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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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Megabyte Punch Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Megabyte Punch is an action platformer which lets you build your own fighting robot. The player explores different environments, violently...

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

This special edition contains: Megabyte Punch Original soundtrack (27 tracks) 7 wallpapers 10 custom versus levels

DOS (1991)

Heavily armored and armed space platforms are in need of obliteration. Hop into your megadestroyer and shoot down countless enemies,...

Mega Fill-Up iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Mega Fill-Up is a fixed screen action game where you have to "grow" balloons to fill 2/3 of the screen...

Atari 2600 (1982)

You are a member of MegaForce and have been sent to the city of Sardoun. Sardoun is under attack and...

Mega Man DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

It is up to the blue robot Megaman to stop the plot of Dr. Wily, the maverick lab assistant, by...

Mega Man NES Front Cover

NES (1987), BREW (2006), DoJa (2007), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Wii U (2013)

In the future city of Monsteropolis, the use of robot labour has helped civilization grow more than ever before. At...

Mega Man Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1995)

The insane scientist, Dr. Wily, has created an army of evil robots, and is using them to take over the...

Mega Man 10 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

20XX. A virus called Roboenza starts infecting robots, rendering them useless. Humankind would be helpless enough without the aid of...

Mega Man 2 NES Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), NES (1988), DoJa (2008), Wii (2007), iPhone (2009), Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Wii U (2013)

After defeating Dr. Light's six robots that were reprogrammed by the villainous Dr. Wily in Mega Man, it seemed like...

Arcade (1996)

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters is 2D arcade fighting/shooting game, the sequel to Mega Man: The Power Battle .The...

Mega Man 3 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), NES (1990), PSP (2011), J2ME (2008), DoJa (2008), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2008), BlackBerry (2009), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1991)

Mega Man 3 is a traditional side-scrolling platformer: you jump from brick to brick while avoiding pits and shooting robots....

Mega Man 3: The Robots are Revolting DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Dr. Wily seeks once more to conquer the earth with his robotic creations and it's up to Megaman to stop...

Mega Man 4 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), NES (1991), DoJa (2005), Wii (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Wii U (2013)

In Mega Man 4, Dr. Wily is declared as having been killed by the explosion of Gamma. A year passes...

Mega Man 5 NES Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), NES (1992), DoJa (2006), Wii (2011) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Dr. Cossack, humbled by his defeat and his allowing of Dr. Wily to influence his ways, decides to help Dr....

Mega Man 6 NES Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), NES (1993), DoJa (2007) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

The sixth (and supposedly final) volume in the Rockman Complete Works series contains the final NES/Famicom Rockman title: Rockman 6:...

Mega Man 7 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

At long last, Mega Man had finally managed to beat the evil Dr. Wily! With this defeat, Wily was thrown...

Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

The Blue Bomber returns! The evil Dr. Wily discovers the remains of a strange robot that evidently came from space,...

Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008), DoJa (2010), PlayStation 3 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Peace at last in the future...but wait! Robots are rampaging across the cities, and they've been built by...Dr. Light? Dr....

Mega Man Anniversary Collection PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2005) and GameCube (2004)

Celebrate 15 years with Mega Man! This compilation edition of the Blue Bomber celebrates Mega Man 1-8, as well as...

Mega Man & Bass Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1998) and WonderSwan (1999)

The mighty robot King has taken over Dr. Wily's base, invaded the Robot Museum, and stolen 100 CDs containing secret...

Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Mega Man is the robot creation of Dr. Light, whose sworn archenemy Dr. Wily spends innumerable games trying to cause...

Megamania Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982), Atari 5200 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

MegaMania is an arcade action game with gameplay similar to Space Invaders. You control a spaceship at the bottom of...

Mega Man II Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Dr. Wily has broken into the Chronos Institute and stolen a machine called Time Skimmer. According to Dr. Light's calculations,...

Mega Man III Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Dr. Wily is at it again! This time, he's set up an oil rig in the middle of the ocean...

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