A subgenre of PlatformGame, where the goal of each stage is for the player(s) to clear each stage by eliminating all the enemies.

While these games have the same basic mechanics of walking around and jumping as conventional platformers (which sequels to these often are), the stage design tends to be far more compact than games based on collecting things and/or finding the exit, with far less in the way of fixed hazards. Often each stage is just a single screen, with DirectionallySolidPlatforms to make it easier for the players and enemies to get at each other. Frenetic [[CoOpMultiplayer 2-player co-op action]] is often (but not always) the point.

Typically, players' primary attack works to trap or stun enemies, who then need to be finished off with some further effort that sends them flying all over the screen, taking out other enemies in their path, before turning into bonus items.

Compare PlatformFighter.

!!These games include:
* ''Bang Bang Busters''
* ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'' (the TropeCodifier)
* ''VideoGame/TheCavernsOfHammerfest''
* ''Chip Chan Kick!''
* ''VideoGame/CopyKitty''
* ''Diet Go Go''
* ''Don Doko Don''
* ''VideoGame/TheFairylandStory''
* ''Funky Jet''
* ''Hane Hane Paradise''
* ''Head Panic''
* ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac Returns''
* ''VideoGame/MagicalWhipWizardsOfPhantasmalForest''
* ''VideoGame/MarioBros''
* ''Metal Saver''
* ''Nightmare in the Dark''
* ''Ninja-kun: Majou no Bouken''
* ''Ninja Jajamaru-kun''
* ''Penguin Brothers''
* ''Pop'n Magic''
* ''VideoGame/RodLand''
* ''VideoGame/SabotenBombers''
* ''VideoGame/SnowBros''
* ''Spanky's Quest''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMethaneBros''
* ''VideoGame/TumblePop''
* ''Ultra Balloon''
* ''Woah Dave!''
* ''Yoyo's Puzzle Park''
* ''Zupapa!''