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Splosion Man is a 2.5D action platform video game developed by Twisted Pixel Games for the Xbox 360, available through the Xbox Live Arcade digital download service.
A Boy and His Blob is a platform-puzzle video game developed by WayForward Technologies and published by Majesco Entertainment.
A Hat in Time is a platform action-adventure video game developed by Gears for Breakfast for macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The action game is a video game genre that emphasizes physical challenges, including hand–eye coordination and reaction-time.
Action role-playing video games (abbreviated action RPG or ARPG) are a subgenre of role-playing video games.
The action-adventure video game genre includes video games that combine core elements from the action and adventure genres.
Adaptive tile refresh is a computer graphics technique for side-scrolling video games.
, formerly known as, was a Japanese video game production company throughout the 1980s and 90s.
An adventure game is a video game in which the player assumes the role of a protagonist in an interactive story driven by exploration and puzzle-solving.
Hudson's Adventure Island is a side-scrolling platform game produced by Hudson Soft that was first released in Japan for the Famicom and MSX on September 12, 1986.
Aero the Acro-Bat is a video game developed by Iguana Entertainment and published by Sunsoft.
is a video game character whose popularity peaked during the late 1980s and who was the protagonist of both a series of video games released by Sega and their fictional universe, as well as in numerous spin-off merchandise such as novelizations and comics.
is a platform game for the Master System.
is a side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis video game console.
Alpha Waves is an early 3D game that combines labyrinthine exploration with platform gameplay.
The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985.
An amusement arcade (often referred to as "video arcade" or simply "arcade") is a venue where people play arcade games such as video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, merchandisers (such as claw cranes), or coin-operated billiards or air hockey tables.
An analog stick (or analogue stick in UK English), sometimes called a control stick, joystick, or thumbstick is an input device for a controller (often a game controller) that is used for two-dimensional input.
And Yet It Moves is a platform video game developed by independent developer Broken Rules.
Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.
Another World, also known as Out of This World in North America and Outer World in Japan, is a 1991 cinematic platformer action-adventure game designed by Éric Chahi for Delphine Software.
Ant Attack is a ZX Spectrum computer game by Sandy White, published by Quicksilva in 1983.
is a video game developed by Konami in 1983 for the MSX, and later for video game consoles, such as the Family Computer and the ColecoVision.
Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities.
Apogee Software, LLC is an American video game publisher based in Rowlett, Texas. Originally, 3D Realms, a video game company founded by Scott Miller, a college friend of Nagy, in 1987, bore the Apogee Software name and logo until adopting the trading name "3D Realms" in 1996. In 2008, Nagy acquired the rights to the name and logo of Apogee Software, as well as the rights to several games developed under that name, and established a new company to publish further titles using the moniker. The publisher's opening was officially announced July 14, 2008, at that year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Alongside the corporate formation also came the announcement of Duke Nukem Trilogy, three new games in the Duke Nukem series, consisting of Critical Mass, Chain Reaction and Proving Grounds, developed by Frontline Studios and set to be released on Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable. A co-publishing deal was reached with Deep Silver to ensure wide distribution of the titles. Critical Mass was released for Nintendo DS in May 2011, however, its PlayStation Portable version, as well as Chain Reaction and Proving Grounds, ultimately stayed unreleased.
An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades.
Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio in 1982 following the release of ColecoVision.
Ars Technica (a Latin-derived term that the site translates as the "art of technology") is a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society, created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.
Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.
The Atari 2600 (or Atari Video Computer System before November 1982) is a home video game console from Atari, Inc. Released on September 11, 1977, it is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games contained on ROM cartridges, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F in 1976.
The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, commonly known as the Atari 5200, is a home video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari Inc.
The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992.
The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family.
Atari, SA (formerly Infogrames Entertainment, SA) is a French holding company headquartered in Paris.
In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character.
B.C.'s Quest for Tires is home video game designed by Rick Banks and Michael Bate and published by Sierra On-Line in 1983.
Banjo-Kazooie is a platform video game developed by Rare and originally released for the Nintendo 64 video game console in 1998.
is a Japanese toy company, and a former game developer and publishing, headquartered in the Shinagawa Seaside West Building in Shinagawa, Tokyo.
BattleBlock Theater is a comedy platform game developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360, Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Beat 'em up (also known as brawler) is a video game genre featuring hand-to-hand combat between the protagonist and an improbably large number of opponents.
Bermuda Syndrome is a PC game developed by Century Interactive and published by BMG Interactive in 1995.
is a video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Nintendo GameCube. It was ported to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in 2006, for release in Europe.
Bionic Commando, released in Japan as, is a action platform game released by Capcom for the arcades.
is an enhanced remake of the 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System version of Bionic Commando.
