Full disclosure: The Mario Party
item in my post was basically a synthesis based on the nature of the series
. (Essentially, I asked "Why
would a game utilize a quiz with such off the wall questions?").
So the current Mario Party
example needs to be rewritten to reflect this.
But, yes. Remove the examples like Jeopardy!
that are honestly unexpected
. Then put in a notice like this:
Examples should be limited to In-Universe
examples and where this is deliberately Invoked
for a desired effect. If it seems like the writers honestly thought
that the question was answerable by the contestants, then it shouldn't be here. If the series seems to have an ulterior motive
(directly relating to a gimmick of the show) for providing these sort of questions, then it belongs.
EDIT: Actually, the Mario Party
example seems more like an Unwinnable Joke Game
than Unwinnable by Design
. So that example is now questionable.
EDIT 2: Some changes made. Also, Invoked examples are on the bottom. I removed the obvious Unwinnable by Mistake
EDIT 3: Finally found a place for your "Real-life game show answers perceived as hard": Moon Logic Puzzle
. Also paired that Trope with This one on the In-Universe
edited 4th Dec '12 9:54:19 AM by DonaldthePotholer