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Nintendo's charming Wii U platformer gets a visual downgrade, but there are enough new goodies to make up for it.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The first entry in a new weekly column kicks things off by exploring the inner workings of a video game classic.
Playtonic Games is almost done with its loving homage to Banjo-Kazooie.
Yacht Club Games talks about Specter of Torment's new story and structure, as well as why they keep putting out such elaborate expansions for free.
Two Touhou titles are coming to North America next year.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 holds onto some of the problems that troubled its predecessor, but that doesn't mean it won't show you a good time.
During E3, we talked to Playtonic's character art director and music composer about the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie.
Playdead's spiritual successor to Limbo is a simply fantastic puzzle-platformer.
Embrace your mortality as Jeremy plays this landmark N64 adventure at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.
Yeah, it's another indie retro roguelike platformer, but the little details elevate this one.
Playtonic Games’ open-world 3D platform adventure is just plain fun.
If you're looking for a hardcore test of your platforming skills, Fenix Furia should fit the bill quite nicely.
*(Or maybe just join the chat so you can argue endlessly about whether Mega Man 2 or 3 is best. Join the debate at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT!)
Before he vanished from the public eye, Mega Man's original creator left the world with this final gift.
Once you've blown through the Legacy Collection, this addictive and remarkably well-crafted ninja platformer makes for a great follow-up.
Good-Feel's take on Nintendo's dinosaur pal might be cut from a familiar cloth, but its abundance of charm makes up for a lack of new ideas.
Playing as Plague Knight brings a new and hilarious perspective to Yacht Club's already excellent adventure.
Divorced from the dying days of the Wii, this cute, colorful platformer makes for perfect Nintendo comfort food.
JoyMasher's gothic tribute to 8-bit action is faithful on all fronts... Including difficulty.
Ex-Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi is riffing on his own history with a successful Kickstarter, but they shouldn't forget that Konami's series was always about more than just whipping vampires.
Brazilian developer Swordtales' debut might have an obvious inspiration, but it's borrowing from an timeless source.
This twitch platformer might not shake things up, but it still has a worthwhile take on the Super Meat Boy formula.
How Yacht Club Games turned a retro tribute something more with their own brand of visual storytelling.
For a free giveaway, this retro platformer goes above and beyond.
Green Lava Studios' masocore platformer might be operating from a familiar template, but a few interesting twists make it more than just a copycat.
People complain that video games require too much violence on the player's behalf, but in this trap-happy test of platforming skill it's the game doing the killing.
Cutesy only on the surface, this surreal platformer demands top-level play.
David Crane's adventurous sequel pushed creative and technical boundaries.
Nyu Media brings us "the game you'll be dying to beat," and a fine example of the sadistic trapformer genre.
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