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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), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

Mahjong Fantasia 2 is a direct sequel to the first Mahjong Fantasia game. The story mode begins with a reminiscence...

PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

The third installment of the Mahjong Fantasia series is not directly related story-wise to its predecessors. In the story mode,...

Mahjongg Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Mahjongg / Shanghai involves an arrangement of 144 tiles, which are both alongside and on top of each other, and...

Browser (2004)

Mahjong Garden is a mahjong solitaire game that carries the player through the wonders of the Chinese zodiac. The goal...

MahJongg Master Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Mahjongg Master recreates the classic Chinese game of strategy. Features include 18 original tile sets (everything from classic MahJongg tiles...

MahJongg Master 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

MahJongg Master 2 is a one or two player version of the classic Chinese tile matching game. Features include twenty-five...

MahJongg Master 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

In addition to Solitaire Mahjongg, Mahjongg Master 3 comes complete with 4 additional Mahjongg games. Mahjongg Memory: Challenges your memory...

Mahjong Gokū Tenjiku PC-FX Front Cover

PlayStation (1994), SNES (1994), SEGA Saturn (1994), 3DO (1994) and PC-FX (1995)

Mahjong Gokū Tenjiku is a mahjong tournament between characters from Xi You Ji ("Journey to the West"), the classic Chinese...

DOS (1987)

Mah Jongg is a solitaire tile-matching game first invented on the computer in 1981. It can best be described as...

Amiga (2000)

MahjonggTiles is a system-friendly version of the old ”mahjongg solitaire” (or ”Shanghai”, running in a window on any public screen.The...

MSX (1990)

Mahjong Hana no Momoko Gumi is a hentai mahjong game centered around interactions with attractive anime-style girls and involving some...

PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

Houtei Raoyui (a Sino-Japanese term referring to winning a mahjong hand by the last player's discard) is an adult-themed mahjong...

TurboGrafx CD (1994) and Arcade (1990)

Mahjong Lemon Angel is a mahjong game disguised as a high school romance. The player takes the role of a...

Mah Jong Medley Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Mah Jong Medley is a shareware game comprising four variants of the Shanghai (Mah Jong) tile matching game. The four...

PC-98 (1992)

Despite the title (which means Mahjong: Legend of a King), this game doesn't include any story, and is entirely dedicated...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

In Mahjong on the Beach the player controls a young man in a large coastal city, who meets various scantily...

PC-98 (1995)

In Mahjong Princess, the player controls the titular character, a teenage girl named Chiruru Kawai, who has only two passions...

Mah Jong Quest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2006)

Mah Jong Quest is a Mahjongg Solitaire game with a storyline. Kwazi is playing with his ancestors' set of Mahjongg...

Browser (2008)

Mahjong Safari expands upon the concept of mahjong solitaire. In other words you need to combine two tiles of the...

PC-98 (1993)

Mahjong Sangokushi Engi re-creates the events of the classic Chinese Three Kingdoms story - the end of Han Dynasty reign...

PlayStation (1994)

MAZIN is an early full-3D mahjong game. Ten heroes from the past and present, including a Greek warrior, a wild-west...

NES (1989) and PC-98 (1985)

Mahjong Taikai is a mahjong game in which the player competes against famous historical characters. Most of the opponents are...

SNES (1994)

The sequel to Mahjong Taikai enhances the formula found in its predecessor. The player can now directly participate in the...

Mahjong Taikai III: Millennium League PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

Mahjong Taikai III is a traditional 4-way mahjong game, and part of Koei's historical mahjong series. However, unlike the other...

Windows (2000), PlayStation (1996), Dreamcast (1999) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

Mahjong Taikai II Special is an enhanced remake of Mahjong Taikai II. The game plays much the same as the...

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