THE GREATEST PLATFORM GAMES EVER - PART 1 (ALL PLATFORMS).

A Listmania! list by Haunted Nostril "TaT" (UK)
 
Manic Miner
1.  Manic Miner by Digital Jesters
The list author says:
  "An absolute classic of the genre - as a kid I was blown away by this game and still love it today, This style of platformer has all but died out but this update version of MM is a good representation"
Used & New from: £9.75
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Alex Kidd in miracle world - Master System - PAL
2.  Alex Kidd in miracle world - Master System - PAL by "Sega of America, Inc."
The list author says:
  "Pure magic - a serious alternative to the original mario games and a brilliant side scrolling platformer in it's own right. One of my favourite Master System games ever."
Used & New from: £43.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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New Super Mario Brothers (Wii)
3.  New Super Mario Brothers (Wii) by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Now we fast forward in time and take a step back with this 3d/2d crossover and a fantastic outing it is. An absolute core platforming experience."
£30.44   Used & New from: £10.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Pitfall II Lost caverns - Atari 2600 - PAL
4.  Pitfall II Lost caverns - Atari 2600 - PAL by Atari Inc.
The list author says:
  "It was a toss up between pitfall and Wonderboy for the fast paced run and jump entry but Pitfall is just too good - quite impressed that you can buy this iteration here on amazon too! great game!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Psychonauts (Xbox)
5.  Psychonauts (Xbox) by THQ
The list author says:
  "A true modern classic, this is platforming gold - funny as hell, genius level design, impressively creative - an absolute stunner in every way."
£40.00   Used & New from: £8.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
6.  Super Castlevania IV (SNES) by Konami
The list author says:
  "It was difficult to choose just one from this massive gothic behemoth of platforming genius but this was the first 'vania I ever played through properly - suffice to say I was hooked!"
Used & New from: £60.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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De Blob (Wii)
7.  De Blob (Wii) by THQ
The list author says:
  "A brilliant take on the genre that'll groove your moustache off!"
£6.47   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Donkey Kong Country Super Nintendo (SNES) PAL [video game] [video game]
8.  Donkey Kong Country Super Nintendo (SNES) PAL [video game] [video game] by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Rare cracked giving an icon a new lease of life and it was perfect. Can't wait for it's return to the wii later this year!"
Used & New from: £15.90
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Ninja gaiden - Master System - PAL
9.  Ninja gaiden - Master System - PAL 
The list author says:
  "Amazing and the best home port of Hayabusa's first action packed outing."
Used & New from: £12.82

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Super Mario All Stars (SNES PAL)
10.  Super Mario All Stars (SNES PAL) by nintendo super nintendo
The list author says:
  "A must have - Marios first outings with a super nintendo graphical twist!"
Used & New from: £15.89
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive)
11.  Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive) by Sega
The list author says:
  "I'm not the biggest fan of Sonic but this was undoubtably a monumental game - Super Sonic rocked my socks!"
Used & New from: £2.65
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Tak: The Great Juju Challenge (PS2)
12.  Tak: The Great Juju Challenge (PS2) by THQ
The list author says:
  "An often overlooked platforming mascot in what I think is his best outing."
£19.98   Used & New from: £0.46
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - Platinum (PS3)
13.  Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - Platinum (PS3) by Sony
The list author says:
  "Beafing up the platform genre when it most needed it the Ratchet and Clank series came hurtling out of the blue into the hearts and minds of all serious gamers the world over."
£19.58   Used & New from: £3.42
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

ToeJam & Earl in Panic On Funkotron (Mega Drive)
14.  ToeJam & Earl in Panic On Funkotron (Mega Drive) by Sega
The list author says:
  "An immense technical achievement of the 16-bit era - fantastic environments and a shot of humour that did the trick for me!"
Used & New from: £6.43
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
15.  Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy by Sony Computer Entertainment UK
The list author says:
  "Before it tried to ape the Ratchet and Clank series (very well I may add) Jak and Daxter starred in one of the greatest core platforming romps of all time. Still a stunning experience."
Used & New from: £5.17
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii)
16.  Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) by Rising Star Games
The list author says:
  "A moving playable work of art - 2d platforming action for the modern gamer - I hope to see more like this A.S.A.P."
£20.49   Used & New from: £14.79
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Master System)
17.  Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Master System) by Sega
The list author says:
  "Mixing RPG-lite with pure platforming goodness this was a first for me and a lot of people and between this and wonderboy 3 it's a close run thing but this hits the platform button a bit more."
Used & New from: £11.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Dynamite Headdy (Mega Drive)
18.  Dynamite Headdy (Mega Drive) by Sega
The list author says:
  "Barmey stuff indeed but so innovative and well made it warrants a place in this first list - get the Megadrive collection on 360 or PS3 to play this and many more platforming classics!"
Used & New from: £7.50
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Earthworm Jim 2 - Super Nintendo - PAL
19.  Earthworm Jim 2 - Super Nintendo - PAL 
The list author says:
  "Earth-Worm-Jim! More surreal goodness that is short supply nowadays - still stunning looking and amazing to play."
Used & New from: £13.60

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Rabbids Go Home (Wii)
20.  Rabbids Go Home (Wii) by Ubisoft
The list author says:
  "An interesting take on the genre that proves there's plenty of life in the old dog yet if given some thought. Does get repetative after a while but still a worthy title for the modern platform freak!"
£15.49   Used & New from: £0.49
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Megaman X3 (PS)
21.  Megaman X3 (PS) by Avalon Interactive
The list author says:
  "Another franchise i'm not the biggest fan of but i've played through my share from the NES entries onwards but this one really stuck in my mind  - tough but rewarding!"
Used & New from: £69.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Super Mario 64
22.  Super Mario 64 by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "It's an obvious choice but if you remember the first time you saw Mario in 3d and realised it rocked, hard, then you'll understand why it's on here."
Used & New from: £15.00
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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MDK 2
23.  MDK 2 by Interplay
The list author says:
  "Pure mental genius of the highest order!"
£18.70   Used & New from: £3.96
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
24.  Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "As highly tuned and a much fun as the genre has gotten so far, it may be hard to believe but this is near perfect platforming."
£21.76   Used & New from: £9.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Jet Set Radio Future
25.  Jet Set Radio Future by Sega
The list author says:
  "Platforming + grinding on skates + tagging + cool tunes + cool characters = a total classic!"
Used & New from: £11.90
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Will it work? 0 29 Nov 2011
what games on classic controller? 10 13 Jan 2011
french? 1 6 Dec 2010
What is the best Mario game? 6 27 Jun 2010
god of war 3 ultimate edition 3 25 May 2010
Multi-language game 0 3 Jan 2010
English only 0 3 Jan 2010
is this game PAL or NTSC 1 27 Dec 2009
Does it come in the groovy red box like in the picture? 3 23 Dec 2009
What is this gameplay going to be like? 13 13 Dec 2009
Which Rabbids is best multi-player game? 2 28 Nov 2009
Currently Enjoying ;) 1 26 Oct 2009
 
   

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