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Genre: Cinematic Platformer

Group Description

Cinematic platformers are a sub-genre of platform games that attempt to combine traditional challenges of the genre with realistic structure and presentation. These games often feature puzzle-solving elements and setpieces, and play considerably slower than more "jump and run"-oriented titles. They avoid the abundance of power-ups and score-increasing items and instead emphasize the vulnerability of the protagonist, forcing the player to carefully plot every move (sometimes in a trial-and-error pattern) to overcome obstacles and avoid falling damage. Protagonists in cinematic platformers are normally realistically proportioned, with special attention paid to animation and precise acrobatic moves (climbing, hanging on ledges, rolling, etc.).

The genre was defined and popularized by Prince of Persia (1989). Other notable examples include French-developed platformers such as Another World (1991). Many of the genre's gameplay elements were carried over as it shifted to 3D. This group, however, only includes two-dimensional cinematic platformers, particularly because the line between various platform genres tended to blur with the advent of 3D.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Heart of Darkness (édition spéciale Coca-Cola)1999WindowsCoca-Cola Company, The...
Heart of Darkness1998PlayStation, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.93
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus1998PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.10
B.I.G.1997DOSHurtownia Oprogramowania USER...
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee1997Android, DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.17
onEscapee1997Amiga, Dreamcast, iPhone, WindowsInvictus Games, Ltd.3.19
Bermuda Syndrome1996Windows, Windows 3.xBMG Interactive Entertainment3.89
Zorro1995DOSCapstone Software2.80
4D Prince of Persia1994DOS3.61
Nosferatu1994SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.4.09
Heart of the Alien: Out of this World Parts I and II1994SEGA CDVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.66
Blackthorne1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.67
Death by Dark Shadows1994DOS...
Cruel World1993DOSMakh-Shevet Ltd....
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SNESBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.99
SOS1993SNESVic Tokai, Inc.2.73
Fiend Hunter1993TurboGrafx CDRight Stuff Corp....
Flashback: The Quest for Identity19923DO, Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, CD-i, DOS, Dreamcast, FM Towns, Genesis, iPhone, Jaguar, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESMacPlay4.03
Another World1991Commodore 64CP Verlag3.28
Out of This World19913DO, Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Jaguar, Macintosh, SNES, Symbian, Windows, Windows 3.x, ZodiacInterplay Productions, Inc.3.70
Prince of Persia1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PC-98, SAM Coupé, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, WiiBrøderbund Software, Inc.4.14
Weird Dreams1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSMedalist International3.46
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Selected Covers

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Blackthorne DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Blackthorne
Weird Dreams DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Weird Dreams
Heart of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Heart of Darkness
Fiend Hunter TurboGrafx CD Front Cover
Front cover for Fiend Hunter

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Japanese title screen/main menu
Screenshot from Blackthorne
Title Screen
Screenshot from Death by Dark Shadows
title screen
Screenshot from B.I.G.
Title screen
Screenshot from Weird Dreams
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181697), additional games added to group by POMAH (55223), krisko6 (668), firefang9212 (56367), Meximagician (7), Sciere (548281), Alaka (59151), jean-louis (35514), robertmo, Pseudo_Intellectual (61234) and vedder (44703)