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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.
Games that have animals as the main character. The character must be playable.
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.
Backtracking is the act of navigating through previously explored areas, usually for the purpose of progressing in an objective-based adventure game. Players who are lost may also backtrack to reorient themselves.
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.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Cold-blooded aquatic animals that have scales and breathe through gills.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
Games made for a younger audience, usually between 3-9.
Games about, or with math in them.
These are often a departure from the conventional gameplay of a game. There have also been compilations; games including only minigames. The Mario Party series has a lot of minigames, too!
Some games feature protagonists that are not humanoid in nature. These are creatures that do not have human characteristics (i.e. stand on 2 legs, have 2 arms, a body and a head).
Point and click is an interface featured in a specific kind of adventure game, where players click on objects and characters to interact with them.
Static background images that are not drawn in real time.
SCUMM is an acronym for Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion. SCUMM is scripting language developed internally at LucasArts to help streamline the creation of graphic adventure games.
Marine animals with sharp pointy ends.
The shark is an underwater animal that is often stereotyped for its vicious killing of prey. In video games, they are used as enemies in underwater levels or a plot device used to keep the player away from the ocean.
Luther is Freddi's rather clueless sidekick.
Marine animals characterized by five arms extending from a central disk. They are a lot more agile in video games than they are in real life.
The player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles. There is generally a movable camera but it can also be in a fixed position. It most commonly refers to a viewpoint behind the player character.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
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