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The most popular 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
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The Lion King

Platform applications

  • super-star-wars-01
    DOS19924.2/5 LucasArts
  • furyfurries-3
    DOS19934.2/5 Kalisto Entertainment
  • coolspot-1
    DOS19944/5 Virgin Interactive
  • elviraarcade-1
    DOS19913.9/5 Flair Software
  • teenagemutant-2
    DOS19893.6/5 Konami
  • crystalcaves2-1
    DOS1991protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
  • jill-of-the-jungle-2-4
    DOS19924.1/5 Epic MegaGames
  • barbie-01
    DOS19923.4/5 Imagineering Inc.
  • super-mario-fusion-revival-02

    Super Mario Fusion Revival is a remake of the popular Super Mario platform game by Nintendo. SMFR was released in 2011, designed and developed by SMFR Team.

  • james-pond-2-06
    DOS19933.6/5 Millennium Interactive
  • keen2-1
    DOS1990protected4/5 id software
  • artura-1
    DOS19893.2/5 Arcadia Systems
  • magic-pockets-5
    DOS19924/5 Bitmap Brothers
  • zool-3
    DOS19923.9/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive

    Zool was to Amiga what Sonic was for Sega consoles: a cool protagonist (a ninja of the Nth dimension!) for a high adrenaline action platformer. Zool was designed by George Allen and published by Gremlin in 1992 and it was an instant success. It was ported for many platforms, DOS included, and followed by Zool 2 in 1993.

  • hocuspocus-1
    DOS1994protected4.2/5 Apogee Software
  • rickdangerous2-3
    DOS19904.1/5 Core Design

    Rick Dangerous 2 is a clear example of a sequel done right. Developed by Core Design and released in 1990 on a plethora of platforms, Rick Dangerous 2 is a classic platform game with a (linear) story. The first levels can be played in any order: an ice cave, Hyde Park in London, a forest and the atomic mud mines. The fifth level will become availab...

  • cosmicspacehead-1
    DOS19933.3/5 Codemasters
  • prehistorik-1
    DOS1991protected4.1/5 Titus Interactive
  • titusthefox-1
    DOS1992protected4.2/5 Titus Interactive

    Titus the Fox is a DOS horizontal scrolling platform game developed by Titus Interactive in 1992. As Titus, you have to advance through 15 levels to rescue your beloved Suzy who has been kidnapped. The player can interact with objects by throwing them at foes, or jumping higher. There are bosses at the end of each level and secret rooms spread acro...

  • indy3action-3
    DOS19893.8/5 Tiertex Design Studios
  • hard-hat-mack-02
  • giana-3

    The Great Giana Sisters is a platform video game developed by Time Warp Productions and published by Rainbow Arts. It was originally released in 1987 for the Commodore 64 and other platforms, and later unofficially ported to MS-DOS.The game follows the adventures of two sisters, Giana and Maria, as they journey through a dream world filled with var...

  • bio-menace-3-06
    DOS1993freeware4.2/5 Apogee Software
  • jill-of-the-jungle-3-1
    DOS19923.9/5 Epic MegaGames
  • princeyolkfolk-1
    DOS19934.2/5 Codemasters
  • cosmos-adventures-1-03
    DOS1992protected4.1/5 Apogee Software
  • eyeoforus-1
    DOS19894.1/5 Denton Designs
  • arcticadventure-1
    DOS19913.4/5 Apogee Software
  • keen3-1
    DOS1990protected4.1/5 id software
  • xargon-sh-03
    DOS1993freeware3.9/5 Epic MegaGames