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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.
A barrel roll is a maneuver in which an object makes a complete rotation on its longitudinal axis while following a helical path, approximately maintaining its original direction.
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 sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
The act of aerial combat between two or more fighter aircraft. A common occurrence in many combat flight games, it is the equivalent of a firefight in a first- or third-person shooter.
When the player's actions trigger a change in the game's soundtrack. This adds a cinematic quality to the gameplay.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
It's not just for airplanes anymore: Game mascots and MMO players alike have taken to the skies. Players can use flight to quickly navigate large levels, find hidden items, or take opponents down.
Taking place in the Star Wars Universe, the Galactic Civil War was a conflict fought between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance. The Galactic Civil War was featured in many Star Wars games and other media and is one of the most richly realized stories in the history of entertainment.
The Galactic Empire was the galactic government established by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in the Star Wars Universe.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
Whenever there's a new Pixar, superhero or Harry Potter movie they have to make one of these.
Humans are bipedal, sapient primates capable of abstract reasoning, language, and emotions.
Audio technology that allowed dynamic music in LucasArts Games.
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.
A home away from home, mobile base and more.
Characters that are initially portrayed as evil, but eventually turn out to be good or not as serious of a threat. This also includes villains who remain evil the entire game, but contain some sense of moral goodness or ambiguity.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
A concept where the game must be restarted if you are killed. It is a mechanic found in most arcade games, but the term is usually used in reference to the RPG genre where the mechanic is less common, particularly "roguelike" games as well as strategy games such as Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics where characters die if they are defeated in battle. Often used as a significant plot device.
In the sky or in the blackness of space, these guys can get you from one place to another, and maybe blow up a few bad (or good) guys along the way!
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!
The Alliance to Restore the Republic is a rag-tag band of freedom fighters that opposes the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War.
If a person is made of metal and has circuitry instead of a circulatory system, then their game belongs on this list.
Crunchy frozen water fallen from the sky. Many games feature a snow world, a snow level, or otherwise-connected regions of wintery landscapes.
Space is usually empty, but sometimes it's filled with virtual death machines.
A xenophobic, evil and totalitarian alien race who usually invade lots and lots of space Frances or space Russias. They normally have a Fuhrer type leader who wants to conquer the universe like Hitler.
Like pirates, only spacier. Frequent antagonists in sci-fi games, especially the Metroid series.
Iconic blaster fodder which appear in any good Star Wars game, having origins with the Republic's Clone troopers.
The strategy of demonstrating how awesome something is by putting the word "super" in its title. Incredibly popular among developers making games for the Super Nintendo, which itself counts as an example.
The Force is an energy field created by all living things, that surrounds and penetrates living beings and binds the galaxy together. It Is the source from which Jedi draw their power and abilities.
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