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- In Chapter 2 of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT, Suzuka uses her Ice Shields to create some stepping stones for Arisa to help her reach a high target when Arisa insists on Roof Hopping instead of flying since "humans aren't able to just ... start flying all of the sudden"
- Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Mental Models use their Klein Field as this.
- In the Mabinogion, the giant Bendigeidfran lets his men use him as a bridge. A fo ben, bid bont ("He who would be a head, let him be a bridge")!
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!: one level requires the Kongs to throw barrels in the water as platforms, since the water is occupied by a Nibbla.
- One of the brush techniques in Ōkami creates lily pads on water for you to stand on.
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 has the Cloud Cap which makes clouds under Mario.
- Several of the Mega Man games have a power that lets you summon up to three platforms.
- The first game had a weapon that allowed you to fire a temporary platform from his arm cannon, and was necessary to complete the game.
- Mega Man 2 had the "1", "2", and "3" devices, which created platforms of various types: "1" were platforms that floated up in midair, "2" was a platform that traveled horizontally, and "3" climbed against walls.
- Later games featured Mega Man's canine sidekick Rush, whose "Rush Jet" functioned as a moving, midair platform. Rush also gained Spring and Marine versions.
- Mega Man 5 had the "Super Arrow", which stuck to walls and could be used as temporary platforms.
- Mega Man 9 had the "Concrete Shot", which upon impact created a temporary block to stand on.
- Mega Man & Bass had the ice wall, which fired out an ice pillar. Megaman or Bass can then push the ice pillar and stand on it like a rideable platform.
- In Mega Man Powered Up, when playing as Ice Man, his Ice Slasher turns enemies into blocks of ice that can be stepped on.
- Likewise, a number of the Mega Man X games have one.
- Mega Man X had Shotgun Ice. When charged to full, it became an ice sled that X could ride on, in a manner similar to Ice Wall from Mega Man & Bass.
- Mega Man X2 had Crystal Hunter, which trapped weaker enemies in crystal blocks that you could step on.
- A Charged Frost Spear in Mega Man X3, but only when in the water (it becomes a large ice block underwater).
- Lightning Web from Mega Man X4 creates an improvised wall to Wall Jump on.
- Ice Burst from Mega Man X6 fires out a snowball accompanied by two ice projectiles. X can move the snowball and stand on it.
- Half-Life 2: You can put bits of scrap and other rubbish on the sand to avoid disturbing the Antlions.
- In Scribblenauts, you can write the name of any object you want, such as "dock" or even "floating platform".
- I Wanna Be the Guy: in the second screen, you need to shoot one of the spikes on the wall to knock it over and use it as a platform.
- Also, when fighting Birdo and Zangief, you have to jump on the things they shoot at you to be able to shoot at the boss.
- Metroid: the Ice Beam and Ice Missile are used to make improvised platforms out of things such as enemies.
- From Super Metroid on, the fight against Kraid always features Samus needing to jump on the things Kraid shoots at her in order to reach his face.
- In Deadpool, the eponymous character once uses his speech bubbles to cross a river.
- Valkyrie Profile has Lenneth able to use her crystal shots as platforms to get to higher places.
- The ice arrows are used to make platforms on the water in the Great Bay Temple of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
- Similarly, Batman: Arkham City introduces the freeze blast, a grenade using Mister Freeze's cryogenic technology to create breakable platforms on the surface of water.
- Battle Engine Aquila lets you land on any surface big enough to hold you, including enemy battleships and aircraft. Ocean levels will require you to do this, since there's nowhere else to land.
- In the obscure game Back To Stone for the GBA, your basic attacks turn the enemies into stone blocks after defeating them. These can be used as platforms or for weighing down switches.
- To cross water and lava in Magicka and Magicka 2, the wizards have to freeze it into a platform using the Cold element. Cue a bunch of wizards firing off poorly aimed freezing spells as they slide along the ice.