Best Side-scrolling Platformers

Please add more games to this list. There are tons and tons of side-scrollers.

The Top Ten

1 Super Mario Bros.

This will be the greatest ever. This is like Tom n Jerry cartoon; no matter how old, always the best

This started side-scrolling platformers pretty much. - Jammer196

One of the best games, no wonder it's number 1 spot.

What a classic. Would play it a lot. - UnlawfulMatron

2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2

This was absolutely beautiful!

This should be on top. My favorite side scroller is the first Sonic game, but this is technically the "best". At least way better platforming than New super Mario Bros and Little Big Planet.

3 Super Mario Bros. 3
4 Little Big Planet 2

Xander VERSUS The World: The True Story is a phenomenally underrated series of levels created by me on LBP2. Go play them to remind yourself of the days when this game actually had some interesting, quality platforming and originality left in it. - xandermartin98

This is a great game inspiring creativity and exploration. Too bad the 3rd one sorta ruined it. - UnlawfulMatron

5 Super Mario World

Should be number one. My first videogame. And one of my favorites - Ilikegames

6 Sonic the Hedgehog 3
7 New Super Mario Bros.
8 Super Metroid

Just to list some of the things that are absolutely amazing about it:

The graphics, the boss/enemy/area designs, the secrets, the music, the sound design, the atmosphere, the story (for its time), the hacks, the speed-running community, the absolutely INCREDIBLE amount of freedom offered by the controls, the nostalgic references to previous Metroids, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera - xandermartin98

9 Donkey Kong Country
10 Super Mario Bros. 2

The Newcomers

? Geometry Dash

The Contenders

11 Duck Tales
12 Sonic & Knuckles
13 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
14 Donkey Kong Country Returns

Hard as heck man with very interesting, varying levels

15 Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)
16 Mega Man 2
17 Limbo

Creepy and atmospheric game. Reminds me of my uncle's basement.

18 Cave Story

How is this not in the top 10? - UnlawfulMatron

19 Trine 2
20 Shovel Knight
21 Rayman Origins
22 Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
23 Super Meat Boy
24 Wario Land 4
25 Rayman Legends

My favorite game ever. Play it and you'll be enlightened

26 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

This is the best Platformer, period.

27 Braid
28 Contra
29 Double Dragon II
30 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
31 Disney's Aladdin
32 LittleBigPlanet
33 Mega Man X
34 Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
35 Super Castlevania IV
36 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition
37 Metroid: Super Zero Mission
38 Mega Man X4
39 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
40 Sonic 3 & Knuckles
41 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
42 Ori And the Blind Forest
43 Valdis Story: Abyssal City
44 Mario vs. Donkey Kong
45 Axiom Verge
46 Metroid Fusion
47 Metroid: Zero Mission
48 Another Metroid 2 Remake
49 Sonic Mania Plus
50 Metal Slug
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