The player controlled character must jump and climb between platforms while avoiding obstacles.
The first video game about Platformer was released in 1982.
See also: platformer elements
Parent groupsAction, Main game types
Child groupsPuzzle platformer, Cinematic platformer, Hop and bop, Comical Action, Metroidvania, Endless Runner, Vertical platformer, Precision platformer, Platform Hell, Turn-based platformer, Action Runner
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