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Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventures

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:57 am
by PresidentLeever
aka Metroidvanias/Castleroids aka Sidescrolling Action Adventures aka Open World Platformers. Each game entry lists defining features relating to the genre and links to more info in the form of playthroughs and reviews. I consider the 80s and early 90s pages to be about 80% done so far and am currently working on the mid-late 90s pages. I'm not sure how or even if to cover the 00s-10s, I might cut it off around the late 00s to keep it focused on the earlier history of the genre which is what I was interested in documenting in the first place. But we'll see what happens and I can always come back to it later on. The site itself should explain the rest, if it doesn't then let me know. :)

https://platformadventure.weebly.com/

And I know Jeremy Parish is doing a similar project with lenghty videos on YT but I wanted to do my own take on it.

Re: Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventu

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:20 am
by noiseredux
dude, this is fantastic! Great job. Bookmarking so I can spend some time getting fully lost in here when I have a bit more time. But the layout is great. Super impressed.

Re: Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventu

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:39 am
by PresidentLeever
Thanks very much! It was simple to make (just time consuming to edit a bunch of artwork) but yeah I'm pretty happy with this look. Only thing missing is a search feature, which isn't free on weebly.

Re: Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventu

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:22 am
by marurun
Just embed a Google Search box customized to just search your Weebly site.

Re: Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventu

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:37 am
by PresidentLeever
Added one. Do you know how long it takes for a new site to register on search engines?

Re: Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventu

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:39 pm
by marurun
No clue. It's all up to how long it takes their spider to get back around to you.

Re: Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventu

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:00 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
Excellent reference my dude. I love this genre, this will give me a lot to mull over.

(btw there's a prequel to Castle Excellent that's simply called The Castle)

Re: Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventu

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:52 am
by PresidentLeever
Glad you're enjoying it! I had mistaken The Castle as being identical to Castle Excellent, will have to take a proper look at those later.

Re: Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventu

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:55 am
by PresidentLeever
Newest additions besides some minor updates here and there:
The Divide: Enemies Within (PS1, 1996)
Mega Man Legends (PS1, 1997)
Tomba!/Tombi! (PS1, 1997)
MediEvil (PS1, 1998)

Outlier: SOS/Septentrion (SNES, 1993)

Re: Quick reference guide to the history of Platform Adventu

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:23 am
by PresidentLeever
Timelines HOOO! 8)

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