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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.
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.
When fighting is no longer relegated to the ground, but can also take place in the air.
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.
A distinct and predictable pattern of attacks or movement a boss takes. This can be based in reaction to a player's actions or simply a stringent script the boss adheres to.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
A style of gameplay where players must navigate a vast stream of projectiles.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Charging is the action of pressing & holding down a button or particular direction on the controller. Its purpose is to build up a powerful blast or burst of energy to take out an opponent or cause critical damage.
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.
An organism consisting of both natural and artificial systems.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Earning an extra life, either by collecting a 1up or by hitting a certain score.
Games that feature an antagonist--someone who opposes the game's protagonist--that is a woman.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
The last boss you face in a game, usually representing the final climax of the game.
It's not just for airplanes anymore: Game mascots and MMO players alike have taken to the skies. Players can use flight to quickly navigate large levels, find hidden items, or take opponents down.
Enemies that prefer to keep a distance to the ground, and swoop down occasionally to do some damage.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
Greatest hits is a general term for re-releases of games which have sold a certain number of copies, as part of a program managed by the console manufacturer.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
A feature in many curtain fire games, the point where a character can be hit is a different size than the character itself. Whether this zone is visible or not (it varies from game to game), it allows players to dodge bullet patterns that would otherwise be impossible.
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.
The act of killing a child is considered taboo in most games. There are, however, some games that allow this breed of tomfoolery.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
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.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
Sometimes one playable character just isn't enough.
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