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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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Windows (1999)

Disney's Arcade Frenzy is a collection of four arcade mini-games :Mu-Shoot : help Mushu to defend his village against Huns...

Disney's Ariel the Little Mermaid Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992), Game Gear (1992) and SEGA Master System (1993)

Help either Ariel, the gleeful little mermaid, or Triton, her father, foil the evil Ursula, who has transformed everyone into...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a platform action game. It features different levels, cutscenes, and gameplay additions compared to...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001), Android (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

The Lost Empire is a 3D action game with puzzle-solving elements, based on Disney's film of the same name. The...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

The Lost Empire is a side-view action game with platforming elements. Embark on an epic journey to find the fabled...

Disney's Beauty and the Beast SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Disney's Beauty and the Beast begins with a narrative that parallels the 1991 animated film-- an enchantress transforms a mean...

Disney's Beauty and the Beast NES Front Cover

NES (1994)

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is a typical side-scrolling platform game based on the Disney movie of the same name....

Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure is a game for the Game Boy Color. There are two...

Genesis (1993)

Play as Belle from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and (loosely) follow the animated film's story. Jump and duck to...

Genesis (1993)

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

Genesis (1994)

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

SNES (1994)

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

Disney's Bonkers: Wax Up! Game Gear Front Cover

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 Darkwing Duck Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993) and NES (1992)

The city of St. Canard is plagued by an unseen crime wave. The intelligence agency S.H.U.S.H. suspects that the shady...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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