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

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.



1. Aleksic

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Some free apps would be nice too.

2. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

the best games in life aren't free

3. hltechie unregistered

sad but true :/

4. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

5. SleepingOz unregistered

Rayman Jungle Run definitely worth the cash!

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

8. SleepingOz unregistered

Platform games here.. Wrong article darac.. xD

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

10. BranM

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

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