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A line that signals the start or the end of the race. Even though it is used for racing, it could mean any type of racing game.
Weapons that use a freezing effect to damage opponents, slow them up, or freeze them solid.
Games in which vehicles do not have infinite fuel and that may require the player to refill the gas tank in order to continue driving or piloting.
Wii games that can be played using a GameCube controller.
A translucent "ghost" representation of a prior performance in a racing game.
A form of racing designed to test the car and driver's skill and endurance. It evolved into closed circuit racing like modern Formula 1 and MotoGP. Even the Mario Kart series has it.
Greatest hits is a general term for re-releases of games which have sold a certain number of copies, as part of a program managed by the console manufacturer.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
An instantreplay is a gameplay element typically associated with sports games, and widely made popular with the Madden Franchise. Instant replays allow players to go back and view gameplay footage, occasionally from varying points of view.
Kart racers are cartoon-like racing games that often feature fantastical power-ups.
A lap is one circuit around a race track. This is featured in many, but not all racing games.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
Games that incorporate licensed music from popular bands and musicians for their soundtracks.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
A crude, flammable liquid made up of hydrocarbons that can be found in geologic formations beneath the earth's surface.
Whether it's taking pictures of things for points or as part of a journal, photography is playing an ever increasing role in many of today's video games.
A staple of almost any racing game, the pit is the on-track location where players fix their cars, as well as modify their setups to account for changing track conditions.
PlayStation Underground was a CD magazine published by Sony for the original PlayStation from 1997 to 2001. Each of the 17 issues included demos, video interviews, behind the scenes content, and much more.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
Power Ups can be used to give the controlling character, or any other character, temporary or permanent upgrades.
Product placement is the act of using branded products in high visibility settings inside movies and games in exchange for special consideration, financial purchases or otherwise. In recent years, it has become more apparent.
Games that include real photography on the game's cover.
Realism is where a game attempts to accurately mimic real life through gameplay mechanics and visuals. For example, realistic shooters, such as Operation Flashpoint, Full Spectrum Warrior, or Brothers in Arms, typically focus upon squad tactics, i.e. suppressive fire and flanking.
The wheels are already in motion when you begin the race, there's no turning back.
Rubber Band AI is an infamous hidden feature in racing games that allows computer-controlled opponents to catch up no matter how far behind they are. It is intended to keep challenging the player, but can also give AI opponents an unfair advantage.
PlayStation 3 games that utilize the "tilt" functionality of the SIXAXIS or DualShock 3 controllers for minor or major gameplay mechanics.
The speed blur effect is typically used in racing games. It consists of the edges of the screen, or any object in the world blurring as the player moves quickly.
Temporarily makes your character or the world around you go faster, either by stepping on an object, activating a power or object, or by collecting a power up. There are many other ways in which a Speed boost can be used and it depends on the game.
The Spike Video Game Awards recognized the best games of 2003.
A grid that is organized for the start of the race in rows of 2, 3 or more. Very useful for standing starts in various racing titles.
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