2.5D definition by Slang.net
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An acronym that describes a game that is halfway between a 2D and 3D game.
Although the acronym can be used in a variety of spheres, it is mainly used in the video game industry. The acronym refers to 2D games with 3D graphics, such as Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and New Super Mario Bros. U, or 3D games with 2D sprite graphics, such as Duke Nukem 3D and Super Mario Kart.