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Animaniacs

Animaniacs

Release date: 1994

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Super Nes, Nintendo GameBoy, Sega Mega Drive

Publishers: Konami

Animaniacs (アニマニアクス, Animaniakusu) are a series of platform video games developed by Konami, based on the hit animated series of the same name. Two games were developed featuring significantly different gameplay and storylines; one for Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and one for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Game Boy. The SNES and Genesis versions were released in 1994, and the Game Boy version in 1995.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles

Assassin's Creed Chronicles

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Chronicles is a sub-series of video games in the Assassin's Creed franchise. The series consists of three games developed by Climax Studios and published by Ubisoft. The games feature new protagonists and a design that is new to the franchise, a 2.5D world inspired by traditional brush paintings. The first entry, Assassin's Creed: China, was released on April 21, 2015, on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The second entry, Assassin's Creed: India, was released on Ja…

ActRaiser

ActRaiser

Release date: 1990

Genres: Management, Platform, Simulation

Platforms: Super Nes

Publishers: Enix

ActRaiser (アクトレイザー, Akutoreizā) is a 1990 platform and city-building simulation game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Quintet and published by Enix, combining traditional side-scrolling platforming with urban planning god game sections. A sequel, ActRaiser 2, was released for the Super NES in 1993. In 2007, ActRaiser became available on the Wii's Virtual Console download service in Europe, North America, and Japan. A version of the game was also released for European mobi…

Albert & Otto

Release date: 2015

Genres: Platform, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: K Bros Games

Albert & Otto is a 2D atmospheric puzzle platform video game developed and published by independent video game developer K Bros Games. The game will release as four stand-alone episodes, with the first episode titled "The Adventure Begins" releasing on October 28, 2015 for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The art style was inspired by Tim Burton's early stop-motion films, with a story set in pre-World War II Germany.

Target Earth

Target Earth

Release date: 1990

Genres: Action, Platform, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Masaya, DreamWorks, Rising Star Games

Assault Suit Leynos (重装機兵レイノス, Jūsō Kihei Reinosu) is a run and gun video game developed by Masaya in 1990 for the Sega Mega Drive. It was released in America as Target Earth. It has since been re-released on the Wii as a Virtual Console product in Japan. It is the first game in the Assault Suits series.

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

Release date: 1986

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Sega Master System, Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (アレックスキッド ザ・ロストスターズ, Arekkusu Kiddo Ze Rosuto Sutāzu) is a platform arcade game released by Sega in 1986. It was ported to the Master System in 1987. It was also released on the Wii Virtual Console in North America on March 9, 2009, and in the PAL regions on April 17, 2009.

Ape Escape 2

Ape Escape 2

Release date: 2002

Genres: Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 2

Publishers:

Ape Escape 2 is a platform video game developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It is the second game in the Ape Escape series, and is also used as the basis for the animated series by Frederator.

Ape Escape 3

Ape Escape 3

Release date: 2005

Genres: Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Ape Escape 3 (サルゲッチュ3, Saru Getchu 3) is a platform video game published and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 video game console. The game has been rated for release on PlayStation 4 but no announcement of its release has been made.

Adventure Island: The Beginning

Adventure Island: The Beginning

Release date: 2009

Genres: Platform

Publishers: Hudson Soft

Adventure Island: The Beginning, known in Japan as Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima Wii (高橋名人の冒険島Wii, "Master Takahashi's Adventure Island Wii"), is a platforming video game released for the Wii's WiiWare service. It was developed and published by Hudson Soft.

A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life

Release date: 1998

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameBoy Color

Publishers:

A Bug's Life is a video game based on the Disney/Pixar 1998 film of the same name. It was released for various systems in 1998 and in 1999. The game's storyline is similar to that of the movie, with a few changes. After completing levels the player can unlock real clips from the movie. The Game.com, Sega Saturn, and Dreamcast versions were planned but were cancelled. On March 8, 2011, the PlayStation version was released on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.

Apotheon

Apotheon

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Platform, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Alientrap

Apotheon is an action platformer video game developed and published by Alientrap for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, and PlayStation 4. The game was released on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 on February 3, 2015 and on OS X and Linux on February 10, 2015. Apotheon is Alientrap's second commercial game and utilizes a unique art style based on ancient Greek pottery, particularly in the black-figure pottery style.

