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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by Auron_Amarth Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:15 pm

I know most people who have played it won't agree, but I liked Jersey Devil for the PlayStation, which was published by Sony. The controls sucked though, but it had great music and was pretty challenging later on.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by Anapan Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:54 am

I was gonna mention "Heart of Darkness" but couldn't remember it's name so I tracked down the post that mentioned it instead. There's a bunch of great ones listed here:
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Gotta add a +2 for Captain Claw - it was so far ahead of it's time it's a shame almost nobody really knew it existed. It was the first multiplayer online platformer castleroid by years. Had it been promoted better (or at all) it likely could've been developed to be as big as Maple Story is and/or swing the mmorpg thing that happened to include a bunch of 2D games alongside the 3D incarnations they took. This makes me want to play an online match of it now.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by Bradtemple87 Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:22 pm

Anapan wrote:I was gonna mention "Heart of Darkness" but couldn't remember it's name so I tracked down the post that mentioned it instead. There's a bunch of great ones listed here:
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=22920

Gotta add a +2 for Captain Claw - it was so far ahead of it's time it's a shame almost nobody really knew it existed. It was the first multiplayer online platformer castleroid by years. Had it been promoted better (or at all) it likely could've been developed to be as big as Maple Story is and/or swing the mmorpg thing that happened to include a bunch of 2D games alongside the 3D incarnations they took. This makes me want to play an online match of it now.


Heart of Darkness is a beautiful game and definitely swept under the rug by a lot of people.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by NintendoLegend Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:06 pm

Little Samson on NES. A shame it did not catch on.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by Lodestar Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:56 am

Thanks to this thread I played and finished Quackshot and Panic Restaurant. Both are great platformers and belong in this thread.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by Gunstar Green Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:41 pm

Low G Man on the NES is an often overlooked, pretty fun game. It's a little more on the action side I guess.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by SirPsycho Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:44 pm

Chakan on Genesis?

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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by GameMasterGuy Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:06 pm

Megaman Network Transmission for the GC. What do you get when you make an extremely successful platformer series, make a completely irrelevant spin-off series that's so removed from any genre it can best be explained as "grid-based combat", then make a spin-off of *that* that's back to being a platformer, albeit one with a bizarre weapon system taken from said grid-based combat system? This.
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