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In some games, usually RPGs, they have a boss of the game to be a angel or appearance of an angelic-like being.
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.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
The 2007 E3 Media & Business Summit took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on July 11-13.
Earning an extra life, either by collecting a 1up or by hitting a certain score.
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.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
Gravity is a physical phenomenon, specifically the mutual attraction between all objects in the universe. In a gaming setting, gravity determines the relationship between the player and the "ground," preventing the player or game objects from flying off into space, and hopefully acting in a predictable/realistic manner.
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 style of action-adventure gameplay revolving around exploring a labyrinth with the necessity of locating new items and equipment to progress beyond otherwise impassable obstacles. The concept is named for its common usage in the Metroid and Castlevania franchises. While the term most commonly refers to 2D games, it can also refer to 3D games.
Platforms conveniently moving you towards your destination to allow the crossing of large expanses which would otherwise be impossible to cross.
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.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
Any character you can control in a game is a Player Character (PC), as opposed to a non-player character (NPC), which is a character that can only be controlled by the game.
There is a sinister turn after you beat the game at expert mode.
Dialogue from NPCs that constantly repeats.
Human-like androids capable of free will in the Mega Man X series onwards. They later begin to integrate and evolve with humans until both races become indistingushable.
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.
A super weapon, often found in scrolling/rail shooters which destroys all enemies on screen instantly.
When someone takes someone else's soul or life essence. They may do it to get more health, power-ups, or just because they are just plain evil!
A game that takes gameplay mechanics, characters, or story elements from an existing series in a separate and different direction, sometimes changing genres along the way.
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.
What lies ahead, and is distant from the present.
A transformation is a different stage or form for something. Usually an upgrade.
A malevolent character whose goals are evil in nature. While villains are commonly featured as antagonists, not all antagonists are necessarily villains.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
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