Well, Mario has discovered that there’s more than one way to get an extra life.
I know it’s pretty common in RPGs (Dragon Quest series especially), but how important is religion in different video games’ self-encapsulated universes? Games like Populous or Actraiser definitely require a deity of sort. The Legend of Zelda series has a lot of regilious elements in its franchise as well (There’s actually a pretty good article about this over on Zelda Dungeon). But what about other games where it’s not as blatant, but equally as important. I know there’s got to be some good examples of this, but for the life of me I cannot think of any at the present time.
If you can think of any, please mention them in the comments section below.