Blackthorne (released as Blackhawk in some European countries) is a cinematic platformer video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
Blinx: The Time Sweeper is a platform game developed by Artoon and published by Microsoft Game Studios.
Bonk's Adventure is a 2D platform video game developed by Red Company and Atlus as the first game in the Bonk series that was released in 1989 in Japan and 1990 in North America for the TurboGrafx-16.
In video gaming, a boss is a significant computer-controlled enemy.
Braid is a platform and puzzle video game developed by Number None.
Brain Breaker is a side-scrolling action-adventure platform game released for the Sharp X1 in 1985.
A Breakout clone (also known as a Breakout-style game, block-breaking game, brick buster, or ball-and-paddle game) is a sub-class of the "bat-and-ball" genre.
is an comical action platformer video game by Taito, first released in arcades in 1986 and later ported to home systems.
Bubsy is a series of platforming video games created by Michael Berlyn and developed and published by Accolade.
Bug! is a platform video game developed by Realtime Associates and published by Sega for the Sega Saturn.
Canabalt is a side-scrolling endless runner video game designed by Adam Saltsman for the Experimental Gameplay Project.
Canyon Climber is a 1982 computer game designed by Steve Bjork and James Garon for the TRS-80 Color Computer and published by Datasoft.
is a Japanese video game developer and publisher known for creating numerous multi-million selling game franchises, including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter, and Dead Rising, as well as games based on the Disney animated properties.
Castlevania is a series of gothic fantasy action-adventure video games created and developed by Konami, centered on the Belmont family, a clan of vampire hunters, and their fight with Dracula.
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is a platform-adventure video game produced by Konami.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a platform-adventure action role-playing game developed and published by Konami in 1997 for the PlayStation.
is a metroidvania platform-adventure video game released in 2004 for the Windows PC.
Chris Crawford on Game Design is a book about computer and video game design by Chris Crawford.
Clockwork Knight is a side-scrolling platform video game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Saturn.
Clockwork Knight 2, known in Japan as, is a side-scrolling platform video game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Saturn.
CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.
The ColecoVision is Coleco Industries' second-generation home video-game console that was released in August 1982.
Commander Keen is a series of side-scrolling platform video games developed primarily by id Software.
The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).
, also known as, is an isometric platform arcade game released by Sega in 1983.
A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers.
Contra, distributed as Gryzor in Europe and Oceania, is a run and gun action game developed and published by Konami originally released as a coin-operated arcade game on February 20, 1987.
is a 2D run and gun video game developed by M2 and published by Konami for WiiWare.
In linguistics, conversion, also called zero derivation, is a kind of word formation involving the creation of a word (of a new word class) from an existing word (of a different word class) without any change in form, which is to say, derivation using only zero.
Cool Spot is a 1993 platformer video game developed and published by Virgin Games for the Mega Drive/Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Cooperative gameplay (often abbreviated as co-op) is a feature in video games that allows players to work together as teammates, usually against one or more AI opponents.
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet is a video game programmed by Todd Replogle and published by Apogee Software.
Crash Bandicoot is a franchise of platform video games.
Crash Bandicoot is a platform video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a platform video game compilation developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision.
is a coin-operated arcade game produced by Nichibutsu in 1980.
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
A cutscene or event scene (sometimes in-game cinematic or in-game movie) is a sequence in a video game that is not interactive, breaking up the gameplay.
Dark Ages is a platform game written for DOS, published by Apogee Software.
, also sometimes called, with dōjin sometimes transliterated as doujin or doujinshi, are video games created by Japanese hobbyists or hobbyist groups (referred to as "circles"), more for fun than for profit; essentially, the Japanese equivalent of independent video games or Fangames.
Deadlight is a 2012 sidescrolling cinematic platforming survival horror video game developed by Tequila Works and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.
Delphine Software International was a French video game developer company.
Disney's Aladdin is a 1994 video game developed by SIMS Co., Ltd. for the Sega Game Gear and Master System.
Doki Doki Penguin Land is a series of puzzle platform games developed and published by Sega, and which began in 1985.
is a 1–2 player platform arcade game by Taito made in 1989.
is a series of video games featuring the adventures of an ape-like character called Donkey Kong, conceived by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1981.
is a platform game developed in 1994 by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld video game system, which also contains puzzle elements.
is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981.
is the third video game in the original Donkey Kong series by Nintendo.
Donkey Kong 64 is a 1999 adventure platform video game for the Nintendo 64 console, and the first in the Donkey Kong series to feature 3D gameplay.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is an adventure platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).
Donkey Kong Country Returns is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii console.
is a 1982 arcade-style platform video game by Nintendo.
is a puzzle-platform video game designed by Koichi Nakamura and published by Enix.
is a series of video games developed and published by Nihon Falcom.
The is a home video game console released by Sega on November 27, 1998 in Japan, September 9, 1999 in North America, and October 14, 1999 in Europe.
