Rock-Paper-Scissors Mechanics

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Gameplay mechanics includes some RPS-like component, which is at its core: X counters Y, Y counters Z, and Z counters X.

43
games
19
platforms

The first video game about Rock-Paper-Scissors Mechanics was released in 1984.

Nintendo, Jagex and Konami has published most of these games

These are not for literal cases of playing rock-paper-scissors, but when gameplay resembles the game of rock-paper-scissors by having effectively a loop of things that each is weak and strong against single other entity in that loop. Commonly limited to 3 items like in the titular game, but may have 4 or more even.

A somewhat common RPS loop is with elements (magic): fire > water > earth > wind > fire, or some variation of that.

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Platforms

Windows 8
Nintendo DS 5
GBA 3
Internet Only 3
PS 3
PSP 2
Linux 2
PS Vita 2
3DS 2
SNES 2
iOS 2
Android 2
Switch 1
GameCube 1
Saturn 1
Wii 1
Mac OS X 1
X360 1
ZX Spectrum 1

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