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what is the platform game? any help is appreciated.
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by:UltHybrid
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Hi Suoju,

If your question is what is a Platform game, then you can define a platform game as one where you are required to negotiate a series of obstacles, such as platforms.

Popular examples of such games are: Super Mario Brothers or more recently, Jak and Daxter

Hope it helps!
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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by:suoju
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thanks, UltHybrid, what do you mean "negotiate a series of obstacles, such as platforms".
and also i know about the game Super Mario, but i know nothing about Super Mario Brothers, are they related.  
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by:UltHybrid
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Platformers, in the traditional sense involved you controling the character as you jumped from surface to surface in order to reach a goal.

These games are rare now, with the introduction of 3D Graphics. Games such as Prince of Persia are a good representation of this, as it involves jumping the main character from platform to platform.

Again, for a more detailed explanation, visit the link Masqueraid posted above.

Super Mario Brothers is essentially the game that brought Mario and Luigi fame, as well as being listed as the best selling video game of all time.  

To date, there has been no game released that is simply known just as Super Mario, but almost every other Mario spin-off has Super Mario within its title, such as the N64 version, or the version released on Gameboy Advance.

For a full list of all games involving our favourite Italian plumber, see this site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mario_games
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by:suoju
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thanks lot, would you pls copy the contents from the following link to me, as i am prohibited from the visiting the following link as i am from a asian country. i mean just the definition about Platform_game

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platform_game

thanks lot.
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Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. It must be possible to control these jumps and to fall from platforms or miss jumps. The most common unifying element to these games is a jump button, but there are exceptions; other jump mechanics include swinging from extendable arms, as in Ristar or Bionic Commando, or bouncing from springboards or trampolines, as in Alpha Waves. Games where jumping is automated completely, such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, fall outside of the genre.

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