Selective Creation: Pick Your Platformers!



  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Portal 2
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Goemon's Great Adventure
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Ori and the blind forest
    Banjo Kazooie

    duhhh



  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Portal 2
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Goemon's Great Adventure
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Ori and the blind forest
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy

    I'm not a fan of platformers for the most part. I am a fan of roguelikes. This game is both.



  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Portal 2
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Goemon's Great Adventure
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Ori and the blind forest
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon

    Let's put another OG Spyro here. You know, one of those good Spyro games. There were four new minor characters you could play as, out of which the penguin and the yeti were especially cool to have along.



  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Portal 2
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Goemon's Great Adventure
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Ori and the blind forest
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon
    Rayman Legends
    Despite Rayman Origins already being on the list, I think that this game might also deserve a spot.
    Play one of the music levels or have a blast with 3-5 Players on the WiiU Version and you'll understand.



  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Portal 2
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Goemon's Great Adventure
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Ori and the blind forest
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy

    A brilliant platformer that manages to make the basics of the genre brilliantly good fun with quick fire levels, an amazing soundtrack, a ridiculous amount of unlockables, and of course, challenge!



  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Portal 2
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Goemon's Great Adventure
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Ori and the blind forest
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards

    My favorite Kirby game. It's so jolly. Plus both Mario spots were already taken so I couldn't throw Mario 64 on the list.



  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Portal 2
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Goemon's Great Adventure
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Ori and the blind forest
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight

    Shovel, Shovel!



  • Shovel Knight makes 24 so only one more entry left.



  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Portal 2
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Goemon's Great Adventure
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Ori and the blind forest
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    I believe this qualifies, so for sure I'm adding it



  • @terminallybill I don't know if Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando is particularly the best "platformer", but it always warms my heart to see a little bit of Ratchet & Clank appreciation.

    I think this list turned out to be pretty good.
    Still need to play Ape Escape, Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon and Ori and the blind forest.



  • Oh, come on! Two 2D Raymans??? When The Great Escape ranks up with the very best 3D platformers??? Ack!

    BTW, doesn't the person who voted for Ape Escape need to give a reason for it?



  • @Oscillator No that rule only counts for the killing part.





  • We now have our full 25! I gotta say, I REALLY like this list. It reminds me how many platformers I really love.

    Thank you to everyone for your adds! This was a fun one to see come together!

    (Also, @Sentinel-Beach, the first Spyro game was the first game I ever owned and while the sequels have better systems, I enjoy the first the best. Super cool to see Spyro to get love.)



  • So many great games on this list! It's gonna be hard to make some kills.



  • @Killstriker said in Selective Creation: Pick Your Platformers!:

    @Oscillator alt text

    YOU'D BETTER BE!!! >_<