DuckTales: Remastered is a Metroidvania style platform video game developed by WayForward Technologies and published by Capcom and Disney Interactive Studios.
Duke Nukem is a 2D platform game developed and published by Apogee Software, featuring the adventures of the fictional character Duke Nukem.
Duke Nukem 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by 3D Realms and published by GT Interactive Software.
Duke Nukem II: Escape From Alien Abductors! is a platform game developed by Apogee Software and released December 3, 1993.
Earthworm Jim is a 1994 run and gun platform game developed by Shiny Entertainment, featuring an earthworm named Jim, who wears a robotic suit and battles evil.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Electronic Games was the first dedicated video game magazine published in the United States and ran from October 15, 1981 to 1997 under different titles.
Emerson Radio Corporation is one of the United States' largest volume consumer electronics distributors and has a recognized trademark in continuous use since 1912.
was a Japanese video game publisher that produced video games, anime and manga.
Epic Games, Inc. (formerly Potomac Computer Systems and later Epic MegaGames, Inc.) is an American video game and software development corporation based in Cary, North Carolina.
Epyx, Inc. was a video game developer and publisher active in the late 1970s and 1980s.
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
Fade to Black is an action-adventure game developed by Delphine Software International and published by Electronic Arts Studios.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
is an action role-playing platform-adventure video game for the Family Computer (Famicom) and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered around gun and other weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.
A fisheye lens is an ultra wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image.
Flashback, released as Flashback: The Quest for Identity in the United States, is a 1992 science fiction cinematic platform game developed by Delphine Software of France and published by U.S. Gold in United States and Europe, and Sunsoft in Japan.
Flashback is a science fiction platform video game remake of the original 1992 Flashback.
Fotonica (stylized in advertising as FOTONICA) is a cross platform video game developed by Italian indie studio Santa Ragione and released on July 17, 2011.
In physics, a frame of reference (or reference frame) consists of an abstract coordinate system and the set of physical reference points that uniquely fix (locate and orient) the coordinate system and standardize measurements.
Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
The is an 8-bit handheld game console which was developed and manufactured by Nintendo and first released on the 100th anniversary of Nintendo in Japan on, in North America on and in Europe on.
The is an 8-bit fourth generation handheld game console released by Sega on October 6, 1990 in Japan, in April throughout North America and Europe, and during 1992 in Australia.
Computer animation physics or game physics involves the introduction of the laws of physics into a simulation or game engine, particularly in 3D computer graphics, for the purpose of making the effects appear more realistic to the observer.
The GameCube is a home video game console released by Nintendo in Japan and North America in 2001 and Europe and Australia in 2002.
Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games.
GameRankings is a website that collects review scores from both offline and online sources to give an average rating.
GameShark is the brand name of a line of video game cheat cartridges and other products for a variety of console video game systems and Windows-based computers.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
GamesRadar+ is an entertainment website dedicated to video game-related news, previews and reviews, that is owned by Future Publishing (a subsidiary of Future plc).
GameTrailers (GT) was an American video gaming website created by Geoffrey R. Grotz and Brandon Jones in 2002.
Generations Lost is a cinematic platform action video game similar to Flashback.
Gex is a platform video game trilogy, developed by Crystal Dynamics, that details the adventures of an anthropomorphic gecko named Gex.
Ghosts 'n Goblins is a run and gun platformer video game series created by Tokuro Fujiwara and developed by Capcom.
This is a glossary of video game terms which lists the general terms as commonly used in Wikipedia articles related to video games and its industry.
, known as Mystical Ninja 2 Starring Goemon in Europe, is a video game developed and released by Konami for the Nintendo 64 on December 23, 1998.
A grappling hook or grapnel is a device with multiple hooks (known as claws or flukes), attached to a rope; it is thrown, dropped, sunk, projected, or fastened directly by hand to where at least one hook may catch and hold.
Guacamelee! is a Metroidvania action platforming video game developed and published by DrinkBox Studios.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Gunstar Heroes is a run-and-gun shooter video game, and the first game developed by Treasure and published by Sega.
A handheld game console is a small, portable self-contained video game console with a built-in screen, game controls, and speakers.
Head Over Heels is an action-adventure video game, released in for several 8-bit home computers, and subsequently ported to a wide range of formats.
Heart of Darkness is a cinematic platform video game developed by Amazing Studio, published by Infogrames Multimedia in Europe and Interplay Productions in North America and distributed by Tantrum Entertainment and Infogrames for PlayStation and Microsoft Windows.
Heart of the Alien is a cinematic platformer video game developed by Interplay Entertainment and Virgin Interactive and was released by Virgin Interactive in for the Sega CD exclusively in North America.
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is a Nintendo DS action-adventure puzzle video game developed by EA Tiburon.
is a Japanese video game designer, screenwriter, director, and game producer.
