Kill Your Babies! Removing the Platformers!



  • This Kill Your Babies! is going to be real painful personally. Watching all of these great platformers will feel the cruelty of all of our preferences!

    As always, just in case there are new players, here are the rules:

    Rule #1: When you make a kill, give your reason why you are killing. Just taking it out isn't all that inspiring. Whether you truly dislike it, you strike out of revenge, you feel that there are other important titles that should have made it, or you have legitimate critiques, explaining your kill is necessary to validate its death. Yes, even to those of you who kill because they're good (Because that makes sense :joy: )

    Rule #2: Please keep the updated list for the benefit of other players. Cross through your kill to identify what's been chosen.

    Rule #3: You may kill another game after only three other people have made a kill OR if 12 hours have passed from the last overall kill (not necessarily your own). This should be plenty of time for others to get involved.

    Rule #4: If you fail to give a reason, make a 2nd kill without allowing the time to pass/proper amount of players a turn, or if there is an unforeseen issue up for potential review, your kill may not be recognized. This rule is subjective to the situation and hopefully will not be implemented.

    Rule #5: Per normal, we will have a straw poll for the final two. Please vote for the one you want to win, not lose.

    Let me know if you have any questions. Your kills are your own, so be ruthless, uncompromising, and most importantly:

    HAVE FUN!!!

    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



  • 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

    Now the list is legit! Every other game here probably deserve to win.



  • 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
    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 used to play the Jak (and Daxter) games when I was younger and thought that getting the collection on PS3 was a nice way to reminisce. Sadly the game has not stood the test of time, and I can't play more than a few minutes before getting annoyed with pretty much everything the game does and how it plays.



  • 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
    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

    Great game, don't really see it as a platformer though



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    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
    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

    One of the best games ever, though it's more action/RPG than Platformer...



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    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

    It's just not up to the level of the rest of these games.



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Rayman Origins
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    Many said the year it was released that the game was their GOTY and all, but I just don't see it. There's something off-putting in the very nature of this game to me, sorry to say. A sidescroller going hundred miles per hour. Naah. I like my platformers 3D with more freedom where to go and how to move in general.



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    I haven't played them a ton, but I remember not loving these games.



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Spyro: Year of the Dragon
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    Heresy, but I never liked the Spyro games. Not even the "good" ones. I don't think they hold up like the rest of the games on this list.



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    Yeah, no.

    I liked Sonic enough but the series is surpassed as a platformer by most of the other games on this list.



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Sonic CD
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    I don't think it's a bad game but Galaxy left me feeling like it was an 8/10. Technically it's brilliant, but a lot of the time it feels really linear in its mission structure and level progression. A lot of the new 3D Mario games have been a bit more filtered and linear and I feel like it just doesn't fit quite right to me.



  • @Churchy You monster.



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    I don't like the characters or the franchise, but I'll let Tropical Freeze live out of these two (for now, muahaha), because the Allies praise it more.



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    I was never a big fan of the Crash games



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Crash Bandicoot (3): Warped
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    Just don't think it's as good or innovative as DKC Returns in my view, a sequel that wasn't needed and populated with needless tertiary characters.



  • @DisturbedSwan R&C, and several others have been killed already. You must have pulled a wrong list. Please make a new kill from the following:

    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Shovel Knight
    Cave Story

    @DisturbedSwan, heads up, someone killed your pick earlier, you may want to kill something else.

    Okay, before you all toss me out of here for my kill, hear me out. Shovel Knight was great when it came out and hearing Yacht Club games get announced on stage recently got me pumped for a new franchise, a sequel, anything but more DLC. Nearly 3 years after initial release, we're getting more DLC instead of something new and fresh. There's also a lot of segments that factor more as slow and tedious as opposed to loads of fun. Sorry Shovel Knight, you won't be able to save Shield Knight this time.



  • @SabotageTheTruth @Brannox Cheers for the heads up, will amend my post now, you guys may need to update your lists too to keep the continuity (sorry I messed up).



  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Rayman Legends
    Super Meat Boy
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Cave Story

    I did enjoy it for a while, but then, it nearly drove me insane. Those later levels... They are most likely literally designed by devil.



  • @jipostus you got to git gud, but yeah Super Meat Boy is insane

    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Ape Escape
    Psychonauts
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
    Banjo Kazooie
    Rogue Legacy
    Rayman Legends
    Kirby and the Crystal Shards
    Cave Story

    Played it a little bit, not my thing