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Composite foes

Creatures theme

Player encounters opponents that are made of multiple parts that can be destroyed separately, either in specific order or as the player sees fit. It may not be necessary to destroy all parts, but it may be beneficial to do so.

36
games
11
platforms

Alternate names: Composite opponents
Name variations: enemies, monsters

The first video game about Composite foes was released in 1982.

Muse Games, Electronic Arts and Data Realms has published most of these games

These parts might also be in layers (specific order unoptionally enforced since the player can't even see the next part to be attacked). An enemy might also regenerate is some way once defeated; so that they attack again, usually in some other mode or style.

Children:
* Dismemberment

Implied:
* Locational health
* Locational damage

Related:
* Splitting creatures