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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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Arcade (1993)

J. J. Squawkers is a 2D arcade platform game with colorful graphics. The player controls an anthropomorphic green bird (the...

SEGA Saturn (1998)

Soccer game for the SEGA Saturn by Konami, essentially a version of their International Superstar Soccer franchise that was well...

JNKPlat: Xmas 2013 Ouya Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Ouya (2013)

JNKPlat: Xmas 2013 is a Christmas-themed 2D platform game. The main hero Platdude, a pixelated character from many others games...

Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993), Commodore 64 (1990), Atari 8-bit (1991), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Zeppelin's second game licensed from the successful darts player has a much wider scope than the previous Jocky Wilson's Darts...

DOS (1998)

Joe is a puzzle platformer starring Joe, a jolly green blob stranded in a series of deviously-designed mazes. The only...

Joe Blade Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1987), BBC Micro (1988) and Electron (1988)

Tough guy Joe Blade must rescue six respected leaders from the madcap Crax Bloodfinger, who has kidnapped them in different...

Joe Blade II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Atari 8-bit (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), BBC Micro (1988), Electron (1988) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1988)

As Players Software correctly predicted, London in 1995 is an unfriendly unsafe city ran by thugs. Innocent civilians who leave...

Joe Danger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2014)

Joe Danger is a motorcycle stunt racing game similar to Excitebike and Trials HD, but with a cartoon look. Players...

Joe Danger iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Joe Danger 2: The Movie Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2014), PlayStation 3 (2012) and PS Vita (2015)

Joe Danger 2: The Movie is the sequel to the game Joe Danger. In this game, the player controls Joe...

Joe Danger: Infinity iPad Front Cover
Joe Gunn Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (2007)

Joseph J. Gunn is a passionate archaeologist, who in the desert of Egypt stumbles upon an unknown pyramid. Could it...

Joe Jump Windows Front Cover
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Nintendo Switch (2019)

This sequel puts you back into the roles of the cavemen, Joe and Mac. This time, a caveman named Gork...

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Windows (2021), Game Boy (1993), SNES (1991), Genesis (1994), Amiga (1992), NES (1991), Zeebo (2010), Arcade (1991), Nintendo Switch (2018) and Antstream (2019)

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja features the characters Joe and Mac as cavemen ninjas in a multi-level platform area where...

Joe & Mac Returns Nintendo Switch Front Cover 1st version

Arcade (1994), Nintendo Switch (2019) and Antstream (2019)

After their exploits as Caveman Ninjas, you once again play as Joe or Mac trying to rescue various damsels in...

DOS (1993)

A fixed-screen platformer featuring a snowball as the title character, trapped in a series of caves where the chief dangers...

DOS (1993)

Another installment in the continuing adventures of our snowball hero, wherein he attempts to retain his solid phase despite the...

DOS (1993)

Joe Snow takes his wife Jill on a trip to Phlegm World, hoping to kick back for a bit after...

DOS (1993)

It's unclear who the aliens are and what they want, because we only have the title to go by, but...

Joggernauts Macintosh Front Cover 1st version

Windows (2018), Macintosh (2018), Nintendo Switch (2018) and Blacknut (2021)

Johann Weiss Linux Front Cover

Linux (2020), Windows (2020) and Macintosh (2020)

John Barnes European Football Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Released to coincide with the 1992 European Football Championships, and licensed around Jamaican-born Liverpool star John Barnes.The gameplay is superficially...

Johnny Bazookatone DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996) and 3DO (1996)

The original guitar hero with the Elvis attitude and purple hair pompadour, Johnny Bazookatone, has been imprisoned in the year...

Johnny Crash J2ME Front Cover

BREW (2004) and J2ME (2004)

You play Johnny Crash, a young man who loves performing crazy stunts. Each level starts with Johnny in a canon....

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