Lets go over great platformers on DS

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Dwight, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Dwight

    Dwight Gawb. Gawb Bluth.

    Aug 14, 2008
    United States
    Washington State
    I've been in the mood for some lately so I want to know what I've missed out on. More like Giana Sisters.

    What are your favorites? I really enjoyed Giana Sisters DS, NSMB (despite it's difficulty, it was still a solid platformer), Kirby Super Star (already beat it 100 times on my actual SNES cart, but it was still a fun run through), Spiderman: Web of Shadows or whatever it's called.

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  2. geminisama

    geminisama Metsu

    Jul 17, 2008
    United States
    Yoshi's Island DS, Kirby Squeak Squad, and Legendary Starfy (despite it's childlike appearance.)
  3. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Orlando, Florida
    - Castlevania series (any of the 3)
    - Sonic Rush and Adventure (hit or miss, some love, some hate)
    - Megaman ZX/Advent
    - Super Princess Peach (ignore the pinky girlness and play it)
    - Yoshi's Island DS
    - Crash of the Titans (3D, short but fun)
    - Mario 64 DS (I liked this one, others have mixed feelings)
    - Donkey Kong Jungle Climber
  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    I'm playing Assassin's Creed II and it's quite good. One part action, one part stealth, one part acrobatic platforming.

  5. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Sep 15, 2008
    Castlevania Series
    DK Jungle Climber
    Sonic Rush
    Yoshi's Island DS
    Legendary Starfy
    Super Princess Peach
  6. SoulAnger

    SoulAnger MENUdo's Developer

    Jul 3, 2007
    If you want something unique, Go Go Beckham: Adventures on Soccer Island. Its on the gba tho. :[
  7. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Former Staff
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    It's already been mention, but I'll +1 Legendary Starfy. It starts out really easy and never gets too challenging, really, but it's got tons of charm.
  8. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
  9. Terenigma

    Terenigma Terenigma everywhere

    Nov 10, 2008
    I had a huge craving for platforming games the other week and i still think kirby games are the best platforming games for DS but ill write down some others iv enjoyed

    Kirby superstar Ultra / Kirby squeak squad
    Sonic Rush/ Sonic Rush Adventure
    Megaman zx advent
  10. Inunah

    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

    Sep 14, 2009
    United States
    I don't have a favorite, but there are some that come dang close to fave, which are:

    1. Maestro! Jump in Music - Technically it's a Rhythm/Platformer that hasn't been released yet, but I saw the trailers and the music for the game is good... It's more of a rhythm than a platformer, technically, since you're only swiping strings on the screen, but it really is a platformer... And a good one at that.
    2. New Super Mario Bros. - Just like old times. Yeah...
    3. Super Princess Peach - Not too bad, this game. [​IMG]
    4. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - The best Castlevania game i've ever played, hands down... Since I didn't get the chance to play the old NES or GBA versions. There was that ONE other DS game that came before this, but it was the sequel to a GBA one so I didn't play it in fear of self-confusion.
    5. Kirby Super Star Ultra - Magnificent gameplay, awesome graphics, and the only thing I have a vendetta against are the awkward controls on the ABXY buttons. [​IMG]
    6. Kirby: Canvas Curse - Sweet game. Unique controls. Awesome boss levels. That is all. [​IMG]
    7. Sonic Rush - Hard as hell game, sweet graphics, and good controls. Beats any of those console craps any day.
  11. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    No love for henry hatsworth [​IMG]

    Excellent game on all accounts though it can be difficult.
  12. djshok

    djshok Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    Don't forget Contra 4. It's hard as hell, but fun.

    The Simpsons Game is also fun. [​IMG]

    Then there's Boing! Docomodake DS, lots of fun if you don't mind playing with the stylus.
  13. Peefree

    Peefree Member

    Sep 14, 2009

    Please do yourself a favour and play this game. It is way better than PoR and you won't be confused by the story. Although it is a sequel, the stories are more or less seperate. I played them in reverse order and then played the DS one again after because it was so good.
  14. Donato_Dobango

    Donato_Dobango GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 13, 2008
    United States
    Since we're counting DK Jungle Climber:

    GoGo Cosmic Cops - fun platformer that uses grappling hook mechanics to race through levels.

    Chronos Twin - Weird European Only Release where you play present-self and future-self on both screens at the same time. Artwork is VERY Dragonball Z-esque and levels are very Mega Man like. Weird and worth a shot just to see how the mechanic works.

    Umihara Kawase Jun Second Edition - A Lot like GoGoCosmic Cops, only all in Japanese. The rom does require a hex edit, there's weird AP. Other than that, the level design is great and the game plays like a modern day Bionic Commando with a main character that's a Japanese schoolgirl

    Tak The Great Juju Challenge - It's a licensed game, but done pretty well. It actually plays as a modern day Tombo without the pink hair. You go around the jungle completing missions in a 2D side scroller.

    Rayman Ravin' Rabbids - The first game featuring the Rabbids on the DS was a classic platformer. Retro gameplay is charming, the only problem is an ugly and complicated overworld map system.
  15. Nonuser

    Nonuser Advanced Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    United States
    Henry Hatsworth!

    Pretty amazing little game, though the puzzle aspect sometimes gets in the way...(okay, most of the time.)
  16. Donato_Dobango

    Donato_Dobango GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 13, 2008
    United States
    I cannot believe I missed Henry Hatsworth on my list.

    A bit of warning about Ol' Henry, though: the game is diabolical. Every jump and turn in the later levels has to be perfectly times or you will die... a lot... repeatedly.

    It turned a game that looked like Mario into Castlevania or Metroid on crack towards the end. Just ultimate platforming challenges.

    I can't wait for their next game Project Monster, which appears to mix platforming with Pokemon-style monster raising.
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