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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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Browser (2013)

After completing Dying to Live: Game Jam Version, the author decided to return to it, expand it and fix some...

Browser (2012)

Morty is trapped in a cave. Help him avoid what obstacles he can to get out. This is a platform...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Based on the Italian comics character Dylan Dog, London "nightmare detective", Le Notti della Luna Piena (The Full Moon Nights)...

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Commodore 64 (1992)

Based on the Italian comics character Dylan Dog, London "nightmare detective", Gli Uccisori (The Murderers) is another volume created by...

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

You are secret agent Dynamite Dan and you have been chosen to save the world from the evil Dr Blitzen...

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Implanting subliminal messages in music seemingly worked for Judas Priest - the evil Dr. Blitzen is trying to make it...

Dynamite Headdy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Genesis (1994), Game Gear (1994), SEGA Master System (1994) and Wii (2007)

Dynamite Headdy is a platformer... with a difference. You control a little character whose main attack comes from his disembodied...

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Koei brings us again a new addition to the Dynasty Warriors series. This installment still features the same storyline based...

Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

This is a game of combat between giant mechanized dinosaurs named robosaurs in a faraway solar system named Spondylus. Mad...

Dziedzictwo Gigantów Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Dziedzictwo Gigantów is an arcade platform game. The aim is to find an ancient magic artifact in the castle of...

Earnest Evans Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992) and SEGA CD (1991)

The story of the game is connected to that of El Viento. Earnest Evans is a brave treasure hunter. His...

Earthworm Jim Game Boy Front Cover

DOS (1995), Game Boy (1995), Game Boy Advance (2001), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994), Game Gear (1995), SEGA Master System (1996) and Wii (2008)

A crow is chasing a worm named Jim while in outer space Psy-Crow is chasing a renegade ship. The ship's...

Earthworm Jim 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), PlayStation (1996), Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1995), Genesis (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Wii (2009)

An ordinary average earthworm named Jim goes about his normal daily life, cruising around avoiding crows and doing other general...

Earthworm Jim HD Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Windows Phone (2010)

Earthworm Jim HD is a remake of the original Earthworm Jim, a run-and-gun platform starring an earthworm called Jim. It...

Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Earthworm Jim is up against 12 levels of bad guys as he explores his bedroom. It's far from the adventures...

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), SEGA CD (1995), BREW (2010), J2ME (2009), iPhone (2009), Nintendo DSi (2010) and webOS (2010)

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition is an enhanced version of the original Earthworm Jim for the SEGA CD and also ported...

Windows (2006)

Easter Avenger is a 2D platfomer with a living egg as a the hero. The evil easter bunny has killed...

Eat This Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1998)

Eat This is a side-scrolling platform game in which the player controls a bald trucker named Leon. He has to...

Dragon 32/64 (1985)

Eddie Steady Go! is a sequel to Back Track. After having escaped the labyrinths of Back Track, Eddie once again...

Edd the Duck! Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

On childrens TV in the early 90s, Edd the Duck and Wilson the arm were the familiar puppets helping with...

DOS (1995)

Eddy & Co is a commercial game which advertises Eismann, a German distributor for deep-frozen food. The game stars the...

Atari 2600 (1983)

In this game, the player plays a thief who must grab all eight valuable objects from the "Mograth Stadtmuseum" within...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Ed, Edd and Eddy love jawbreakers, and when the local candy store announces a chance to win a jawbreaker that...

Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and GameCube (2005)

Ed, Edd and Eddy are three stupid friends obsessed with one thing and one thing only: jawbreakers! Eddy is the...

Edgar: Cave of Secrets J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2008)

Edgar is a furry little creature with a distinct curiosity that tends to get him into trouble. This time he...

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