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Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:59 pm
by SonicGamer74
The early Sonic games (1, 2, 3&K, and CD)
Sonic Adventure
Sonic Colors
Sonic Generations
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2 (3 was good, but not my favorite)
Rayman 3
Rayman Origins
Rayman Legends
Pretty much any Kirby game that isn't Epic Yarn (like it, but not enough), and Triple Deluxe (don't have it lol)
Pitfall! (2600)
Pitfall! The Mayan Adventure
Ristar
DuckTales: Remastered
Aladdin (Genesis and SNES)
The Lion King
Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario 3D World

Not sure if this one counts, but there's an indie game on PS3, 360, Wii U, Vita, and PC called, "Thomas Was Alone". It's more puzzle/story oriented, but by God, it's one of the few indie games I absolutely love. :)

Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:16 am
by dogman91
DONKEY KONG COUNTRY 2 BY FAR AND AWAY, THE BEST 2D PLATFORMER I ever played.

Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:25 am
by ZeroAX
Freedom Planet, but I think you've checked it out already? Anyway, for everyone else in a classic 2D platformer mood, it's an amazing game that surpasses its inspirations in my opinion.

And Little Big Planet on the PS3. The first one a little more than the second one, which started to get bloated.

Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:31 pm
by SonicGamer74
Just realized I listed Sonic Adventure, Rayman 3, and the 2 Mario 3D games of recent in this thread....
Those aren't 2D Platformers....
Oops.


So, yeah. Ignore those. But keep Colors. That's still got some 2D platforming in it.

Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:05 am
by samsonlonghair
Castle of Illusion.
The original and the remake are both fantastic 2D platformers.

Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:36 am
by Gunstar Green
samsonlonghair wrote:Castle of Illusion.
The original and the remake are both fantastic 2D platformers.


I'd like to add that the Master System version is different and also really good.

The Master System exclusive sequel World of Illusion is even better and possibly the best platformer on the console.

The Donald Duck games are worth checking out too.

Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:01 pm
by samsonlonghair
Gunstar Green wrote:The Master System exclusive sequel World of Illusion is even better and possibly the best platformer on the console.

I believe World of Illusion is a Genesis game, not a Master System Game. Do you mean Legend of Illusion or Land of Illusion?

Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:43 pm
by pepharytheworm
samsonlonghair wrote:
Gunstar Green wrote:The Master System exclusive sequel World of Illusion is even better and possibly the best platformer on the console.

I believe World of Illusion is a Genesis game, not a Master System Game. Do you mean Legend of Illusion or Land of Illusion?

Which also aren't Master System exclusive, so I am not sure what they are talking about. Wish I had the Sms versions instead of the Game Gear versions.

Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:57 pm
by samsonlonghair
I think of Master System and Game Gear as kinda-sorta the same system...because they kinda-sorta are. This was talked about in greater detail in another thread, but basically if you're talking about Master system "exclusives" you need to include Game Gear games. If you only want "true exclusives" of Master System games that were never released for Game Gear or any other system, that becomes a really short list of disproportionately Brazilian games.

I just wish we could see a viable mass-produced consolized game gear. I find plenty of cool game gear carts in the wild, but few Master System carts.

Re: Favorite traditional 2D platformers?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:21 pm
by samsonlonghair
Getting back on topic, Pac-land was a 2D platformer way ahead of its time. I believe it predates Super Mario Bros.