Time limit

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Imposes a time limit on either the whole game or for each level.

2406
games
112
platforms

Alternate names: Time attack, Time trial

The game may be paused or otherwise stopped, causing the time limit to no longer progress, you can gain bonuses to increase it and it may reset for each level.

Not as stressing as real-time limit (nor as limiting: like requiring the game to be played through in one session) but still gives a certain level of urgency to your task.

Do not use this if it's only for very few levels or some rare occasions.

The first Time limit video game was released in 1971.

Ocean, U.S. Gold and CP Verlag published most of these games.

Parent group

Artificial difficulty

Child groups

Time bonus, Soft time limit

Platforms

C64 314
Amstrad CPC 217
ZX Spectrum 207
Amiga 177
MS-DOS 156
NES 131
Atari ST 129
Apple II E 82
Linux 77
Windows 73
Arcade 71
MSX 59
GB 55
Atari 400/800 51
Mac OS Classic 36
Master System 35
C16/Plus4 34
Mega Drive 30
VIC-20 24
PC Engine 20
Famicom Disk System 19
BBC 18
Memotech MTX 17
Electron 15
SNES 14
Tandy Coco 12
Mac OS X 12
Commodore PET 12
X68000 12
Apple IIGS 11

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