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Video Game / Taboo: The Sixth Sense

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Taboo: The Sixth Sense is a video game released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989, developed by Rare and published by Tradewest. It's a game involving Tarot Cards. Everything from the Major and Minor Arcana is present.

First, the player has to tell their name, birthdate, gender, and question, then the cards get shuffled. After that, ten cards are shown, with predictions and advice. And after that, depending on the state the player selected, they may get one to eight different lucky numbers.


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  • Badass Beard: Hierophant has a big one.
  • Blue with Shock: The Hanged Man's face is blue, because he was... well, hanged.
  • The Emperor: One of the cards.
  • Engrish: Bizarrely, the game is not Japanese, but the fortune templates result in some very awkward, confusing and clunky sentences.
  • Epileptic Flashing Lights: The lights when the cards are shuffled are pretty painful.
  • The Fool: Present as a card.
  • Grim Reaper: Death, obviously. The only thing he lacks is the cape.
  • The Hermit: Also one of the cards.
  • Scales of Justice: The Justice card is depicted as a scale.
  • Shadow Archetype: You may run into reversed cards which are (usually) negative.
  • Shout-Out: The leitmotif for Strength sounds suspiciously close to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger".
  • Tarot Troubles: If you get cards like Death or Hanged Man.
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  • The Tower: One of the cards, as well.

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