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10 wonderful platformer game apps for your iPad

Platformer game apps for iPad

Platformer games are loved by all types of players. These are actully video games subgenre of action game. In a platformer the player controlled character must jump and climb between suspended platforms while avoiding obstacles. Environments often feature uneven terrain of varying height that must be traversed. The player often has some control over the height and distance of jumps to avoid letting their character fall to their death or miss necessary jumps. The most common unifying element of games of this genre is the jump button, but now there are other alternatives like swiping a touchscreen.

Other acrobatic maneuvers may factor into the gameplay as well, such as swinging from objects such as vines or grappling hooks, as in Ristar or Bionic Commando, or bouncing from springboards or trampolines, as in Alpha Waves.  These mechanics, even in the context of other genres, are commonly called platforming, a verbification of platform. Games where jumping is automated completely, such as 3D games in The Legend of Zelda series, fall outside of the genre.

Platform games genre is frequently combined with elements of other genres, such as the shooter elements in Contra, Beat ’em up elements of Viewtiful Joe, adventure elements of Flashback, or role-playing game elements of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Most popular platformer games are  from Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog. At app stores you will find many such wonderful game apps that are the best. Here we have picked the 10 interesting platformer games apps for your iPad

  1. Cally’s Caves 4
  2. Castle of Illusion
  3. Dandara
  4. Daggerhood
  5. Goblin Sword
  6. Hopiko
  7. Mikey Jumps
  8. Oddmar
  9. Playdead’s INSIDE
  10. Super Mario Run

1. Cally’s Caves 4

Cally's Caves 4 game app

Download free

The story of the game revolves around Cally who is on a mission to cure her friend Rupert’s curse. Along the way, Cally will make new friends, discover a new arch-nemesis, and fight her way through hordes of enemies on the way to becoming the greatest hero in the world. The game features 9 biomes with over 300 levels packed with enemies, collectibles and secrets, 11 weapon classes, with 88 unique weapon forms. You use the weapons to level up eventually changing the weapon’s appearance and firing effects. Level each weapon all the way up to unlock its final, super-powerful form. Also are 11 huge bosses to fight, reason with, and maybe even become friends with and 24 enemy types spanning Regular Game, New Game + and Survival Modes.

2. Castle of Illusion

Castle of Illusion

Download for AU$7.99

Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusions to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and traverse enchanted forests, take on hordes of rebellious toys and navigate mazes of living books. Play as Mickey and save Minnie from Mizrabel’s evil clutches!

3. Dandara

Dandara game app

Download for AU$9.99

Dandara is the super star of this game. You will love this unique 2D metroidvania platformer full of mystical creatures and boundless exploration. Defy gravity as you jump across floors, walls, and ceilings alike. Discover the mysteries and secrets hidden throughout the world of Salt and its diverse array of characters. Empower Dandara for combat and survival against enemies bent on oppression.

4. Daggerhood

Daggerhood game app

Download for AU$4.49

Daggerhood the main character in this game was caught in the name of justice, to pay for his crimes, he was cast into the forsaken caverns. Filled with the desire for freedom and a craving for retribution, Daggerhood has set his sights on stealing the King’s gold and armed with a dagger he can throw and reclaim by teleporting to its current position, across 100 levels, he’s going to need your help!

5. Goblin Sword

Goblin Sword game app

Download for AU$2.99

In this game there is an army of monsters led by an evil wizard have invaded your hometown. Slay as many monsters as you can, collect loot, avoid dangerous traps and defeat menacing bosses, before facing the evil wizard himself. The game features 89 levels with 13 bosses and 30 weapons with unique special attacks, 30 relics that grant you abilities to play this game on your iPad.

6. Hopiko

Hopiko game app

Download for AU$2.99

HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini run designed to break your mind! Compete to be the fastest in the world with time based scores, level pars and collectable retro consoles opening unique bonus runs.

7. Mikey Jumps

Mikey Jumps

Download free

In this game you can run, jump, swing, fly and teleport through challenging levels! There are 400 levels and endless mode in this 6 character game that offers iCloud support.

8. Oddmar

Oddmar game app

Download for AU$7.99

Oddmar struggles with life in his village and is not worthy of a place in Valhalla. He is shunned by his fellow Vikings and must redeem himself of his squandered potential. One day he is offered an opportunity to prove himself, but at a price.  You play this epic Viking story animated as a motion comic and journey through 24 beautifully hand-crafted levels of physics-based puzzles and platforming challenges. Oddmar supports iCloud game saves and game controllers.

9. Playdead’s Inside

Playdead Inside

Download for free

In this game platformer you can hold your iPad like a controller, with a thumb on each side of the screen, or you can play with one thumb surprisingly well. You control the boy with an invisible d-pad, sliding your thumb in cardinal directions to move him. Sharp slides upward make him jump, and tapping and holding the screen makes the boy interact with objects and switches. Inside is not about precise platforming, so the loose controls on iOS is generally not a problem.

10. Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run Game app

Download for free

This is popular game app where you control Mario by tapping as he constantly runs forward. You time your taps to pull off stylish jumps, midair spins, and wall jumps to gather coins and reach the goal! Super Mario Run can be downloaded for free and after you purchase the game, you will be able to play all the modes with no additional payment required. You can try out all four modes before purchase: World Tour, Toad Rally, Remix 10, and Kingdom Builder.
Now enjoy these games on your iPad. If you don’t wish to spend money then simply have the free apps and have fun.

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