Video Game Challenge Day 12: Platform games

“Favorite action or platform game”

Platform games have been one of the central game genres ever since Super Mario Bros. if not earlier. The majority of characters or series who have been mascots for an entire system or company have had platform games.

There was a time when I liked Sonic’s games better than Mario’s, but that’s changed and the fact that there were some bad Sonic games isn’t really the reason. I have more nostalgia for Super Mario Bros. 3, but Super Mario World is probably the better game in most respects.

But I think Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest is even better than any Mario game. (I’ve also enjoyed the more recent DKC games from Retro more than Mario’s recent games, so i guess that’s consistent.) The more equal partnership between the two playable monkeys (or whatever kind of primate Dixie is), the animal buddies, the bonus levels, the pirate theme; despite the big guy not being playable it’s still the ideal Donkey Kong Country game for me, and my favorite platform game of all time.

(My favorite 3D platform game is Super Mario Galaxy 2.)

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