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Strategy

Description

In its broad sense, the strategy genre encompasses games that emphasize problem-solving. Thinking and planning are necessary components of strategy; they can be used for such diverse purposes as preparing and positioning troops to gain advantage in a war, or figure out the principle of a puzzle. While adventure games may include puzzles, they focus on following a linear story while occasionally dealing with obstacles rather than being entirely dedicated to problem-solving. Puzzle, chess, and card games fall under the strategy category.

In a more specific (and more common) sense, strategy games refer to a genre that puts the player in command of an armed force (sometimes an entire nation), trying to gain the upper hand in a conflict either through diplomatic means or warfare. Strategy games can be either turn-based or real-time.

Managerial simulations that involve competition with the computer AI are classified as both simulation and strategy games. Strategy war games may also include role-playing elements.
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PC-98 (1993)

Marine Buster is a turn-based strategy game that builds upon the rules of the popular board game BattleShip. The basic...

Marine Raider iPad Front Cover

Browser (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

The player fills the WWII combat boots of a squadron leader of marine soldiers based out of Espiritu Santo, tasked...

PC-98 (1994)

The kingdom of Franmer lies on the shore of a large sea. One day, a boy from the village of...

Mario Party Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1998)

Mario Party is a party game for 1 to 4 players. The festivities are based on a board game format,...

Mario Party 2 Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999) and Wii (2010)

Mario and a range of well known Nintendo characters, including Yoshi, Bowser, Luigi, and Wario return for some more party...

Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (2000)

The series continues with a set of 70 new mini-games. Play in the new single-player Story mode, or bring in...

Mario Party 4 GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

The fourth entry in the Mario Party series features 5 new game boards and over 50 new mini games. Part...

Mario Party 5 GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2003)

This is the fifth entry in the Mario Party series and features similar gameplay as its predecessors. Up to four...

Mario Party 6 GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2004)

This new Mario Party has a twist. Along with the four-player party action that is expected with the board game...

Mario Party 7 GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2005)

Mario and his friends need a break from fighting evil and saving the world; so they decided to go on...

Mario Party 8 Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

Mario and friends are invited to the Star Carnival. Of course, they are thrilled to join. Whoever wins the main...

Mario Party 9 Wii Front Cover

Wii (2012)

Like its predecessors, Mario Party 9 is a board-game-style party game starring Mario and friends. There are around 80 minigames...

Mario Party DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Mario Party DS continues the Mario Party gameplay on the Nintendo DS. It is a multiplayer game played as a...

Mario Party-e Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

This unique title combines a card game with the Game Boy Advance e-reader add-on, using the characters and game style...

Mario's Game Gallery DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

The game is a collection of board games, in which you play with Mario. He talks to you, playing Checkers,...

Mario's Picross Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1995) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Nonograms are number puzzles where logic is used to find the solution. Clues are provided along the sides of the...

Mario's Super Picross SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995), Wii (2006) and Wii U (2013)

A sequel to Mario's Picross on the GameBoy, Mario's Super Picross features the same gameplay as its predecessor. The game...

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! is the fourth game in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. A series of...

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! is an action/puzzle game similar to the previous game in the series. However,...

Mario & Wario SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

Mario & Wario is a puzzle game that utilizes the SNES Mouse. The player chooses Princess Peach (low speed), Mario...

PlayStation 2 (2001)

Marl de Jigsaw is an action jigsaw puzzle spinoff of the Marl Kingdom series. It plays much like the other...

Marl de Jigsaw (Genteiban) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

A limited edition set which includes Marl de Jigsaw along with a 4-disc soundtrack set that includes music from the...

Acorn 32-bit (1997)

Marsquake is a sequel to Moonquake and like its predecessor it's a variant of Bomberman. The player takes the role...

Marvel Trading Card Game Nintendo DS Front Cover

Windows (2007), Nintendo DS (2007) and PSP (2007)

Marvel Trading Card Game is a strict electronic conversion of the Vs. System collectible card game rules by Upper Deck....

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (2000)

Mary King's Riding Star is a managerial simulation set in the equestrian sports business. The game focuses in the athletic...

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