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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.
The most prominent fighting style in the Street Fighter games. Its devotees include Ryu, Ken, Gouken, Akuma and Gen.
Bonus levels, rounds, or stages give players a chance to gain extra points, powerups, or lives. Occasionally bonus stages will play completely different than the rest of the game, like as a slot machine or pinball minigame.
Some games have inspired the creation of literature.
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.
AI Bots are computer-controlled game characters that substitute for characters that are otherwise typically played by a human, and are most commonly found in multiplayer games.
Button Mashing is a term used to describe gameplay where certain skills can be only realized explicitly through mashing buttons, a reckless player trying to get results or when the game rewards the player(s) who bash buttons the fastest. The latter example is common in Party Games.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
A fighting game character whose move set is based around charging (holding back for 30 frames, then forward + attack)
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
The continue is a classic gaming concept, and usually arises when the player "dies" or fails in the game. Usually some loss is tied to a continue, in a form of a "life" or something of other value.
Games that give the player only a limited amount of time to choose whether to continue or not. This concept is most often seen in arcade titles and their home ports.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
The CP System is a family of arcade system hardware manufactured by Capcom for their arcade games from 1988 to 1999, including the Street Fighter II and Street Fighter III games.
A crossover occurs when a character from one franchise makes a special appearance in a game from an unrelated franchise. Some games are specifically designed to be crossovers that bring together characters from two or more franchises.
A draw occurs when two or more players end a versus match where no player is determined to be the winner. This can be caused by a double knock out, or when players have an equal point value at the end of a set period of time.
A genre of music defined by its preference for using electronic equipment as instruments in place of traditional ones. Includes Electronica, Electropop, House, Dubstep and Techno styles of music.
In fighting games, an Enhanced Special Move (also known as an EX Move) is a more powerful variation of a character's standard special move, though it is usually not as strong as a super attack.
The last boss you face in a game, usually representing the final climax of the game.
A flawless victory is a victory in which the winning player has incurred no loss of health, or in other uses, like Unreal Tournament III or Fury, no points scored against the winning team.
Whether it be Mario vs. Bowser, Jedi vs. Sith, Link vs. Ganon, or Elves vs. Orcs, the forces of good are in an eternal battle with the hordes of evil.
A grappler is a combatant in a fighting game whose best attack strategies usually revolve around throwing their opponents around the stage.
"Hand to hand. It is the basis of all combat." -Gray Fox
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
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
Illuminati or the "The New World Order" the evil religious cult that's hell bent on controlling the world.
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.
Karate is an umbrella term for a wide range of martial arts originating in pre-Japanese Okinawa.
Martial arts are a popular set of skills that many video game characters possess. Martial arts are the cornerstone of any fighting game, and have influenced many platforming and adventure games.
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