Platform games are those that involve switching between different virtual platforms constituting of an obstacle course. Starting out as single-screen video games, this genre has now spread across the gaming world. It is one of the oldest genres of games and had been played out on various platforms including the PC, XBOX, Playstation, Nintendo etc. Recently this genre entered into the iPhone market and has soon become popular. The Platform themes range from cartoony “mascot” games to science fiction and fantasy epics.These platform games come in different genres too. While some are the typical action adventure games, some platform games require a lot of strategy. Some games also ventured into the genre of horror and these have been pretty popular too. Whatever the genre be, one thing is for certain, these games make for a good way to kill time. These fun games are now available for your iPhone. Top 10 best platform games for iPhone are listed below.
10. Spider-Man: Total Mayhem
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man battles to save his beloved city! Defend New York City from the scariest villains in 12 levels. You can even unlock the Black Suit, and revisit all levels using your new capacities powered by the mysterious Symbiote substance. You only pay $0.99 for this fast and action packed game.
9. Marble Blast
Play it multiplayer or alone, your race against time will be just as thrilling. Suspended high in futuristic clouds, guide your marble through obstacles and hazards, collect gems and power-ups to enhance your abilities. Buy this game for $2.99 only. It is 9th best platform game for iPhone users.
Eryn has been sucked into a dimensional rift and is left in a world that is not her own. Help her by controlling her glider and exploring this new world. Collect crystals, take trips, earn achievements, and help Eryn unlock a portal home.
7. ROLANDO 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid
In your pursuit of the legendary Golden Orchid, you will help the Rolando clan navigate through tropical beaches, ancient ruins, volcanic caverns and dark jungles, all while battling nasty new nemeses. There are 45 levels to play with and a massive array of characters to guide. They drive, fly swim and fight back by zapping, blasting and drowning the enemies. This is also a free game.
Guide your little ninja from wall to wall with a single click avoiding the enemies – other ninjas, angry birds and killer squirrels. With a simple tap you can jump from one wall to the other, knocking obstacles from the air as you do and knocking down three of the same type will earn you mega-boost. It comes with gorgeous graphics, rich gameplay, immersive music and it’s free!
5. Brave Beak
No, this is not a Angry Bird clone. Simplicity is the trick these days and in Brave Beak, all you have to do is control your strangely cranky parrot, fired from a slingshot, through a series of funny-looking obstacles. Tap the screen and your parrot flies higher. It will eat fish, rainbow and even bits of the moon to keep its energy up. You have to collect coins, power-ups and ultimately rescue a princess. There’s a feature that enables you to send messages in bottles to other friends playing the game, which they pick up during the course of their own adventures. You can get this cool game from the App Store.
4. Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave
If multiplayer action is what you want in your platform game, this is the one for you. Dungeon Defenders is not like other defense games. You and your allies have to work together to defend the Eternia Crystal. Your left thumb does movement, and right controls camera angle, and you can go up to 80 levels of awesomeness. It is a free game for all.
3. Little Acorns
As the head of a squirrel clan, you try to avenge your stolen acorns. The villains are a giggly, malevolent trope of woodland critters. The game is nothing revolutionary, but it is so adorable that you would constantly go back to it. The controls are sensitive and responsive and you can even make your papa squirrel make mid-air changes in tactics. How cool is that? Also, it is rather non-violent because all you have to do is steer clear of your enemies. Don’t worry if they get to you, you will only be momentarily poisoned. This game will cost you $0.99 from the App Store.
2. Muffin Knight
You are magically transported to a land of scattered pastries; all of which you must collect and return. The obstacles are the constant stream of monsters that come from the top of the screen, getting angrier and angrier every time they reach the bottom. You have to defeat them by collecting the pastries each of which transforms your character into a differently equipped avatar. New levels can be unlocked either by blunt force or by collecting a large number of pastries.
The game gives you the feel of the traditional 2D experience. While in touch screen phones precision was a bit tricky, Soosiz has simple right and left buttons and a jump button. You have to defeat the enemies, collect coins and save your buddies. Some of the enemies cannot be defeated by jumping on their heads and have to be avoided completely. Holding down the jump button makes you jump higher. A unique feature in the game is the Gravity Changing mechanic, which turns the screen upside down. There are 65 levels in the game and you are given three lives at the beginning of each. Soosiz can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99.