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PostGRecommends: Platformers – Top 10 revealed p3
by SerialCeler » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:00 pm

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Welcome to a new series of GRecommends, but with a twist.

Instead of doing it by platform, this time we're looking for the top 10 by genre (OK, I ripped this idea off Edge #128).

We're kicking off with platformers, and there are so many to choose from.

There isn't going to be strict definition to work with – if you think it's a platformer, feel free to put it on your list and we'll see if the rest of GRcade agrees. But if you're stumped, here's Wikipedia's definition.

A platform game (or platformer) is a video game which involves guiding an avatar to jump between suspended platforms, over obstacles, or both to advance the game.


Just list you top 10 below (each counts for one vote, to make it easier for me to calculate when we get to the end).

Voting will be open for a month, and closes on 31 July.

• Perhaps you grew up with arcade classics such as Donkey Kong, Pitfall or Prince of Persia
• Mario could fill up a top 10 all on his own with his games, will GRcade agree?
• Maybe you preferred Mario's rivals like Sonic, Aero the Acrobat or Bubsy the Bobcat?
• Platformers used to be the go-to genre for a licensed tie-in. Will games like Aladdin, Duck Tales or Super Star Wars make your list?
• Perhaps 3D platformers are more your thing, so how about Banjo-Kazooie, Conker's Bad Fur Day or Crash Bandicoot?
• Platformers have been enjoying a recent revival. Are games like Braid, Shovel Knight and Super Meat Boy good enough to make your list?

As I ripped off Edge for the idea, here's the 10 they chose back in 2003 to give you an idea.

• Marble Madness (Arcade, 1985)
• Pilotwings (SNES, 1990)
• Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2 (SNES, 1995)
• Super Mario 64 (N64, 1996)
• Jet Set Radio Future (Xbox, 2002)
• The New Zealand Story (Arcade, 1998)
• Super Mario World (SNES, 1991)
• NiGHTS: Into Dreams (Saturn, 1996)
• Super Monkey Ball (GameCube, 2001)
• Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube, 2002)

Next Month: It's the Olympics, so we'll be looking for the top 10 sports games.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by SerialCeler » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:09 pm

As I've started the topic, I should probably post my own top 10 list.

• Super Mario World (SNES)
• Super Mario 64 (N64)
• Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
• Super Mario Bros. (NES)
• Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
• Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (GameCube, Xbox, PS2)
• Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
• Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
• Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2 (SNES)
• Super Mario Land (Game Boy)
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by Tineash » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:20 pm

Just 10? Impossible.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by Pedz » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:25 pm

I personally wouldn't call nights a platformer.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by jawafour » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:13 pm

Brilliant idea for GRecommends! I'll have a think and report back.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by HSH28 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:14 pm

    Crackdown (Xbox 360)
    Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (GC/Wii)
    Jak and Daxter The Precursor Legacy (PS2/PS3)
    Kirby: Power Paintbrush (DS)
    Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360/PS3/PC)
    Super Mario World (SNES)
    Super Mario 64 (N64)
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
    Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by TheTurnipKing » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:17 pm

Pedz wrote:I personally wouldn't call nights a platformers.

Also questionable: Monkey Ball, Pilotwings


Off the top of my head:

    VVVVVV
    Super Mario World
    Super Castlevania IV
    Mario Galaxy
    Braid
    Prince of Persia Sands of Time
    Crackdown
    Flashback
    Eversion
    Trine
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by Pedz » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:18 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:
Pedz wrote:I personally wouldn't call nights a platformers.

Also questionable: Monkey Ball, Pilotwings


Monkey Ball is closer than the other 2.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by HSH28 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:21 pm

Pedz wrote:
TheTurnipKing wrote:
Pedz wrote:I personally wouldn't call nights a platformers.

Also questionable: Monkey Ball, Pilotwings


Monkey Ball is closer than the other 2.


I don't know how a game without a jump button can really be called a platformer.

Anyway there's not much point arguing about an EDGE article that's over a decade old.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by Pedz » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:25 pm

I didn't realiseit was that old, thought it must've been a recent one.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by Death's Head » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:39 pm

How the strawberry float is Pilotwings a platformer?
Yes?
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PostRe: RE: Re: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by Death's Head » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:39 pm

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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by jawafour » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:59 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:...VVVVVV...

Turnip knows :wub: .

My top ten is:

> VVVVVV (3DS)
> Bruce Lee (C64)
> Spyro the Dragon (PS)
> Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Gameboy)
> Montezuma’s Revenge (C64)
> Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
> Thomas Was Alone (Wii U)
> Sonic Boom (Wii U)
> Fez (360)
> Sonic The Hedgehog (Mega Drive)

I've only included games that I've played for a fair amount of time; shockingly that means I can't include any Mario titles!
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by Pedz » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:24 pm

Sonic Boom.... Really? or is that there for the trolling?
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by jawafour » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:30 pm

Pedz wrote:Sonic Boom.... Really?...

It's a genuine choice, dude, and I played it from start to end - but I'm not gonna talk over that... it'll kick off too much aggro! :lol: .
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by Squinty » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:36 pm

There are too many. I need to make a mega list and whittle down from there. I will probably be adding to this.

DKC Tropical Freeze
DKC2
Rayman Origins
Rayman Legends
Mega Man 9
Battleblock Theatre
DKC Returns
Shovel Knight
Ratchet and Clank Up your Arsenal
Super Mario Maker
NSMBU + Luigi expansion
Super Mario 3
Super Mario World
Super Mario 64
Mega Man 3
Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2
Super Meat Boy
Dynamite Headdy
Yoshi's Island
Mega Man X
Epic Yarn
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by HSH28 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:37 pm

jawafour wrote:I've only included games that I've played for a fair amount of time; shockingly that means I can't include any Mario titles!


You need to play some then.

The rest of the genre is completely in the shadow of Mario for a very good reason.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by SMPL » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:55 pm

Quackshot
Sonic the Hedgehog
Yoshi's Island
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Mario 64
Jak & Daxter
Psychonauts
Viewtiful Joe
Mario Sunshine
Mario Galaxy
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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by Hyperion » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:56 pm

jawafour wrote:> Sonic Boom (Wii U)


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PostRe: GRecommends: Platformers (Vote now, closes 31 July)
by jawafour » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:34 pm

Hyperion wrote:(disappointment)

:lol: . Amazing stuff, Hypes :wub: .

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