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One Button Games for 4 Year-Olds and Over

The games here can be played with a single button. Although ranging in difficulty they are a good place to start for those needing simpler controls.

It should be noted that many of these games need to be started with more than one button. Some are played by tapping at a fixed point on a touchscreen. We haven't included games that require a motioned-touch.

For those needing alternative access there are many possibilities with an accessibility switch. These "switches" come in many shapes and sizes including jumbo buttons, super-sensitive finger switches and sound sensors. In some cases, the spacebar or a Bluetooth keyboard can work just fine. If the player can activate the control and if it can be connected to the games machine, then one-button play becomes a possibility.

This list was compiled with the help of Barrie Ellis, who runs One Switch. On that site you can find equipment to enable a far wider range of games to be played by accessibility switch users. OneSwitch also supports a range of other accessible gaming solutions.

This list includes 19 games from the last 30 years, with 243 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play with one button.

DetailsList Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3 to PEGI 7
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE to ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Australian Ratings: G to PG
Genres: Action, Creative, Narrative, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Race, Rhythm, Simulation, Sports and Stealth
Total Likes: 243
 

 

OCO

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 11/08/2021

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative and Platform

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Spectrum 48 Games (@Spectrum48Games)

Players: This is a single-player game

OCO is a sliding and jumping game set with simple colourful levels each set in a rotating planetoid. Unlike other platform games, you control everything with a single button. Each different colour of platform you slide along grants different abilities...

Alto's Odyssey (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Release Date: 19/02/2015, updated in 2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Action, Platform and Race

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Built By Snowman (@BuiltBySnowman)

Players: This is a single-player game

Descend beautiful mountains, dunes and canyons on a snowboarding journey full of serenity and secrets. All you have to worry about is tapping to jump to avoid chasms, rockfall and other hazards. It’s simple and moreish due to the stunning landscapes...

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 3-10 year-olds

Release Date: 27/08/1992, updated in 2018

Price: 26% off

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch and iOS

Genres: Action and Race

Accessibility: 27 features

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 12-player online game

Mario Kart is a go-kart racing game on Nintendo systems. You race against other Nintendo characters around different circuits, picking up power ups, attacks and speed boosts. It is frantic and chaotic, but still requires skills to do well at.

Geometry Dash

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 13/08/2013, updated in 2017

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Creative, Platform and Rhythm

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: Rob Top Games (@RobTopGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

Geometry Dash is a running, jumping game. It features over 20 stages where you play as a customisable small cube, which you used to dodge 2D obstacles to the rhythm of electronic music using a single button to control the cube. If you hit any of the...

Soccer Physics

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Release Date: 12/12/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, PC, Web and iOS

Genres: Action and Sports

Accessibility: 18 features

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

Soccer Physics is a super simple football game you play by pressing one button. Made by Otto-Ville Ojala who also made the similar one-button games Wrestle Jump and Tank of Tanks, it's designed to be silly and fun. The matches are 2-on-2 and you time...

Super Mario Run

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Release Date: 15/12/2016, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Platform

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 1-player online game

Super Mario Run is a running and jumping game you play by tapping the screen to jump. Your character automatically runs and you just tap at the right time to avoid obstacles and jump on enemies. It sounds too simple to be fun but is actually a cleverly...

Cricket Through The Ages

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 03/10/2019, updated in 2021

Platforms: Mac and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Action and Sports

Accessibility: 10 features

Developer: Free Lives (@Free_Lives)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

Cricket Through the Ages is a competitive sport game themed around cricket but with little to do with the rules of that game. Players face off and aim for each other as much as wickets. Controls work by holding or tapping the screen to spin limbs and...

Dreams Party! (Dreams)

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Release Date: 17/03/2020, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Action

Accessibility: 12 features

Pieces: Dice

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

Dreams Party is a turn based family board game for up to 4 players. There are two boards to choose from, Welcome Garden and Halloween. Like Mario Party, it creates the fun of a real board game but combines it with mini-games when players land on the...

