. Later on, he's lost this but [[spoiler:is able to give himself 99 "continues", which lets him "respawn" shortly after his body is destroyed; the first time it happens it's PlayedForLaughs, since it looks like he's KilledOffForReal again only for a Franchise/SuperMarioBros-style ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''-style warp pipe to pop out of the ground and him to return.]]]]
** Another BigBad, Parado, is one of the respawning game characters and thinks nothing of killing humans because while he knows they only have one life, he really doesn't ''get'' what death is like. When faced with the possibility of FinalDeath himself, he's terrified. Emu eventually gives him a NearDeathExperience that helps him understand the value of life and prompts a HeelFaceTurn.
29th Jul '17 12:44:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' on the {{NES}} give you 3 lives, unless you enter the KonamiCode and gain 30.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' on the {{NES}} UsefulNotes/{{NES}} give you 3 lives, unless you enter the KonamiCode and gain 30.
5th Jul '17 12:40:14 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/IslandWars 2's'' [[CooperativeMultiplayer Invasion Mode]] uses ''palm trees'' as your lives. While your cannons are invincible and cannot be damaged, the enemies will try to attack the palm trees on the island your cannons are on, and it's GameOver if you lose all of them.

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* ''VideoGame/IslandWars 2's'' [[CooperativeMultiplayer Invasion Mode]] uses ''palm trees'' as your lives. While your cannons are invincible and cannot be damaged, the enemies will try to attack the palm trees on the island your cannons are on, and it's GameOver if you lose all of them. And on the hardest difficulty, you only have ''[[OneHitPointWonder one palm tree]]''.
4th Jul '17 10:28:05 PM Piotrusp98
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[[quoteright:256:[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mario_with_3_lives.png]]]]

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[[quoteright:256:[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros [[quoteright:256:[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mario_with_3_lives.png]]]]
19th Jun '17 8:32:01 AM Someoneman
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* ''VideoGame/StarCitizen'' isn't out yet, but the devs have discussed how they plan for death to work in-game: A player character can "die" a finite but non-specific number of times before being KilledOffForReal. How many "deaths" you get before "permadeath" depends on how you went down and how quickly your unconscious body got hauled to a medical facility. The closer you get to permadeath, the more scars and/or artificial replacement bits you'll have.

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* ''VideoGame/StarCitizen'' isn't out yet, but the devs have discussed how they plan for death to work in-game: A In ''VideoGame/StarCitizen'', a player character can "die" a finite but non-specific number of times before being KilledOffForReal. How many "deaths" you get before "permadeath" depends on how you went down and how quickly your unconscious body got hauled to a medical facility. The closer you get to permadeath, the more scars and/or artificial replacement bits you'll have.
5th Jun '17 4:08:13 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', [[spoiler:one-time BigBad Kuroto Dan is [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] as a Bugster, essentially a living computer virus. This includes 99 "continues", which lets him "respawn" shortly after his body is destroyed; the first time it happens it's PlayedForLaughs, since it looks like he's KilledOffForReal again only for a Franchise/SuperMarioBros-style warp pipe to pop out of the ground and him to return.]]
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