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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.
This is an ability that requires input from the user to be used.
A quick burst of speed either forward or backward whilst in the air.
The most prominent fighting style in the Street Fighter games. Its devotees include Ryu, Ken, Gouken, Akuma and Gen.
The ability to stop or reduce the damage from an oncoming attack.
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.
AI Bots are computer-controlled game characters that substitute for characters that are otherwise typically played by a human, and are most commonly found in multiplayer games.
A common fighting game mechanic that allows you to link normal attacks into a combo. Also known as a Dial-A-Combo.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
The continue is a classic gaming concept, and usually arises when the player "dies" or fails in the game. Usually some loss is tied to a continue, in a form of a "life" or something of other value.
Games that give the player only a limited amount of time to choose whether to continue or not. This concept is most often seen in arcade titles and their home ports.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
The CP System is a family of arcade system hardware manufactured by Capcom for their arcade games from 1988 to 1999, including the Street Fighter II and Street Fighter III games.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
A quick burst of speed that propels the player slightly forward or backwards.
Some games portray cutscenes as portraits of characters talking to each other.
A double jump is the ability to jump while already in mid-air to get some extra lift. In reality, double jumps are not possible and violate fundamental laws of physics.
A draw occurs when two or more players end a versus match where no player is determined to be the winner. This can be caused by a double knock out, or when players have an equal point value at the end of a set period of time.
Frequently seen in RPGs and Fighting games, The EHI helps you calculate the current health of your opponent.
A person that grew up in the wilderness without any form of social contact with a civilized society. Such a person displays behavior and mannerisms learned from living in the wild.
If there's more than two rounds, there's always a final round.
A flawless victory is a victory in which the winning player has incurred no loss of health, or in other uses, like Unreal Tournament III or Fury, no points scored against the winning team.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
A grapple is a maneuver in which one character grabs an enemy and usually throws or damages the enemy. Most grapples occur in fighting games.
A ball of energy fired from the palms.
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
While the original Japanese Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku literally translates to "Tornado Whirlwind Foot"; Hurricane Kick is the commonly accepted name for this Street Fighter move.
This is a concept in fighting or other action games of attacking an enemy in order to keep the enemy in the air, unable to fight back. This is also a tactic in tower defense games of keeping the enemy on the battlefield longer by manipulating towers.
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