12 Orbits

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5-10 year-olds

Release Date: 27/04/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Action, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: Uj Rom (@UjRom)

Players: You can play with 1 to 12 players in the same room

12 Orbits is a tactical game where you control a small coloured ball by pressing a single button. When you are over the grey circles you press to orbit that circle, otherwise pressing the button will dodge.

Am I The Baddie?

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 2-8 year-olds

Release Date: 05/10/2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, Web and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Stealth

Accessibility: 31 features

Developer: Am I The Baddie (@AmITheBaddie)

Players: You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room or as a 5-player online game

Am I The Baddie? is a running and collecting game of hide and seek. You control a character on a simple maze of streets. Up to five people compete on separate devices or computers. One person is the baddie who tries to collect the clues without being...

Fledgling Heroes

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 3-6 year-olds

Release Date: 07/05/2020

Platforms: Switch and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Action, Platform and Rhythm

Accessibility: 10 features

Developer: Subtle Boom (@SubtleBoom)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

Fledgeling Heroes is a fun flying game where you tap or press to guide a part through landscapes and collect coins. You can swim, sprint and soar, defeat dastardly dragons, unlock wondrous new worlds, and explore limitless levels in the Lab.

Tower of Babel No Mercy

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/02/2020

Platforms: Switch

Genres: Action and Simulation

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: DNA Studios Twitt (@DNAStudiosTwitt)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game

Tower of Babel is a game where you work with friends to build a tower out of buildings. You control the game with a single button (and one more for special abilities) to drop your building on the stack. It swings left and right so you have to time it...

Bubbles The Cat

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 12/04/2019

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Platform

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: Team Cats N Bears (@TeamCatsNBears)

Players: This is a single-player game

Bubbles The Cat is a platform game you play by tapping a single button to jump. Through hundreds of levels and six worlds, you automatically run forwards but you must tap at the right time to survive.

Dirt n' Stone Off-Road (Dreams)

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6-10 year-olds

Release Date: 28/07/2020, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Race and Simulation

Accessibility: 1 feature

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

Dirt n' Stone Off-Road is an off road driving game for four players, controlled with a single button. You play from side-on and press to accelerate or release to brake. The challenge is to apply the right amount of momentum to get your car over the...

One Person Story

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7-11 year-olds

Release Date: 23/08/2018

Price: 66% off

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: Lampogolovii (@Lampogolovii)

Players: This is a single-player game

This is a simple puzzle game played by pressing a single button to help a bouncing ball through a maze. It's voiced with a narrative about life's difficulties and challenges. It starts simply but gets more difficult as you have to open and close doors,...

Get Hi

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9-13 year-olds

Release Date: 22/05/2015, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: iOS

Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: Kamibox Ph (@Kamibox_Ph)

Players: This is a single-player game

Get Hi is an action puzzle game where you try and flick a ball up a series of tilting platforms. Touch the screen to tilt them one way, release to tilt them the other. All the platforms move together to keep it simple, but if the ball falls more than a...

Just Pogo (Dreams)

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 28/07/2020, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 1 feature

Players: This is a single-player game

Just Pogo is a jumping game you control with one button. You are a man on a pogo-stick and must get to the exit in each of the 18 levels. The quirk of the challenge is that you not only control the game with one button, but that button rotates your...

Mon Amour

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/10/2021

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 8 features

Developer: Onion Games (@OnionGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

Mon Amour is a platform game about love and diversity. You play with one button to keep jumping and stay in the air, Flappy Bird style, in an effort to save people by kissing them (and setting them free from their nightmare). Like Flappy Bird, you will...

One Button Travel

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10-12 year-olds

Release Date: 26/11/2015

Platforms: iOS

Genres: Narrative and Point-and-Click

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Coding Monkeys (@CodingMonkeys)

Players: This is a single-player game

One Button Travel is a stylish text adventure where you communicate across time to try and cancel your permanent holiday in a dystopian future. You try and save your accomplice, who's already stuck in the future, by making choices and solving puzzles....

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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