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Best Game Over Screens

A lifetime of Nintendo deaths and endings, but do you know what's what?

NGamer recently published this devilishly tricky quiz based on some of Nintendo's greatest 'Game Over' screens. Some of them are obvious, some of them not so much. Can you guess them all? Answers in the comments section below, work together if you want. If you have the mag itself, no cheating!

We began this feature with a grand vision: a sheet of Wii 'game over' screens to peruse and perplex. Alas, this was not to be - developers just don't know how to kill us any more. Instant respawns have robbed the Wii of brutal, unflinching death screens; people are just too chicken to take a life these days. So into the retro depths we dipped, to find the best examples of yesteryear. The NES, SNES and N64 really knew how to put you in your place. But can you put them in theirs? We present our favourite 'game over's and failure screens from the last 20 years. Can you name them? For the first time in history, being good at games won't help you. Failures, we salute you!

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