So let's find examples of primeval action games. We can note the mechanical similarities they have to modern action games.
So start by finding and examining beat em ups, shoot em ups and fighting games they are the obvious comparisons.
Ill make a list of some later but u guys go ahead n dump some examples as u please. ;)
Due to how skill and reflex intensive action games are they quickly dominated the arcades.
Use these pages for criteria they define things well:
Shoot em ups:
Beat em ups:
This as an insert from wiki action game page:
A major turning point for action games came with the 1978 release of the shoot 'em up game Space Invaders,which marked the beginning of the golden age of arcade video games.As a result of Space Invaders' mainstream success, the industry came to be dominated by action games, which have remained the most dominant genre in video arcades and on game consoles through to the present day. Along with Space Invaders, Asteroids from 1979 and Pac-Man from 1980 have also become iconic examples from the action genre. Robotron: 2084, released in arcades in 1982, also became a classic in the shooter subgenre.
In much the same way Space Invaders set the template for the shooter game subgenre, Donkey Kong did the same for the platform game subgenre when it released in 1981.1984 saw the emergence of martial arts themed games, with Karate Champ establishing the one-on-one fighting game subgenre, and Kung-Fu Master laying the foundations for the side-scrolling beat 'em up subgenre.
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