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07:16 Aug 10, 2006
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German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
German term or phrase: Geschicklichkeitsspiel
A computer gaming genre
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Germany
Local time: 07:40
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1arcade [game]
Gabor Kun
3Dexterity game
Textklick
3game of skillNiraja Nanjundan
3ability game
Isla
2platform gamesxxxFrancis Lee


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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
game of skill


Explanation:
Source: Langenscheidt

Niraja Nanjundan
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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
ability game


Explanation:
the expression 'ability game' exists. But maybe there's a better one.

Isla
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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
arcade [game]


Explanation:
see google


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3A%22arcade+game%22
Gabor Kun
Hungary
Local time: 07:40
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian

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agree  Armin Prediger: arcade game
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Dexterity game


Explanation:
Digital deftness? ;-)


    Reference: http://boardgames.about.com/cs/dexteritygames/tp/dexterity-g...
Textklick
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
platform games


Explanation:
"Mit der zunehmenden Verbreitung der Computerspiele entstand auch sehr viel Software dieses Genres. Diese wird oft mit der Bezeichnung Jump and run betitelt"
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geschicklichkeitsspiel

meaning, I assume, those games where precise timing and Geschicklichkeit is required to move the figure through some tricky scenario (i.e. NOT Ballerspiele/shoot-em-ups)

As far as I can remember (oh, back in the 80s ...), these are called "platform games" (never heard of "Jump and run")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platform_game

But I'm not that sure ...

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Note added at 2 hrs (2006-08-10 09:42:19 GMT)
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Then I had my doubts when thinking about "Tomb Raider" with all its 3D action, BUT here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_Raider
it has "Genre(s)" as "Third-person shooter/Platform"

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Note added at 2 hrs (2006-08-10 09:45:56 GMT)
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Perhaps "platform-type game" would cover everything.

xxxFrancis Lee
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