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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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Sito Pons 500cc Grand Prix ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

"Sito Pons" is a popular motorcycle game based on the same named Spanish motorcycle driver. It was the Zigurat's second...

Six Flags Fun Park Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Six Flags Fun Park is an open-world game set in an amusement park. The player can discover the history of...

Six-Gun Shootout Apple II Front Cover

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

Six-Gun Shootout is a turn-based strategy game of man-to-man combat, using the setting of the American West in the 19th...

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

This is the companion game for the Swedish SVT Advent Calender for 2008 of the same name. The game is...

Amiga (1994)

Skarbiec is a set of three programs (Dysk - Soft, Videozaurus - Rex, Mini Syntetyzer) and one bonus game (0-99)....

Skat! 2000 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Skat! 2000 is a simulation of the card game skat. There are many variants, but here is the principle: The...

Windows (2001)

Skateboard Crazy is a 2D, top-down game where the player must ride a skateboard avoiding traffic,cyclists and pedestrians and collect...

Skateboard Kidz ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Vertically scrolling action game with monochromatic graphics. Control your skating kid along zig-zagging paths, avoiding obstacles, jumping ramps, etc. Jump...

Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Skate Or Die: Bad'N Rad is a Jump'N Run that consists of 7 levels, three of which are viewed from...

Atari ST (1990)

Skate Tribe was coming third in Mandarin's 1989 „Gameswriter of The Year“ contest, in which the producer of STOS wanted...

Windows (2005) and Windows 3.x (2001)

SkiFree is the standalone version of the game originally included as a part of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 3 (1991)...

SKIP-BO: Castaway Caper Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

A castaway is forced by the shaman of an island tribe to appease an active volcano, spewing lava since the...

Windows (2001)

Taking as its point of departure a scene in the 1985 movie The Toxic Avenger in which "Skippy" (played by...

Odyssey (1972)

Odyssey's game card #2 is used to play two games: Ski and Simon Says.In Ski, the player must follow a...

Skrotens Hjältar Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

This is a sequel to the Christmas video game Julens Hjältar, a game based on the Swedish 1999 advent calender...

Windows (1999)

Skullcaps is the sequel to Baldies.Four breeds of Hairies have taken over the world and it is up to the...

Atari ST (1987)

Skull-Diggery is a Boulder Dash-clone for medium resolution. As in the original game you have to collect a certain number...

Skweek Game Gear Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Game Gear (1991), TurboGrafx-16 (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

The Skweeks lived in harmony for centuries, being a naturally peaceful peoples, until Pitark arrived. He ruined their bright pink...

Skyborn Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Skyborn is a Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) inspired game, where the player controls Clarent Spener, a mechanic of a repair...

J2ME (2002)

You are a sky diver, and your goal is to reach the center of the landing zone and score maximum...

Amiga (1987) and Atari ST (1987)

Sky Fighter is a vertically scrolling shooter without plot; the goal simply being to survive all levels and get a...

Commodore 64 (1991) and ZX Spectrum (1991)

Steven Squealburgh is directing his next big action blockbuster and needs a stuntman to help him film four big action...

ColecoVision (2004), MSX (1984) and Arcade (1984)

Vertical shooter. When a weakened and vulnerable Earth is invaded by the vicious Zephyr army, the planet's only hope is...

Sky Jinks Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

Fly slalom around pylons (right of the red ones, left of the blue ones). Avoid skipping a pylon, hitting the...

Sky Kingdoms Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Sky Kingdoms is a marble shooter game with a fantasy theme, where the player controls a winged device moving sideways...

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