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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]]''

A Platform Game or {{Platformer}} is a subgenre of {{Action Game}} characterized by gameplay dominated by jumping between platforms of varying heights while avoiding enemies and obstacles. As a rule, {{Player Character}}s in a platformer can [[InASingleBound jump really high]] and, are usually able to [[JumpPhysics change direction in mid-air]] to correct their trajectory. Climbing, swinging, and other acrobatic maneuvers may also be utilized to get around. 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 platform games evolved out of arcade games like ''VideoGame/SpacePanic'' (1980) (which had platforming through climbing ladders, but no jumping) and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', released a year later, [[UrExample added the ability to jump between platforms and over obstacles]]. Many early platformers had a single static screen with a common goal being to either reach the top of the stage or collect all of a certain item. ''JumpBug'' was the first game to use side scrolling levels. 1984 saw the release of ''PacLand'' [[TropeMaker a game that would serve as inspiration]] for the game that would [[TropeCodifier popularize]] the platformer ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1''.

''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' popularized the idea of defeating enemies by [[GoombaStomp jumping directly on them]] and many other platformers have followed suit. However, the presence of this trope isn't necessary for a game to be considered a platformer as games such as ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', 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). Pure first-person platforming tends to be rather uncommon, due to [[FirstPersonGhost not being able to see where your feet may touch the ground]], but it's not impossible to pull off well; see ''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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!! Tropes associated with Platformers:

* InASingleBound: At a minimum platformer characters can leap two times their height and often far more than that.

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

!!!Early 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/{{Woah 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''
* ''VideoGame/DynamiteAlex''
* ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheFlintstonesTheRescueOfDinoAndHoppy''
* ''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]]

