Platformer has really become a classic genre in the video game industry. From the glorious days of the NES to the current mobile phones era, jumping over stuff has never seemed to get old.

The genre has also generated some of the most iconic pop culture figures. Characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, or Lara Croft (A.k.a. Tomb Raider) can easily be recognized even by non-gamer.

In recent times, the mobile platform has witnessed many great platformer titles, and here is a list of the top 5 ones released on Android this year.

Super Mario Run

One does not simply talk about platformers without mentioning Mario. Super Mario Run is Nintendo’s first attempt to get into mobile gaming, and it was a massive hit. It takes everything we know and love about the franchise and trim it down into our pockets, making great use of the touchscreen control in the process.

Rayman Jungle Run, Fiesta Run, and Adventures

Rayman is another prominent name in platforming games, and just like Mario, he also made quite an entrance to the mobile market. In fact, there are more than just one good title that feature this adorable guy. Jungle Run and Fiesta Run are practically traditional entries, while Adventures brings players a limitless number of levels to play through.

Super Cat Tales II

Super Cat Tales was considered the Super Mario Bros. of mobile, until the actual Mario arrived that is. Still, even though the red-hat plumber is now here, Super Cat Tales II remains a solid game with an intrepid platforming adventure featuring a large collection of levels.


This outstanding game features a young boy as his protagonist. He has to embark on a perilous journey to save his sister. Along the way, he must overcome numerous complicated puzzles and deadly traps. The art style is grim and dark, yet beautiful in its own way, and the story will leave you touched.

Mikey Shorts, Hooks, and Boots

The Mikey series practically established the standard for a successful platformer on mobile. And its secret? Keeping things simple! Each title in the series focuses on a unique mechanic, such as jetpack boots, a grappling hook, or simply jumping.

The best part about these games is the time challenges. You will feel a real sense of accomplishment when you complete a level flawlessly without a single misstep.