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Starting out in arcade games, when a player got a Game Over, sometimes a game would let the player continue from where they died, provided they inserted more coins. Over time, this feature began to be more prominent in home video games as well. Sometimes, these screens are represented with the word "Continue", usually with a countdown timer, and occasionally accompanied by a song urging the player to insert more coins to continue playing.