Created By: NESBoy on March 15, 2011

Achievement Points In Failure

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This is where you get achievements (in games where achievement systems apply) by killing yourself a number of times or screwing up a critical action.


  • In the iOS and Steam versions of BIT.TRIP BEAT, you can get an achievement simply by missing a Beat while your paddle is extended in size. In the iOS version, this achievement is called "Ruinage", while the Steam version actually calls it "EPIC.FAIL".
Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • March 15, 2011
    Some of the bonuses you needed to get in Super Smash Bros Melee for Hundred Percent Completion were negative bonuses (that substracted from your score), for things such as continuing or using the same move over and over.
  • March 15, 2011
    The Superman game for the Xbox 360 had an achievement (worth 0 points) for using a cheat-code, which basically chastised you for using cheats.

    Also, Spore had a special badge for using debug-cheats, which otherwise disabled all badges. Don't remember if that had a 0-value too...

    Puzzle Quest 2 has two of these... 'Cheating AI' for getting killed by an enemy on their first turn, and 'Epic Fail' for being killed by an enemy who only had 1 HP left.
  • March 15, 2011
    Achievement Unlocked, a parody of achievement-oriented gaming, naturally includes a few of these.
  • July 27, 2012
    Team Fortress Two has an achievement called consolation prize that you get for getting Back Stabbed fifty times.
  • July 27, 2012
    Portal2 has Schmuck Bait achievements like Pit Boss and Good Listener.
  • July 27, 2012
    JetpackJoyride has a couple achievements involving how the player dies and where the player dies. It's almost like dying is just as important as surviving.
  • July 28, 2012
    A parody of the original Sid Meyers Pirates game, where the achievment scale was negative. The further you progressed the "as a result of your career as a pirate you became-" ending became more wretched. (I saw this once like 20 years ago and have searched in vain for it; anyone?)
  • July 28, 2012
    Secret Service has a 0-point achievement for shooting the President. It's called "The Exact Opposite of Your Job".
  • July 28, 2012
    Fail often enough in The Lost Vikings and the characters start to wonder what they're doing wrong. Eventually they start leaning on the fourth wall. Fail fifty times and Thor himself will bitch you out.
  • July 28, 2012
    A minor one in Strange Journey where one of the challenges in the in-game challenges system reward the player for crashing into walls 255 times.
  • July 28, 2012
    This sounds like Springtime For Hitler.
  • July 28, 2012
    Springtime For Hitler is when someone tries to succeed by failing and ends up succeeding.

    • The Disgaea games from 3 onwards have had achievements for things like accidentally killing your own units.