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First starting out as simple machines throwing stones, artillery has evolved greatly and is an important weapon in war.
Bonus levels, rounds, or stages give players a chance to gain extra points, powerups, or lives. Occasionally bonus stages will play completely different than the rest of the game, like as a slot machine or pinball minigame.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
A gameplay mode that pits two or more players in a fight to the death. John Romero is credited with coining the multiplayer term "deathmatch."
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
Games that allow the player to choose which level to play next, rather than a fixed linear order.
Anything that can be picked up and used temporarly. Basically any item that is optional but can be used to an advantage.
Power Ups can be used to give the controlling character, or any other character, temporary or permanent upgrades.
Featured mainly in fighting games, special attacks usually require more than just pressing a button to activate. They are usually unique or at least varied between characters.
A Multiplayer game mode where two or more teams fight against each other to the death. The team with the most kills wins.
An organized series of matches, ending with one victor.
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.
Vehicular combat combines driving and combat to form a unique fast paced action game. Many games are purely vehicular combat based (e.g. Twisted Metal or Vigilante 8) or can contain have sections for such combat (e.g. Halo or Mass Effect).
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