Gameplay feature: Multiple endings

Group Description

Games where player actions during the course of the game may lead to at least two different story endings. Multiple game endings will usually occur at the same part of the game. Different endings are usually represented by noticeable different graphics, text, or cut-scenes. Gamers sometimes translate specific multiple endings with terms such as good ending, bad ending, etc.

Games where only a single ending exists, however may have additional story text or information in regards to the consequences of player actions which may differ if the player chose differently, may also be included in this game group.

Examples of multiple endings:
  • Different endings based on the player's final choice of a lover/partner/boy or girlfriend in dating simulations.
  • Different endings based on the character's final alignment, usually referring to good or evil actions.
  • Different endings based on the player's party composition of different characters, etc.
Limitations
  • Games that end at different locations throughout the game does not necessarily identify an ending. An ending or a complete ending should be expressly different from a game over, signifying the end of a game without no possible player actions available to continue the story. Games that may have several endings, however it is still possible to continue the game if the player chooses differently resulting in only one complete ending should be excluded from this game group.

  • Should not be confused with games that may have different endings due to a pre-determined selection by the player at the start of the game, such as character classes, multiple protagonist selection, factions, etc. Multiple endings in this regard should exist solely due to player actions during the game and not by a pre-determined factor, such as character, class, or faction selection, unless said variables have at least two possible endings.

    Example: Choosing Rome and winning the game results in a Roman ending cut-scene. Choosing Carthage and winning the game results in a Carthaginian ending cut-scene. These games should be excluded from the game group, unless both Rome and Carthage have at least two different endings based on player actions during the game.

  • Should not be confused with achievements, monster/enemy kills, or any additional information that does not contribute to the atmosphere of what should reasonably be identified as a story ending.
Yes, we are aware that this might be considered by some as a spoiler. Get over it.

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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Metroid1986Arcade, Game Boy Advance, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.97
Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger1986NESKotobuki System Co., Ltd....
Bubble Bobble1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Game Boy, Game Gear, J2ME, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, Wii, Wii U, Windows, ZX SpectrumHAMSTER Corporation4.02
Kid Icarus1986Arcade, Game Boy Advance, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.61
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest1987NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UKonami, Inc.3.50
Maniac Mansion1987Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, NES, WindowsJaleco USA, Inc.3.81
Yūshi no Monshō: Deep Dungeon1987MSX, NES, WindowsDisk Original Group...
Karnov1987Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, NES, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumData East USA, Inc.2.71
Disney's DuckTales1989Game Boy, NESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.89
The Hound of Shadow1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.75
Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, SNES, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.09
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom1990Genesis, Linux, Macintosh, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Spider-Man1990Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master SystemFlying Edge, Inc.3.54
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood1991Amiga, DOS, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.90
Streets of Rage1991Android, Arcade, Game Gear, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Master System, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.4.02
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow1992Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.4.01
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.05
Princess Maker 219933DO, DOS, FM Towns, GP32, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA Saturn, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsCFK Co., Ltd. 3.96
Myst19933DO, Amiga, CD-i, iPhone, Jaguar, Macintosh, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SEGA Saturn, Windows, Windows 3.x, Windows MobileAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.27
SOS1993SNESVic Tokai, Inc.2.73
Disney's DuckTales 21993Game Boy, NESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.4.18
Breath of Fire1993Game Boy Advance, New Nintendo 3DS, SNES, Wii UCapcom Co., Ltd.3.56
Splatterhouse 31993GenesisNamco Hometek Inc.3.72
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge1994DOS, Macintosh, WindowsVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.95
Breath of Fire II1994Game Boy Advance, New Nintendo 3DS, SNES, Wii, Wii UCapcom Co., Ltd.3.93
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Selected Covers

Streets of Rage Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Streets of Rage
Breath of Fire Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Breath of Fire
Spider-Man SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Spider-Man

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Streets of Rage
Title
Screenshot from Breath of Fire
Spidey swings in as the title screen loads
Screenshot from Spider-Man
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