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->''"There's a lot of... ''*wheeze*'' running and... ''*wheeze*'' jumping, isn't it?"''
-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko]]''', ''[[NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots]]''

For many years, the dominant form of console video game. The Platform Game or {{Platformer}} is characterized by gameplay dominated by leaping over or [[GoombaStomp onto]] enemy characters and between platforms of varying heights. As a rule, {{Player Character}}s in a platformer are able to [[InASingleBound jump very high]] and, in accordance with the [[JumpPhysics special laws of physics]] applicable to video game characters, are usually able to change direction in mid-air. BottomlessPits and [[LavaPit other]] [[SpikesOfDoom kinds]] [[SuperDrowningSkills of pit]] traps are common hazards. In the traditional 2D platformer, play progresses from left to right, though many of the older games [[RatchetScrolling only allowed movement in one direction]].

Early proto platform games were ''Frogs'' (which included jumping, but no platforms) released for the arcades in 1978 and ''VideoGame/SpacePanic'' (which had platforming, but no jumping), released in 1980. ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', which was released a year later, [[UrExample put those two things together]], and ''JumpBug'' added side scrolling to the mix. The [[TropeMaker first game widely considered to fit this format]] is ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}'', but [[TropeCodifier the genre gained its widest acceptance]] with ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' in 1985.

This genre has heavy overlap with the {{Action Game}} genre, to the extent that "Action Platformer" is a common hybrid genre, however even games in which enemies [[AvertedTrope aren't]] defeated by [[GoombaStomp jumping directly on them]] such as:''[[{{Metroid}} Metroid]]'', ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' and the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' series are still characterized as platformers because they have a dedicated jump button and jumping is still a large part of the gameplay.

Games where the player is given a firearm and emphasis is put on such weapons are known as "run-and-gun" games, with some famous examples being ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' and ''VideoGame/MetalSlug''. Although they are often associated with the ShootEmUp genre, the player is still bound by gravity and often jumps across platforms, so they are still platform games in a strong sense of the word.

3D platformers are almost always rendered in the third person, as with ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'', but ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' and its sequels are considered by many to be hybrids of the 3D Platformer and the FirstPersonShooter (with {{Metroidvania}} elements, of course). The only straight first-person platformer series are ''VideoGame/JumpingFlash'' and ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge''.

Like most game genres, platformers are steadily {{evolving|Trope}} with the times; they started as linear obstacle courses, but gradually became less linear, with multiple level paths, [[HubLevel playable overworld areas]], and/or map screens with different routes; eventually, the genre even began taking inspiration from ActionAdventure games, creating the {{Metroidvania}} genre. The [[StealthPun jump to 3D]] brought the '[[GottaCatchEmAll collectathon]]' sub-genre popularized by [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64]] which featured non-linear open worlds with a greater emphasis on exploration. [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 The]] [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie first]] [[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998 few]] were fine, but gamers eventually began to get sick of this. As a result, "collectathon" titles began waning in popularity. As of right now, the genre is in a weird stage of either being based on particular gimmicks, or going back to its roots - in particular ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' and ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' are generally credited with reviving the 2D platforming genre. The former became puzzle games of a sort (eventually becoming prevalent enough [[PuzzlePlatformer to be considered a sub-genre]]), and the latter tend to be more linear, pure platforming challenges, and spawned the PlatformHell phenomenon. 2D platformers are still being made, due to their accessibility and ease of programming, as independent PC titles, web-based Flash games, and for the various handheld console platforms and cell phones.

Subgenres include CinematicPlatformGame (which has a more realistic style), PlatformHell (which is [[HarderThanHard really, really freaking hard]][[note]]Let's put it this way - NintendoHard is an understatement![[/note]] - no, ''seriously''), EliminationPlatformer, and PuzzlePlatformer (which combines elements of {{Puzzle Game}}s).

