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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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DOS (1995)

You're transformed into a ball by an evil scientist. Now you must roll your way through various mazes if you...

Commodore 64 (1983)

In Rollin, you must move through a maze arranged in a grid-like pattern. Each of the boxes has a number...

Rolling Ranch iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Rolling Ranch is a physics-based game that mixes mini-golf, billiards and pinball. The story begins when a toxic spill contaminates...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

In what can only be described as a bad idea voltorb is rolling himself down a cliff sprinkled with jagged...

Amiga (1990)

Roll On is a puzzle game inspired by Sokoban. As in its source of inspiration, you must push objects (rocks)...

Amiga (1990)

Roll On (not to be confused with that other game) is a picture puzzler game where you must restore a...

Roman Bowl Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Romans and their uninvited visitors the aptly named Visigoths take to the field once again but this time it's...

DOS (1995)

After the legendary Hong Gildong stepped down as the king of the island Yuldo, he was succeeded by his son...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), SNES (1994), Amiga (1989), NES (1988), WonderSwan (1999), MSX (1986), J2ME (2004), PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1986) and Sharp X68000 (1988)

Based on the events of the Three Kingdoms era in China (3rd century), and on Luo Guanzhong's famous novel Sanguo...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), PlayStation (1998), SNES (1991), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1991), NES (1990), MSX (1990), PC-98 (1990), FM Towns (1990), Sharp X68000 (1990) and Sharp X1 (1990)

The sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The game concept is still the same, though they did improve a...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny Genesis Front Cover

DOS (1993), PlayStation (2001), SNES (1992), Genesis (1992), SEGA CD (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1993), PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny is another strategy game by Koei. The concept is the same...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996), PlayStation (1995), SNES (1994), SEGA 32X (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995), 3DO (1995), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2007), PC-98 (1994), FM Towns (1994) and Wii U (2013)

The Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history is the setting for this strategic war game. Select one of 38 leaders...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2003) and PlayStation 2 (2004)

The ninth installment in the famous series set in Ancient China is vastly different from previous games in the series....

Romance of the Three Kingdoms V SEGA Saturn Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997), PlayStation (1997), Genesis (1997), SEGA Saturn (1996) and PC-98 (1995)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms V is the fifth game in the popular turn-based strategy game series, based on the...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI: Awakening of the Dragon PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), Dreamcast (1999) and Macintosh (1998)

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms series returns for its sixth installment. As the leader of your own nation in...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2001), PlayStation 2 (2001), PSP (2006) and Macintosh (2000)

Like its predecessors, Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII is a grand strategy game set in the Three Kingdoms period...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms X PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2004) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms X is the tenth installment of the long-running series and takes place right after the...

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...

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