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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.

658
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 95
Linux 89
NES 68
MS-DOS 49
C64 25
NEC PC9801 23
Apple II E 23
Amiga 21
Mac OS X 21
NEC PC8801 18
Atari ST 17
MSX2 16
Sharp X1 15
Mac OS Classic 13
MICRO 7 - FM7 13
Famicom Disk System 9
Nintendo DS 9
PS 7
MSX 7
X68000 6
PS Vita 6
PS3 6
GBA 5
Atari 400/800 5
Amstrad CPC 5
GB 5
PS2 5
ZX Spectrum 4
Apple IIGS 4
SNES 4

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