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Pop-up Encounters

Video game concept

Enemies appear out of nowhere (or nearly out of nowhere) without significant warning.

99
games
26
platforms

Alternate names: Pop-up NPCs, Pop-up monsters, Pop-up enemies

The first video game about Pop-up Encounters was released in 1985.

Devolver Digital, Origin and Chucklefish has published most of these games

This is a variant of Seen Encounters. It is strongly implied that the player has a moment to prepare for and perhaps even avoid the encounter when seen.

Related:
* NPC teleporting - may explain it, but they still pop-up without warning.
* NPC (re-)spawning - may occasionally give an illusion of pop-up monsters.

Similar:
* Cloaked NPCs
* Burrowers

Platforms

Windows 45
Linux 13
Mac OS X 7
MS-DOS 4
PS3 3
X360 3
C64 2
NEC PC9801 2
PS2 2
Xbox 2
Mega Drive 1
Amiga 1
Apple II E 1
GBC 1
Atari 400/800 1
MICRO 7 - FM7 1
Atari ST 1
Sharp X1 1
X68000 1
Master System 1
PS4 1
PS Vita 1
FM Towns 1
NEC PC8801 1
Apple IIGS 1
NES 1

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