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Best 2d platformer games for children

1.Scribblenauts Unlimited

Paid: $19.99 With in-app purchases.
Scribblenauts Unlimited features a huge side-scrolling open world where you can help the game's hero, Maxwell, solve robust puzzles and challenges.

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  • Carl Austin

    by Carl Austin

    While this is a game for children (of all ages), this is not technically a platform game. It's a puzzle adventure game with maybe some platform elemen More

  • Benjamin Shaw

    by Benjamin Shaw

    Scribblenauts unlimited is a great 2d platformer for children. It offers a lot of creativity for the child to explore.

2.Scribblenauts Remix

Paid: $0.99 With in-app purchases.
Scribblenauts Remix is a remake of Scribblenauts/Super Scribblenauts for iOS and Android devices. The game contains most of the gameplay from Super Scribblenauts, including Adjectives, although some features such as the Level Editor are missing.

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  • Judith Jacobs

    by Judith Jacobs

    My kids love this game. They play it all the time. What I like about it is that it has helped them with their reading and spelling. So win for both si More

  • by Ishan Dutta

    Scribblenauts Remix looks cute and like it would be enjoyed by children. The game also looks like an educating experience.

3.Rayman Legends

Paid: $29.99 Check price
Rayman Legends is a platforming game by Ubisoft. The game is about Rayman and Globox enter new realms by entering a collection of paintings. Players can also play as the Teensies and princesses by rescuing them.

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  • Adam Mason

    by Adam Mason

    Rayman Legends is fantastic! I think my kids will love this game with its great graphics and good story line. It looks like this game has many differe More

  • Linda Miller

    by Linda Miller

    Great clean game. Lots of fun and worth the time spent on it

  • Stephen Greene

    by Stephen Greene

    I was looking for a challenging game for my 10 year old. This game was perfect for him. He really enjoys playing this.

4.Terraria

Paid: $9.99 Check price

Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

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  • Trisha Khan

    by Trisha Khan

    Terraria is a fun 2D sandbox game. You can dig and build and find things for your explorations. Kids will get hours of entertainment from the game.

  • Kyle Williamson

    by Kyle Williamson

    to me this solution is a good one, the game is pretty fun and looks like something a kid would enjoy playing, because i know i did when i played it

5.Rayman Adventures

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Rayman Adventures is a 2D side-scroller platform game for iOS and Android. The game features the characteristic Rayman gameplay translated into touch-controls in a free-to-play system.

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  • by Christopher May

    RAYMAN ADVENTURES IS THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO PLAY 2D PLATFORM GAMES THAT ARE FUN.

  • Johnny Carr

    by Johnny Carr

    This game app looks like might be fun for kids. Easy to use and loads of game time to have fun.

  • Kenneth Ramos

    by Kenneth Ramos

    This is the exact game i was looking for. It's also free and a lot of fun.

6.Super Mario Run

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Play as Mario in an action-packed game as you run, jump, and defeat creatures. Mario runs automatically, while a 60-minute timer goes off. Defeat Bowser, monsters, goombas, and more. 

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  • Richard Griffin

    by Richard Griffin

    I can't get enough of Super Mario. I loved Mario games as a child and I think any child will love this. Time your jumps right to get the highest score More

  • Jorge Torres

    by Jorge Torres

    This is a fun game for children and adults alike. If you have been a fan of the iconic plumber over the years, this is a great game to pick up.

  • by Beverly Carpenter

    The provided solution I would rate as just OK. There are a lot better versions of 2D platform games and this one is pretty sub par.

7.Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Paid: $2.99 $29.99
Sonic the H3dgehog 2 is one of the greatest adventures of all time. Race as Sonic and Tails through high-speed environments such as Casino Night and Chemical Plant. Destroy Dr. Eggman in epic boss battles or aim for the high score in Sonic's iconic half pipe Special Stage. 

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  • Ronald Wallace

    by Ronald Wallace

    I was looking for a 2D platformer game for my kids and found Sonic the Hedgehog 2, a game I played when I was a kid! I remember it being very fun and  More

  • Heather Vargas

    by Heather Vargas

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a classic 2D platformer. It's suitable for people of all ages.

  • Jennifer Price

    by Jennifer Price

    This is a wonderful 2D game for children. The kids I babysit played it and loved it. I wish it were a bit cheaper, but it's worth the money for the ho More

8.BattleBlock Theater

Paid: $14.99

BattleBlock Theater is a comedy co-op multiplayer video game developed and published by The Behemoth and was first released on April 3, 2013. Through this game, players will control a prisoner to play through games. 

