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Multi-phased

Video game concept

Has multiple phases, each more or less different than the last, where any of the phases could actually stand alone as their own game.

107
games
42
platforms

Alternate name: Metagame

The first video game about Multi-phased was released in 1983.

Electronic Arts, Bally Midway and Trendy Entertainment has published most of these games

This is more for the cases where you temporarily enter a different kind of game mode to deal with specific problem and then return back to the "main" mode.

Limitations: (similar to varying game mode's limitations)
* Combat mode in old console RPGs (and those that mimic the style) should be ignored for this.
* This is NOT for minigames.
* QTE should be ignored for this.
* Turn-based combat / Real-time combat cases do NOT count (that is, change in time progression).
* Overworld should be ignored.
... generally instances that have more specific tag available should not be included.

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Platforms

Windows 29
MS-DOS 7
Linux 6
Apple II E 5
PS 4
C64 4
ZX Spectrum 3
Atari 400/800 3
Mac OS X 3
3DO 3
Amstrad CPC 3
SNES 2
NES 2
Mobile 2
Amiga 2
X360 2
iOS 2
Arcade 1
Xbox One 1
ColecoVision 1
NEC PC8801 1
BBC 1
GameCube 1
Atari 5200 1
Xbox 1
MICRO 7 - FM7 1
Atari 2600 1
Sharp X1 1
Unix 1
Saturn 1

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