Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

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.
Viewing Page 143 of 171 (items 3551-3575 of 4255) Previous | Next
sorted in ascending orderGame Title
Star Wars: The New Droid Army Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Join Anakin Skywalker as he sets out after Count Dooku, who is close to creating the strongest Droid Army ever...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Static Shock is an action platformer for the Game Boy Advance, based on the animated series of the same name.The...

Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Stealth Bastard is a stealth based platform game. The objective for each of the game's 28 levels is simple: get...

Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark (Ultimate Edition) PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2014)

Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark (Ultimate Edition) is a PS4 port of Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the...

SteamGear Mash SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1995)

SteamGear Mash is an isometric platformer. It has the (almost) classic case of "kidnap and rescue", except now you play...

Steg the Slug Atari ST Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Steg the slug has to feed his family of "T'yungunz". To do this he must blow bubbles to catch the...

Macintosh (1996)

Step On It! is a Macintosh-exclusive puzzle platformer, ever-so-slightly similar to the famous Lode Runner series. There are many differences,...

MSX (1983)

Step Up is a platform game in which you control an alien that has to reach his space ship at...

Steve no Daibōken: Chinmoku no Jishaku Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Steve no Daibōken: Chinmoku no Jishaku ("Steve's Adventure: Silent Magnet") is a physics-based platform action game based around the concept...

Windows (2001)

Based on the site StickDeath.com, battle it out against other StickMen. Advance in levels and unlock new fields and characters....

Stick it to The Man! Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), PS Vita (2013), Wii U (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Something strange happened to the protagonist Ray Doewood: an alien moved into his brain! The direct effect is that Ray...

Windows (2002)

Stickman is a simplistic platform game where the player in each level must locate the exit to the next level....

Windows (2002)

You play a pencil-drawn Stick Soldier and kill off any and all other (re-spawning) soldiers in the area before they...

CD-i (1994)

Stickybear: Math is an educational title for children ages 6 and up based on Richard Hefter's Stickybear character. In the...

Stir Crazy featuring BoBo DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Thomson TO (1988)

BoBo is a cartoon style arcade game. The main character is Bobo, an inmate who has been sentenced for seventeen...

DOS (1998)

In StixWorld you control a stick-figure character created by a little girl in her notebook. It turns out she had...

SNES (1994)

Stone Protectors is a an action game where each character has different weapons, all from melée to long-range weapons such...

Stormlord DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Genesis (1990), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Symbian (2005)

Badh the queen has imposed a terrible vengeance on the land by kidnapping the fairies. To restore things their rightful...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You play as a Templar-style Knight, the Storm Warrior, through various different style levels (or mini-games) including an opening gladiatorial...

Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Game PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

You play as Strawberry Shortcake, dreaming of a would full of friendship, love and strawberries. But when a greedy baker...

Streaker MSX Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

You are a streaker with not a stitch on you, in the streets. As you go from room to room...

Stream Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Stream is a short, monochromatic game about time manipulation. It uses the same concept previously explored in Braid, The Misadventures...

Stream Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Browser (2011)

Stream is a first-person game set in a monochrome world where the player needs to traverse different areas, using time...

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

The player is Ken, the hero of the Street Fighter series. It's been 25 years since he last participated in...

Street Fighter Series DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Street Fighter Series is a collection of the first two Street Fighter games - Street Fighter and Street Fighter II....

Goto Page: 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150