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Platformer Games

Platformer games have come a long way since the earliest Mario Bros.  or the arcade Pac-mans --not to say those weren't awesome. These types of games, characterized by jumping to and from platforms, have sustained a loyal following throughout video game evolution--and with those cool graphics and scores it's really no surprise. Innovative developers keep our focus with experimental cross breeds that fall into the category of sub-genres.

Platformer Sub-Genres

Although there are games that do not fit into these categories, these are among the most popular and recognised of the platformers.

Classic Platform Games

Super Mario Brothers 

Donkey Kong Country 

Sonic Adventure 

Bubble Bobble 

Pitfall! 

Puzzle Platformers

LittleBigPlanet 

Portal 

The Lost Vikings 

Klonoa: Empire of Dreams 

Impossible Mission 

Run and Gun Platformers

Ratchet and Clank 

Contra 

Gunstar Heroes 

Ghouls 'n Ghosts 

Metal Slug 

Action-Adventure Platformers

Castlevania 

Yoshi's Story 

Wonderboy 3: Monster Lair 

Super Metroid 

Blinx: The Time Sweeper 

Isometric Platformers

Spot Goes to Hollywood 

Sonic 3D Blast 

Light Crusader 

Knight Lore 

Landstalker 

3D Platform Games

Flashback 

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 

Heart of Darkness 

Blackthorne 

Oddworld