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consists of 2 releases.
Released Dec 13, 1991
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.
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.
Some television shows are ripe for interactive adaptations. Like Grey's Anatomy, or The Young Ones.
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.
Belt scrolling is a 2D perspective, side-scrolling action with downward camera angle. The character is able to move not only sideways, but also vertically within a limited area, giving pseudo-3D depth. Mostly used by beat 'em up brawlers, this term is mainly used in Japan and comes from the conveyor belt like viewpoint.
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.
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.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
Comic book or manga characters who are also in video games. There are tons of games with superheros such as Batman and Spider-Man out there.
All the enemies in the game show up in the credits, sometimes before the people who made the game.
Minions of the the Evil Shredder, these evil ninjas will stop at nothing to stop the Ninja Turtles.
Commonly seen in brawlers, typically with the word "go" next to it, this is an indicator in side-scrolling games of which way to go, and usually an indicator that all of the enemies in an area have been defeated.
An attack that is fueled by the attacker's own health, causing it to decrease each time the attack is used.
The place of origin for ninjas. Their location is mostly known throughout the ninja world and very nearby localities with some sort of ties in between them (commercial or cultural in nature).
Video games developed in Japan but based on Western IPs.
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.
The legendary Konami code, any who knew it were rewarded in many classic Konami games.
UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A (SELECT) (START)!
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.
Two or more characters are featured on the game's box art.
Genetically evolved humans, animals or aliens.
Legendary, stealthy assassins from Japan's feudal era, who are well-trained in the art of the sword, and who may or may not have access to magical powers.
Police are paid protectors who enforce the law through legal use of force. They help ensure public safety and social order. Their motto is to protect and to serve.
Men of rock who act as shock troops for Krang/The Kraang.
Classic form of numbering that gives things a more regal feel.
A superhero is a fictional character of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do in the public interest.
Reptiles known for their hard shells.
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