Rectangular grid

Other (objects, etc.) concept

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

2454
games
136
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 581
Windows 204
Mac OS Classic 169
MS-DOS 141
BeOS 105
Apple II E 51
BSD 49
Mac OS X 48
C64 46
OS/2 44
Amiga 43
PS 40
NES 38
Win3.1 37
ZX Spectrum 37
Tandy Coco 35
Nintendo DS 31
Atari ST 29
SNES 26
Amstrad CPC 26
GBA 26
NeXT 25
PS2 23
Atari 400/800 22
DEC PDP-1 22
Android 21
GB 19
TRS-80 19
Unix 18
PSP 18

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