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Submitted by WutangClam 513d ago | opinion piece

The Five Most Underrated Platformers of all Time

Ray Porreca of Entertainment Buddha writes: "Within the platforming genre as a whole, the robust selection of games available led to a variety of options. Starting from more simplistic 2D platforming games, the genre continued to grow all the way into massive, fully 3D games such as the Nintendo 64’s Super Mario 64. As platformers became more abundant, some of the best offerings quickly became out shadowed by games featuring company ‘mascots’ that dominated the market." (Heart of Darkness, Jersey Devil, Klonoa, Mischief Makers, PC, PS3, Retro, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Wii)

HAMM3RofBUDDHA  +   513d ago
I can honestly say I've never heard of any of these but would be willing to check them out if they release on PlayStation Now.
Ilovetheps4  +   513d ago
I played Ty the Tasmanian Tiger so much. It's amazing. If you have a PS2 lying around, pick it up for cheap. You won't regret it. I mean, haven't you ever wanted to use boomerangs as your weapon in a video game?
SilentNegotiator  +   512d ago
I personally found the Ty series just OK. Not bad, just OK. It was no Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie or Mario 64 or Spyro anyway.
3-4-5  +   512d ago
* Mystical Ninja 64
nope111  +   513d ago
Mischief Makers was amazing!111 loved that awesome game.
TheLyonKing  +   513d ago
One of the hardest games on the n64 but so addictive. Just picking up the wee guys and throwing them around gave me endless fun as a kid.
nirwanda  +   513d ago
I owned everyone of those games except ty, I loved mischief makers, I also loved klonoa.
Loadedklip  +   512d ago
Loved Mischief Makers ... I believe Treasure was the developer. Not sure why Nintendo doesn't just buy them.
dark-kyon  +   513d ago
Mischief Makers is a of more specials games what i been playing ever.
godofboobees  +   513d ago
Mystical ninja anyone?
nirwanda  +   513d ago
Hell yeah, crazy game, good multi player too.
Lighter9  +   513d ago
Shake shake
TWB  +   513d ago
Wow I wanna thank the person whoever made that article/brought it to this site.

Heart of Darkness ? I remember receiving a demo disc from a kelloggs rice crispies package when I was a kid and one of the games was so different and intimidating from the rest.

I only remembered the game itself but not the name and I have lost the demo disc ages ago. Now as a adult the game feels very tempting and interesting. Im definitely going to search for a legit copy of that game.

Ty the tasmanian tiger was also great, played that for hours at my friends house.

One game that I would have added to that list would be Tombi/Tomba (1/2), the second one is definitely my favourite game ever (combination of golden memories, nostalgia and childhood memories)
McScroggz  +   513d ago
Is Tomba too well known for a list like this? Not sure. Glad to see Klonoa number one, it was a really great platformer. I actually think it would be a great game for Sony to revive as a budget/downloadable only game. SCEJ get on it!
captainexplosion  +   513d ago
I've been playing Rayman Legends on Vita and I think that has to be the most underrated platformer Ive ever played. I consider the Ratchet series to be incredibly underrated too. Sure, they are popular games but they never got the credit they deserve. LBP Vita and Klonoa were also really underrated. Super Mario 3D Land was also considered great but still vastly underrated. I thought it was easily the best Mario game since Mario 3.
link2Dpast  +   513d ago
i never good grasp why Klonoa never caught on and became bigger. He fits the bill as a cool mascot, other than his name being confusing to spell, the games were great
Venox2008  +   512d ago
at least it got Wii remake, which sad was overlooked as well, but great..

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