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.
Best Android, iPhone and iPad apps of 2012: best platformer games
1. Rayman Jungle Run - Android, iOS - $2.99
The legendary platforming hero is making the jump to your favorite mobile device!”
Download Rayman Jungle Run on Android
Download Rayman Jungle Run for iPhone, iPad
2. Waking Mars - Android, iOS - $4.99
Download Waking Mars on Android
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3. Paper Monsters - Android, iOS - $0.99
Paper Monsters takes all of the classic 2d platforming elements, combines them with cutting edge graphics and then packs it onto your iPhone or iPad.”
Download Paper Monsters on Android
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4. Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II - Android, iOS - $4.99
Following the events of Episode I, Metal Sonic has returned to form a formidable alliance with Dr. Eggman! To face this new evil, Sonic will have to call upon an old friend to help him save the day! Now joined by Tails, race across four brand new Zones and take down fearsome new badniks with deadly combination moves in order to put an end to this dastardly duo’s plans!”
Download Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II on Android
Download Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II for iPhone, iPad
5. LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias - iOS - $3.99
Download LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias for iPhone, iPad
6. Sleepwalker’s Journey - Android, iOS - $0.99
Meet drowsy Moonboy. Blown out of bed by a big lunar sneeze, he sleepwalks through dreams. Moonboy needs your help to reach his bed. Guide him safely through various traps, clear obstructions from his path, and shift his surroundings to create a safe passage to the cozy bed. Solve environment puzzles in a fantasy world, find multiple pathways through the game, and collect stars and crescents to experience the beauty of Sleepwalker’s Journey fairytale atmosphere.”
Download Sleepwalker’s Journey on Android
Download Sleepwalker’s Journey for iPhone, iPad
7. Dragons Dream - iOS - $4.99
Download Dragons Dream for iPhone, iPad