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Drone

Other (objects, etc.) entity

Player has one or more drone ships, robots, or other similar entities running about aiding them in whatever task they're at.

73
games
34
platforms

Alternate names: Satellite, Bot

The first video game about Drone was released in 1985.

Konami, Irem and Electric Dreams has published most of these games

Unlike helping pets or other companions, these do not exhibit any will of their own (in-game or in the background material) beyond their simplistic programming and usually do not offer any method of communication beyond what is required of their set task.

Most commonly these are some form of attack satellites that float about the player and either freely attack any hostile forces or fire at the same target the player is firing at.

In rare cases this may be a non-machine drone, Magical Technology for instance, or just Magic. Regardless of its nature, if it acts like a drone then it is.
Related:
* Companion
* Minions
* Pet

See also:
* Drones - for when they appear in more general manner.

Parent group

Companions and subordinates

Related group

Other
Minions

Platforms

Arcade 10
Linux 8
Windows 6
BeOS 3
Amstrad CPC 3
C64 3
PS 3
MSX 2
Amiga 2
Atari ST 2
BSD 2
PCE 2
NEC PC8801 2
SNES 2
GB 2
ZX Spectrum 2
PSP 2
Mac OS Classic 1
X360 1
MS-DOS 1
GBC 1
Archimedes 1
GP2X 1
3DO 1
Android 1
Pandora 1
PCE CD 1
X68000 1
PS2 1
GBA 1

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