User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

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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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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...

Windows (1999)

In Disney's Hot Shots: Tarzan Jungle Tumble you start the game as baby Tarzan, who has to find his way...

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)

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

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...

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