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2D platformer

Genre
Platforming games that scroll from side to side, 2D platformers focus on horizontal and vertical jumping to reach an end goal. Common features are floating platforms, pitfalls, and enemies that are often defeated by being jumped on top of. Super Mario Bros. is generally considered the game that popularized 2D platformers, becoming one of the most successful video games of all-time. Other popular games include Donkey Kong Country, Kirby's Adventure, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Rayman.

NOTE: Some games are rendered with three-dimensional graphics, but that does not make them 3D platformers. Examples of three-dimensional 2D platformers include Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, New Super Mario Bros., and Yoshi's Story.
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Games 2,197

Title / Release date
  • 2.12
    6
    1980 nov 1980 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.84
    687
    3
    1981 09 jul 1981 Vertical platformer Single-screen platformer
  • 1.00
    1
    1981 dec 1981 Single-screen platformer Maze chase
  • 1982 1982 Single-screen platformer
  • 1.18
    5
    1982 1982 Single-screen platformer
  • 3.00
    1
    1982 1982 2D platformer Action-adventure
  • 1982 1982 2D platformer
  • 2.75
    12
    1982 1982 2D platformer
  • 2.50
    1
    1982 1982 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.83
    139
    2
    1982 20 apr 1982 2D platformer
  • 3.15
    123
    1
    1982 16 jul 1982 Elimination platformer Fantasy
  • 2.71
    212
    2
    1982 01 aug 1982 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.71
    25
    1982 aug 1982 Action 2D platformer
  • 2.95
    99
    1982 nov 1982 Arcade Puzzle platformer
  • 2.53
    80
    1
    1982 dec 1982 Single-screen platformer
  • 2.15
    3
    Congo Bongo [コンゴボンゴ]
    1983 1983 Single-screen platformer
  • Tropical Boy [トロピカルボー]
    1983 1983 Single-screen platformer
  • 2.41
    19
    1
    1983 1983 Single-screen platformer
  • 2.67
    6
    Nuts & Milk [ナッツ&ミルク]
    1983 1983 Puzzle platformer Single-screen platformer
  • 2.64
    15
    1983 1983 Single-screen platformer
  • 1983 1983 Single-screen platformer
  • 3.20
    9
    1983 1983 Arcade 2D platformer
  • 2.76
    2
    1983 1983 Horror Single-screen platformer
  • 2.57
    2
    1983 1983 Single-screen platformer
  • 2.50
    1
    1983 1983 Single-screen platformer
  • 3.50
    27
    1983 1983 2D platformer
  • 2.97
    91
    2
    1983 1983 Puzzle platformer Single-screen platformer
  • 1.94
    12
    1983 1983 Action-adventure Space
  • 2.92
    20
    1983 1983 2D platformer Single-screen platformer
  • 3.32
    3
    1983 1983 Action 2D platformer
  • 1.50
    2
    1
    1983 1983 Maze 2D platformer
  • 1.72
    16
    1
    1983 1983 2D platformer Puzzle platformer
  • 1983 feb 1983 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 3.19
    125
    1
    1983 20 mar 1983 2D platformer Arcade
  • 2.84
    33
    1983 may 1983 Space Shooter
  • 2.86
    77
    2
    1983 jun 1983 Action 2D platformer
  • 2.62
    469
    4
    1983 14 jul 1983 Elimination platformer Arcade
  • 2.76
    4
    1983 sep 1983 2D platformer
  • 3.14
    7
    1983 nov 1983 Maze Space
  • 1.76
    41
    1
    Donkey Kong Jr. Math [ドンキーコングJR.の算数遊び]
    1983 12 dec 1983 Math Single-screen platformer
  • 3.31
    5
    1
    1984 1984 2D platformer Arcade
  • 2.81
    16
    1
    1984 1984 Arcade Single-screen platformer
  • 3.00
    1
    1984 1984 2D platformer Pirate
  • 3.41
    19
    1984 1984 2D platformer Beat 'em up
  • 2.88
    4
    1984 1984 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.83
    3
    1984 1984 2D platformer
  • 2.77
    108
    1
    1984 1984 2D platformer Arcade
  • 1984 1984 Single-screen platformer
  • 3.25
    38
    1
    1984 1984 Action 2D platformer
  • 3.19
    17
    1
    1984 1984 2D platformer Collect-a-thon platformer
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