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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…

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.

Adventures of Yogi Bear

Adventures of Yogi Bear

Release date: 1994

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Super Nes, Sega Mega Drive

Publishers: Cybersoft, GameTek, Empire Interactive, Magifact

Adventures of Yogi Bear is a platform video game released by Cybersoft on October 1, 1994, in North America and later in Japan and Europe. The game is called Yogi Bear in Japan, Yogi Bear's: Cartoon Capers for the European Super NES version, and Yogi Bear Cartoon Capers for the European Sega Mega Drive version.

Alien Carnage

Alien Carnage

Release date: 1993

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Apogee Software

Alien Carnage, originally released as Halloween Harry, is a side-scrolling platform game developed by Interactive Binary Illusions and SubZero Software, and distributed by Apogee Software. The game features 256-colour VGA graphics and background music in MOD format. Alien Carnage is composed of four episodes. The first episode was released as shareware, and the rest were distributed commercially. In May 2007, John Passfield and 3D Realms released Alien Carnage as freeware. In 2014, the game was …

Armillo

Release date: 2014

Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Wii U

Publishers: Fuzzy Wuzzy Games

Armillo is a 3D action puzzle platformer developed by Fuzzy Wuzzy Games. It was released on July 3, 2014, for the Wii U on the Nintendo eShop. A Windows port was later released on July 3, 2020.

Aighina no Yogen: From the Legend of Balubalouk

Release date: 1986

Genres: Action, Platform

Platforms: Commodore 64

Publishers: Vic Tokai

Aighina no Yogen: From the Legend of Balubalouk (アイギーナの予言 バルバルークの伝説より, Aigīna no yogen barubarūku no densetsu yori, lit. "Aighina's Prophecy: From the Legend of Balubalouk") is a Japan-exclusive video game for multiple platforms in 1986. This video game is the spiritual sequel to an arcade game known as Baluba-Louk No Densetsu, which was also only released in Japan.

Avenging Spirit

Avenging Spirit

Release date: 1991

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Nintendo GameBoy

Publishers:

Avenging Spirit, known in Japan as Phantasm (ファンタズム), is a 1991 2-player platform arcade game developed by C.P. Brain and published by Jaleco.

Alien Spidy

Alien Spidy

Release date: 2013

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Kalypso Media

Alien Spidy is a platform game for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Xbox 360 (through Xbox Live Arcade), and PlayStation 3 (through PlayStation Network). It was developed by Spanish studio Enigma Software Productions and published by Kalypso Media. Players control an extraterrestrial spider who has crash-landed on Earth, as he seeks to repair his spacecraft and rescue a fellow extraterrestrial spider. Announced on 8 November 2011, Alien Spidy was published on 20 March 2013 for the Xbox 360, Microso…

Apple Panic

Apple Panic

Release date: 1981

Genres: Platform

Publishers: Broderbund, Funsoft

Apple Panic is a game for the Apple II programmed by Ben Serki and published by Broderbund Software in 1981. Apple Panic is an unauthorized version of the 1980 arcade game Space Panic, the first game with ladders and platforms. While the arcade original remained obscure, Apple Panic became a top seller for home computers. It was ported to the Atari 8-bit family, VIC-20, IBM PC (as a self-booting disk), and TRS-80.

Airscape: The Fall of Gravity

Airscape: The Fall of Gravity

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Platform

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: EQ Games

Airscape: The Fall of Gravity is an action platformer 2D video game, developed by Australian studio Cross-Product and published by EQ Games for Microsoft Windows.

Astronot

Astronot

Release date: 2012

Genres: Adventure, Platform

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, Apple IOS

Publishers: Wade McGillis

Astronot is a 2012 action-adventure platform game created by indie developer Wade McGillis. It is similar to the Metroid series.

Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune

Release date: 2008

Genres: Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Zoo Games

Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune is a third-person shooter video game developed by Big Blue Bubble and published by Zoo Games for Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2, becoming a Nintendo exclusive in Europe. It is the latest home console game in the Army Men series and the only one to be released on seventh-generation platforms. It is a major departure from prior games in the series in that players assume the role of a child who plays with toy soldiers instead of the toy soldiers themselves, sh…

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Wifix

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Wifix

Release date: 2006

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Nintendo DS, PSP

Publishers: Atari Europe

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Wifix is an action-adventure game for the PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo DS, sequel to Asterix & Obelix XXL. It is a remake of Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum. It revolves around the same plot, with added touch screen minigames, and Wi-Fi.

Arabian Nights

Release date: 1993

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Amiga

Publishers: Krisalis Software

Arabian Nights is a 1993 platform game first released on the Amiga. It was produced by Krisalis Software. The game was originally released on two floppy disks but later became available on CD for the Amiga CD32 release. The game was developed by Visiware Studios.The player controls the hero of the game, Sinbad Junior, a lowly gardener who witnesses the kidnap of the princess by a dragon. After Sinbad Junior tries to save her from the flying dragon, he ends up falling back to Earth and becoming u…