Ah, the usual blog backlash from morons who haven't even read it. I laugh at your ignorance.
In fact I laugh at the same people who desperately clutch at Chuckie Egg and other ancient gubbins as the last, best hope for gaming.. too stubborn to look at them without rose tinted spectacles. Let's face facts here. Most of these games suck today. Games evolve and improve over time. Saying these are the BEST platform games is like claiming the Penny Farthing is a better bike that the latest £4000 bike designed for all terrain (I don't know anything technical about bikes - but you know what I mean).
I think these games crop up again and again is because the people who desperately cling on to them secretly hate their lives now and would do anything to be a kid again. Maybe it's the dull job, ever decreasing hairline / expanding gut, ugly wife who doesn't put out anymore.. plus a wealth of other factors.. meaning playing Chuckie Egg or any other 8-bit home computer game, ludicrously claiming it to be better than any similar games made in the last 30 years, is the nearest thing they have to going back to 'the good old days'. Hitting a nerve here?
So a Best Platform Games feature in the mag is a predicable as it is tedious. I could probably write the entire list of games now and get 99% of what will appear right. Not because of my knowledge of platform games, but due to the sad predictability of the readers (well, the ones who use this forum anyway).
Bring on the negativity .. You all know this is true.
P.S. For the record Chuckie Egg, Manic Miner, Burger Time and a whole plethora of 8-bit games are very good. Still enjoyable today. Even though they look awful and have sound effects that sound like someone making fart sounds with their mouth. But I object to them being called better than games like Spelunky - which simply dumps over them.