The platform genre is one of the longest lasting in the gaming world. There are legendary examples of this on pretty much every published platform. And there are some terrible ones too.
We’d hate it if you had to sift through the dross to get the good ones, which is why we wrote this list. It consists of what we believe to be the best platform games currently available for Android.
There’s action, puzzles, and more nerve-wracking jumps than you can shake with a sweaty palm. So let’s do this. You can click the names of the games below to download them from the Play Store.
A brilliantly balanced Viking themed cartoon platformer where you will traverse 24 different levels to redeem yourself in the eyes of your clan. It’s smooth, just the right amount of challenge, and loads of fun. The first part is free and you can unlock the rest with an IAP.
A game that is equal parts platform and action. Work your way through a series of challenging battles, level up your character with new equipment and skills, and try to stay alive long enough to reach the end. It’s tough, but it’s super rewarding. The first part is free and there is an IAP to unlock the rest.
A beautiful looking fable about greed, family and big mustaches. You are a bouncing ball of fluff to recover your gold after it is stolen by your brother. This one is smooth and just deep enough to get your attention. Leo’s Fortune is a premium game.
Sometimes describing Dead Cells feels like you’re just listing modern gaming buzzwords. But the fact is, it’s really, really good. It’s a roguelite Metroidvania with more than a few twists up its sleeve. If you haven’t played it before, it is highly recommended. This is also the premium.
Not only is this a platformer, but it also allows you to build your own levels. If you are looking for an experience full of creative possibilities, Levelhead is definitely for you. Jumping is an ace too. You get it all with a single upfront payment.
A one-touch platformer that is updated with a new level every day. It’s easy to pick up, difficult to put down, and you’ll always get something new to try. Nitrome makes excellent games and this one is no exception. It’s free to download with an IAP to get rid of the ads.
A dark, challenging hike through the afterlife that is as poignant as it is difficult. There are shocks, surprises, and a style of art that has been copied countless times since the game first appeared. It’s just as good on mobile as it is on any other platform, and it’s top-notch too.
A retro-tastic platformer that combines challenge and charm in equal measure. It’s full of nice ideas, the controls are impressive, and there’s a real sense of achievement when you get through a tricky section. It’s free to use an IAP to get rid of the ads.
Rayman Fiesta Run
A happy, mobile-perfect version of Rayman that tests your reflexes on a series of tough and addicting levels. Sure, you can get to the end, but do you get there with all the pickups? It’s hard not to play this song with a smile on your face. It’s a premium game, but it has some IAPs too.
A clever action platformer that combines the modern and the old school in a really fascinating way. It may take a while to click, but when it happens you’ll love every second of it. This is also a premium version.
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