DescriptionPlatform 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.
In this platform game you control a man that collects pine apples and he's being chased by snakes, rodents and...
Pingwinek Kelvin is a 3D platform game where the player controls a penguin who has to navigate several levels.Dr. Grzałka...
The overall premise of Pinkie is that Dinosaur eggs have to be collected in the galaxy to keep them from...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)
Pin Point is based on the game Spindizzy where you control a spinning top over ten flick-screen isometric levels to...
Commodore 64 (2008)
Pir8! was developed for the annual Mini Game Competition and was an entry for the 2k size category.It is a...
Dark Water is slowly taking over the world of Mer. With his last words, King Primus tells his son, Prince...
Pitfall 3D is a remake of Pitfall!. Once again, take on the role of Pitfall Harry and swing across pits...
Game Boy Color (1998)
Pitfall: Beyond the Jungle is a side-scrolling platformer in which the player controls Pitfall Henry Jr. who discovered a portal...
PC Booter (1984), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 5200 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), MSX (1984), TRS-80 CoCo (1985), SG-1000 (1985) and Arcade (1985)
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Game Boy Advance (2004)
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition on GBA is an original Pitfall game loosely associated with the PS2, Xbox and GameCube game...
Pivot is a puzzle platforming game where the goal is to collect all 49 treasure chests spread out across rooms...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Pixel the Cat has gotten bored, and decides to leave the house and head off for the city to meet...
PlayStation 3 (2008)
In PixelJunk Eden you control an arguably weird creature called a Grimp whose purpose is to expand the garden in...
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PlayStation 3 (2009)
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Xbox 360 (2010)
"Lost on a far away planet... Thank God I brought my gun!"Pixelkiller is a deliberately retro-style action platformer where the...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Pixel Man is a minimalist retro platforming game in which the goal is to get Pixel Man to the exit...
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