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Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
Winged, usually flying creatures, many of which enjoy perching on branches and defecating on unfortunate victims below.
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 clone is a being created as a perfect genetic duplicate of another being, right down to the DNA.
Some games allow you to attack your opponents during a race.
Plotting and scheming, usually for wealth or power.
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.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Electricity is commonly used as a damage-introducing element causing inanimate objects to become harmful (electrified water, floors, cables, etc). It can also refer to a power wielded by characters that generates sparks, is conductive to metal surfaces, forks or branches, and is often blue in color.
As part of the Switch Online subscription, Nintendo offers a selection of Famicom games through the downloadable Famicom Computer application.
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
Cold-blooded aquatic animals that have scales and breathe through gills.
Enemies that prefer to keep a distance to the ground, and swoop down occasionally to do some damage.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
A situation where the player-controlled character loses their life immediately. The quickness of that demise is often a stark departure from the balance of power, and sometimes the rules, established by the developers during the rest of the game.
Hopping Chinese vampires that suck life force.
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.
When the title of the game does not appear immediately at the beginning of the game, but rather after the first mission or prologue.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
Legendary, stealthy assassins from Japan's feudal era, who are well-trained in the art of the sword, and who may or may not have access to magical powers.
As part of the Switch Online subscription, Nintendo offers a selection of NES games through the downloadable Nintendo Entertainment System application.
Parallax scrolling is a scrolling effect used in video game graphics, employing multiple scrolling layers to create the illusion of depth, for a pseudo-3D effect in an otherwise 2D scrolling game.
A place to fall, often bottomless, usually resulting in death.
The foil of almost every early RPG lover, these rodents often live in sewers. While most rats are simple targets, games like Ratatouille make them the hero.
Games that conclude with a screen displaying "The End" or a variation thereof, such as "Fin."
When a certain amount of time is given to the player to reach a goal or finish an objective.
Levels that take place in or on a train or subway.
If the protagonist is standing on an unstable platform for a certain amount of time, it will eventually drop. Usually there is a pit below, or some other hazardous danger.
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