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  • Andrea Pena

    by Andrea Pena

    This game was great for my 11 year old to play. The younger one doesn't have the hand-eye coordination to play it though, but I'm sure they'll get the More

  • Amanda Carter

    by Amanda Carter

    BattleBlock is a game that my whole family enjoys. From looking at Steam, I can tell easily which games are similar and would be something that I migh More

  • Rebecca Banks

    by Rebecca Banks

    Battleblock has, among other things, a great selection of games. From straight educational to straight shootem-up, it's got everything. Easy to use, t More

  • Jeremy Wallace

    by Jeremy Wallace

    This is a good game but the problem is it's a bit overpriced for a 2D platformer. For that much money, I could get a better game.

9.Fur-Guardians

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Jump your way to the end of every level of this free to play retro platformer, where you will be able to customize your character, upgrade it and make it discover amazing environments. 



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  • Paul Edwards

    by Paul Edwards

    This retro children's game has provided my son with countless hours of entertainment. The simple yet challenging platform game play engages him to con More

  • by Henry Larson

    Fur-Guardians is retro style side scrolling game. The game allows users to run and jump through different environments to collect gems and defeat mons More

  • Ralph Oliver

    by Ralph Oliver

    My child really did not like this game. He played it once or twice and haven't played it since. I do like that there are multiple levels on this game. More

10.Super Mario World

Paid: $7.99 Varies by seller

Mario and his dinosaur companion, Yoshi, are looking for the dinosaur eggs Bowser has stolen and placed in seven castles. Super Mario World, is a platform game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released from 1990 to 1992 (depending on the region) and was one of the most popular games for the SNES. 

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  • Lisa Hughes

    by Lisa Hughes

    It's good and definitely one of the best Mario games. But it pales in comparison to Mario 3. Super Mario World is way too easy and it started a declin More

  • by Daniel Greene

    Super Mario World is an amazing platformer for children. I played it recently and it occupied my time for hours and hours. This is a legendary game, a More

  • Norma Vargas

    by Norma Vargas

    This is not a great solution to the topic. While they are games that are for sale that are a 2D platformer game, they are for a console that is not ve More

11.New Super Mario Bros. Wii

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii, like all the previous games in the Super Mario franchise, is a side-scrolling platforming game. The most important feature of this one is its new simultaneous multiplayer mode.

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  • Elizabeth Lawson

    by Elizabeth Lawson

    I'm one of those who played Mario Brothers back in the day (seriously, 1983, arcade!) This game is a way of sharing a little of that with my young son More

  • Emily Lynch

    by Emily Lynch

    excellent solution for the topic. Mario has been around for years and there isnt ant gore or extreme violence or suggestion.

12.Game Of Snow

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Game Of Snow is a classic platformer game inspired by Game of Thrones developed for Android and iOS devices. In the game, you're Jon Snow and you have to free Sansa and Ghost from where they are imprisoned.

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  • Laura Knight

    by Laura Knight

    I was looking for a new 2D game for my kids. I decided to check out Game of Snow from the apple app store. I like the game a lot, and I might keep it  More

  • Jessica Dean

    by Jessica Dean

    This game is not what I had in mind for children. I suppose I should have guessed that with the show it is modeled after. Older children I think it wo More

  • by Jesse Myers

    I'm not sure if this is good for children. GoT is more adult themed so I wouldn't recommend this for a child.

13.The Disney Afternoon Collection

Paid: $19.99

The Disney Afternoon Collection is a compilation of the following video games: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin.

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  • Tony Guo

    by Tony Guo

    I really recommend this collection. Has a bunch of classics and even if you have never played them they are classics for a reason. Very fun games and  More

  • Cristina Ventura

    by Cristina Ventura

    These games remind me of my childhood, especially the DuckTales games. I can choose my own levels to play on rather than playing on a sequential level More

  • Will He

    by Will He

    The Disney Afternoon Collection has been a game that I've been eying for my sister for a while. I thought that she might enjoy this as she is always w More

14.Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New' N' Tasty

Paid: $19.99

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is platform video game and a full HD remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee with amazing new's gen graphics, revamped controls, and new areas/ secrets.

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  • Laura Walsh

    by Laura Walsh

    The best 2D platformer game for children was what I was in search for. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New' N' Tasty was what I wanted to try out. I loved t More

  • by David James

    This game takes on a new level of fun for kids. It is very exciting.

15.Super Mario Bros 3

Paid: $4.99 Check price

Super Mario Bros. 3 often referred to as Super Mario 3, is the third game in the Mario series. This video game brings Nintendo's popular platformer series back to the familiar gameplay and story of the first installment while adding plenty of new elements also introduced one of the strangest power-ups in the entire series: Kuribo's Shoe.

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  • by Kimberly Schultz

    As someone who spent hours, even entire days on the weekend, in my childhood, playing the original Super Mario game, Super Mario Bros 3 was like a wal More

  • John Carter

    by John Carter

    Amazon is a very intuitive page. Iven the game is contended this publication does not make me want to buy it, the images are very poor and I do not li More

16.Super Mario Maker

Paid: $39.99

Super Mario Maker is a side-scroller platformer game creation video game by Nintendo for 3DS and Wii U released in September 2015. You can create and share your very own Mario levels using the Wii U GamePad controller, then play a near-infinite number of intensely creative levels from other makers around the world.  

