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Although the platforming genre’s heyday has predominantly passed, the type is still quite popular with gamers. After all, Mario generally continues to exude excellence, forcing his competitors to up their game plans or risk being forgotten. Sure, we’re certainly not seeing the volume of new genre entries and iterations like we did back in the 1990s, but that’s not to say it isn’t still going strong within a market that nowadays favours shooters over side-scrollers. Things have just changed.