Latest Blog Post

Aug01
My Top 10 Favorite 2D Platformers
Date: 8/2/11

Ahhh, the 2D platforming genre of gaming. It's perhaps the most basic and recognizable style of video games ever. There's just something about the platforming genre that never gets old for people like me. I've been in a very retro mood lately and decided to pay homage to one of my favorite genres ever by putting together a list of my all-time favorite side-scrolling masterpieces. I'm also going to talk a little about "where they are now," considering there is a wide range of games on this list. Some are still top dogs of the gaming world while others aren't even relevant among modern gamers. Keep in mind that I am not trying to say that these are the all-time greatest, just my personal favs, although I could probably argue for a couple on this list being the greatest smile


[10.] B.O.B.
Release: 1993
Gameplay Vid:

There are a couple of hidden gems on this list, but this one is definitely the most underrated. I think every gamer has one of those games that only they seem to have played as a child, because no one I've ever met or talked to about it has heard of this game. This is that game for me. I loved everything about B.O.B. as a kid. It plays like a combination of Contra and Metroid. With tight controls, tons of power-ups/abilities and a quirky sense of humor, it's pure platforming bliss.
Current Status: Unfortunately nothing else ever came of the game. It was later ported to the PSP in 2006, but never got any sequels or the recognition it deserves.

[9.] Boogerman: A Pick And Flick Adventure
Release: 1994-1995
Gameplay Vid:

How can you not love a game with a title like that? And this wasn't just some immature gimmick to attract little kids like myself at the time, they put some thought into this concept of a super hero who's powers are based around snots. You literally flick your own snots at enemies to defeat them... genius. From the power-ups to the environment, this game was taking the theme dead serious. It paid off though because the game was fun (and funny) as hell. Any game where you can drink milk to spit loogies at enemies, or eat chili to fart flames and use your ass as a jet pack is good in my book.
Current Status: Boogerman was later seen as the rival to fellow gross out, platforming favorite Earthworm Jim in the fighting game ClayFighter 631/3. No sequels were ever made to the original however and the character has not been active since, although it was ported to the virtual console for the Wii in 2008. Really wish someone would bring this unique and fun game back.

[8.] Ristar
Release: 1995
Gameplay Vid:

The 'Sonic Team' is mostly known for making the Sonic The Hedgehog games of the '90s, obviously. However, they also made a lesser known, but just as good game called Ristar. In fact, Ristar is what Sonic almost became. Early in designing the Sonic game, the character was originally a rabbit that would extend its ears to grab things. As the gameplay developed into a more fast-paced style, they scrapped the rabbit and grabbing idea and went with a hedgehog that could roll into a ball during high speeds. Years later this "rabbit" concept was used to create Ristar, they just changed the rabbit to a star who stretches his arms. The game had great music, colorful and vibrant stage design and one of the most lovable and endearing main characters ever.
Current Status: Ristar hasn't been seen too much these days, other then in a few Sega Collection compilation games. It's a shame too because his character design is so simple but so good at the same time. I'm surprised that there was never even one sequel.

To Be Continued...

Friend feed
Hide feed

Aug18
Aug17
BillyKlydeDarksiders IIIBillyKlyde won 4 Achievements in Darksiders III for 179 points
Aug16
Aug15
Aug14
Aug13
BillyKlydeDarksiders IIIBillyKlyde won 2 Achievements in Darksiders III for 58 points
Aug11
BillyKlydeDarksiders IIIBillyKlyde won 2 Achievements in Darksiders III for 38 points
Aug10
Aug08
BillyKlydeDarksiders IIIBillyKlyde won 2 Achievements in Darksiders III for 31 points
BillyKlydeDarksiders IIIBillyKlyde started the game Darksiders III
Aug03
BillyKlydeXeno CrisisBillyKlyde won 2 Achievements in Xeno Crisis for 154 points
Aug02
Jul18
Darkest DestinyAnniversaryDarkest Destiny is celebrating their 12-year anniversary of joining TrueAchievements.com
Jun19
Jun18
BillyKlydeMighty GooseBillyKlyde won 2 Achievements in Mighty Goose for 532 points
BillyKlydeAnniversaryBillyKlyde is celebrating their 12-year anniversary of joining TrueAchievements.com
Jun17
BillyKlydeMighty GooseBillyKlyde won 2 Achievements in Mighty Goose for 388 points
Jun16
Jun08
BillyKlydeMighty GooseBillyKlyde won 2 Achievements in Mighty Goose for 184 points
Jun07
BillyKlydeBillyKlyde has reached a new milestone: 90,000 GamerScore
Jun06
BillyKlydeMighty GooseBillyKlyde started the game Mighty Goose
May31
May30
May29
BillyKlydeXeno CrisisBillyKlyde won 2 Achievements in Xeno Crisis for 132 points
May02
May01
Apr22
Apr18
BillyKlydeSavage HalloweenBillyKlyde started the game Savage Halloween
Apr09
BillyKlydeBillyKlyde has reached a new milestone: 155,000 TrueAchievement Score
Apr03
BillyKlydeGato RobotoBillyKlyde won 3 Achievements in Gato Roboto for 646 points
Apr02
Mar30
BillyKlydeGato RobotoBillyKlyde won 3 Achievements in Gato Roboto for 220 points

Recent Achievements

BillyKlyde's Recent Games

Darksiders III

1,313/3,519740/1,55040/64

Darksiders III
Xeno Crisis

688/3,892330/1,00015/32

Xeno Crisis
Astalon: Tears of the Earth

18/2,07815/1,0001/30

Astalon: Tears of the Earth