A Relaxed Friday Stream 06/11/21
Summer Game Fest 2021
We Talk Over
691: Ska Wallet
211 - Do The Job
Best of Giant Bomb
690: Grip the Banana
The Community Spotlight 2021.06.19
The Community Spotlight 2021.06.05
The 12th Annual E3 Banner Contest
The Community Spotlight 2021.05.29
New Logo Mug
Interlocking Dad Hat
consists of 8 releases.
Released Apr 26, 1996
Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
AI Bots are computer-controlled game characters that substitute for characters that are otherwise typically played by a human, and are most commonly found in multiplayer games.
Button Mashing is a term used to describe gameplay where certain skills can be only realized explicitly through mashing buttons, a reckless player trying to get results or when the game rewards the player(s) who bash buttons the fastest. The latter example is common in Party Games.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Also referred to as block damage, chipping takes place when characters take damage even when blocking. Most commonly associated with fighting games.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
The continue is a classic gaming concept, and usually arises when the player "dies" or fails in the game. Usually some loss is tied to a continue, in a form of a "life" or something of other value.
Games that give the player only a limited amount of time to choose whether to continue or not. This concept is most often seen in arcade titles and their home ports.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
A new fad in Games and Movies. Some good examples of this concept is Rufus in SF4 and "The Blob" in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
A flawless victory is a victory in which the winning player has incurred no loss of health, or in other uses, like Unreal Tournament III or Fury, no points scored against the winning team.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
A grappler is a combatant in a fighting game whose best attack strategies usually revolve around throwing their opponents around the stage.
"Hand to hand. It is the basis of all combat." -Gray Fox
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
Almost a common thing in Fighting Games where player 2 or 1 inserts the coins, pressing start or entering the online lobby when the player 1 or 2 is playing arcade mode or training mode in modern days.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
Karate is an umbrella term for a wide range of martial arts originating in pre-Japanese Okinawa.
Martial arts are a popular set of skills that many video game characters possess. Martial arts are the cornerstone of any fighting game, and have influenced many platforming and adventure games.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
Used in fighting games, projectiles are objects that a fighter can launch at another fighter to attack from a distance. While they can be used to simply inflict damage, projectiles are often used to maneuver opponents into disadvantageous positions.
A sequel (also called a follow-up) is a game that carries forward the gameplay concepts, and often the story, of a previous game to which it is officially linked.
Fighting game characters with a significant similarity in fighting style to Street Fighter's Ryu & Ken.
Featured mainly in fighting games, special attacks usually require more than just pressing a button to activate. They are usually unique or at least varied between characters.
Whether it's Super Scaler or Mode 7, growing and shrinking sprites/textures is a concept often used in sprite-based games. It was a popular technique used to create three-dimensional games with sprites, mostly during the 16-bit to early 32-bit eras. Sprite-scaling was an early form of 3D texture-mapping.
A special combo-move in fighting games that is executable after building a meter throughout the match (or round).
Commonly found in fighting games, a super meter increases when either a character takes or gives damage (depending on the game). There are many variations on the super meter, depending on the franchise or game.
Primarily found in fighting or sports games, the versus screen typically masks the load time of an upcoming matchup. Sometimes codes may be entered here that will affect the game.
This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:
Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other
Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll
send you an email once approved.
Use your keyboard!
Log in to comment