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Time limit

Other (objects, etc.) concept

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

2123
games
103
platforms

Alternate names: Time attack, Time trial

The first video game about Time limit was released in 1971.

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

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.

Parent group

Artificial difficulty

Child groups

Time bonus, Soft time limit

Platforms

C64 292
Amstrad CPC 203
ZX Spectrum 193
Amiga 162
MS-DOS 138
NES 128
Atari ST 116
Linux 76
Windows 71
Arcade 59
MSX 54
GB 53
Mac OS Classic 36
Atari 400/800 35
Master System 34
C16/Plus4 28
Mega Drive 28
Apple II E 25
Memotech MTX 19
PCE 18
Famicom Disk System 18
VIC-20 16
Mac OS X 12
X68000 11
SNES 11
BBC 11
NEC PC8801 10
BeOS 10
Electron 10
Apple IIGS 10

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