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8-bit can be a reference to actual computing power, or it can be a retro look for videogames that want to recall a bygone era.
Abductions are events in which people, animals, or things are taken by aliens and UFOs for various purposes including experimentation and other unknown reasons.
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.
Bats are small, very social flying mammals. They may frequent caves or haunted houses.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
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.
Some game characters just cannot swim. This usually means automatic death as soon as they hit the water.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Darkness is used in games to restrict access, increase tension, or just to set a mood. Often the player has access to a light source that can mitigate its effect.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Some manuals are styled and written as though they are real documents from the game world.
This concept deals with platforms that phase in and out of existence as time passes. It is used to create tricky platforming situations requiring excellent timing to overcome.
Generally used to fool other characters or parties into thinking you're one of them or belong there for purposes of deception, spying, or accessing data.
A location that prevents the player from progressing, unless they follow a specific path or perform certain actions.
One of the smartest mammals on the planet and star of the Ecco the Dolphin games, dolphins live in the ocean and can perform a variety of tricks. Dolphins also have a particular fondness for fish.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
Electricity is commonly used as a damage-introducing element causing inanimate objects to become harmful (electrified water, floors, cables, etc). It can also refer to a power wielded by characters that generates sparks, is conductive to metal surfaces, forks or branches, and is often blue in color.
In real life, vehicles rarely explode unless an actual explosive device is involved. Like, it almost never happens. In video games, on the other hand, cars will blow up real good with almost no encouragement.
Earning an extra life, either by collecting a 1up or by hitting a certain score.
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.
Cold-blooded aquatic animals that have scales and breathe through gills.
A person, often a gypsy woman, gifted in diviniation through some kind of inate power or mysticism, usually with the aid of a crystal ball.
Weapons that use a freezing effect to damage opponents, slow them up, or freeze them solid.
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.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
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
Weapons that behave differently depending on the health points of the character
Invisible or cleverly hidden doors just waiting to be discovered.
Logically, Hidden Doors often lead to Hidden Rooms.
Rooms that are either invisible or extremely hidden. Players are rewarded with health, easter eggs, weapons or traps.
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