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What do you call it when you receive an additional life in a video game?


This is either through getting an item in a level or by scoring enough points during your playthrough of a game. The different ways I have heard it said: Extra Life, Extra Man, Extra Guy, Bonus life, 1up

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Kieron Walker (slappywalker) says

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    J Antonio Marcelino (Tonyx35) 3 years ago

    This is actually what stuck with me. No matter what game I played.

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John Roberts (JohnGreasyGamer) says

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Chace (NornsMercy) says

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    J Antonio Marcelino (Tonyx35) 3 years ago

    Never heard it phrased this way either. Sounds like something spoken in the Arcade gaming community.Free man, no need to load that next token. Thanks for the comment.


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A.E. Williams (CrazedNovelist) says

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Devlin Kendall (TNT Husky) says

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    J Antonio Marcelino (Tonyx35) 3 years ago

    Hmm I never thought about shortening Mushrooms to just "Shroom". I did call Fire flowers just "flower" though since, there was only one kind for the longest time. Now there are at least 3 types of flower power-ups.

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Clifford Beaver (mrpudgy) says

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    J Antonio Marcelino (Tonyx35) 3 years ago

    That's exactly what I was thinking of when I came up with the question. That green mushroom or the 100 coins.

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MPChris says

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    J Antonio Marcelino (Tonyx35) 3 years ago

    Can't say I've ever heard it that way. Thanks for the response.

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    J Antonio Marcelino (Tonyx35) 3 years ago

    Most interesting, I only recently heard about the phrase "extra man". Used by people who love to review older "retro" games.

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