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!!Games in this genre:
[[foldercontrol]]

!!!2D Platform Games
[[folder:Single-Screen Levels]]
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/ArcadeAmerica''
* ''VideoGame/AcornStory''
* ''[[VideoGame/BeautyAndTheBeastIntellivision Beauty And The Beast (Intellivision)]]''
* ''VideoGame/BombJack''
* ''VideoGame/ChuckieEgg'' (sequel has free-form levels)
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''
* ''VideoGame/{{Kangaroo}}''
* ''VideoGame/HapHazard''
* ''VideoGame/HeartStar''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jumpman}}''
* ''VideoGame/KillerQueen''
* ''VideoGame/{{Miner 2049er}}''
* ''VideoGame/NutsAndMilk''
* ''VideoGame/{{Ponpoko}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Qwak}}''
* ''VideoGame/TchecoInTheCastleOfLucio''
* ''VideoGame/{{Towerfall}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Whoa Dave}}''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Limited Scrolling]]
[[index]]
!!Horizontally-Oriented Levels
* ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' (some games)
* ''VideoGame/{{Amagon}}''
* ''VideoGame/AstroMarineCorps''
* ''VideoGame/AtlantisNoNazo''
* ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuturePartIIAndIII''
* ''VideoGame/CabbagePatchKidsAdventuresInThePark''
* ''VideoGame/CaptainComic''
* ''Vid
* ''VideoGame/DynamiteAlex''
* ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}''
* ''VideoGame/GenpeiToumaDen''
* ''VideoGame/KeystoneKapers''
* ''VideoGame/KidNikiRadicalNinja''
* ''VideoGame/SmurfRescueInGargamelsCastle''
* ''VideoGame/SpoilerAlert''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels''
* ''VideoGame/SupraMayroBross''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker''
* ''VideoGame/YouOnlyLiveOnce''
* ''VideoGame/ValiantHearts''
* ''VideoGame/WibbleWobble''

!!Vertically-Oriented Levels
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Dizzy}} Bubble Dizzy]]''
* ''VideoGame/IceClimber''
* ''VideoGame/{{Nebulus}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Putty}}''
* ''VideoGame/RainbowIslands''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Mixed-Orientation/Free-Form]]
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/TwentyXX''
* ''VideoGame/BlobWars - Attrition and Metal Blob Solid''
* ''VideoGame/LAbbayeDesMorts ''
* ''VideoGame/{{Abuse}}''
* ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland''
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventureOfLittleRalph''
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfRadGravity''
* ''VideoGame/AdventurePonies''
* ''VideoGame/AdventuresInTheMagicKingdom''
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfLomax''
* ''Against the Wall''
* ''VideoGame/AladdinCapcom''
* ''VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames''
* ''VideoGame/AlexKidd''
* ''VideoGame/AlfredChicken''
* ''VideoGame/AlienCarnage''
* ''VideoGame/AlienSoldier''
* ''VideoGame/AliensInfestation''
* ''VideoGame/AlisiaDragoon''
* ''VideoGame/AllOfOurFriendsAreDead''
* ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/SuperAnjeloLand2''
* ''VideoGame/ArcticAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/{{ARES}}''
* ''VideoGame/ArdyLightfoot''
* ''VideoGame/AssassinBlue''
* ''VideoGame/AssaultSuitsValken (a.k.a. Cybernator)''
* ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor''
* ''VideoGame/{{Athena}}''
* ''Atmosphir''
* ''VideoGame/AvoidTheNoid''
* ''[[VideoGame/AwesomePossum Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt]]''
* ''VideoGame/AuSable''
* ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt''
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooieGruntysRevenge''
* ''VideoGame/BarnyardBlast''
* ''VideoGame/BaronBaldric''
* For a weird case of Odd One Out (5a and 5c are both animations), [[http://battlefordreamisland.com/5b/ episode 5b]] of ''{{WebAnimation/Battle for Dream Island}} Again''
* ''VideoGame/BatmanSunsoft''
* ''VideoGame/BinaryBoy''
* ''VideoGame/BioMenace''
* ''VideoGame/BionicCommando''
* ''VideoGame/BlackKnightSword''
* ''VideoGame/{{Blackthorne}}''
* ''Webcomic/BladeKitten''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bleed}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{BOB}} B.O.B.]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Bonk}} Bonk's Adventure]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Boogerman}}''
* ''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob''
* ''VideoGame/{{Braid}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bravoman}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}''
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Bug}} BUG!]]''
