Main One Hit Point Wonder Discussion

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09:11:25 AM Jul 26th 2010
Removed - not really an example:
12:12:29 PM Jul 15th 2010
edited by ShadowDog
Does it really count as a one hit point wonder if you can take 2 hits? Come on, guys. Mario is cool and all, but the Mushroom and Fire Flower aren't anywhere rare enough to be "Oh, wow! I FINALLY have another hit!". It's going to be anywhere from the first to the third thing you find when you start up the game. Not only that, but calling SMB the original example is just all kinds of stupid. One of the earliest games, Spacewar!, had it in 1962. SMB came out in 1985. It had been done for 2 decades before. And keep in mind that the NES is a 3rd generation console, and that there are earlier examples listed [[RTFM on this very page]]. Just because a trope applies to something popular when doesn't make that trope the most triumphant example, the trope codifier, et. all. Unless you guys have been playing Kaizo so much you forgot that the normal games give you lots of them, I really can't think of any reason for that. Besides the page image, caption, and first indent on the Mario part, though (the rest of the under under that actually applies), you guys did a good job. Sorry if I sounded like a jerk, but this is one of the few glaring errors I've seen here (besides the cake being a lie, but that's really more of an intentional misinformation campaign designed to comfort the psychological scars of being unable to find said cake). Seeing an (uncorrected) error on this wiki is about like if you were to boot up Super Mario Bros. and on 1-2 you fell in a pit and died because there wasn't any ground in the part before you go into the pipe. Besides, I've spent too long fact checking and editing this to not post it. Sorry for being annoying.

P.S. The discussion page needs a preview function (or I need to RTFM and find said function; probably the later).
04:21:49 PM Dec 10th 2010
I say Mario would count because even though mushrooms are pletiful, every hit you take involves the loss of something. But you may be able to make a sperate trope for stuff like rings and mushrooms that allow 1 hp wonders to take a few hits.

Also, as some constructive criticism: Your post should of been like three times shorter.

02:19:48 PM Jan 2nd 2012
edited by MyTimingIsOff
*outdated comment removed*
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