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From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:20 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Hi guys, we're running a feature on platformers and would love to know what your favourite one is.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:37 am
by The Laird
I have never been a massive fan of platformers but I adore the Bubble Bobble games, especially the first one. They are are true timeless classics that can warm even the coldest heart.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:06 am
by Mayhem
There will probably be a lot of Mario and Sonic mentions, so I'm going to plump for Impossible Mission on the C64. A timeless classic that combines ingenuity, deviousness, and repeatedly stabs at your brain to make it think. If you die, it's your fault, and you can't say that about a lot of platformers.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:24 am
by ncf1
I cant go past the original Bubble Bobble. Its the only platformer I still play yearly - and on multiple formats - since it came out, and I actually dont see that trend stopping anytime soon.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:34 am
by Megamixer
For a more modern choice, Spyro the Dragon. It's a tough call between the original and the first sequel but I have fond memories of the first game's music and levels. Sure, there was nothing revolutionary about it but it had charm, a polished design and an ace Stuart Copeland soundtrack. Much better than today's Skylanders incarnation of Spyro.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:08 pm
by gman72
Pandamonium one and two on psone. Stunning 3d platformers and hard as nails.

Castlevania series - well the earlier ones - gothic horror platforming?

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:51 pm
by Morkin
Klonoa on the Playstation always evokes great gaming memories along with the GBA versions. Of the more recent platformers, Rayman Origins on the Vita is/was a cracking platformer. Superb graphics & gameplay which played wonderfully on the Vita.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:52 pm
by NES Max
Wholly unoriginal, I know, but to me Super Mario Bros. 3/Super Mario World are still the pinnacle.

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:22 pm
by ZeroCipher
So many to pick from but Sonic the hedgehog (Mega Drive) for its time very fast and action packed.

Also Bruce Lee on the Spectrum

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:49 pm
by jdanddiet
Even after all these years, I still love a go on chuckie egg every now and then

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:50 pm
by Doddsy
Elite Systems Rollercoaster on the Speccy. A platformer set in a Funfair - Cool!

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:04 pm
by kleinemaus
I have to go with the classics:

Pitfall II
H.E.R.O.
Miner 2049er
Mario Bros.
Jumpman and Jumpman Jr.
and the EA classic: Hard Hat Mack

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:06 pm
by kleinemaus
Draconus and Chuckie Egg on A8
and Wild 9 on PSX

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:50 pm
by Gibberish Driftwood
Great Giana Sisters on the Commie 64. This was a great(pun not intended) Super Mario substitute.
Who needs overweight plumbers when you can play with punk girls?

Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:33 pm
by HalcyonDaze00
Spelunky is the best platform game ever made.

Best of the retro games are Giana Sisters and Bubble Bobble.