!!!2D Platform Games
[[folder:[=2D=] Platform Games]]
[[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/TheAngryVideoGameNerdIIAssimilation''
* ''VideoGame/SuperAnjeloLand2''
* ''VideoGame/ArcticAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/{{ARES}}''
* ''VideoGame/ArdyLightfoot''
* ''VideoGame/AssassinBlue''
* ''VideoGame/AssaultSuitsValken (a.k.a. Cybernator)''
* ''VideoGame/{{Astal}}''
* ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor''
* ''VideoGame/{{Athena}}''
* ''Atmosphir''
* ''VideoGame/AvengingSpirit''
* ''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/BerenstainBearsCampingAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/BinaryBoy''
* ''VideoGame/BingoTheMultiva''
* ''VideoGame/BioMenace''
* ''VideoGame/BionicCommando''
* ''VideoGame/BlackKnightSword''
* ''VideoGame/{{Blackthorne}}''
* ''VideoGame/BlackTiger''
* ''Webcomic/BladeKitten''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bleed}}''
* ''VideoGame/BlenderBros''
* ''[[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/{{Capsized}}''
* ''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/TheCatInTheHat''
* ''VideoGame/CatPlanet''
* ''VideoGame/CelestialMechanica''
* ''VideoGame/CharlieNinja''
* ''VideoGame/CharlieTheDuck''
* ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo''
* ''VideoGame/ChronosTwin''
* ''VideoGame/ChuckRock''
* ''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/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage''
* ''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/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/EagleIsland''
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''
* ''VideoGame/{{Endeavor}}''
* ''VideoGame/EnoughPlumbers''
* ''VideoGame/EryisAction''
* ''VideoGame/EverybodyEdits''
* ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsBreakinDaRules''
* ''VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/FBIFred''
* ''VideoGame/FelixTheCat''
* ''VideoGame/FelixTheCatByDragonCo''
* ''VideoGame/{{Fez}}''
* ''VideoGame/FinalVision''
* ''VideoGame/FireAndIce''
* ''VideoGame/{{Flashback}}''
* ''VideoGame/FlatKingdom''
* ''VideoGame/{{Flinthook}}''
* ''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/GenericMan''
* ''VideoGame/GhostSongAJourneyOfHope''
* ''VideoGame/{{GIGADEEP}}''
* ''VideoGame/MrGimmick''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gish}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gods}}''
* ''VideoGame/GrandDadMania''
* ''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/HoratioTheThirdSeniorManjensenWithKnuckles''
* ''VideoGame/{{Hue}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheIconoclasts''
* ''VideoGame/IndianaRodent''
* ''VideoGame/IvyTheKiwi''
* ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''
* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''
** ''VideoGame/IWBTGFangames''
*** ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheFangame''
** ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuyGaiden''
* ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''
* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jed}}''
* ''VideoGame/JellyBoy2''
* ''VideoGame/JetSetWilly''
* ''VideoGame/JettRocket''
* ''VideoGame/JillOfTheJungle''
* ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}}''
* ''VideoGame/JumpmanLives''
* ''VideoGame/TheJungleBook''
* ''VideoGame/KabukiQuantumFighter''
* ''VideoGame/{{Karnov}}''
* ''VideoGame/KeithCourageInAlphaZones''
* ''VideoGame/KeioFlyingSquadron 2''
* ''VideoGame/KendoRage''
* ''VideoGame/{{Kenseiden}}''
* ''VideoGame/KidChameleon''
* ''VideoGame/KidKlownInNightMayorWorld''
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarus''
* ''VideoGame/KingsleysAdventure''
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure''
** ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''
** ''VideoGAme/KirbysDreamLand3''
** ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror''
** ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''
* ''VideoGame/KnightmareIITheMazeOfGalious''
* ''VideoGame/{{Knytt}}''
* ''VideoGame/KnyttStories''
* ''VideoGame/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuOFukkatsuNoBeldia''
* ''VideoGame/KoumajouDensetsu''
* ''[[KyaDarkLineage Kya: Dark Lineage]]''
* ''VideoGame/LadySia''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDarkWitch
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDarkWitch2
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDarkWitch3
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfElLobodestroyoVsLaLigaDeLosVillanos''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames''
* ''VideoGame/LethalCrisis''
* ''VideoGame/LifeOfPixel''
* ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheLionKing''
* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet''
* ''VideoGame/TheLittleMermaid''
* ''VideoGame/LittleNemoTheDreamMaster''
* ''VideoGame/LittleSamson''
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' games:
** ''VideoGame/BugsBunnyInDoubleTrouble''
** ''VideoGame/LooneyTunes''
** ''VideoGame/LooneyTunesCarrotCrazy''
** ''VideoGame/SpeedyGonzalesLosGatosBandidos''
* ''VideoGame/{{Lucidity}}''
* ''VideoGame/LyleInCubeSector''
* ''VideoGame/MagicalDoropie''
* ''[[VideoGame/MagicalPopN Magical Pop'n]]''
* ''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''
* ''VideoGame/McDonaldsTreasureLandAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/McKids''
