Continue… OR Die?
Other games that mimicked the buzzsaw continue screen
Trust Tecmo to revisit the feature in its very next game. In this one, the game’s hero is about to be swallowed by a huge beast, and he vainly tries to hold its jaws open. If the beast is allowed to win you don’t see anything, but a nasty crunching sound is heard.
When Frank Castle cops it in this violent beat-’em-up based on the popular comic book hero, an operative frantically performs CPR to try and bring him back. In two-player mode nick Fury joins him in the resuscitation room. The whole sequence is very arresting.
Conquest of THE CRYSTAL Palace
It wasn’t just arcade games that tried this trick. When you lose your lives in this obscure NES title, the young protagonist is seen suspended over a rising lava lake while Zap the dog looks forlornly on. Family entertainment at its finest.
final fight 3
All three games featured creative continue screens but this one is the most intense, showing a spiky plate being lowered towards the hero’s face as they squirm in their straps. okay you win Capcom, we’ll continue – we don’t want to become a pancake.