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Released Mar 01, 1995
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.
Boo is a ghost-enemy in the Mario universe who pursue Mario until he looks in their direction. They earned their reputation for being "shy" this way. Don't turn your back on them!
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
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.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
The concept of a game referencing another game through mockery, parody or even directly. A game reference to the same franchise does not count.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
Nonogram is the general name for a class of puzzle.
Levels whose visual design represents objects or symbols (including text).
Pixel art refers to digital images composed of visible pixels, drawn with individual pixel-level intent and precision.
Referencing a TV show, celebrity, song, trend, historical event, etc. is one of the easiest ways to get a laugh. This can be either a throw-away gag, like the name of an achievement, or the main subject of the game.
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.
A two-dimensional image or animation overlaid into a scene. The foundation of early 2D games, making up everything from props to the player-controlled character.
Certain Game Boy titles included special enhancements available only when played on an SNES using a Super Game Boy adapter.
Whether it has voice over or not, text bubbles are a way of reading the dialog that a character on screen is saying and or thinking.
A hand gesture to indicate approval. Often used when verbal communication is not possible (such as during stealth sections, at long distances, or when a character is mute).
When a certain amount of time is given to the player to reach a goal or finish an objective.
You don't know how to play our game, so we'll teach you how.
Extra objects, characters, or content in a game that can only be accessed after completing a certain task such as completing the game, or by using cheat codes.
The Virtual Console is a platform service that first appeared on Nintendo's Wii and later on the 3DS and Wii U. Games from past consoles are emulated to run on the new hardware with the added benefits of system-level save states and other features.
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