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Loading Screens are specific screens that are displayed while a game is loading resources so that the player has something to distract them while the game loads. Loading Screens can be images, text or even mini-games - and sometimes a combination of all three.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
Small payments made with actual money which result in an in-game bonus, such as an extra item, character, etc...
Games that feature support for Nintendo's Mii avatars.
Multiple endings is a term used to describe different outcomes or conclusions to a game based on the previous actions of the player.
Several different game types like driving, shooting, and platforming in one cohesive game. Compilation releases don't count.
Music speeds up as the time runs out or a particular part of the game gets harder. Found in Street Fighter, Mario games, Sonic games, etc.
Never Ending Games is a self-explanatory concept in which a game is unbeatable and never ends, due either to the game having no true ending or because the game is not saved (or truly continued) after the last section of the game.
Nintendo Network is the online service for Wii U and 3DS.
Nintendo's online service. It supported the Wii and Nintendo DS.
Any game that does not have any written or spoken dialogue in it, regardless if it has characters or not.
This includes any text or recorded dialogue that is spoken by a character or narrator, but not text such as "Press Start".
Options menus give you the option to change anything the game lets you change. Whether you want subtitles or not, sound effects or not, the game to be harder or not, anything you want that the game lets you change, you can change in the options menu.
Game bundled with gaming hardware (usually a console) in order to boost sales. Most often these games are first party titles, meaning that the hardware and software are products of the same company.
Passwords are codes used to save a player's progress, primarily during the 8-bit era and, to a lesser extent, the 16-bit era.
The inaugural Penny Arcade Expo East took place at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26-28, 2010.
A species of carnivorous plants that reside in pipes. Some specimens can spit fireballs.
Third-party developers and publishers occasionally engage in the practice of releasing a title or piece of DLC on only one platform for any number of reasons. Sometimes these are permanent while others are only platform exclusive for a certain window of time.
Bite size games for the PSP and the PSPgo.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
Podoboos are living fireball enemies usually found in Castles in the Mario games. The original ones would only jump out of lava in simple patterns.
Power Ups can be used to give the controlling character, or any other character, temporary or permanent upgrades.
Puzzle games that also feature some kind of narrative.
Puzzles may need to be solved before the player can progress to the next section of the game. Often it may not be clear to players exactly what the puzzle is, or whether the an in-game items needs to be attained before it is even possible to solve it.
A cursor seen mostly in puzzle games, often covering 2x2 tiles/blocks/gems etc. and usually moving 1 tile ( ¼ of the cursor area) and rotating 90° which moves any pieces within the cursor.
Games that make records. Often records like most played game, or critically acclaimed. There have been gaming records since the says of Pong and the Magnavox Oddysey.
A version of a game purchased in one part of the world may not be playable in another. Region free games however, can be played anywhere.
A sound effect that plays once the player has gained a level, solved a puzzle or reached a milestone within the game.
Shy Guys are masked hoodlums of the Mushroom Universe.
Wii titles played by holding the Wii Remote on its side. Such games may also require altering the grip on the Wii Remote in order to perform certain gameplay tasks.
These games are designed to be played by one person, and one person only.
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