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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LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2008)

LittleBigPlanet is a puzzle platformer where the player controls sackboys. It takes the characters on an adventure through levels with...

LittleBigPlanet PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

Travel to the world of LittleBigPlanet, where dreams and imagination run wild! Become a Sackperson, and dress them up as...

LittleBigPlanet 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

When an inter-dimensional vacuum cleaner called the Negativatron appears, Sackboy must step back into action, alongside Larry Da Vinci and...

LittleBigPlanet 2: Aerith Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Aerith Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2. It adds an Aerith costume from Final Fantasy VII to use by the...

LittleBigPlanet 2: Argentina Soccer Fan Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Argentina Soccer Fan Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2. It adds a costume of an Argentina soccer fan to use...

LittleBigPlanet 2: Assassin's Creed - Revelations Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 that adds Ezio Auditore's costume from Assassin's Creed: Revelations to use...

LittleBigPlanet 2: Cloud Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Cloud Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 that adds Cloud's costume from Final Fantasy VII to use by the Sackboy...

PlayStation 3 (2011)

This Collector's Edition includes: LittleBigPlanet 2 7" collectible Sackboy plushie. Exclusive LittleBigPlanet 2 game ends (bookends). 5 exclusive Sackboy themed...

LittleBigPlanet 2: DC Comics Premium Level Kit PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013)

DC Comics Premium Level Kit is DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 set in the DC comics universe. In the new five...

LittleBigPlanet 2: inFAMOUS 2 Minipack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

inFAMOUS 2 Minipack is DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2. It adds InFamous 2 stickers and costumes of Good Cole and Bad...

LittleBigPlanet 2: Move Pack - Rise of the Cakeling PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Move Pack - Rise of the Cakeling is DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 that requires the PlayStation Move peripheral. The pack...

LittleBigPlanet 2: Muppets Premium Level Kit PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012)

Muppets Premium Level Kit is DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 featuring a new five level-long story campaign (with two mini-games) in...

LittleBigPlanet 2: Sephiroth Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Sephiroth Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2. It adds a costume of Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII to use by...

LittleBigPlanet 2: The Nightmare Before Christmas Level Creator PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013)

The Nightmare Before Christmas Level Pack includes new decorations, materials, objects and other items from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas...

LittleBigPlanet 2: Toy Story Level Kit PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

This DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 features a new five level-long story campaign with two mini-games set in Disney's Toy Story...

LittleBigPlanet 3 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

LittleBigPlanet 3 is the third main game in the puzzle-platformer series and created by a different developer than the previous...

LittleBigPlanet: Assassin's Creed II Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Assassin's Creed II Costume is a DLC that adds Ezio Auditore's costume from Assassin's Creed II to use by the...

LittleBigPlanet: Ethan Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Ethan Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet. It adds a costume of Ethan Mars from Heavy Rain to use by the...

LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

This Game of the Year edition includes: LittleBigPlanet 18 bonus levels new to this edition Access to the ModNation Online...

LittleBigPlanet: Ghost Buster Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

Ghost Buster Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet. It adds a costume of Ghost Buster from Ghostbusters: The Video Game to...

LittleBigPlanet: God of War Kratos Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

God of War Kratos Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet. It adds a costume of Kratos from the God of War...

LittleBigPlanet: Ico Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

Ico Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet. It adds a costume from Ico to use by the Sackboy character. Cross-good compatibility...

LittleBigPlanet: InFAMOUS Cole Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

InFAMOUS Cole Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet that adds Cole MacGrath's costume from inFamous game to use by the Sackboy...

LittleBigPlanet: Iron Man Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

Iron Man Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet. It adds a costume of Iron Man from the movie to use by...

LittleBigPlanet: Jayden Costume PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

Jayden Costume is DLC for LittleBigPlanet. It adds a costume of FBI special agent Jayden from Heavy Rain to use...

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