Articles tagged platformers

24 Feb 2009 // 9:00 PM

SPRay

While plenty of games have been very clearly inspired by Super Mario 64, SPRay might be the first that's drawn so directly from the underrated Super Mario Sunshine.

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Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars

For all the innovation in Mushroom Men, it is not applied in a way that suitably overcomes the inherent problems of the genre.

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23 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

LittleBigPlanet

LittleBigPlanet: Gaming for a Web 2.0 world.

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Crash: Mind Over Mutant

All of the platforming in Crash: Mind Over Mutant takes place in one continuously-generated world, with every area eventually accessible from every other area in that world.

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12 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Wario Land: Shake It!

Wario Land: Shake It! may be the best post-modern video game ever.

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28 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM

Braid

The organic, malleable gameplay that Braid offers is refreshing in the context of a game that superficially looks to be a platformer.

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Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!

It's quite bizarre to see a game which in the concept sounds incredible -- playing as the dead, awakening to feed -- when the ultimate experience is so the opposite.

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Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Tools of Destruction excels in squeezing personality not just from ancillary characters, but from the levels and environments themselves.

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18 Dec 2007 // 10:00 PM

Beautiful Katamari

The charm that once made the original fun and interesting has worn thin now that the second and third sequels have come around.

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25 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy might be the first time old-school gamers have to accept that, y'know, maybe gamers these days do have it better than they did.

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19 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Ratatouille

It's like Crash Bandicoot with more mobility, as rats can apparently walk tightropes, climb nets, and use conveniently-placed umbrellas to float around.

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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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