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Re: Favorite Single-Screen Platformers

by Gunstar Green Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:06 pm

One of my favorites is the old DOS game Jetpack. It was very much like Lode Runner and similar games except you had a jetpack (obviously). It has a pretty nifty level creator as well.

It's freeware now, available here: http://www.adeptsoftware.com/jetpack/

I haven't messed with it but I assume you'll need dosbox.
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Re: Favorite Single-Screen Platformers

by YoshiEgg25 Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:09 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:One of my favorites is the old DOS game Jetpack. It was very much like Lode Runner and similar games except you had a jetpack (obviously). It has a pretty nifty level creator as well.

It's freeware now, available here: http://www.adeptsoftware.com/jetpack/

Jetpac! Such a great game. It's actually in Donkey Kong 64, and you need to get 20,000 points (iirc) to get the Rareware Coin. Man, that game was hard.
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Re: Favorite Single-Screen Platformers

by noiseredux Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:21 pm

I always liked Parasol Stars a lot.
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Re: Favorite Single-Screen Platformers

by Bradtemple87 Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:03 pm

bubble bobble for sure
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Re: Favorite Single-Screen Platformers

by Gamerforlife Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:05 pm

Nightmare in the Dark on the Neo Geo
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Re: Favorite Single-Screen Platformers

by BurningDoom Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:28 am

Does Dig-Dug count as a platformer? Cause I freaking love Dig-Dug. Back in the day when we had an Atari 2600, before our NES, I played the heck out of those two games but otherwise could care less about Atari 2600. However NES rocked my world when I got it.
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Re: Favorite Single-Screen Platformers

by Ivo Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:12 am

Bubble Bobble is my favorite.

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Re: Favorite Single-Screen Platformers

by Lord_Santa Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:38 pm

the Dizzy games (Spectrum/C-64), although more of platform/adventure, still one-screen

Dynamite Dan (C-64), brilliant platformer, originated on Spectrum, which also has the sequel

Monty Mole - all of them (C-64)

Bubble Bobble, for sure on the C-64 =)

Miner 2049'er (C-64) and it's sequel Bounty Bob Strikes Back (C-64)

Jet Set Willy (C-64/Spectrum)

I am starting to play Yodes of Nesod, for the spectrum, which I am very amused by thus far

Pyjamarama (also just started this one) (Spectrum)

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Re: Favorite Single-Screen Platformers

by MidnightRider Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:41 am

Do half of these really count(Loderunner, Wrecking Crew, Half the old PC games mentioned by Lord_Santa)?

"Single Screen" gives the impression that everything is there on screen at once. The scrolling of the other games makes them more "short level" than "single screen." Not to mention "platformer" give the impression of jumping around to platforms, which is also lacking in some of these.
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