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From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:20 am

Hi guys, we're running a feature on platformers and would love to know what your favourite one is.
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Post by The Laird » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:37 am

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.

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Post by Mayhem » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:06 am

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.
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Post by ncf1 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:24 am

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.

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Post by Megamixer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:34 am

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.
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Post by gman72 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:08 pm

Pandamonium one and two on psone. Stunning 3d platformers and hard as nails.

Castlevania series - well the earlier ones - gothic horror platforming?
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Post by Morkin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:51 pm

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.
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Post by NES Max » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:52 pm

Wholly unoriginal, I know, but to me Super Mario Bros. 3/Super Mario World are still the pinnacle.

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Post by ZeroCipher » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:22 pm

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
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Post by jdanddiet » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:49 pm

Even after all these years, I still love a go on chuckie egg every now and then
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Post by Doddsy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:50 pm

Elite Systems Rollercoaster on the Speccy. A platformer set in a Funfair - Cool!

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Post by kleinemaus » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:04 pm

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
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Post by kleinemaus » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:06 pm

Draconus and Chuckie Egg on A8
and Wild 9 on PSX

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Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:50 pm

Great Giana Sisters on the Commie 64. This was a great(pun not intended) Super Mario substitute.
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Re: From the forum issue 114 Platformers

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:33 pm

Spelunky is the best platform game ever made.

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

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