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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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.
Ooh, I've never thought about why it's called that. Maybe a mystery from my childhood has been solved! D:
This is actually what stuck with me. No matter what game I played.
That's exactly what I was thinking of when I came up with the question. That green mushroom or the 100 coins.
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.
Most interesting, I only recently heard about the phrase "extra man". Used by people who love to review older "retro" games.
Can't say I've ever heard it that way. Thanks for the response.