Platformer Games

Arguably the most basic of all video game classes, platformers involve heroic characters who advance through the straightforward games by reaching new levels, or platforms. The heritage goes back to the earliest days of video games, in which Mario and Donkey Kong ruled. These days platformers have fallen off a bit in frequency and quality, but they still offer old-school appeal and easy button-mashing fun. Kids and lapsed gamers are usually most drawn to platformers.