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Combat mode

Video game concept

Entering combat also causes the game to enter a special mode of operation where gameplay changes more or less, often entering an arena-like location or other greater detail representation of the location.

774
games
64
platforms

Name variations: battle mode, fighting mode

The first video game about Combat mode was released on September 1981.

Koei, SSI and Ascii has published most of these games

Some games may allow player to choose when to enter combat mode of their own volition, others dictate it for them.

This may include entering a special combat screen or combat field separate of the game world otherwise traversed in.

Any and all cases of automated battles do NOT count, regardless if they enter a special screen or playing field to show how it resolves.

This is NOT for simply pulling out your gun and holstering it whenever you like, nor entering a combat stance.

Parent groups

Encounter mode, Modal

Platforms

Windows 100
NES 92
Linux 89
MS-DOS 60
NEC PC9801 32
C64 29
Amiga 29
Apple II E 26
NEC PC8801 23
Mac OS X 21
MSX2 20
Sharp X1 20
Atari ST 19
Mac OS Classic 16
MICRO 7 - FM7 15
GB 11
X68000 11
Famicom Disk System 9
Nintendo DS 9
PCE 8
MSX 7
PS 7
PS Vita 7
PS3 6
Switch 6
PCE CD 5
Atari 400/800 5
Apple IIGS 5
Amstrad CPC 5
PS2 5

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