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Description

Platform games (platformers) are action games in which the playfield is set up as a series of planes (floors, levels, or platforms) for the player to navigate.

Platform games often involve combat, but include additional challenges by making navigation hazardous. Often the challenges of overcoming environmental dangers surpass those posed by combat. The player character is usually required to jump over gaps and damaging areas, or to access a different platform. In many platform games the player character is very vulnerable and can die easily from falling damage, environmental traps, or enemy attacks.

Early platform games (e.g. Donkey Kong) were confined to one screen and required the player character to climb in order to reach higher platforms. Later platformers, popularized by Super Mario Bros., began to focus on traversing side-scrolling levels, often within an allotted time limit, fending off upcoming enemies and jumping. This style, commonly referred to as jump-and-run, has preserved itself in many later platformers as well.

Other platform games, such as Prince of Persia, emphasize exploration, combat, and problem-solving in addition to the usual platform challenges. Such games have become known as cinematic platformers. This style has had a considerable influence on many 3D platformers (e.g. later Prince of Persia games, ICO, etc.), which incorporate extensive puzzle-solving.
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Genesis (1993)

Roar of the Beast is the second Genesis game based on the Beauty and the Beast animated film, only this...

SNES (1994)

The game is based on the Disney TV show of the same name. Bonkers is a bob-cat police officer who...

Genesis (1994)

The game is based on the Disney TV series of the same name. Bonkers is a bob-cat police officer. One...

Game Gear (1995) and SEGA Master System (1996)

Madame Who-Said has been coating famous Toons in wax to make statues for her Wax Museum, and the next victim...

Disney's Brother Bear Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Follow the story of the popular Disney movie as you control Kenai and Koda, both separately and together, in this...

Disney's Cinderella: Magical Dreams Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Relive the magic of Disney's Cinderella in this video game adaption of the movie. Put yourself in Cinderella's glass slippers...

Disney's Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers for PlayStation is based heavily on the version on Dreamcast/Nintendo 64, but features new graphics, redesigned...

Disney's Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000) and GameCube (2002)

The evil wizard Merlock has kidnapped intrepid reporter Daisy Duck. Donald Duck wants to rescue her, and his friend Gyro...

Game Boy Color (2000)

Released in conjunction with 3D versions on consoles, Donald Duck's adventure on the Game Boy Color is a traditional side-scrolling...

Disney's Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), Dreamcast (2000) and Nintendo 64 (2000)

You play as Donald in this 3d platform action game. Donald's girlfriend, Daisy is a reporter for a television station...

Disney's DuckTales Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990) and NES (1989)

Duck Tales for NES is a traditional platform game in which the player takes the role of greedy Scrooge McDuck...

Disney's DuckTales 2 Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993) and NES (1993)

While in the basement of Uncle Scrooge's mansion, Huey, Dewey and Louie discover an old piece of paper. When they...

Disney's Duck Tales: The Quest for Gold DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990) and Apple II (1990)

This game follows the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie.The aim of the game...

Game Boy (1997)

Disney's Hercules is based on the animated movie of the same name. Besides the source material, there is no connection...

Disney's Hercules  Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1997), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

The game is based on Disney's animated cartoon movie. You take control of Hercules, son of the god Zeus and...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Following the story in the movie, Home on the Range takes you on the barnyard adventures from Disney. Take on...

Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Kim Possible: Global Gemini is a side-scrolling action/adventure game that lets you play as Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable and Rufus...

Disney's Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Kim Possible's buddy Ron Stoppable has been kidnapped by the evil ninja master, Monkey Fist! Help Kim battle her way...

Disney's Kim Possible: What's the Switch? PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

When intercepting Drakken and Shego's latest plan to swipe a mystical monkey idol from a spooky mansion, Dr. Drakken and...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2: Hamsterviel Havoc is a platform shooter and strategy game with some kart racing levels. The...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Set after the events of the 2002 movie, Disney's Lilo & Stitch lets players take control of the two lead...

Disney's Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation (2002), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

This is a 3D kids action-adventure based on the Disney animated movie. You take turns controlling Stitch, the cute alien...

Game Boy Advance (2003) and SNES (1995)

Huey, Dewy and Louie went to hide in the attic to hide from their uncle Donald's temper when they came...

Disney's Magical Quest Starring Mickey & Minnie Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Pluto has been dognapped by the evil Emperor Pete, and its up to Mickey to save him. Mickey must find...

Disney's Party Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003) and GameCube (2003)

A new theme park is about to be opened by Uncle Scrooge, until Dr. Nickel arrives on the scene, taking...

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