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Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:06 pm
by Sputryk
Monty On The Run. The C64 has an absolutely cracking piece of work, but for sheer toughness - nay, it's evil really! - and tightness of play the nod must go to the Spectrum version. Fabulous. And anyway; how can one not like a game starring a summersaulting mole? Sheer brilliance in every respect.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:43 am
by the_hawk
8-bit: Auf Wiedersehen Monty
16-bit: Sonic 2
PS1 era Spyro 2
PS2 era Ratchet & Clank (is that a Platormer?)
PS3 Era Sonic Generations

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:23 am
by Eric
Chuckie Egg and Wizard Willy on 8-bits and Quackshot for 16 Bit.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:49 pm
by kleinemaus
How could I forget the classic C64 exclusive 'The castles of Dr Creep' (Broderbund), platform fun at its best with two players.
Also, Goonies on A8 or C64, excellent platform puzzle

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:26 pm
by IronMaidenRule
Arabian Nights on the Amiga, great music, game-play and level design with a good splash of comedy.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:31 pm
by clarance
Super Mario Land 2 on the Gameboy is my little favourite - Soccer Kid on the Amiga holds fond memories as well, although I never managed to get past the Russian Boss :(

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:26 pm
by NickLoTurco10
Rick Dangerous! Great music, sfx, beautiful pixels and stunningly hard gameplay! You had to memorise everything to progress but it kept you coming back for more.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:41 pm
by Smurph
I can't see past Super Mario World as the best platformer of all time, even though I was a total Sega fanboy back in the day. But since there's already tons of love for it, I'd like to give a shout out to Go! Go! Beckham! Adventure on Soccer Island, an underappreciated gem on the GBA. And I hate Beckham generally.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:09 pm
by Dave300
bounty bob wrote:Bounty Bob Strikes Back on the Atari. Love it and still play it today. Always reminds me of my mum as it was her favorite game too. Other faves have to be An Other World on PC and Wild Strawberries on the Atari 400.

ha, I thought Wild Strawberries was a type-in game from a magazine! My cousin had this game but replaced the coder's name with his and his wife's. I've got it as a cassette image for Atari800Win! Fantastic game! And thumb up for Miner 2049er/BBSB as well!

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:39 pm
by rossi46
Gods on the ST

Leander on Amiga

Alisia Dragoon on MegaDrive.

In that order.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:55 pm
by skinny
Croc on the Playstation. One of those games that turned up as a demo on a magazine disc and was good enough to go and buy. It was out when Nintendo had Mario 64 which I'll admit was better! But, it was an enjoyable game which was good to play, a bit challenging at times (including an annoying camera) but importantly was good enough to play to the end and feel you'd achieved something. I reckon it's a bit under-rated.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:59 am
by antsbull
Commander Keen IV: Goodbye Galaxy - still holds up brilliantly today, and the Sci-Fi theme is different to most platformers (fantasy or real world themes).

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:33 am
by crusto
kiwimike wrote:This is a great question! And a tricky one as Platform game is one that can cross definitions. I'd say Flashback! :wink: Although I still play Donkey Kong and DK Jnr to death on the jamma cab
You took the words out of my mouth! Flashback is superb, my more traditional choice would be Super Mario World. But there have been so many classics over the years.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:29 pm
by stvd
It's weird (not wrong) how people interpret "platform games".
Bubble Bobble, Donkey Kong, Flashback & Super Mario World.

All exceptional games (with platforms) but so completely different.
Then moving onto 3D platform games which make the games play &
feel completely different again.

Anyway, my favourite games that have jumping & platforms would be

Donkey Kong Jr, Bombjack, Black Tiger (arcade)
Manic Miner, Wanted! Monty Mole, Brian Bloodaxe, Dynamite Dan (all Spectrum) There's actually dozens more.
Super Mario World & 3 (SNES)
Sonic the Hedgehog (MD)

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:38 pm
by adippm82
I would have to go for Super Castlevania IV, even if it far too easy, if I can beat it, then it is a very easy game, but for sheer atmosphere and set pieces it is hard to beat, absolutely brilliant music and graphics.

I have a soft spot for Chuckie Egg on the Electron, played this a lot on a mate's machine, it seemed just to play a bit better than the Speccy one I had, and of course the main character does not have a block of yellow round him.

Also like Yoshi's Island on Snes, Fire and Ice and Gods on the Archimedes, and I have been playing the beautiful looking game on the CDi, The Apprentice a lot, although I am finding it hard as nails, not helped by my timekeeper chip's battery being dead.