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
I am from the American South East. We always refer to it as one up, or we refer to it "Got some life", but never "got a life, or extra life".
We always called it a 1up where I come from. I haven't heard it any other ways.
Usually depends on the game. every mario game i simply call them "shrooms" then call the mega mushrooms "red shrooms". sometimes i'll be playing one of the mario games, and suddenly blurt out "Yay shrooms!" when i get one. but in other games, i simply got me a life. very seldom i'll use the term "extra life"
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:
Those are all acceptable. That sounds like every way any other person would say it.
o yeahh I remember and i call it 1up(One up).And i heard it first time when i played my first video game that was Mario.
I call it getting an extra man. Ever since Atari I have used that terminology.
always called it an extra life. super mario bro's is what comes to mind when you ask this question.
Depends on the game, mostly. I often say "extra life" or "life insurance". If it's Spyro I might say Dragonheads; if it's Crash I might say Crashheads; if it's Medievil I refer to it as Bottles or Jars; and if it's Jersey Devil I just call them FFFFUUUUUUU's.
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