Platform games are a style of games that continue to attract gamers, long after they first rose to prominence with Donkey Kong in 1981. A platform game is simply a game that involves platforms and… jumping. At one point, platform games represented a third of all games released – no other genre has achieved that level of success.
Chances are you’ve played some of the great platformers – Super Mario Bros, Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, Jump Bug, Moon Patrol, Mega Man, Metroid, Sonic the Hedgehog, Donkey Kong Country, Prince of Persia, Tomb Raider… the list is endless.
We’re big fans of platform games here at SmashingArcade.org – so expect many more to join our free-to-play platform games below.