(born November 25, 1962) is a Japanese video game designer, director, producer, writer, and film director.
Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.
, commonly known by its brand name Hudson, was a Japanese video game company that released numerous games for video game consoles, home computers and mobile phones, mainly from the 1980s to the 2000s.
id Software LLC (see Company name) is an American video game developer headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
Imagine Publishing was a UK-based magazine publisher, which published a number of video games, computing, creative and lifestyle magazines.
Impossible Mission is a video game for several home computers.
Inside (stylized as INSIDE) is a puzzle-platformer adventure game developed and published by Playdead in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.
Insomniac Games, Inc. is an American video game developer whose corporate headquarters is located in Burbank, California.
In video games and pixel art, "isometric" refers to some form of axonometric projection (commonly, the form of dimetric projection with a 2:1 pixel ratio) where the viewpoint is angled to reveal other facets of the game environment than are typically visible from a purely top-down perspective or side view, thereby producing a three-dimensional effect.
Isometric projection is a method for visually representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions in technical and engineering drawings.
Jak and Daxter is a video game franchise created by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin and owned by Sony Computer Entertainment.
was the name of two different, but previously linked, Japanese video game companies that are now defunct.
Jazz Jackrabbit is a video game trilogy featuring the eponymous character of Jazz Jackrabbit, a green anthropomorphic hare, who fights with his turtle nemesis, Devan Shell, in a science fiction parody of the fable of The Tortoise and the Hare.
Jet Set Willy is a platform video game originally written by Matthew Smith for the ZX Spectrum home computer.
Jill of the Jungle is a trilogy of platform computer games released in 1992 by Epic MegaGames.
John D. Carmack (born August 20, 1970) is an American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman.
Jump Bug was the first platform game to include smooth horizontal and vertical scrolling.
Jumping Flash! is a first-person platform video game co-developed by Exact and Ultra and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Jumpman is a platform game written by Randy Glover and published by Epyx in 1983.
is an arcade platform game that was released in 1982.
Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity and merchandising.
is a side-scrolling platform game in the Kirby series developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the their Nintendo 64 home video game console.
Kirby Super Star, released as Kirby's Fun Pak in PAL regions, is a 1996 platforming video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, part of the Kirby series of platforming video games by HAL Laboratory.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land, released in Europe and Australia as Kirby's Adventure Wii, is a Kirby video game and the twelfth platform installment of the series, developed by HAL Laboratory, and published by Nintendo.
Kirby: Squeak Squad is a platforming video game in the Kirby series developed by HAL Laboratory, Flagship and Natsume (the latter as seen in the end credits) and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld video game console.
is a video game series created by Namco and Klonoa Works, as well as the name of the titular character of the series.
Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (Japanese: 風のクロノア 夢見る帝国, Kaze no Kuronoa Yumemiru Teikoku, Klonoa of the Wind: Dreaming Empire) is a video game published by Namco for the Game Boy Advance and released in Japan and North America in 2001 and Europe the following year.
Knight Lore is a 1984 action-adventure game known for popularising isometric graphics in video games.
, commonly referred to as Konami, is a Japanese entertainment and gaming conglomerate.
is an action-adventure game that was developed by Climax Entertainment originally released for the Mega Drive/Genesis in 1992 in Japan and 1993 elsewhere.
Legacy of the Wizard, originally released in Japan as is a fantasy-themed action role-playing platform game released for the MSX, MSX2 and Famicom in Japan and for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the United States.
A level, map, area, stage, world, track, board, floor, zone, phase, mission, or course in a video game is the total space available to the player during the course of completing a discrete objective.
Light Crusader is an action-adventure game developed by Treasure and published by Sega for their Sega Genesis console in 1995.
Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game developed by independent studio Playdead.
A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat-panel display or other electronically modulated optical device that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals.
This is a list of Nintendo DS games that are known to have sold or shipped at least one million copies.
This article gives a list of platform game series, i.e. video games of the "platform" genre.
Little Big Adventure is an action-adventure game developed by Adeline Software International and first released at the end of 1994.
LittleBigPlanet (LBP) is a puzzle platform video game series created by Media Molecule and published by Sony Computer Entertainment on multiple PlayStation platforms.
Lode Runner is a platform video game first published by Brøderbund in 1983.
Majesco Entertainment Company (formerly Majesco Sales Inc.) is an American video game publisher and distributor based in Hazlet, New Jersey.
Major Havoc (or The Adventures of Major Havoc) is an upright cabinet vector-based arcade game made by Atari in 1983.
Manic Miner is a platform video game originally written for the ZX Spectrum by Matthew Smith and released by Bug-Byte in 1983 (later re-released by Software Projects).
