platform game

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platform game

n
(Computer Science) a type of computer game that is played by moving a figure on the screen through a series of obstacles and problems
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We rather like the colourful 3D platformers, but unfortunately, the avalanche of gritty 'realistic' shooters and action platformers almost completely buried them.
The first three Crash games in the series made in the late 1990s hold up as some of the best platformers around, and this new package offers each one with slick, updated visuals.
Since 2006's Rayman Raving Rabbids, the characters have appeared in 12 mobile and console titles ranging from platformers to party games.
I only have to hear a few tinny pings of chip music to be transported back to the heady days of 8-bit graphics, and run and gun platformers so tough you literally wept with frustration.
This colourful joy of a game is the heir to the throne in side-scrolling puzzle platformers.
CASTLE OF ILLUSION (7+) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 IN gaming's distant past, platformers were the staple of the console scene.
The lack of online mode may frustrate those who have friends in far-flung places, but everyone else should dedicate some serious time to rediscovering a cracking console character and unearthing one of the best platformers you're likely to play in the next few months.
What separates Braid from the dozens of generic side-scrolling platformers on the market is the ability to rewind time.
Some of the animation seems quite scratchy, but that doesn't detract much from what must be described as one of the best platformers on the Xbox right now.
3D platformers need a hook - a thing that differentiates them from the rest - and Toejam and Earl has the funkiest hook in the genre.
Play Magazine called "Tak and the Power of Juju," "one of the most beautiful platformers I've ever seen.