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Best Android, iPhone and iPad apps of 2012: best platformer games

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Best Android, iPhone and iPad apps of 2012: best platformer games
2012 was a great year for apps. Apple’s App Store accumulated more than 775,000 apps and Android’s Google Play was on par with similar numbers, but in that deep forest of applications, it’s sometimes hard to find your way.

That’s why we are hand-picking the best software of the year, the best games and the best apps. After bringing you the best Android and iOS racing games, followed by the top iOS/Android side-scrolling action games, we continue with one of the most popular genres - the platformer.

Platformer games are a fairly wide genre basically involving jumping around platforms and that constant motion is what defines them. Some of the side-scrolling action games we highlighted last time also fall into that category.

But since it’s such a huge genre, here we have tried to stick to more peaceful games with less gun toting and more of the motion element. Platformers that have gorgeous graphics and engaging gameplay without being too violent.

As before, we have only selected cream of the crop games that have withstood the test of time so you can confidently download them and expect quality gameplay. Take a close look.

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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 10:29 5

1. Aleksic (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Some free apps would be nice too.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 10:47 9

2. Orbitman (Posts: 109; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


the best games in life aren't free

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 12:04

3. hltechie (Posts: 85; Member since: 08 May 2009)


sad but true :/

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 12:52 1

4. Synack (Posts: 640; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


PhoneArena, why don't you guys add Windows Phone and Windows 8 Store to this please? I've got Windows 8 and would love to know about some sweet apps.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 17:00 3

6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Because WP marketplace is a piss poor source of games that's why.
There's NOTHING there to compare with this.
Have a nice day

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 14:35

5. SleepingOz (Posts: 2464; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Rayman Jungle Run definitely worth the cash!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 17:06 1

7. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


PA, before you make the best shooter list.. please take some time with NOVA 3.. it's the best game I ever played on Android, by a landslide.
And I played a lot of them.
MC4(your probable winner I'm guessing) is a half baked, tasteless product in comparison imo.
Really surprised and amazed by the quality of NOVA 3 here.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 17:10

8. SleepingOz (Posts: 2464; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Platform games here.. Wrong article darac.. xD

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 02:37

9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Hey I knew that, haha.. was just making a notion for the upcoming best shooter games list

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:47

10. BranM (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


If you like platformers, you should definitely check out Incredible Jack

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