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Power-ups

Other (objects, etc.) entity

Includes various inexplicable objects that instantly increase the protagonist's power, temporarily or permanently.

524
games
74
platforms

Konami, Nintendo and Atari has published most of these games

This is for the near unexplainable power-ups. Things like medikits, ammo, weapons, etc. shouldn't be included (though medikits are a bit mysterious in their instant healing ability).

Shmups often have quite unexplainable wreckage being used to incorporate changes to the vehicle midflight, these are the most obvious example of what this is for.

Often games with power-ups have items that will do the opposite, downgrading the performance of the thing.
Especially common in arcade games.

Examples:
* Invincibility / invulnerability
* Damage multiplier
* Speed up
* Invisibility

Parent group

Game-like elements

Child group

Speed bonus

Platforms

Windows 91
Linux 62
NES 49
MS-DOS 26
Mac OS X 18
C64 17
Atari ST 16
Amiga 16
Arcade 15
ZX Spectrum 13
PCE 12
Amstrad CPC 12
MSX 11
PS3 11
Famicom Disk System 10
X360 9
X68000 7
Memotech MTX 7
Master System 6
GB 5
BeOS 5
MSX2 5
Game & Watch 4
BSD 4
SNES 4
Android 4
GBA 4
NEC PC8801 4
PS4 3
Wii 3

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