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Rectangular grid

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Uses an ordinary grid of 4 sided convex shapes (rectangles, squares, etc.).

2327
games
128
platforms

Alternate names: Square grid, rectgrid

The first video game about Rectangular grid was released in 1947.

Nintendo, SSI and Sega has published most of these games


The grid need not be parallel to the screen. Isometric, trimetric, and 3D games may also constrain some or all gameplay to a grid.
This can also be used in games that use text mode display. Although one might expect all games on such to be grid based, this is not a necessity any more than a game having to use only a single resolution in other display modes.

Note that some visibly rectangular grids have every other line shifted by 50% producing a hex grid despite visibly still having rectangles, these should be tagged as hex grids instead.

Parent group

Grid

Platforms

Linux 574
Windows 195
Mac OS Classic 170
MS-DOS 129
BeOS 105
BSD 49
Mac OS X 46
OS/2 43
Amiga 42
C64 40
PS 40
NES 37
Win3.1 36
Tandy Coco 35
ZX Spectrum 34
Atari ST 29
Nintendo DS 28
Amstrad CPC 27
SNES 26
GBA 26
NeXT 25
PS2 23
Apple II E 22
Android 20
DEC PDP-1 19
GB 19
PS3 18
PSP 18
Atari 400/800 17
Unix 17

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