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An Air Combo differs from a Juggle in that the character jumps up to meet his enemy, instead of launching him, and then attacks him in the air.
Alternate realities are worlds that exists next to, in parallel of, or in place of our own.
Combos where constant inputs from the player aren't required. All that is required is that the first hit connects and then the Combo will play out until it is completed, or the player on the receiving end escapes.
AI Bots are computer-controlled game characters that substitute for characters that are otherwise typically played by a human, and are most commonly found in multiplayer games.
Button Mashing is a term used to describe gameplay where certain skills can be only realized explicitly through mashing buttons, a reckless player trying to get results or when the game rewards the player(s) who bash buttons the fastest. The latter example is common in Party Games.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Also referred to as block damage, chipping takes place when characters take damage even when blocking. Most commonly associated with fighting games.
A character in a game who uses unorthodox moves, and who likes to play 'practical jokes' on opponents.
This makes losing to him/her all the more humiliating.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
From a new generation of fighting games, most notably Street Fighter IV, the comeback mechanic allows characters with low health to activate a powerful move or mode.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
A Dream Match is a game (usually a fighting game) that combines many different characters from various eras of a series, including those who have died or retired, or from alternate continuities. They are almost always non-canon events.
Some game environments feature certain areas that allow for special kills outside a player's normal cadre of moves. These kills usually feature unique animations such as slamming an enemy's head through a television or sticking their head in a trash compactor.
A new fad in Games and Movies. Some good examples of this concept is Rufus in SF4 and "The Blob" in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
A flawless victory is a victory in which the winning player has incurred no loss of health, or in other uses, like Unreal Tournament III or Fury, no points scored against the winning team.
A game based on an anime.
Games featuring guests introduce playable, established characters from outside of a franchise. Primarily but not exclusively seen in fighting games.
A gunslinger is to guns what a swordmaster is to swords.
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
An attack that is fueled by the attacker's own health, causing it to decrease each time the attack is used.
Horse riding is mostly used in games to get around from one place to another quicker than you could on foot. They can also sometimes be used in combat or racing.
Equines that go 'neigh' and tend to eat hay. Some are the stars of motion pictures. The truest of companions to many adventurers.
Complete move list for character actions that are already in the game itself. Usually accessed via pause menu.
With the internet in full swing, some games reflect its leak into popular culture by making references to the World Wide Web.
The delay between what you do and when it actually happens, latency can result in a lessened ability to enjoy a game or get high scores.
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.
A process by which one player/creature's health points are transferred to another, particularly via a spell, technique or item.
A fighting game concept in which a player using a particular character can fight against either the CPU or another player using the same character.
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