Topic: Awesome platformers.

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For everyone who is looking for fun platformers, I'v got four for you. Starting with Shantae. It's a single player game, but the bosses are a lot of fun because of the tactical gameplay. Next, there is Shovel Knight. It can be played with more than one player, and it's a blast to push the other players around. My newest addition is Gunvolt. It's a very fast-paced game. Really one of a kind, and you'll find yourself trying to beat your previous time over and over again. And at last, there is Master Blaster/Blaster Master. There are DLC's available which include Shantae, Shovel Knight and Gunvolt as playable characters. A second player can jump in and aid player one by being able to shoot everywhere onscreen. I can easily say that these games are my favorite, because you can play 5 minutes and put it down again whenever you like, and continue another time.



And i'm sure you are not a shareholder or make any money out of these games <--Sarcasm by the way


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Try The End is Nigh. It's ridiculously addictive and plays perfectly. It is very hard tho.



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I prefer Sonic Mania and Wonderboy 4 the dragon's trap

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Bunkerneath wrote:

And i'm sure you are not a shareholder or make any money out of these games <--Sarcasm by the way

To be fair, those four games are made by three different companies. And they are all really good, by all accounts. I have three of them - Shantae, BMZ and Shovel Knight - but I'd say SteamWorld Dig 2 is the best 2D sidescroller of the lot. For pure platforming, though, ShovelKnight rules, slightly ahead of Wonder Boy: TDT. Looking forward to seeing Monster Boy.

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Can LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER consider as Platformer also ?
Because you still have to jump from building to building for getting Costume Tokens / Bricks / something.

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I agree that all Shantae and Wonder Boy games, the Shovel Knight series, and the SteamWorld Dig games, and yeah, all the Inti Creates games (Azure Striker, Mighty Gunvolt, Blaster Master) are among the best in the genre, though if we put platformers with focus on action we have to add Rive - Ultimate Edition and The Mummy Demastered as well.

I think Teslagrad deserves a place here as well unless it's counted as a metroidvania like Cave Story+, Axiom Verge, Elliot Quest, and Tiny Barbarian DX which otherwise would pass as good platformers.

I would add some underdogs to the list as well: Uurnog Uurnlimited, Slime-san, Spelunker Party, and GoNNER are very good 2D platformers. League of Evil is pretty decent too. If you're curious check them out. Slime-san and Spelunker have demos.

Still haven't played Butcher, Battle Chef Brigade and 88 Heroes. Heard good things though even though they're not 100% platformers..

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@Snaplocket Too obvious. I mean Mario, Sonic, Rayman. Big platform hitters. Classics.

And if we're going into 3D territory the better platformers on Switch available that not everyone already knows are Yooka-Laylee, Poi - Explorer Edition, Lumo, and Unbox: Newbie's Adventure.

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@Anti-Matter no, lego games are action adventure sandbox games.
By that logic any open world stealth game is a platformer too (batman arkham, assassins creed etc)




I didn't feel the amount of time I got with Wonder Boy justified the price tag. I expected to get something that would last a little longer than around five hours (and that's playing on the hardest available difficulty).

The game is very pretty though and I did enjoy playing the game, I just expected something a little longer which left me feeling disappointed. I didn't play the original game either, so didn't know what to expect with it, I would have passed up on the game if I had known I could have finished it in a single sitting.

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I held out on Shovel Knight all through the Wii U era for whatever stupid reason I had (don't like indies/looks the same as all these retro platformers/etc.).

I bought it when I got my Switch.

I was mad at myself.

It's the best platformer I've played since Donkey Kong Country 2 on the SNES. Anyone out there who is a platformer fan and for whatever reason is still on the fence: do you yourself a favor and buy Shovel Knight. It's incredible.

Wonder Boy was meh. I put a good 10-15 hours into it (don't know how I even squeezed that much out lol but I did get everything), and it's ok. Personally I found the hit detection a little weird and the environments sometimes were confusing with what you could land on/what would harm you/what you could pass through/etc. (even switching between "old" and "new" graphics). A solid purchase when it's on sale, but I wouldn't pay full price.

I also can't get into Mighty Gunvolt for some reason. I keep playing the demo over and over hoping that the mechanics will just "click" for me and I'll start enjoying it enough to purchase the full game, but it's just no happening.

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@Imerzion That's exactly my thoughts about Wonder Boy. Great while it lasts, but too short and not much replay value.

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