Top-Down

Description

Used to describe any game where the main setting of gameplay is represented by a top-down (also known as overhead) view of the playfield. Top-down perspective may be used for a wide variety of genres; among the most common ones are vertically scrolling shooters and most 2D role-playing games.
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DOS (1985), Windows (2002), Windows 3.x (1991), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1986), J2ME (2005), Palm OS (2006), Windows Mobile (2006), Macintosh (1995) and Browser (1996)

Following in the footsteps of the early UNIX game Robots (and perhaps from there the still-earlier BASIC game Chase?), this...

Daley Thompson's Super-Test ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

This game features a variety of sporting events in the second game licensed around the Decathlon champion. Each one has...

Windows 3.x (1992), PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

A young man gets involved in a struggle between the gods Martis and Mira. Serving Martis, he believes that in...

Dames & Backgammon Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Dames & Backgammon is a simple adaptation to computer of the popular board games of checkers and Backgammon. You can...

Dames Simulator DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Dames Simulator is a computerized version of the famous board game called Checkers. The objective, as in all checkers games,...

ZX81 (1981)

The Damsel and the Beast is an arcade adventure where you must search 35 rooms of a a darkened Palace...

Dance Aerobics NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

Dance Aerobics is a chance to get fit by following the movements of an aerobics instructor.Players use side B of...

Dance Dance Revolution: Ultramix 2 Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2004)

This game is similar to other "DDR"s. There are 4 arrows on-screen: Up, Down, Left, Right. You stand on a...

Dancescape iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Dancescape is a fast paced skill game. In each level, a series of blocks goes through the screen following one...

NES (1990) and Supervision (1992)

Dancing Block is a simple arcade action game starring a sentient cube. This cube has a curious feature: a cannon...

Windows (2005)

Dan! Da! Dan! is a freeware game that combines ideas from traditional vertical shooters with color-matching titles like Mr. Driller....

Atari 8-bit (1983)

This game is the inspiration, both directly and indirectly, of arcade dungeon crawlers like the The RamJam Corporation version of...

Dandy Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Although directly licensed to John Palevich's earliest interpretation of top-view dungeon-based slashing, this game's features are closest to Gauntlet, the...

Danganronpa: Unlimited Battle iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2015), Android (2015) and iPad (2015)

Danganronpa: Unlimited Battle is a free-to-play mobile game, and is a reskin of Kenka Banchō: Crash Battle. In this game,...

Windows (2003)

The Windows version of Dangel is very similar to the PC-98 original; story, dialogues, and most in-game graphics are the...

PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1996)

Long time ago, there was balance in the world. Three great tribes lived in peace with each other. Up in...

Windows (2003)

Danger Angel is a sequel to Dangel. Hundred years have passed since Anduke and his companions defeated the demons and...

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982) and TRS-80 (1982)

Danger in Drindisti is the second expansion for Hellfire Warrior, following The Keys of Acheron. The player is given the...

Dangerous Seed Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and Arcade (1989)

It is the 25th century, and the solar system has come under attack by an mysterious alien enemy known as...

Danmaku Unlimited iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

After centuries of man's abuse, the spirit of the Earth has created soldiers, called Valkyrias, to eradicate mankind from the...

Danmaku Unlimited 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Danmaku Unlimited 2 is a vertical shoot 'em up. There are two selectable sets of rules: Burst and Classic. One...

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992), NES (1991), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992) and Arcade (1991)

Danny Sullivan, 1988 IndyCar champion and winner of the classic 'Spin & Win' Indianapolis 500 in 1985, put his name...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Dante's poem 'Inferno' details a man's journey through hell, in the hope of reaching purgatory. This computer game interpretation takes...

PC-98 (1996)

Angie and Ruby are two ordinary young girls: they like spending time together, talking about fashion, men, and all the...

Dare Devil Derby 3D PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

Dare Devil Derby 3D is a cartoonish-type of destruction derby that lets the player take control of 8 unique characters...

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