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  • n. A platform game.

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  • n. A public speaker; one who draws up or invents a plan of proceedings.


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  • It pretty much created what we know as a platformer today and introduced us to the world of the Super Mario Bros., which is a world I'm not sure I would like to live in if they didn't exist in it.

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  • Even though we've already spent all of 2009 plumbing its procedurally generated depths -- over, and over, and over, and over -- on PC, the forthcoming console port of Derek Yu's retro-platformer is worth watching for all the ways in which it won't be a port.

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  • Secondly, while the original Kingdom Hearts could be called a platformer-RPG, Kingdom Hearts II features almost no platforming elements.

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  • Capsized feel very different from your standard 2D platformer, which is kind of the point.

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  • Whereas Nintendo's list could be characterized as a platformer, a fitness package, a minigame collection, a music game, and a driving games the Xbox 360 and PS3 lists consist of RPGs, third-person action games, and shooters.

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  • It's a 2D platformer, which is basically a rehashed Mario game.


  • A platform game (also known as platformer) is a video game genre distinguished by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles.

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  • I'm not convinced this is a detriment to the game overall, but it provides a more repetitive feel than I'm accustomed to from a platformer, which is highlighted by a repeated cut-scene that shows the Rabbids taking your trash from a toilet to the junkyard pile.

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  • However, Sony marketer John Koller has spoken up on the rumor, and while he confirmed little, he did concede that the platformer is a likely candidate for expansion within the Sony family.

  • For example, DrNeroCF's The Fancy Pants Adventures is a smoothly-animated "platformer" game starring a hand-drawn stick figure.

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