Platform game

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A screenshot of the original Donkey Kong arcade platform game

Platform games, or platformers, are a very popular genre of video games that originated in the early 1980s. In the mid 1990s, they made the transition to 3D

Traditionally, the platform game scrolls left to right, with the playable character viewed from a side angle. The character climbs up and down ladders or jumps from platform to platform, fighting enemies, and often has the ability to gain powers or weapons. Later on, the term came to describe games where jumping on platforms, as opposed to shooting, was the main gameplay focus. These include games like Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Country. However, many platform games feature projectile weapons, including the Mario and Castlevania franchises.

Platform games are one of the most well-known types of video game outside the gaming community, which could be the reason games based on movies, television shows, and comic books tend to be of the platform variety.

Chronology of significant platform games

See also

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