action adventure

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action adventure (plural action adventures)

  1. A film or video game specializing in violence and intrigue.
    • 1985, Graeme Kidd, Great Scott! (in Crash issue 15)
      The ‘arcade adventure’ concept is catching on fast, with a number of software houses bringing out arcade action adventure games, including the Wally series from Mikro-Gen and the soon-to-be-launched Chuckie Egg II.

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