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Ill-equipped

Other (objects, etc.) concept

You start out your quest to save the universe with a stick, or the near equivalent of.

122
games
36
platforms

The first video game about Ill-equipped was released in 1981.

Nintendo, Origin and Sierra On-Line has published most of these games

Any game that starts out with the protagonist having far lesser equipment than the task they were given demands. Especially when the task is given by someone of authority and wealth.

This is not, however, for cases where you're sent out to do something fairly simple, but events somehow blow out of proportions. E.g. in Doom 3 you're a security guard and the only perceived problem you should have is unarmed humans. Survival horror games also has the protagonist in completely unexpected situation.

Especially common in RPGs.

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Tropes

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Platforms

Linux 32
Windows 10
MS-DOS 7
NES 6
Pandora 5
GBC 5
Mac OS Classic 4
SNES 4
GameCube 4
Mac OS X 4
Atari 400/800 3
C64 3
Apple II E 3
Atari ST 2
3DS 2
MSX2 2
Wii U 2
Xbox 2
GBA 2
NEC PC8801 2
Amiga 2
N64 2
MICRO 7 - FM7 1
NEC PC9801 1
X360 1
Apple IIGS 1
Internet Only 1
PS3 1
Ouya 1
Tandy Coco 1

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