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Air moving with a considerable force from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Used in games to slow things down, speed them up, or make them hover.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
Amiibo is Nintendo's NFC figurine and card program that works across multiple games. Amiibo work natively with the Nintendo Wii U via the NFC reader in the Wii U GamePad and the New Nintendo 3DS. In 2015, Nintendo will release an accessory for the original Nintendo 3DS that lets players use Amiibo on it as well.
When someone is androgynous, they have a mix of masculine and feminine aspects, or they have the appearance of being in between male and female. A common aesthetic in Japanese media and games.
Animals that follow you or help you on your journey.
Archery is the practice of propelling arrows with use of a bow. Throughout history, archery skills have been used in both hunting and warfare. Today, it is also a sport and recreational activity.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
A large omnivorous mammal that can be white, brown, or black. Despite their ferociousness, they are also associated with being soft and cuddly, as in teddy bears. Bears are also known to eat stairs. Scientists say that because "bears eat stairs" rhymes the bears are naturally inclined to do so.
Beehives are honey containing hives that appear in every single Banjo-Kazooie game.
Hiding items, rooms, and all kinds of things behind waterfalls is one of the oldest concepts in the history of games.
Winged, usually flying creatures, many of which enjoy perching on branches and defecating on unfortunate victims below.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
A member of the Moblin family, they typically act as basic infantry in the Zelda titles.
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.
On some box art, the main character is facing away.
Bullet time is a gameplay mechanic that allows players to slow down time. Depending on the game itself, the player often slows down along with the world around them, however occasionally the player can simply move at normal speed while the game world continues to slow.
The ability for a player to control the motion and direction of the in-game camera.
Games in which the player is incapable - not just discouraged from - harming innocents. Sorry, no matter how bad you want to, you just can't pull that trigger.
A style of animation that gives games a more hand drawn look.
ChuChus are blob-like recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series.
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
Jumping straight into the story without pressing a "new game" button or even seeing a main menu.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
The act of preparing food by applying heat, often cooking in games produces items which yield some kind of benefit towards your character.
A notable time delay which ignores the character/player state (like having enough mana) and prevents an ability or action from being done. This concept is common in MMORPGs, but does occur in other genres.
Crafting allows players to create their own items with the correct ingredients. It is used mainly in MMOs and RPGs.
A special device or game mechanic that summarizes and categorizes newly discovered creatures.
The act of bending at the knees from a standing position. Crouching is an essential part of many shooters and platformers, and can be used by players to stay behind cover or avoid incoming projectiles.
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