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Advanced Computer Modeling (ACM) is the technique used by RARE to create pre-rendered 3D models for Donkey Kong Country. This technique had a fundamental change in how game art was created.
The All-Cup Tour is a special tour that allows you to play all 16 courses at once in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! You start out at Luigi Circuit and work your way around the tour to the last course, Rainbow Road.
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.
Although he "makes" eggs, he is still a male.
Animals that follow you or help you on your journey.
Anthropomorphism is the concept of an object, concept or character that has human qualities or traits, such as speech, a level of intelligence similar or higher than a human's and self consciousness. "Anthro" means "of human" and related to the concept of humanity.
A professional and amateur sport, played world-wide, in which two teams advance a ball up and down a court in order to score "field goals," by throwing the ball through a basket or hoop. The team with the highest score at the end of timed play wins.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Some games allow you to attack your opponents during a race.
Video game controversy revolves mostly around the psychological effects that games with graphic violence or sexual content in them can have on players. Other sources of controversy can range from racism, sexism, politics, or religion.
These prehistoric behemoths cause chaos amongst many. Unfortunately, they are extinct.
The ability to dodge an attack, making the player untouchable for a brief period.
Ahh, eating... We can't live without it, and, apparently, neither can some characters. From snakes to dots, games have odd ways of dishing out their dishes.
A Symbol that belongs to a character and an award for doing a great deed.
Missions during which players are tasked with protecting a non-playable character or object from harm until a certain goal is met.
Yoshi is Playable in BS Excitebike Bun Bun Mario Stadium
A faceship is any vehicle that is modeled after the character that drives it.
Many of the Mario Party and Mario Kart games have him flattened
The character kicks his feet while he jumps to increase horizontal movement.
The ground pound is a move where a person in midair somehow makes themselves strike the ground with more force than if they had merely landed. Popularly known as the "butt stomp" due to Super Mario 64's variant, which appeared as though Mario was attacking foes with his rear end.
A sharp blow delivered by driving the head into the opponent.
Special or stronger units than standard ones, usually found in strategy games. This is not necessarily the same thing as a superhero or a game's protagonist.
An Iconic concept of video games is the use of an idle animation for the players character, when during gameplay there's no control given. It's an example of emergent game design, and is used as a way to add depth to action characters.
Inflation is when you expand or fill up something with something else, usually air, to make it more full or bigger. Some mini-games have you be the first to completely inflate a balloon, or, in the case of Dig-Dug, you inflate monsters to have them explode!
Games in which the two main protagonists are of different species.
Take an item and throw it at the enemy.
Jigglypuff is a normal type Pokémon that evolves from Igglybuff, and can into Wigglytuff with a Moon Stone. They love to sing.
Kart racers are cartoon-like racing games that often feature fantastical power-ups.
Characters who possess the ability to "fly", but only for a limited time or by gradually descending.
Sports games that feature pre-existing videogame characters, rather than real athletes.
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