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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.
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.
Anthropomorphism is the concept of an object, concept or character that has human qualities or traits, such as speech, a level of intelligence similar or higher than a human's and self consciousness. "Anthro" means "of human" and related to the concept of humanity.
Different gameplay mechanics for different players. Sometimes uses different input devices.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
Potentially deadly in the real world, annoying and funny in the animated world.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
A dog is an animal, of which there are estimated to be 400 million of in the world. Said to be man's best friend, they naturally appear in many video games.
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).
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
Games with cartoony, colourful, happy art styles that involve a lot of bloodshed, violence and killing. Examples would be Castle Crashers, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield Heroes, Alien Hominid, Conker's Bad Fur Day...
Pursuing and killing or capturing wild animals for sport or food.
In the 100th round, the ducks move too fast.
Games released coinciding with new hardware.
A Light Gun controller is used on some arcade games and very few console games. You point it at the screen, pull the trigger, and people die.
When the President wants to go for a burger, you know that all your cake is a lie.
Any game that does not have any written or spoken dialogue in it, regardless if it has characters or not.
This includes any text or recorded dialogue that is spoken by a character or narrator, but not text such as "Press Start".
Game bundled with gaming hardware (usually a console) in order to boost sales. Most often these games are first party titles, meaning that the hardware and software are products of the same company.
The use of peripherals has vastly changed the way games are played. This concept includes an array of items, including joysticks, plastic guitars & drum-sets, and specialized printers.
The PlayChoice-10 was an arcade console released by Nintendo containing ten Nintendo Entertainment System games per unit.
These games take the select button literally. Pushing up and down (or any other button) to select an option will do nothing.
Games that make records. Often records like most played game, or critically acclaimed. There have been gaming records since the says of Pong and the Magnavox Oddysey.
Games which have nothing to do with each other, but have the same title.
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.
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.
Wii U games that support use of the Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus)
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