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Platformers With Alternative Input Methods

The platformer genre is relatively traditional, but there have been some new ideas on iOS. These games use the classic platformer ideas, and accent them with alternative input methods allowing you to move through the world beyond just running and jumping. You might slingshot your character, teleport between two points, run in a circle, ride the wind, run backwards, ride a hover board, and more.

Slip Away Mystify
Skullduggery!

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Hoverboard Challenge
Power Hover

Power Hover

Oddrok Oy

Defy gravity and race to the finish.

Power Hover is a gorgeous story-driven game involving epic robots, obstacles, boss battles, and real hoverboards.

Collect coins
Stagehand: A Reverse Platformer

Stagehand

Big Bucket Software

"Yawn, a platformer

"Yawn, a platformer." Oh yeah? Take that yawn back. Stagehand might look like your typical run-and-jumper, but it plays nothing like one. In Stagehand, you don't control the character, you control… THE STAGE.

Your job is to quickly and strategically position all the platforms on the level before our hero Frank (last seen in The Incident) runs headfirst into a cliff,...

Also Good

Apps with average score

One-touch controls
Shadow Bug

Can't decide between a puzzle game and a platformer? Play both at the same Time!

Shadow Bug

Shadow Bug

Muro Studios Ltd.

Take control of the Shadow Bug, an overpowered ninja, who must save his forest from a horde of invading enemy creatures that are coming from an evil factory. Tap and hold to move, and then tap enemies to attack and warp around — this is a simple but challening new...

Circa Infinity
Circa Infinity
Circa Infinity

Circa Infinity

Kenny Sun

"circle ... circle ... circles"
9/10 - DestructOid

"circles ... circle ... circle"
9/10 - POcket Gamer

"circle ... circles ... circle"
4.5/5 - TOuch Arcade

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Circa Infinity is a brain-melting circular platfOrmer by Kenny Sun, with a pulse-pOunding sOundtrack by Jack + Jim Fay.

Features:
- 50 Levels
- 5 BOss Fights
- 5-6+ HOurs of COntent

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Includes Circle...

Slip Away Mystify
Slip Away Mystify

Glide Through the Cracks and Test Your Reflexes in Slip Away Mystify

Slip Away Mystify

Slip Away Mystify

Nanovation

Slip Away Mystify is an arcade puzzle game that tests your reflexes as you swim through the bottom of the ocean and make your way to the top.

Blown Away: Secret of the Wind
Blown Away: Secret of the Wind
Blown Away: Secret of the Wind

Blown Away: Secret of the Wind

Black Pants Studio GmbH

“Blown Away: Secret of the Wind is a gorgeous runner/fast-paced puzzler” -- Pocket Gamer

“A stylish auto-run puzzle platformer, Blown Away: Secret of the Wind offers a neat new take on the genre thanks to its unique teleporting movement mechanic.” -- AppAddict

“Highly-Addicting Platformer” -- AndroidHeadlines

“...a platformer which will, quite frankly, blow...

Gunbrick
Gunbrick
Gunbrick

Gunbrick

Nitrome

In a future where cars are obsolete, the Gunbrick has become a worldwide sensation!

The Gunbrick - A gun one side... a shield on the other.

Encounter wasteland mutants, crazed nerds, law enforcement and all manner of cube based adversaries. Roll your way through this action packed puzzle platformer.


“My...

Tentacles - Enter the Mind
Tentacles - Enter the Mind
Tentacles - Enter the Mind

Tentacles - Enter the Mind

Flashbulb ApS

Welcome to the mind of a mad professor for an all-you-can-eat eyeball buffet.

Dr. Phluff’s obsession with everything cute has driven him mad, and only you can save him. Tap your way through the layers of the professor’s amazingly twisted mind. Set in a captivating 3D world, odd monsters hide behind...

Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin
Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin
Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin

Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin

Flashbulb ApS

Eat squishy eyeballs!

This is the prequel to Tentacles - Enter the Mind. The game is a premium purchase with no IAP or ads - it includes the free expansion ‘Dog Eat Dog’.

After a freak accident, Lemmy ended up inside the mad scientist Dr. Phluff’s body.
Navigate Lemmy’s tentacles with simple tap...

Landing Confirmed
Landing Confirmed
Landing Confirmed

Landing Confirmed

Vladyslav Vikulov

In Landing Confirmed, you will guide a rocket across various levels. Fly through challenging obstacles, avoid shooting cannons and moving objects, and open hidden paths in order to safely land your rocket at the finish.

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DYNAMIC LIGHTNING

Dynamic lighting and day/night cycle with fog, stars, clouds and more.

BEAUTIFUL

Inspired by minimalist 2D design.

EASY...

Red-Game-Without-A-Great-Name-demo
Red Game Without A Great Name
Red Game Without A Great Name

Red Game Without A Great Name

iFun4all

‘There’s nothing quite like a Red Game Without A Great Name’ – App Advice
‘One of the most fun iOS games of 2015’ – Cult of Mac
‘Slick graphics and cool gameplay will keep you coming back’ – Yahoo Tech
Reached no. 1 in top-selling games in three countries across...

Manipulate time
Green Game TimeSwapper

A continuation of Red Game Without A Great Name.

Green Game TimeSwapper

Green Game TimeSwapper

iFun4all

Green Game TimeSwapper is a continuation of Red Game Without A Great Name. It is a challenging puzzle game where you must help a mechanical bird gather up all of the gears and get him safely into the clear box at the end of a stage without dying. Manipulate time...

Blobster
Blobster
Blobster

Blobster

Divine Robot

Get ready to meet one gooey hero…
Blobtopia is at risk from some nasty pollution from the evil Big and Powerful Corporation, and it’s up to you to help! Blobster is an awesome platforming adventure with a twist! Flick the flubbery fella across incredible levels; avoid pitfalls, water hazards, squish pesky...