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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.

746
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 99
Linux 89
NES 88
MS-DOS 57
NEC PC9801 30
C64 28
Amiga 26
Apple II E 25
Mac OS X 21
NEC PC8801 21
Atari ST 19
MSX2 19
Sharp X1 18
Mac OS Classic 15
MICRO 7 - FM7 15
X68000 10
Nintendo DS 9
Famicom Disk System 9
GB 8
PS 7
MSX 7
PCE 7
PS Vita 6
PS3 6
Switch 6
GBA 5
PCE CD 5
Atari 400/800 5
Apple IIGS 5
Amstrad CPC 5

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