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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.
Games that feature co-operative play for 4 players.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
Grabbing the attention of a nearby enemy NPC. Usually leads to them attacking.
Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
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.
The study of and search for remains of human culture and history (or that of other civilizations).
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
Bats are small, very social flying mammals. They may frequent caves or haunted houses.
Usually yellow and black striped, these flying, flower loving loving insects can come singly or in a swarm. A major producer of honey and stings.
Games that contain levels/missions/chapters where the player starts off in immediate danger.
A common character class in role-playing games. They are often less chivalric than your average Knight-errant.
The Black Market is a concept wherein players may buy or sell items through alternative means. This is often a way to make more money but can often land the player into trouble.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
Games which feature creatures who make use of the natural excretions of their body to lay waste to their enemies.
Games whose menus feature a book-like motif. Often this is featured in games with a fairy tale—style narrative.
Not all bosses can handle the player by themselves. Many use waves of lesser enemies to fight for them while they rest, and some even let these minions do all the work.
A level that is focused entirely on a boss encounter.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
Boulders that one has to escape are often implemented in games as a homage to Indiana Jones.
Camels are often used as transport in order to easily traverse sandy environments.
When a character from an existing media franchise makes a brief appearance in a video game, sometimes without even openly acknowledging their origins.
A stereotypical prehistoric human, usually clad in animal skins and rather violent. Does not always live in a cave.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
Games with achievements for failing. For the purpose of this concept, any kind of 'achievement' is acceptable - this includes trophies or in-game accomplishments.
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)
A special device or game mechanic that summarizes and categorizes newly discovered creatures.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
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