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Rectangular grid

Other (objects, etc.) concept

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

1899
games
107
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 552
Mac OS Classic 166
Windows 159
BeOS 104
MS-DOS 80
BSD 48
Mac OS X 42
OS/2 38
NES 34
Tandy Coco 32
PS 30
Amiga 26
Nintendo DS 26
SNES 25
NeXT 25
GBA 22
C64 21
Win3.1 20
PSP 18
PS2 18
Android 18
Atari ST 17
Unix 17
Amstrad CPC 17
GB 16
Solaris 16
PS3 16
Saturn 14
Apple II E 13
Newton 12

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