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consists of 7 releases.
Released Jan 31, 2008
A game that uses a mixture of 2D & 3D techniques. Commonly used to describe the use of either 3D graphics restricted to a 2D perceptive, or 2D graphics used to fake the appearance of a 3D perceptive.
Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
The ability to fling oneself around an environment gracefully. Wall-running, jumping, massive drops, climbing, and other physical activities are what acrobatics is all about.
Games that feature stages in which the player is forced to continually progress, chased by a relentless and lethal threat that covers the entire height/width of the screen.
A secondary mode in a fighting game that assumes a either 2D or third-person perspective as the player runs around an environment fighting enemies
The ability to perform a dedicated dodge while mid-air, this makes the player untouchable for a brief period of time.
Air moving with a considerable force from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Used in games to slow things down, speed them up, or make them hover.
Ike's Side B acts as an Air Dash when no enemies are in the way.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
When someone is androgynous, they have a mix of masculine and feminine aspects, or they have the appearance of being in between male and female. A common aesthetic in Japanese media and games.
In some games, usually RPGs, they have a boss of the game to be a angel or appearance of an angelic-like being.
Using any form of input or interruption to cause a character's sprite or 3D animation for landing/attacking/etc to drop frames and stop early. This allows you to instantly keep moving or attacking rather than waiting for said animation to finish going through all its frames.
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.
An applause is the act of a crowd or group of people clapping their hands, usually in response to something awesome that happened.
Archery is the practice of propelling arrows with use of a bow. Throughout history, archery skills have been used in both hunting and warfare. Today, it is also a sport and recreational activity.
Anytime an ally comes in to help you in any way. This mechanic is most common in fighting games.
A mode in which a game will play a gameplay demonstration video as a means to entice players into playing the game.
In parapsychology and many forms of spiritual practice an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object like the halo or aureola of religious art.
An atmospheric phenomenon that causes a fantastic natural light display.
Combos where constant inputs from the player aren't required. All that is required is that the first hit connects and then the Combo will play out until it is completed, or the player on the receiving end escapes.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
Levels that progress forward by themselves at a fixed rate.
A downward kick occasionally combined with a jump. The Pumphrey Brothers favorite kick. It is used to crack open crates.
Banzai Bills are the Bullet Bills larger cousins. They advance slowly and can be defeated by a single jump attack.
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.
When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that was also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
Bellossom is a grass-type pokemon first found in Pokemon Gold/Silver. The third evolution of Oddish/Gloom, Bellossom is a surprisingly cute yet effective fighter.
Beorc is the name given to the human race in the Tellius Fire Emblem universe. In this world, laguz that call beorc "human" use it as a racial epithet.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
Bicycle kick, chalaca, chilena, overhead kick, or scissors kick is a move in soccer, which is made by throwing the body up into the air, making a shearing movement with the legs to get one leg high overhead to reach the ball (in original head height), which gets kicked backward.
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