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Best Platform Games of 2022

Platform games like Super Mario are super fun on video game consoles. But which reigns supreme on a mobile phone? Here's the Best for Your Buck.

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Best Platform Games of 2022
Mobile platformers take your favorite titles and put them right in the palm of your hands, whether you're on the bus to work or your living room couch. We tested 10 of the best to see which one we felt gave the best gaming experience at a reasonable price. Our top pick is the adventure game Oddmar, which is free to play initially ($4.99 thereafter). Read on to see why we picked it and which games made it into our top 3.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Apps We Selected
  2. Our Pick Oddmar Oddmar Runner Up Dead Cells Dead Cells Also Groovy Sonic Runners Adventure game Sonic Runners Adventure game
  3. 2. Everything We Recommend
  4. 3. The 411 from our Appventurer
  5. 4. Other Apps Considered
Our Pick

The best action-adventure platformer

  • Action-adventure Platformer in Norse Mythology
    4.6 Ratings 166K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Free In App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


An action-adventure game based on Norse Mythology, Oddmar is a stunning game that will have you hooked. It looks cute and friendly, but don't let that fool you. The game is harder than it appears and is certainly challenging.

Why we chose Oddmar:

  • Free to play but only $4.99 to continue after the first 5 levels (and, trust us, you'll want to continue.)
  • Visually stunning graphics grab your attention from the first play.
  • Easy to use controls makes navigating the game simple, especially on a mobile phone.
  • Creative storyline ensures no level is the same, so you won’t get bored.
  • Exciting gameplay and challenging platform puzzles keep you entertained throughout.

This game is best for adventure-lovers on a budget that are searching for a game they won't get tired of. You really can't go wrong trying this one out, especially since you get the first 5 levels for free.

Read Oddmar's Full Review
Runner Up

A no-checkpoint challenge

Dead Cells is an awesome game and one we didn’t expect to love. It’s an action platformer inspired by Metroidvania-style games, and after the first few minutes, we didn’t want to put it down.

Why we chose Dead Cells:

  • Only $8.99 for a game that will keep you entertained for hours.
  • With no checkpoints to save you, you learn how to master the game quickly.
  • The structure ensures you never get bored - there’s always more to learn.
  • Easy to use controls mean anyone can enjoy this game, even if you're not a regular gamer.
  • Just enough difficulty to challenge you, but not that will turn you off.
  • Addictive gameplay experience that gets better the more you play.
This game is fast-paced, extremely fun, and simple to navigate. Although the story is fairly simple, (a classic dungeon escape), you’ll be addicted before you know it.
Read Dead Cells' Full Review
Also Groovy

The Best Option For Fast-Paced Game Play

  • Run & jump across platformer levels with Sonic the Hedgehog
    4.6 Ratings 32K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads


Sonic Runners is a fast-action platformer that lets you run, jump and fly across the screen using the ever-iconic character, Sonic the Hedgehog.

Why we chose Sonic Runners Adventure:

  • At only $2.99 you get hours of entertainment, it’s a steal!
  • Fantastic graphics make this game visually engaging from the moment you begin.
  • Simple to play and with straightforward controls, you won’t have trouble playing this game.
  • Can be used with one hand as the game runs automatically.
  • Over 48 courses ensure you won’t get bored of playing this game.
This fast-paced game will test your reflexes as you have to dodge bombs, spikes, enemies, and more at a frightening speed. With countless hours of run, this is a great game to pass the time.
Read Sonic Runners Adventure's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick


    4.6 Ratings 166K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    *Play the beginning for free as Demo"

    Oddmar struggles with life in his village and is not worthy of a place in Valhalla. He is shunned by his fellow Vikings and must redeem himself of his squandered potential. One day he is offered an opportunity to prove himself, but at a price...

    IMMERSE yourself in an epic Viking story animated as a motion comic.

    JOURNEY through 24 beautifully hand-crafted levels of physics-based puzzles and platforming challenges.

    DISCOVER your true power with magically imbued weapons and shields.

    ENCOUNTER new friends and foes on your journey through magical forests, snowy mountains and treacherous mines.

    Oddmar supports Google Play game saves and game controllers.

    An internet connection will initially be necessary to complete the download of app data for Oddmar.

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    $4.49 per item
  • Runner Up

    Dead Cells

    4.4 Ratings 64K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads
    Death is not the end.

    Play as a failed alchemic experiment and explore the sprawling, ever-changing castle to find out what happened on this gloomy island…! That is, assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers.

    Dead Cells is a roguevania action platformer from Motion Twin that will require you to master frantic 2D combat with a wide variety of weapons and skills against merciless minions and boss.

    Kill. Die. Learn. Repeat.

    First available on PC and consoles, the indie hit Dead Cells is now slaying foes on mobile!

    Main Features

    • Roguevania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath

    • Frantic and Dynamic 2D Action: Learn your enemies’ patterns to stay alive, or prepare to be sent back to your cell before you can say “baguette”

    • Nonlinear Progression: Unlock new levels with every death, opt for the path that suits your current build, your playstyle or just your mood. Surely, the ramparts can’t be as bad the sewers, right?

