What are some good platformers for DS?

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Jun 8, 2009
  1. GameSoul
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    I may have missed some, so can anyone...? [​IMG]
     
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    The Megaman ZX and Castlevanias are considered platformers, damn good ones at that.
     
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    Kirby Squeak Squad! Can never have too many pink marshmallows that bite back.
     
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    New Super Mario Bros
    Yoshi's Island DS
    Sonic Rush/Adventure
    Giana Sisters DS
    Crash of the Titans (3D)
    Super Princess Peach
    Mario 64 DS (3D, play the N64 game if you can, N64 wins in control, DS version wins in content)
    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (shocked? this one has a lot of decent 3D platforming surprisingly)

    EDIT- most everyone likes N+. It didn't really click for me, but I'm sure everyone can't be wrong on that account.

    Those are all I can think of that you don't have listed. Steal Princess is another one I hear, but not tried it yet personally.
     
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    Those are the ones i liked : ). Also just test out and find games, you never know what you'll find : )

    Ohhh! and Mario Party DS was super fun : ). Try it out!
     
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    I don't know if this is considered action/adventure, platform or both. The Legend of Zelda for DS is pretty impressive, even if it isn't a platform game, you'll still love it!

    However for Platform Games:
    Sonic Rush (Series)
    Super Mario 64 DS
    New Super Mario Bros
    Yoshi's Island
    Kirby (Series)
    Castlevania (Series)
    Megaman (Series)
    Contra 4
    Giana Sisters
    Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
    Prince of Persia: The Fallen King

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    Thanks for the replies! I'm dling the ones I don't have already [​IMG]
     
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    Chrono Twins is also a platformer. It's got a nice twist that you control two different time phases at the same time.

    Kim Possible in Global Gemini has gotten some good reviews.

    Kung-Fu Panda and Kung-Fu Panda Legendary Warriors, Wolverine, Ultimate Spider-man, or any other Spider-Man might be considered more action-y, but there are platforms.

    Super Princess Peach and Wario: Master of Disguise are both Nintendo platformers, though not quite as good as Mario Bros or Yoshi's Island.

    Crash: Mind Over Mutant is 2D side scrolling. Pretty decent if you liked the GBA Crash Bandicoot.

    Rayman Raving Rabbids (the first one) is a 2D platformer, though there is a bit of a confusing map/Hub to it. The actual game play is classic 2D Rayman style.

    New Zealand Story Revolution is an update to a classic that's full of platforming and cuteness.

    Drawn to Life is a Platformer with a cool RPG-like Hub in between levels.

    Tak: Mojo Mistake is a great gem, it plays a bit like a mission-based platform game. A LOT like Toomba.

    Teenage Zombies is technically a platformer, but you switch between three characters with different abilities. Some like it, some don't, your mileage may vary.

    So to recap:
    Chrono Twin
    Kung Fu Panda
    Kung Fu Panda Legendary Warriors
    Spider-Man (Series)
    Wolverine
    Super Princess Peach
    Wario: Master of Disguise
    Crash: Mind Over Mutant
    Rayman Raving Rabbids
    New Zealand Story Revolution
    Drawn to Life
    Tak: Mojo Mistake
    Kim Possible (Series)
    Teenage Zombies
     
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    I Highly reccomend the new x-men game
     
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    The Legendary Starfy is also pretty fun : ). The game just came out 2 days ago mate.
     
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    N+ is a pretty famous platformer, but I didn't really like it.
     
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    I really liked new super mario bros, mario kart ds, MPH (metroid prime hunters) [​IMG] how was kirby super stars ultra?
     
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    just want to add a +1 vote for the Wolverine/Xmen Origins game...
    Im a platformer junkie and ive been hopelessly addicted to this one since i got it.
    If you love the dash-jump-slash-button-mash genre..definitely hit that.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Sonic Rush Adventure
    Kirby Canvas Curse
    Castlevanias
    Yoshi's Island
    Contra 4
    Metal Slug
     
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    These games weren't mentioned above:
    James Pond - Codename Robocod (retro platformer)
    Densetsu no Stafi 4 (J release of Starfy, different game to U release)
    Bubble Bobble Revolution (only for the classic Bubble Bobble)
    Hirameki Action Chibikko Wagyan no Ooki na Bouken (Yoshi/Staffy style platformer)
     
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    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    New Super Mario Bros.
    Sonic Rush
    Sonic Rush Adventure
    Draglade
    Kirby: Squeak Squad
    Kirby: Canvas Curse
    Kirby: Super Star Ultra
    Metal Slug 7
    Contra 4 (also arcade version of first Contra, but it is not a true DS game)
    The Legendary Starfy
    The Legend of Kage 2

    Not so good, but not bad
    Saiyuuki: Kinkaku Ginkaku no Inbou
    Claymore: Gingan no Majo
    Naruto: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshu 3
    Naruto: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshu 4
    Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu 5
    Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu 6
     
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    Thanks mewcuss!

    A few weeks ago, I started a thread looking for a Japanese platformer like Hirameki Action Chibikko Wagyan no Ooki na Bouken, wondering if side scrolling platform games were just not en vogue in Japan and only an American thing at this point outside of Nintendo's first party titles. This game is exactly what I was hoping to find from that thread.
     
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    Already mentioned but I'd like to suggest Giana Sisters to everyone looking for a good Mario style platformer. Wasn't into the original games but this DS version is a massive improvement plus it gets better as you go along and actually becomes less of a Mario clone.
     

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