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Platform

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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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Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of the Karakuri PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This is an improved port of the PSP game Tokobot. It's the same game as the PSP title, but includes...

Tokoro-san no mamoru mo semeru mo NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

Featuring Japanese celebrity "Tokoro-san" as its protagonist, this is a run-of-the-mill jump and run game. In order to save a...

Game Boy (1993)

In Frantic Antics the player can either choose from Tom or Jerry and travel through ten levels of hostile enemies...

Tom and Jerry: Frantic Antics! Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

Tom and Jerry, the famous cartoon cat-and-mouse duo, have stopped fighting each other for a change. Their friend, the young...

Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Nintendo 64 (2000)

They've been fighting for years in on our TV screens, and now you can join in on the fight.Tom &...

Game Boy Color (2000)

Tom has captured Jerry's five friends: Duckling, Uncle Peco, Tyke, Tuffy and Muscles and has locked them up in five...

Tom and Jerry Tales Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

The famous cat and mouse are back in Tom and Jerry Tales. The story is simple: Tom's masters are out...

Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

The evil pigs from Tomba! are back, and only Tomba can stop them. The pigs have kidnapped Tomba's friend Tabby,...

Tomb Raider DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (2012), PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996), N-Gage (2003), PSP (2009), Windows Mobile (2002), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

Lara Croft is a Tomb Raider, an archaeologist who explores ancient sites in search of valuable artifacts, who is hired...

Tomb Raider Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Lara's first venture into the handheld world, has her pursuing 'The Nightmare Stone' that holds inside a sinister deity. This...

Tomb Raider Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), Macintosh (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

The young archaeologist Lara Croft is traveling on the ship Endurance together with a crew to locate the prehistoric Japanese...

Tomb Raider (Benelux Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

This edition is limited to Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. It contains: Tomb Raider (base game) Tomb Raider: Explorer Pack...

Tomb Raider (Best Buy Pre-Order Exclusive)  Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

This Best Buy exclusive edition contains: Tomb Raider game Skin Aviatrix download code Hardback comic book "The Beginning" Shanty Town...

Tomb Raider: Chronicles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000), Dreamcast (2000), PSP (2011), Macintosh (2001), PlayStation 3 (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

A few days after the events described in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Lara Croft is presumed dead. Her close...

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

This collector's edition includes: Tomb Raider Tomb Raider: Hitman - Absolution Weapons Pack 1 (DLC) 8 inch posable figurine of...

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is a reworked version of the 2013 original game featuring updated graphics and all Downloadable Content...

J2ME (2004) and ExEn (2005)

Tomb Raider: Elixir of Life is the last episode of the Tomb Raider trilogy for mobile phones. After retrieving the...

Tomb Raider Gold DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998), Macintosh (1999), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

The Gold Edition of Tomb Raider adds two new chapters to the original release. The first chapter takes place in...

Tomb Raider II Gold Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Tomb Raider II Gold is a re-release of Tomb Raider II along with a new scenario titled "The Golden Mask",...

Windows (2000)

Tomb Raider III: Adventures in India is a special OEM released version of Tomb Raider III. As an OEM release,...

Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), PlayStation (1998), PSP (2009), Macintosh (1998), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

The intrepid archaeologist Lara Croft ventures to India, searching for a legendary stone that once belonged to the tribe of...

Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft / Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

This SoldOut series bundle pack contains 2 games from the Tomb Raider series: Tomb Raider 3 The Last Revelation

Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1997), PSP (2009), Macintosh (1998), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

The Dagger of Xian is a legendary weapon that was used by Chinese emperors to command their armies. It is...

PlayStation (2002)

This twin pack includes:Tomb Raider IV Tomb Raider Chronicles

J2ME (2004) and ExEn (2005)

Tomb Raider: Quest for Cinnabar is the second opus of Tomb Raider games on mobile phones, starring Lara Croft as...

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