Old platforming fun

News Old platforming funOkay, quick post today because we’re lazy and tired. That, and a gigantic electro-bird has just make a gigantic poop on our Internet’s fancy new jacket. Go figure.

Ever wondered what made old platformers great? One would expect new game developers to successfully identify and capitalise on the strong points of these “oldie but goodies”, but this article over on Significant Bits sheds some light on a few game aspects which we honest-to-Cthulhu forgot to consider ourselves when it came to what made those classics so gosh-darn awesome in the first place.

An in-depth and interesting read.