Has there ever been a "game over" sequence that scared you as a child?

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2 years ago#61
"E.T. Phone Home" on the Atari.

(Different from the infamous landfill game, still terrible.)

If you lost, you were treated to a screen with a poorly drawn, terrifying picture of ET frowning.

If that weren't enough, this was one of the first home console games that included an attempt at voice replication. So on this screen, they attempted to create the sound of ET "crying" and yelling "phone home." It sounded more like golem gargling metal shards.

Needless to say, it permanently scarred me and inspired a lasting terror of anything that had to do with extra-terrestrials for lost of my pre-adolescent life. I still remember it.
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2 years ago#62
i always thought the chrono trigger one was good. to me it added a level of immersion that if i die before i can finish the story, then everything ive done up to that point just wasnt enough... and the future refused to change
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2 years ago#63
InfinityOver0 posted...
i always thought the chrono trigger one was good. to me it added a level of immersion that if i die before i can finish the story, then everything ive done up to that point just wasnt enough... and the future refused to change


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I don't really hate you BTW.
2 years ago#64
ghostbusters 2 on the nes, gave my nightmares nightmares
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2 years ago#65
AnselaFan posted...
Castlevania Sotns music still scares me to this day but never thought much of the screen however the sisters game over in PoR gave me sleepless knights!


Is that the one with the girl bleeding out of her eyes? That one was creepy! It caught me by surprise on my first game over with the sisters.

...by the way, you spelled "nights" wrong. Just thought I'd say. *heh*
2 years ago#66
ZebuFrenzy posted...
AnselaFan posted...
Castlevania Sotns music still scares me to this day but never thought much of the screen however the sisters game over in PoR gave me sleepless knights!


Is that the one with the girl bleeding out of her eyes? That one was creepy! It caught me by surprise on my first game over with the sisters.

...by the way, you spelled "nights" wrong. Just thought I'd say. *heh*


Oops typo! Yeah that was it. Sisters mode was kinda boring for me since it was really hard to die so I was like eh I'll just get killed so I did and well... Didn't get much sleep that night.
2 years ago#67
The heartbeat from Populous beating faster and faster before a game over used to drive my sister to a point of fainting when she was younger.
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2 years ago#68
There's one particular game over in The Adventures Of Willy Beamish that kinda gave me the creeps. The one with the vampire babysitter.
2 years ago#69
Sonic Adventure's game over screen

It was just a blank screen with Game Over on it...but the music was terrifying to 6-year old me
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2 years ago#70
Scared no, but I didn't like the game overs in HoMM 2, 3 and...Theme Hospital for some reason.
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