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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.

Almost There: The Platformer
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.

Upgrade your plane
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.

Test your skills
Reed ^_^

Reed ^_^

Crescent Moon Games

A hardcore retro inspired platformer.

Save the world by fixing up a glitchy supercomputer in Reed, a platformer that was previously only available on Android.

Flippy Hills
Flippy Hills

Flippy Hills

Ekaterina Vdovenko

A survival challenge with crazy physics.

An obstacle course challenge with crazy physics to contend with. Guide a chicken down a hill filled with all kinds of obstacles to avoid.

Also Good

Apps with average score

League of Evil 3
League of Evil 3

The third installment of the tough as nails platformer series.

League of Evil 3

League of Evil 3

Ravenous Games Inc.

If you're not familiar with League of Evil, you're given ornate level design, and tight touch controls to try to pull off delicate platformer sequences, and not die. The third installment further refines the style with over 80 levels of jumps, flips, wall jumps, wall hugs, double jumps, and decapitations.

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.

Potatoman Seeks The Troof
Potatoman Seeks The Troof
Potatoman Seeks The Troof

Potatoman Seeks The Troof

Pixeljam

Potatoman Seeks The Troof is a challenging potatosophical platforming adventure from Pixeljam Games, creators of the classic prehistoric racer Dino Run and shmup/platformer hybrid Glorkian Warrior.

Potatoman will put your reflexes and worldview to the test as you journey through scorching deserts, dark forests, busy cities, the tallest mountains and eventually...

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.

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.

League of Evil 2
League of Evil 2
League of Evil 2

League of Evil 2

Ravenous Games Inc.

Get ready for the GREATEST platformer with the most responsive controls to hit the App Store yet!

The sequel to the award-winning and critically-acclaimed League of Evil. The world needs your help! Evil scientists worldwide have joined forces forming a "League of Evil"; the only super agent who can stop...

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 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...

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...

Monster Run. Free pixel-art platformer
Monster Run. Free pixel-art platformer
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...

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...

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 !