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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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Rad Warrior

DOS19864/5 Palace Software
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Realms of Chaos

DOSMac OSLinux1995protected4/5 Apogee Software
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Starquake

DOS19884/5 Bubble Bus Software
Starquake is a weird DOS science fiction platform game developed by Bubble Bus Software in 1988 and designed by Stephen Crow and Dave Collins. The Commodore 64 version boasts a wonderful soundtrack. Unfortunately, the PC version comes with CGA graphics and no soundtrack.
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Xargon

DOS1993freeware4/5 Epic MegaGames
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Bio Menace Episode 1: Dr. Mangle's Lab

DOS1993freeware4/5 Apogee Software
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Mega Man X

DOS1995protected4/5 Capcom
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Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle

DOS1991protected4/5 id software
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Fantastic Dizzy

DOS19944/5 Codemasters
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Nicky Boom

DOS19924/5 Microids
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Dangerous Dave

DOS1990protected4/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Super Solvers: Challenge of the Ancient Empires

DOS19904/5 The Learning Company
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Super Mario Fusion: Revival

Windows2011freewareremake3.9/5
Super Mario Fusion: Revival is a freeware fan-made game project that aims to combine elements from various classic video games, primarily the Super Mario series and the Sonic the Hedgehog series, into a single game. It's essentially a crossover fan game where players can experience levels and gameplay mechanics inspired by both franchises. The...
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Stormlord

DOS19893.9/5 Hewson Consultants
Stormlord is an abandoned DOS platform game set in a fantasy world, developed and published by Hewson Consultants in 1989 and designed by Raffaele Cecco. There was some controversy about the scantily clothed fairies in the game.
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MicroMan

Windows 3.x1993freeware3.9/5
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Home Alone

DOS19913.9/5 Manley Associates
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Zool

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.
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Baby Joe in: Going Home

DOS19913.9/5 Loriciels
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Castlevania

DOS19903.9/5 Distinctive Software
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Hercules

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 Eurocom Developments
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Hard Hat Mack

DOS19843.9/5
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Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

DOS19893.9/5 Psygnosis
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Abuse

DOSLinuxMac OS1995freeware3.9/5 Crack dot Com
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Alpha Waves

DOS19903.9/5 Infogrames
Alpha Waves (also known as Continuum) was the ultimate relaxing experience for PC. As a platform game, Alpha Waves it's an ok game; not bad, not very good, but if you consider the whole relaxing experience, it's worth a try. Alpha Waves stands the test of time, after all these years it's still fairly playable. Try it on a lazy evening and you might...
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Crystal Caves

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
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Livingstone 2

DOS19893.9/5 Opera Soft
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Super Cauldron

DOS19923.9/5 Titus Interactive
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Dark Ages Volume III - Dungeons of Doom

DOS1991freeware3.9/5 Scenerio Software
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Bagman

Windows2013freewareremake3.9/5
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Elvira: the Arcade Game

DOS19913.9/5 Flair Software
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Jazz Jackrabbit Holiday Hare

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Epic MegaGames