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 144 of 190 (items 3576-3600 of 4729) Previous | Next
sorted in ascending orderGame Title

Windows (2004)

Santa Claus in Trouble ... again has the same premise as its predecessor: Santa Claus has lost all the presents....

Santa Claus Junior Game Boy Color Front Cover Europe

Game Boy Color (2001)

Santa Claus Junior is a platform game for the Gameboy Color. It features a little boy called Nick whose job...

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1992)

Despite being published by the same company and sharing the same title, Santa's Xmas Caper on the Amiga is different...

SEGA Master System (1995)

A kung fu gang, following the lead of the mighty sorcerer Naja (who's called that way for its hypnosis skills)...

SEGA Master System (1995)

The merciless Sapo Boi, with the help of the evil Lagartão and Sibila, the sorceress snake, recruited an army of...

Windows (2006)

Saru Ga Daisuki is a platform game where the player controls a ninja monkey, out to save his girlfriend from...

Sasa NES Front Cover

NES (1985), MSX (1984) and Spectravideo (1984)

This is a shooting game with a twist. You are in control of a small character who has to go...

Sataan: Das Spiel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Sataan: Das Spiel is a licensed game based on the radio comedy show Sataan. It is a conventional three-dimensional platformer...

Savage DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Savage contains three different parts, each with its own style. You can play all three, but to get more than...

Save New York Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983)

"Save New York" is a shooter where the action takes place on one screen only; but there are lots of...

Supervision (1992)

Scaffolder is a block puzzle game. Each puzzle consists of a set of blocks, which must be disassembled so that...

Scaler PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

Bobby Jenkins lives next door to Leon a scientist on the verge of discovering a device that can stabilize and...

Scarygirl Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Scarygirl is a platformer based on the franchise designed by Nathan Jurevicius, which was also adapted into a line of...

Scarygirl Windows Front Cover

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

Scarygirl is a 2.5D side-scrolling platform game based on the franchise designed by Nathan Jurevicius, which was also adapted into...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Ex-football star and adventure Harry Johns has become stranded on Dr. Graves' island with his girlfriend Conny. Graves is a...

Sceptre of Bagdad ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1993) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

You're Caliph - king of Iraq. An evil wizard from distant land broke into your palace, transforming it into a...

PC-88 (1988)

The inhabitants of the planet Rhea are being terrorized by a mysterious organization known as Hell Stones. To save his...

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

Alphonse T. Nurd is a flunky to the scientist Bogdan Schtunk but wants to learn what his boss is up...

Genesis (1995)

Based on the PBS kids program, The Magic School Bus along with Ms. Frizzle and her companion Liz takes the...

Scooby-Doo Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Scooby's friends Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma have been kidnapped in an enormous castle owned by an evil genius. It's...

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Scooby-Doo 2 starts your story of Scooby and the gang at a museum where they are donating masks and costumes...

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

This licensed platform games sets you as Scrappy Doo, with the aim of trekking through four levels to rescue Scooby...

Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Scooby-Doo And The Cyber Chase is a single player platform game that is based on the film of the same...

Scooby-Doo!: First Frights Wii Front Cover

Windows (2011), PlayStation 2 (2009), Nintendo DS (2009) and Wii (2009)

Scooby-Doo! First Frights is an action platform game that puts the player in the shoes of Mystery Inc. during some...

Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2003) and GameCube (2002)

Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Vilma arrive at 'Mystic Manor' to meet Daphne's friend Holly. There she explains that her...

Goto Page: 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | 151