() is a fictional character in the ''Mario'' video game franchise, owned by Nintendo and created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.
is a platform game published and developed for arcades by Nintendo in 1983.
is a sub-series of the Mario and Donkey Kong series, based on puzzle video games, marking the return of Pauline, and Donkey Kong's rivalry with Mario.
The is a third-generation home video game console that was manufactured by Sega.
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, known in Japan, Korea, and Europe as, is a 3D hack and slash platform video game developed by Capcom for the PlayStation 2.
The term may refer to both scientific ideas and science fiction genres that center on giant robots or machines controlled by people.
Mega Man, known as in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.
Mega Man, known as in Japan, is a 1987 action-platform video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Mega Man 8, known in Japan as Rockman 8: Metal Heroes, is a action-platform video game developed and released by Capcom in.
Mega Man X4, originally released in Japan as, is a video game developed by Capcom.
Mega Man ZX, known in Japan as, is a video game developed by Inti Creates and published by Capcom for the Nintendo DS handheld game console.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
, more commonly known as simply Metal Slug, is a run and gun video game developed and originally released by Nazca Corporation and later published by SNK.
Metroid is an action game franchise created by Nintendo.
Metroid is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo.
Metroid Prime is a first-person action-adventure video game developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo for the GameCube video game console.
Metroidvania is a subgenre of the action-adventure genre of video games.
Miner 2049er is a platform video game created by Bill Hogue that was released in 1982 by Big Five Software.
A minigame (also spelled mini-game or mini game, sometimes called a subgame or microgame) is a short video game often contained within another video game, and sometimes in application software or on a display of any form of hardware.
Mirror's Edge is a first-person action-adventure platformer developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts.
Mischief Makers is a 1997 side-scrolling platform video game developed by Treasure and published by Enix and Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.
MobyGames is a commercial website that catalogs video games both past and present.
Monster Max is an isometric adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Titus France.
is an arcade game by Irem released in 1982.
MSX is a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983, and marketed by Kazuhiko Nishi, then Vice-president at Microsoft Japan and Director at ASCII Corporation.
Narbacular Drop is an environmental puzzle video game developed by Nuclear Monkey Software.
Nasir Gebelli (ناصر جبلی, also Nasser Gebelli, born 1957) is an Iranian-American programmer and video game designer usually credited in his games as simply "Nasir".
Naughty Dog, LLC (formerly JAM Software, Inc.) is an American first-party video game developer based in Santa Monica, California.
is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology (IT) services and products, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS.
is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game in the New Super Mario Bros. series developed by Nintendo for their Nintendo 3DS handheld video game console.
is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game in the New Super Mario Bros. series developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. It is the fourth title in the series and was released in 2012.
is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii.
Nightmare in the Dark is a platform game released in 2000 by SNK in arcades and never released for home consoles.
Nihon Bussan Co., Ltd. (日本物産株式会社 Nihon Bussan Kabushikigaisha) was a Japanese video game manufacturer.
Nihon Falcom Corporation is a Japanese video game developer founded in 1981.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
The, stylized as NINTENDO64 and abbreviated to N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market.
The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
Nintendo Power is a news and strategy magazine which was initially published in-house monthly by Nintendo of America, and later independently.
The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major video game console developed by Nintendo.
A video game with nonlinear gameplay presents players with challenges that can be completed in a number of different sequences.
Oddworld is a video game franchise and fictional universe, created by developers Oddworld Inhabitants under the direction of Lorne Lanning.
onEscapee (Pronounced One Escapee, to reflect the nature of the protagonist) is an action/adventure video game, released for the Commodore Amiga 1200 in 1997.
An open world in video games is a virtual world in which the player can explore and approach objectives freely, as opposed to a world with more linear gameplay.
The Original Chip Set (OCS) is a chipset used in the earliest Commodore Amiga computers and defined the Amiga's graphics and sound capabilities.
is an entry in the Pac-Man series of arcade video games, released into arcades by Namco, and its American distributor Bally Midway (later Midway Games), in August 1984.
Pandemonium! is a 1996 platforming video game developed by Toys for Bob and published by Crystal Dynamics for the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows, N-Gage, Mobile and iOS.
In cinematography and photography panning means swivelling a still or video camera horizontally from a fixed position.
is an action-adventure platform video game released by Konami in 1986.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
Pitfall! is a video game designed by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and released by Activision in.
A platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre and subgenre of action game.
A player character (also known as PC and playable character) is a fictional character in a role-playing game or video game whose actions are directly controlled by a player of the game rather than the rules of the game.
is a gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.
The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or its codename, PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
PlayStation Network (PSN) is a digital media entertainment service provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
is an arcade game developed and published by Sigma Enterprises.
, also known by the shorthand form, is a Japanese company, established on October 1, 1966, which publishes music, DVD and VHS videos, movies, and video games.
Portal is a puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.
