Platformers that are different?

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  1. Sora de Eclaune
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    Are there any platformers for the Nintendo DS that are in any way different from the norm, like the Drawn to Life series or Monster Tale? I would really like to have something else to play to take away the monotony of the Devil Survivor games while I wait for the Adventure Time game.

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    The Castlevania games for the DS, they are platformers with a mix of open-world and rpg elements.
     
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    Alice in Wonderland is kinda different.
     
  5. Sora de Eclaune
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    But that's not different! That's actually stereotypical nowadays because there are so many Castlevania games!

    I...kind of already knew about this one.

    Yeah, but I already have that game in physical form, thanks to a Gamestop card I procured from winning some local contest.
     
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    It would be helpful if you state in the OP what platformers you have played instead of whining you've played them
     
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    That doesn't mean their not different, when I think stereotypical, I think Mario and Sonic.
     
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    ....That's kind of hard to say when you've played so many games that it's hard to remember many games in a specific genre.

    But they are pretty much a staple of the genre, though.

    Oh my gosh, I almost skipped over this because it sounded like some 5 year old's stupid game based on a cartoon I didn't know about.
     
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    Really? I love Metroidvania styled games and still can't find that many of them, not as many as traditional platformers. Still you asked for something different, Metroidvania are still different from traditional platformers, ergo it's a different platformer. ^_^
     
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    I must have a different way of thinking about it, because I still can't see how anything similar to Metroid or Castlevania is different.
     
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    More SHMUP than platformer, but it IS different.

     
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    Docomodake is an interesting puzzle platformer that is worth checking out.
     
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    Lordy, not Bangai-O Spirits! I couldn't even get past the tutorial!
     
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    It's true that Metroid and Castlevania are both pretty mainstream, staple series, but surprisingly, few games that I know of duplicate their style. The newer Mega Man series (Zero and ZX) sort of mix classic Mega Man gameplay with a Metroidvania style, but other than that, it's hard to find specific games that duplicate that particular formula.

     
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    Mega Man series, Monster Tale, Castlevania, Metroid, possibly Maple Story DS, Soul of Darkness (which is DSiware), Aliens: Infestation, Shantae: Risky Business (DSiware again), Spider Man: Shattered Dimensions, Daniel X: The Ultimate Power, Spider Man: Web of Shadows, Wario: Master of Disguise, Scurge: Hive, Cave Story (DSiware).

    Not hard at all.
     
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    Thanks for the list, will try them out soon.
     
  19. Sora de Eclaune
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    Against all sanity and better judgement, if you like the Daniel X series of books then Daniel X: The Ultimate Power will be a fun little platformer. Not GREAT, per se, but it's very good for what information about the world(s) and the characters that's available.

    Oh wait that wasn't a recommendations list...that was a list to prove it's easy to find Metroidvania-style platformers.
     
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    Well I saw tons of platformers I've never heard of, so thanks B-) .