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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Super Battleship: The Classic Naval Combat Game  SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993) and Genesis (1993)

This game features two different modes of play: Classic Battleship and Super Battleship.Classic Battleship is the typical Battleship game where...

Super Battletank SNES Front Cover

Game Boy (1994), SNES (1992), Genesis (1992) and Game Gear (2000)

In February 1991, The United States of America sent troops into Kuwait and fought in armed combat against the forces...

Super Battletank 2 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

In this sequel to Super Battletank, the player takes control of the feared M1A2 Battletank in 16 missions centered in...

Nintendo 64 (1998)

Super B-Daman: Battle Phoenix 64 is based on the Japanese manga series Super B-Daman, itself based on the toy line...

Odyssey 2 (1984)

In Super Bee the player controls a bee flying in a magic garden, where fruits keep popping everywhere. The fruits...

DOS (1994)

Super Beemger is a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up in which the player controls a transformer spaceship, fighting mechanical and organic aliens...

Supervision (1992)

Super Block is a collection of three block puzzle games: Play Block is a clone of Flipull. The objective is...

Super Blockbuster Microvision Front Cover

Microvision (1982)

Super Blockbuster is a Breakout variant very similar to the Microvision's pack-in game, Block Buster. There is a wall of...

Super Bomberman SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993) and J2ME (2004)

Super Bomberman is the first Bomberman game on the Super NES. Like most games in the Bomberman series, Super Bomberman...

Super Bomberman 2 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

This is the second game in the Bomberman series for the Super Nintendo. This game is much like the first...

Super Bomberman 3 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

The third bomberman game in the SNES series. This game was an overhaul of the entire system of bombermans from...

Super Bomberman 4 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1996)

The fourth addition to the Bomberman series for the SNES. This game is almost identical to Super Bomberman 3 only...

Super Bomberman 5 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1997)

The fifth and final Bomberman released for the SNES (so far). This game is very similar to Super Bomberman 3...

Super Bonk SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Wii (2010)

The fourth game in the regular "Bonk" caveman series, Bonk is back on his first Super Nintendo outing.In this side-scrolling...

Super Boom Boom iPhone Front Cover

BREW (2007), J2ME (2007), iPhone (2009) and Android (2009)

A group of pirates has found the mysterious island known holding the hidden treasures of the lords. It's not just...

Super Boulder Dash PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986) and Atari 8-bit (1986)

Super Boulder Dash is a compilation including the original Boulder Dash and it's sequel, Boulder Dash II. In each of...

SEGA Master System (1992)

The fourth entry in Zemina's series of Super Mario conversions contains, like its predecessor, its own levels. Most of the...

SEGA Master System (1989) and MSX (1989)

Super Boy I is a Korean-made unlicensed conversion of Super Mario Bros.. It imports the sprites of Mario and all...

SEGA Master System (1989) and MSX (1989)

Super Boy II has less to do with any version of Super Mario Bros. 2 than it does with its...

SEGA Master System (1991) and MSX (1991)

The third entry in Zemina's unlicensed conversions of early Super Mario Bros. games differs from its predecessors by having its...

Super Breakout Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999), Atari ST (1987), Atari 2600 (1981), Atari 5200 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1979) and Arcade (1978)

Super Breakout features similar gameplay to the original, but with several new game variations. Your goal is to earn as...

Super Breakout iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Super Breakout is the enhanced version of the original Breakout game by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow, which has spawned...

Atari ST (1989)

Super Break-Out is a break-out game in high resolution for one player.The game features 40 different bricks and many power-ups/bonuses...

Windows (1999) and Amiga (1987)

A simple Breakout game written in C, based on the first Amiga Brickout game written in ABasic. For that extra...

MSX (1989)

Super Bubble Bobble is a platform game, with each level being a single screen. The enemies must be cleared from...

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