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*** SpectacleFighter: A BeatEmUp or HackAndSlash based around fighting enemies as stylishly and/or efficiently as possible.

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*** SpectacleFighter: StylishAction: A BeatEmUp or HackAndSlash based around fighting enemies as stylishly and/or efficiently as possible.
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** MinigameGame: A game structured such that progressing through the main game is mostly or entirely determined by the player's performance in the minigames within.
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** LightGunGame: A game in which the player has a pointing device that resembles a gun and points it at the screen to shoot on-screen enemies. Sub-genre of an Action Game.

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** LightGunGame: A game in which the player has a pointing device that resembles a gun and points it at the screen to shoot on-screen enemies. Sub-genre of an Action Game.



** FullMotionVideo (InteractiveMovie): A game that is based around video clips, and the player must press buttons at the right time, choose the right sequence of clips, or play other games using the video as a backdrop. Sub-genre of an Adventure Game.

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** FullMotionVideo (InteractiveMovie): A game that is based around video clips, and the player must press buttons at the right time, choose the right sequence of clips, or play other games using the video as a backdrop. Sub-genre of an Adventure Game.



** VisualNovel: Even though people equate this with "Dating Sim", they are not the same. Unlike Dating Sims, Visual Novels are more like Adventure Games that allow you to choose your own adventure and get different endings based off of your choices. Sub-genre of an Adventure Game.

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** VisualNovel: Even though people equate this with "Dating Sim", they are not the same. Unlike Dating Sims, Visual Novels are more like Adventure Games that allow you to choose your own adventure and get different endings based off of your choices. Sub-genre of an Adventure Game.



** {{Roguelike}}: A game that features DungeonCrawling with randomly-generated environments randomly stocked from a huge list of monsters and items, FinalDeath, AntiGrinding and is NintendoHard. Sub-genre of a Role-Playing Game.

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** {{Roguelike}}: A game that features DungeonCrawling with randomly-generated environments randomly stocked from a huge list of monsters and items, FinalDeath, AntiGrinding and is NintendoHard. Sub-genre of a Role-Playing Game.



* CuteEmUp: A Shoot Em Up that casts the enemies as cute things such as kittens, candy, fairies, and so on. Sub-genre of an Action Game.

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* CuteEmUp: A Shoot Em Up that casts the enemies as cute things such as kittens, candy, fairies, and so on. Sub-genre of an Action Game.
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** EndlessRunningGame: A game about enduring an endless sequence of obstacles as long as possible.
** {{Exergaming}}: A game that encourages the player to exercise and to get into shape.



* EndlessRunningGame: A game about enduring an endless sequence of obstacles as long as possible.



* {{Exergaming}}: A game that encourages the player to exercise and to get into shape.
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** HiddenObjectGame: A game in which there is a photorealistic cluttered scene and the player must find and click on a series of objects in it.



* HiddenObjectGame: A game in which there is a photorealistic cluttered scene and the player must find and click on a series of objects in it.
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** MatchThreeGame: A game in which the player must match three objects of similar color/shape/species to eliminate said objects from the playing field.



* MatchThreeGame: A game in which the player must match three objects of similar color/shape/species to eliminate said objects from the playing field.
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** InteractiveFiction: An Adventure Game in which the interaction is almost entirely text-based. Sub-genre of an Adventure Game.

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** InteractiveFiction: An Adventure Game in which the interaction is almost entirely text-based. Sub-genre of an Adventure Game.
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** StealthBasedGame: A game in which the player character must hide and sneak through the level while avoiding notice from much more powerful enemies that the player character cannot take head-on. Sub-genre of an Action-Adventure Game.
** SurvivalHorror: A game that features overwhelmed protagonist(s), oppressive atmosphere and a need for careful management of resources (ammo, health, etc.). Sub-genre of an Action-Adventure Game.

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** StealthBasedGame: A game in which the player character must hide and sneak through the level while avoiding notice from much more powerful enemies that the player character cannot take head-on. Sub-genre of an Action-Adventure Game.\n
** SurvivalHorror: A game that features overwhelmed protagonist(s), oppressive atmosphere and a need for careful management of resources (ammo, health, etc.). Sub-genre of an Action-Adventure Game.



** FirstPersonShooter (FPS): A game in which the perspective is through the eyes of the player character, and the action revolves around shooting. Sub-genre of an Action Game.

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** FirstPersonShooter (FPS): A game in which the perspective is through the eyes of the player character, and the action revolves around shooting. Sub-genre of an Action Game.



** ShootEmUp (Shmups): A fixed-scrolling shooting game that is not three-dimensional. Sub-genre of an Action Game.

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** ShootEmUp (Shmups): A fixed-scrolling shooting game that is not three-dimensional. Sub-genre of an Action Game.



** ThirdPersonShooter (3PS/TPS): A 3D game that has the camera looking behind the player character or over their shoulder, and involves the use guns and similar weapons. Sub-Genre of an Action Game.

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** ThirdPersonShooter (3PS/TPS): A 3D game that has the camera looking behind the player character or over their shoulder, and involves the use guns and similar weapons. Sub-Genre of an Action Game.



** DatingSim: A game in which the player courts at least one potential lover, and the player must keep track of every character's feelings about them and giving out presents, which will feel like a Role Playing Game.



** RomanceGame: A game in which the primary goal is to establish a romantic relationship between the Player Character and one or more of the [=NPCs=].
*** DatingSim: A game in which the player courts at least one potential lover, and the player must keep track of every character's feelings about them and giving out presents, which will feel like a Role Playing Game.



*** MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame (MMORPG): A game that has hundreds of players interacting with each other in the same world in real-time, which completing quests and leveling up. Sub-genre of a Role-Playing Game.

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*** MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame (MMORPG): A game that has hundreds of players interacting with each other in the same world in real-time, which completing quests and leveling up. Sub-genre of a Role-Playing Game.



* RomanceGame: A game in which the primary goal is to establish a romantic relationship between the Player Character and one or more of the [=NPCs=]. DatingSim is also a subgenre of this, if keeping track of the feelings of a romantic interest turns out to be a major mechanic.



** DrivingGame: A game in which the player drives a vehicle of some kind. RacingGame and VehicularCombat are subgenres where competition with other drivers becomes a major focus.

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** DrivingGame: A game in which the player drives a vehicle of some kind. RacingGame and VehicularCombat are subgenres sub-genres where competition with other drivers becomes a major focus.
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* RomanceGame: A game in which the primary goal is to establish a romantic relationship between the Player Character and one or more of the [=NPCs=].

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* RomanceGame: A game in which the primary goal is to establish a romantic relationship between the Player Character and one or more of the [=NPCs=]. DatingSim is also a subgenre of this, if keeping track of the feelings of a romantic interest turns out to be a major mechanic.
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** DrivingGame: A game in which the player drives a vehicle of some kind. Unlike a RacingGame, competition is not a major focus, most of the time.

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** DrivingGame: A game in which the player drives a vehicle of some kind. Unlike a RacingGame, RacingGame and VehicularCombat are subgenres where competition is not with other drivers becomes a major focus, most of the time.focus.
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