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Submitted by Pozzle 1132d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 “Game Overs”

BT writes: It’s merely a fact of video games: you are not always going to win. No matter how well one plays, every person is eventually going to see a Game Over screen. Most of the time, these screens and small scenes are just a simple little throwaway deal that is ignored as a gamer simply tries again. Occasionally however, there will be something about the Game Over that gives pause. Maybe an entire alternate ending where the heroes fail is played or something very entertaining happens that you can’t help but laugh at, but for one reason or another, attention is given. To celebrate these games that put effort into what happens when we lose, I’m counting down the top 10 “Game Overs” in gaming. (Banjo-Kazooie, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Metal Gear Solid, PC, PS3, Resident Evil 4, Retro, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Wii, Xbox 360)

Jio  +   1133d ago
Man, the Banjo Kazooie game-over screen scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. Seeing your sister turned into a hideous monster (made scarier by the crappy N64 graphics) that wants to kill you was a great incentive to avoid losing.
user5467007  +   1133d ago
Yeah but seeing Gruntilda end up becoming hot kind of made up for it.
Chuk5  +   1133d ago
The game over screens in Metroid Prime 2 are still by far my favourite, simply because humanize of how they humanize Samus.
cpayne93  +   1133d ago
I can't even approve this article, stupid error page...
Kurt Russell  +   1131d ago
That and the author doesn't know anything about Sega Rally?! What is he like 15 or something?

Game Over Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeah!
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Cablephish  +   1133d ago
How about that Andross at the Star Fox game over screen? That scared me as a kid...
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1132d ago
yeah. the final level was equally freaky
mcnablejr  +   1132d ago
Dont you mean starwing?
Tainted Gene  +   1132d ago
lol, its funny you bring up Star Fox. Love that game back in the day and me and my brothers would constantly play the VS game, tons of fun.

Anyway, my baby brother who was about 8-9 use to be scared of that very same game over screen and the last level. Lol, even til this day when we reminisce I still bring up and he always denies it tooth and nail.

Now that I think about it was always pretty scared of an older game, "Streets of Rage 2"; the part in the intro where you see Mr. X giant face and hands hover over the city. He used to freak out whenever me and my other brother began to play it. lol, but granted he was like 4 years old at the time.

LOL, I guess it has something to do with the big heads that makes him/other slight scared of those scenes
dafegamer  +   1132d ago
What about the Super Mario 64 Gamer Over?
Ness619  +   1132d ago
The Katamari games' Game Over screen is usually a minigame where you have to avoid the King and get a high score. No mention of that eh?
Krimmson  +   1132d ago
Aw, no Ninja Gaiden (arcade version) or Mortal Kombat 4?

Related video
CYBERSNAKE  +   1132d ago
I love the Arkham Asylum/City ones, it's cool seeing the villains trash talk you.
StayStatic  +   1132d ago
Meh , nothing compares to the Friday 13th (NES) GameOver Screen :

http://sydlexia.com/imagesa...

Prefer the angry video game nerd's version:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1132d ago
Ocarina of time should be on this list.

I'd love it when I forget I have a bottled fairy. Link would fall down and the fairy would pop up and save the day!!
FunkMacNasty  +   1132d ago
Snake?... SNAKE!?...SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAKE!!!!!!!
Shotcalm  +   1132d ago
I wouldn't know many "game overs" because i never lose ;)
wagnus  +   1132d ago
Chrono Trigger had the best game over, in my opinion :O. It goes to great depths to explain what exactly failing meant.
TheLyonKing  +   1132d ago
Mystical Ninja game over was funny :D That should be on the list :P

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Fyflin  +   1132d ago
More games should make this much effort with their game over screens.

Majora's Mask gets my vote.
Pozzle  +   1132d ago
Yeah, I love it when a Game Over screen has some effort put into it. It's fun seeing a glimpse of what happens when the bad guy wins.
stage88  +   1132d ago
I thought Crash Bandicoot would have turned up on this list.
inStereo  +   1132d ago
I like the ending to the Mario Party 8 mini-game "Eyebrawl" (skip to 0:40) http://www.youtube.com/watc...
SuperStrokey1123  +   1132d ago
I love the ones in Dark Souls and Demon Souls, so blunt lol.
Getowned  +   1132d ago
lmao You Are Dead

*You died* fixed lol..couldn't find video :(

http://media.giantbomb.com/...

fake but lmao http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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GammaSix  +   1132d ago
What about goldeneye, it was so awesome and rude at the same time LOL
KrimsonKody  +   1132d ago
I like game over screens! Sometimes, I would purposely lose @ certain points just to see what happens.
I really can't choose a favorite, some were eerie, some were funny, some makes you feel pity for the character,- I think it's fun. & no matter how "good" an gamer you are, you are always curious as to what happens when you lose.

P.S;
This is not game over related, but I used to be so scared of the giant world, world 4, in Super Mario Bros. 3. I was too young to "technically" understand how they did that, so for my little eyes, it all seemed too weird at the time.
How come everything is bigger?
Is the game malfunctioning?
Or is there something wrong with my eyes?!
Aarrgh, trippy!
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Mr_Kuwabara  +   1132d ago
I really like Shin Megami Tensei Nocture's Game Over sequence. Your character is a Fiend, so the worst thing for a Fiend is to go to Heaven; which is what happens to your when you die. A group of angels make a stairway for you to reach Heaven, while a depressing melody plays in the background.
Donnywho  +   1132d ago
Fission Mailed
DialgaMarine  +   1132d ago
I just ordered mine yesterday...
DialgaMarine  +   1132d ago
*First time seeing Banjo Kazooie ending* - "Humina humina humina humina humina BONER!"
Y_5150  +   1132d ago
"Game Over YEEAAH!!!" The best way to lose. :P
ApolloTheBoss  +   1131d ago
I died on purpose in Banjo Kazooie just to see sexy Grunty. I was mommy's little pervert lol.
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