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Extra lives

Video game concept

Player character has multiple "lives", that are basically how many tries a player has before a Game Over.

6416
games
141
platforms

Alternate names: Tries, Continues

The first video game about Extra lives was released in 1969.

Atari, Mastertronic and Sega has published most of these games

These usually don't have any mechanism to save your game progress as they originate from systems (arcade) where such things were impossible (and undesirable).

Continues are treated as lives in terms of this.

By default it can be assumed that depletion of lives forces player to restart the current level, except in case of arcade games where we can assume permadeath is the case. Otherwise permadeath tag should be used as appropriate to distinguish cases.

Parent group

Game-like elements

Child group

Shared lives

Platforms

C64 831
ZX Spectrum 589
Amstrad CPC 538
MS-DOS 474
Amiga 415
Atari ST 297
NES 254
Arcade 213
Tandy Coco 210
MSX 174
Linux 154
Atari 400/800 138
GB 123
Windows 113
C16/Plus4 106
Apple II E 103
Memotech MTX 89
Mac OS Classic 85
Mega Drive 80
VIC-20 68
BBC 67
PCE 60
Master System 60
Atari 2600 60
Oric 56
GBC 46
Famicom Disk System 45
Atari 5200 41
Electron 39
Commodore PET 37

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