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.

820
games
90
platforms

Alternate name: Access cards

The first video game about Keys was released in 1980.

Nintendo, U.S. Gold and Konami 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

compare with these groups

Platforms

Linux 155
Windows 122
MS-DOS 67
C64 36
NES 31
Mac OS X 30
ZX Spectrum 30
Amiga 29
Amstrad CPC 26
Atari ST 18
PS3 15
X360 13
Tandy Coco 12
MSX 10
BeOS 10
Mac OS Classic 9
Famicom Disk System 9
PS2 9
Atari 400/800 8
Atari 2600 8
Apple II E 8
GBC 7
Memotech MTX 7
Pandora 7
Arcade 6
BSD 5
Android 5
PS4 5
GB 5
GameCube 4

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