* ''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/MegaMan11''
*** ''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/MegaMaker''
** ''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/MegaManTheFinalChapter''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManTripleThreat''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManRevengeOfTheFallen''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManRocks''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManShatteredDiamond''
** ''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''
* ''VideoGame/MibiblisQuest''
* ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker''
* [[/index]]''Franchise/MickeyMouse''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/MickeyMousecapade''
** ''VideoGame/MickeyMouseIIIDreamBalloon''
** ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion''
** ''VideoGame/WorldOfIllusion''
** ''VideoGame/DisneysMagicalQuest''
** ''VideoGame/MickeyMania''
** ''VideoGame/MickeyNoTokyoDisneylandDaibouken''
* ''VideoGame/MidnightResistance''
* ''[[VideoGame/ThreeWonders Midnight Wanderers: Quest for the Chariot]]''
* ''VideoGame/MightyJillOff''
* ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''
* ''VideoGame/MindYourManors''
* ''VideoGame/MiniNinjas'' (Also an ActionAdventure)
* ''[[Manga/MiracleGirls Miracle Girls]]''
* ''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/{{Nefarious}}''
* ''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/OutToLunch''
* ''VideoGame/{{Owlboy}}''
* ''VideoGame/PaleBlue''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pandemonium}}''
* ''VideoGame/PharaohRebirth'' (also an episodic {{Metroidvania}})
* ''VideoGame/PewDiePieLegendOfTheBrofist''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}''
** ''VideoGame/SuperPitfall''
** ''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/RabiRibi''
* ''VideoGame/RadicalRex''
* ''VideoGame/RainWorld''
* ''VideoGame/RalloGump''
* ''Franchise/{{Rayman}}''
** ''VideoGame/Rayman1995''
** ''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/{{Rusty}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Saira}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Scaler}}''
* ''VideoGame/ScurgeHive''
* ''VideoGame/SecretAgent''
* ''VideoGame/{{Seiklus}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Shift}}''
* ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight''
* ''VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheWorld''
* ''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/SonicJam''
** ''[[SonicTheHedgehogPocketAdventure Sonic Pocket Adventure]]''
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy''
** ''VideoGame/SonicRushSeries''
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4''
** ''VideoGame/SonicMania''
* ''VideoGame/{{Somari}}''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceStationSiliconValley''
* ''VideoGame/SparkTheElectricJester''
* ''VideoGame/SpeedyEggbert''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunker}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' (Also a {{Roguelike}})
* ''VideoGame/SplosionMan''
** ''VideoGame/MsSplosionMan''
* ''VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsBattleForBikiniBottom''
* ''VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsSuperSponge''
* ''VideoGame/SpyroSeasonOfIce''
** ''VideoGame/Spyro2SeasonOfFlame''
* ''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/SuperMarioRun''
* ''[[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] series''
** ''VideoGame/WarioLandSuperMarioLand3''
** ''VideoGame/VirtualBoyWarioLand''
** ''VideoGame/WarioLandII''
** ''VideoGame/WarioLand3''
** ''VideoGame/WarioLand4''
** ''Wario Land: Shake It!''
* ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' series
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld2YoshisIsland''
** ''VideoGame/YoshisStory''
** ''VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS''
** ''VideoGame/YoshisNewIsland''
[[/index]]
* ''[[FanWorks/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Fan Games]]''[[index]]
** ''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''
* ''VideoGame/TearAway''
* ''VideoGame/TechnicianTed''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempo}}''
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''
* ''VideoGame/{{Terramex}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheSmurfs1994''
* ''VideoGame/ThetaVsPi7''
* ''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''
* ''VideoGame/{{Towerclimb}}''
* ''TowerOfHeaven''
* ''VideoGame/ToyStory''
* ''VideoGame/TransformersConvoyNoNazo''
* ''VideoGame/TreasureAdventureGame''
* ''VideoGame/TreasureHunterMan''
* ''VideoGame/TwelveThirteen''
* ''VideoGame/UmiharaKawase''
* ''VideoGame/{{Uurnog}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Vectorman}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Vexx}}''
* ''VideoGame/ElViento''
* ''VideoGame/VinylGoddessFromMars''
* ''VideoGame/VividConceptions''
* ''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/{{Wuppo}}''
* ''VideoGame/ViViD''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xargon}}''
* ''VideoGame/YoNoid''
* ''VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope''
* ''VideoGame/YouHaveToWinTheGame''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zeliard}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zool}}''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

