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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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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...

Arcade (1992)

Sky Alert is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up. There are two planes to choose from: Type A and Type B....

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...

Windows (2001)

SkyMaze is a 3D Pac-Man style. Like in Pac-Man the player has to collect all the dots in order to...

DOS (1995)

Astro is a bizarre realm where all natural environment and living creatures are controlled by the super-powerful computer Lucifer. For...

Sky Shark DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), NES (1989), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), FM Towns (1993), Sharp X68000 (1991) and Arcade (1987)

Sky Shark is a top-down shooter similar to Raiden. You start off with four lives and three bombs. With that...

Browser (2012)

In celebration of the 2012 Olympics being held in London, England, UK, Google has created an interactive doodle of the...

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