Cartoony Platformers Available on PS4

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by JD, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. JD

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    Have any older style platformers come out for the PS4 other than the LEGO games, the Ratchet & Clank movie game, Yooka Laylee, and the Spyro and Crash Bandicoot remasters?
    I've been replaying Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time the last couple weeks and it's gotten me in the mood for more of these kind of lighter, cartoony platformers, but I can't really think of any for PS4 other than the ones I already mentioned. I love these kinds of games, and for a while there were tons of them, but it seems like they're pretty rare now.
     
  2. Random_Spock

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    Found some here: https://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/genre/date/platformer/ps4

    And here: https://gameranx.com/features/id/30528/article/top-15-best-platform-games-on-playstation-4/

    And here: https://www.slant.co/topics/5651/~platformers-on-ps4

    Found a Reddit thread that might be up your alley: https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/7l3rzi/are_there_any_old_school_platformers_on_ps4/


    Are you a fan of Sonic games? Sonic Mania is worth the buy, I got it as a gift from an online friend this last year for the Switch and it's really fun so far! :)

    Also Mutant Mudds is kind of an old style platformer. Might be worth looking into.

    https://store.playstation.com/en-us/search/mutant mudds
     
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  3. JD

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    Thanks, I might have to give some of those a look.
    I loved the sonic games as a kid, but I haven't played any of them since Sonic Adventures 2. I've been thinking about checking out Sonic Mania, it did seem to get pretty good reviews.
     
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  4. Obsidian7

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    There's a whole array of retro (classic and throwback style) games on the PS Store. Check out the arcade and platformer sections under genres.

    Stealth Inc is the first one that comes to mind.
     
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  5. JirinPanthosa

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    Celeste, in my opinion, is one of the greatest platformers of all time.

    Can't recommend it highly enough. It's kind of like a trap hell game but with perfect controls and scaled so by the time it gets really hard you're good enough at the game not to get frustrated. It's also got an amazing soundtrack and a great simple story. It's about a girl who is trying to climb Mt Celeste as a personal accomplishment, and when she's there the part of herself she's not proud of physically splits off from her and starts harassing her.
     
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    I haven't yet had the opportunity to play its sequel, but the first Knack is a lot of fun, although it's not particularly lengthy.
     
  7. Obsidian7

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    The Girl And The Robot.


    Aragami.


    Rad Rogers.
     
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  8. Stephen!

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    Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back

     
  9. JD

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    I was curious about that one since I used to play the original games, but then it not getting very good reviews so I ended up skipping it.