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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.
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.
Games that contain levels/missions/chapters where the player starts off in immediate danger.
A trap designed to kill off victims by crushing them. Commonly found in sacred temples though industrial variations (like car crushers) exist.
Falling Debris, rocks, or other items that may possibly cause damage to the player character.
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.
The concept of a game referencing another game through mockery, parody or even directly. A game reference to the same franchise does not count.
A situation where the player-controlled character loses their life immediately. The quickness of that demise is often a stark departure from the balance of power, and sometimes the rules, established by the developers during the rest of the game.
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.
A method of attempting to scare the player by the sudden unexpected occurrence of an event - often accompanied by some sort of audio sting.
Games that allow the player to choose which level to play next, rather than a fixed linear order.
The idea of deriving a feeling of pleasure through experiencing pain or torment.
Through trial and error gameplay, complex game mechanics and intense difficulty, masocore games are specifically designed to frustrate players over and over again.
Poking fun at a specific existing work, whether a game, a movie, or something else, by imitating and exaggerating its characteristics. Some games use parody here and there, while others are entirely parodic.
A place to fall, often bottomless, usually resulting in death.
Pixel art refers to digital images composed of visible pixels, drawn with individual pixel-level intent and precision.
After losing the allotment of lives, using a continue does not penalize the player. With no punishment for losing all lives, it makes limited lives superfluous.
A two-dimensional image or animation overlaid into a scene. The foundation of early 2D games, making up everything from props to the player-controlled character.
A mechanical system designed to capture or cause harm. Either the player can set traps for their enemies or others set them for the player.
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