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consists of 12 releases.
Released Sep 11, 1992
Games with stories that involve aliens invading the main character's home planet.
Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
Videogame bosses, generally enormous ones, that take up the entire background of the screen you fight them on, usually only extending the body parts they attack with (and for some reason, their weak point) into the foreground where the player can interact with them.
The concept of lives in video games evolved to let the player get a second chance after failing once. The most recognizable symbol is the heart.
A service started by Nintendo in 1997 that allowed customers to purchase digital Super Famicom and Game Boy games at an in-store kiosk that would be written onto RAM cartridges available for each system.
A creature which is made up of mostly identical segments and has an elongated shape.
Side-scrolling games present the world as viewed perpendicular to the direction the characters are facing on screen. With a heavy focus on lateral movement, objectives are often met by moving from one end of a stage to the other.
Games whose titles consist of a single word.
A two-dimensional image or animation overlaid into a scene. The foundation of early 2D games, making up everything from props to the player-controlled character.
Games that explicitly reference a sequel at the end of the game.
A game perspective that views the action from above, commonly at a fixed position and/or rotation.
Vertical scrolling is when the screen scrolls along the y-axis. In a vertical scrolling game the player usually starts from the bottom of the screen and moves up. They are also almost always presented in a top-down perspective.
The Virtual Console is a platform service that first appeared on Nintendo's Wii and later on the 3DS and Wii U. Games from past consoles are emulated to run on the new hardware with the added benefits of system-level save states and other features.
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