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Released September 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.
Some television shows are ripe for interactive adaptations. Like Grey's Anatomy, or The Young Ones.
Also referred to as block damage, chipping takes place when characters take damage even when blocking. Most commonly associated with fighting games.
Games based on TV shows, which includes live-action and cartoons.
Video games developed in Japan but based on Western IPs.
These games are based off of established licenses, such as movies, comics, or TV shows. Examples are the James Bond 007 and Spider-Man franchises.
When a character that the player fights as a boss is playable elsewhere.
A team of superheroes from the children's franchise of the same name. There have been multiple different Ranger teams over the years.
A pseudonym is a fictional name that is different from the owner's real or legal name. They can be pen names, secret identities, or even alternative names because their real name is unpronouncable or shouldn't be said.
If a person is made of metal and has circuitry instead of a circulatory system, then their game belongs on this list.
SNK fighting games are notorious for boss fights of ludicrous difficulty. Common symptoms of SNK Boss Syndrome include absurdly high attack priority, overpowered special attacks, and AIs that read button inputs. Though it's most common in SNK games, the syndrome has also appeared in games by other companies.
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 superhero is a fictional character of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do in the public interest.
Superpowered or super intelligent bad guys who fight superheroes.
Videogames that, for better or for worse, are based on an existing non-videogame franchise. Usually drawn from movies, tie-in games have also been made about TV shows, novels, and even one-hit wonder pop bands.
Tokusatsu is the name for Japanese live-action entertainment with traditional special effects. Made popular in the West by the likes of Godzilla, Ultraman, and Power Rangers, many games use the genre's over-the-top style, such as Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101.
Zoning Characters (also called Keepaway Characters) use long range attacks to the control space in a fighting game.
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