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These are often a departure from the conventional gameplay of a game. There have also been compilations; games including only minigames. The Mario Party series has a lot of minigames, too!
Vehicular combat combines driving and combat to form a unique fast paced action game. Many games are purely vehicular combat based (e.g. Twisted Metal or Vigilante 8) or can contain have sections for such combat (e.g. Halo or Mass Effect).
An aquatic flying bird that is sometimes hunted.
Ducks appear in numerous games, some named after them (Duck Hunt), and as part of the scenery of other games (Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal).
Shooting ranges are often used in video games as a means of improving the player's reflexes and aim in armed combat situations.
A sport in which the player throws a ball down a lane in order to knock over 10 pins that are set up in a triangular shape.
A level in which everything is displayed on-screen at once, with no scrolling, flip screen, or 3D movement. Many '80s games consist entirely of single-screen levels.
Edutainment is a specific category of games designed to teach the player a real-life subject. Whether it be math, history, or English, this game was designed to be used by a teacher or a tutor to make learning more fun!
Games about, or with math in them.
A game perspective that views the action from above, commonly at a fixed position and/or rotation.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
Codenamed "Canada's Game", Hockey is a game played by two opposing teams on a sheet of ice with the objective of scoring the most goals with a rubber puck. Players use wood or composite hockey sticks to put the puck in the net.
Bet a little or bet the house. How much you win depends on how much you wager.
Classic form of numbering that gives things a more regal feel.
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.
Third-party developers and publishers occasionally engage in the practice of releasing a title or piece of DLC on only one platform for any number of reasons. Sometimes these are permanent while others are only platform exclusive for a certain window of time.
Dating back 5,000 years, this game of skill and chance has featured in many video games.
A guessing game where players try to guess a word or phrase letter-by-letter, with incorrect guesses resulting in a figure being drawn in a noose. The game is won when the word or phrase is guessed or filled out, and lost when the hung figure is completed.
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