12 platformers to play while you wait for Super Mario Run

When Nintendo announced the first game in the Mario series for mobile platforms at the Apple Special Event, the gaming community was surprised, but not as much as possible – after the appearance of Miitomo, Pokémon Go and the announcements of Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem, one could expect such a development. So, we are waiting for the autorunner-platformer Super Mario Run with all the familiar elements of the series – mushrooms, coins, lava, and so on.

nThe appearance of Mario on smartphones, after all, will have to wait, and at this time, fans of this genre will have to look for something to do – and, as it turned out, they will not be bored – there are a great many games of this type on mobile platforms.

Rayman Fiesta Run

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Gigs from the Rayman Run series are one of the most popular platformers in the genre, always receiving high ratings from critics and gamers. They are distinguished by a good balance of speed with moderate difficulty, the ability to jump, push off, climb, climbing on platforms. Undoubtedly, players are also pleased with the branched levels, spectacular and colorful, and the main character Rayman is a worthy competitor to Mario, you will agree.

Mikey Boots

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The graphics of this platformer look simpler than in the adventures of Rayman or Mario, but it does not take the complexity and fun. Like the famous plumber, Mikey also collects coins scattered in the most dangerous places of the levels-near peaks, lava, rockets and other obstacles. He is helped by various boosters and devices, such as his hook, shorts or boots – in each of the three games in the series, Mikey uses one of these things for an exciting journey through endless and very dangerous corridors.

Hook Champ

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If you like Mikey with his hooks, then the gameplay of this game is able to captivate you to no less extent. Despite the fact that it has been created for quite a long time, its gameplay is still addictive, forcing you to overcome a lot of obstacles, visiting a variety of maps and locations, and moving in a race with yourself in pursuit of the best passing time.

Journey Below

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nessite the fact that here you will find more elements of vertical gameplay and dungeon crawler than the classic side-scrolling platformer, certain parallels with the games about Mario are still present. Let the gameplay not be called fast-but the range of obstacles to avoid, and sometimes, on the contrary, to destroy, will please.

Mega Run

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Another alternative to the promised Super Mario Run-Mega Run: Redford's Adventure. The dinosaur-like protagonist of this game will move through colorful levels both vertically and horizontally, and you can control it with a single touch of the screen. Everything looks simple, but this does not mean that the branched levels will actually be so easy to pass, offering gamers elements of both a jumper and a sidescroller, a lot of enemies, dangers and, of course, coins.

Adventure Beaks

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This platformer looks very attractive, combining smooth forward movement in the style of Mario with the need to accurately calculate your jumps, similar to how it happens in Mega Man. Simple and convenient controls are combined with the difficulty of passing, so do not be surprised if you have to pass the levels of this game several times to achieve the goal.

Cordy 2

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G Maybe a cute robot named Cordy did not reach the popularity of plumber Mario, but a series of games about him won the hearts of gamers seriously and for a long time. Cordy 2 will offer players a journey through various, beautifully drawn locations, not too difficult gameplay, a lot of power ups and a character with extensive capabilities that can not only jump on platforms, but also fly, as well as move objects.

Splot

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G This platformer just has enough speed, so it will require you to hone your reflexes and the ability to quickly respond to changes in the situation. Its gameplay is somewhat reminiscent of Kirby-style games - just as fast and competitive.

King of Thieves

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nThe fact that the levels of this game are rather based on puzzles and elements of the autorunner, the similarity with the upcoming Super Mario Run, however, can be traced. The promised opportunity to build your own Mushroom Kingdom is very similar to building your own dungeon with traps and treasures in King of Thieves.

Wind-Up Knight 2

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gMario in armor – why not?! The game world of Wind-Up Knight 2 is based on a large number of challenges and opponents, pseudo-3D graphics and a dark medieval atmosphere. Your hero knight moves automatically here, and his jumps depend on you – there are enough obstacles here, so be careful and careful.

ReRunners

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If King of Thieves did not help you realize the desire to compete with other players, then ReRunners will be able to do it. The basis of its gameplay is racing with the ghosts of real players, during which you will collect coins, stars and earn points-almost like in the announced Super Mario Run.

Super Phantom Cat

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Super Phantom Cat is closer to the classic platformers with Mario in the title role than to the upcoming modern Super Mario Run. This game offers you to jump, move blocks, find secret paths and passages, destroy enemies, and all this with retro voice acting - a great way to relax and unwind.