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* ''VideoGame/{{Qix}}'' (1981). As soon as you claim at least 75% of the map you immediately move to the next screen. This is a necessity, as the nature of the game makes claiming 100% of the map theoretically impossible.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Qix}}'' (1981).''VideoGame/{{Qix}}''. As soon as you claim at least 75% of the map you immediately move to the next screen. This is a necessity, as the nature of the game makes claiming 100% of the map theoretically impossible.


* ''VideoGame/{{Qix}}'' (1981). As soon as you claimed at least 75% of the map you immediately moved to the next screen. This was a necessity, as the nature of the game made claiming 100% of the map theoretically impossible.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Qix}}'' (1981). As soon as you claimed claim at least 75% of the map you immediately moved move to the next screen. This was is a necessity, as the nature of the game made makes claiming 100% of the map theoretically impossible.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Qix}}'' (1981). As soon as you claimed at least 75% of the map you immediately moved to the next screen. This was a necessity, as the nature of the game made claiming 100% of the map theoretically impossible.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Qix}}'' (1981). As soon as you claimed at least 75% of the map you immediately moved to the next screen. This was a necessity, as the nature of the game made claiming 100% of the map theoretically impossible.
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* ''TabletopGame/ShadowsOverCamelot'' is a [[CoopMultiplayer cooperative]] game with a variety of one-time and repeatable quests, which grant white swords when completed or black swords when failed, plus other benefits or penalties. The players win when they collect 12 swords, a majority of them white, but random events advance various quests towards failure, so gameplay involves choosing which quests to focus on completing and which to write off as strategic losses. Players can even ''purposely'' lose quests to hasten the endgame once they have enough white swordds to win.

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* ''TabletopGame/ShadowsOverCamelot'' is a [[CoopMultiplayer cooperative]] game with a variety of one-time and repeatable quests, which grant white swords when completed or black swords when failed, plus other benefits or penalties. The players win when they collect 12 swords, a majority of them white, but random events advance various quests towards failure, so gameplay involves choosing which quests to focus on completing and which to write off as strategic losses. Players can even ''purposely'' lose quests to hasten the endgame once they have enough white swordds swords to win.


* ''TabletopGame/ShadowsOverCamelot'' is a [[CoopMultiplayer cooperative]] game with a variety of one-time and repeatable quests, which grant white swords when completed or black swords when failed, plus other benefits or penalties. The players win when they collect 12 swords, a majority of them white, but random events advance various quests towards failure, so gameplay involves choosing which quests to focus on completing and which to write off as strategic losses.

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* ''TabletopGame/ShadowsOverCamelot'' is a [[CoopMultiplayer cooperative]] game with a variety of one-time and repeatable quests, which grant white swords when completed or black swords when failed, plus other benefits or penalties. The players win when they collect 12 swords, a majority of them white, but random events advance various quests towards failure, so gameplay involves choosing which quests to focus on completing and which to write off as strategic losses. Players can even ''purposely'' lose quests to hasten the endgame once they have enough white swordds to win.


** The original ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' has four rather tedious {{Collection Sidequest}}s (asari writings, salarian medallions, turian insignias, and useful minerals), which are completed by scanning or manually exploring optional planets. Luckily, there are actually more collectables of each sort in the game world than is needed to mark the respective quest as completed and receive your XP, although you still get the normal XP and cash rewards if you find the remaining collectables afterwards.

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** The original ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' has four five rather tedious {{Collection Sidequest}}s (asari writings, salarian medallions, turian insignias, Prothean discs, and useful minerals), which are completed by scanning or manually exploring optional planets. Luckily, Thankfully, there are actually more collectables of each sort in the game world than is needed required to mark the respective quest assignment as completed and to receive your XP, although you one-off completion XP. You do still get the normal individual XP and cash rewards if you find the remaining collectables afterwards.afterwards, however.


* This is the way that War Assets work in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. You don't ''need'' to get all of them (and depending on your actions [[OldSaveBonus in prior games]] getting them all might actually be impossible), but the more you have, the better off you are.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** The original ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' has four rather tedious {{Collection Sidequest}}s (asari writings, salarian medallions, turian insignias, and useful minerals), which are completed by scanning or manually exploring optional planets. Luckily, there are actually more collectables of each sort in the game world than is needed to mark the respective quest as completed and receive your XP, although you still get the normal XP and cash rewards if you find the remaining collectables afterwards.
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This is the way that also how War Assets work in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. You don't ''need'' to get all of them (and depending on your actions [[OldSaveBonus in prior games]] getting them all might actually be impossible), but the more you have, the better off you are.


* Several of the 3D entries of the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' saga are focused on collecting PlotCoupons (Power Stars, Green Stars, or Star Coins); however, not all of them are necessary to collect in order to reach the FinalBoss. For example, ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' has 120 power stars, but only 70 of them are necessary to reach the final level and the ending. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' is an exception; it requires collecting the first seven Shines of each of the seven major areas, and you'll need the first Shine at the airport to open the rest of the game. The rest of the Shines are optional.
* Platformers made by ''Creator/{{Rare}}'' (then Rareware) on the Nintendo 64 usually require collecting a specific number of the PlotCoupons with no regard to which ones you get specifically.

