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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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Awakening of Cthulhu Nintendo Switch Front Cover

Nintendo Switch (2020)

A Walk in the Dark Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Windows Apps (2017) and Xbox One (2017)

A Walk in the Dark is a fast-paced platformer inspired by the gameplay of Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV. The...

Awesome Earl in SkateRock DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Skate Rock is a side-scroller similar to Paperboy, only on a skateboard. You must navigate the streets and sidewalks, collecting...

Awesome Mix Tape Windows Front Cover

Windows (2020)

Awesomenauts Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Awesomenauts is a 2D multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game where two teams of up to three players fight each...

Awesomenauts Assemble! PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2016)

Awesomenauts Assemble! is a conversion of the PC 2D multiplayer online battle arena game Awesomenauts for the PS4. It brings...

Awesome Pea Windows Front Cover

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

Awesome Pea 2 Windows Front Cover 1st version
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), Atari ST (1990) and Antstream (2019)

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...

Axiom Verge 2 Windows Front Cover
Axizon Labs: Zombies Linux Front Cover
Axl & Tuna iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

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,...

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