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Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
An Auction House is a place where people can go to buy or sell items they have found or crafted.
Begging various NPCs can sometimes earn the beggar a few pieces of silver, but other times it will simply draw the ire of the NPC.
A board game is a game played on a mostly-static surface using markers or chits to indicate player progress. Many video game board games are based on tabletop games (Catan, Monopoly), but some, like Mario Party and Culdcept, are original designs that use board game design as a starting point.
A minigame in Mario Super Sluggers where pinball is played, Bowser style!
A special event that only appears in Mario Party 8.
When a game takes it's collectible objects (coins, rings, etc.) and arranges them to form an arrow. Usually used to tell players where to go next.
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.
The concept of requiring the player to collect large amounts of multiple tokens to progress in the game, learn new abilities, unlock secrets or optional content, etc. It was often implemented in the early platformers of the N64 & Playstation era.
The act of a noble, just, or otherwise good or heroic figure becoming evil through either external manipulation or an internal shift in beliefs or desires.
Fake money made to deceive honest dealers.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
A monster from Terraria that spawns in the "Corruption".
A fictional currency is one where the object being exchanged does not exist in the real world, such as Final Fantasy's Gil, or are not used for exchange in the real world, such as Fallout's bottlecaps.
A form of racing designed to test the car and driver's skill and endurance. It evolved into closed circuit racing like modern Formula 1 and MotoGP. Even the Mario Kart series has it.
Any object that holds health, ammo, equipment, money, etc. The container must be opened or destroyed in order to procure the items within.
The game is almost over and there are 5 turns left. The Mario Party franchise used this concept to give out the current scores and a new twist is added. This appears in all games (except Mario Party Advance and Mario Party-e).
A MacGuffin is a plot device, having little importance itself, which exists purely in order to motivate characters and/or advance the story.
Meowth is a normal-type pokemon found in the original Pokemon Red/Blue. Meowth enjoys collecting pretty coins so be careful! If Meowth makes you faint, it'll take half your money!
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!
Games that are arguably the most fun in a "party" scenario with multiple players in one room.
These men and women are present to officiate sporting events and racing games. Notable referees in the article are: Lakitu, John Madden, Punch-Out! Referee and DJ Jazzman.
No point in gathering coins, gold, gil, money, or whatever if you can't buy anything with it.
Smithing is a trade skill used to craft and shape metal. Steel, iron, gold, silver, pewter, tin, copper, and other metals can be used to craft armor, blades, guns, coins, arrowheads, locks, and a myriad of other objects.
A type of gameplay where the player chooses and builds autonomous towers to protect a location from waves of enemies.
Sometimes it's hard to resist the urge to accumulate a vast amount of valuables.
Gameplay that involves performing an entrepreneurial service in order to make money.
Zenny, sometimes spelled Zeny or Zeni. It is often a form of currency in games produced by Capcom.
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