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  • Lawrence Chapman

    by Lawrence Chapman

    Dream game for me, I always wanted to be able to make my own levels in mario and now can finally do it. This game has everything that you can think of More

  • by Kenneth Hamilton

    My children adore super mario maker. It's challenging, never-ending, and very simple to play. This makes the game approachable for my children, and th More

17.Guacamelee! Gold Edition

Paid: $14.99
Guacamelee! is a metroidvania beat ‘em up platform game developed by DrinkBox Studios. Released in 2013, this game can be played on PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, as well as in Xbox One, Windows PC, and macOS.

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  • James Austin

    by James Austin

    I was looking for something a little silly like Kirby, but a little exciting like Mario, but not looking to play either of those or anything from thos More

  • William Ward

    by William Ward

    Looking for a fun 2D game for the kids? Guacamelee! Gold Edition is great fun, has supr graphics and comes at a Steam price. Similar to Metroid, Guaca More

  • Patricia Castañeda

    by Patricia Castañeda

    When I looked for some fun 2D platformer games specifically aimed at children, Guacamelee! Gold Edition immediately caught my eye. The game is cute bu More

18.Spelunky

Paid: $14.99
Spelunky is an open source platform video game independently created by Derek Yu and first released in 2008. It features randomized levels offering a challenging new experience for players. 

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  • Nathan Griffin

    by Nathan Griffin

    If you want a good 2D platformer game for children, Spelunky is for you. The level designs are fun and it is very easy to learn and play.

19.Alien Seasons

Paid: $0.99

Alien Seasons is an Android game specially designed for the youngest people in the house: the kids. This arcade game uses seasons of the year for setting the action. 

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    Alien Seasons is a small mobile platformer about a cute alien and seasons of the year. It's rather challenging but designed especially for kids.

20.Disney Aladdin (video game)

Paid: $11.26
Disney's Aladdin is a platform video game developed by Virgin Games and Disney Software based on the 1992 film of the same name.

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  • Anna Garza

    by Anna Garza

    Great game for kids! They can play on the computer so there is no need to buy expensive game stations. My 5 and 6 year old boys love the game. It even More

  • Justin Kim

    by Justin Kim

    While the concept is good, the execution lacks polish and the game play is mediocre at best, even for its intended age range. Look elsewhere for your  More

  • Patricia Silva

    by Patricia Silva

    My kids enjoy this game. They didn't really know much about Aladdin, but after playing, we all watched the movie together as a family. It was nice.

  • Lori Wright

    by Lori Wright

    I liked to see the familiar characters and settings. But I must say I felt the graphics were lacking.

21.Disney The Lion King (video game)

Paid: $11.26
The Lion King is a platformer video game based on Disney's popular animated film of the same name. This game brings to life the majesty and mystery of Africa through the tale of Simba, a lion cub faced with the challenging transition to maturity. Now, you too can be part of the adventure.

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  • Elizabeth Cordero

    by Elizabeth Cordero

    Of all Disney movies, the Lion King is a great one to base a video game on. The story is classic; I think most everyone has seen this film. There isn' More

  • Brian Rose

    by Brian Rose

    I got this game for my child since he loves Lion King. It is perfect for him. He loves the action of the game.

  • by Samuel Martin

    I thought it was a good performing game and would be quite enjoyable to the beginner but the price of it was rather high given what's there. Nonethele More

22.Sonic Mania

Paid: $19.99

Sonic Mania is a 2D platform game by Sega. Players can select as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles, and they have to face the robot army of Dr. Eggman. The game has a retro design with crisp details in HD, combined with high-speed gameplay.

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  • Billy Ray

    by Billy Ray

    I was looking for one of the best 2D platformer games for children, and I came across a truly great game in Sonic Mania. You can relive the past throu More

  •  Jorge Luis Carrera

    by Jorge Luis Carrera

    I remember playing Sonic when I was a kid back on the Sega Genesis. Sonic is probably the best or second best 2D platformer of all times. I think it's More

23.Chariot

Paid: $14.99
Chariot is a humorous physics-based couch co-op platformer video game developed and published by Frima Studio. It is about a brave princess and her suitor carrying a funeral wagon through ancient caverns.

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  • by Thomas Sandoval

    I play this game with my child in split screen and we both love it! It takes me back to how multiplayer used to be, but with a modern twist. The game  More

  • Virginia Ramos

    by Virginia Ramos

    Exploring the ruins and ancient caverns reminded me of my experience playing the very first Mario game. Quite an entertaining game

  • Hannah Snyder

    by Hannah Snyder

    This game is very kid friendly and I even play it with them! Having a controller is suggested for ease of the game and makes everything go so much smo More

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