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Old 02 March 2011, 11:04   #1
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3D platformers

Since teh misses little lad decided to blow his pocket money on Mario Galaxy 2, i've started to take note of a section of the platforming genre that, up until now, i've avoided with a 100 foot cattle prod.

Granted, some are fairly recent but there are a vast number from ye olde times that I wouldn't mind takin a look at.

I've got vague memories of a few random or obvious ones like Spyro or Mario 64 (Dave Perry throwing his toys out of his pram comedy gold!), but, if I do grab some romulaNZ, which ones are really worth a look?
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Old 02 March 2011, 14:28   #2
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Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Conkers Bad Fur day, Banjoe Tooie all N64.

Crash Bandicoot 1,2,3 on PS1
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Old 02 March 2011, 16:13   #3
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Rayman 2 was very good too.
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Old 02 March 2011, 16:17   #4
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Jak & Daxter 1 (PS2) is the best one I've played so far. Difficult but not too difficult, large colorful worlds and plenty to do in each of them. Quite funny also.

Jak 2 & 3 were quite terrible IMO. Who in their right mind turns a cute platformer into a scifi shooter game :/ Basically a Ratchet & Clank look alike but done worse :/

Ratchet & Clank, also a good game series by the way. Quite a challenge.
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Old 02 March 2011, 16:27   #5
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Fur Fighters, Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 on the Dreamcast (SA1 is on Xbox Live and PSN now).

Although these are early examples but ones I used to play a bit back in the day.
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Conker's bad fur day is one of my fav games of all time.

Rare were awesome in their Nintendo Days.

Conkers works fine on N64 emulators also

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Old 02 March 2011, 20:26   #7
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American McGee's Alice : [ Show youtube player ]
Really enjoyed that one.
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Old 02 March 2011, 20:27   #8
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There was on the AMIGA, blue rabbit but i cant remeber the name.....
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Tales From Heaven ?
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Old 02 March 2011, 20:45   #10
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Yes, Rayman2 was great! And if you don't mind not so real-3D, you should try SEGA's Bug! games. Very challenging platformers with huge levels, containing much secrets to explore...
As you can only move left/right or up/down (into the screen) on those "roads", it feels like a 2D game, which just happens to have more walking directions.
Those roads can make for a crazy maze too, sometimes.
Available for Sega Saturn or PC, best used on Win95....
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Not that one.

After a long search i found it.

Whizz.
http://hol.abime.net/1706
Awful game.
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Conker's bad fur day is one of my fav games of all time.
Such a shame the XBOX-1 version was censored
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Old 02 March 2011, 23:00   #13
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A lot of isometric platformers on Amiga - Virocop, Spindizzy worlds and many others. But these are not really 3D in your point of view I would think.
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Well I'd go with the Ratchet & Clank series. Challenging, but usually not too frustrating, well made and fun to play! Really a good series of platformers.

As for non-3D, anyone that never played Earthworm Jim 1 and 2 on SNES/Megadrive(Genesis) missed great games in the platformer genre they are favorites of mine.

There are many other releases that came out on different platforms after that, but didn't play them so I don't know if they are any good.
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Zelda, Ocarina of Time.

Original and addictive gameplay.
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Fur Fighters, Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 on the Dreamcast (SA1 is on Xbox Live and PSN now).

Although these are early examples but ones I used to play a bit back in the day.
I loved Fur Fighters!!

EDIT: Actually it was Fur Fighters: Viggo's Revenge on the PS2
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American McGee's Alice : [ Show youtube player ]
Really enjoyed that one.
Amazing game; although it basically only does it with terrific level design and good art direction. And it is getting a sequel finally.
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Amazing game; although it basically only does it with terrific level design and good art direction.
'Although'??? Don't think the controls suck that much and what else should a game do to be 'worthy' enough? Although...
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I can't get over just how good SMG2 is... Great game.
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As for non-3D, anyone that never played Earthworm Jim 1 and 2 on SNES/Megadrive(Genesis) missed great games in the platformer genre they are favorites of mine.

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One of the most wackiest game characters ever! ,right up there with Toejam and Earl,Chuck D. Head and Abe
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