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From the forum question for issue 27

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:18 am

Ok, it's time for another question.
This month it's what's your favourite videogame death?

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Post by psj3809 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:22 am

Has to be Manic Miner, seeing that foot come all the way down to squash Miner Willy similar to Monty Python was excellent.

The other classic is Barbarian, do the right move and your opponents head came straight off only for a small goblin like character to kick it out of screen.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:42 am

Wheelie - over the bars for maximum pain.
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Post by pottyboy » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:57 am

Mine has to be from Tomb Raider 2. If you fell off a really high cliff ledge Lara would scream and come to a crippling death, complete with that all-elusive 'crunch' sound! It was even more painful if there were spikes at the bottom!

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Post by Dizrythmia » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:06 am

The Prince of Persia falling into a pit. At the time the game was so realistic & fluid you just slightly felt the prince's pain as he fell onto the spikes. Also, the crunch sound that you could hear when he fell too far sent a shiver down my spine.

They really programmed some good death scenes into that game.

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Post by merman » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:17 am

It has to be from Beyond the Forbidden Forest, which has some lovely death scenes. But my favourite is the giant worm rising up beneath you and chomping you to death.
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Post by Sabreman » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:23 am

Got to be that scream in Impossible Mission. You don't even see the death but that scream is high comedy. The first time I heard it was when my brother was playing it, and I thought it was him doing it :lol:

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Post by Sureshot » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:45 am

For me, the best death experience is probably on 2-player ToeJam & Earl for the Mega Drive. The situation is that if you have no lives left in this mode, you can ask your compatriate for another one in order to continue. Of course, being a question and everything, this means that the other player can flat-out refuse your plight by selecting 'no' from the popup dialogue that appears, under completely legitimate terms.

From experience, this system used to result in the following: repeated digs in the arm until an agreement was met, spamming 'got a life?' endlessly until the other person got righteously pissed off and gave in, else doing it so much that they lost their last life and a full-blown fist-fight broke out since neither of you could continue.

Best baddie to die by in that game? Has to be the Mad Dentist and that laugh...

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Post by Szczepaniak » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:09 am

Forget deaths, think death moves. Mortal Kombat, at the arcade, every bloody last one of them. Pun very much intended. No death was more satisfying than wrenching the still beating heart of your best friend clean out of his chest; in the game of course, in the game! Yes, always in the game. Remember that.

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Post by Mayhem » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:11 am

Well Merman beat me to the one I was going to say... in its place I'll say Defender/Stargate/Dropzone... big, fat explosion followed by countless pixels flinging themselves rapidly to all corners of the screen.
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Post by Duddyroar » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:18 am

If you're talking about death animations, it's gotta be Battle Chess. So many unqiue (not to mention disturbing) deaths, it's the only chess game I ever bothered to play!

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Post by bolda » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:05 am

Touching the electic walls in "Cybertron Mission" - that electrifying sound always made me jump out of my skin!

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Post by Robbo » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:31 am

The death scenes in Dragon's Lair are the most memorable to me (saw more of those deaths than any other game I can think of!)

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Post by Hiroke » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:49 am

The Resident Evil games have some pretty gory deaths, but that huge alien torso....thing that beats Lara to death on the ground from the original Tomb Raider was particularly brutal.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:53 am

Has to be the Death Star in the original Star Wars game...
especially satisfying when 'using The Force'
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