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Games that feature co-operative play for 4 players.
A female warrior from the Amazons, an all-female nation in Classical and Greek mythology.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
The concept of a helpless female character in desperate need of rescuing by a male protagonist, in most cases from a villain, or from a form of impending doom.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Gameplay where players have to ward off enemies for a set duration.
Sometimes designers add old-school things on purpose to enhance game design. These games tend to be heavily inspired by hardware limitations of older systems. NES, Atari 2600, and early computer platforms (DOS, Commodore 64, MSX, etc...) are common sources of inspiration.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
Dragons were originally messengers from heaven, according to early Buddhist texts. In games, they can be among the most fearsome of adversaries, but there are some exceptions.
A popular class in many D&D based games, the Fighter can both dish it and take it!
The last boss you face in a game, usually representing the final climax of the game.
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
Fire element means using magic or an ability associated with fire the most of the time. If any kind of magician uses fire-related spells this concept applies to it.
The ability to create, shape, and control fire at will. This is a common and well known power in fiction, its appearance dating back to ancient literature.
These spooky entities are the spirits of the dead, returned from beyond their graves for generally sinister purposes. There's generally about even odds whether a particular ghost will be helpful or malevolent towards the living, but some ghosts just want to be left alone entirely.
Goblins are irritable, evil and mischievous creatures in folklore. They can range in size from halfling to average human size.
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
An numeral indication of how much damage a character can sustain. The loss of all hit points results in the death of the character or another penalty.
The maximum capacity for leveling up something in-game (usually a character).
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
Mythological creatures with the body of the human and the head of a bull. They are often found in video game dungeons, waiting for foolhardy players to stumble upon their lairs. Sometimes they're mindlessly violent, other times they're oddly peaceful and in tune with the world around them.
When the artwork on the game's box in no way correlates to the game's actual look and feel.
Short for mana points or magic points, the resource required to use spells or other special skills in many role-playing games.
Legendary, stealthy assassins from Japan's feudal era, who are well-trained in the art of the sword, and who may or may not have access to magical powers.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
A Palette Swap is when two or more characters share the same style sprite or character model with only minor color or cosmetic changes. Although visually similar, palette swap characters may have very different moves and personalities.
Enemies that are adamant in their will to hunt you down. Example: Pac-Man ghosts.
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