bullet time

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bullet time ‎(uncountable)

  1. (film, video games) A visual effect in which the camera pans around a slowed-down object, such as a flying bullet.
    • 2006, Dani Cavallaro, The Cinema of Mamoru Oshii: Fantasy, Technology and Politics
      ...particularly in the use of the bullet-time technique...
  2. (video games) A mode in which gameplay slows down to allow the player to observe and maneuver around bullets or other fast moving objects.