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Random encounters

Video game concept

Features random - and often unavoidable - encounters with potentially hostile forces.

188
games
50
platforms

The first video game about Random encounters was released in 1980.

SSI, Enix and Starcraft has published most of these games

Preset encounters commonly coexist with random ones. General enemies are random. Bosses and minibosses are set.
This is mostly for the kind of encounters that appear out of nowhere, usually when traveling on the world map.

Especially common in old console RPGs.

More modern games have these cleverly guised by spawning the encounter just outside your visibility radius or behind other visual blocks, making them almost seem scripted or part of some grand simulation.

Parent groups

Encounters, Randomized content

Platforms

Linux 24
Windows 19
MS-DOS 12
NES 11
Apple II E 9
NEC PC9801 6
PS2 6
PS3 5
NEC PC8801 5
Sharp X1 5
Mac OS X 5
MICRO 7 - FM7 5
SNES 4
MSX2 4
PS 4
C64 4
Atari ST 4
Nintendo DS 4
MSX 3
Atari 400/800 3
Switch 3
Mega Drive 3
Famicom Disk System 3
Mac OS Classic 3
OS/2 2
GBC 2
Master System 2
GBA 2
Android 2
X360 2

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