Tools 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.


Alternate name: Access cards

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).
* Doors
* Containers
* Keycodes
* Lockpicking - used to bybass the need for a key.

The first Keys video game was released in 1980.

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

Child groups

Disposable keys, Skeleton key


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