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A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
Industry jargon used to describe a troubled development cycle that results in long delays, extended periods without new info, and often radical changes to the game.
The eighth annual trade fair, held in Cologne, Germany. It took place in August, 2016
A large species of primates.
A vestige of the late 80's and early-mid '90's that indicated how cool a primate character was. Anthropomorphic or not, throwing sunglasses on that big guy made him instantly awesome.
Hidden characters appear only when certain conditions are met. Finding them usually requires great skill.
Homebrew software is a slang term for unofficial software and games for consoles and handhelds which don't generally support it, such as the Wii or Nintendo DS.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
Games that were funded through Kickstarter.
A Palette Swap is when two or more characters share the same style sprite or character model with only minor color or cosmetic changes. Although visually similar, palette swap characters may have very different moves and personalities.
Any character you can control in a game is a Player Character (PC), as opposed to a non-player character (NPC), which is a character that can only be controlled by the game.
Games whose main character is so egotistical that the whole game just HAS to be named after them.
If a person is made of metal and has circuitry instead of a circulatory system, then their game belongs on this list.
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