Created By: Bonsai Forest on October 12, 2007
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It Is Impossible To Lose

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There are some video games, such as Wizards and Warriors, or more recently, Bioshock and Prey, in which when you die, rather than going back to previous point in time or restarting from a checkpoint with progress lost, you actually come back to life either right on the spot or close by. No actual progress lost either, since every item you have is still on-hand, all killed enemies are dead and all wounded enemies wounded, etc. What should we call this? I think It Is Impossible To Lose sounds pretty good.
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  • October 12, 2007
    Unknown Troper
    Is The Legend Of Zelda one of them?
  • October 12, 2007
    Bonsai Forest
    No, it isn't. Reason being that you lose PROGRESS when you die, coming back at a certain point. A boss has its liffe refilled. I'm talking about games in which you come back ON THE SPOT, or really close.
  • October 12, 2007
    FalconPain
    Any arcade game that allows you to continue, when it's on freeplay.
  • April 27, 2009
    MintPearlVoice
    Pokemon is an example of this trope.
  • April 27, 2009
    FalconPain
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