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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.

Skullduggery!
Slip Away Mystify
Chicken Scream

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Circa Infinity - GameClub
Circa Infinity - GameClub

Circa Infinity

GameClub

What will break first, your nerves or your very mind

What will break first, your nerves or your very mind? In Circa Infinity, you have to reach the core of each of the game's 50 levels by slipping through a series of circular layers. Time your jumps carefully to avoid the creatures that reside within the circles and reach the next layer. As you go deeper, the action gets faster...

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

Blown Away

Black Pants Studio GmbH

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

“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 you away!” -- PhoneArena

Hendrik is a schlimazel! All he has...

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

Upgrade Dandara's abilities
Dandara Trials of Fear

Dandara takes your idea and expectations of a metroidvania platformer and turns it upside down with a fresh new experience.

Dandara Trials of Fear

Dandara Trials of Fear

Raw Fury

Dandara is a vast metroidvania platformer game that will turn your world upside down.

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...

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...

Challenging stages
Eggggg

Eggggg is an Imperfect and Disgustingly Cute Platformer

Eggggg

Eggggg

Hyper Games

Eggggg is an auto-running platformer with a ridiculous concept and frustrating controls.

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...

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...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Egz – The Origin of the Universe

Egz – The Origin of the Universe

Evans Randriamampianina

Egz is a mesmerizing mix between an addictive action puzzle game and an animated movie! Don’t let your Egz die!

• Egz has been optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer. You can play it on older device but we cannot garantee a smooth experience !

“Winner of the "Very Big Indie Pitch London 2016"
"3rd most awaited game of 2016”
“Egz' is an adorable and colorful puzzle platformer about the creation of everything" - TouchArcade.com

▶ ADDICTIVE GAMEPLAY
A few seconds after our Universe was created: when there was nothing. Until matter appeared, to the point where it became an ideal environment to give birth to the first living beings: the Egz. In this expanding universe, how did the Egz survived?

• Egz is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad mini 2 and iPod Touch 5G or newer. You can try it on older devices, but we can't guarantee a smooth experience!

Better than eggs your Egz can jump, bounce and roll across the origin of the world. Help them survive in this dangerous universe! … But be careful! Each collision will hurt your Egz and might provoke the end of life on the Universe!

And be aware, your Egz might just happen to be… « special »!

▶ AWESOME FEATURES
• 7 mesmerizing worlds to explore
• Over 80 unique and colorful levels to be discovered
• Upgrade your Egz abilities!
• Customize each one of your Egz!
• Take pictures of your Egz and share them with friends!
• 70 achievements to complete
• 3 mini-games to play with your Egz
• “Boss levels” to beat!
• Easy and addictive puzzle game

The Egz soundtrack has been written by Benoit Nass and the sound design made by Maxime Nass: two brothers who are also members of the band « Lago ».

FOLLOW US
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/egzgame/
Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/egzgame
Website : http://www.egz-game.com/

We would love to hear your suggestions & feedback on how to improve our game! Please continue to send questions, suggestions and ideas to [email protected]

The Big Journey

The Big Journey

Armor Games Inc

Designed for kids and adults alike, The Big Journey is a beautiful, casual adventure. Tilt to roll around and explore a beautiful world with Mr. Whiskers.

Mr. Whiskers loves all types of food, but when the maker of his favorite dumplings goes missing, our pudgy feline hero has no choice but to acquire a taste for adventure. The Big Journey is a roly-poly physics-based experience where players tilt their device to roll Mr. Whiskers safely through spooky caves, scorching deserts, lush valleys and more. Sporting simple but addictive gameplay, crisp storybook visuals, and a toe-tapping original soundtrack, The Big Journey is designed for players age four to ninety-four and more!

Features
- Bounce around beautiful levels with casual, relaxing gameplay for everyone.
- Look for new friends and track down delicious food to fill your belly in every stage.
- Play as a huggable, squishable kitty in a vibrant world with an original soundtrack.
- Tilt your device, or use simple three-button controls to roll and jump through levels.

SUPPORTED DEVICES - Requires 512MB of RAM
iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPod Touch 5, iPod Touch 6

Chicken Scream

Chicken Scream

Perfect Tap Games

Chicken scream is a fun and interactive non tapping addictive game where your voice controls the chicken.

Make a lot of noise to force the chicken to run and jump or stay quiet to control the chicken moves slowly.

This addictive game ensures plenty of fun in the same style as eighth note. Get your high score and collect points for getting far in the game but be careful about the obstacles and the water!

Try to reach the top of the leaderboard and beat your friends on Game Services!

**** How to play and control the chicken ? ****

- Don't make any noise to make the chicken stop
- Speak softly to make the chicken walk
- Scream to make the chicken jump