Top Platform Games of 2009

Welcome to's top platform games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 14.

    Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero?

    It's not just Nippon Ichi fans who will love Prinny. Masochists will too. For them, the endless death and difficult platforming will taste as good as a vanilla milkshake on a summer's day. When a game begins by giving you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 13.

    Kirby Super Star Ultra

    Kirby Super Star on the SNES is considered the best Kirby game ever made by aficionados, so the fact that this remake adds a few bells and whistles should ensure smiles all round. What is Kirby? Yes, I know he's a pink blob,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 12.

    Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter

    Drawn to Life is not the Wii's LittleBigPlanet. Nor does it offer the creative freedom of Scribblenauts, but it is a fun, quality platformer. Scribblenauts meets LittleBigPlanet. That's the tantalising description we've come... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 11.

    a boy and his blob

    A Boy and His Blob is like a long walk on a Sunday afternoon: There's no rush because the beef's got at least another hour in the oven and the football won't be on for another two. I read Mean Machines. I played Super Mario... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 10.

    Rasta Monkey

    Rasta Monkey might not take long to finish, but it will grab you in an instant and captivate you throughout. There's something compelling about bright colours, bouncy reggae inspired music and a monkey that conforms to Rastafarian... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 9.

    Toki Tori

    The touchscreen control mechanic might not sit so well with old school fans, but for newcomers with a patient disposition, Toki Tori is a real treat from the App store. At first glance Toki Tori looks like a less green, egg-shaped... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 8.


    Trine's combination of tight controls, exiting action and physics-based puzzles makes it easy to recommend to platforming fans. Each time I play a new 2D platformer, at least a part of me is hoping it's going to be the next... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 7.

    LocoRoco Midnight Carnival

    It might be a trickier experience than fans are used to, but it's still a joy to play. At a budget price it's a game few PSP owners will be disappointed by. LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival might not be a proper sequel to the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 6.

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Critics might say it's essentially a 20-year-old game, but when that 20-year-old game is so eternally pleasurable, that's no bad thing. "Discovery of fire - 787,000 BC. Invention of light bulb - 1800. Invention of sliced... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 5.


    With brilliant use of the touch screen, cute visuals and perfect pick up and play gameplay, Sway is currently one of the best games you can get for your iPhone. New platforms always seem to have defining games, whether it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 4.

    Splosion Man

    'Splosion Man is a remarkably simple idea that's been turned into a truly devilish platform puzzler, and it's full of charm and humour without coming across as cheesy. Downloadable games can generally try something a bit... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 3.

    LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias

    Spell-bindingly beautiful, packed full of wonderfully designed characters, and an eerie yet entrancing atmosphere that forces its way under your skin. It's easy to think of LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, the sequel to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 2.


    LittleBigPlanet on PSP is flawed in places, but it's still one of the PSP's best games and an absolutely essential purchase. Rumours about LittleBigPlanet for the PSP emerged before the PS3 game even hit stores, so excited... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 1.

    Doodle Jump

    For a meagre price there's absolutely no reason why Doodle Jump should be overlooked. The App Store has provided a plethora of premium games, ranging from NBA Live and Madden to Ace Combat and Need for Speed. While these... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone