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    Platform games

    Im making a game for my third year project at uni and for the sake of research I am wondering...

    Which platform game (free or otherwise) has an engine (ignoring plot) that stands out from the rest, and why?

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    2d or 3d?

    for 2d, then locoroco, for the sheer fluidity of all motion

    for 3d, mario 64 - which to this day still has the most well-behaved camera of any 3d platformer

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    2d or 3d, doesnt matter really, just after any thoughts anyone might have (though i am making a 2d one)

    What I saw of locoroco looked fantastic so yeah I would agree with that

    Agreed mario 64 has a good camera system, is this what made it stand out though?

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    The 3 Grand-daddies of platforming have got to be Kong (aka Donkey Kong, aka Monkey Kong), Miner 2049'er - and Manic Miner

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    There's something about Sonic the Hedgehog that makes it stand out from all the other games around that era. Complete flexibility of play, bright colours, speed never seen before on any console, and most importantly, completely stands the test of time even today, 15 years after its original release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz316
    Agreed mario 64 has a good camera system, is this what made it stand out though?
    pretty much. a game like Banjo Kazooie is very similar and easy to compare, but mario 64 stands out because it's easier to play - as a direct result of the superior camera

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