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Deadly decor

Other (objects, etc.) entity

Locations are riddled with deadly decor that hurts or instantly kills the player character if bumped with. Usually inexplicable spikes found at floors, walls, and ceilings. Especially when their presence makes no sense.

223
games
43
platforms

Alternate names: Spiky decor, Spikes everywhere

The first video game about Deadly decor was released in 1985.

Sega, Frozenbyte and Nicalis has published most of these games

Spinning saws and branches with massive thorns also fairly common variation of this.

If these are limited to bottoms of pits, use death pits alone instead (unless one can survive falling into them).

Example from Lost Vikings:


Another example from They Bleed Pixels:

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Platformer elements

Platforms

Linux 72
Windows 48
Mac OS X 19
X360 8
MS-DOS 7
PS3 6
NES 4
Wii 4
Mega Drive 3
Switch 3
iOS 3
Mac OS Classic 3
SNES 3
Memotech MTX 3
Amiga 2
Game Gear 2
Android 2
Arcade 2
GBA 2
GB 2
Master System 2
PS Vita 2
BSD 1
PS 1
Nintendo DS 1
Jaguar 1
ZX Spectrum 1
Atari Falcon 1
Saturn 1
Flash 1

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