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List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:49 pm
by GryeDor
I've looked for a resource like this, but haven't been able to find one to my liking. Wikipedia has some listed but the list is FAR from complete.

In general one of the main genres I gavitate toward are Platformers, and I greatly enjoy the style of the 2.5D platformer, so would appreciate seeing what else is available out there. Anways, looking for a collected list of 2.5D platformers. Whether we compile one, or if you have a link, either suits me.

Here's what we've got on the list so far.

Nintendo 64
• Goemon's Great Adventure
• Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
• Mischief Makers
• Yoshi's Story

Sony PlayStation
• Klonoa
• Strider 2
• Tomba!
• Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return
• Wild 9

Sega Saturn
• NiGHTS into Dreams
• Pandemonium

Nintendo Virtual Boy
• Wario Land

Nintendo Gamecube
• Adventure Island
• Bonk's Adventure
• Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat

Sony PlayStation 2
• Klonoa 2

Nintendo Wii
• New Super Mario Bros. Wii
• Donkey Kong Country Returns

Sony PSP
• Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
• Megaman Powered Up
• Megaman X Maverick Hunter

Nintendo DS
• New Super Mario Bros.
• Sonic Rush
• Sonic Rush Adventure

XBOX 360 and XBOX Live Arcade
• 'Splosion Man

Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Network
• LittleBigPlanet

Multiple Platforms
• Bionic Commando: Rearmed (PC, XBLA, PSN)
• Rocket Knight (PC, XBLA, PSN)
• Sonic Colors (Wii, NDS)
• Trine (PC, Mac, PSN)

Some of the others (i.e. Pacman World) are 3D Platformers (and others like Paper Mario and Odin Sphere are RPGs), or at least the parts I pulled up on YouTube were, and likewise with the list above, the parts I at least saw on YouTube were 2.5D (which, in my definition is a 2D or 3D character moving through a 3D environment yet confined to a singular 2D path). It seems the definition gets fishy with games that display a perspective ala 8-bit and 16-bit 2D platformers (like Bonk's Adventure and Sonic Rush Adventure above) but I put them on there anyways.

Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:52 pm
by Joostrevo
NiGHTS Into Dreams... is one

Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:52 pm
by optmusprimenumber
Wild 9 on the Playstation... the Earthworm Jim guys made it. Great game.

here's some of the first level: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUH8AGtsxnk

maybe you remember this commercial, it's awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5aFfa2qryk

Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:53 pm
by GryeDor
Joostrevo wrote:NiGHTS Into Dreams... is one


Oh yeah, good call!

Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:57 pm
by GryeDor
optmusprimenumber wrote:Wild 9 on the Playstation... the Earthworm Jim guys made it. Great game.

here's some of the first level: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUH8AGtsxnk

maybe you remember this commercial, it's awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5aFfa2qryk


You know... I vaguely remember that commercial but don't recall the game at all.. I'll have to put it on my list. Thanks!

Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:57 pm
by noiseredux
Adventure Island (GameCube)
Bonk's Adventure (GameCube)

Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:04 pm
by Ziggy587
Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP)

The main game is a 2.5D remake of Rondo of Blood, but it also includes the original as well as SotN.

Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:21 pm
by Hatta
Pacman World I.

Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:07 pm
by Lord_Santa
Tomba!
Tomba! 2

both for PlayStation 1

Re: List of 2.5D Platformers?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:17 pm
by avrame