Talk:Time Limit

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This could be an interesting term, describing how time limits work in video games, why they are used, and how they are implemented in the Mario series and spin-off franchises. Any takers? ♥♪!? 20:10, 19 July 2007 (EDT)

Like Player, it seems redundant, but a list of games that use a time limit in some way may make the article useful. I'll start, and you can take over :P Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 23:02, 19 July 2007 (EDT)
I'm thinking about starting a category called Game Mechanics. Good idea or not?Knife (talk) 23:09, 19 July 2007 (EDT)
Sounds Good, Knife. Go for it. My Bloody Valentine

I added the nonexistent category for Knife. I did my best with platformers :) Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 23:16, 19 July 2007 (EDT)

Split Pre-Race Countdown Timer from Time Limit[edit]

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Don't Split 1-12

This section needs its own article. So, I say we should split them!

Proposer: Reddragon19k (talk)
Deadline: April 10, 2011, 19:00 EDT


  1. Reddragon19k (talk) Per my proposal

Don't Split[edit]

  1. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk) I see this section implemented finely into this article. And why does it need its own article? The proposer fails to give valid reasons on seeing this needs to be split. What we are going to end up with if this succeeds is a short, rather-pointless article that seems very minor. Besides, I don't think "Pre-Race Countdown Timer" is an official term. And why this term? What about the rest of the Countdown Timers? What makes this anymore special than the other countdown timers?
  2. Zero777 (talk) Per BLOF
  3. Bowser's luma (talk) I originally thought this was a proposal to delete time limit, it's so unnecessary. I might have it deleted after this. Oh yeah, per BLOF.
  4. Mario4Ever (talk) Per above.
  5. DKPetey99 (talk) Every other timer is merged within this article! Per BLOF
  6. UltraMario3000 (talk) Per the Baby of Luigi who's flammin'.
  7. SWFlash (talk) ಠ_ಠ It's time limit. Time limit is time limit for all games, it shouldn't be splitted.
  8. Mario jc (talk) Per BLOF.
  9. Walkazo (talk) - Per BLOF.
  10. Edofenrir (talk) - Per Bowser's luma.
  11. Bop1996 (talk) Per BLOF.
  12. Ultrahammer5365 (talk) Per BLOF.


Why does that section needs its own article? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 13:07, 27 March 2011 (EDT)

Wasn't it a separate article that was merged by a proposal? Or was that something else? YoshiwakerTyranitar.png 13:53, 28 March 2011 (EDT)

I fail to see an actual reason for this proposal, aside from the somewhat vague "this needs its own article". Ultrahammer5365 23:16, 1 April 2011 (EDT)

I'm agreeing with all of you because this is my first proposal so, I want to find out if we split it or not! MPDSBowserSpace.pngReddragon19kMPDSBowserSpace.png(talk)
Okay, I think you want our consent to see if this article should be split or not. Next time, put your reasons in so we know why you want to split. That is the point of proposals. You want to change something for a reason. If you want to change something without a reason, we're going to oppose it. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 02:09, 2 April 2011 (EDT)

Remove the "Countdown Timer" section and all that from the article.[edit]

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Remove Section 5-0

I've had this problem for almost two years and looks like it won't finish, so I gonna do this, you people will decide once and for all if its needed to have an article of this kind in this wiki. Looks like some user is obssesed with this but I talked with him to desist in doing this on some articles that in fact looks more like a troll's edit than of a decent one. Now go to the point: I think this info should be removed (if possible, permanently) because, first it does have nothing to do with this article, the time limit is mostly a term used to describe the restricted time to clear a level (that's evident). second, this an invented info desperately done, it contains overused, boring and repetitive info that can be gathered into a single paragraph -it only shows trite details that makes different in every appearance, sound, visual effect, etc. In a nutshell, this is too minor and definitively useless. However, the worst part is that this info is only parasiting this article in the same way as did before with another -the Countdown Timer. I think this reason reaffirms the actions made by the user that, again, looks like it was a moderate intention of vandalism than a constructive edit. With this I conclude my debate about keeping this article here or not.

PD: I don't want you to consider this a personal threat to the user. This is only a discussion with the purpose to stir up your thoughts about this controversial matter that has been messing around in the wiki and the problems that have caused in fact. However, it's up to you if you think it's fine to keep the info here anyway or not actually. and this does not imply to create an article for this or move the info into another page, just delete it.

Proposer: Coincollector (talk)
Deadline: June 12, 2011, 23:59 GMT


  1. Coincollector (talk)
  2. Mario4Ever (talk) Per proposal.
  3. Reddragon19k (talk) Per both! I guess we don't need it anyway!
  4. Nicke8 (talk) Per all!
  5. Bowser's luma (talk) I want to trash the whole article. Let's pick 'em off one at a time, that'll do.

Don't Remove[edit]


The deadline was wrong: June 11 was only 13 days after May 29, and proposals end at 23:59 GMT. - Walkazo 18:47, 29 May 2011 (EDT)

Looks like Imissed a number... :/ I've got the wrong date on my computer. @ Reddragon, I know you are usually hasty and you make decisions without think twice. If you agree, that means you won't make this anymore. That makes me remember... Coincollector (talk)
@Coincollector Maybe you're right! This is the article about the time limit itself! I guess we don't need it! Reddragon19k 21:49, 8 June 2011 (EDT)

Frame count[edit]

I think it would be very useful to have the frame count for post-Lost Levels games, because "approximately 0.6 or 0.7 seconds" is very vague. If it varies slightly per game (which the "0.6 or 0.7" seems to imply), I think it would be useful to have a table with in-game time units, frame counts, and seconds (or maybe milliseconds). PikaSamus (talk) 13:52, 29 October 2018 (EDT)

Donkey Kong Arcade Games[edit]

In the Donkey Kong arcade games, it's not specifically stated, but there is a Bonus score that counts down, but it acts similarly to a timer in that:

  1. The quicker the level is cleared, the more points you get
  2. If the Bonus reaches zero, a live is lost.

The only game from the Donkey Kong arcade games that made the indication clear is Donkey Kong 3 though. Should the Donkey Kong games be mentioned in this article? Winstein (talk) 08:22, 9 January 2019 (EST)