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Platform

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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Amiga (1994)

Discer is a science fiction platform game. On the way to the planet Xarrhox the space shuttle has been damaged....

ZX Spectrum (1984) and Tatung Einstein (1984)

Disco Dan may sound like a progenitor of Dance Dance Revolution but is far from it. As the game starts...

Discs of TRON Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and Arcade (1983)

Discs of TRON is the second of two TRON XBLA arcade games released by Midway and based off the 1982...

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai is a 2-D scrolling brawler exclusive to Xbox Live Arcade. It was created by independent developer...

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is a bloody, side-scrolling brawler and the sequel to The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai. Fighting is based...

Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

It's time for the Mickey Mouse parade down Main Street of Disneyland, but before things can start, the six silver...

Disney Epic Mickey Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Take control of Mickey Mouse as he travels back through the looking glass to right the wrongs of the past....

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Wii U Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012), Wii (2012) and Wii U (2012)

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is the sequel to Disney Epic Mickey. Just like the first game...

Disney Epic Mickey (Collector's Edition) Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

This is a collector's edition version of Disney Epic Mickey. In addition to the basic game, the collector's edition includes:...

Disney Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), PSP (2007), Xbox 360 (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and Wii (2007)

Based on the second and third movies of the popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, players step into the roles...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Based on the Disney/Pixar 3D animated film, you must guide Flik as he sets out to find a group of...

Disney•Pixar A Bug's Life Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1998), Nintendo 64 (1999), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), Android (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

Based on the Disney/Pixar 3D animated film, you must guide Flik as he sets out to find a group of...

Disney•Pixar Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is based on an animated movie and television series of the same name. Buzz...

Disney•Pixar Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000), Dreamcast (2000) and PS Vita (2012)

Buzz Lightyear is based on an animated movie and television series of the same name. Buzz Lightyear is an elite...

Game Boy Color (2001)

Monsters, Inc. on the Game Boy Color retells the story of the Pixar film as a side-scrolling platform game. Players...

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Monsters, Inc. on the PlayStation 2 is a 3D platformer based on the Pixar film.Players control James P. "Sulley" Sullivan...

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Boo has returned to Monstropolis and it is your job as Sulley to get her back home. However, to make...

Game Boy Color (1999)

The Game Boy Color version of Toy Story 2 is a 2D platformer starring Buzz Lightyear. The plot follows the...

Disney•Pixar Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (2000), Nintendo 64 (1999), PSP (2011), Macintosh (2000), PlayStation 3 (2011), Android (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

Woody has been stolen from the bedroom, ready to be sold to the highest bidder by an evil toy collector....

Disney•Pixar Toy Story 3 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

With Andy going to college, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toys have ended up in a daycare called...

Nintendo DS (2007)

Disney Princess: Magical Jewels allows players to follow Spryte, the brave and loyal guardian of the Golden Castle in the...

Disney's 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2003)

You are Patch, one of the famous 101 Dalmatians, and your family has accidentally abandoned you in London during a...

Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Cruella De Vil has captured more Dalmatian puppies to make into a coat. You, as Domino or Oddball, must free...

Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000) and Dreamcast (2000)

102 Dalmatians is a 3D action adventure where you become a courageous Dalmatian puppy who must rescue your family and...

Disney's Aladdin Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1994) and SEGA Master System (1994)

Sega's 8-bit systems received a unique adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated film Aladdin.Like other versions, it is a side-scrolling action...

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