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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Commodore 64 (1991), Atari 8-bit (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Przygody z komputerem i bez komputera ("Adventures With and Without a Computer") is an educational book for children which teaches...

Psychiatric Evaluation Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

Psychiatric Evaluation was created for the 24th Ludum Dare competition with the theme "evolution" where it took fifth place. The...

Psychic Detective DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), PlayStation (1996) and 3DO (1995)

Eric Fox is a psychic who lives in San Francisco and earns his living performing magic shows in seedy nightclubs....

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1993)

Katsuya Furuyagi is more than just a private investigator with a troubled past. He is also a psychic detective -...

Windows (1997), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

The psychic detective Katsuya Furuyagi cannot forget his past. Looking at the photo in his office, he recalls Rieka, the...

Windows (1998), SEGA CD (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1992), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

Only a few people possess the unique ability to read people's hearts; those people are called psychic analysts, and Katsuya...

Psychic Detective Series Vol.4: Orgel SEGA CD Front Cover

Windows (1997), SEGA CD (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1993), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

One day a mysterious woman clad in mourning dress appears in the office of Katsuya Furuyagi, a private investigator who...

Windows (1998), PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

The psychic detective Katsuya Furuyagi is finally able to enjoy a peaceful life with his sweetheart Rieka. But a strange...

Psycho DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1988)

Psycho is a graphic adventure game with a key-based verb interface.A set of jewels has been stolen. At the time...

Psycho Killer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and CDTV (1992)

One of the plethora of multimedia video-streaming games that came out upon the advent of the CD-drive, Psycho Killer casts...

Psychosomnium Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2010) and Browser (2011)

Psychosomnium is an experiment in illogical puzzles or dream world logic. You'll play the game trying to figure out how...

The Psychotron Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994) and SEGA Saturn (1995)

The Psychotron is an adventure from the early development time of live video, set in a wild Texan environment. A...

Psy-O-Blade Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), MSX (1988), PC-88 (1988), PC-98 (1989), Sharp X1 (1988) and FM-7 (1988)

In 21th century, there are three main powers on the Earth. The free world and the communist block carried over...

DOS (2001)

This trilogy is a second Reality-on-the-Norm text adventure game made with the Computer Novel Construction Set. The player takes a...

Browser (2001)

An mid-'80s period piece, this game casts the player as a troubled young man anxious to express his individuality and...

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1995)

This is an interactive environment containing music, videos, monologues, and art-jokes from performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson with the...

PuppetShow: Mystery of Joyville Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Joyville was once a thriving city, where tourists come to visit and marvel at the genius of The Master, a...

PuppetShow: Souls of the Innocent Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

A detective is summoned by the exasperated mother of Jane, a little girl that fell into a strange slumber one...

PuppetShow: Souls of the Innocent (Collector's Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The Collector's Edition of PuppetShow: Souls of the Innocent comes with a bonus chapter, an integrated walkthrough guide, wallpapers, a...

PC-98 (1989)

In this game, the player takes control of Akira Tadokoro, a 17-year-old exchange student. He attends the new school for...

pure hidden Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009) and iPhone (2010)

pure hidden is a hidden object game without any plot or cutscenes, where most of the time the objective is...

PC-98 (1990)

The situation at the high-school soccer club is not good, and the coach is even afraid of getting fired... that's...

Linux (2007) and Windows (2007)

Purgatorio is a short freeware AGS adventure game, created by Jonathan Lynch for a college project. It tells the story...

Pursuit of Justice Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Pursuit of Justice is a Legacy Interactive murder mystery casting you as the district attorney investigating and prosecuting the murder...

Puszka Pandory ZX Spectrum Front Cover Metal Can (PoznaƄ Game Arena 2012 press promo visualization)

ZX Spectrum (1986)

Puszka Pandory (Pandora's Box) is a text adventure game, where the protagonist is investigating an uninhabited island to find and...

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