- 136 VOTES
Few things in gaming have riddled lists, hatred of the gaming community and anxiety nightmares more than the laughing dog in Duck Hunt. It's not just that the stupid dog laughs at you when you fail, it's the fact that before that, he'd been helping you all along. If anything, the part that hurts the most is the betrayal.Buy on
- 227 VOTES
Since you cannot truly and effectively die in Mario Kart 64, the "losing" screen is obviously when you've placed behind anyone you're playing with. And it's a mean one - not only have you lost a game you've spent over half an hour playing already (if you've gotten to the ceremony screen), but you have to watch everyone else celebrating their success.
Then, as you're sitting in the background, watching everyone else get their trophies, they send a Bob-Omb to come blow you up. After that, they show you crying with a sign under you that says "what a pity."Buy on
- 313 VOTES
Mortal Kombat's fatalities were the biggest "FU" you could give another player back in the day short of actually flipping them off. If you were playing with a friend and did one, everyone laughed and reveled at the glory. If you were playing at the arcade and did a fatality on someone, it was ON (not unlike Donkey Kong). The player either had to put in another quarter or leave in shame and hang their head low all the way home.
Whenever that happened to you, though, it sucked.Buy on
- 416 VOTES
Metal Gear Solid is such a careful, slow, stealth-dependent game that whenever you die in it, it feels like someone just knocked over your award-winning sand castle. To add infuriating rage to the fact that you're going to have to replay a stealth level, you have an ear-prodding, sound-barrier-piercing voice come on your headpiece. No matter which character does it, it's always annoying.Buy on
Let's go ahead and remember all the lives we've lost and which losses have infuriated us the most (in video games). Here's a list of the most annoying, frustrating and frankly insulting video game death screens that we have ever suffered through.