Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

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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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Windows Front Cover

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

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II picks up six months after the end of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Starkiller,...

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Collector's Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

This Collector's Edition contains: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 2GB USB pen drive shaped like Starkiller pre-loaded with bonus...

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Jedi Temple Mission Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Adding an entire new level to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Jedi Temple Mission...

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Tatooine Mission Pack is a DLC pack for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and...

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Ultimate Sith Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), Macintosh (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The Ultimate Sith Edition of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed includes the main game as well as the DLC packs:...

Star Wars: The New Droid Army Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Join Anakin Skywalker as he sets out after Count Dooku, who is close to creating the strongest Droid Army ever...

Star Wars: The Old Republic Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Star Wars: The Old Republic is an MMORPG set in the Star Wars universe, in a time called the Old...

Star Wars: The Old Republic (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover Including slip transparency

Windows (2011)

The Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector's Edition features:Digital Items Flare Gun - Shoots flare into the air Training Droid...

Star Wars: TIE Fighter DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

You are a member of the Imperial Navy, eager to fight the Rebel Alliance and other scum to strengthen the...

Star Wars: TIE Fighter (Collector's CD-ROM) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (2001) and Macintosh (1997)

This compilation includes the campaigns from the original game Star Wars: TIE Fighter, the three campaigns from the add-on Star...

Star Wars: TIE Fighter - Defender of the Empire DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Star Wars: TIE Fighter - Defender of the Empire is a campaign disk for Star Wars: TIE Fighter. Emperor Palpatine...

DOS (1994)

The demo version of Star Wars: TIE Fighter includes one unique mission which takes place during the Imperial assault on...

Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Based on the events of Episode IV-VI, players take control of Luke's journey to become a Jedi as he rescues...

The Star Wars Trilogy Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and BBC Micro (1989)

As the title indicates, this compilation contains three Star Wars games: Star Wars Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Star...

Star Wars: X-Wing DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

X-Wing is a space combat simulation, the first in the Star Wars universe. From the cockpits of X-Wing, Y-Wing and...

Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

You are a young member of a trading family trying to make a living by staying neutral, but your business...

Star Wars: X-Wing - B-Wing DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

B-Wing is an add-on to the original X-Wing, which adds an additional Rebel ship (the B-Wing itself), an entire Tour...

Star Wars: X-Wing (Collector's CD-ROM) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2000) and Macintosh (1996)

The enhanced CD-ROM version of Star Wars: X-Wing features 6 new missions, improved 3D graphics, voice, and upgraded sound. In...

Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The X-Wing Collector Series is a bundle of two classic LucasArts space sims (X-Wing Collector's CD, Tie Fighter Collector's CD)...

Star Wars: X-Wing - Imperial Pursuit DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

The first add-on disk for X-Wing. The story continues after the destruction of the Death Star and tells of the...

Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter is the third game in the X-Wing series of Star Wars space combat simulators from. The...

Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter - Balance of Power Campaigns Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter - Balance of Power Campaigns is an add-on to Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE...

Star Wars: Yoda Stories Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Game Boy Color (1999)

Star Wars: Yoda Stories is the second game in Lucas Arts' Desktop Adventures series. The player is Luke Skywalker, and...

Starwinder PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

Starwinder is a space-based racing game, where the "road" is a twisting and turning rail which you have to stay...

Windows (2001)

Star Wraith 2 is the second instalment in the Star Wraith series of space combat simulation games. In addition to...

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