The word "portal" in science fiction and fantasy generally refers to a technological or magical doorway that connects two distant locations separated by spacetime.
In video games, power-ups are objects that instantly benefit or add extra abilities to the game character as a game mechanic.
Pre-rendering is the process in which video footage is not rendered in real-time by the hardware that is outputting or playing back the video.
Prince of Persia is a video game franchise created by Jordan Mechner, originally developed and published by Brøderbund, then The Learning Company, and currently Ubisoft.
Prince of Persia is a 1989 fantasy cinematic platformer originally developed and published by Brøderbund and designed by Jordan Mechner for the Apple II.
In computing, procedural generation is a method of creating data algorithmically as opposed to manually.
Psychonauts is a platform game developed by Double Fine Productions.
Puzzle video games make up a unique genre of video games that emphasize puzzle solving.
A quest, or mission, is a task in video games that a player-controlled character, party, or group of characters may complete in order to gain a reward.
was a Japanese video game company founded in 1988.
Rain World is a 2017 survival platformer video game in which the player controls a part-slug, part-cat creature searching a hostile, derelict world for its family.
In computer graphics, a raster graphics or bitmap image is a dot matrix data structure that represents a generally rectangular grid of pixels (points of color), viewable via a monitor, paper, or other display medium.
Ratchet & Clank is a series of action platformer and third-person shooter video games.
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (known as Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction in most PAL countries) is a 2007 platformer video game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3.
Rayman is a franchise of platform video games, published by Ubisoft.
Rayman is a side-scrolling platform video game developed by Ludimedia and published by Ubi Soft.
Rayman Origins is a platform video game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and Microsoft Windows.
Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games.
Rez is a musical rail shooter developed by United Game Artists and published by Sega for the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2.
Ristar is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis, which released worldwide in February 1995.
Rock-paper-scissors (also known as scissors-paper-rock or other variants) is a hand game usually played between two people, in which each player simultaneously forms one of three shapes with an outstretched hand.
A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game or a CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) immersed in some well-defined world.
Rotoscoping is an animation technique that animators use to trace over motion picture footage, frame by frame, to produce realistic action.
Sabre Wulf is an action-adventure game by Ultimate Play the Game, initially released for the ZX Spectrum home computer in 1984.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
is a 1981 side-scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game.
In computer displays, filmmaking, television production, and other kinetic displays, scrolling is sliding text, images or video across a monitor or display, vertically or horizontally.
Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices around the world.
The Sega Genesis, known as the in regions outside of North America, is a 16-bit home video game console developed and sold by Sega.
The is a 32-bit fifth-generation home video game console developed by Sega and released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America, and July 8, 1995 in Europe.
Sega Technical Institute (STI) is a former American video game development division of Sega.
The also known as the Sega Computer Video Game SG-1000, is a home video game console manufactured by Sega and released in Japan, Australia, and other regions.
Shadow Complex is a platform-adventure video game developed by Chair Entertainment in association with Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 through Xbox Live Arcade.
is a side-scrolling action game produced by Sega originally released as an arcade game in.
Shadow of the Beast is a platform game developed by Reflections and published by Psygnosis in 1989.
Shantae is a series of platform video games developed by WayForward Technologies, with the first title having originally been distributed by Capcom.
Shareware is a type of proprietary software which is initially provided free of charge to users, who are allowed and encouraged to make and share copies of the program.
() is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors.
Shoot 'em up (also known as shmup or STGDavies, Jonti.. GameSpy. 30 July 2008.Carless, Simon.. Game Set Watch. 5 April 2011.) is a subgenre of the shooter genre of video games.
Shooter games are a subgenre of action game, which often test the player's speed and reaction time.
A side-scrolling game, side-scroller or 2D is a video game in which the gameplay action is viewed from a side-view camera angle, and the onscreen characters can generally only move to the left or right.
In the history of video games, the sixth-generation era (sometimes referred to as the 128-bit era; see "Bits and system power" below) refers to the computer and video games, video game consoles, and video game handhelds available at the turn of the 21st century which was from 1998 to 2005.
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle is a 1982 video game published and developed by Coleco for the ColecoVision and Atari 2600.
is a platform arcade game released in 1990 by Toaplan.
Sonic 3D Blast, known in Japan and Europe as is a 1996 isometric platform game for the Sega Genesis and Sega Saturn.
is a 1998 platform game for Sega's Dreamcast video game console, and the first main Sonic the Hedgehog game to feature 3D gameplay.
is a 2010 platform video game published by Sega.
Sonic Generations is a 2011 platform video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, and Microsoft Windows.
is a 2005 platform video game developed by Sonic Team and Dimps for the Nintendo DS as part of Sega's ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' series.
is a platform game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis console.
Sonic the Hedgehog is the title character and protagonist of the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, animations, and other media.
is a episodic platform video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Sonic Unleashed is a 2008 platform video game published by Sega.
