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Vertical platformer

Genre
Platforming games in which the player must ascend or descend a level in order to reach their goal. Classic single-screen examples include Space Panic and Donkey Kong, but vertical scrolling techniques are frequently used to extend the effective level height as demonstrated in Ice Climber [アイスクライマー], Mr. Driller [ミスタードリラー] and Downwell. Ladders and springs are frequently used to facilitate movement between horizontal platforms in ascending platformers. In contrast, breakable blocks are frequent components of descending platformers, which inhibit the action of gravity on the player.
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Also known as
  • ascending platformer
  • descending platformer
  • ladder platformer
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Games 108

Title / Release date
  • 2.62
    18
    1
    1980 oct 1980 Vertical platformer Arcade
  • 2.23
    11
    1
    1980 nov 1980 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.15
    4
    1981 1981 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.84
    889
    4
    1981 09 jul 1981 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.73
    7
    1982 1982 Vertical platformer Arcade
  • 3.00
    3
    1982 1982 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 3.50
    1
    1982 1982 Vertical platformer Single-screen platformer
  • 1.00
    1
    Building Hopper [ビルディングホッパー]
    1982 1982 Vertical platformer
  • 2.00
    3
    1982 may 1982 Vertical platformer
  • 2.71
    280
    3
    1982 01 aug 1982 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.49
    16
    1982 aug 1982 Vertical platformer Arcade
  • 1.01
    5
    1982 oct 1982 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 1.28
    2
    1982 oct 1982 Vertical platformer
  • 2.07
    17
    1982 nov 1982 Superhero Vertical platformer
  • 2.25
    8
    Ponpoko [ポンポコ]
    1982 nov 1982 Vertical platformer
  • 2.96
    12
    1983 1983 Arcade 2D platformer
  • 1.00
    1
    1983 1983 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.25
    5
    1983 1983 Vertical platformer
  • 1.00
    1
    1983 1983 Vertical platformer
  • 3.00
    1
    1983 feb 1983 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 1.98
    11
    1983 mar 1983 Vertical platformer
  • 2.84
    91
    2
    1983 jun 1983 Action 2D platformer
  • 2.05
    3
    1983 oct 1983 Vertical platformer
  • 2.25
    5
    1983 oct 1983 Vertical platformer Arcade
  • 1.72
    56
    1
    Donkey Kong Jr. Math [ドンキーコングJR.の算数遊び]
    1983 12 dec 1983 Single-screen platformer Math
  • 2.79
    5
    1984 jan 1984 Vertical platformer Arcade
  • 2.56
    5
    1984 1984 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 1.90
    5
    1984 feb 1984 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.50
    1
    1984 feb 1984 Vertical platformer Arcade
  • 2.37
    313
    5
    1985 30 jan 1985 Vertical platformer 2D platformer
  • 3.09
    4
    1986 oct 1986 Vertical platformer
  • 1.70
    33
    Mickey Mousecapade [ミッキーマウス 不思議の国の大冒険]
    1987 06 mar 1987 2D platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.95
    18
    Penguin Land [どきどき ペンギンランド 宇宙大冒険]
    1987 18 aug 1987 Puzzle platformer Vertical platformer
  • 3.17
    44
    1987 oct 1987 Vertical platformer Fantasy
  • 3.27
    14
    1988 09 sep 1988 Single-screen platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.00
    2
    1988 dec 1988 Vertical platformer
  • 1.25
    2
    1991 jan 1991 Comical action game Vertical platformer
  • 3.68
    6
    1991 1991 Surrealism 2D platformer
  • 1.90
    10
    1992 1992 2D platformer Vertical platformer
  • 2.95
    23
    Bubble Bobble Part 2 [バブルボブル2]
    1993 aug 1993 Comical action game Vertical platformer
  • 1996 nov 1996 Vertical platformer
  • 1997 1997 Vertical platformer
  • Moon Light Panic [ムーンライトパニック]
    1997 1997 Vertical platformer
  • 1998 18 dec 1998 Vertical platformer
  • 3.37
    16
    2000 jul 2000 Vertical platformer Action puzzle
  • 4.00
    4
    2001 mar 2001 Vertical platformer Action puzzle
  • 2.73
    52
    2001 22 dec 2001 Vertical platformer Arcade
  • 3.15
    3
    Mr. Driller A (Ace): Fushigi no Pacteria [ミスタードリラーエース ふしぎなパクテリア]
    2002 23 aug 2002 Vertical platformer Action puzzle
  • 3.57
    17
    Mr. Driller: Drill Land [ミスタードリラードリルランド]
    2002 20 dec 2002 Vertical platformer Action puzzle
  • 1.00
    1
    2004 2004 Vertical platformer
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