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Some television shows are ripe for interactive adaptations. Like Grey's Anatomy, or The Young Ones.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
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.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
Cartoon characters are personas from cartoons, which are animated moving sequences that are usually drawn but can be computer animated and can come from television, movies, anime or even the web. They can be humans, animals, or even things usually not thought of as living.
Potentially deadly in the real world, annoying and funny in the animated world.
The comic relief is a character, other than the main character, who is meant to add humor and lighten the mood of the game. These characters are usually very dumb or very witty, and are usually very talkative.
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.
A double jump is the ability to jump while already in mid-air to get some extra lift. In reality, double jumps are not possible and violate fundamental laws of physics.
Finishing moves are typically moves that end a fight in a traditional fighting game.
A rather unpleasant experience, where your journey takes you to the insides of a bigger creature, followed by a desperate attempt to make it 'through', alive and undigested.
Video games developed in Japan but based on Western IPs.
Games made for a younger audience, usually between 3-9.
A heart-shaped moon that is able to absorb released hearts and which is the doorway to a world that contains the power of all hearts. It plays a major role in the Kingdom Hearts franchise. The goal of Master Xehanort is to exploit its powers.
A heavily armored soldier in the service of a lord or cause. Typically a champion of good and a defender of the innocent.
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.
Moral dilemmas presented to the player that often have a significant effect on the story or other characters.
A partner is someone in a duo that shares the same status and/or billing. In video games, you often switch from one to the other because they have different strengths and weaknesses.
By definition, a pirate is a (mostly naval) robber without commission from a sovereign nation. While maritime robbery has been around since ancient times, Piracy had its highpoint during the 17th century. They are easily identified by the "Jolly Roger", which is the traditional name of the famous skull flag.
In a number of games, characters often talk about friendship and the importance of friends, some sacrificing themselves for one another.
Many games feature a story which involves saving the world and its inhabitants, often single handedly.
A grid that is organized for the start of the race in rows of 2, 3 or more. Very useful for standing starts in various racing titles.
Animals that have the ability of speech and in some cases are anthropomorphic.
A trope commonly seen in RPGs, where a character in the player's party disbands without warning during a story event. This often means that the character takes their currently equipped items with them.
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