Minimap

Video game concept

A small map shown constantly on screen that shows the whole map or small portion (centered on the protagonist). Often in a corner of the screen, though sometimes overlayed with the main view.

434
games
49
platforms

The first video game about Minimap was released in 1980.

Ubisoft, Spiderweb Software and Activision has published most of these games

Mostly minimaps are seen as aimed towards casual gamers, with hardcore gamers preferring games without one.

This is the norm in strategy games, so tagging them is not particularly useful.
See also: radar (can exist as part of the same thing), automap (likely involves minimap)

Parent groups

Casual elements, Navigation

Platforms

Windows 158
Linux 46
PS2 27
Mac OS X 26
X360 24
PS3 24
PS4 18
MS-DOS 13
Xbox One 11
Wii 6
Xbox 5
C64 4
PS Vita 4
Amiga 4
Pandora 4
Mac OS Classic 4
PS 4
Apple II E 4
Nintendo DS 3
NEC PC9801 3
PSP 3
Wii U 3
3DS 2
Atari ST 2
Amstrad CPC 2
BSD 2
GameCube 2
SNES 2
ColecoVision 2
Atari 400/800 2

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