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A game that uses a mixture of 2D & 3D techniques. Commonly used to describe the use of either 3D graphics restricted to a 2D perceptive, or 2D graphics used to fake the appearance of a 3D perceptive.
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.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
Games with stories that involve aliens invading the main character's home planet.
Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
Games that earned the "ASM-Hit"-Award. ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) was a popular German multi-platform computer games magazine that was published from 1986 until 1995.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
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.
A condition in which two male characters are socially close, but not sexually or romantically, and are often partners.
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.
Games where you cooperate with other players to accomplish certain goals, yet at the same time compete for power (items) and glory (wealth).
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
Crawling is a form of locomotion in which a person lies down and uses the hands and knees to move around, or by dragging the body along the ground.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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.
The controversial practice of incorporating "access control technology" into digital media so as to limit what owners of that media can do with it, most commonly for the stated purpose of preventing piracy.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
Earning an extra life, either by collecting a 1up or by hitting a certain score.
An unofficial translation of a video game, created by people not associated with the original development team.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
Derived from the Spanish word for "little war", guerrilla warfare is waged by a small and mobile armed force against a larger, more regimented force. It typically involves the use of ambushes, sabotage, and other offensive tactics meant to overcome an enemy's greater numbers.
Death From Above.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
A common type of stage featured in many games. Slippery ice, avalanches, and freezing water are some of the unpleasantries to be had when visiting these cold arctic regions.
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.
Enemies will spawn infinitely until the player has accomplished a certain goal, e.g reached a checkpoint or killed a certain number of enemies.
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.
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.
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