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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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The Suspense Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

The Suspense is a puzzle platformer where a character needs to be guided through seven levels. He can only move...

Sutte Hakkun SNES Front Cover

SNES (1999) and Wii (2011)

Sutte Hakkun is a puzzle action game in the shape of a platformer. The playing character is an abundant-beaked bird...

Windows (2012)

Suwako-chan's Patcheris is a Touhou Project fan game featuring a miniature magical version of Suwako Moriya, a goddess of the...

Swamp Thing Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992) and NES (1992)

Swamp Thing is based on the DC Comics of the same name. Deep in the swamps of Louisiana, a Dr....

Swap Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1993), Commodore 64 (1991), Amstrad CPC (1990) and PC-98 (1993)

In this puzzle board game you should swap the tiles to make the sequence of tiles of the same color...

SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

S.W.A.T Kats is a game based on the short lived cartoon series S.W.A.T Kats: Radical Squadron. The series would only...

Windows (2006)

Świat Kangurka Kao (The World of Kao the Kangaroo) is a compilation of three games: Kao the Kangaroo Kao the...

Świat Olkiego Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1994)

Świat Olkiego is a platform game. The hero of the game is in an unknown way transported to another world...

Amiga (1993)

Swibble Dibble follows a standard platform puzzle format, putting you in control of an aged wizard. He must guide a...

Switchball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Switchball is a 3D strategy game where the player controls a marble through hazardous courses with different kinds of puzzles,...

Switchblade Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1990) and BlackBerry (2013)

The Fireblade, sacred symbol of the ancient Switchblade clan, has been smashed into 16 pieces by the evil Havoc -...

Switchblade II Atari ST Front Cover

Lynx (1992), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991) and BlackBerry (2013)

As Hiro, you must once again defeat the ninja lord Havok. Using ninja throwing stars and other weapons, you must...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

You are Kalok and you fought so hard and so brave but in the end the evil warlock, Xorphas finally...

Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Another Warner Bros licensed title. You are Sylvester (the cat) and you are out to catch your favorite meal Tweety...

Syn Boga Wiatru Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Syn Boga Wiatru (Son of the Wind God) is a platform game, set in Inca cities and temples. The player...

Windows (2007) and Browser (2007)

This game detournes the assumptions of the platform genre that Lab 14 engaged generally and brings them home specifically, to...

DOS (1997)

Clone of classic game Asteroids.You have to team up with Syyrah in 120 levels, when strategy and reflexes mix up...

T2: Terminator 2 - Judgment Day Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a game based on the movie of the same name. The Game Boy version is...

Tabaluga: Grünland in Gefahr Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Nintendo DS (2008)

The inhabitants of Greenland discover a dragon's egg within a cave beneath an uprooted tree. Soon after, a small green...

Tableflip: The Game Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

Tableflip: The Game is a short platformer inspired by the Japanese arcade game Cho Chabudai Gaeshi where the player gets...

Tadzio's Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

This jump and run game parodies the popular Super Mario games series and transports the setting into a modern gay...

TAGAP 2: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

TAGAP 2 picks up almost immediately after the first game. Our penguin heroes Pablo and Pedro are now working together....

TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins - The title kinda sums it up. Mad scientist doctor Glowenko is planning to take...

Commodore 64 (1991) and ZX Spectrum (1991)

Vincent Ratatoui isn't nice - EDAM well stole the world's cheeses, and did a GOUDA job of it, making the...

DOS (1997)

In Tailchaser the player controls an armed badger whose job description is to defend the land Ivy Island from parasites....

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