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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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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"...

Axiom Verge Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015), PS Vita (2016) and PlayStation 4 (2015)

Axiom Verge is a 2D metroidvania platform shooter centered around the protagonist Trace, a scientist who, after an experiment gone...

Axiom Verge (Limited Edition) Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2015) and Macintosh (2015)

This limited edition is a boxed version of Axiom Verge only available through the monthly plan at IndieBox, Inc for...

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...

Azure Striker Gunvolt Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

Azure Striker Gunvolt is a 2D side-scrolling platform shooter with game mechanics similar to Mega Man Zero by the same...

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...

Babel no Tō NES Front Cover

NES (1986) and Wii U (2014)

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

Baboon! PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2015)

Baboon! is a mix of a platformer and puzzle game. You take control of a baboon that uses bombs to...

Windows (2008)

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

Baby Jo in: "Going Home" DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), TurboGrafx CD (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

As the eponymous Baby Jo you're trying to make it back home. Can a simple baby get past the four...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The Baby of Can Guru is a Trial&Error-style game, in which the player controls a kangaroo that has to jump...

Baby T-Rex Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993)

Sethron has kidnapped your young lady and taken her to his castle for experiments. You grab your skateboard and follow...

Back to Reality Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

You control an astronaut who is wearing his spacesuit and jetpack. The object of this game is to get out...

ZX Spectrum (1985), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

In this sequel to popular Skool Daze you once again you must try and save your own neck!Having managed to...

Back to the Future Part II & III NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Back to the Future Part II & III is a platform game based on the movies of the same name....

Commodore 64 (1986) and TRS-80 CoCo (1983)

Based on the arcade game Bagman, you are a robber, whose goal is to collect bags of money in each...

Arcade (1982)

Bagman is an arcade platformer. The player controls the name-giving Bagman through several mine shaft levels composed of three screens...

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