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consists of 7 releases.
Released Oct 29, 1993
Games where characters have a cannon for an arm.
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.
When players must fight all of the bosses of the game at once. This can either be an optional mode, or a required sequence. Boss Rush can also mean a game where the player only fights bosses.
A character with the ability to copy or steal powers or weapons from their enemies.
A fictional currency is one where the object being exchanged does not exist in the real world, such as Final Fantasy's Gil, or are not used for exchange in the real world, such as Fallout's bottlecaps.
The last boss you face in a game, usually representing the final climax of the game.
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
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
A situation where the player-controlled character loses their life immediately. The quickness of that demise is often a stark departure from the balance of power, and sometimes the rules, established by the developers during the rest of the game.
Platforms conveniently moving you towards your destination to allow the crossing of large expanses which would otherwise be impossible to cross.
Powerful robots waiting for you at the end of every Mega Man level. They each have unique weapons that you can absorb if you defeat them; conversely, they all have unique weaknesses as well.
If a person is made of metal and has circuitry instead of a circulatory system, then their game belongs on this list.
Classic form of numbering that gives things a more regal feel.
A sequel (also called a follow-up) is a game that carries forward the gameplay concepts, and often the story, of a previous game to which it is officially linked.
Side-scrolling games present the world as viewed perpendicular to the direction the characters are facing on screen. With a heavy focus on lateral movement, objectives are often met by moving from one end of a stage to the other.
Certain Game Boy titles included special enhancements available only when played on an SNES using a Super Game Boy adapter.
Metroid, Mega Man, Earthworm Jim, Metal Gear, Halo, Crysis, Iron Man, and many more. Ordinary men and women who become extra-ordinary with the right suit on.
A malevolent character whose goals are evil in nature. While villains are commonly featured as antagonists, not all antagonists are necessarily villains.
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