Asterix (arcade video game)

Asterix (arcade video game)

Release date: 1992

Genres: Action, Platform

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Konami

Asterix is a horizontal-scrolling beat'em up arcade game released in 1992 by Konami. It is based on the French comic series Asterix and Obelix. The player fights as either Asterix the Gaul or his best friend, Obelix, as they take on the 'might' of the oppressive Roman Empire. Asterix includes a variety of humorous fighting moves, which are demonstrated in the game's attract mode. The artwork and feel of Asterix remains true to its French source material, and the game's many humorous touches (suc…

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Release date: 1986

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Sega Master System

Publishers: Sega

Alex Kidd in Miracle World is a platform game for the Master System. It was released in Japan on November 1, 1986, and internationally in 1987. It was later built into many Master System and Master System II consoles. A remake by Merge Games and Jankenteam is currently being developed.

Chelnov

Release date: 1988

Genres: Platform, Shooter

Platforms: Sega Mega Drive, Arcade

Publishers:

Atomic Runner Chelnov is a Japanese runner arcade game developed and published by Data East in 1988.

Atlantis no Nazo

Atlantis no Nazo

Release date: 1986

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Nintendo Nes

Publishers: Sunsoft

Atlantis no Nazo (Japanese: アトランチスの謎, Hepburn: Atoranchisu no Nazo, "The Mystery of Atlantis") is a side-scrolling platform video game developed and published by Sunsoft and released for the Family Computer in 1986.The game is set in the mythical land of Atlantis. The player controls an amateur adventurer named Wynn (ウィン), whose objective is to save his master being held captive in the final level.

Aquales

Release date: 1991

Genres: Action, Platform, Role-playing

Publishers: Exact

Aquales is a side-scrolling action role-playing platform run and gun video game developed and published by Exact exclusively for the Sharp X68000 in Japan on September 12, 1991. The second title to be created and released by Exact for the X68000 platform, the game takes place in the dystopian future of 2069 where the British Elias-Rits Investigative Unit ship went missing during a reconnaissance operation at the Kermadec Islands, as players assume the role of American pilot Fredric von Nyuya fro…

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Release date: 1989

Genres: Platform

Publishers: Sega

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (アレックスキッド 天空魔城, Arekkusu Kiddo Tenkū Majō) is a side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis video game console. The game was released in Japan in February 1989, in the U.S. in January 1990 and in Europe on November 1990. It is the only 16-bit platform game starring Alex Kidd, and the fifth game in the Alex Kidd series of video games. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle follows Alex as he fights his way through the fictional p…

Aero the Acro-Bat 2

Aero the Acro-Bat 2

Release date: 1994

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Super Nes, Sega Mega Drive

Publishers: Sunsoft

Aero the Acro-Bat 2 is a video game developed by Iguana Entertainment, and published by Sunsoft in 1994. It is the sequel of Aero the Acro-Bat and was released for the Sega Genesis first in April then for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in November. The Super NES version was released on the Wii Virtual Console in the PAL region on August 6, 2010 and in North America on September 20, 2010. David Siller planned to port and remake the game for Game Boy Advance in 2002, but then cancelled it…

Astro Boy: The Video Game

Astro Boy: The Video Game

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP

Publishers: D3 Publisher

Astro Boy: The Video Game is an action platform video game based on the 2009 CGI animated film of the same name. The game was released in Japan on October 8, 2009 for the PlayStation Portable under the name Atom (アトム, Atomu) to coincide with the Japanese theatrical release on October 10, 2009. It was later released on the same system as a downloadable game in North America on October 14, 2009. It received a retail version of it and a port to the PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and Wii which were rele…

Adventure Island

Adventure Island

Release date: 1986

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Nintendo Nes, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameBoy, GameCube

Publishers: Hudson Soft

Hudson's Adventure Island is a side-scrolling platform game produced by Hudson Soft that was released in Japan for the Famicom and MSX on September 12, 1986. Adventure Island was released in North America for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987 and in the PAL region in 1992 under the title of Adventure Island Classic. Adventure Island is an adaptation of the arcade game Wonder Boy, developed by Escape for Sega. Adventure Island was followed by a series of sequels with no connection to the …