* ''VideoGame/BunnyMustDie''
* ''VideoGame/{{Canabalt}}''
* ''VideoGame/CannonDancer''
* ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin''
* ''VideoGame/CastleOfElite''
* ''VideoGame/CastleOfMagic''
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' [[note]]Later installments became ActionAdventure Platformers. Then... well, the series helped name the {{Metroidvania}} genre.[[/note]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania I}}''
*** ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle''
*** ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheAdventure''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIBelmontsRevenge''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLegends''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDraculaX''
** ''VideoGame/KidDracula''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles''
* ''VideoGame/TheCatInTheHat''
* ''VideoGame/CatPlanet''
* ''VideoGame/CelestialMechanica''
* ''VideoGame/CharlieNinja''
* ''VideoGame/CharlieTheDuck''
* ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo''
* ''VideoGame/ChronosTwin''
* ''VideoGame/ClarencesBigChance''
* ''VideoGame/{{Claw}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Clonk}}'', among [[MixAndMatch about twenty other genres]].
* ''VideoGame/CloudberryKingdom''
* ''VideoGame/ClydesAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/ClydesRevenge''
* ''VideoGame/{{Cobalt}}''
* ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen''
* ''VideoGame/{{Commando 2}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheCompanyOfMyself''
* ''VideoGame/ConquestOfTheCrystalPalace''
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''
* ''VideoGame/CoolSpot''
* ''VideoGame/CopyKitty''
* ''VideoGame/CosmosCosmicAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/CostumeParty''
* ''VideoGame/CrescentPaleMist''
* ''VideoGame/CrystalCaves''
* ''VideoGame/CrystalTowers2''
* ''VideoGame/DangerousDave''
* ''VideoGame/DarkAges''
* ''VideoGame/DarkAngael''
* ''VideoGame/DarkCastle''
* ''VideoGame/TheDeerGod''
* ''VideoGame/{{Depict 1}}''
* ''VideoGame/DewysAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/DiamondHollowII''
* ''VideoGame/DimensionSpark''
* ''VideoGame/DinoRun''
* ''VideoGame/{{Diseviled}}''
* ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic''
* ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber''
* [[/index]]''Franchise/DonaldDuck''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Quackshot}}''
** ''VideoGame/TheLuckyDimeCaper''
** ''VideoGame/DeepDuckTrouble''
** ''VideoGame/DonaldInMauiMallard''
** ''VideoGame/DonaldDuckNoMahouNoBoushi''
* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Country Trilogy]]''
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1''
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest''
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat''
* ''VideoGame/DontLookBack''
* ''VideoGame/DoomTroopers''
* ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife''
* ''VideoGame/DragonsWake''
* ''VideoGame/DrChaos''
* ''VideoGame/DuckGame''
* ''VideoGame/DuckTales''
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem''
** ''VideoGame/{{Duke Nukem|I}}''
** ''VideoGame/DukeNukemII''
** ''VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject''
* ''[[VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail Dust: An Elysian Tail]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dustforce}}''
* ''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy''
* ''VideoGame/{{Electroman}}''
* ''VideoGame/ElectronicSuperJoy''
* ''VideoGame/ElfLand''
* ''VideoGame/ElShaddaiAscensionOfTheMetatron''
** ''VideoGame/EarnestEvans''
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''
* ''VideoGame/{{Endeavor}}''
* ''VideoGame/EnoughPlumbers''
* ''VideoGame/EryisAction''
* ''VideoGame/EverybodyEdits''
* ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsBreakinDaRules''
* ''VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/FBIFred''
* ''{{Videogame/Fez}}''
* ''VideoGame/FinalVision''
* ''VideoGame/FireAndIce''
* ''VideoGame/{{Flashback}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheFloorIsJelly''
* ''VideoGame/{{Framed 1995}}''
* ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet''
* ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet2''
* ''VideoGame/FreedomFall''
* ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}''
* ''VideoGame/GalaxiaChronicles''
* ''VideoGame/AGameWithAKitty''
* ''VideoGame/GarfieldCaughtInTheAct''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Genocide}} Genocide 2: Master of the Dark Communion]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gex}}''
* ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins''
** ''VideoGame/GargoylesQuest''
* ''VideoGame/GhostSongAJourneyOfHope''
* ''VideoGame/{{GIGADEEP}}''
* ''VideoGame/MrGimmick''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gish}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gods}}''
* ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets''
* ''VideoGame/TheGreatGianaSisters''
** ''Giana Sisters DS''/''Giana Sisters'' (iOS)
** ''VideoGame/GianaSistersTwistedDreams''
* ''VideoGame/GunmanClive''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gunpoint}}''
* ''VideoGame/GunValkyrie''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gyossait}}''
* ''VideoGame/HadesVanquish''
* ''VideoGame/{{Hagane}}''
* ''VideoGame/HaloZero''
* ''Videogame/HammerinHarry''
* ''VideoGame/HansKloss''
* ''VideoGame/HardHat''
* ''VideoGame/AHatInTime''
* ''VideoGame/HellYeahWrathOfTheDeadRabbit''
* ''VideoGame/{{hets}}''
* ''VideoGame/HighSeasHavoc''
* ''VideoGame/HocusPocus''
* ''VideoGame/{{Holdover}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheIconoclasts''
* ''VideoGame/IndianaRodent''
* ''VideoGame/IvyTheKiwi''
* ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''
* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''
** ''VideoGame/IWBTGFangames''
*** ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheFangame''
** ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuyGaiden''
* ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''
* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter (include elements of WideOpenSandbox and ThirdPersonShooter)''
** ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy''
** ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade''
** ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander''
* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jed}}''
* ''VideoGame/JellyBoy2''
* ''VideoGame/JetSetWilly''
* ''VideoGame/JettRocket''
* ''VideoGame/JillOfTheJungle''
* ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}}''
* ''VideoGame/JumpmanLives''
* ''VideoGame/TheJungleBook''
* ''VideoGame/KabukiQuantumFighter''
* ''VideoGame/KeithCourageInAlphaZones''
* ''VideoGame/KeioFlyingSquadron 2''
* ''VideoGame/KendoRage''
* ''VideoGame/{{Kenseiden}}''
* ''VideoGame/KidChameleon''
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarus''
* ''VideoGame/KingsleysAdventure''
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure''
** ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''
** ''VideoGAme/KirbysDreamLand3''
** ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''
** ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror''
** ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''
** ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe''
** ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}''
* ''VideoGame/KnightmareIITheMazeOfGalious''
* ''VideoGame/{{Knytt}}''
* ''VideoGame/KnyttStories''
* ''VideoGame/KoumajouDensetsu''
* ''[[KyaDarkLineage Kya: Dark Lineage]]''
* ''VideoGame/LadySia''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy''
* ''VideoGame/LegendOfKay''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfElLobodestroyoVsLaLigaDeLosVillanos''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames''
* ''VideoGame/LethalCrisis''
* ''VideoGame/LifeOfPixel''
* ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheLionKing''
* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet''
* ''VideoGame/TheLittleMermaid''
* ''VideoGame/LittleNemoTheDreamMaster''
* ''VideoGame/LittleSamson''
* ''VideoGame/{{Lucidity}}''
* ''VideoGame/LyleInCubeSector''
* ''VideoGame/MagicalDoropie''
* ''VideoGame/MagicalPopN''
* ''VideoGame/MagicianLord''
* ''Videogame/{{Magicite}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheMagicSchoolBus Explores the Solar System''[[note]]Technically a mini-game, but needed to progress through the game.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/MagicSwordHeroicFantasy''
* ''VideoGame/{{Malice}}''
* ''VideoGame/ManicMiner''
* ''VideoGame/MagicRampage''
* ''VideoGame/{{Mari0}}''
* ''VideoGame/MarkOfTheNinja''
* ''VideoGame/MathRescue''
* ''VideoGame/TheMaw''
* ''Franchise/MegaMan''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan1''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan4''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan5''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan8''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan9''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaMan10''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp''
*** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXMegaMan'' [[note]]What makes this one an interesting example is that ''[=SFxMM=]'' [[AscendedFanFic is a fan game that was picked up by Capcom for an official release.]][[/note]]
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManX1''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManX2''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManX3''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManX5''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManX6''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManX8''
*** ''VideoGame/MegaManMaverickHunterX''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'' fangames
** ''VideoGame/MakeAGoodMegaManLevelContest''
** ''VideoGame/MechanicMan''
** ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan3D Mega Man 3D]]''
** ''VideoGame/MegaMan72''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManDOSRemake''
** ''[[VideoGame/MegaManDrWilysFinalAttack Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Final Attack]]''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManMaximum''
** ''MegaManTheCRORQChronicles''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManTripleThreat''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManRevengeOfTheFallen''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManRocks''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManSuperFightingRobot''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManADayInTheLimelight''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManUnlimited''
** ''VideoGame/RockmanCX''
** ''VideoGame/Rockman2DeusExMachina''
** ''VideoGame/RockmanExhaust''
** ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity''
** ''VideoGame/RockmanNoConstancy''
*** ''VideoGame/RockmanNoExile''
** ''VideoGame/RockmenR'' (a doujin fangame that received a cease and desist from Capcom)
** ''VideoGame/MegaManRevolution''
** ''VideoGame/MegaGirl''
** ''VideoGame/MegaMansChristmasCarol''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManRockForce''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManXCorrupted''
** ''VideoGame/MegaMari'' (a ''Touhou'' parody of the Classic series by Twilight Frontier starting Marisa Kirisame and Alice Margatroid)
** ''VideoGame/MegaPony'' (A ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'' crossover game starring a pony version of Mega Man named Mega Pony.)
