Power-ups always add some fun and spontaneity to games. They give players a change from the otherwise repetitiveness of your game. A couple well placed power-ups (or random ones) can turn your boring avoider or platform game into a fun and exciting hit. Here’s a list of power-up ideas to get you started.

  1. Extra lives
  2. Replenish health
  3. Increase max health
  4. Deal double damage
  5. Take half damage
  6. Be invincible for a certain amount of time
  7. Unlock a new weapon
  8. Replenish weapon ammo
  9. Speed boost
  10. Increased jump height
  11. Slow down time
  12. Stop time
  13. Speed up time
  14. Bigger character
  15. Smaller character
  16. Invisibility
  17. Armor
  18. Let player travel through walls and enemies
  19. Transformation
  20. Flight
  21. Manipulate Gravity
  22. Reverse Controls
  23. Drain enemy health
  24. Unlock new character or area
  25. Hide player from enemies

I tried to be as general as possible with this list so that the power-ups could apply to a wide range of games. If you feel I missed anything, feel free to mention it in the comments.

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