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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.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
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.
A quick burst of speed either forward or backward whilst in the air.
Ability to play as a non-human or extraterrestrial character.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
Using any form of input or interruption to cause a character's sprite or 3D animation for landing/attacking/etc to drop frames and stop early. This allows you to instantly keep moving or attacking rather than waiting for said animation to finish going through all its frames.
The most prominent fighting style in the Street Fighter games. Its devotees include Ryu, Ken, Gouken, Akuma and Gen.
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.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
Anytime an ally comes in to help you in any way. This mechanic is most common in fighting games.
A big... dumb.... boss fight.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
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.
Some characters have purely white eyes, some have eyes that radiate light, some have no eye-sockets at all. This is a page for all the occularly impaired.
Charging is the action of pressing & holding down a button or particular direction on the controller. Its purpose is to build up a powerful blast or burst of energy to take out an opponent or cause critical damage.
A fighting game character whose move set is based around charging (holding back for 30 frames, then forward + attack)
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.
Comic book or manga characters who are also in video games. There are tons of games with superheros such as Batman and Spider-Man out there.
The continue is a classic gaming concept, and usually arises when the player "dies" or fails in the game. Usually some loss is tied to a continue, in a form of a "life" or something of other value.
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.
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.
A crossover occurs when a character from one franchise makes a special appearance in a game from an unrelated franchise. Some games are specifically designed to be crossovers that bring together characters from two or more franchises.
Cryokinesis is the manipulation of ice. Also known as Ice Manipulation or Cryomancy. Users can generate, shape, and control ice to their will.
A gameplay feature that offers players the option to listen to their own music instead of the game's original soundtrack. This allows for a more personalized listening experience.
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