Questions tagged [gaming-history]

Questions about the history of games, conventions, customs, traditions and gaming terms, and how they have developed over time.

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What's the first game to feature sacrificing at altars as a general game mechanic?

In NetHack you can sacrifice sufficiently fresh corpses at altars for various benefits. Are there any earlier games where such sacrifices are a general game mechanic? Going by the TV Tropes page on ...
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First platformer enemy to stun players by jumping?

In platformer games, there’s a fairly common trope/mechanic of an unusually heavy enemy that, when they land after jumping, stuns the player if they are on the ground. Examples include Sledge Brothers ...
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Who was the first boss who had multiple HP bars?

It is commonplace in current video games that bosses, most likely final bosses, have multiple HP bars so that depleting one fully reveals another underneath, usually a different color, or sometimes ...
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Where did the Waluigi myth come from?

A while ago, I heard there was a myth about unlocking Waluigi as a playable character in the DS port of Super Mario 64. I've looked around the internet for the origin but all I can find are ROM hacks....
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What is the first game to have first-person cutscenes where you can’t move the character but you can turn their head?

In many Bethesda-publisher games, such as Dishonored and Skyrim, you can move your head during cutscenes. Sometimes, the camera pulls you in a certain direction, like with the cutscenes with the ...