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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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Bomb Jack Atari ST Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), J2ME (2003), ExEn (2003), Mophun (2003), Wii (2009), PC-88 (1985), SG-1000 (1985), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986) and Arcade (1984)

In Bomb Jack, the player controls Jack, who must collect all the bombs in order to complete the current round...

Bomb Jack II Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Having saved the world in the first game, Bomb Jack is out to collect as much gold as possible, which...

Atari 8-bit (2008)

Bomb Jake is an arcade action game, a clone of Bomb Jack released by Tehkan Ltd.. The main character of...

Windows (1996)

Bombman! is a single player free ware game for Windows 95.The game consists of a green screen or wall. On...

Spectravideo (1986)

In Bomb Man, which has no relation to Hudson's famous Bomberman, you play as a hat-clad yellow man who must...

Amiga (1995)

Bombmania is a Bomberman variant. The player, without a specific background story, has to solve 80 levels which are divided...

Bomb Mania Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1997)

Bomb Mania is a Commodore C64 game for 2 to 4 players that relies on the classic Bomberman/ Dynablaster principle....

Commodore 64 (1986)

In Bombo, you must jump about the screen using the joystick or keyboard, gathering all the tokens. If you are...

Atari ST (1995)

Bombs Away is a freeware Bomberman clone written in GFA Basic 3.5 with the Sprite Works Development Kit.The aim of...

Bomb Scare ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Bomb Scare is a single player maze based puzzle game.The Plot The game is set on Neptune where an enemy...

Bomb Squad Intellivision Front Cover

Intellivision (1982)

The terrorist Boris has placed a bomb in the city! As a member of the bomb squad, it is the...

Bomb the City Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In Bomb The City, you are flying a bomber, and your task is to level all skyscraper in the city...

Bonanza Bros. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), SEGA Master System (1991), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992), TurboGrafx CD (1992), Amstrad CPC (1991), Wii (2007), Sharp X68000 (1991) and Arcade (1990)

Mobo and Robo Bonanza are enjoying their favorite television show when the picture crackles and a shadowy figure of a...

Bondi Band Android Front Cover

Browser (2014), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Bondi Band is an endless runner featuring the characters from the TV series of the same name. The goal of...

Amiga (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), BBC Micro (1987) and Electron (1987)

In Bone Cruncher the player takes the role of Bono, a dragon who makes a living by selling soap. His...

Windows (2008)

Bonesaw is a game loosely based on the Clarkson University hockey team, The Golden Knights, but it plays like an...

Bonez Adventures: Tomb of Fulaos Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In Bonez Adventures: Tomb of Fulaos the player takes the role of the archaeologist Marc Bonez who finds a mummy...

DOS (1989)

Bong Bong is a simple arcade platformer, featuring a little bunny rabbit with an unquenchable passion for sugary foodstuffs. Climb...

Bongo Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), VIC-20 (1984) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Bongo is a single screen platform game much in a similar vein as Popeye. You control Bongo the rat as...

BongoBoogie Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

BongoBoogie is a pretty standard Breakout variant, but instead of an ordinary pad, the player here controls a monkey sitting...

Apple II (1985)

You are Bongo the gorilla and you're being pursued by evil robots. Your job is to collect the coconuts and...

Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1993) and Wii (2007)

Bonk's Big Adventure is the third instalment in the side-scrolling platformer series. As in previous games, the player assumes the...

Bonka Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Like Cuthbert Goes Digging, Bonka is a clone of Space Panic. With a constantly falling oxygen supply, you must climb...

Bonkheads iPad Front Cover

Windows (1998), Macintosh (1997), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Bonkheads is a 2D platform action game similar to Mario Bros. where you control either of two trolls: Grag or...

Bonk's Adventure Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), Amiga (1992), NES (1993), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2006)

Bonk's Adventure is a prehistoric platform game where you are in control of a large bald headed caveman, guiding him...

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