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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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SNES (1994)

Nine young people were turned into cyborgs by a company trying to take over the world. They have defeated this...

SEGA CD (1993)

Cyborg 009 is a side-scrolling platform action game based on the famous manga and anime series created by Shōtarō Ishinomori....

CYPHER Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

CYPHER is a fast online multiplayer platform shooter. Take the role of agents and infiltrate the government by hacking servers....

Cyril Cyberpunk DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

In a futuristic Manhattan, a normal kid called Cyril is scanning the airwaves and receives some information about an alien...

Daffy Duck Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994)

Daffy Duck dons the futuristic outfit of Duck Dodgers, hero of the 24½th century, to battle his nemesis Marvin the...

Daffy Duck: "Fowl Play" Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

In Daffy Duck: Fowl Play, Daffy is in search of a hidden treasure that Bugs Bunny told him about. Unfortunately,...

Daffy Duck in Hollywood Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1995)

Yosemite Sam calls on Detective Daffy Duck to attempt to retrieve his precious golden movie awards. Mad Professor Duckbrain has...

DOS (1991)

Based on the famous Looney Tunes cartoon characters, the game is educational action for the kids.You are Daffy Duck, and...

Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

Based on Chuck Jones' Looney Tunes character, Daffy Duck, Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions sees Daffy in his quirky "Duck...

Windows (2009)

Daisy Goes Solo is a series of two adventure-platform games inspired by the original Dizzy series. This time it features...

NES (1986)

DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza is the sixth game in the DAIVA saga. Like the other games in this...

Dalek Attack Amiga Front Cover

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

In this game you play the role of the Doctor from the BBC science fiction program Doctor Who. The story...

Amiga (1996)

Damage is a violent game about the character Michael Modelcitizen. He was the perfect human who had everything but found...

Windows (2001)

Dämonenwelt is a platform game not completely unlike the original Prince of Persia.When archangel Gabriel cleaned his trumpet he made...

SEGA Master System (1990)

Long ago, in the distant land of Moralos, in a time when vast jungles still covered the Earth, an evil...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by the evil Treens, lead by Dan's...

Dan Dare III: The Escape Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by an evil alien race known as...

Dan Dare II: Mekon's Revenge Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Mekon, the arch-enemy of humanity with an insatiable lust for power, is back. He’s created the SuperTreens, a genetically engineered...

DOS (1994)

Dan's girlfriend disappears when he least expects it, and now he's trapped in the world of video games! You control...

Danger Mouse in Double Trouble Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Baron Greenback has created a clone of Danger Mouse, and needless to say his intentions are not good. Naturally, Danger...

Apple II (1995)

Dangerous Dave has been thrown into an asylum. It's the player's task to guide him through ten levels to get...

DOS (1990) and Apple II (1988)

Guide Dave through ten terrifying levels as he tries to reclaim his trophies from a deserted pirate's hideout! This is...

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and J2ME (2008)

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion (a.k.a Dave 2) is a sequel to Dangerous Dave. In this side-scrolling action game...

Apple II (1992)

The famous French art thief Bobby Forget has stolen artwork from around the world and he hid them on a...

DOS (1993)

Dangerous Dave is back in this gory and macabre side-scrolling action game. Battle wolves and other man-killing creatures with your...

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