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Keys

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Player is required to locate items used to unlock things, such as tiny metallic keys, access cards, fingers, wire cutters, eyeballs, and so forth.

739
games
82
platforms

Alternate name: Access cards

The first video game about Keys was released in 1980.

Nintendo, U.S. Gold and Capcom has published most of these games

This also includes very unkeylike items that fulfil the role of a key.

These are extremely commonly single use fits anywhere keys. On rare occasions you get keys that fit to only specific locks, and in even rarer cases you get keys that fit several related locks (e.g. all doors of the same house). Alternatively these are single use fits only extremely specific thing (e.g. wire cutter that opens a path only at a very specific spot of a fence).
Related:
* Doors
* Containers
* Keycodes
* Lockpicking - used to bybass the need for a key.

Child groups

Disposable keys, Skeleton key

Platforms

Linux 154
Windows 115
MS-DOS 57
C64 32
NES 31
Mac OS X 29
ZX Spectrum 27
Amstrad CPC 22
Amiga 21
PS3 14
X360 13
Atari ST 11
Tandy Coco 10
BeOS 10
Mac OS Classic 9
Atari 400/800 8
Atari 2600 8
MSX 8
Famicom Disk System 8
GBC 7
Memotech MTX 7
PS2 7
Apple II E 6
Arcade 6
BSD 5
Android 5
SNES 4
GB 4
Master System 4
GameCube 4

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