"You Are Worthless and Weak!": Top 10 GAME OVER Screens
Instead of a simple "Game Over" screen, there are certain games that go the extra mile in order to emphasize that you've lost. Other times, these screens are just plain weird. The following is compilation of the most irritating and hilarious Game Over screen in video gaming.
10. "Let us go out this evening for pleasure. The night is still young."
(Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Playstation, 1997)
...unless it's a horrible night to have a curse, then we should stay in and order a pizza.
9. "GAME OVER RETURN OF GANON"
(Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, NES, 1987)
Here we see a simple screen, explaining that the player has lost and that the game's villain, Ganon, has returned. A silhouette of the pig-faced demon appears, followed by his evil laugh. Creepy! The funny thing is, however, that Ganon doesn't actually appear in the game.
8. Time Paradox!
Some game narratives involve a character retelling a story from his/her past. Obviously, the death of that character would lead to a time paradox! This can result in some hilarious game over screen. For example:
- "You've created a time paradox! Snake, you can't go changing the future like that!" (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, PS2, 2004)
- "No, that didn't really happen." (Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, Gamecube/PS2/XBOX/PC, 2003)
- "Horse hockey. You really mean to tell me you were dissolved in acid." (Monkey Island II: Lechuck's Revenge, After Guybrush tells Elaine that he was killed by being submerged in a pool of acid during his adventures.)
7. "YOU FUCKED UP"
(Scarface: The World is Yours, Wii/PC/PS2/Xbox, 2006)
"YOU FUCKED UP"-- written in all caps, with no punctuation needed. Scarface's mission failure screen is all business, and is taken straight out of the movie.
6. "It's official, you suck!"
(Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Arcade, 1995)
If you're unsure whether you suck at video games or not, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 will make it clear. After losing the Noob Saibot boss fight (which you most likely did), Shao Kahn will make it official that your skills "suck." Now you know!
5. "Congratulations on Your Recent Death! Thanks for playing Space Quest III. As usual, you've been a real hoot."
(Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon, PC, 1989)
It's not often that game over screens are courteous and polite. The one in Space Quest III, for example, is untypically pleasant. Instead of making a mockery of you, they celebrate what is typically an unfortunate event. How nice!