** ''Touhou Rock Maiden'' (another ''Touhou'' parody of the Classic series by the creators of ''Rockmen R'', this time staring Reimu Hakurei)
** ''VideoGame/SuperMegaMan2''
* ''VideoGame/MetalStorm''
* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}} ''(also an ActionAdventure)''''
** ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''
* ''VideoGame/MibiblisQuest''
* [[/index]]''Franchise/MickeyMouse''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/MickeyMousecapade''
** ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion''
** ''VideoGame/WorldOfIllusion''
** ''VideoGame/DisneysMagicalQuest''
** ''VideoGame/MickeyMania''
** ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''
** ''VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo''
* ''VideoGame/MidnightResistance''
* ''[[VideoGame/ThreeWonders Midnight Wanderers: Quest for the Chariot]]''
* ''VideoGame/MightyJillOff''
* ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''
* ''VideoGame/MindYourManors''
* ''VideoGame/MiniNinjas'' (Also an ActionAdventure)
* ''VideoGame/MissionInSnowdriftland''
* ''[[VideoGame/MilonsSecretCastle Milon's Secret Castle]]''
* ''VideoGame/MisslemanSpyStrike2''
* ''VideoGame/{{Momodora}}'' trilogy
* ''VideoGame/MonkeyShines''
* ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''
* ''VideoGame/MonsterParty''
* ''VideoGame/MontezumasRevenge''
* ''VideoGame/MontyMole''
* ''VideoGame/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''
* ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal''
* ''VideoGame/MrNutz''
* ''VideoGame/MrRobot''
* ''VideoGame/{{Muri}}''
* ''VideoGame/MutantMudds''
* ''VideoGame/MuteCrimson''
* ''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyRiseOfVicis''
* ''VideoGame/{{N}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/NappleTale Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream]]''
* ''VideoGame/TheNewZealandStory''
* ''VideoGame/NezumiMan''
* ''VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite (Also an ActionAdventure and/or BeatEmUp, depending on game)''
* ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods''
* ''VideoGame/NightSky''
* ''VideoGame/{{Nikujin}}''
* ''VideoGame/Nin2Jump''
* ''VideoGame/NinjabreadMan''
* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden''
* ''VideoGame/NinjaPizzaGirl''
* ''VideoGame/NinjaSenki''
* ''VideoGame/NinthRock''
* ''VideoGame/NyxQuest''
* ''Videogame/OdallusTheDarkCall''
* ''VideoGame/OneThousandAndOneSpikes''
* ''VideoGame/{{Oniken}}''
* ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest''
* ''VideoGame/{{Outland}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Owlboy}}''
* ''VideoGame/PaleBlue''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pandemonium}}''
* ''VideoGame/PharaohRebirth'' (also an episodic {{Metroidvania}})
* ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}''
** ''VideoGame/Pitfall3DBeyondTheJungle''
** ''VideoGame/PitfallTheLostExpedition''
* ''VideoGame/{{Plok}}''
* ''VideoGame/PoleNoDaibouken''
* ''VideoGame/PopfulMail''
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal the Flash Version}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Prehistorik}}''
* ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia''
* ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero''
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychosomnium}}''
* ''VideoGame/PsychoWaluigi''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pulseman}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Puppeteer}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Purple}}''
* ''VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome''
* ''VideoGame/RadicalRex''
* ''VideoGame/RalloGump''
* ''Franchise/{{Rayman}}''
** ''VideoGame/Rayman1995''
** ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}''
** ''VideoGame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc'' (a mix between platformer and BeatEmUp)
** ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''
** ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends''
* ''VideoGame/ReworkTheDeadEvil''
* ''VideoGame/RickDangerous''
* ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}''
* ''VideoGame/RoadRunnersDeathValleyRally''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}''
* ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/RockinKats''
* ''VideoGame/RockyRodent''
* ''VideoGame/RokkoChan''
* ''VideoGame/RollingThunder''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}''
* ''VideoGame/RunManRaceAroundTheWorld''
* ''VideoGame/RunSaber''
* ''VideoGame/{{Runbow}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Saira}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Scaler}}''
* ''VideoGame/ScurgeHive''
* ''Videogame/SecretAgent''
* ''VideoGame/{{Seiklus}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Shift}}''
* ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight''
* ''VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheWorld''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame''
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullmonkeys}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Skyblazer}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Socket}} (aka Time Dominator)''
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1''
*** ''VideoGame/SonicErazor''
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''
** ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Sonic CD]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogChaos Sonic Chaos]] ''
** ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''
** ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTripleTrouble Sonic Triple Trouble]]''
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogSpinball''
** ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix''
** ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth''
** ''VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland'' (''Sonic 3D Blast'' outside Japan)
** ''VideoGame/SonicJam''
** ''[[SonicTheHedgehogPocketAdventure Sonic Pocket Adventure]]''
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy''
** ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''
** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''
** ''VideoGame/SonicRushSeries''
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''
** ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' (platformer/racing hybrid)
** ''VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries''
** ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4''
** ''VideoGame/SonicColors''
** ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''
** ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''
* ''{{Somari}}''
* ''VideoGame/SpeedyEggbert''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunker}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' (Also a {{Roguelike}})
* ''VideoGame/SplosionMan''
** ''VideoGame/MsSplosionMan''
* ''VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsBattleForBikiniBottom''
* ''VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsSuperSponge''
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998''
** ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroSeasonOfIce''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroEnterTheDragonfly''
** ''VideoGame/Spyro2SeasonOfFlame''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroAttackOfTheRhynocs''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroOrangeTheCortexConspiracy''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroShadowLegacy''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceStationSiliconValley''
* ''VideoGame/Station37''
* ''VideoGame/StealthBastard''
* ''VideoGame/Stinkoman20X6''
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighter2010''
* ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Summit}}''
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand''
*** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins''
*** ''VideoGame/WarioLandSuperMarioLand3'' (actually part of the Wario series)
** ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''
*** ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1''
*** ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''
*** ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros2''
*** ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU''
*** ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU''
** ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing''
** ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong''
** ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''
** ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''
* ''[[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] series''
** ''VideoGame/WarioLandSuperMarioLand3''
** ''VideoGame/VirtualBoyWarioLand''
** ''VideoGame/WarioLandII''
** ''VideoGame/WarioLand3''
** ''VideoGame/WarioLand4''
** ''Wario Land: Shake It!''
** ''VideoGame/WarioWorld''
* ''Yoshi'' series
** ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland''
** ''VideoGame/YoshisStory''
** ''VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS''
** ''VideoGame/YoshisNewIsland''
* ''[[FanWorks/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Fan Games]]''
** ''VideoGame/AKoopasRevenge''
** ''VideoGame/BrutalMario''
** ''VideoGame/ChaosCompleXX''
** ''VideoGame/MushroomKingdomFusion''
** ''VideoGame/NewerSuperMarioBrosWii''
** ''VideoGame/NintendoNightmare''
** ''VideoGame/KaizoMarioWorld''
** ''VideoGame/TheSecondRealityProject''
** ''VideoGame/{{Something}}''
** ''VideoGame/SuperDemoWorldTheLegendContinues''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioFusionRevival''
** ''VideoGame/ASuperMarioThing''
** ''VideoGame/AnSMWCProduction''
** ''VideoGame/SuperPansyWorld''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorldPiranhaIsland''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3X''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosX''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario63''
** ''Videogame/SuperMarisaLand''
** ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarisaLand''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarisaWorld''
** ''VideoGame/PsychoWaluigi''
** ''VideoGame/NormalSuperMarioBros''
* ''Super VideoGame/MeatBoy''
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotnikLand''
* ''VideoGame/SuperStarWars''
* ''VideoGame/SyobonAction''
* ''VideoGame/TailsAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/TailConcerto''
* ''Franchise/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''
** ''VideoGame/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''
** ''VideoGame/Tak2TheStaffOfDreams''
** ''VideoGame/TakTheGreatJujuChallenge''
* ''VideoGame/TearAway''
* ''VideoGame/TechnicianTed''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempo}}''
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''
* ''VideoGame/{{Terramex}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheSmurfs1994''
* ''VideoGame/TheyBleedPixels''
* ''VideoGame/ThingThing (includes elements of a ThirdPersonShooter)''
* ''VideoGame/TinyToonAdventuresBustersHiddenTreasure''
* ''VideoGame/TitusTheFox''
* ''VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl: Panic on Funkotron''
