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These games use a traditional “platforming” viewpoint where the action is seen from the side. This perspective can be used for 2D as well as 3D games, both scrolling and static.
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Awesome Pea Windows Front Cover

Windows (2018), PS Vita (2019), PlayStation 4 (2019), Xbox One (2019) and Nintendo Switch (2019)

Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

In just a few years, mankind has succeeded in destroying the environment and endangering all living species. Under the guidance...

Browser (2003)

In this action game from the world of Homestar Runner, the Cheat puts on his best racing gear, climbs into...

Genesis (1991)

Awogue is a superhero with the power to manipulate the wind using his cybernetic paper fans. The evil Hellbreeze has...

AWOL Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

AWOL is a run and jump game similar to Canabalt. The player takes control of a lone soldier who is...

AXA J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2011)

In a post-apocalyptic world, mutant warriors attack a colony of survivors and abduct two young women. AXA, the sword-swinging heroine...

Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1991)

The legendary Golden Axe has been stolen by an army of evil warriors. The king called a young warrior to...

Axelay SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992), Wii (2007) and Wii U (2015)

This planet was once a quiet, peaceful place to live, until...they came...An unknown alien race came to this planet and...

Axel & Pixel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2009)

Trapped in a dream world based on his own paintings, Axel and his dog Pixel must travel across his stylized...

Axel's Magic Hammer Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Standard platform game where you control a boy with a magic hammer which he uses to batter the various nasties...

Axe of Rage DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1989), BBC Micro (1989) and Electron (1989)

In the sequel to Barbarian / Death Sword, the Wizard Drax is back after your previous defeat of him. But...

Windows (2004)

aXiebal 2004 is a remake of Idee Software's first game (Aktie-Bal, 1994) to celebrate Idee Software's 10th anniversary. The "hero"...

Axiom Verge Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015), PS Vita (2016), Wii U (2016), PlayStation 4 (2015), Xbox One (2016) and Nintendo Switch (2017)

Axiom Verge is a 2D metroidvania platform shooter centered around the protagonist Trace, a scientist who, after an experiment gone...

AXRIA Retro World Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

AXRIA Retro World is a 2D platformer indie game, aimed toward retro gamers as it pays homage to Nintendo's black...

A Year at Pooh Corner SEGA Pico Front Cover

SEGA Pico (1994)

An Edutainment title based on the Winnie the Pooh characters of A. A. Milne. Game play consists mostly of mini-games,...

Ayni Fairyland Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2018), Macintosh (2018) and Android (2018)

Ayo: A Rain Tale Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2017), Macintosh (2017), iPhone (2018), Android (2018) and iPad (2018)

Azito PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

In Azito, the player takes the role of chief commander of a new secret base. Weapons, in the form of...

Azkend Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007), Symbian (2011), Macintosh (2007), iPhone (2009), Android (2012), iPad (2010), Windows Phone (2013), bada (2010) and webOS (2010)

Your archaeological team found what they thought was a common relic but it turned out to be powerful and cursed....

Azkend 2: The World Beneath Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Symbian (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012), Windows Phone (2013), bada (2012), webOS (2012), PS Vita (2016), Windows Apps (2012), PlayStation 4 (2016), Xbox One (2016) and Nintendo Switch (2018)

Azkend 2: The World Beneath is the sequel to Azkend and features mostly the same type of gameplay. The main...

A* Zombie Rider: Highway Racer iPad Front Cover
Aztaka Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2012)

Aztaka is a 2D side-scrolling action-RPG, inspired by Aztec mythology. Players take on the role of Huitzilo, heir of the...

Aztec Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), PC-88 (1984), Sharp X1 (1985) and FM-7 (1984)

Aztec is an Indiana Jones-type action game with adventure elements, featuring our hero's quest to recover a valuable Jade Idol...

Azteca Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Azteca is a typical tile matching game. The player is presented with a field full of differently-coloured circles and he...

Aztec Challenge Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1982) and TI-99/4A (1982)

The player must reach and explore an Aztec temple while avoiding a variety of dangerous obstacles. Each level is like...

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