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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 very common collection of enemies in the Super Mario Bros. franchise. Some famous Koopas include: Lakitu, Hammer Bro., Bowser Jr., and the King of Koopas himself, Bowser!!
The wings on its back allows it to hop or fly. They are not as common as normal Koopa Troopas, but they pose a bigger threat.
The Koopa Troop is Bowser's army. It consists of several different members, most of whom are the koopa species.
One of Bowser's most common minions. They are protected by a hard shell.
Character Theme: A recurring musical theme that accompanies a particular character.
Lens Flare is a dynamic graphical effect that emulates visual artifacts that can appear on an image captured by a camera with a lens. This effect is not limited only to sunlight.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
The act of granting freedom to prisoners or subjugated NPCs.
Luck plays an integral part in some role-playing games. Good fortune can greatly increase your chance of finding better loot, scoring critical hits, etc.
Magikoopas are spellcasting Koopas who made their debut in Super Mario World.
The ability to influence and control the thoughts of others.
These are often a departure from the conventional gameplay of a game. There have also been compilations; games including only minigames. The Mario Party series has a lot of minigames, too!
Nameless and disposable characters, who follow commands from whoever they see as their leader or boss.
A being that possess the ability to break up into smaller, identical beings, often after taking a certain amount of damage.
A mole that is featured in the Mario franchise.
Sometimes one playable character just isn't enough.
A powerful punch, frequently capable of knocking the recipient off into the distance. Named after Naru Naruseqawa (Love Hina), who frequently uses it on Keitaro. It is also known as the "Megaton Punch", as seen in Disgaea and Pokémon.
The 2009 Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) took place at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, Washington on September 4-6.
A species of carnivorous plants that reside in pipes. Some specimens can spit fireballs.
Third-party developers and publishers occasionally engage in the practice of releasing a title or piece of DLC on only one platform for any number of reasons. Sometimes these are permanent while others are only platform exclusive for a certain window of time.
The daughter of a monarch or monarchs.
Games whose main character is so egotistical that the whole game just HAS to be named after them.
Puzzles may need to be solved before the player can progress to the next section of the game. Often it may not be clear to players exactly what the puzzle is, or whether the an in-game items needs to be attained before it is even possible to solve it.
Rain can heavily increase the atmosphere of a video game. Some games use it to add detail to an environment, while other games use it to make it difficult to see.
Ranking Systems tally the player's current progress and relative skill, by tracking raw numbers of multiple statistics (like score and time) during a session of gameplay. This results in a competitive meta-game where the goal is usually to reach the top position.
Games that feature this concept require the player to wait for a certain amount of real time.
A character that appears in many games, often unrelated. For an example, Cid from the Final Fantasy series.
Revenge is an act of violence, financial ruin, or emotional torment that one person or group carries out against another, in response to some perceived wrongdoing.
Game mechanics traditionally found in role-playing games that are incorporated into a non-RPG title.
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