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consists of 2 releases.
Released Jan 18, 2001
Levels that progress forward by themselves at a fixed rate.
Be it an “unopenable” door, a sprawling fence, a sudden outcropping of land, an ocean, a cliff (often a deadly ocean/cliff combo,) a broken-down car, an “invisible wall,” or large trees; barriers in video games manifest themselves in a variety of forms (physical and otherwise).
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 style of gameplay where players must navigate a vast stream of projectiles.
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.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
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.
Multiple endings is a term used to describe different outcomes or conclusions to a game based on the previous actions of the player.
Short for the "New Arcade Operation Machine Idea", the NAOMI is a series of arcade system boards by Sega based on their Dreamcast architecture. It was used on a wide variety of arcade releases in the late '90s and early 2000's.
A super weapon, often found in scrolling/rail shooters which destroys all enemies on screen instantly.
A game perspective that views the action from above, commonly at a fixed position and/or rotation.
Vertical scrolling is when the screen scrolls along the y-axis. In a vertical scrolling game the player usually starts from the bottom of the screen and moves up. They are also almost always presented in a top-down perspective.
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