1 life

Video game concept

Player has no extra lives nor continues, death or other loss condition simply results in game over or in some cases automatic loading of newest save.

987
games
67
platforms

Alternate name: No extra lives

Related:
* Permanent death - any saves are deleted upon death as well
* No saves

Contrast:
* Lives
* Unlimited lives
* Deathless
Continues commonly seen in arcade games are treated the same as lives for this.

This is only useful to mark games that have been reviewed not to have multiple lives.

Combined with retry points, we can assume the game creates some form of non-permanent (in memory) auto saves at certain points.

The first 1 life video game was released in 1971.

EAG, NEUC and Activision published most of these games.

Platforms

Windows 291
Apple II E 259
Linux 129
MS-DOS 95
Mac OS X 33
BeOS 12
Mac OS Classic 12
X360 9
BSD 9
Tandy Coco 7
Pandora 7
PS2 7
TRS-80 6
ZX Spectrum 6
OS/2 5
C64 5
NES 5
Atari 2600 4
NeXT 4
Unix 4
Commander X16 4
DEC PDP-1 4
Android 3
Amiga 3
Amiga AGA 3
Electron 3
PS3 3
Flash 3
PS 3
GamePark 32 2

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