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There are several key gameplay Mechanics unique to Big Bang Beat
P-Gauge: The P-Gauge is placed directly under the Health Bar, and monitors usage of special moves. Whenever a special move (or, in versions after 1.01, the strong attack) is used, this meter depletes. If a move would consume an amount of power that is greater than what is available, it cannot be performed. This meter automatically fills, or can be filled faster by using the game’s “Charge” feature, which leaves the player vulnerable to attack. As the player loses health, the P-Gauge can “fill in” the empty parts of the Health Bar, thus allowing the player to use more specials if his/her life is low.
Attack Power Correction Value: Represented by a number near the center of the screen. When the P-Gauge is full, by holding the “Charge” button and rapidly pushing the directional buttons, the player can sacrifice health for increased damage from all of his/her character’s attacks. The maximum value places attacks at 199% power and leaves the character with 1 health point.
B-Power Gauge: The game’s “Super Bar.” This bar is filled either by attacking the opponent or by picking up stones dropped by attacked opponents, known as “B Stones.” When the number on the bar (called the “B-Power Stock”) is 100 or higher, the player can execute one of several techniques that depend on this gauge:
- B Power Arts: The term for this game’s “Super Moves.” All B Power Arts cost 1 stock.
- B Dash: An advanced version of the character’s Dash. It is much faster, and has the ability to cancel any move type, allowing for more combo opportunities. Costs 1 stock.
- B Counter: Activated by pushing the “B” button while blocking an opponent’s attack. Allows the user to ignore block stun, and follow up with a counterattack. Costs 1 stock
- B Escape: Allows the player to escape being attacked. This drains a significant amount of power compared to the other movements above. Costs 4 stocks.
- Air Dash (1.01 only): In the first release, air dashing removed a small amount of B-Power. Every version thereafter borrows from the P-Gauge instead.
- Big Bang Break (1.02 on): A powerful move that can only be performed in character unique situations, usually by canceling a specific B Power Art with a special command. Costs two stocks.
An interesting note in this Gauge’s history is that the first release had 9 levels of power, while every version after this only featured 5.
Enhance: Basically the equivalent of a taunt. Any character can use an enhance three times per fight at maximum, except for Heita who can use it six times. The effects of the enhance vary wildly from character to character, and can be as minuscule as damage tweaks to a single move (Ren) or transformation into a new character (Heita).
The story of Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense centers on the international meddlings of an oil conglomerate from the future known as OMAR (Oil Monopoly Alliance Regime).
After finding an electronic armband in a service station bathroom, former Vigilante Slick Clyde rose to be controlled by OMAR. Working up through the ranks of command he soon came to be the CEO of OMAR itself and made a complete monopoly on all oil trades with the sole exception of the United States.
With the help of his student and hitman, Obake, he steals the technology to allow him to travel through time. Taking with him Obake and his cybernetic assassin, Dallas 13, he makes the jump back to 1970s to cripple the United States and bring OMAR to total domination.
Appearing in 1970s, the three vehicles encounter Convoy, the former leader of the Vigilantes. Upon seeing him, the three cars open fire.
Extreme Trucker lets you be the brave trucker and deliver cargos in any of the three main areas of the game; Yungas Road (also known as Road of Death), Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road, and the Australian Outback. All three maps are “extreme” in their ways: Driving on the icy and snowy roads of northern Canada can be a tough challenge no matter what you deliver. The Australian long distance routes will let you drive “road trains”, up to 5 multiple trailers attached. The South American area is known for its narrow roads, a moment of lack of caution and you find yourself dropping off the edge of a cliff. This game is quite different from the previous installments and the whole concept is changed. You can no longer drive around in free roam unless you decide to go around the map during a delivery, but you can only pick a job offer from the selection menu with multiple new rigs and rides. The trucks and cars are now made after real brands, although you can’t own any vehicles through the game, and you are simply a truck driver seeking for various jobs. Still, today’s low to mediocre range computer will be able to run the game without getting low FPS (1.9 GHz CPU,1 GB RAM,256 MB graphics accelerator).
Burn is a first-person shooter computer game released in 2007 developed by Destan Entertainment and produced by Teyon.
The player can choose between 13 arenas and 5 characters and fight in single-player and multi-player mode. The game provides two special modes: deathmatch, where the winner is the one who has collected given number of frags, and burn, where the winner is the one who has survived the competition. Each fight can be made with special modifiers like low gravity, weapon power up, timed competition, or sudden death.
League, the main single-player game mode, allows the players to fight on the arenas, gather points and eventually fight with a boss named Dark.
The maps in Burn contain a many bonuses and environment vulnerable to destruction. There are 7 different weapons available in the game, each with an alternative fire mode.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a video game developed by Electronic Arts and published by Electronic Arts. The game coincides with the theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The game was released on June 30, 2009, on the Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, and Xbox 360 platforms.
Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 live action and CGI animation film, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki and the voices of Michael J. Fox, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, James Woods and Steve Zahn. The film is a sequel to the 2000 film Stuart Little, and includes characters from the children’s book by E. B. White such as Margalo the bird.
The film was followed by a direct-to-video sequel, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild in 2006.
The Sims 2: FreeTime is the seventh expansion pack in the The Sims 2 video game series.
A flyer included in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage expansion pack and The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff announced this expansion and read: “Now your Sims can enjoy hobbies! Your Sims will have fun taking up a variety of creative, intellectual, or active leisure-time pursuits. They can even meet Sims that share their interests and expand their social relationships. Develop your Sims’ skills while they pursue their true pastime passions. Will your Sims stumble reaching for new goals or find a new sense of fulfillment?”
With this expansion, Sims can pursue employment in five new careers including dance, entertainment, intelligence, oceanography and architecture.
The ten hobbies included in the expansion pack are fitness, cooking, music/dance, sports, nature, science, films/literature, gaming, tinkering, and arts/crafts. Every Sim is created with a predetermined “preferred” hobby which cannot be modified by the player. While the bar is filled, the Sim is “in the zone“, shown graphically as a white glow around the Sim; causing their needs to decay more slowly than usual, as to allow extra time on that hobby.’
FIFA 09 is the 2008 installment of Electronic Arts‘ FIFA series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts worldwide under the EA Sports label. It was released in October 2008 for Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360 and Zeebo. It was later in November 2008 released for the N-Gage 2.0 and Mobile phone.
The demo was released on 10 September 2008 for Windows and on 11 September 2008 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PS3 and Xbox 360 demos were identical with the exception of the stadium used with the PS3 featuring the FIWC Stadium and the Xbox 360 version using the new Wembley Stadium. The tagline for the game is “Let’s FIFA 09.”