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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Jaseiken Necromancer TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1988) and Wii (2006)

Long time ago, the Gods fought the Demons in a cosmic battle. To ensure victory, the Gods had to sacrifice...

Amiga (1996)

Jasio is a timed puzzle-solving game based on Sokoban. The player's task requires placing all the balls in designated holes...

Jason's Gem ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Your mission here is to guide Jason through 15 screens in order to claim a legendary gem for himself. First...

Jawbreaker Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1981) and Atari 8-bit (1981)

A clone of Pac-Man, where you as jaws must collect all points and escape lethal heads. There are also magical...

NES (1987)

Loosely based on the fourth movie "Jaws: the Revenge", players take control of a ship to sail the ocean in...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Jaws is a little Pac-Man clone, distinguished by its small graphics and the wide range of options for setting up...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

You are a helicopter pilot sent out to rescue survivors from a troop ship crashed into enemy waters. The game...

Atari ST (1995)

JAY Minesweeper is a very straight copy of Windows's famous Minesweeper. Click a square in a minefield and pray that...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Jeepers Creepers is a top view single screen game where you control a spider who has to infect seven rows...

Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1999)

The game based on Jeff Wayne's musical play and the classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. it is the...

PC-88 (1987)

Jehard is a simple action role-playing game. The Holy Ark was stolen by a powerful demon king, and it's up...

Jelly Splash Android Front Cover

Browser (2013), iPhone (2014), Android (2013) and iPad (2014)

Jelly Splash is a tile matching puzzle (removal) game originally dedicated as a Facebook application game. The purpose of the...

Jennifer Capriati Tennis Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

This is a tennis game featuring the game modes Exhibition, Circuits, and Training. Exhibition allows for either singles or doubles...

Game Boy Color (2000)

This to-go version of Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 is a top-down racing game, featuring two game modes (championship and arcade),...

The Jet Action Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

The Jet Action is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up. Player is a modern fighter pilot. The aim is to cross...

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Jet Bike Simulator allows one or two players to race a jet ski against computer riders over a number of...

Arcade (1975)

In Jet Fighter, two planes fly around with the goal of shooting the other as many times as possible in...

Jetsetter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

You are a jetsetter. It is your job to acquire the things needed for your clients, who are rich and/or...

Thomson MO (1984)

Jeu de Dames is an adaptation of the classic game of checkers/draughts/dames played on a 10x10 checkerboard. Adjustable difficulty option,...

MSX (1985) and Philips VG 5000 (1984)

This game lets players play the card game French Tarot. French Tarot is played with a deck consisting of 78...

Jeux de Casino 3D Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Jeux de Casino 3D contains several casino games: roulette, craps, baccarat, super black jack, poker and the slot machine. Depending...

Windows (2005)

Jewel of Orion is a vertical-scrolling space shooter. Use the arrow keys to move and the Z key to fire....

VIC-20 (2005)

A 1-kilobyte game (coded for the MiniGame Compo coding contest) for the unexpanded VIC-20, Jewels 20 is a puzzle game...

BREW (2003)

Jewels and Jim is an action-puzzle game. In it, you play Jim, a guy trying to retrieve stolen gems. You...

Jewels of Cleopatra 2: Aztec Mysteries Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Jewels of Cleopatra 2: Aztec Mysteries is a match-three game with an archaeological theme. Like in the first game, you...

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