platformers

8.31.18

A Tour of a Beautiful, Maddening Game, Thanks to Beautiful, Maddening GIFs

'The King's Bird' will tax your fingers, but let me try to show you why it's worth it.

3.8.18

'Super Meat Boy' Has Been Out for 8 Years, But It's Still Not Finished

Team Meat once said it would never develop a sequel to 'Super Meat Boy,' but with the sequel nearly done, one of the game's developers is trying to leave his past behind.

2.7.18

Why The Very Hard 'Celeste' is Perfectly Fine With You Breaking Its Rules

After the release of 'Cuphead,' designer Matt Thorson wondered if there was a way to make his challenging game more accessible.

2.6.18

'Dandara' Is Yet Another Gorgeous 2D Platformer, But Plays Unlike Any Other

'Dandara' offers a gorgeous world, challenging bosses, and a whole lot of salt.

2.2.18

Sometimes, Bad Guys Don't Need the Extra Push to Make You Hate Them

The enemies in ‘Iconoclasts’ are hate-worthy alright, but how much is too much?

11.13.17

'Super Mario Galaxy' Was Brilliant, But Motion Controls Ruined It

The Wii was ostensibly designed to be more accessible to more kinds of players. But motion controls don’t work for everyone.

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10.25.17

This Tiny Metroidvania Game Is the Real Witchy Shit You Crave

‘Witch - A Special Delivery’ rises above the average metroidvania.

10.5.17

'A Hat in Time' is the N64 Throwback 'Yooka-Laylee' Was Trying to Be

The new 3D platformer feels like a throwback to a forgotten time, in a good way.

9.8.17

This Platformer Dares You to Explore the Pitch-Black

'Roguelight' is brutally simple yet fiendishly clever.

7.21.17

What Does ‘Replayability’ Mean Today, Anyway?

It’s one of those critical yardsticks of a game’s quality that doesn’t seem to factor so much anymore—at least, not in the old-school sense.

5.4.17

How Do You Make ‘Super Meat Boy’ Better? Throw a Body at It

‘Super Rude Bear Resurrection’ is a smart take on Team Meat’s classic.

4.14.17

Get Up Close and Personal with Sacrifice in 'MANDAGON'

Give yourself a break today with this free, heartwarming 2D platformer.

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