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consists of 12 releases.
Released Aug 28, 1987
Action RPG (Action Role-Playing Game), also known as ARPG, refers to RPGs (role-playing games) that use direct, real-time, reflex-oriented, action combat systems, instead of the more abstract turn-based or menu-based battle systems.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
A concept that has been popularized since the days of the European colonial empires. The main bad guy is seemingly old, white, although not always human.
A monster in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest that attacks with its claws.
An numeral indication of how much damage a character can sustain. The loss of all hit points results in the death of the character or another penalty.
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.
Games that fill up the player's health upon leveling up.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
A style of action-adventure gameplay revolving around exploring a labyrinth with the necessity of locating new items and equipment to progress beyond otherwise impassable obstacles. The concept is named for its common usage in the Metroid and Castlevania franchises. While the term most commonly refers to 2D games, it can also refer to 3D games.
Puzzles may need to be solved before the player can progress to the next section of the game. Often it may not be clear to players exactly what the puzzle is, or whether the an in-game items needs to be attained before it is even possible to solve it.
Video game combat in which combat actions are performed in real-time, rather than through a turn-based structure.
A Secret area is a place hidden that few will find unless they know where to look.
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.
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.
These games are designed to be played by one person, and one person only.
The skeleton is the framework of the human body.
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 whose main character is so egotistical that the whole game just HAS to be named after them.
An enemy in Castlevania titles whose name is rather appropriate.
The Undead is an umbrella term describing creatures that do not exhibit the key fundamental attributes that are associated with life, such as respiration, and blood circulation. They are divided into two main categories: Ethereal and Corporeal, depending on whether or not they have a body.
Vampires are undead, nocturnal creatures that subsist on blood. They have superhuman powers and are sometimes able to shape-shift. They are weak against sunlight, foreign objects stuck in and left in their hearts, decapitation and sometimes holy water and crosses.
Individuals that feel compelled to hunt down Vampires and kill them.
Zombies, more accurately called the walking dead, are reanimated corpses who feed on the living, and have become a ubiquitous video game enemy. They often move slowly, but can be deadly in large numbers, which is unfortunately how they tend to travel. Shotgun time!
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