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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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Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1996) and Wii (2006)

Mario is invited to Peach's castle, but when he arrives Peach is nowhere to be seen. He soon learns from...

Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2004)

Mario, Luigi, and Wario have all gone to the Mushroom Palace for some of Princess Peach's famous home made cake....

Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

This game consists of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros. together in one Pak. There's all the running, jumping,...

Super Mario All-Stars SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

Super Mario All-Stars is a collection of previously released Super Mario NES platform games. Each title is presented with its...

Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition is a special release of...

Super Mario Bros. Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004), NES (1985), Wii (2006), Nintendo 3DS (2011), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1986)

The Princess has been kidnapped by the evil Bowser, and it is up to Mario and brother Luigi to save...

Super Mario Bros. 2 NES Front Cover

NES (1988), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1988)

This release of Super Mario Bros. 2 is completely different from its original Japanese counterpart, originating in the West and...

Super Mario Bros. 2 NES Front Cover

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

The Princess has been kidnapped by King Koopa (again) and it's up to Mario and Luigi to save her (again)....

Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003), NES (1988), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Arcade (1990)

Bowser is back, and along with the Bowser kids, he's out to spoil Mario's day once again. This time, along...

Browser (2010)

The iconic 8-bit platformer Super Mario Bros. is a frequent well to draw game mash-up inspiration from (exhibit a, exhibit...

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

The Mushroom Kingdom has been invaded by the Koopa, a tribe of turtles who possess dark magic. Their king Bowser...

PC-88 (1986) and Sharp X1 (1986)

Super Mario Bros. Special is, on the surface, a port of the original classic. However, while it may look similar,...

Super Mario Bros. X Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Super Mario Bros. X is an unlicensed freeware game based on the early Mario console games. The game's included world,...

Windows (2004)

Hankering for some old-school platforming action with no clue as to New Super Mario Bros.' release on the horizon, what's...

Super Mario Galaxy Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

Mario takes to the skies and beyond in another outing to save the Princess. As the Mushroom Kingdom prepares to...

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Mario returns to the stars as the everlasting villain Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach once more, this time while she...

Super Mario Land Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1989) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Super Mario Land, the plumber's first outing on the Game Boy, is a side-scrolling platformer much in the vein of...

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Second in the Game Boy's line of Mario games, this one takes the evolutionary steps that Super Mario 3 for...

Windows (2007)

Mario, legs tired from jumping and fists scuffed with brick-breaking, has settled on a new way to clean out the...

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars SNES Front Cover

SNES (1996) and Wii (2008)

Super Mario RPG is a console RPG starring none other than Nintendo's popular character Mario. This game starts off like...

Super Mario Sunshine GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

Mario, Princess Peach, Toadsworth, and Toad have come to Isle Delfino for some relaxation. Upon arrival, however, they discover the...

Super Mario World SNES Front Cover

SNES (1990), Wii (2006), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1991)

Mario is having a vacation in Dinosaur Land when he learns that Princess Peach Toadstool has been kidnapped by the...

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

The events of Yoshi's Island take place in the past. Mario was one of two twin brothers whom the evil...

Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Mario and his brother Luigi are back for this second Super Mario Advance title: the first being a remake of...

Browser (1996)

In Super Masao, you play an oddly familiar looking plumber. You get to explore a world filled with dangerous turtles...

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