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Pizza Pixel Podcast Episode 13: Top Five Favorite 2-D Platformers

On 11/22/2022 at 07:46 PM by Cary Woodham

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My brother Nathan wanted to record a podcast with me on our favorite 3-D platformers, so before I do that, I wanted to talk about my favorite 2-D platformers, so that’s just what my other brother Jeff and I did in this episode of The Pizza Pixel Podcast.  Please click on the link and give it a listen if you can.  Thanks.

Pizza Pixel Podcast Episode 13: Top Five Favorite 2-D Platformers.

In the comments section, let me know YOUR favorite 2-D platformers!  Thanks for listening!  Later!  --Cary




11/27/2022 at 05:24 AM

When it comes to 2-D platformers, if I had to do a top 5, they'd all be Metroid and Mario games, with Super Metroid coming out on top. My favorite series after those would be Castlevania. 

One unusual platformer I enjoyed was Mischief Makers on the N64. I hope they consider putting that on Nintendo Switch Online.

Cary Woodham

11/27/2022 at 08:21 AM

Yeah I rented Mischief Makers once.  It was fun, even if I did have the same problems with it as I did other Treasure games.

The N64 was really lacking in 2-D platformers.  The only ones I can think of off the top of my head are Yoshi's Story, Mischief Makers, Kirby 64, and Goemon's Great Adventure.  I hate that I missed out on that last game.  It came out when I was just graduating college so I was still poor and couldn't afford to buy it, and it was also really rare, even back then!


12/03/2022 at 09:21 AM

1. DKC because I've played that the most. 
2. All the Vanillaware games, Odin's Sphere, GrimGrimoire, Muramasa: Demon Blade because of the art style. 
3. Rayman Origins/Legends mainly for the overall design, music, art style. . . so great. 
4. Klonoa series 'cause it isn't as hard as most and has interesting 2D+ environments. 
5. Duke Nukem Manhatten Project. The PC version only. Console version had control issues. Reason: it's Duke Nukem, and I can shoot stuff as well as platform. 

Cary Woodham

12/04/2022 at 08:02 AM

I do like Odin Sphere and Muramasa a lot.  It's hard for me to classify those as plastformers because you seem to do more hack and slashing in those.  I liked playing as that Valkyrie character in Odin Sphere.

The new 2D Rayman games were very good, too.  They had excellent controls.


12/07/2022 at 02:23 PM

I thought about it later and I agree, I think the Vanillaware games aren't really platformers. 

Cary Woodham

12/09/2022 at 08:17 AM

It's all right.  I break the rules a lot in my podcasts.  We make up the rules as we go along and break 'em all if we're not having fun.  That's from a song.

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