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Action

Description

In action games players are required to have good reflexes and quick reaction in order to overcome challenges. Action games typically focus on combat, during which the player must press buttons or keys rapidly or in timed intervals in order to execute attacks and other moves. Non-combat challenges may include avoiding traps, jumping, running, completing tasks within a pressing time limit, etc.

Common action sub-genres are shooters, fighting, and platform games.

Though most racing / driving, sports, and many simulation games contain action-oriented gameplay, they can be considered action games only if they specifically emphasize arcade-like, reflex-based gameplay.

Action games may include extensive non-violent exploration and/or puzzle-solving, or combine themselves with other genres, e.g. role-playing or driving.

Quick thinking is often required to succeed in action games; however, games that specifically emphasize quick thinking over reflexes are usually real-time strategy or puzzle games.
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Kirby: Canvas Curse Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

Kirby's first DS adventure starts with an evil witch turning Kirby into a ball. You must use the Magic Paintbrush...

Kirby: Mass Attack Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2011)

Kirby: Mass Attack is the latest in a long history of titles starring Nintendo's pink puffball hero. In the tradition...

Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland is a remake of Kirby's Adventure. The core gameplay has been changed little, with Kirby absorbing...

Kirby's Adventure NES Front Cover

NES (1993), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and Wii U (2013)

One day Kirby is surprised to discover that he cannot have any dreams during his customary after-lunch nap. Soon he...

Kirby's Block Ball Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1995) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Kirby takes on a new challenge, blockball. The playing field contains a variety of blocks, and using Kirby's rolling technique,...

Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition Wii Front Cover

Wii (2012)

This compilation consists of six games released on the Game Boy, NES, SNES and Nintendo 64 from 1992 to 2000:...

Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Dedede, King of Dream Land, is a penguin-like creature who is too gluttonous for his own good. Gathering food for...

Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1995) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

The lovable Kirby returns to the Game Boy! This time the bridges connecting the rainbow bridges have disappeared and King...

Kirby's Dream Land 3 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1997), Wii (2009) and Wii U (2013)

That mean old King Dedede is at it again! He's causing his mischief and Dreamland's in trouble! Kirby, the resident...

Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

The plot of Kirby's Epic Yarn largely revolves around Nintendo's cutesy cream-puff being dragged out of his normal world by...

Kirby's Pinball Land Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Kirby's Pinball Land is a game of pinball based on the Kirby series of games, with Kirby as the ball....

Kirby: Squeak Squad Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Kirby is enjoying his picnic until someone snatches his strawberry cake. As usual, it turns out be his eternal rival,...

Kirby Super Star SNES Front Cover

SNES (1996), Wii (2010) and Wii U (2013)

Kirby Super Star is a platformer in the Kirby series, distinguished by having an unusually versatile character, who can fly...

Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Kirby's back with a bunch of fun adventures! Explore Dream Land and defeat King Dedede, tame the ferocious Dynablade, explore...

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and Wii U (2014)

Kirby stars in his first four-player simultaneous adventure! There's trouble in neighboring Mirror World, but when Kirby goes off to...

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

King Dedede is at it again, this time taking all of the stars from the sky. Thankfully for Dreamland, Kirby...

Kirikou Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2001)

Kirikou is an action game based on the animated film 'Kirikou et la Sorcière', or 'Kirikou and the Sorceress' as...

Windows (2004)

Urban sprawl is a problem that affects all of us; extraneous real estate development is a quality of life issue;...

Kishin Dōji Zenki Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1995)

Kishin Dōji Zenki is based on a TV and anime series. With help of demon spirit, the master of the...

Kishin Dōji ZENKI: Battle Raiden SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

Once already Chiaki and her reluctant demon servant Zenki have saved the world from the forces of darkness, but apparently...

Kishin Dōji Zenki FX: Vajra Fight PC-FX Front Cover

PC-FX (1995)

Kishin Dōji Zenki FX: Vajra Fight is based on the manga Kishin Dōji Zenki by Kikuhide Tani. Once upon a...

Kiss Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2001)

Pinball game based on the rock band Kiss, where you help the four demonic warriors Starchild, Demon, Beast and Celestial...

KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Dreamcast (2000)

Wicked Jester, a band of four, are headed for a Friday night gig at The Coventry, a rundown dive outside...

KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Dreamcast (2000)

The collector's edition of KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child includes: The game itself A signed KISS poster A...

Kitchen Panic PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1998)

Kitchen Panic is a whimsical 2D platformer starring a potato. An army of cans and other foodstuffs have taken over...

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