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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Just Breed NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

The town of Astholm is protected by a Sapphire, one of the magical stones mentioned in old legends. Generation of...

Justice League Heroes Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

The DS version on Justice League Heroes, while not following the plot of its console brethren, has a similar premise...

Justice League Heroes PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and PSP (2006)

Military robots cause havoc in a high tech Metropolis research facility. In Finland, genetically-engineered creatures take over the top secret...

SNES (1993)

Jyutei Senki is a turn-based strategy game, never released outside of Japan. The game takes place in an alternate universe...

NES (1991)

The story of the game follows Yagyū Jūbei (the historical Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi was actually one of the most famous...

Supervision (1992)

Kabi-Island is a top-down action game that plays like Bomberman. Each stage is filled with blocks and enemies, both of...

Kaeru no tame ni Kane wa Naru Nintendo 3DS Front Cover Icon

Game Boy (1992) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Prince Richard and Prince Sablé have been rivals since they were young. When news arrives of a princess in a...

Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman: The Shooting PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

Gatchaman: The Shooting is a vertical shoot 'em up based on the Japanese manga/anime with the same name (Known as...

NES (1988)

The legend of Kaguya-hime is one of the most popular stories in Japanese mythology. Once upon a time, an old...

PC-98 (1998)

The beginning of 21th century saw mankind descend into a new Dark Age. Ecological disasters led to rise of terrorism....

Game Boy (1990)

NavyBlue '90, just like its predecessor, uses the classic Battleship playing principle: two players place ships on a 8x8 grid...

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1984)

Kaiser (German for emperor) is a political/business simulation set in 18th century Germany. Players take the role of nobles in...

Kaiser: Das Erbe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Kaiser: Das Erbe is a remake of the 1984 game Kaiser. The background story: The emperor dies and four princes...

Kaiv Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

This is the sequel to the first part of the Warriors of Ras series, Dunzhin. All games in this series...

Kakyūsei SEGA Saturn Front Cover

Windows (1998), SEGA Saturn (1997), Macintosh (2000) and PC-98 (1996)

In Kakyūsei, the player takes the role of a young Japanese high-school student named Kentarou. During the summer break, Kentarou...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Kalah is a digital translation of the 1940s board game of the same name. The game is played with two...

Windows 3.x (1991), Commodore 64 (1989) and Apple IIgs (1989)

KaleidoKubes is a puzzle game where players places cubes on a board. The game is meant for two players, either...

Kalin no Tsurugi NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

The kingdom of Altenia was a peaceful place until monsters began to roam the land, terrorizing its inhabitants and striking...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Kamikaze is 2D vertical scrolling shoot'em up, very similar to Flying Shark. The player is pilot of fighter, he has...

Kampania wrześniowa Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Kampania wrześniowa (September Campaign) takes place during the invasion of Poland in 1939, marking the beginning of the World War...

Kampf dem Terror Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Your army is close before capitulation. As commander in chief of the allied forces you have to make a counterattack.This...

Kampfgruppe DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985) and Atari 8-bit (1985)

A platoon-level tactical game of armored warfare that encompasses almost all ground weapons used on the Russian Front from 1941-45....

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985) and Atari 8-bit (1985)

This is an add-on for SSI's Kampfgruppe featuring one historical mission, Berlin (28 April 1945, designed for Soviet side) and...

Kannan! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Kannan! is a puzzle game with educational elements based on a Swedish game show with the same name. The player...

Amiga (1994)

Karciarz is a set of four classic card games with all the standard rules implemented: 358 for three players, divided...

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