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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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Disney's Peter Pan: Return to Never Land Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

The 2002 animation film sequel of the original Disney movie of 1953 and this game just have the title in...

Disney's Pocahontas Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1996) and Genesis (1996)

Incarnation of the Disney cartoon; Pocahontas, along with a tag team partner in her raccoon friend, Meeko, goes about her...

Disney's TaleSpin Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992) and Game Gear (1993)

Baloo the Bear is the chief and only pilot at the always struggling air-freight company of Higher for Hire. With...

Disney's TaleSpin TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1991)

The game, based on the early-90's animated series of the same name, allows you to play as Baloo, star of...

Disney's Tarzan Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999), Nintendo 64 (2000) and PS Vita (2012)

We could call it a platform game if it wasn't 3D, but it still looks like a platform game. Much...

Disney's Tarzan Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

The adaptation of Disney's 1999 animated film Tarzan for the Game Boy Color is a side-scrolling platformer. In 23 levels,...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Disney's Tarzan: Return to the Jungle finds Tarzan on quests that vary from locating the Fountain of Youth to discovering...

Disney's The Emperor's New Groove Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation (2000), PSP (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Disney's The Emperor's New Groove is a 3D platform game based on the Disney animation movie with the same name....

Game Boy Color (2000)

Disney's The Emperor's New Groove for the Game Boy Color is a 2D platform game based on the Disney movie...

Disney's The Jungle Book DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1994) and Genesis (1994)

Based on the famous animated movie, Walt Disney's The Jungle Book is a platform game where you control Mowgli, the...

Disney's The Jungle Book SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Like the other adaptations of the 1967 Disney animated film The Jungle Book, the SNES version is a side-scrolling platformer...

Disney's The Jungle Book Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994) and NES (1994)

One of several games released in 1994 based on the Disney film The Jungle Book, the version for Nintendo's 8-bit...

Disney's The Lion King Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994) and NES (1995)

The 1994 Disney film The Lion King received a unique adaptation on Nintendo 8-bit systems. While based on the 16-bit...

Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Timon and Pumbaa are back for an all new adventure that takes place during the original The Lion King movie,...

Disney's The Lion King: 3 Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Disney's The Lion King: 3 Games is a compilation of three games: Disney's Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games Disney's The...

Disney's the Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001) and Game Boy Color (2000)

Play along as Simba and watch him grow from the fearless cub into the king of the jungle. This game...

Disney's Toy Story Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Game Boy (1996), SNES (1995) and Genesis (1995)

This game is based on the movie "Toy Story". It sets you as the character of Woody as you jump,...

Disney Universe Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2011)

While being welcomed to the virtual amusement park Disney Universe by VIC (Virtual Information Cube), a virus of sorts named...

Game Boy Color (2001)

Join the Divas Alexa, Nikki, Tia and Summer in this portable collection of 6 mini games, on their way to...

Divergent Shift Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

Control two characters at the same time and use two screens together to help piece a world split in half...

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1997)

In The Divide: Enemies Within, the player takes control of an explorer on an alien planet. After they land to...

Dizzy and the Other Side Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Dizzy and the Other Side is an adventure-platform game by Alexandru Simion, the creator of the Dizzy AGE engine which...

Dizzy Collection Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Compilation compiling the first five games in the Dizzy series:Dizzy (replaced by Kwik Snax on 16-bit platforms) Fast FoodTreasure Island...

Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1992), NES (1993), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Rockwart the Troll has cast a spell on Daisy, leaving her asleep for 100 years. Dizzy sets off to put...

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Dizzy's world is being threatened by the evil wizard Zaks. The player takes control of Dizzy, the anthropomorphic egg, who...

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