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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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Amiga (2014)

Donkey Downfall is an anti-platformer, where your goal is not to jump up to the next platform, but to fall....

PC-88 (1983)

The year is 1983. Your helicopter has had to make an emergency landing in Africa, but you've landed in an...

TRS-80 CoCo (1982) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Donkey King is one of those shameless Donkey Kong clones, for systems that never received an official port. For those...

Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Game Boy Advance (2002), NES (1983), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1982), ColecoVision (1982), Intellivision (1982), Apple II (1984), Atari 7800 (1988), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1986), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1983), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), TRS-80 CoCo (2007), Wii (2006), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Wii U (2013), Arcade (1981) and Coleco Adam (1984)

Released in the arcades in 1981, Donkey Kong was not only Nintendo's first real smash hit for the company, but...

Donkey Kong Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

The big ape has returned in this update of the classic Nintendo arcade game. Although at first it appears to...

Donkey Kong 3 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003), NES (1984), Wii (2008), PC-88 (1984), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Sharp X1 (1984), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1983)

Released in the arcades in 1983, Donkey Kong 3 is the third of the "Donkey Kong" arcade game series, changing...

Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Donkey Kong 64 is similar to Rareware's other Nintendo 64 platformer series, Banjo Kazooie, but starring Donkey Kong and his...

Donkey Konga 2 GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2004)

The sequel to the first game preserves the original gameplay and adds some new features. Supporting the DK Bongos input...

Arcade (2006)

Donkey Kong Banana Kingdom is a medal game based on the Nintendo GameCube game Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat. It is...

Donkey Kong Classics NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Donkey Kong Classics features both the original Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. on a single cartridge. In Donkey Kong,...

Donkey Kong Country Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000), Game Boy Advance (2003), SNES (1994), Wii (2006) and Wii U (2014)

King K. Rool has stolen Donkey Kong's banana stash, and Donkey Kong needs your help to get them back. In...

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004), SNES (1995), Wii (2007) and Wii U (2014)

Donkey Kong has been "kongnapped" by the nasty K. Rool and the Kremlings, and it is up to Diddy Kong...

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005), SNES (1996), Wii (2007) and Wii U (2014)

This time both Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have been kong-napped by a mysterious new leader of the Kremlings, and...

SNES (1994)

This special edition of Donkey Kong Country is a competition cartridge. Nintendo manufactured only 2,500 copies. The game was originally...

Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Donkey Kong Island awakes to the sound of an unusual hum, the musical beat of a new source of evil...

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a port of Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is...

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Wii U Front Cover

Wii U (2014)

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the fifth game in the Donkey Kong Country series and was released exclusively for...

Arcade (2004)

This compilation arcade cabinet features the following games: Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Jr. Mario Bros.

NES (1983)

A compilation cart featuring: Donkey Kong Junior Donkey Kong Jr. Math (just the +-x÷ Exercise mode from this game).

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2004) and Wii (2008)

After the Donkey Konga games, Nintendo thought of a novelty use for the DK Bongos device. In Jungle Beat, you...

Arcade (2005)

Donkey Kong: Jungle Fever is a medal game based on the Nintendo GameCube title Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat. The goal...

Donkey Kong Junior Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002), NES (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983), Intellivision (1983), Atari 7800 (1988), Atari 8-bit (1983), Wii (2006), Nintendo 3DS (2011), Wii U (2013), Arcade (1982) and Coleco Adam (1984)

Mario has kidnapped Junior's Papa!Donkey Kong Jr. was originally released in the arcades in 1982 as a sequel to Donkey...

Donkey Kong Land Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1995) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

In a modifiication of Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong teams up with his buddy Diddy for new adventures and gorilla...

Donkey Kong Land 2 Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1996) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

In Donkey Kong Land 2, Donkey Kong has been captured by the evil Kaptain K. Rool, leaving it up to...

Donkey Kong Land III Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1997), Game Boy Color (2000) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

DK and Diddy Kong have left in search of The Lost World after hearing of a contest to find it...

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