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Time limit

Other (objects, etc.) concept

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

2015
games
103
platforms

Alternate names: Time attack, Time trial

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

U.S. Gold, CP Verlag and Ocean 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 280
Amstrad CPC 195
ZX Spectrum 186
Amiga 150
MS-DOS 127
NES 124
Atari ST 106
Linux 76
Windows 70
Arcade 54
MSX 51
GB 50
Mac OS Classic 35
Atari 400/800 34
Master System 33
C16/Plus4 27
Mega Drive 26
Apple II E 21
Memotech MTX 19
Famicom Disk System 17
PCE 15
VIC-20 14
Mac OS X 12
BBC 11
Electron 10
Commodore PET 10
NEC PC8801 10
BeOS 10
X68000 9
SNES 9

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