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Submitted by O-D-C 693d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Best 2D Platformers

Alex St-Amour from 3GEM writes: 'The 2D platformer, one of gaming’s stalwart franchises in the late 80s and early 90s, has made a comeback in recent years thanks to efforts of small independent developers as well as mega-corporations like Nintendo and SEGA putting their best feet forward as they scroll from left to right. For this week’s Top 10, we decided to highlight the best of the genre that many of us cut our gaming teeth on.' (Bit.Trip Runner, Limbo, LittleBigPlanet, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Rayman Legends, Retro, Super Meat Boy, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

lonelyplayer  +   693d ago
Rayman legends must be in top 5 and it's for sure better platformer than limbo.
DeathOfTheFanBoy  +   693d ago
Stronly agree with the number one spot but have to say (and I think most who have played it would agree) Max the curse of brotherhood is an amazing piece of artwork and certainly deserves a place in this top ten.

If you enjoyed old school Nintendo games back in the day and own an XB1 I cant recommend Max enough, for £12 it's worth every penny. I actually finished the game and immediately started playing from the beginning again.
Geekman  +   692d ago
That game rivals 3D World.
3-4-5  +   693d ago
no SM3 ? no Sonic 2 ? missing like 20 other great games. weak list.
ColeMacGrath  +   693d ago
"missing like 20 other great games"

Top 10.

And it's their own opinion?
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DualWielding  +   693d ago
how can super mario bros 3 not be on the list? also I would not call Limbo a platformer, it is a puzzle game.
btmgov  +   693d ago
Laughable...........
WeAreLegion  +   693d ago
Donkey Kong Country 2 deserves it. Super Mario World is good, but I'd put SMB3 or Yoshi's Island above it. And Yet It Moves is also incredible. It never seems to make these lists though. Also, why that Kirby?
Geobros  +   693d ago
I agree!! Best platform of all time for me its DKC 2!! Though, SMW is an epic game, so epic but I don't understand why is missing Super Mario Bros 3?

Ducktales was wonderful but Ducktales 2 was much much better.

Kirby DS was a great platform but Kirby's Adventure or Kirby Dreamland were epic too.

I would add in that list Wario Land for sure and cave story.

I have been playing platform games from NES era and I have to admit that Plok deserves to be in top 10. A game not so famous but much better than many games I see in that list...
WeAreLegion  +   692d ago
Agreed with all of that. Also, H.E.R.O. on the Atari 2600.
ChickeyCantor  +   692d ago
Yoshi's Island is still to this day one of the BEST paltformers ever. It's creative in so many ways. I never felt the same for the new iterations though.
lemoncake  +   692d ago
Very difficult to make a top ten in this genre, personally I would have wonderboy 2 or 3 somewhere in there.
TheLastGuardian  +   692d ago
LittleBigPlanet - LBP2 was infinitely better imo.

Super Meat Boy - I would buy the crap out of this if it came to the Vita.

Rayman Legends - "took everything its prequel did and made it a million times better."
Ehhhh, I was pretty disappointed with the Murphy levels and the lack of new treasure chase levels. Origins was more challenging yet it wasn't impossible to platinum like Legends. In fact I enjoyed Origins so much I got the platinum in the PS3 and Vita version. All I wanted from the sequel was more of the same with online co-op. I vastly prefer Rayman Origins.
nintendo3ds  +   692d ago
Definitely should be patapon 3. Best game ever happen to me..
Ol_Boy  +   692d ago
No Tomba? Tomba was awesome.
pennywhyz  +   692d ago
Terrable list.
alti  +   692d ago
Total shite. Filled with bias and very little good reason why any of it was selected. The domain has been noted. Definitely not clicking on any more stories from their lame, soulless ass.
TheGrimReaper0011  +   692d ago
Huh, is Kirby Canvas Curse even a platformer?
Even if it is, I thought it was mostly okay
Rayman Legends is better than Limbo IMHO
I think Little Big Planet 2 was a better platformer than the first
The rest are some real good platformers though
O-D-C  +   692d ago
To be fair the article does state '1 entry per franchise'

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