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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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Genpei Tōma Den TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990), Wii (2009), Sharp X68000 (1988) and Arcade (1986)

In the year 1192, the darkness of the Minamoto clan has come and is spreading across Japan. The country is...

Geometry Dash Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and Windows Phone (2014)

Geometry Dash is fast-paced auto-runner where a shape needs to be guided through 2D platform levels, similar to The Impossible...

George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Players take the role of George from the popular cartoon show, George of the Jungle, in a 3D side scrolling...

Geraldinho SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1995)

Geraldinho was playing his videogame when his friend Cachorrão kicked him inside the TV screen! Now the player must help...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Gerry the Germ has failed to obtain his Stinkploma and so has been thrown out of the Illtitute of Infectology...

Browser (2010)

The goal of the game is as straightforward as its name: a young man, all lit up from a night...

Getsufūma Den NES Front Cover

NES (1987), Wii (2009), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Wii U (2015)

In the first years of the Demon Age, a horrible demon named "Dragon Master" was revived by his minions in...

Gex Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995), 3DO (1995), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

Enter your television to defeat the evil Rez by collecting remotes to open worlds inside your tv. You are a...

Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko PlayStation Front Cover

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

Gex must rescue Agent Xtra from the grips of the fiend, Rez. Gex goes undercover through many levels to try...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Gex 3: Deep Pocket Gecko is a 2D platform game based on Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko. The plot is...

Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1998), Nintendo 64 (1998) and PS Vita (2012)

Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko is a 3D platform game where the player controls a gecko who has to navigate...

Gex: Enter the Gecko Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1998)

A conversion of the 3D platform title, this game features all the same levels shrunk down onto the Game Boy...

G-Force Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

G-Force is a Disney-movie licenced 3D action game where you play as Agent Darwin, the high-tech guinea pig and as...

Ghostbusters Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Set after the events of the first movie, Sega's "Ghostbusters" follows the further adventures of Peter, Ray and Egon, as...

Ghost Chaser Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Harry the Ghost Chaser enters the haunted Fairport Manor and wants to drive out the ghosts that settle in that...

Ghost House SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1986)

You're about to inherit the family jewels. If you can get to them, that is.They're hidden inside the haunted mansion,...

ExEn (2004) and DoJa (2004)

Help the ghost hunter to kill all the ghosts of a terrific hunted manor.This game is a Pang-like game adaptation...

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

Hunk Studbuckle's brother Chuck answered the call to go to Nightmare Mansion and rid it off the ghouls and ghosts...

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is an action game based on the television series of the same name....

Windows (2002)

Ghost 'n Goblins Exceed is a freeware remake of the classical Capcom game. You are an angry little mouse that...

Ghost Rider Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2007)

In this sequel to the movie, Mephisto requests Johnny Blaze (The Ghost Rider) to stop the plan to revive Blackheart...

Commodore 64 (1984), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

Ghouls is a single screen platform game where you have to control a creature and retrieve the power jewels taken...

Windows (1999)

Giana Family is 2D multiplayer platform game based on The Great Giana Sisters. Players control Giana and her family and...

Giana Sisters DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), iPad (2010) and Ouya (2013)

Giana Sisters DS is a modern 2009 remake of the cult game The Great Giana Sisters from the year 1987....

Giana Sisters: Twisted Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Giana Sisters: Twisted Bundle includes: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the OwlverlordFor PC it...

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