5 platforming games for iOS and Android

If you loved playing Super Mario Bros as a kid, chances are you have a real appreciation for 2D platforming games. For those new to platform games, a platform game (or platformer) is a video game which involves guiding an avatar to jump between suspended platforms and over obstacles to advance the level (thanks wikipedia!)

I, for one, have been addicted to these types of games since childhood. Years ago I even downloaded an emulator so I could play them on my PC. You could only imagine my excitement when mobile gaming really blew up and Sonic the Hedgehog was released on iOS and Android. Since then a slew of great platforming games have been released on iOS and Android.

Modojo is here with a list of the best platforming games for iOS And Android you should totally check out:

Sonic CD ($2.99)

If you need a Sonic fix for your mobile device, the first place you'll want to start is Sonic CD. Originally released on Sega CD over two decades ago, this time-traveling platform adventure hasn't lost a step, thanks to solid gameplay, enriched visuals and the ability to select between U.S. and Japanese soundtracks. Being able to play as Tails or Knuckles (as you unlock them) is a nice touch as well. If this doesn't fulfill your Sonic fix, the original Genesis release and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are also available for $3 a pop.

Leo's Fortune ($4.99)

Easily one of the most compelling platformers to come out for mobile devices in the past year, Leo's Fortune shouldn't be missed. You'll guide a cute little mustached furball across troubled lands, using his inflate ability to get across gaps and sliding up and down ramps to avoid trouble. Along the way, you'll be able to enter bonus rounds for additional currency, and help Leo regain his fortune. With extraordinary visuals and music, Leo's Fortune will benefit you in every way possible.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse ($9.99)

Who would've thought that one of the best platformers for the Sega Genesis era would make such a gorgeous comeback? Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse retains the feel of that 16-bit adventure with a breathtaking new visual approach, one where Mickey fits right in with the danger-filled cartoon world. You'll collect gems, seek out hidden treasures, and face troublesome bosses as you attempt to rescue your beloved Minnie from the clutches of the evil Mizarabel. Kids and nostalgic gamers alike will certainly love this one.

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