Sonic X-treme was a platform game developed by Sega Technical Institute from 1994 until its cancellation in 1997.
is an arcade video game developed and released by Sega Enterprises in December 1985.
is a 1980 arcade game designed by Universal Entertainment Corporation, which Chris Crawford called "the granddaddy of all platform games," as it predates Nintendo's Donkey Kong from 1981.
A spiritual successor, sometimes called a spiritual sequel, is a successor to a work of fiction which does not build upon the storyline established by a previous work as do most traditional prequels or sequels, yet features many of the same elements, themes, and styles as its source material, thereby resulting in it being related or similar "in spirit" to its predecessor.
Spot Goes to Hollywood is a platform video game developed by Eurocom and published by Acclaim Entertainment in North America and Virgin Interactive Entertainment in Europe for the Mega Drive/Genesis as the sequel to Cool Spot.
Spyro is a series of platform video games which feature the protagonist and title character Spyro.
Spyro the Dragon is a platform game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
was a Japanese video game company founded in September 1986 by Masafumi Miyamoto.
Star Fox, released as Starwing in Europe, is a 1993 rail shooter video game co-developed by Argonaut Software and Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).
Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services.
A stereoscopic video game (also S-3D video game) is a video game which uses stereoscopic technologies to create depth perception for the player by any form of stereo display.
The Super FX is a coprocessor on the Graphics Support Unit (GSU) added to select Super Nintendo (SNES) video game cartridges, primarily to provide advanced 2D and 3D techniques.
is a platform video game in the Super Mario series developed and published by Nintendo for their Nintendo 3DS handheld video game console.
is a platform video game in the Super Mario series developed and published by Nintendo for their Wii U home video game console.
Super Mario 64 is a 1996 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.
Super Mario 64 DS is a 2004 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS.
Super Mario Bros. is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo.
Super Mario Galaxy is a 2007 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii.
Super Mario Land is a 1989 side-scrolling platform video game developed and published by Nintendo as a launch title for their Game Boy handheld game console.
Super Mario Odyssey is a 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.
Super Mario Sunshine is a platform game in the Super Mario series developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube.
Super Mario World is a 1990 side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (officially abbreviated the Super NES or SNES, and colloquially shortened to Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and 1993 in South America.
is a 2007 side-scrolling, platforming, action role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Wii home video game console.
is a 1986 video game for the Famicom and PC-8801 by Pony Inc under the Activision's license.
, also known as System Sacom Sales Corp., is a Japanese company which sells electronic devices.
Tag: The Power of Paint is a first-person action and puzzle hybrid video game.
referred to as Tails Adventures on the title screen and Japanese packaging, is an action-adventure video game developed by Aspect Co. and published by Sega in 1995 for the Sega Game Gear.
was a Japanese video game and software developer founded in October 1983 by Kazuyuki Fukushima.
Temple Run is a 3D endless running video game developed and published by Imangi Studios.
Temple Run 2 is an endless running video game developed and published by Imangi Studios.
The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner (shortened to 3-D WorldRunner on the North American box art), originally released in Japan as, is a 1987 third-person rail shooter platform video game developed and published by Square for the Family Computer Disk System and published by Acclaim for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The Behemoth is a video game development company that was created in 2003 by John Baez, artist Dan Paladin, and programmers Tom Fulp, Brandon LaCava, and Nick Dryburgh.
is an arcade platform game released by Taito in July 1985.
is an adventure game developed and published by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
is a 1985 arcade game by Taito which was released for several contemporary video game home systems in 1986.
The Legend of Zelda is a high-fantasy action-adventure video game series created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.
The Legend of Zelda is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo and designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.
The Lost Vikings is a puzzle-platform video game developed by Silicon & Synapse (now Blizzard Entertainment) and published by Interplay.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
In the history of computer and video games, the third generation (sometimes referred to as the 8-bit era) began on July 15, 1983, with the Japanese release of both the Family Computer (referred to in Japan in the abbreviated form "Famicom", and later known as the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, in the rest of the world) and SG-1000.
Third-person shooter (TPS) is a subgenre of 3D shooter games in which the player character is visible on-screen during gaming, and the gameplay consists primarily of shooting.
Todd Jason Replogle (born 1969) is an American video game programmer, best known as the co-creator of the Duke Nukem series.
Tomb Raider, also known as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider between 2001 and 2007, is a media franchise that originated with an action-adventure video game series created by British gaming company Core Design.
Tork: Prehistoric Punk is a platform video game released on January 12, 2005 for the Xbox video game console.
Trial and error is a fundamental method of problem solving.
Trine is a side-scrolling, action platform-puzzle video game developed by Frozenbyte and published by Nobilis.
Trine 2 is a side-scrolling, platform and puzzle video game developed by Frozenbyte.
