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Great modern 2D platformer games

ErzbergerErzberger Registered User regular
edited December 2011 in Games and Technology
2D platformers seem to have experienced a revival in the last few years, especially on the Wii. (old news, I know, but I´m kinda slow to catch up on these things... or maybe I´m just slow in general)

New Super Mario Bros
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Kirbys Epic Yarn
Rayman Origins

I´m looking for more. :P I love this genre.

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    Super Meat Boy
    Mega Man 9 & 10

    That's a good place to start.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    edited December 2011

    Edit: Limbo the 2D platformer that is, not Limbo the drunken party stick game.

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    Cave Story+ and Eversion are both games you can find on Steam and are excellent, or you can grab their original versions for free from their respective websites.

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    sonic: generations was pretty damn good...

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    Trine 2 comes out this week on consoles, but the PC version's been getting rave reviews.

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  • KobunKobun Registered User
    If you want to play something different, try NYAN-TECH. It's an Xbox Indie game where you need to press or hold buttons to activate the platforms akin to video game Twister. It doesn't have the length to rival Super Meat Boy, Sonic Generations, or others, but damn if the originality of its concept doesn't make it something truly special to play.

  • CygnusZCygnusZ Registered User regular
    The Genesis version of Ghouls and Ghosts on VC is very good. I don't quite like Super as much, but it'(s a good game.
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  • StericaSterica Wow! That was shit.Registered User, Moderator mod
    While slightly broader in scope, we already have a serviceable platformer thread that will offer plenty of excellent titles for you to discover.

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