Some people ask "What are Powerups in Video Games?". Well the answer is there are the things that help you progress through Video Games and at times win video game levels. They are the special things that help you through your adventure through a video Game. Powerups are defined in many different ways as they can be sometimes good for your gameplay....or absolutley dreadful. There are some games that have powerups that are desguised as things that look like they may help but in the end they actually make you lose that level.
Powerups are not upgrades and don't get confused with what they are! Upgrades are like in first-person shooters games where you get a better gun or weapon and a powerup in that kind of game would be if like your gun grew but if you get more bullets...that is not a powerup.