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The Best Hardcore Twitch Based Platformers

Hardcore platformers emphasize twitch based challenges in which you will die a lot. You're often given the same level layout until you can beat it, and you will pick up more of the sequence of the obstacles during your runs. You need quick reflexes to deal with the fast paced challenges, and be prepared to retry multiple times.

Sometimes You Die

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Bite Sized Levels
HoPiKo

HoPiKo

Laser Dog

Save the games from a dangerous virus!

HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini run designed to break your mind. Compete to be the fastest in the world with time-based scores, level pars and collectable retro consoles opening unique bonus runs.

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Pigeon Wings

Pigeon Wings

Ignacio Schiefelbein

An adrenaline packed challenge with tons of speed as you guide the pilot pigeon.

Pigeon Wings is a cute and challenging twitch racer and shooter that will keep you coming back for more.

Potatoman Seeks the Troof
Potatoman Seeks the Troof

Potatoman Seeks the Troof

GameClub

In a world where the Troof is an unanswered question, Potatoman sets forth

In a world where the Troof is an unanswered question, Potatoman sets forth. Through desert wastelands, mysterious forests and dystopian cities, nothing is what it seems. With only his wits, his jump, and a question, Potatoman must potato forth through quirky and challenging platforming puzzles!

Run, jump, and dodge through all of the traps, creatures, and treacherous terrain that seek...

Also Good

Apps with average score

Try Harder
Try Harder

A great looking platformer with tons of ways to die.

Try Harder

Try Harder

[adult swim]

In Try Harder, you will die numerous times, and the dead bodies of your past runs will stay on the course to trample over your next time through. There are all kinds of varying death traps to try to get past to keep things fresh as you try harder.

Circle Affinity
Circle Affinity

A unique circular platformer that leads you deeper and deeper into the circle.

Circle Affinity

Circle Affinity

Kenny Sun

Jump from an outer circle to an inner circle, and keep going for as long as you can. There are tons of ways to die as you try to reach the middle to unlock the next area, and a potential different color palette.

Go! Go! CommanderVideo
Go! Go! CommanderVideo

CommanderVideo of the BIT.TRIP games returns for an all new challenge.

Go! Go! CommanderVideo

Go! Go! CommanderVideo

Choice Provisions

Simply tap to jump over all kinds of obstacles, and try to reach the castle. There are tons of ways to die as your rainbow trail moves along the course.

Super Nano Jumpers
Super Nano Jumpers

A hardcore platformer that delivers extreme challenge in a tiny package.

Super Nano Jumpers

Super Nano Jumpers

Xigma Games

A platformer designed for challenge with precariously placed dangers in every stretch of the game. This is the type of game in which you will die early and often. It's simple to control as your character moves automatically, and you tap right to jump, and left to halt. The challenge...

Run Rabbit Run: Hardcore Platformer
Run Rabbit Run: Hardcore Platformer
Run Rabbit Run: Hardcore Platformer

Run Rabbit Run: Hardcore Platformer

Absolutist Ltd

Are you a big fan of platform games? Can your nerves tolerate a high level of difficulty? If your answer is yes, then get your jumping skills ready for a new Super Meat Boy and Defrag(Quake3Arena) inspired platformer Run Rabbit Run!
Run Rabbit Run is a dangerously addicting and delightfully...

Geometry Dash Meltdown
Geometry Dash Meltdown
Geometry Dash Meltdown

Geometry Dash Meltdown

RobTop Games AB

Prepare for a new Geometry Dash adventure filled with more spikes and monsters than thought possible!

Flex your clicky finger as you jump, fly and flip your way through dark caverns and spiky obstacles.

Game Features
• Rhythm-based Action Platforming!
• Three unique levels with music from F-777!
• Unlock unique Meltdown icons and colors...

Geometry Dash
Geometry Dash

An impossible challenge inspired hardcore platformer.

