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Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by Quimby Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:26 pm

Hello my friends at Racketboy,

I'm searching for 2d platformers which are
- easy to get into
- not frustating
- beatable in one sitting or have a password/save feature

Games I enjoy which fall into the grid:
- all super mario land titles (GB)
- SMB 1 (NES)
- fritz the cat (NES)
- the kirby titles on GB and NES
- Quackshot (MD/Genesis)
- Little Samson (NES)

Systems I own:
- Gameboy classic
- NES/ Famicom
- Super Nintendo/ Super Famicom
- Mega Drive/ Genesis

Anyone here has any good suggestions? I would be really grateful.
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Re: Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by Sarge Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:48 pm

Contra, obviously. ;)

In all seriousness, though, I think given that you listed Little Samson, you might enjoy Mega Man 2, probably the easiest game in the series, especially on "normal" difficulty. You might also want to give Cocoron a shot, I didn't think it was terribly difficult.

Most of the Capcom Disney games are pretty doable, too.

I love Ristar on Genesis. Definitely fun, although I don't think there's a password. Might be a stage select code, though.
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Re: Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by Xeogred Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:09 pm

Kirby's Adventure? The game is always a lot easier and a bit shorter than I remember whenever I replay it. Definitely one of my favorites though and gorgeous stuff for the NES.
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Re: Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by Ack Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:10 pm

Bonkers for the Super Nintendo is one that fits this description. It's pretty easy, it's short, you can beat it in one sitting.

There is also Smart Ball, where you play as a jelly bean. The translation didn't go over so well, but it's a simple game that is easy to get into and beat.
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Re: Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by JoeAwesome Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:25 pm

Quimby wrote:fritz the cat (NES)


:lol: I think you mean "Felix the cat."
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Re: Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by Stark Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:41 pm

Astal for the Saturn, Aladdin for Genesis, Aladdin for SNES, Ducktales for NES, and Castle of Illusion for Genesis.
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Re: Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by Gunstar Green Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:43 pm

JoeAwesome wrote:
Quimby wrote:fritz the cat (NES)


:lol: I think you mean "Felix the cat."


This is one of the most amazing typos I've seen in a while.

Either that or Nintendo's censorship standards were more lax than I was lead to believe!
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Re: Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by PartridgeSenpai Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:27 pm

Sarge wrote:Contra, obviously. ;)

In all seriousness, though, I think given that you listed Little Samson, you might enjoy Mega Man 2, probably the easiest game in the series, especially on "normal" difficulty. You might also want to give Cocoron a shot, I didn't think it was terribly difficult.


If you are going to play Cocoron, I HIGHLY recommend at least checking out a video or guide to get a kind of grasp for what kind of character body types do what and which weapons activate how. Some weapons *cough* flower *cough* are damn near useless, and there are certain body types that you DEFINITELY want to have at least one of in your group (usually in or before a specific slot) to make the final levels far far easier. Protip: Armor body types are total wank, and you really don't want to make a really heavy body type unless it's your last guy you're making, and you just really need a bruiser for boss fights or something.
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Re: Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by marurun Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:28 pm

Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers. Not too hard to find, decently fun.
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Re: Any suggestions for simple and easy 2d platformers?

by Quimby Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:59 am

JoeAwesome wrote:
Quimby wrote:fritz the cat (NES)


:lol: I think you mean "Felix the cat."


Haha oups, yeah...Felix, Fritz, what's the difference? :mrgreen:

Thanks for all the reply guys. It's my first thread here and it's nice to see so much great suggestions!

I found a few titles in this thread which look pretty good to me:
- Smartball (or Jerry Boy)
- Castle of Illusion
- Disney license titles for the NES, SNES, GENESIS (I know a few of them but never heard of titles like Bonkers...)
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