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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.
Games that feature co-operative play for 4 players.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
Bats are small, very social flying mammals. They may frequent caves or haunted houses.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Games where you cooperate with other players to accomplish certain goals, yet at the same time compete for power (items) and glory (wealth).
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
Crabs in all forms and sizes, not just the giant enemy variety.
Some games let players customize their character (or characters). Degree of customization may vary, with some games simply allowing to choose between different types of clothes, while others provide more detailed tinkering of features such as the distance between a character's eyes or hair color.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
An aquatic flying bird that is sometimes hunted.
Ducks appear in numerous games, some named after them (Duck Hunt), and as part of the scenery of other games (Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal).
Not all games are made by dev teams with massive budgets. In fact, some games were made in Adobe Flash before becoming a commercial product.
A frog is a small and usually green amphibian that can swim, hop, and ribbit. Sadly, most of them aren't princes.
With the internet in full swing, some games reflect its leak into popular culture by making references to the World Wide Web.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
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.
Kidnapping is often used in videogames as a motivation for the protagonist to venture into unknown worlds and fight seemingly hopeless battles.
Sliding on one's knees. Can be used to slide under objects. A variant of this is power sliding, which can be used to tactically escape a sticky situation, dodge enemy fire, or decrease range effectively to the enemy.
These are often a departure from the conventional gameplay of a game. There have also been compilations; games including only minigames. The Mario Party series has a lot of minigames, too!
Sometimes one playable character just isn't enough.
Multipliers award players for playing well continuously. Racking up multipliers is crucial in any point based game in which they are featured.
The second annual PAX East took place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts on March 11-13, 2011.
By definition, a pirate is a (mostly naval) robber without commission from a sovereign nation. While maritime robbery has been around since ancient times, Piracy had its highpoint during the 17th century. They are easily identified by the "Jolly Roger", which is the traditional name of the famous skull flag.
Games whose main character is so egotistical that the whole game just HAS to be named after them.
A lead character who never says a word, despite being spoken to.
Snails are molluscs that leave a trail of mucus. Slugs are snails without the shell.
An eight legged arachnid. Some make webs to catch prey and some are poisonous. None have made a web grand enough to be called a parlor, though.
Protagonists that have gravity defying hair styles and often appropriately spikey personalities.
Propelling oneself with kinetic usage of limbs while submerged in liquid (or otherwise fluid material).
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