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.

2 Super Mario Bros. 3
3 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.

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

5 Sonic the Hedgehog 3
6 New Super Mario Bros.
7 Super Mario World
8 Super Metroid
9 Donkey Kong Country
10 Super Mario Bros. 2

The Contenders

11 Sonic & Knuckles
12 Duck Tales
13 Limbo

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

14 Donkey Kong Country Returns

Hard as heck man with very interesting, varying levels

15 Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)
16 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
17 Cave Story
18 Trine 2
19 Mega Man 2
20 Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
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List StatsUpdated 25 Jul 2017

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Top Remixes

1. Super Mario Bros.
2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
3. Shovel Knight
1. Super Mario Bros.
2. Little Big Planet 2
3. Sonic the Hedgehog 3
1. Super Mario World
2. Super Metroid
3. Donkey Kong Country



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