Geometry Dash

Geometry Dash

RobTop Games AB

Test you platformer skills with a rapid succession of spiky obstacles to jump, fly, and flip your way past. The offers a one touch set up, and is still very challenging with the level design.

Cat Knight Story
Cat Knight Story
Cat Knight Story

Cat Knight Story

Nguyen Phuoc

Say hello to a BRAND NEW and exciting action platformer Cat Knight Story ! Push your skills to the limit as you jump, fly and flip your way through dangerous traps and monsters. Better hurry. You don't want to keep a princess waiting
FEATURES
_Beautiful pixel art style
_Simple one touch control
_12 handcraft...

Geometry Dash Lite
Geometry Dash Lite
Geometry Dash Lite

Geometry Dash Lite

RobTop Games AB

Jump and fly your way through danger in this rhythm-based action platformer!

"Frustratingly wonderful" - Kotaku

"Geometry Dash provides all of the challenge expected from an “impossible” game while also making it more accessible to newcomers."
- 148Apps

"Geometry Dash is a fast-paced platformer that will leave you screaming in frustration, but you’ll keep...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Mad Dex

Mad Dex

Siarhei Radkevich

You’re in for a heaping helping of exciting adventure in the world of Mad Dex, one of the greatest platformers of all time!

You’re Mad Dex. You’re little, but you’re brave. The love of your life has been kidnapped by a merciless monster that has taken over the city, and now all you can think about it how to save her from his vile clutches.
Use your special parkour abilities to overcome all the obstacles, avoid all the traps, beat all the bosses, fight your way to the big bad, and save your girlfriend! Put your agility to the test as you run, jump, stick to walls, fend off your evil foes’ deadly attacks, and never give up!

Mad Dex is a hardcore platformer, an exciting, challenging game for anyone who’s willing to go the extra mile to reach their goal.

Features:

• Epic free-to-play action game
• More than 50 levels with various difficulties
• Hardcore boss battles
• Awesome visual effects combined with unique physics and exciting gameplay
• Peppy soundtrack
• Global score leaderboard and a global leaderboard for every level
• We read every review, so YOUR IDEA just might make it into the game one day!

Only you can save Miss Dex!

How to play: just press the jump button rather than tapping it, and everything will be fine ;)

Thanks for playing Mad Dex ! Don't forget to rate the app and give us your feedback. We are constantly trying to improve the game and we love hearing your thoughts !

Monster Run. Free pixel-art platformer

Monster Run. Free pixel-art platformer

Forsbit LLC

[Prologue]

This story is not about the Hero, it is about Monsters. They were trapped by scientists and locked inside the laboratory. Night by night they were studied and exposed to evil experiments. But one day they have escaped and now are looking for the way to return home. YOU will be the one who will help them to find the way home while going through mysterious worlds!

[Gameplay]

Are you ready to test your platformer skills against the near impossible challenge? Do you want to have fun all while improving your dexterity? Flex your clicky finger as you jump, double jump, changing gravity and blinking through the platforms. Push your skills to the limit to improve them to the next level! Guide your monsters over the obstacles and on platforms to get to the portal and complete the level. Collect gems and gather coins rewards to unlock more and more monsters. Remember to be careful, one wrong action will lead to the instant death and a respawn at the beginning of the level.

[Features]

• Intuitive one touch controls. A perfect platformer on the go!
• A colourful and stunning pixel art to satisfy your Retro nostalgia!
• A total 108 near Impossible levels spread on 3 Mysterious worlds
• 9 unique characters to choose from (Slime, Bookface, Zombie, Ghost, Skeleton, Brain, Fishman,Scarecrow,Yeti)
• 4 different control types (jump, double jump, gravity, blink)
• Fantastic 8-bit inspired music and sounds effects
• Interactive tutorial
• Game Center achievements and leaderboards

Don’t hesitate to test yourself and improve your platformer skills. Monster Run is waiting, are you up for the challenge ahead? Download the game now to find out!