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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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Mr. Do!'s Castle ColecoVision Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1984), Atari 5200 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), MSX (1984) and Arcade (1983)

Mr. Do!'s Castle is an action platform game which has you in a castle consisting of several floors, each of...

MSX (1986) and Arcade (1984)

Mr. Do in a roller coaster, this time. You have try to reach the top of the rollercoaster. As the...

Mr. Driller: Drill Land GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

Mr. Driller and his friends are invited to the opening of Drill Land, a theme park with five different attractions....

Mr. DRILLER: Drill Spirits Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2004)

Mr. Driller, experienced with the drill, much use his abilities to dig beneath the Earth's crust in a race to...

Mr. Driller: Drill Till You Drop Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

Journey to the center of the earth with Mr. Driller and his friends. Take part in three different game modes...

PlayStation (2001)

Mr. Driller G is a another entry in Namco's series of arcade puzzle games. As in the previous titles, the...

Mr. Driller Online Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Mr. Driller has returned once more, to drill down into the Earth though the endless mysterious colored blocks. As always,...

Mr. Gimmick NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Mr. Gimmick is a little doll with a life of its own, that's given to a girl for her birthday....

Mr. Heli Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1987)

Mr. Heli takes place in the year 2999 and Mr. Muddy is threatening the planet. Fortunately the player has a...

Mr. Legs Android Front Cover Google Play icon

Android (2012)

Mr. Legs present's one long-legged man's journey across a stark black and white 1920's cartoon style landscape in search of...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Once dead, most people can look forward to going to heaven but getting there is a tough ask, especially when...

Mr. Nutz Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy (1994), Game Boy Color (1999), Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

You are the cool squirrel of the title, and you must defeat the evil Yeti before he freezes the entire...

Mr. Nutz: Hoppin' Mad Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

Similarities with the other Mr. Nutz game only go as far as the title and main character, although both are...

DOS (1998)

Mr. Pibb is an FPS game that was distributed by Coca-Cola, and exclusively available at McDonald's.The games starts on your...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

In a land of dinosaurs and hardships, humans have to be tough to survive but unfortunately a new breed of...

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

You are in control of a robot and have to guide him through 22 platform levels using ladders, treadmills, trampolines,...

Odyssey 2 (2006)

In the year 8048 mankind has been annihilated by the computers and machines they've built. Now, the machines started fighting...

Mr. Smoozles Goes Nutso Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The evil invading Goragons are tearing the fabric of reality and the only thing standing in their way is Ed,...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Mrs. Mop is a cleaning lady in the worst school possible. She has to clean the whole school in sections...

Mr. Tiny Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Mr Tiny is a single worker to whom the spell of a witch has caused him to become the size...

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1983) and Arcade (1983)

Mr. TNT is an arcade game where the player controls the titular blobby character. The game is played on a...

DOS (1997) and Amiga (1995)

Mr. Tomato is a platform game that graphically resembles Bubba 'N' Stix. The main character is a boy trapped in...

Mr. Wimpy: The Hamburger Game Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), BBC Micro (1984) and Oric (1984)

Mr. Wimpy is a one-player game, where the character controls Mr. Wimpy whose favorite hobby is making tasty hamburgers. In...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Mr Wino is trapped in his own nightmare after a night out getting drunk and falling asleep in his home....

Windows 3.x (1992)

Ms. Chomp is a single-player, shareware, Ms. Pac-Man clone for Windows. As in the original game the gameplay is entirely...

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