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A Ball Saver is a concept used in pinball machine to extend a players game.
A multiball is when multiple balls are in play at once in a pinball game.
A concept commonly used in pinball machines that nets players extra points.
A concept in pinball machines/games that can allow a player a free game.
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.
Whenever there's a new Pixar, superhero or Harry Potter movie they have to make one of these.
A mode in pinball machines using the display.
The Stern S.A.M. Board System is a series of boards used in Stern Pinball machines.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
Some television shows are ripe for interactive adaptations. Like Grey's Anatomy, or The Young Ones.
When a non-pinball franchise gets a pinball game.
A physical pinball platform with interchangeable playfield modules and software.
Humans are bipedal, sapient primates capable of abstract reasoning, language, and emotions.
Game titles that are three words long, and have a conjunction or a preposition. These games usually take the form of "X of Y" or "X & Y".
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.
Games based on TV shows, which includes live-action and cartoons.
SuperPin is a series of widebody pinball machines created by Williams and Midway.
The concept of seemingly religious phenomena being explained as the work of alien civilizations.
Games which have nothing to do with each other, but have the same title.
The title of a game is a year, or has a year in it. Normally used for sports game and other annual titles, but also used to designate when a game takes place rather than the year released.
These prehistoric behemoths cause chaos amongst many. Unfortunately, they are extinct.
A bonus game occurs when playing a game (usually in arcade games). Players do something to get a "free game". Pinball machines almost always call these "specials". It could be getting a certain score, getting a rare item, or doing some specific task.
A widely popular music style, originating from a fusion of blues, R&B, country, and jazz. Includes sub-genres such as punk, heavy metal, synth rock, and pop rock, among others.
Game titles that only consist of numbers and nothing else.
Games prominently featuring celebrities, who either endorse the game or act as the focus of the story. Games with characters who happen to be played by celebrities are not always tie-ins.
Characters that are overweight have more body fat than normal for their race, or at least look it. A character that is overweight may or may not have great strength.
Anthropomorphism is the concept of an object, concept or character that has human qualities or traits, such as speech, a level of intelligence similar or higher than a human's and self consciousness. "Anthro" means "of human" and related to the concept of humanity.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
Attitudes towards the Clown vary from person to person. Some find entertainment and humor, others feel really creeped out by their overly flamboyant nature. Ultimately, games tend to take the path of a more horrific presentation to stimulate the atmosphere of a particular setting.
Games whose main character is so egotistical that the whole game just HAS to be named after them.
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