One of the popular staples of gaming history through the ages is the ever popular "Jump 'n' Run", also known as the "platform" game, and we take a look through various through the ages.
Well, it's the last day of Jump 'n' Run Month, figured I might as well turn out a really good game for the last of the month!
Today we're looking at The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Tagged: 2011, adventure, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, Monolith Soft, Nintendo, puzzle-solving, role-playing game (RPG), Zelda series | 1 replyContinue reading →
There are many, many platform games out there, and even more than a few in this character's back catalogue.
But there are no games quite as... unique... as today's game, Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Tagged: 2010, cartoons, Good-Feel, HAL Laboratory, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, Kirby series, Nintendo | No repliesContinue reading →
It isn't every day that you see games with dragons on, or for that matter a quest to rescue a kidnapped cat.
But today's game is not just any other game, it is Jasper's Journeys.
Tagged: 2008, demo available, fantasy, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, Lexaloffle, OS X, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
This game is an interesting curiosity, both specifically as a platformer and more generally in gaming history.
Today we're looking at Inner Worlds.
Tagged: 1996, DOS, fantasy, freeware, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, Sleepless Software | No repliesContinue reading →
Open source software is often something of a minefield, especially in gaming. Sometimes you get games that look pretty but have serious code issues.
Sometimes you get games like today's, which is Holotz's Castle.
Continue reading →
The early 1990s yielded some interesting trends in platform gaming, not least bonkers plots, but also cutesy games with interesting mechanics.
I give you today's game: Globdule.
Tagged: 1993, Amiga, Ex Animo, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, Psygnosis, puzzle-solving | No repliesContinue reading →
Oddly I managed to mis-remember the subtitle in the hint yesterday, though it still makes just as much sense.
Today, we're looking at Flashback - The Quest for Identity (even though The Quest for Memory still works!)
Tagged: 1001 Games, 1993, adventure, Amiga, Delphine Software, DOS, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, puzzle-solving, sci-fi, US Gold | No repliesContinue reading →
We've seen a game where the character exploding is part of the game's mechanics - it was Putty, if you remember.
But Putty exploding is nothing on today's game, Explodemon.
Tagged: 2011, Curve Studios, Desura, indie, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, physics puzzle, sci-fi, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Now, we looked at Magicland Dizzy a bit back, and after a fashion I knew I'd get back to the Dizzy series sometime.
Today we're taking a look at Dizzy - Prince of the Yolkfolk.
Tagged: 1991, 2011, adventure, Amiga, Android, Big Red Software, cartoons, Codemasters, Dizzy series, DOS, fantasy, iOS, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, puzzle-solving | No repliesContinue reading →
It is not entirely often that we see games with cartoon themes, and games where we have a hero called Arnie... huh.
Today we're looking at a game called Car-Vup.
Developers (Y-Z, #)