Rayman, Mickey Mouse and others make our list of favorite platformers.
If you grew up on such games as Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog, then chances are you've become addicted to platforming games. These are games where characters make their way through a 2D or 3D universe, defeating enemies while exploring new areas and eventually taking on bosses to save the day. These are tried and true favorites that never get old, even on the mobile front.
Here now are five platforming games that you shouldn't miss for iOS and Android!
Sonic CD ($2.99)
If you need a Sonic fix for your mobile device, the first place you'll want to start is Sonic CD. Originally released on Sega CD over two decades ago, this time-traveling platform adventure hasn't lost a step, thanks to solid gameplay, enriched visuals and the ability to select between U.S. and Japanese soundtracks. Being able to play as Tails or Knuckles (as you unlock them) is a nice touch as well. If this doesn't fulfill your Sonic fix, the original Genesis release and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are also available for $3 a pop.
Rayman Fiesta Run ($2.99)
Following the release of Rayman Jungle Run, Ubisoft has returned the limbless hero to the mobile front with this awesome sequel, Fiesta Run. In it, you'll take on a plethora of new challenges, mastering all of Rayman's skills as you collect Lums and other special goodies. The more you snag, the more you'll unlock in the game. With beautiful hand-drawn graphics and an upbeat soundtrack, this is one Fiesta you'll never get tired of, amigo.
Although its tone is much more darker than the other games on this list, Limbo is a truly unsettling - and unforgettable - platforming experience. You'll guide a little boy on his quest to find his sister in the reaches of darkness, dealing with enemies and solving puzzles while trying to stay in one piece. Sadly, that's easier said than done, so expect to die - a lot. With its black-and-white motif and solid gameplay, this is one that's sure to appeal to a certain audience out there. The real question is if that involves you.
Leo's Fortune ($4.99)
Easily one of the most compelling platformers to come out for mobile devices in the past year, Leo's Fortune shouldn't be missed. You'll guide a cute little mustached furball across troubled lands, using his inflate ability to get across gaps and sliding up and down ramps to avoid trouble. Along the way, you'll be able to enter bonus rounds for additional currency, and help Leo regain his fortune. With extraordinary visuals and music, Leo's Fortune will benefit you in every way possible.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse ($9.99)
Who would've thought that one of the best platformers for the Sega Genesis era would make such a gorgeous comeback? Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse retains the feel of that 16-bit adventure with a breathtaking new visual approach, one where Mickey fits right in with the danger-filled cartoon world. You'll collect gems, seek out hidden treasures, and face troublesome bosses as you attempt to rescue your beloved Minnie from the clutches of the evil Mizarabel. Kids and nostalgic gamers alike will certainly love this one.