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* Several of the 3D entries of the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' saga are focused on collecting PlotCoupons (Power Stars, Green Stars, or Star Coins); Coins, Power Moons); however, not all of them are necessary to collect in order to reach the FinalBoss. For example, ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' has and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' have each 120 power stars, but in both cases only 70 of them are necessary to reach the final level and the ending. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' is an exception; it requires collecting the first seven Shines of each of the seven major areas, and you'll need the first Shine at the airport to open the rest of the game. The rest of the Shines are optional.
* Platformers made by ''Creator/{{Rare}}'' (then Rareware) on the Nintendo 64 usually require collecting a specific number of the PlotCoupons with no regard to which ones you get specifically. ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' is the closest game to avert this, as there are 100 Jiggies of which a whopping 94 are necessary to complete all mandatory pictures (those which unlock the worlds plus the one which unlocks the final battle against Gruntilda). Other games give more leeway (though not necessarily becoming ''easier'' as a result: ''Banjo-Tooie'', for example, can be completed with 70 Jiggies out of 90, but the majority of them require a lot more effort to collect than those of the first game).


* In the final story mission of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', [[spoiler:STAG]] stirs up trouble at three locations throughout Steelport. You only need to pacify two of them before proceeding to the next stage of the mission.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'':
** Throughout the series, the optional Snatch activity tasks you with driving a certain number of prostitutes from deep in a rival gang territory to a safe location. However, because rival gangsters are more than happy to [[DisposableSexWorker shoot the ladies]] rather than let [[IfICantHaveYou you have them]], there are usually a few more of them in any instance of this activity than is needed to complete it (sadly, you don't get any bonuses for "over-delivering").
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In the final story mission of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', [[spoiler:STAG]] stirs up trouble at three locations throughout Steelport. You only need to pacify two of them before proceeding to the next stage of the mission.

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* ''TabletopGame/ShadowsOverCamelot'' is a [[CoopMultiplayer cooperative]] game with a variety of one-time and repeatable quests, which grant white swords when completed or black swords when failed, plus other benefits or penalties. The players win when they collect 12 swords, a majority of them white, but random events advance various quests towards failure, so gameplay involves choosing which quests to focus on completing and which to write off as strategic losses.


In multiplayer games where ScoringPoints is the objective, this trope only applies if the game is not immediately over once a player scores a certain number of points. Even though such games may offer multiple ways to gain points, these are not individual objectives but rather means to achieve the main objective, that is, beating other players to the total of X points.

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In multiplayer games where The main difference between this trope and ScoringPoints is that in the objective, latter, there is usually no hard limit on how many points can be gained, except when the winning condition actually is "be the first to get this trope only applies if the game many points". With this trope, however, there is not immediately over once a player scores a certain known limited number of points. Even though such games may offer multiple ways things to gain points, these are not individual objectives be collected or completed, but rather means you ''don't'' have to achieve the main objective, that is, beating other players [[GottaCatchThemAll catch them all]] to win or to proceed to the total of X points.
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* In ''VideoGame/HeroinesQuest'', you have to obtain the two Eyes of Thiassi to confront the BigBad. Each eye has a protector, who will tell you to get the endorsement of at least half the named NPCs in his city. It doesn't matter which half, so you are free to pick which sidequests to perform. Depending on class, you can also TakeAThirdOption by challenging one of the guardians to a duel, [[spoiler:or for the thief class, [[PromptlessBranchingPoint sneak in at night and steal]] both of the artifacts.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/HeroinesQuest'', you have to obtain the two Eyes of Thiassi to confront the BigBad. Each eye has a protector, who will tell you to get the endorsement of at least half the named NPCs [=NPCs=] in his city. It doesn't matter which half, so you are free to pick which sidequests to perform. Depending on class, you can also TakeAThirdOption by challenging one of the guardians to a duel, [[spoiler:or for the thief class, [[PromptlessBranchingPoint sneak in at night and steal]] both of the artifacts.]]


* In ''HeroinesQuest'', you have to obtain the two Eyes of Thiassi to confront the BigBad. Each eye has a protector, who will tell you to get the endorsement of at least half the named NPCs in his city. It doesn't matter which half, so you are free to pick which sidequests to perform. Depending on class, you can also TakeAThirdOption by challenging one of the guardians to a duel, [[spoiler:or for the thief class, [[PromptlessBranchingPoint sneak in at night and steal]] both of the artifacts.]]

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* In ''HeroinesQuest'', ''VideoGame/HeroinesQuest'', you have to obtain the two Eyes of Thiassi to confront the BigBad. Each eye has a protector, who will tell you to get the endorsement of at least half the named NPCs in his city. It doesn't matter which half, so you are free to pick which sidequests to perform. Depending on class, you can also TakeAThirdOption by challenging one of the guardians to a duel, [[spoiler:or for the thief class, [[PromptlessBranchingPoint sneak in at night and steal]] both of the artifacts.]]

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* In ''HeroinesQuest'', you have to obtain the two Eyes of Thiassi to confront the BigBad. Each eye has a protector, who will tell you to get the endorsement of at least half the named NPCs in his city. It doesn't matter which half, so you are free to pick which sidequests to perform. Depending on class, you can also TakeAThirdOption by challenging one of the guardians to a duel, [[spoiler:or for the thief class, [[PromptlessBranchingPoint sneak in at night and steal]] both of the artifacts.]]
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* ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'' has a level where you have to complete five operations in a row in under ten minutes. The game will give you a pass if you are on the third one when time runs out.
* ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'' has the boss Seven Force, which has seven forms. You only fight a random sample of them on normal difficulty, while hard difficulty requires fighting them all.

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