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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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Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

In Dragon Scape, the player takes the role of a young man who gets magically transported into the land Tuvania....

Game Boy (1990), MSX (1985), PC-88 (1984), Sharp X1 (1985), FM-7 (1984) and Epoch Super Cassette Vision (1986)

Dragon Slayer is commonly considered one of the progenitors of the action RPG genre. The premise is similar to Roguelikes:...

Game Boy (1992)

A spin-off from the successful Dragon Slayer series by Falcom, Dragon Slayer Gaiden casts you once again as the nameless...

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

SNES (1992), Genesis (1994), TurboGrafx CD (1991), MSX (1990), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1990), FM Towns (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes tells the story of a young prince named Selios. One day his old teacher...

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

SNES (1993), Genesis (1995), TurboGrafx CD (1992), PC-88 (1992), PC-98 (1992) and FM Towns (1993)

Years have passed since prince Selios, the hero of the first game, defeated the demon god Agunija in the ultimate...

Dragon Spirit Atari ST Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1989), NES (1989), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Wii (2007), Sharp X68000 (1988) and Arcade (1987)

Princess Alicia of the kingdom of Mitgult is kidnapped by the monster Zawell. It's now up to the heroic warrior...

Dragon's Revenge Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Dragon's Revenge is a sequel to Dragon's Fury (Devil's Crush).The table for this fantasy pinball game is three screens tall...

DragonStomper Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

Dragonstomper is notable for being the first role-playing game (RPG) released for a home console.Long ago, a Druid magician created...

Dragonstone Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

The pseudo-sequel to Darkmere, Dragonstone has a look and feel influenced by Zelda games. Agon is the villain whose hordes...

NES (1992)

Unlike its namesake on computers, this version of DragonStrike is a straight action game with a top-down perspective. Set during...

Amiga (1992)

A variant on Shanghai, the ancient Chinese tile game, released when the official Amiga version was long unavailable.A number of...

Dragon Warrior NES Front Cover

NES (1986) and MSX (1986)

Dragon Warrior is the first famous console RPG. You assume the role of a descendant of Erdrick, a brave warrior...

Dragon Warrior II NES Front Cover

NES (1987) and MSX (1988)

Dragon Warrior II is an early top-down RPG that expands and improves on its predecessor, Dragon Warrior. Taking the role...

Dragon Warrior III Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000), SNES (1996) and NES (1988)

Dragon Warrior III is the concluding game of the first Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior trilogy, and its story takes us back...

Dragon Warrior I & II Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Dragon Warrior I & II contains Game Boy versions of Dragon Warrior and Dragon Warrior II. This is the third...

Dragon Warrior IV NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Dragon Warrior IV is the fourth game in the Dragon Quest series. The game utilizes a chapter system, where each...

Dragon Warrior Monsters Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1998)

In Dragon Warrior Monsters you enter Terry's Wonderland, a magical place of kings, monsters and magic spells. Make monsters your...

Dragon Warrior VII PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

In "Dragon Warrior VII", you are a 16 year old son of a fisherman living on a small island called...

Windows (1997)

All these years, you never realized that down your shower drain were a bunch of gruesome invaders preparing to take...

Nintendo DS (2007)

You play as Drake & Josh (and Megan) in this action game in order to win the talent show, "Teen...

Dr. Awesome: Microsurgeon M.D. iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Dr. Awesome is the newest surgeon at the hospital, tasked with saving patients from various viruses and bacteria, and working...

Draw Poker DOS Front Cover

DOS (1982), Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), TRS-80 (1982) and Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

Draw Poker is standard poker in the context of common U.S. card games where each player is dealt a five...

DOS (1991)

Draw Poker is a single player shareware version of the classic card game.The player starts with $500 in chips and...

DrawRace iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

DrawRace is a racing game viewed from a top-down perspective. Rather than having direct control of the car, the game...

DrawRace 2 Android Front Cover

iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

DrawRace 2 is like its predecessor a racing game played from a top-down perspective where the car is controlled by...

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