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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.

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Ardentryst

WindowsLinux20094.1/5
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Super Star Wars

DOS19924.1/5 LucasArts
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Cosmo's Cosmic Adventures

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Apogee Software
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Nebulus

DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
Nebulus, also known as Tower Toppler in some regions, is a classic video game released in the 1980s. It was developed by John M. Phillips and published by Hewson Consultants. The game was initially released for various home computer systems, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, and others. It later saw ports to different platforms. Neb...
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Metal Mutant

DOS19914.1/5 Silmarils
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The Lion King

DOS19944.1/5 Westwood Studios
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Prehistorik

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Titus Interactive
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Captain Dynamo

DOS19934.1/5 Codemasters
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Magic Pockets

DOS19924.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
Magic Pockets is a platform game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade Software. It was released in 1991 for the Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS platforms. In Magic Pockets, players control a character known as the Bitmap Kid, who possesses magical pockets that can produce a variety of useful items. The game is a side-scrollin...
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Iron Blood

DOS19964.1/5 Family Production
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Prehistorik 2

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Titus Interactive
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Fire and Ice

DOS19934.1/5 Graftgold
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Framed

DOS19954/5 Machination
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams

DOS19924/5 id software
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Mario and Luigi

DOS2001remake4/5
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Risky Woods

DOS1992protected4/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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Zeliard

DOS19904/5 Game Arts
Zeliard is a fantasy platformer - JRPG hybrid with metroidvania gameplay elements developed by Game Arts and released for DOS in 1990. Zeliard is a single-player game.
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Fury of the Furries

DOS19934/5 Kalisto Entertainment
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Mega Man 3

DOS19924/5 Hi-Tech Expressions
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

DOS19924/5 Manley Associates
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Jumpman

DOS19844/5 Epyx
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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Windows XP/98/952001remake4/5
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Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes

DOS1990protected4/5 id software
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Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle

DOS1991protected4/5 id software
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Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine

DOS1991protected4/5 id software
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is a science fiction action oriented platform game designed by Tom Hall, developed by id Software and released by Apogee Software in 1991 for DOS only. Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is part of the Commander Keen game series, specifically it's the second episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy.
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Dark Ages Volume I - Prince of Destiny

DOS1991freeware4/5 Scenerio Software
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Jumpman Lives!

DOS1991remake4/5 Apogee Software
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Onslaught

DOS19904/5 Arc Developments
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Pharoah's Curse

Windows 3.x1998remake4/5
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Rad Warrior

DOS19864/5 Palace Software