Loot: Unexpected

Video game concept

NPCs have unexpected items, such as spiders carrying gold coins, dogs carrying plate mail, and so forth.


Name variations: money spiders

The first video game about Loot: Unexpected was released in 1989.

Capcom, Electronic Arts and Cellar Door Games has published most of these games

Commonly combined with randomized loot, but it's possible you get unexpected items even when it isn't randomized.

Note that the unexpected nature is not in terms of the game itself, as that would make spiders dropping money an expected thing.

Also, if you see the creatures somehow carrying the objects, it isn't unexpected then either to get the items from their drops or other loot.