* ''Videogame/{{Toki}}''
* ''VideoGame/TobariAndTheNightOfTheCuriousMoon''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tomba}}''
* ''VideoGame/TotallyRad''
* ''TowerOfHeaven''
* ''VideoGame/ToyStory''
* ''VideoGame/TransformersConvoyNoNazo''
* ''VideoGame/TreasureAdventureGame''
* ''VideoGame/TreasureHunterMan''
* ''VideoGame/{{Trine}}''
* ''VideoGame/TwelveThirteen''
* ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger''
* ''VideoGame/UmiharaKawase''
* ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Vectorman}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Vexx}}''
* ''VideoGame/ElViento''
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe''
* ''VideoGame/VinylGoddessFromMars''
* ''VideoGame/VividConceptions''
* ''VideoGame/VoodooVince''
* ''VideoGame/{{VVVVVV}}''
* ''VideoGame/WaiWaiWorld''
* ''VideoGame/{{Wardner}}''
* ''VideoGame/WarioWare''
* ''VideoGame/{{Whacked}}!''
* ''VideoGame/{{Whiplash}}''
* ''VideoGame/WiltLastBlossom''
* ''VideoGame/WonderBoy''
** ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterLand''
** ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIIMonsterLair''
** ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap''
** ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterWorld''
** ''VideoGame/MonsterWorldIV''
* ''VideoGame/WordRescue''
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfIllusion ''
* ''VideoGame/WithinADeepForest''
* ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors''
* ''VideoGame/ViViD''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xargon}}''
* ''VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope''
* ''VideoGame/YouHaveToWinTheGame''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zeliard}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zool}}''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

!!!3D Platform Games
[[folder:[=3D=] Platform Games]]
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/OneHundredAndTwoDalmatiansPuppiesToTheRescue''
* ''VideoGame/FortyWinks''
* ''VideoGame/AlphaWaves''
* ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice''
** ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns''
* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape''
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''
* ''BlinxTheTimeSweeper''
* ''VideoGame/BlobWars - Blob and Conquer''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}''
* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''
** ''VideoGame/{{Crash Bandicoot|1996}}''
** ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack''
** ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot3Warped''
** ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex''
** ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage''
** ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity''
* ''VideoGame/{{Croc}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Croc 2}}''
* ''VideoGame/DeBlob''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''
* ''VideoGame/EvilTwinCypriensChronicles''
* ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsBreakinDaRules''
** ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsShadowShowdown''
* ''VideoGame/FreezeME''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gift}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Glover}}''
* ''JumpingFlash'' series (a rare example of a first person platform game)
** ''VideoGame/JumpingFlash''
** ''VideoGame/JumpingFlash2''
* ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''
* ''VideoGame/{{Knack}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheKoreGang''
* ''VideoGame/LeFantabulousGame''
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX7''
* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge''
** ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst''
* ''VideoGame/TheMunchables''
* ''[[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2008 Prince of Persia (2008)]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''
* ''VideoGame/PacManWorld'' trilogy
** ''Pac-Man World''
** ''Pac-Man World 2''
** ''Pac-Man World 3''
* ''VideoGame/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures''
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank (which also dips into ActionAdventure and ThirdPersonShooter)''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked (which had less platforming than previous installments)''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters''
** ''VideoGame/SecretAgentClank''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFullFrontalAssault''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus''
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2016''
* ''VideoGame/RocketRobotOnWheels''
* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}: Spyro's Adventure'' (Nintendo3DS version)
** ''Skylanders: Giants'' (also Nintendo3DS version)
* ''Franchise/SlyCooper''
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''
* ''VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsBattleForBikiniBottom''
* ''VideoGame/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall''
* ''Franchise/TombRaider''
** ''[[VideoGame/TombRaiderTheAngelOfDarkness Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend Tomb Raider: Legend]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary Tomb Raider: Anniversary]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 Tomb Raider (2013)]]''
** ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider''
* ''VideoGame/TonicTrouble''
* ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]
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