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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 games

Mega Man X4
shooterWindows XP/98/95
The Lion King
actionDOS
Super Star Wars
shooterDOS
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Joust VGA

DOS1990remake4.4/5
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Earthworm Jim 2

DOS1996protected4.4/5 Shiny Entertainment
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Alley Cat

DOS19844.3/5 Synapse Software
Alley Cat is an arcade platform game designed by Bill Williams, developed by Synapse and released for IBM in 1984. As a cat, your goal is to jump around the neighborhood, enter apartments - each being a mini-game - to find your lost loved one.
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Bomb Jack

DOS19844.3/5 Tecmo
Bomb Jack is a classic arcade platform game developed and published by Tecmo in 1984. The goal of the game is to collect bombs while avoiding enemies; the whole game takes place in a fixed screen. Bomb Jack for DOS is a conversion from the arcade original version. The arcade and the conversions were a huge commercial success.
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Bio Menace Episode 3: Master Cain

DOS1993freeware4.3/5 Apogee Software
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Les Aventures de Moktar - Vol 1: La Zoubida

DOS19914.3/5 Titus Interactive
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Rick Dangerous

DOS19894.3/5 Core Design
Rick Dangerous is an action-packed platformer game set in the 1940s. As the fearless explorer Rick, you'll navigate treacherous environments, avoid deadly traps, and defeat enemies to uncover ancient treasures. With retro graphics and challenging gameplay, it's a must-play for platforming enthusiasts.
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Impossible Mission 2

DOS19884.2/5 Novotrade Software
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Joe and Mac Cavemen Ninja

DOS19914.2/5 Data East
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed and released by Data East in 1991. Known as "Joe & Mac" in North America and "Caveman Ninja" in other regions, the game gained popularity for its humorous take on prehistoric themes, cooperative gameplay, and challenging levels.The game is set in a colorful and car...
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Gods

DOS19914.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
Gods is a video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and initially released in 1991. It is a platformer that combines action and puzzle-solving elements. The game was originally released for various platforms, including the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS.In Gods, players control a hero navigating through a series of levels filled with enemi...
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Disney's Aladdin

DOS19944.2/5 Virgin Interactive
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Night Shift

DOS19904.2/5 LucasArts
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Prince of Persia

DOSMac OS19904.2/5 Broderbund
Prince of Persia is an abandoned DOS platform game set in Middle East, developed and released by Broderbund in 1990. Designer Jordan Mechner created a game that made a lasting impression of gamers thanks to a clever use of a tecnique called rotoscoping which makes the animation of the protagonist very realistic.
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Disney's The Jungle Book

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 Virgin Interactive
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Montezuma's Revenge

DOS19844.2/5 Parker Brothers
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Mega Man X3

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Capcom
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The Lost Vikings

DOS19934.2/5 Silicon & Synapse
The Lost Vikings is an old DOS platform-puzzle game, developed by Silicon & Synapse and published by Interplay Productions in 1993. In The Lost Vikings you have to solve puzzles by controlling three characters (glorious vikings!), each with a single skill of its own.
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The Blues Brothers

DOS19914.2/5 Titus Interactive
The Blues Brothers is a platformer that follows the adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues as they try to put their band back together. The player controls one of the Blues Brothers through various levels, each filled with obstacles, enemies, and puzzles. The ultimate goal is to collect musical notes and instruments to assemble the band. develope...
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Hocus Pocus

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Apogee Software
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Super Mariio Bros

DOS1994remake4.2/5
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Blackthorne

DOS19944.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
Blackthorne is a sci-fi / fantasy abandoned action platform game designed by Ronald Millar, developed by Blizzard Entertainment (yes, the creators of Diablo and World of Warcraft) and was released by Interplay Productions in 1994 for DOS and Mac. Blackthorne was also published for SNES, Sega 32X, Game Boy Advance and other systems.
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Frankenstein

DOS19944.2/5 Junkyard
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Halloween Harry

DOS1993freeware4.2/5 Interactive Binary Illusions
Halloween Harry is a DOS science fiction multi-directional scroller shooter game. Halloween Harry - later renamed Alien Carnage - was published by Apogee, developed by Interactive Binary Illusions and designed by John Passfield and Robert Crane.
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Tom and Jerry

DOS19934.2/5
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Bio Menace Episode 2: The Hidden Lab

DOS1993freeware4.2/5 Apogee Software
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Flashback: The Quest for Identity

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Delphine software
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The Smurfs

DOSWindows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Infogrames
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Duke Nukem 2

DOS19934.2/5 Apogee Software
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The Humans

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Imagitec Design
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Asterix and Obelix

DOS19964.2/5 Infogrames