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Original Story: If
your weekend plans don't involve playing a copious amount of The Behemoth's quirky
new platformer, BattleBlock Theater, we're giving you a chance to correct that
still working our way through BattleBlock Theater's staggering amount of
content (our review is coming soon!), but it's safe to say we're
enjoying the game. It's got pretty much everything platformer fans would want: A long single-player campaign, a separate co-op campaign, competitive arena modes, and even a level editor. We hope to have our review up sometime soon, but you don't have to wait for our final verdict to start playing; The Behemoth has given us 10 XBLA codes to give to the Game
For your chance to win, simply leave a comment below
telling us what your favorite platformer is and why. At 5:00pm Central, we'll pick 10 comments at random and DM the lucky winners their codes – just in time for a
weekend's worth of gaming!
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Picking a favorite platformer may be one of the hardest questions I've been asked, but if I HAD to pick one, it would be Super Paper Mario. That game had everything: story, fun characters, RPG elements, secrets, and an awesome soundtrack. It's a shame that more people did not play it.
Super Meat Boy. The punishing difficulty and immense amount of content just makes is a really satisfying game.
Donkey Kong Country 2. The first game I ever played, and I still go back to it every once in a while for the nostalgia.
My favorite platformer has to be the original Sonic the Hedgehog. It was one of the first video games that I have ever played and I started playing it around when I was 4 or 5. I also have a lot of fond memories playing it with my older sisters and the rest of my family.
I guess I have a couple, but one platformer that struck me good was Limbo. Man, that spider was really something.
Playing LittleBigPlanet with my brother is one of my favorite gaming memories, and that makes it my favorite platformer. We spent so many hours putting together levels and playing through created ones. Every day, we'd try to jump in and play at least one crazy user level. LBP2 made things even better.
Super Mario World! It was one of my first memories of gaming and it was such an incredible experience. I used to play with my Mom as a kid and still when I boot it up I am brought back to those great times!! Such a classic!!
I'd have to go with Limbo because I love the atmosphere and the black and white art style.
My favorite platformer of all time is Donkey Kong Country 2. A step up from the original, DKC2 organized itself much better, including bonus coins to indicate secret areas, and the opening ofa final world after finding enough of them. Not only were the levels varied and fun to play, but The Lost World and the final battle with K Rool is not only a difficult battle, but one of the most memorable end bosses of any game, any genre! I've probably played and beaten the game at least 5-10 times. Love it.
Ray Man origins. The incredible mesh of visuals and music sold it for me ever since the demo.
My favorite platformer is Fez. I first heard of Fez by stumbling across one of its early trailers. It looked cool, but was a long way off. I logged onto XBLA some time later and noticed Fez was releasing the next day. I researched Fez and knew immediately that it would be a day one purchase. I stayed up all night until it finally appeared on XBLA. The indie feel and art style drew me in. The massive world filled with secrets was a blast to explore. The new take on a 2D world was very creative. Even the music was catchy. Fez is an outstanding example of what one person can do when they set their mind to it. I also highly recommend watching Indie Game The Movie.
Super Mario World. It was mind-blowing for me as a child and everything about it became instantly classic. It never gets stale or old and I can always come back to it for a jaunt through Dinosaur Land. There are secrets galore and the game never fails to reward the player. It's everything that is great about video games, packaged in a simple and challenging platformer.
Even if I were to give my favorite platformer game and why, I wouldn't be able to do anything with the code. I don't have a Xbox 360. :(
I suppose I'll tell what my favorite platformer is anyways. My favorite is Mega Man X (which happens to also be my #1 favorite game). Why is it my favorite? It has the coolest music I've ever heard. Memorable bosses such as Storm Eagle, Boomer Kuwanger, Vile, and Sigma. My most favorite character, Zero, is in it. Finding those upgrades, heart tanks, and subtanks were also a fun process. So yeah.