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

Adventure

Description

In adventure games, the emphasis is placed on experiencing a story as seen by one or more user-controlled characters, often by manipulating said character(s) and the environment they exist in. Adventure games are characterized by general lack of reflex-based gameplay (action), though they may feature such segments sporadically.

Adventure games initially featured text input and little to no graphics (interactive fiction). Afterwards, graphical adventures became more prominent and text input was replaced by a limited amount of icons/menus with verb commands.

Two distinct sub-genres of adventure games are Western-style adventures (also referred to as puzzle-solving adventure) and Japanese adventures, which typically have no puzzles and minimal interaction. Visual novels are traditionally also considered a sub-genre of adventure games.
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Windows (2010)

A collection of three adventure games with female characters. The games within this compilation are: Mata Hari So Blonde Runaway:...

Windows (2010)

A collection of three adventure games, all with the topic of murder and crime. The games within this collection are:...

Windows (2012)

The eighth part of dtp entertainment's Adventure Collection series contains again three adventure games. One game with ghosts, one game...

Windows (2012)

The ninth package of dtp entertainment's Adventure Collection series contains three adventure games that take place at a haunted mansion....

The Adventure Collection DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

The Adventure Collection combines seven interactive text-based adventure games on CD-ROM: Border Zone Cutthroats Infidel Planetfall Plundered Hearts Trinity Zork...

Adventure Creator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Adventure Creator is a fairly simple adventure game creator/editor. You can create rooms and hallways, with treasure chests, monsters, and...

Adventure Games Bundle Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2009)

Adventure Games Bundle is a Mac exclusive digital compilation of five adventure games which had all previously been ported to...

Adventure II Atari 5200 Front Cover

Atari 5200 (2007)

This homebrew Atari 5200 cartridge is a direct, yet unofficial sequel to the Atari 2600 action role-playing classic Adventure. The...

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1992)

How to best demonstrate the capabilities of your text adventure authoring system (the Master's Edition of the Adventure Game Toolkit)...

Adventure in the Fifth Dimension Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1983)

Mostly written in Atari BASIC (with a hint of 6502 assembly), this game was Brian Moriarty's first text adventure. Its...

Adventureland Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1978), Atari 8-bit (1981), ZX Spectrum (1983), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1978), Commodore PET/CBM (1980), Dragon 32/64 (1985), Browser (2005), BBC Micro (1983), Electron (1985), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

Adventureland is the first of Scott Adams' text adventures. Using simple two word commands you explore an enchanted world, solve...

Adventure Master Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1984), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Adventure Master is one in a series of adventure creation programs that were popular in the mid-80s and allows you...

The Adventure of the Intergalactic Cat iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

Grandma's obnoxious pug Samson needs to be taken on a walk, and the task naturally falls on the player in...

Adventure of Tokyo DisneySEA Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Adventure of TOKYO DisneySEA is an action adventure game based on the Tokyo DisneySea theme park that was opened in...

Adventure Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

In this compilation you can find the following three adventure titles: AmerZone: The Explorer's Legacy Post Mortem Road to India:...

Atari 2600 (2003)

Adventure Plus is a hack of Adventure, with the aim to make the game more interesting to experienced players. It...

Adventure Quest Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1983), Oric (1983) and Memotech MTX (1984)

The sequel to Colossal Adventure is an interactive fiction game with a VERB NOUN interface. The fantasy setting takes a...

Atom (1982)

Adventures is a collection of three text adventure games: Dungeon House Intergalactic Dungeon involves searching for treasure in a maze...

Adventure Series Apple II Front Cover

DOS (1989), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1989), Atari 8-bit (1981), TI-99/4A (1984) and TRS-80 (1982)

This value pack collects the twelve Scott Adams Classic Adventures in their all-text format with the original IBM PC interpreter....

Adventure Series 13+ TI-99/4A Front Cover

TI-99/4A (1984)

This compilation, created exclusively for the TI, contains all the remaining Scott Adams adventures after the first dozen (except Fantastic...

Adventures in Terror: British Horror Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This is a compilation of three games: Dark Fall: The Journal (Classic Edition) Dark Fall: Lights Out (The Director's Cut...

Adventures In The Galaxy Of Fantabulous Wonderment Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Alien abductions really do happen, but they aren't interested in studying our physique. Rather, they use them instead of clones...

Apple II (1982)

In this prototype video-enhanced text adventure, the player is called upon to find clues scattered throughout an amusement park needed...

DOS (1986)

As in the Lewis Carroll work, Victorian girlchild Alice Liddell avoids doing her tedious homework ("Could there possibly be" you...

Commodore 64 (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The player controls Basildon Bond, whose task is to collect a series of codes within five hours, under orders from...

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