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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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Kid Dracula Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993)

Kid Dracula is a side-scroller and a parody of the Castlevania series. The difference is you play as a young...

Kid Gloves Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Although not released for 8-bit systems, this platform game has a definite Commodore 64 feel to it. Bright primary colours...

Kid Gloves II: The Journey Back Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

A platform game resembling Mario and Wonderboy quite strongly. Kid must rescue the woman he loves by crossing 6 worlds,...

Kid Grid Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1982)

Kid Grid is a one player game where the goal is to capture squares to gain points and complete a...

Kid Icarus Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004), NES (1986), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1988)

Far away in peaceful Angel Land lived a young angel warrior named Pit, who has been given the task of...

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

An evil force is threatening to invade the Angel Land. Palutena, the ruler-goddess, sends a warrior named Pit on a...

Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Kid Icarus Uprising is the third full game in the Kid Icarus series with a story taking place 25 years...

Kid Klown in Crazy Chase SNES Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002) and SNES (1994)

You play as a clown, trying to finish the level while avoiding Blackjack's booby traps.To successfully finish each level, you'll...

NES (1992)

Kid Klown and his family are on their way to perform in a circus when they meet the magician Night...

NES (1988)

Kid Kool is a side-scrolling platformer. The king is sick and Kool must gather the seven magical herbs to cure...

NES (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987) and Arcade (1986)

In this side scrolling action game, Kid Niki must rescue his beloved Princess Margo who has been kidnapped by the...

PlayStation (2000)

A computer virus is spreading and infecting the operating systems in Labors around the city, and as the newest member...

SNES (1994)

Kidō Senshi V Gundam recounts the events of the show, from Uso's first battle on Earth to the destruction of...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

To win the very new Ultra console 3000, Kid Paddle must win the City Game challenge and need to prove...

Kid Paddle: Lost in the Game Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Kid Paddle: Lost In The Game is a 3D side-scrolling platform game inspired by Midam's popular comic strip Kid Paddle....

Kid Paddle: Lost in the Game Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Kid Paddle: Lost In The Game is a 3D platform game inspired by Midam's comic strip Kid Paddle. Kid Paddle...

DOS (1984), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1984), VIC-20 (1983) and TRS-80 CoCo (1984)

This is a collection of three mini-games designed to drill in some basic reading and typing skills to the young...

Kids Pack Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

Kids Pack is a compilation for children by Alternative Software. It is containing different games for the 8-bit and 16-bit...

NES (1986)

Princess Kilala, from the Kingdom of Rabia, has been summoned to Japan to have a discussion about a medicine that...

KiKi KaiKai MSX Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990), MSX (1987), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1986)

The youngest child of a mysteriously disappeared family didn't join the family on a journey to a far and unknown...

NES (1987)

A port of the arcade shooter of the same name, Kiki Kaikai Dotou Hen puts you in the shoes of...

Kiki the Nano Bot Linux Front Cover

Linux (2003), Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

Kiki the Nano Bot is a freeware, open-source puzzle game with 3D graphics, described by the developer as a combination...

Wii (2012)

Kiki Trick is best described as a sound-based collection of mini-games. It has an eclectic art design fusing a blend...

SNES (1992)

Kikou Keisatsu Metal Jack is a scrolling brawler based on the anime of the same name. At the start of...

Kikstart 2 Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Based around the Kikstart TV show, the game allows you to recreate all those death-defying stunts in the comparative safety...

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