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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.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
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.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
A mascot is an iconic character heavily used in the advertising and marketing of a product or a franchise.
A stage or level designed around a theme of musical instruments or audio equipment. Most common in platformers, where the instruments often act as platforms, obstacles, or even enemies.
Whales in outer space were first popularized as a concept by the film Star Trek IV. This concept covers all types of cetaceans, including dolphins and narwhals.
The Virtual Console is a platform service that first appeared on Nintendo's Wii and later on the 3DS and Wii U. Games from past consoles are emulated to run on the new hardware with the added benefits of system-level save states and other features.
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