Windows Phone Elite: Platform Games

Video games are something we all love to indulge. Some are complex, whereas others can be some of the simplest games ever designed. Platform games in my opinion are one the most basic types, but, can also be the most fun and addicting making platform games a worthy candidate for January’s Windows Phone Elite article.

Even if you don’t know what a platform game is, chances are you’ve played a wealth of them already. Wikipedia defines platform games as, “a video game which requires players to jump to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles.” Hopefully, that’s cleared things up.

In this article, I’m going to be looking at the ten best platform games I’ve found for the Windows Phone platform. Read on to find out more!

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This is a game which can be most frustrating at times. In Ricochet, you control what is basically an air hockey mallet and your job is to rebound the flying blocks which come towards you. These get gradually faster and faster until the game starts getting very hard indeed. If fast and infuriating games are for you, download Ricochet.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7 (7.5 or 8)
Developer: Electric Squash Studios

Doodle Jump

Doodle Jump is a game virtually everyone will have heard of. This platform game has achieved massive success on a variety of different operating systems. This is a fun game which challenges the user to jump up and up on a range of different levels. Doodle Jump costs £2.29 and comes with options to change and customize your gaming experience.

Price: £2.29
Requires: Windows Phone 7 (7.5 or 8)
Developer: GameHouse Live


Bounce is a game which is pretty similar to Doodle jump, except for the fact that you are a ball instead. The game has thirty challenging levels with different varieties of platforms on each one. Learning how each platform effects your ball is something which is necessary for being successful.

A great time sink for anyone who is willing to take up the challenge.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7 (7.5 or 8)
Developer: Keith Cully

Journey To The Top

Journey To The Top is a game which resembles that of the original Mario games and appears retro-like. Your challenge is to climb up to higher platforms collecting coins as you go, with the final goal of reaching the white flag at the top. Testing all of your mental patience, makes this game not for everyone.

Price: £0.79
Requires: Windows Phone 7 (7.5 or 8)
Developer: Liel

Ragdoll Run

Out of all the apps I’m covering today, Ragdoll Run is definitely the best looking app of the lot. With a 3D like design which appears fun and entertaining the game attracts the users attention from the onset. The goal of Ragdoll Run is to jump on a variety of different environments, attempting to beat your high score. A fun and aesthetically pleasing game.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 (8)
Developer: Dawnbreak Studios


The first thing which attracted me to this game was the character you get to play as. In Rollover you play as a fun little bird which rolls around levels trying to reach the end without crashing or bumping into enemies. I’ve probably put the most time into Rollover just because of its simple approach and fun user experience — this is really a game for just about everyone.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 (8)
Developer: Clint Clayton

Call of Carlos

When thinking about weird games I’ve played I don’t think any compare to Call Of Carlos. Here you play as Carlos, a chubby Mexican miner who’s goal is to escape the mine with his diamond — without being engulfed by lava. This is a fast game which makes the player react and move as quick as they possibly can — if you like a bit of heart racing fun then this is for you.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7 (7.5 or 8)
Developer: Games Academy

Obsessive Collecting Disorder

Playing as a stick man is always quite fun and the developers of Obsessive Collecting Disorder have nailed this on the head. While running around levels your goal is to collect coins and try to avoid nasty surprises at the same time. This game unlike a lot like others I’ve played in the past has staggered difficulty very well — creating a great learning curve for the player.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 (8)
Developer: Super Smith Bros

FastBall 2

Fast Ball is a game which I’ve had on my old iPod for around two years, so as soon as I bought my Windows Phone I knew I needed this game everywhere I went. Playing as a ball you need to time your jumps correctly to complete the levels. The amount of levels on this app are brilliant and hopefully it won’t take you too long to make your way through. Fast Ball is an irresistible game which entices you to keep playing on.

This can either be free or if you would like more levels the full version of the app is priced at £1.49.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7 (7.5 or 8)
Developer: Klik! Games

Portal Ball

Portal is a game which I recently downloaded on Steam after being bugged for ages by my friend to buy and has soon become a game I really enjoy. Unfortunately, there isn’t an official Portal app for devices, but, Portal Ball is a game which more than makes up for this. Following the basic concept you will need to walk through different portals to reach different locations, while avoiding spikes and other things in your way. A great game for any Portal fan or gamer alike.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 (8)
Developer: RGolf


Platform games can create the most fun for a gamer and allow them to quickly waste quite a lot of time. Out of the ten games I’ve covered above I’m sure one of them is just willing for you to downloaded them. If you play any other platform games on the Windows Phone operating system please let us know below!

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