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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.

937
games
57
platforms

Alternate name: No extra lives

The first video game about 1 life was released in 1971.

EAG, NEUC and Activision has published most of these games

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.

Platforms

Windows 288
Apple II E 247
Linux 127
MS-DOS 94
Mac OS X 32
BeOS 12
Mac OS Classic 12
X360 9
BSD 9
Pandora 7
PS2 7
Tandy Coco 6
ZX Spectrum 5
OS/2 5
C64 4
NES 4
NeXT 4
Atari 2600 3
Unix 3
Amiga 3
Amiga AGA 3
PS3 3
Flash 3
DEC PDP-1 3
PS 3
Android 3
Atari ST 2
Atari 5200 2
3DO 2
GamePark 32 2

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