A Mini Platformer’s Guide to the Non-Nintendo and Sega Galaxy

Platformers are one of the oldest genres in gaming. From their humble beginnings in the original Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong, they’ve grown in scope, approach and feel. In this exclusive Old School Gamer Magazine list, we share some of our picks for must-play platformers that don’t quite fit in the Nintendo and Sega-run galaxy. 

Rayman: Ubi Sofo’s beautiful platformer series is entrenched with the Nintendo camp now, but most of us remember playing his first adventure on the original Sony PlayStation.

Crash Bandicoot: This is a given. While he’s all the rage now thanks to a remastered collection and some other new titles in the franchise. 10 years ago, he may not have made the list because he kind of disappeared. Fans of the original games in the series know better though. Crash is the man.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of ReviewFix.com and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late Examiner.com. He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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