Suggestion: A new direction for platformers
Really, I'm both surprised and completely unsurprised platformers have not gone competitive yet. One one hand, with online gaming the latest sensation in the industry, shooters, fighters, racing games, and RPGs all carved out space for themselves in the online realm. On the other hand, platformers have always been solo affairs. Until NSMB Wii we really didn't have a well-known multiplayer 2D platformer.
I just feel like platforming is a great fit for competitive play. Split the screen horizontally, put two players on the same map, and race to the finish! That's just the beginning too; plenty of staples like coin collecting and enemy-bashing could be added to enhance the competitive gameplay. Throw in a stage editor and time trial mode and we have unlimited competitive play.
I have a bunch of ideas for this concept but I'll let people reply to the general idea first: Yay or nay?
Fifty Fifty Member
have u played mario party there are a couple minigames like that
I believe there are already plenty platformers like that in NES era.
Lord of Death
Didn't most of the sonic games have a race feature.
101 Dalmations Member
Have you ever played little big planet? Not competetive per say, but still a multiplayer platformer.
Have you played DOTA and his childs?
Is like what Little Big Planet is gonna become.
You may be right, but the NES is a bit outdated...
Originally Posted by LVUER
Again, I believe you, but that was pre-online.
Originally Posted by jubeh
Yes, awesome game. But yet again not exactly what I described.
Originally Posted by Arashi500
DotA is a platformer?
Originally Posted by ClockHand
Super Senior Member
I don't even see the comparison between LBP and DOTA...
One Thousand Member
There was going to be a Metal Slug online game with these exact features a while back, but it was canned because SNK wasn't happy with the work their subcontracting company did...
But anyway, yeah. Multiplayer plats themselves are a rarity nowadays, now that series like Contra aren't that popular anymore.
Exactly! With online gaming so strong, it's the perfect time for someone to dedicate a game to 2D platforming competition!
Originally Posted by Regantor