The Xbox Live Arcade is home to a great selection platformers that may not have seen a release anywhere else. While Little Big Planet fights to keep side scrolling platformers relevant to a modern audience, few other platformers are getting full releases on current consoles. This does not mean we are getting less, just from different places. We can all hope that “Sonic: Generations” might spark new interest into this fading genre, but for now lets looks at the best thats on offer for download on the Xbox Live Arcade.
This top 5 is split into two very distinct groups. Your standard high speed “Hop and Bop” platformer, where quick reactions and perfect timing are needed to complete the levels. And puzzle platformers, in which using your brain is as important. Both style of platformer have their merits, but we had choose one as our overall winner. See who we crowned the winner bellow, in Games Thirst’s Top 5 platformers the xbox live arcade.
Next week we are tackling the top 5 PS3 exclusives. You won’t want to miss it.