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The best platform games

Platform games, also known as platformers, are a genre of video games characterized by gameplay focused on navigating a protagonist through a series of platforms and obstacles within a 2D or 3D environment. The main objective in platform games is to progress through levels, often reaching the end or completing specific objectives.

In platform games, players typically control a character who possesses the ability to jump or perform other acrobatic moves. These movements allow the character to traverse platforms, avoid obstacles, and defeat enemies or overcome challenges.

The genre originated in the early days of video gaming, with iconic titles like "Super Mario Bros" and "Donkey Kong" shaping the foundation of platformers. The success of these games led to the growth and diversification of the genre, resulting in a wide range of platform games with unique gameplay mechanics, art styles, and level designs.

Most popular platform applications

Mega Man X4
shooterWindows XP/98/95
The Lion King

Platform applications

  • miami-vice-02
    DOS19893.3/5 Capstone
  • dangerous-dave-goes-nutz-03
    DOS1995protected3.3/5 Softdisk Publishing
  • karnov-02
    DOS19873.3/5 Data East
  • cosmicspacehead-1
    DOS19933.3/5 Codemasters
  • electroman-02
    DOS1992freeware3.3/5 xLand Games
  • pocahontas-1
    DOS19953.2/5 Teeny Weeny Games
  • pijamarama-01
  • artura-1
    DOS19893.2/5 Arcadia Systems
  • beethoven2-02
    DOS19933.1/5 Rozner Labs Software Group
  • gateworld-1
    DOS19933.1/5 HomeBrew Software
  • moonwalker-03
    DOS19893.1/5 Emerald Software
  • bionic-commando-06
    DOS19883/5 Capcom
  • clyde-revenge-04
    DOS1995freeware3/5 Moonlite Software
  • djpuff-03
    DOS19933/5 Codemasters
  • finders-keepers-03

    Finders Keepers is an abandoned free platformer game with a medieval setting. It's a remake of the original Finders Keepers, developed by David Jones and released by Mastertronic in 1985 for a number of 8 bit platforms (C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC).

  • janitor-joe-02
  • kangaroo-02
  • gameover-1
    DOS19882.9/5 Dinamic Multimedia

    Game Over is an abandoned side scrolling shooter/platform game designed by Ignacio Ruiz Tejedor, Pedro Sudón Aguilar, developed and released by Dinamic Multimedia in 1988 for DOS. Game Over isn't exactly one of the best games ever made... be prepared for clunky controls and repetitive level design that may test your patience.

  • flintstonesdino-1
  • superman-03
    DOS19892.7/5 Tynesoft Computer Software