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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Putty Squad Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2014), PlayStation 3 (2013), Nintendo 3DS (2014), PS Vita (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Putty Squad is a remake of the 1994 SNES game Putty Squad. It has more modern graphics and sound, but...

CD-i (1996)

Pyramid Adventures: Episode 1 - Treasures of the Lost Pyramid is the first and only part in the Pyramid Adventures...

Genesis (1991)

Pyramid Magic is a platform puzzle game that casts the player as a young explorer seeking a treasure hidden deep...

Genesis (1991)

Pyramid Magic II is a direct continuation of the first game. In the final room of the first title, the...

Genesis (1991)

Pyramid Magic III is the final title in the Pyramid Magic series of puzzle adventure games, and picks up right...

Genesis (1991)

Want more Pyramid Magic? Pyramid Magic Special eschews the rather thin story of the series and simply offers more puzzles...

Pyramids Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Pyramids is a puzzle-platformer similar to Solomon's Key. The player must reach the the exit of each level by collecting...

Qabbalah Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1986)

Qabbalah is a single person arcade adventure game.Qabbalah is an ancient Hebrew doctrine that explains the relationship between that which...

Q*Bert 3 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

This game is based on the coin op of the early 80's. You play a orange ball with 3 appendages:...

Memotech MTX (1985) and Tatung Einstein (1986)

The follow-up to Qogo is another Q*Bert clone with fifty different isometric levels to complete by changing the colours through...

QuackShot starring Donald Duck Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991)

QuackShot starring Donald Duck is a steady Disney run-and-jump platformer, with a little puzzle-solving element. Characters are mostly based on...

DOS (1996) and ZX Spectrum (1994)

Quadrax is a puzzle game where two characters have to be moved to a predefined place in logical levels. As...

Windows (2000)

Quadrax III is a non-official Windows freeware remake of Quadrax, with new graphics and animations.The gameplay is same - two...

Quantum Conundrum Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Quantum Conundrum is a first-person puzzle platformer. The protagonist is a twelve-year-old boy whose mother regularly sends him to the...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Quari is a flick-screen platformer based on the arcade game Bongo where you play the role of an explorer who...

Quartet SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Arcade (1986)

Your job is to basically find the end-of-level boss, and then defeat it to obtain the key that will open...

Atari ST (1986)

You are a pilot of space jet in this top view arcade game. On 15 levels from one to another...

Quasimodo Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

A hunchback atop a wall, minding his own business, is advanced upon by a man in armour climbing up a...

Atari ST (1991)

Quatris is a puzzle game for one player coded in STOS.The aim of the game is to stop the quats...

Quattro Adventure NES Front Cover Aladdin compact cartridge version

NES (1993)

Quattro Adventure features four action games on one cartridge.- Boomerang Kid: It's a little known fact that boomerangs don't actually...

Game Gear (1994) and SEGA Master System (1995)

Ren and Stimpy just found a pair of hooves which belong to the great Shaven Yak, who lost them in...

The Quest of Agravain Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

A long time ago, Lord Agravain roamed the land of Riva in his quest for the Elixir of Youth, the...

The Quest of Ki NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

The third game in the Tower of Druaga series is actually a prequel to the original game. Right after the...

Quietus Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

You are a dead man hanging from a tree. Death appears and offers you a last chance to get back...

Quik the Thunder Rabbit Amiga CD32 Front Cover

DOS (1994), Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

This platform game has much in common with console games of the era. There are 4 worlds including ice, desert...

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