Risk-Reward - Many video games reward players for using riskier methods of play that usually require skill (or, sometimes, luck) to perform correctly. It can be found in combat techniques, harder stages with bonus item rewards and equippable items with bad stats but great bonus effects. Combat-based risk-vs-reward game play often involves techniques that require letting the enemy get so close that a missed attack will give that enemy a chance to hit with its own attack. The rewards are usually things like bonus score points, gold, experience points, and stat enhancements.

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Bomberman 2 (NES): Vs. Mode Brawl Brothers (SNES): Vs Mode - Slash/Douglas Bild vs. Lord J. Captain America and the Avengers (Genesis): Training Mode Double Dragon (NES): Vs. Mode Player Select screen Double Dragon (NES): Vs. Mode - Billy vs. Jimmy Golden Axe (Genesis): The Duel Tyris vs. Ax Battler Golden Axe (Genesis): The Duel - Gilius vs. Ax Battler Mega Man 7 (SNES): Versus Mode select The Peace Keepers (SNES): Vs - Norton vs. Norton Rival Turf (SNES): Vs - Norton vs. Norton Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis): Duel - Axel vs. Blaze Streets of Rage 3 (Genesis): Skate vs. Zan TMNT IV - Turtles in Time (SNES): Versus Trojan (NES): Vs. Mode

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