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Theres any name for score only items, like sonic rings or mario coins? Like there are "power up" items, how do I refer to score items? Any know name convention? I cant remember anything right now..

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If think about it, though, rings and coins are technically power-ups because they increase your lives.

Looking through some old game manuals I found on [url="http://www.replacementdocs.com/"]replacementdocs.com[/url], truly score-only constantly appear under a section called "Items."

[url="http://www.replacementdocs.com/request.php?7475"]Here's the manual[/url] for "Nights in Dreams." (PDF) Notice star chips, rings, and power loop on page 8.
[url="http://www.replacementdocs.com/request.php?3898"]Here's the manual[/url] for "Aero the Acrobat." Notice food items on page 12. Edited by shuma-gorath

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[quote name='shuma-gorath' timestamp='1353182884' post='5001827']
If think about it, though, rings and coins are technically power-ups because they increase your lives.

Looking through some old game manuals I found on [url="http://www.replacementdocs.com/"]replacementdocs.com[/url], truly score-only constantly appear under a section called "Items."

[url="http://www.replacementdocs.com/request.php?7475"]Here's the manual[/url] for "Nights in Dreams." (PDF) Notice star chips, rings, and power loop on page 8.
[url="http://www.replacementdocs.com/request.php?3898"]Here's the manual[/url] for "Aero the Acrobat." Notice food items on page 12.
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service temporary unavailable for all links, how lucky

- nevermind, got it -

nice website Edited by Icebone1000

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Yeah, I was wondering if it was my connection that was messing up, but good to know it's the site. (Well, not really. [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img] ) It was harder to find manuals than I thought. That was the best site I could find. Edited by shuma-gorath

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I always have difficulties with things like this, words

perhaps?
earners

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I wouldn't call them 'items' (since they aren't explicitly used). Nor would they be 'powerups' (since they don't give you lives if score-only, and even if they did give you a life, even 1-ups I wouldn't call powerups because they don't up your power).

The problem with 'collectibles' is that the name implies (but doesn't have to) variety of *different* objects you collect.
I can't find much on a casual glance at TV Tropes: [url="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LawOfOneHundred"]Law of 100[/url] (collectibles that give lives), [url="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FollowTheMoney"]Follow the Money[/url] (exactly what we are discussing, but no name is given), [url="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GottaCatchThemAll?from=Main.GottaCatchEmAll"]Gotta Catch Them All[/url] (different/varied collectibles).

I vote for just calling them "[b]pick ups[/b]".

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