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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.
Levels that progress forward by themselves at a fixed rate.
An ability with which a person can uphold exceptional equilibrioception. In other words, not falling over.
Boo is a ghost-enemy in the Mario universe who pursue Mario until he looks in their direction. They earned their reputation for being "shy" this way. Don't turn your back on them!
Boulders that one has to escape are often implemented in games as a homage to Indiana Jones.
A boxer is someone who participates in the sport of boxing.
Button Mashing is a term used to describe gameplay where certain skills can be only realized explicitly through mashing buttons, a reckless player trying to get results or when the game rewards the player(s) who bash buttons the fastest. The latter example is common in Party Games.
Feline animals commonly kept as pets. There are many different breeds and varieties.
The act of preparing food by applying heat, often cooking in games produces items which yield some kind of benefit towards your character.
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.
The concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
A style of music and dance primarily popular in the 1970s.
A dog is an animal, of which there are estimated to be 400 million of in the world. Said to be man's best friend, they naturally appear in many video games.
The 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 14-16.
Electronic music is one of the broadest classifications of music, and has been a staple of video game soundtracks since the 90s. The genre's main trait is the use of electronic instruments.
The inclusion of skateboarding, snowboarding, or other X-Games fare as a diversion. Popular in the 2000s during the height of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.
Cold-blooded aquatic animals that have scales and breathe through gills.
Insects of the order Diptera, Flies (sing. Fly) are
common household pests. The Housefly is considered one of the most widely distributed insects.
Small creatures from the WarioWare series.
The fourth annual Game Developers Choice Awards celebrated the best games of 2003.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
In some games, either after completing the main game or as part of the game itself, players must replay a harder version of the same level. This is not classified as a different difficulty level, as the levels usually add new mechanics or enemies.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
Hotseat multiplayer mode allows multiple people to play the same game on one system. This generally only applies to turn based games such as Civilization IV or Advanced Wars.
Some games feature end credits that scroll over a playable segment of action.
The legendary Konami code, any who knew it were rewarded in many classic Konami games.
UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A (SELECT) (START)!
Shorter than mini-games, micro games are generally no longer then 20 seconds in length. Several are often played one after another as a party game.
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!
A single game may use multiple art styles. For example, Comic Jumper switches its levels between art styles inspired by comics, and Rock of Ages has its stages take on the style of various art periods.
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