DescriptionPlatform 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.
Acorn 32-bit (1990)
Bug Hunter / Moon Dash is a collection of two games on one disk, both previously unreleased.In Bug Hunter the...
The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout takes place as Bugs is invited to his 50th birthday. Because some of the other...
Game Boy (1991)
Honey Bunny has been kidnapped by an evil witch, who has placed her inside a huge castle. Bugs must find...
Game Boy Color (1999)
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle brings the gameplay from Bugs Bunny in Crazy Castle and its sequel to the Game Boy...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Bugs Bunny in Crazy Castle 4 is the second game in the Crazy Castle series for the Game Boy Color.Like...
A fiendish animator has gone crazy and has started painting Bugs Bunny into all sorts of messes across reused cartoon...
Bump Over is a challenging game based on Bumpy's Arcade Fantasy. You have to move a jumping ball, Bumpy, through...
Bunny Must Die: Chelsea and the 7 Devils is an anime-themed, exploration-based platformer. The game is set in a world...
Burger Builder is an action platform game similar to BurgerTime. You control a chef, and your goal is to make...
PC Booter (1982), NES (1985), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1982), ColecoVision (1984), Intellivision (1982), Apple II (1983), TI-99/4A (1984), MSX (1986), Wii (2012), Mattel Aquarius (1983) and Arcade (1982)
You play as Chef Pepper and your goal is to make giant hamburgers while evil eggs, sausages and pickles chase...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
The back story to this game is that as the last remaining member of the human race it's your task...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
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- 95 Super Mario All-Stars
- 95 Super Mario 64
- 94 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
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Top games by as rated by our users:
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- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 (Almost) Total Mayhem (2011)
- 5.00 And You Will Be Fit For More Than Ashes (2009)
- 5.00 Ardy Lightfoot (1993)
- 4.53 Arthur's Pet Chase (2003)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.