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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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Ninja Spirit Commodore 64 Front Cover

Game Boy (1993), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1990), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1988)

A ninja-based action game that has the player leading Moonlight through numerous enemy-riddled levels on a quest to exact revenge...

The Ninja SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1986)

Early in Japan's edo era, circa 1630, peace had continued in the western province of Ohkami until the feudal lord...

Ninja Train Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Ninja Train is a retro-style platform game where the player controls a ninja as viewed by a passenger on a...

TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Ninja Warrior is a basic side scrolling jump and shoot game, similar in concept to Moon Patrol. The difference, of...

The Ninja Warriors Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1989), SEGA CD (1993), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1990), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1988)

The Ninja Warriors is a one or two player side-scrolling beat-em-up. The Taito coin-op featured three monitor screens side by...

SNES (1994)

The land is under the grip of a tyrant named Benglar, who is able to brainwash those he captures. Using...

NinJump iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

NinJump is a simple action game in which the player has to navigate a ninja as he climbs up on...

NinJump Deluxe Android Front Cover

Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2010), Android (2012) and iPad (2010)

NinJump Deluxe is an expanded version of the original NinJump. It comes with three new levels: castle, pirate and jungle....

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

The Nintendo 3DS system includes built-in games which demonstrate the hardware.AR Games consists of a selection of mini-games which can...

Nintendo DS (2007)

The Nintendo DS Digital TV Tuner is a digital broadcast receiver card (TV tuner) for viewing digital television in Japan...

Nintendo DSi Metronome Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

Nintendo DSi Metronome is a Nintendo DSiWare app. It features a virtual metronome, the beat and tempo of which can...

Nintendo Land Wii U Front Cover

Wii U (2012)

Nintendo Land is a collection of mini-games designed to showcase various features of the Wii U GamePad. Set inside a...

Windows (2006)

In NippleGate the player takes the role of fashion designer Julio Fernandez Cortez da Silva who undertakes his first big...

Windows 3.x (1994)

Another Missile Command clone. You have to defend you town from falling asteroids with limited number of missiles. Using mouse...

Nitemare-3D DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Windows 3.x (1994)

Nitemare 3D - Episode 1 is an adventure into the world of bats, ghouls, monsters, and more. Enter the house...

Nitrobike Wii Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Nitrobike is a take on the classic game of Excitebike, where the player takes the helm of a motorbike equipped...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

In Nitro Boost Challenge, the player takes the role of a stunt man who has to drive a car through...

Nitro Family Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

An evil corporation called Golden Bell manufactures a drug called Healthy Family that actually turns its addicts into mutants and...

Nitronic Rush Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Nitronic Rush is a survival racing game set in a futuristic-looking city. It is protected by a guardian against all...

Noah's Ark NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Noah has been commanded by God to put two of each animal aboard his ark to save them from the...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Nobby the Aardvark is on the hunt for Antopia after an ant ready to be lunch told him about this...

Windows (2008)

Nobody Shooter is a demake of Everyday Shooter made for the TIGSource Bootleg Demakes competition. It recreates the first level...

Nocturne Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

It is the end of the Prohibition, and the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States of America....

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Strange signals are coming from the moon and Charlemagne Fotheringham-Grunes (or Charlie for short), member of the International Commission for...

Windows (2000)

There is no escape from "No Escape", the best live-action reality TV gameshow ever! Compete against all the other players...

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