A "game over" is an event that occurs when Quote loses all of his health, usually causing him to explode. Instant death can be caused by drowning, falling off The Island, being crushed by a Press, getting hit by the Basil roaming round the Egg Corridor, and touching Death Spikes. If the player chooses the option to retry, Quote respawns at the last Save Point or the game's beginning if he has not saved anywhere yet. If the player chooses not to retry, the game restarts itself.