Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

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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Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and PlayStation 2 (2007)

The eleventh installment of the series continues the struggles of the warlords for power of China in the late Han...

Romance wa Tsurugi no Kagayaki II PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

The events of this game take place a few years after those described in the first game. The new hero...

PC-98 (1995)

A young swordsman named Rune is strolling in the woods when he notices a lake. And bathing in the lake...

Atari 8-bit (1979) and TRS-80 CoCo (1981)

Roman Checkers is a computer conversion of the board game Reversi (or Othello as it is also known). It's a...

Romancing SaGa SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992), WonderSwan Color (2001) and Wii (2009)

Once upon a time, three evil gods fought against the holy gods, and the holy God-Father chose a human warrior...

SNES (1993) and Wii (2010)

Long ago, seven noble warriors defeated the ultimate evil, and brought peace to the world. But the memory of the...

Romancing SaGa 3 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995), Wii (2010) and Wii U (2014)

Every 300 years the Death Eclipse kills all newly born creatures. Men, women, and children, animals and plants, even ferocious...

ROM CHECK FAIL Windows Front Cover

Linux (2008) and Windows (2008)

ROM CHECK FAIL is the equivalent of WarioWare: Smooth Moves during a bad acid trip. The game mimics a MAME...

Atari 8-bit (1984)

Rome and the Barbarians is set in the 5th century A.D. when the Roman empire struggled against the barbarian threat....

Rommel: Battles for North Africa DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1988), Macintosh (1990) and PC-98 (1990)

Rommel: Battles for North Africa is a turn & hex-based wargame (one of the series built on the Battlefront engine)...

Atari 8-bit (1985)

Rommel: Battles for Tobruk is a turn-based strategy game with hexagonal cells. It is set during World War II and...

SEGA Saturn (1997)

"Ronde" is the third game in Majin Tensei series, which is, in its turn, a part of Megaten franchise. The...

Rondo of Swords Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

The city of Egvard, capital of Bretwalde, has been overrun during the funeral for the late king. Prince Serdic is...

Roommate 3: Ryōko - Kaze no Kagayaku Asa ni SEGA Saturn Front Cover Also a manual

SEGA Saturn (1998)

The final game in the Roommate series centering around Ryouko Inoue lead female character. She has just returned from her...

Room of Doom Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

You are trapped in a room with a monster. As if that wasn't bad enough, there are gunmen outside the...

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1994)

Rooster is a 2D top-down shooter with logic elements visually resembles the game Alien Breed. The player's task is to...

Roperunner Browser Front Cover

Browser (2002)

It's spring in the meadow, and the bunnies are coming out. Waiting for them... is the Roperunner! The player controls...

Dragon 32/64 (1989)

Dirk Bronzetorso, a normal if rather tasteless Englishman, discovers an invoice upon his return home. He has forgotten to pay...

Rotox DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In this 3D Rotoscoped landscape the player controls Rotox the robot, which is required to to eradicate any form of...

Atari ST (1989)

Roulette is a one player roulette game written in Laser C. You start with a bank roll of $10K and...

Odyssey (1972)

Odyssey's game card #6 is used to play two games: Roulette and States.In Roulette, you place bets and spin a...

NES (1985)

In Route-16 Turbo, players get behind the wheel of a car and drive around trying to collect valuable items lying...

Odyssey 2 (2007) and Videopac+ G7400 (2009)

Route 66 is a vertical scrolling racing game with shooter elements. The game has 4 possible variations, selected by pressing...

J2ME (2003)

In Rover Reunion the members of a family of rovers have gone astray and the player has to help them...

DOS (1993)

ROX is an Asteroids variant, where you pilot a spaceship and shoot asteroids and spaceships.The screen wraps around left/right and...

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