    • Play at your own pace: Will you explore every nook and cranny of the castle, or rush to the end?

    FREE CUSTOM MODE UPDATE! [21/09/2021]
    • Custom Mode update - change the run to your liking
    • Backpack addition - store an additional weapon
    • 1 new biome - Derelict Distillery
    • 9 new enemies - Corpulent Zombies, Dancers, Demolishers and more
    • 9 new weapons and items - Crowbar, Hattori’s Katana, Barrel Launcher and more
    • 8 new mutations - Porcupak, Ranger’s Gear, Barbed Tips and more
    • New outfits

    Take a break from the frenzy of the castle and have a stroll through some luxurious scenery with The Bad Seed DLC.
    • New levels to lose your head in: the not-so-peaceful Dilapidated Arboretum and the noxious Morass of the Banished
    • New monsters to rip to pieces: get to know the locals, such as the Jerkshroom and the Yeeter
    • New weapons to play with: trim sticking out heads with the Scythe Claw, or make them dance to the sound of the Rhythm n' Bouzouki
    • New boss to fight against: Mama Tick is dying to meet you

    FATAL FALLS DLC [21/09/2021]
    • 3 new biomes - Get some fresh air at the Fractured Shrines, splash around at the Undying Shores and take a picture at the Mausoleum
    • 8 new monsters - The Cold Blooded Guardians and their friends would love to teach you about their culture. ... Wait, aren't those relatives of yours in the Undying Shores...?
    • 7 new weapons - lil' Serenade is perfect for breaking the ice with the locals, although the Snake Fangs would make for a perfect souvenir...
    • 1 new boss - The Scarecrow is very proud of his gardening skills and won't hesitate to show off

    Take it to the sea!
    • 2 new biomes - Battle your way through a rotten shipwreck, or scale a burning lighthouse and confront your deadliest foe yet.
    • 9 new weapons, including a throwable shark, a trident and a pirate hook hand (eyepatch not included).
    • 2 new bosses - Don't lose your head before you meet the Queen!

    This DLC also gives you the usual extras:
    - A not-so-cute pet.
    - Loads of new outfits.
    - New enemies to bash.

    WARNING : Devices with less than 2gb of RAM may not be able to run this content correctly. We reccomend not to take this DLC if your device is under 2gb of RAM.

    Carefully redesigned for mobile with a revamped interface

    • Two game modes available: Original & Auto-Hit

    • Custom controls & More touch control options available: Change the buttons’ position and size to your liking, swipe to dodge…

    • External controller support

    No ads, no F2P mechanics!

    If you run into a problem, please contact us at with as much information as possible on the issue.
    In-App Purchases
    $3.99 per item
    $3.99 per item
  • Also Groovy

    Sonic Runners Adventure game

    4.6 Ratings 32K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads
    Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends are back in an action-packed runner game.

    Catch speed fever as you relive the Sonic legend. Run, jump, dash or fly across the road and through exciting platformer levels. Unlock new characters including Tails, Knuckles and more, each with their own unique abilities you can power up. Rush to save Sonic's universe by fighting Dr. Eggman across 4 iconic locations.

    All this in a compact download size, so just about anyone can jump-start their day with some high-speed arcade action.

    Dash through 4 iconic locations with super graphics. WARNING: May cause a rush of excitement. Unlock loads of characters like Tails, Knuckles, Shadow the Hedgehog and more high-speed legends, each with their own super abilities.

    Overcome an endless rush of obstacles and villains, including the nefarious Dr. Eggman himself. Pick up your favorite buddies, each with their own super skill.

    Power up your favourite characters to improve their abilities. An exciting story full of super characters and fun twists. Jump into a variety of fun arcade experiences with replayable levels & loads of objectives. Whatever road you dash down, it's guaranteed to have endless enjoyment.

    You can play the game completely offline after your first session.

    © SEGA. All rights reserved. SEGA is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. SEGA, the SEGA logo, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, SONIC RUNNERS and SONIC RUNNERS ADVENTURE are either trademarks or registered trademarks of SEGA Holdings Co., Ltd. or its affiliates.

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    Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Spanish LATAM, Polish, Vietnamese, Korean

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The 411 from our Appventurer

Anton Mark
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Anton Mark

As a freelancer, I use all types of different apps so that I can manage my time and remain organized with ease. I’m always on the go so I love anything that can help me to stay on top of my tasks but for fun, I love playing games or watching movies.

I’m a huge sports fan so I’ll usually be checking the latest scores or following up on my teams and I also like to expand my mind with audiobooks and podcasts. Using apps allows me to get through so much more in a typical day that I simply wouldn’t be able to cover otherwise and I love it.

Being able to write about apps is pretty great as I get to research the best apps out there and find the hidden gems that people may not know about then share that information to help others discover their new favorite apps.  

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