Playing Platform Games on iPad

A video game genre characterised by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles and assumes you are able to control these jumps, miss jumps, and/or fall from the platforms. iPad makes this genre of games more engaging.

Platform Games is defined in Wikipedia as 'a video game genre characterised by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles' and assumes you are able to control these jumps, miss jumps, and/or fall from these 'platforms'.  

Literally meaning that you're running, jumping, climbing, flying or more horizontally across your screen. These games almost always have 'levels' allowing you to take a break!

The most popular famous platform games of the past are Donkey Kong and Mario Bros, but there are LOTS of cool platform games on iPad that take the genre to a whole new level. 

As with all games that you'll let children play, ensure you monitor their emotional reaction (frustration, mainly) and don't let them play unattended for any length of time.  It's easy to get absorbed by them and time goes by quickly without noticing.  Be responsible, eh?

Recommended Platform Games Apps for iPad & iPad Mini


Physics-based game that works on trajectory and is so much fun for adults and children!


Twin sisters with different powers! Excellent, fun and colourful platform game!


Unique platform game with an interesting range of characters & superpowers!


An adventurous character quest, different and challenging!


Unique rotating platform game great for spacial awareness!


Challenging platform game with unique features and hours of fun!


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