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Released Oct 31, 1996
3D Platformers are games where movement, traversal and mainly jumping is the core of the gameplay. They are a tridimensional equivalent of 2D platformer one of the most popular video game genres in the third and fourth generation of video game consoles.
Games that have animals as the main character. The character must be playable.
Anthropomorphism is the concept of an object, concept or character that has human qualities or traits, such as speech, a level of intelligence similar or higher than a human's and self consciousness. "Anthro" means "of human" and related to the concept of humanity.
An applause is the act of a crowd or group of people clapping their hands, usually in response to something awesome that happened.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
Feline animals commonly kept as pets. There are many different breeds and varieties.
A point within the game whereby the game saves its current state whether it be for the purpose of a more convenient respawn point or a gameplay design (such as in racing).
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
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 non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Drowning in games occurs when a being (not suited to be in water) runs out of oxygen, time, power, or barely even touches the water surface. Further complicated by the local sea-life that can knock the air out of you, should you get close.
When a character goes to the edge of a platform and starts to wobble. Most commonly seen in side-scrolling platformers.
A punctuation mark that is used to express intense emotion.
Earning an extra life, either by collecting a 1up or by hitting a certain score.
Fog plays an important role in many games. In games like Silent Hill, it's an atmospheric element. In other games, it's artificially added to reduce framerate and draw distances to save memory.
Any game that involves jumping on an enemy's head as an attack, such as in Super Mario Bros.
Take an item and throw it at the enemy.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
When a character grabs a ledge, in order to pull themselves up, or shimmy to the side until there's room. Mostly seen in 3rd person adventure games, but also in many platformers.
Lens Flare is a dynamic graphical effect that emulates visual artifacts that can appear on an image captured by a camera with a lens. This effect is not limited only to sunlight.
Games that allow the player to choose which level to play next, rather than a fixed linear order.
Rather than utilitarian names like "Level 3" or "Warehouse", many games give each level a unique title that has some relevance to its content.
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.
Loading Screens are specific screens that are displayed while a game is loading resources so that the player has something to distract them while the game loads. Loading Screens can be images, text or even mini-games - and sometimes a combination of all three.
A mascot is an iconic character heavily used in the advertising and marketing of a product or a franchise.
Platforms conveniently moving you towards your destination to allow the crossing of large expanses which would otherwise be impossible to cross.
Make sure you respect nature, or else! Note: This only concerns *protagonists*.
A collection of characters without pants, but with shirts or other tops. Does not include characters in dresses.
Passwords are codes used to save a player's progress, primarily during the 8-bit era and, to a lesser extent, the 16-bit era.
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