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** In the {{iOS|Games}} version, these kill you faster than getting shot, and appear fairly often in levels that take place indoors.

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** In the {{iOS|Games}} UsefulNotes/{{iOS|Games}} version, these kill you faster than getting shot, and appear fairly often in levels that take place indoors.


* This is often used in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games.

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* This is often used in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games.


'''Francis''': Yeah, steam's alright, I guess. I just hate the pipes.
-->-- ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', Crash Course DLC

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'''Francis''': Yeah, steam's alright, I guess. I just hate the pipes.
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-->-- ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', Crash Course DLC
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'''Zoey''': Man, I love UsefulNotes/{{steam}}.\\

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'''Zoey''': Man, I love UsefulNotes/{{steam}}.Steam.\\

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* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'' has a number of ruptured steam pipes, and one area is an entire ''grid'' of steam vents with a gated-off valve, that you have to cross in the right order.


* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}: The steam vents in Hotland are actually useful, as the steam rising from them helps you jump between platforms. However, there is one puzzle where the directions in which the steam vents send you keep changing depending on where you land, and getting past it can take a while. There is also another room with lots of platforms with steam vents that can be quite hard to navigate your way around.

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* ''VideoGame/ThunderCross II'' has them in the fourth level. Unlike most of the examples on this page, you can destroy them.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}: ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': The steam vents in Hotland are actually useful, [[VentPhysics as the steam rising from them helps you jump between platforms.platforms]]. However, there is one puzzle where the directions in which the steam vents send you keep changing depending on where you land, and getting past it can take a while. There is also another room with lots of platforms with steam vents that can be quite hard to navigate your way around.

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* ''VideoGame/ThunderCross II'' has them in the fourth level. Unlike most of the examples on this page, you can destroy them.
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* ''VideoGame/ThunderCross II'' has them in the fourth level. Unlike most of the examples on this page, you can destroy them.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}: The steam vents in Hotland are actually useful, as the steam rising from them helps you jump between platforms. However, there is one puzzle where the directions in which the steam vents send you keep changing depending on where you land, and getting past it can take a while. There is also another room with lots of platforms with steam vents that can be quite hard to navigate your way around.

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* ''VideoGame/ThunderCross II'' has them in the fourth level. Unlike most of the examples on this page, you can destroy them.



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* ''VideoGame/ThunderCross II'' has them in the fourth level. Unlike most of the examples on this page, you can destroy them.
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* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorFrontline'' has a couple of these, most prominently in the U-Boat level... [[DidNotDoTheResearch which doesn't actually make a whole lot of sense.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorFrontline'' has a couple of these, most prominently in the U-Boat level... [[DidNotDoTheResearch which doesn't actually make a whole lot of sense.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorFrontline'' has a couple of these, most prominently in the U-Boat level... [[DidNotDoTheResearch which doesn't actually make a whole lot of sense.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' has whales in World 4 that spray geysers of water out of their blowholes. Touching the water spray from the side is dangerous, but standing on the spray is safe.


** In the [[IOSGames iOS]] version, these kill you faster than getting shot, and appear fairly often in levels that take place indoors.

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** In the [[IOSGames iOS]] {{iOS|Games}} version, these kill you faster than getting shot, and appear fairly often in levels that take place indoors.



* They appear in both ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' games. You have to time your passage through some, but others are static and you have to find a valve to shut them off with.

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* They appear in both ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' games. You have to time your passage through some, but others are static and you have to find a valve to shut them off with.



* ''Videogame/MegaMan5'': Damaging puffs of steam appear in Wave Man's stage. As well as Neptune's stage.

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* ''Videogame/MegaMan5'': Damaging ''Videogame/MegaMan5'' features damaging puffs of steam appear in Wave Man's stage. As well as They also appear in Neptune's stage.stage in ''VideoGame/MegaManV''.



* ''MazeOfGalious'' has spots on various platforms that produce periodic bursts of steam.

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* ''MazeOfGalious'' ''VideoGame/MazeOfGalious'' has spots on various platforms that produce periodic bursts of steam.



* ''StarCraftII'' features these on a number of multiplayer maps - they do no damage, but serve to break line-of-sight.

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* ''StarCraftII'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' features these on a number of multiplayer maps - they do no damage, but serve to break line-of-sight.



* One springs up in ''MartianDreams'' once you've gotten the steam power working. It prevents you from shortcutting to the exit, and that's all.

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* One springs up in ''MartianDreams'' ''VideoGame/MartianDreams'' once you've gotten the steam power working. It prevents you from shortcutting to the exit, and that's all.



* One mission in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' takes place on an abandoned space station where the only real danger are a few damaged pipes that emit powerful jets of steam.



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* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge'': When Lisa is running through the old power station, several of her routes are cut off when Freddy causes scalding steam to be blasted across her path.

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* The dungeon rooms in ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' sometimes will have these alongside other {{booby trap}}s. They reduce your SP when you're hit.


* Some in ''LegoStarWars'', at least the ones that release very cold air.

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* Some in ''LegoStarWars'', ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars'', at least the ones that release very cold air.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Rastan}}'' uses the fantastic equivalent of gargoyle-like stone blocks that release jets of blue flame.

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