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Top-Down

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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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Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

The Postperson's Route is a logical game in which the player must trace certain shapes. There are only two rules:...

Potty Painter in the Jungle Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and ZX Spectrum (1983)

Potty Painter In The Jungle is a single player action game with puzzle elements.Bizarrely, considering the name of the game,...

POWDER iPhone Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (2004), Nintendo DS (2007), PSP (2008), Macintosh (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008), Wii (2009) and iPhone (2010)

POWDER is a rogue-like featuring fast-paced gameplay in randomly generated dungeons. If you die, you have to start over again,...

Power Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Mankind has spread throughout the solar system into vast colonies, which are under alien threat. The bad guys have anti-matter...

Powerball Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991) and Wii (2008)

In this game you take on the role of 1 out of 8 teams who represent various nations vying to...

DOS (1989)

PowerChess is a single player shareware chess program that runs in DOS. It is entirely keyboard operated; the arrow keys...

Windows (1999)

Power Chess 2.0 is a chess game and sequel to Power Chess. It allows you to play chess against your...

Windows (1997)

Power Chess 98 is an updated version of Power Chess. It uses the WChess engine to allow you to play...

Windows (2004)

In Powerdart your job is to shoot your "dart" at the score blocks to increase your score.Essentially, this game is...

Power Dolls DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (1997), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

In the year 2535 the planet Omni declared independence from Earth. This decision was met by harsh repressions carried out...

PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1995)

Power Dolls 2 is a turn-based mecha-themed tactical game set in a futuristic scenario of the 26th century. Like its...

PC-98 (1995)

Like other installments in the series, Power Dolls 2 Dash is a mecha-themed turn-based tactical game. Visually and gameplay-wise it...

Power Dolls FX PC-FX Front Cover

PC-FX (1996)

In the 25th century, mankind has colonized all known space. Earth became somewhat of an Empire, ruling over all the...

Power Down Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1987)

The task in Power Down is to infiltrate a fortress built on an asteroid by the evil Argon, inside a...

Power Drive SNES Front Cover

DOS (1994), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994), Amiga (1994), Game Gear (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Power Drive is an arcade racing game based around rally driving. Handbrake turns and lurid powerslides are both possible, and...

PowerDrive Rally Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1995)

Power Drive Rally is a view into the world of rally racing. This game is an overhead-view racer featuring real...

TurboGrafx-16 (1991)

Power Eleven is a top-down soccer game with three playing modes: multiplayer, penalty kicks (shown from the back of the...

Power Golf TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1989) and Wii (2007)

Power Golf is played primarily with a top-down view of each hole, and a third-person perspective for hitting the ball....

Browser (2008)

Power Grid is a game similar in concept to Snake. The player and the computer control one futuristic vehicle each,...

Power Hockey J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2005)

Power Hockey is a simplified version of the ice hockey sport. The player's objective is to score more goals than...

Powerhouse Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995)

You are a Powerhouse CEO. The future is in your hands. You will start with nothing but money and your...

Game Boy (1990)

Power Mission is a turn-based strategy game set at sea. Both players choose one of five fleets which consist of...

Macintosh (1995)

At the Toy Mart, the lights go out and bone-hurling cavemen, evil clowns, and crazed robots are among the bad...

Windows (2004)

Your objective in Powerpong is to manoeuvre your paddle at the right side of the screen so that it reflects...

DOS (1992)

Power Putt is a shareware, computerised version of crazy golf.The game is controlled by a combination of keyboard controls and...

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