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Released May 1985
8-bit can be a reference to actual computing power, or it can be a retro look for videogames that want to recall a bygone era.
For all these games, it is illegal to sell or make them available to minors in Germany and it is illegal to advertise for it in any form. This includes the mere presence of a game in the shelves of a store.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
Cheating is the act of creating an advantage by using methods beyond the normal means of the game.
Chiptunes are musical compositions that are synthesized by a computer or console sound chip.
A person serving time in prison or an escaped criminal on the run from the law.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
Hostages exist to be saved, guarded, and occasionally executed.
A concept in a game where the playable character can't run out of ammo, and doesn't need to pick up/buy ammo. In some cases, you still have to reload your weapon, but you will still have an endless amount of magazines.
A situation where the player-controlled character loses their life immediately. The quickness of that demise is often a stark departure from the balance of power, and sometimes the rules, established by the developers during the rest of the game.
Whether it be a close up shotgun blast, far away sniper rifle, explosive, or backstab, the "one hit kill" is a popular kill strategy. Usually hard to master and even harder to avoid, the instant kill is loved and hated by gamers everywhere.
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.
Armed forces. The arm of government that deals with fighting wars and protecting a nation from external or internal threats
All militaries have some kind of uniform.
Murder is the act of ending the life of another living thing against its will without the sanction of a higher governmental authority, such as the casualties that result from acts of war. It is generally intentional, at least in a legal meaning, but not necessarily.
A circumstance in video games where the player will defeat large numbers of enemies without any assistance from AI or other players. This may occur for part of a game or the entirety of it.
The political thriller is a story, often action-oriented, that tends to revolve around two or more nations struggling to gain power. Outcomes are usually found through military confrontations, covert wars, and back alley negotiating.
A term used to describe the flow of action in a typical action game, where the pace is pre-defined to feature fast action and require quick reflexes. As the name suggests, these are games where the player character can run and shoot at the same time.
Any person that is in an Army.
A supersoldier is a soldier artificially given abilities far beyond those of normal man. These include increased strength, speed, stamina, intelligence, the ability to fly, the ability to create fire with their mind, etc.
A game perspective that views the action from above, commonly at a fixed position and/or rotation.
Weapons can often be upgraded with new attachments, augmentations, or magical enchantments. These upgrades result in the original item being more powerful than originally intended.
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.
War is a series of organized conflicts carried on by force of arms between two or more nations or groups. Whether it never changes or has already changed is up for debate.
Modifications can include, but are not exclusive to, upgrades. Modifications can be superficial changes such as color.
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