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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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Mr. DRILLER: Drill Spirits Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2004)

Mr. Driller, experienced with the drill, much use his abilities to dig beneath the Earth's crust in a race to...

Mr. Driller: Drill Till You Drop Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

Journey to the center of the earth with Mr. Driller and his friends. Take part in three different game modes...

PlayStation (2001)

Mr. Driller G is a another entry in Namco's series of arcade puzzle games. As in the previous titles, the...

Mr. Gimmick NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Mr. Gimmick is a little doll with a life of its own, that's given to a girl for her birthday....

Mr. Nutz Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy (1994), Game Boy Color (1999), Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

You are the cool squirrel of the title, and you must defeat the evil Yeti before he freezes the entire...

Mr. Nutz: Hoppin' Mad Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

Similarities with the other Mr. Nutz game only go as far as the title and main character, although both are...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

In a land of dinosaurs and hardships, humans have to be tough to survive but unfortunately a new breed of...

Mr. Robot Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

A starship called 'The Eidolon' is transporting colonists to a new planet when the ship's computer starts to go a...

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

You are in control of a robot and have to guide him through 22 platform levels using ladders, treadmills, trampolines,...

DOS (1999)

Mr. Tomato is a platform game that graphically resembles Bubba 'N' Stix, an enhanced version of Amiga game of the...

Mr. Wimpy: The Hamburger Game Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), BBC Micro (1984) and Oric (1984)

Mr. Wimpy is a one-player game, where the character controls Mr. Wimpy whose favorite hobby is making tasty hamburgers. In...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Mr Wino is trapped in his own nightmare after a night out getting drunk and falling asleep in his home....

DOS (1996)

MesiBamba Shel Bamba was released as part of a marketing campaign for the Israeli snack Bamba.The player is cast as...

Ms. Splosion Man Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2011), iPhone (2013), iPad (2013) and Windows Phone (2013)

Ms. Splosion Man is a basically the same game as 'Splosion Man with new levels and a female protagonist. The...

Game Boy (1999)

MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head is based on the animated TV series of the same name. The plot is that the...

MSX (1989), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

Rogles, the tyrant who wanted to gain control over the three worlds in the universe, was defeated by Yuko, an...

The Mummy Returns Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Based on the 2001 movie starring Brendan Frasier and Rachel Weisz, this version differs greatly from it's console version. The...

Game Boy Color (2000)

The Mummy is an action game with puzzle elements based on the movie of the same name. The plot basically...

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Mundo Gaturro: Air Rescue stars Gaturro, a popular comic book character from Argentina. The goal of the game is to...

Muramasa Rebirth: Genroku Legends - A Cause to Daikon For PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2014)

A Cause to Daikon For is one of the Genroku Lengends additional scenarios for Muramasa Rebirth. This add-on follows the...

Muramasa Rebirth: Genroku Legends - Fishy Tales of the Nekomata PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2013)

Fishy Tales of the Nekomata is one of the Genroku Lengends additional scenarios for Muramasa Rebirth. This add-on follows the...

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009) and PS Vita (2013)

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a 2D side-scrolling action game with light RPG elements. The game focuses on two protagonists:...

MURI Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

MURI is a game inspired by late '80s and early '90s DOS platformers. You play as Adwoa, a woman in...

Commodore 64 (1992) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

Times are tough living in 1930's Chicago as the Mouse Mafia have a monopoly on cheese and the inhabitants are...

Musashi no Ken: Tadaima Shugyō Chū NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

A game based on the manga and anime, Musashi no Ken. Players take control of Musashi, who is currently in...

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