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consists of 5 releases.
Released Oct 31, 1991
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.
Due to crafty camera angles and conveniently placed objects in the environment, the nudity in the scene is obscured from view.
A sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
Digitized sprites, popularized in the early 90s, were a form of graphics that used footage of real actors that were then made digital and put into the game.
When the main character at some point has to escape from a confined area, be it a dungeon, a prison cell, or a penal colony.
Whenever there's a new Pixar, superhero or Harry Potter movie they have to make one of these.
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.
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.
A method of splitting a game into multiple parts to get around memory constraints, particularly on tape based formats such as the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64.
In video games Plasma is often used as a core ingredient in weapons due to its high temperature. Due to the amount of damage it can inflict it is effective against any type of target, whether organic or metallic
Side-scrolling games present the world as viewed perpendicular to the direction the characters are facing on screen. With a heavy focus on lateral movement, objectives are often met by moving from one end of a stage to the other.
Like its airborne cousin, the Helicopter Boss, the Tank Boss is a large and stubborn metallic adversary.
Videogames that, for better or for worse, are based on an existing non-videogame franchise. Usually drawn from movies, tie-in games have also been made about TV shows, novels, and even one-hit wonder pop bands.
The act of changing an event in the past that significantly alters further events leading up to the present. This is a major element of many stories involving time travel.
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