Platformer.

Rayman

Rayman
4

If you’re the least bit familiar with the console videogame market, you may know about UbiSoft’s Rayman. This side-scrolling action game originated from the same nest that brought us Nintendo’s Mario, Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, and Shiny Entertainment’s Earthworm Jim; it puts a cute action hero in the middle of intensive shooting, bashing, and jumping […]

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Arcade America

Arcade America
2.5

Arcade America is an platformer where our hero, Joey, has to find all manner of monsters spread across the US, from Woodstock to Alcatraz. Joey picks up ammo and extra life time by running over objects on the road as he goes from destination to destination. There are also numerous secret rooms in which can […]

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Toy Story

Toy Story
2

Given Toy Story had its original roots on the computer, you’d expect a game based the things would be an instant hit. Unfortunately, the film’s license and cast of colorful characters seem to be the only elements that survived this attempt to bring Toy Story’s big-screen delights to your PC monitor. Originally rushed to market […]

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Astreix & Obelix

Astreix & Obelix
3

Astreix & Obelix is a platform game where one player can choose to control either Asterix or Obelix. The mission of the two Gauls is to acquire artifacts from all across Europe. It’s obviously based on the popular French cartoon that depicts Roman Gaul, copying the same style and humor. The cool thing is you […]

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Earthworm Jim 2

Earthworm Jim 2
4

For those who aren’t familiar with Jim, he’s a worm. He runs. He jumps. He carries cows. Even though these games are really unessential (especially if you’re at all familiar with their console versions), there’s something about the gameplay Shiny Entertainment manages to coax out of the tired platform genre which makes these such engaging […]

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Ecco the Dolphin

Ecco the Dolphin
3

Sega of America, the company behind the once-mighty Genesis 16-bit game machine, is getting into PC publishing. Now that the Genesis has been surpassed by new, more powerful game machines — and since Sega’s own next-generation Saturn machine probably won’t be the success the Genesis was — Sega is looking to hedge its bets by […]

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Animaniacs: A Gigantic Adventure

Animaniacs: A Gigantic Adventure
3

Animaniacs: A Gigantic Adventure is a pretty straightforward platformer. Play as all three characters of the 1990s TV series (Yakko, Wakko, or Dot), pick up power-ups placed around each level, avoid enemies, get to the end of the level. All standard arcade fare. One aspect of the game that fails are the controls, which aren’t […]

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Taz: Wanted

Taz: Wanted
4

After about a decade of duding through horrible 3D ‘cartoon’ graphics, here we finally have a game based on an animated show with proper cell-shaded visuals to do justice to its source material. That’s pretty much the first thing you can notice in Taz: Wanted, a platformer which fully uses the Looney Tunes license, and […]

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Zorro

Zorro
2

In Capstone’s Zorro, the fabled hero of Old Mexico gets to show off his trademark moves in a side-scrolling platform puzzler that bears a striking resemblance to the classic Prince of Persia. Unfortunately, the resemblance is only artificial. The main problem with Zorro is its control — or the lack of it — which drags […]

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Rampage World Tour

Rampage World Tour
3

Rampage World Tour is a updated version of the classic Rampage. For starters, the playfield scrolls to the left and right, so you’re no longer limited to a single screen. Since there are more buildings to destroy, the gameplay has been sped up, and the monsters have some new moves — an added kick button […]

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