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Old 28 April 2009, 23:16   #56
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Originally Posted by Hungry Horace View Post
(FYI, i am jokeing as i think the whole idea of a platform game being "pure" is ridiculous anyway)

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
However, it is not a pure genre and is very frequently coupled with elements of other genres, such as the shooter elements in Contra, the adventure elements of Flashback or the RPG elements of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. As long as the platform mechanic remains a prominent part of the gameplay, it may still correctly be termed a platformer. Because of this, there are many diverse sub-genres of platformers.
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