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1-UP / 2-UP

Post by kelp7 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:56 am

Just wondering (and I'm probably being dense here) but does anyone know what the history behind "1-UP" is in games? What does 1-UP actually stand for? Or does it just mean "You're up next" sort of thing? Obviously I knew that if 1-UP was displayed then player 1 was having their go and 2-up meant player 2 was having their go..... but what is 'UP' ?
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Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Post by RodimusPrime » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:58 am

I always thought a 1-up was when you collected/earned an extra life.

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Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Post by kelp7 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:11 am

Yeah, that might be the case, but WHY? :) What is U.P.? In a lot of old arcade games I remember seeing the text "1-UP" at the top of the screen for instance, so it wasn't always when lives were collected...
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Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Post by RodimusPrime » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:12 am

as in your lives go up by 1. 1-up.

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Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Post by kelp7 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:13 am

Yep, thought i was being dense. Also found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1-up
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Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Post by DPrinny » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:31 am

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Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Post by gunbladelad » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:41 am

Not as good as the CPC Bruce Lee. Have 9 lives, collect 1 more and get 89 extra free of charge...
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Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Post by kelp7 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:33 pm

gunbladelad wrote:Not as good as the CPC Bruce Lee. Have 9 lives, collect 1 more and get 89 extra free of charge...
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Re: 1-UP / 2-UP

Post by Negative Creep » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:56 pm

Another first for SMB then. Can't even remember the last current game I played that had a set number of lives, but to be honest I don't really miss the concept
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