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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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Windows (2006)

Dr. Cliché has built two bombs to turn the entire world to ice. The first one failed, but now the...

Witty Cat Supervision Front Cover

Supervision (1992)

Witty Cat is a clone of the 1984 Namco coin-op Mappy. The game stars a mouse in a house full...

Wiwi's Adventure 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Wiwi's Adventure 2 is a traditional side-scrolling platformer. The land of Meruvia was invaded by Hamster Phu who stole the...

Wiwi's Adventure 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Xbox 360 (2013)

Wiwi's Adventure 3 has largely the same mechanics as its predecessor: the player moves from left to right, jumps over...

Wiz PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2020), Arcade (1985) and Nintendo Switch (2020)

Wizadore BBC Micro Front Cover

BBC Micro (1985)

Long ago, the normally peaceful land of Wizadore was invaded by the evil dragon Smaun. The arch mage of the...

VIC-20 (1982) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

The Wizard and the Princess is an arcade adventure split into five stages where your quest is to rescue a...

Wizard King Windows Front Cover

Windows (2017)

WizardLand iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2016) and iPad (2016)

Wizard Monkeys Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013)

In Wizard Monkeys, the player controls a monkey with a wizard hat. While this is not a brawler, the level...

Wizard of OZ: Magic Match iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2016), Android (2016) and iPad (2016)

Wizard of OZ: Magic Match is a match-three game based on the 1930s Wizard of OZ movie, that uses things...

SNES (1993)

The Wizard of Oz is a re-telling of L. Frank Baum's classic story, strongly influenced by MGM's 1939 musical. To...

J2ME (2003)

Wizardry: Chapter 1 is a mobile game based on the long running Wizardry RPG series. The game starts with the...

Amiga (1988)

Wizards Castle is 2D action game. The player controls a guy, who must go into a wizard's castle. He has...

Wizards & Warriors NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

You are Kuros, a powerful knight who enter the woods of Elrond. Legend says that a powerful wizard named Malkil...

NES (1992)

The evil wizard Malkil was not actually vanquished at the end of the previous game. In fact, after the mighty...

Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

In this installment of the Wizards & Warriors series players take on the role of the knight Kuros, who must...

BBC Micro (1983)

The Wizard is an action game where the player takes control of said wizard. It all happens by a sea...

Wizard Willy Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Antstream (2019)

The titular wizard has to rescue a princess named Fifi from a dark fortress where she is held captive by...

Wizball DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), PC Booter (1987), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1988) and Antstream (2019)

In Wizball the player takes the role of the friendly wizard Wiz who can turn himself into a green ball...

Wizball Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

This remake of an earlier game of the same name updates the graphics, sounds and music while preserving the gameplay...

Wizkid: The Story of Wizball II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Antstream (2019)

The Wiz and his cat Nifta have successfully restored colors to the world. Both got married (though most probably not...

Wiz 'n' Liz Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993) and Amiga (1993)

Wiz and Liz are magicians. They live on the planet Pum and brew potions and cast spells. They also tend...

Wiz: Quest for the Magic Lantern Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (2020) and Amiga CD32 (2020)

Wiz: Quest for the Magic Lantern is a 2D side-scrolling platform game. Wiz, the last elder wizard, is set on...

Wizzley Presto and The Vampire's Tomb iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Wizzley Presto and The Vampire's Tomb is a game in the vein of classic Dizzy and Seymour series. The player...

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