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Best Platform Games 2021: Money-Saving Review

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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.

Anton Mark Writer
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Best Platform Games 2021: Money-Saving Review

Introduction

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.
Our Pick

The best action-adventure platformer

  • Action-adventure Platformer in Norse Mythology

    4.7 Ratings 15K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Free In-App Purchases
    $4.99

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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

  • Kill. Die. Learn. Repeat.

    4.7 Ratings 26K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads
    $8.99
    $8.99

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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, dash & fly across fun platformer levels with Sonic the Hedgehog!

    4.6 Ratings 26K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads
    $2.99
    $2.99

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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

    Oddmar

    4.7 Ratings 15K+ 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.

    Join Oddmar’s community at
    http://facebook.com/oddmargame
    http://twitter.com/oddmargame
    http://youtube.com/oddmargame

    Questions or feedback?
    support@oddmargame.com

    Privacy Policy: http://www.oddmargame.com/privacy
    Cost
    Free
    $4.99
    In-App Purchases
    $4.49 per item
    No
  • Runner Up

    Dead Cells

    4.7 Ratings 26K+ Reviews 100K+ 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?

    The Legacy Update is now available!
    • Enjoy New Difficulty, New Biomes, New Enemies, New Bosses, New Weapons, New Skills, New Mutations...

    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

    • Pay once to get the full Dead Cells experience! No ads, no F2P mechanics!

    If you run into a problem, please contact us at hello@playdigious.com with as much information as possible on the issue.
    Cost
    8.99
    8.99
    In-App Purchases
    No
    No
  • Also Groovy
    "Run with Sonic, the speed legend, and all his friends in his first mobile platformer of 2018!

    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!

    SONIC FEATURES
    • 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!
    • Listen to iconic tracks as you run for heart-pounding fun!
    • Pick up your favorite buddies, each with their own super skill! And remember: Choose them wisely to combine their skills and help you win!
    • Power up your favorite 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!
    • Discover the mysterious Bonus mode that's a real rush of fun with a dash of speed fever!
    • Enjoy skill-based combo gameplay using simple controls, plus auto-run so anyone can jump in on the action!
    • You can play the game completely offline after your first session!

    The perfect game for fans of high-speed platformers, offline action, fun runs, arcade legends, or ""The Blue Blur,"" Sonic the Hedgehog himself!
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    © 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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    Visit our official site at http://gmlft.co/website_EN
    Check out the new blog at http://gmlft.co/central

    Don't forget to follow us on social media:
    Facebook: http://gmlft.co/SNS_FB_EN
    Twitter: http://gmlft.co/SNS_TW_EN
    Instagram: http://gmlft.co/GL_SNS_IG
    YouTube: http://gmlft.co/GL_SNS_YT
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    Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Spanish LATAM, Polish, Vietnamese, Korean

    The game requires an Internet connection (3G or Wi-Fi) for the first game launch.
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    Terms of Use: http://www.gameloft.com/en/conditions-of-use
    Privacy Policy: http://www.gameloft.com/en/privacy-notice
    End-User License Agreement: http://www.gameloft.com/en/eula"
    Cost
    2.99
    2.99
    In-App Purchases
    No
    No

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