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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Windows (2011)

The goal of Descension is to beat the mechanical dragon. There is only one enemy in this game and that...

Desert Speedtrap starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote SEGA Master System Front Cover

Game Gear (1994) and SEGA Master System (1993)

This is a platform game starring Looney Tunes famous Road Runner(who you control) and nemesis Wile E. Coyote. Road Runner...

Dragon 32/64 (1984)

Desperado Dan must escape to freedom, being trapped in a set of green-screen platform levels. Each screen is guarded not...

J2ME (2007)

This game is based on the movie by Robert Rodriguez. The player slips into the role of El Mariachi, who...

Despicable Me: Minion Rush iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013), Windows Phone (2013), Windows Apps (2013) and Fire OS (2014)

Despicable Me: Minion Rush is an auto-run platformer starring the minion characters from the 2010 animated comedy film Despicable Me....

PlayStation (2000), PSP (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Destructo 2 is a simple color-matching puzzle game similar to Mr. Driller, originally released as part of a budget series...

Windows (1997)

Detective Bogey is a platformer based on the eponymous Spanish animated series. The player takes control over private detective Bogey...

Devastator SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1993)

The game's story is based on a mini-anime series, with extracts from the anime being used for cutscenes between the...

Deviants ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

100,000 years ago, the planet Krauze belonged to a race called Deviants and they had conquered the surrounding planets but...

DOS (1994)

As a devil named Little Giovanni you have to beat about 40 levels. In each level there are three hidden...

Devil's Tuning Fork Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Devil's Tuning Fork is a student project from the DePaul University in Chicago (USA) and it is a first-person exploration...

Devious Designs Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

A scientist obsessed with Picasso's cubist paintings develops a weapon that turns everything to cubes. The United Kingdom sends a...

Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Your laboratory has been filled up with evil robots. It's up to you, as Dexter, to make your way through...

DHTML Lemmings Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

This game re-implements (for most modern web browsers) the first 10 levels of the classic arena-puzzler Lemmings, where a player...

Diamond Rush J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2006) and BlackBerry (2009)

Think of this game as a mix of Tomb Raider and Boulder Dash. You play as an Indiana Jones type...

Dick Tracy NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

You play as square-jawed detective Dick Tracy as he tries to solve five different crimes that vary in difficulty. This...

Dick Tracy Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and SEGA Master System (1990)

This is one of the games based on the Dick Tracy movie. You are Dick Tracy, a police detective who...

Game Boy (1991)

Dick Tracy is based on the 1990 film of the same name. It bears a strong resemblance to the NES...

Windows (2006)

Die Kiestelsteiner is a platform game with altogether ten levels. Controlling a gravelstone figure, the player has to reach the...

Die Legende von Kongo King Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Die Legende von Kongo King is a traditional side-scrolling platformer with comic book style graphics. The player takes the role...

Arcade (1992)

Diet Go Go is 2D platform game "on single screen", similar to Nightmare in the Dark or Jumping Pop. Players...

Digimon: Battle Spirit WonderSwan Color Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003) and WonderSwan Color (2001)

In 2001, an unknown digimon (digital monster) appeared. He was immensely powerful and could delete any other digimon by touching...

Digimon Rumble Arena 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

Pick your favorite Digimon and battle your way to the top in this arena-style fighter based on characters from the...

Dig It! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Dig It! is a platform game. In it, you take the role of Dug Kewl, who returns home one day...

Dilbert's Desktop Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

This game, part of the Desktop Toys series, features characters from Scott Adams' popular Dilbert comic strip engaged in a...

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