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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.
A female warrior from the Amazons, an all-female nation in Classical and Greek mythology.
Games centred around Barbarians. A barbarian is usually recognised by his/her long flowy hair, loincloth and animal skins, lack of clothes and sword (not the same as cavemen).
Bats are small, very social flying mammals. They may frequent caves or haunted houses.
A large omnivorous mammal that can be white, brown, or black. Despite their ferociousness, they are also associated with being soft and cuddly, as in teddy bears. Bears are also known to eat stairs. Scientists say that because "bears eat stairs" rhymes the bears are naturally inclined to do so.
A term for a humanoid creature with animalistic features which can comprehend everything from slightly feral humans to savage monsters with trace amounts of anthropomorphism.
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.
Some creatures don't need guns or swords to hurt you. Instead they pack a punch with some kind of deadly breath attack, be it flaming, poisonous, radioactive, or just plain bad!
Broken English is English with improper spelling, grammar, or syntax, and is most commonly found within older video games as a result of poor English localization.
The dreaded Chimera was a terrifying beast that consisted of several animals combined into one.
The distinct animal features were that of a lion, a goat and a serpent, though other variations exist.
A style of game that has platforming elements, but with more emphasis placed on fighting enemies than precise maneuvering through the level and its obstacles. Notable examples include Ratchet & Clank and early Ninja Gaiden games.
Games that give the player only a limited amount of time to choose whether to continue or not. This concept is most often seen in arcade titles and their home ports.
A cyclops is any race of creature that is born with only one eye.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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.
Dragons were originally messengers from heaven, according to early Buddhist texts. In games, they can be among the most fearsome of adversaries, but there are some exceptions.
Carefully exploring a large, labyrinthine area full of enemies (i.e., a dungeon) in the hopes of finding treasure, leveling up, or completing a specific task. Having their roots in tabletop games, video game dungeon crawls are found almost exclusively in RPGs.
Fairies appear in many games, usually as a race that will assist players with magic. Fairies are almost exclusively female.
Falling Debris, rocks, or other items that may possibly cause damage to the player character.
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
Enemies that prefer to keep a distance to the ground, and swoop down occasionally to do some damage.
These spooky entities are the spirits of the dead, returned from beyond their graves for generally sinister purposes. There's generally about even odds whether a particular ghost will be helpful or malevolent towards the living, but some ghosts just want to be left alone entirely.
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
Any object that holds health, ammo, equipment, money, etc. The container must be opened or destroyed in order to procure the items within.
Jellyfish are ocean dwelling animals with a mushroom like top and tentacle like cilia on the bottom. They can be translucent or transparent.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
A heavily armored soldier in the service of a lord or cause. Typically a champion of good and a defender of the innocent.
The act of granting freedom to prisoners or subjugated NPCs.
Collecting objects in a game such as weapons, armor, items, and currency. Loot is often associated with MMOs and games with RPG elements.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
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