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Arumana no Kiseki, Famicom Disk System

Konami released Arumana no Kiseki in Japan in 1987. It is an action platformer with a cool rope mechanic that you use to climb to out-of-reach platforms.

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Montezuma’s Revenge, Atari 800

Montezuma’s Revenge is a classic platform game originally released for Atari 8-bit computers by Utopia Software in 1983, and later re-released by Parker Brothers in 1984.

The game was written by a then 16 year-old Robert Jaeger, who made two versions of the game for Atari home computers.

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Spelunker, Atari 800

This 1983 scrolling platform game was quite influential when it was first released. A lot of people tried to copy it, but very few got anywhere near as good. This Atari 8-bit version is the original.

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Jumpman, Atari 800

Jumpman is an early platform game, released for the Atari 8-bit computer family in 1983 by Epyx.

It was written by Randy Glover after seeing and being inspired by Donkey Kong, and Glover succeeded in creating something fun and different for the time.

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Jasper, ZX Spectrum

Derek Brewster‘s Jasper is a decent platform game from the early days of the ZX Spectrum. It was published by Micromega in 1984.

Jasper himself is a yellow mouse, and his raison d’etre in life is: making it home across 22 screens of obstacles.

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Umihara Kawase, Super Nintendo

Umihara Kawase is a weird-but-great Japanese platform game first released for the Super Nintendo in 1994.

The game has an excellent rope-based mechanic that makes it different and interesting to play.

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Ninja Cop, Game Boy Advance

Ninja Cop (also known as “Ninja Five-O”) on the Game Boy Advance is a brilliant side-scrolling action game, sort of like a cross between Shinobi and Bionic Commando. The main character is agile and deadly, and gets to swing all over the place, and you do feel like an actual ninja (and a cop) when you master the controls and start making progress.

A classic action combat game from Hudson Soft and Konami!

Note: although Ninja Cop was developed by a Japanese company, it was never released in Japan. For some reason. Bizarre.

More: Ninja Cop on Wikipedia