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8 of the Most Awesome Platformers Ever Made

Ron Whitaker | 6 May 2015 20:30
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Whether classic or brand new, platforming games have long been a staple of the industry. For many years, they anchored console lineups and represented gaming. Although the platforming genre has diminished in importance over the years, it's still getting some great games added to it. This is one of the hardest lists I've ever put together, because there are so many good candidates, but these eight represent some of the best the genre has to offer.

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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is the newest title on this list, but it is definitely deserving. Released last year by indie developer Yacht Club Games, it embodies the gameplay of many classic titles, while remaining true to itself. It feels like it was informed by games like Mega Man and Super Mario Bros. 3. It's well-balanced, features outstanding level design, and even avoids cutscenes to tell the story with gameplay. It's an experience that would have been at home on the NES, and one that any platforming fan should play.

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