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Released Sep 28, 2011
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.
A special remake, re-release, collection, or installment of a series that celebrates a milestone.
When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that was also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
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.
A concept in which a player is assisted physically by another human or AI controlled player. Examples of this are getting help to climb over a ledge or disabling a laser grid.
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)
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.
The 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 7-9.
Fairies appear in many games, usually as a race that will assist players with magic. Fairies are almost exclusively female.
Freeware games are those which have their full versions legally free to download or otherwise obtain.
Gibdos are mummy-like enemies from the Legend of Zelda series.
Weapons that behave differently depending on the health points of the character
Some games feature end credits that scroll over a playable segment of action.
A game that takes place between the events of two previously-released entries in a series, whether those be games or other media like films.
Bat-inspired enemies from The Legend of Zelda series. Can appear in various forms such as Fire Keese.
It's easy to lose oneself in the heat of battle. Luckily, some games will alert the player as to when they are close to death.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
Amphibious octopus-like creatures that launch rocks from their mouths at people. They are largely land dwelling animals, but have been seen residing in water as well.
A Palette Swap is when two or more characters share the same style sprite or character model with only minor color or cosmetic changes. Although visually similar, palette swap characters may have very different moves and personalities.
A follow-up to a game or movie that takes place before the events of the previous installment or installments.
When you're able to push a block you know it's a videogame. Usually used to solve puzzles.
A broad spectrum of games can be described as remakes, from straightforward graphical overhauls to extensive revision of gameplay and story elements. In the most basic sense, a remake keeps the original's core gameplay and plot but makes significant changes to peripheral aspects.
Characters who at some point possess the ability to shrink in size.
A move used in a lot of games where the standing/moving attacker spins upon himself, damaging the surrounding enemies.
An aesthetic sub-genre of fantasy, focusing on brutal barbarians and arcane wizardly magic.
A game perspective that views the action from above, commonly at a fixed position and/or rotation.
Player characters that are infants, children, or adolescents.
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