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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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Game Boy Color (2000)

Dr. Evil, the villain that dogs Austin Powers, now has his own video game. Following the same footsteps as Austin...

Australo Piticus Mechanicus Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

Australo Piticus Mechanicus is a platform game exclusively published on the Amiga. The player has to guide the protagonist named...

DOS (1989)

Autobots is a platform game, where your player is a magnet for robots due to certain reasons. The reason for...

Commodore 64 (1985)

This is the game based on the popular 80's TV series. Automan is a Tron style computer generated super-sleuth who...

Automania Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Wally works on a car assembly line. In this platform type game, the player must help Wally build a series...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

"You are trapped on a supposedly dead moon and your only means of escape is to drive your small highly...

Browser (2007)

Avatar: Escape from the Spirit World is a special online supplement to the Nickelodeon program Avatar: The Last Airbender, created...

Avatar Hamster Panic Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Avatar Hamster Panic is a multiplayer action minigame. Up to four players, including bots, controls their avatar, who is inside...

Avatar Ninja Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Avatar Ninja is a game that, as the title may suggest, tests the ninja skills of the player's Xbox Avatar....

Avenging Spirit iPad Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), iPhone (2010), iPad (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and Arcade (1991)

In Avenging Spirit the protagonist is a spirit out for revenge. He has been murdered by a group of gangsters...

Avish! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

The university instructor Professor Avish has been asked to give an important lecture, and was invited to stay in a...

Avoid the Noid DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Avoid the Noid is an advertisement ploy for Domino's Pizza. You are a pizza delivery boy who must deliver a...

Awesomenauts Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Awesomenauts is a 2D multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game where two teams of up to three players fight each...

Awesomenauts Assemble! PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2014)

Awesomenauts Assemble! is a conversion of the PC 2D multiplayer online battle arena game Awesomenauts for the PS4. It brings...

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

This collector's edition includes: Awesomenauts (base game) Awesomenauts: Costume Party (DLC) Art sticker Soundtrack Steam key to gift the game...

Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

In just a few years, mankind has succeeded in destroying the environment and endangering all living species. Under the guidance...

AWOL Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

AWOL is a run and jump game similar to Canabalt. The player takes control of a lone soldier who is...

AXA J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2011)

In a post-apocalyptic world, mutant warriors attack a colony of survivors and abduct two young women. AXA, the sword-swinging heroine...

Axel's Magic Hammer Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Standard platform game where you control a boy with a magic hammer which he uses to batter the various nasties...

Windows (2004)

aXiebal 2004 is a remake of Idee Software's first game (Aktie-Bal, 1994) to celebrate Idee Software's 10th anniversary. The "hero"...

AXRIA Retro World Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

AXRIA Retro World is a 2D platformer indie game, aimed toward retro gamers as it pays homage to Nintendo's black...

Azangara Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Azangara is a 3D platform game, where you must play through five castles of different colors. After the tutorial and...

Baal DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Baal is a monster who has stolen a war machine. You, as leader of the "Time Warriors" must destroy his...

NES (1986)

Babel no Tō (Tower of Babel) is a platform puzzle game in which the player controls Indiana Borgnine, an archaeologist...

Windows (2008)

Late one night over at Absurd Research Labs, heroic rockstar scientist Steve Biloba and his equally brilliant evil twin Wasteve...

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