Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A screenshot from Mega Man, a classic example of a platformer.A platformer, also known as a platform game, is a video game in which a central challenge is navigating a character across a series of disconnected platforms, usually by jumping. Classic examples of platformers include the games Pitfall!, Donkey Kong, Mega Man, Kid Icarus, Prince of Persia, and Earthworm Jim.

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