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Released Aug 25, 1997
On the box of the Nintendo 64 North American retail box
An option that makes the physical character models in the game have enormous heads, and occasionally equally oversized arms. Usually accessed through a cheat code.
Sometimes, rather than building a character model from scratch, a developer will sometimes use a real person as a template and use his or her physical attributes to create a similar character model to be used in their video game. In some cases that real reason will appear as themselves in games.
A gameplay mode that pits two or more players in a fight to the death. John Romero is credited with coining the multiplayer term "deathmatch."
Hostile marksmen who shoot people from a concealed place. Tactics and quick reflexes are often necessary in order to defeat them.
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.
Usually reserved for Sci-Fi themed games,the main character's wrist or pocket watch was used for more then just telling time. In 2013, reality is starting to meet up with these fictional gadgets.
Whenever there's a new Pixar, superhero or Harry Potter movie they have to make one of these.
A multiplayer variant in which it is possible to acquire a special weapon that kills opponents with one shot no matter where they're hit or how much health they have. There is only one Golden Gun, and only way to acquire it after it's been found is to kill its wielder and claim it when it drops.
Most modern shooting games add the realistic touch of rendering shots to the cranium instantly fatal. Glorious for the shooter, kind of a bummer to the shootee.
Games often use iron sights to define precision shooting with non-scoped weapons.
Rather than utilitarian names like "Level 3" or "Warehouse", many games give each level a unique title that has some relevance to its content.
These games are based off of established licenses, such as movies, comics, or TV shows. Examples are the James Bond 007 and Spider-Man franchises.
Limb Targeting is the ability to target specific limbs on the body with the object being either to disable the limb or kill the target faster. It may also be referred to as the "Limb System" or "Localized Damage".
Mercenaries, Soldiers for Hire, have been found fighting in conflicts since the dawn of human warfare. These hired guns show a desire to turn their talent in the art of death to a more profitable profession.
In many games, a player will move faster if they hold down two keys that move in directions perpendicular to one another. This happens because many games would process non-cardinal movement by simply performing a vector addition, meaning the player would go square root of 2 faster when moving diagonally.
An on-rails game behaves much like a train: while sometimes the player can choose which path he goes down, he cannot deviate from it. Sometimes on-rails games even go so far as to decide when the player moves.
Various effects using "particles" (billboard/sprite planes or full models).
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
A shooter in which the player movement is restricted so they can only follow a linear, predetermined path. This style of game is considered very "arcadey" and is usually accompanied by a lightgun.
A portion of a shooter or action game where players are forced into an on rail shooting sequence.
Female video game characters are often designed with impossible figures and proportions, outfits that are unrealistic, or end up in completely over-the-top poses designed to show off their bodies. Famous examples include Ivy from Soul Calibur series, and the entire female cast of Dead or Alive.
Sometimes, you want to play games with a real person who's sitting right next to you. These games have you covered.
A Multiplayer game mode where two or more teams fight against each other to the death. The team with the most kills wins.
For some reason, some games are named after the opposing person. Sometimes it's because the bad guy is cooler than the good guy.
A method of controlling a vehicle or character via a pair of identical sticks. The control resembles that of a tank.
Any game wherein the player can control the action through multiple controllers.
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