Turrican is a 1990 video game programmed and designed by Manfred Trenz.
Multiple endings refer to a case in entertainment where the story could end in different ways.
, formerly known as, is a Japanese manufacturer of pachinko, slot machines, arcade games and other gaming products, and a publisher of video games.
Universal Pictures (also known as Universal Studios) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
User-generated content (UGC), alternatively known as user-created content (UCC), is any form of content created by users of a system or service and made available publicly on that system.
is a platform game series developed by Telenet Japan.
Vampire Killer, also known as in Japan, is a platform-adventure game produced by Konami and released in for the MSX2 computer platform in Japan and Europe. It was in development around the same time as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game Castlevania, which shares the same title in Japan. The MSX2 version of Akumajō Dracula was released in Japan on October 30, 1986, a month following the NES version, making it the second game in the ''Castlevania'' series. It was the first Castlevania game released in Europe. It was never released in North America. In contrast to the more traditional platform gameplay of the NES Castlevania, the MSX Vampire Killer was instead a more open-ended platform game. The game's non-linear design had a similar structure to Metroid released that same year. The game laid the foundations for the open-ended action-adventure platform gameplay later seen in the 1987 title Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, 1997 title Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and most 2D Castlevania games following it.
Vectorman is a series of run and gun platform games developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
The Vectrex is a vector display-based home video game console that was developed by Western Technologies/Smith Engineering.
A video game console is an electronic, digital or computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.
A video game genre is a classification assigned to a video game based on its gameplay interaction rather than visual or narrative differences.
A variety of computer graphic techniques have been used to display video game content throughout the history of video games.
is a side scrolling beat 'em up video game developed by Team Viewtiful for the GameCube.
In 3D video games, a virtual camera system aims at controlling a camera or a set of cameras to display a view of a 3D virtual world.
Wanted: Monty Mole is a platform video game that was published in 1984 by Gremlin Graphics.
Wario Land 3 is a video game released for the Game Boy Color in 2000.
Wario Land 4 is a 2001 platformer video game developed by Nintendo and released for their Game Boy Advance.
Wario Land II is a platform game released for the Game Boy in 1998.
Wario Land: Shake It!, known as Wario Land: The Shake Dimension in PAL regions and in Japan, is a Wario platform game developed by Good-Feel for the Wii.
Wario World is a 2003 platform beat 'em up video game developed by Treasure and published by Nintendo for the GameCube.
Way of the Warrior is a fighting game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Universal Interactive Studios for the 3DO in 1994.
Weird Dreams is a cinematic platformer game by Rainbird Software which was published for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and MS-DOS.
The Wii U is a home video game console developed by Nintendo, and the successor to the Wii.
WiiWare is a service that allows Wii users to download games and applications specifically designed and developed for the Wii video game console made by Nintendo.
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software and FormGen.
The series, also known as the series, is a franchise of video games published by Sega and developed by Westone Bit Entertainment (formerly Escape).
is a platformer video game published by Sega and developed by Escape (now known as Westone Bit Entertainment).
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap is a platforming and action-adventure video game developed by Westone as part of Sega's Wonder Boy series.
Wonder Boy in Monster Land, known by its original arcade release as, is an action role-playing platform video game developed by Westone Bit Entertainment and released by Sega for arcade cabinets in 1987 and for the Master System in 1988, with a number of other home computer and console ports following.
The, sometimes called the Sharp X1, is a series of home computers released by Sharp Corporation from 1982 to 1988.
The is a home computer created by Sharp Corporation, first released in 1987, sold only in Japan.
, also known as Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II, is an action role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom and released in for the PC-8801, X1, PC-8001, PC-9801, FM-7 and MSX computers.
Xargon, also known as Xargon: The Mystery of the Blue Builders, is a video game trilogy produced by Epic MegaGames for DOS.
Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) is a digital video game download service available through the Xbox Games Store, Microsoft's digital distribution network for the Xbox 360.
Yooka-Laylee is a platform game published by Team17 in 2017 for Linux, macOS, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a 1995 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Yoshi's Island DS, later released in Japan as, is a platforming video game developed by Artoon for the Nintendo DS.
Yoshi's Story is a side-scrolling platform game published and developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.
is a Japanese video game programmer, designer, and producer best known as the former head of Sonic Team, where he was the lead programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog series of games on the Sega Genesis.
The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.
1UP.com was an American entertainment website that focused on video games.
The two-and-a-half-dimensional (2.5D, alternatively three-quarter and pseudo-3D) perspective is either 2D graphical projections and similar techniques used to cause images or scenes to simulate the appearance of being three-dimensional (3D) when in fact they are not, or gameplay in an otherwise three-dimensional video game that is restricted to a two-dimensional plane or has a virtual camera with a fixed angle.
3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.
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