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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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Moonlight Madness ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988)

Your scout duty takes you into the heavily booby-trapped home of an eccentric old professor, who suddenly collapses. His pills...

Moon Patrol PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1984), MSX (1984), Sord M5 (1983) and Arcade (1982)

The moon is under attack from a horde of aliens, and you must stop them in your armed buggy. Drive...

Moon Patrol Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1982)

A single patrol ship faces countless invading aliens, dropping relentlessly from the top of the screen. The pilot maneuvers desperately...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Moon Patrol / Spy Hunter is a compilation of the following games: Moon Patrol Spy Hunter The individual games were...

Acorn 32-bit (1992)

Moonquake is a Bomberman variant featuring one and two player modes. The player is an expert in rock blasting and...

NES (1990)

An alien species has set up a dormant space craft on the moon to mine the solar system's resources. As...

Moonrider MSX Front Cover

MSX (1986)

The object of the game is to drive your moon buggy across the moon surface to complete the levels.You must...

Commodore 64 (1990)

There's two moons around your planet. One is full of magical energy that keeps an evil snake at bay. One...

Moonshine Racers DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Ike and Billy Joe are running illegal booze around the US, and you must take control of their vehicle and...

Moon Shuttle Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Arcade (1981)

Aliens have invaded our asteroid belt! It's up to you to get rid of them. Your space ship on the...

Moon's Revival Android Front Cover

Android (2012)

Moon's Revival is a 2D side-scrolling platform game where the player controls the little warrior Ibn. When the moon disappears...

Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1991)

Something's happening in these lands, and the only hope seems to be the moonstone. You, as a chosen knight from...

Moonsweeper Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), TI-99/4A (1984) and MSX (1985)

In Moonsweeper your goal is to rescue miners from the moons in Star Quadrant Jupiter. You begin your mission in...

Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Princess Lalena has been kidnapped by the Dark Lord and it is your task to rescue her over four levels...

Moonwalker DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Moonwalker is broken up into 4 levels. The first level has you walking around avoiding fans trying to find parts...

Moorfrog Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Yet another member of the Moorhuhn-Family hits the computer screens. This little green frog is on his way to the...

Moorhen 3 ...Chicken Chase Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation (2002) and Game Boy Advance (2002)

Moorhen 3 ...Chicken Chase is a shooter still in the same style as the first Moohrhuhn. The player has a...

Windows (2000)

Moorhuhn 2 is the sequel to the famous shooting game. Similarly to its predecessor, the player goes on a hunt...

Moorhuhn Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Moorhuhn Pinball is a pinball game, featuring 5 tables related to the Moorhuhn theme, completely with fitting sound effects and...

Browser (2004)

Mootix Drop is an action game from the Neopets virtual pet website. From a top-down perspective, the player controls Harry,...

Mopiranger MSX Front Cover

MSX (1985)

The peaceful land of the Mopira have been invaded by the Razons. In this platform game you 'll play Mopiranger...

DOS (1991)

At heart, this is a collection of three different Breakout variants (Brick Wall, Falling Walls, and The Blast Adventure), dished...

Windows (1996)

Moraff's Cyber Pinball is a single player, shareware pinball game.The game consists of many different tables which are designed to...

Windows (1996)

Moraff's Escapade is a single player, shareware, arcade / puzzle game based on Lode Runner .The game consists of a...

DOS (1989)

Moraff's Pinball is a single player, shareware pinball game that is entirely keyboard controlled.This is not a simulation of a...

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