!!!2.5D Platform Games
[[folder:[=2.5D=] Platform Games]]
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze''
* ''VideoGame/FlatKingdom''
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''
** ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''
** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''
** ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe''
** ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Trine}}''
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

!!!Isometric Platform Games
[[folder:Isometric Platform Games]]
[[index]]
* Congo Bongo
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''
** ''VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland''
** ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth''
** ''VideoGame/SegaSonicTheHedgehog''
* ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroSeasonOfIce''
** ''VideoGame/Spyro2SeasonOfFlame''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroAttackOfTheRhynocs.''
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG The Legend of the Seven Stars'' (an Isometric platformer / turn based RPG hybrid)
* ''VideoGame/KidKlownInCrazyChase''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

!!!3D Platform Games
[[folder:[=3D=] Platform Games]]
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/OneHundredAndTwoDalmatiansPuppiesToTheRescue''
* ''VideoGame/FortyWinks''
* ''VideoGame/AlphaWaves''
* ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice''
** ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns''
* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape''
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''
* ''VideoGame/{{Blinx}}''
* ''VideoGame/BlobWars - Blob and Conquer''
* ''VideoGame/BugsBunnyLostInTime''
* ''VideoGame/ClusterTruck''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}''
* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''
** ''VideoGame/{{Crash Bandicoot|1996}}''
** ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack''
** ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped''
** ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex''
** ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity''
** ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy''
* ''VideoGame/{{Croc}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Croc 2}}''
* ''VideoGame/DeBlob''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''
* ''VideoGame/TheEmperorsNewGroove''
* ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''
* ''VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo''
* ''VideoGame/EvilTwinCypriensChronicles''
* ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsBreakinDaRules''
** ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsShadowShowdown''
* ''VideoGame/TheFantasticGame''
* ''VideoGame/FreezeME''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gift}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Glover}}''
* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter (include elements of WideOpenSandbox and ThirdPersonShooter)''
** ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy''
** ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade''
** ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander''
* ''Jumping Flash!'' series (a rare example of a first-person platform game)
** ''VideoGame/JumpingFlash''
** ''VideoGame/JumpingFlash2''
* ''VideoGame/KaoTheKangaroo''
* ''VideoGame/{{Knack}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheKoreGang''
* ''VideoGame/LeFantabulousGame''
* ''VideoGame/LegendOfKay''
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX7''
* ''VideoGame/MineirinhoUltraAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge''
** ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst''
* ''VideoGame/TheMunchables''
* ''VideoGame/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/PacManWorld'' trilogy
** ''Pac-Man World''
** ''Pac-Man World 2''
** ''Pac-Man World 3''
* ''[[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2008 Prince of Persia (2008)]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''
** ''VideoGame/Psychonauts2''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rambo}}''
* ''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/{{Rayman 2}}''
* ''VideoGame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc'' (a mix between platformer and BeatEmUp)
* ''VideoGame/RocketRobotOnWheels''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame''
* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}: Spyro's Adventure'' (UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS version)
** [[/index]]''Skylanders: Giants'' (also UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS version)[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/SkylarAndPluxAdventureOnCloverIsland''
* ''Franchise/SlyCooper''
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''
** ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''
** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''
** ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' (platformer/racing hybrid)
** ''VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries''
** ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''
** ''VideoGame/SonicColors''
** ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''
** ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''
** ''VideoGame/SonicForces''
* ''VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsBattleForBikiniBottom''
* ''VideoGame/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998''
** ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroEnterTheDragonfly''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroAttackOfTheRhynocs''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroOrangeTheCortexConspiracy''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail''
** ''VideoGame/SpyroShadowLegacy''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro''
* ''VideoGame/StarshineLegacy''
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsDroidworks''
* ''VideoGame/AStoryAboutMyUncle''
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall''
* ''Franchise/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''
** ''VideoGame/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''
** ''VideoGame/Tak2TheStaffOfDreams''
** ''VideoGame/TakTheGreatJujuChallenge''
* ''Franchise/TombRaider''
** ''VideoGame/TombRaiderTheAngelOfDarkness''
** ''VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend''
** ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary''
** ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013''
** ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider''
* ''VideoGame/TonicTrouble''
* ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger''
* ''VideoGame/VoodooVince''
* ''VideoGame/WarioWorld''
* ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]
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