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Top 10 Favourite 2D Platformer Android Games

Discover our top picks for our favourite 2D platform Android games on the Google Play Store.  Your phone or android tablet is the ultimate hub for platformer games, boasting a diverse range of options from cross-platform sensations to mobile-only gems. Each title offers unique attributes like nostalgic retro style graphics, addictive gameplay, and creative explorations, making them a must-try.

Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run has players control Mario or other iconic characters as they automatically sprint across the screen, timing jumps to gather coins and evade enemies and obstacles. True to the Super Mario franchise, the storyline involves Mario’s quest to save Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches. Players also undertake the task of reconstructing the devastated Mushroom Kingdom. The game, influenced by series creator Shigeru Miyamoto, was developed by the same team behind New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS, incorporating many similar gameplay elements but optimized for mobile controls. Super Mario Run offers the first three levels for free, with a one-time payment required to unlock the full game.

Nameless Cat

Nameless Cat is a platformer where a valiant feline traverses a mysterious and treacherous realm. Each compact stage hides two essential collectibles that you must secure to advance. The path is fraught with narrow passages, wandering foes, and an abundance of spikes.

Luckily, not all elements in Nameless Cat spell doom for our hero. You can zip through levels quickly—dodging incoming adversaries—by teleporting to marked containers. Occasionally, benevolent characters will appear, dispensing wise counsel and enriching the slender yet poignant narrative woven through the gameplay.

At times, the game ramps up in difficulty, pushing you to strategize rather than rely on sheer force. Overall, Nameless Cat is an engaging and almost perfect free game for Android, delivering challenging fun that’s anything but ordinary.

Dan the Man

Dan the Man takes a nostalgic leap back to the essence of retro gaming, presenting an epic action brawler that feels like a classic you’d find in vintage arcades.

A 2D platformer and beat-’em-up game where players tackle various levels across themed worlds. Players journey through environments like a grassy village, the sewers, and predominantly a kingdom. The game features a world map that allows access to levels and bonus stages. In standard levels, players engage in both platforming and combat challenges, with specific zones dedicated to intense fight sequences where groups of enemies must be defeated to progress. Levels also contain hidden secrets that reward players for their discovery. Shops are interspersed throughout, offering items for purchase with coins—the in-game currency—to aid players. The final level in each world culminates in a boss fight. Bonus levels focus on combat within an arena, challenging players to defeat waves of enemies and advance to subsequent rounds.

Yeah Bunny 2

Yeah Bunny 2 is an adorable, vibrant one-touch platformer that immerses you in the charming realm of miniature creatures. Featuring a streamlined tap-to-jump mechanic tailored for contemporary touchscreens, this game discards traditional virtual buttons and the typical conventions of classic platformers. Embark on a nostalgic journey through a retro pixelated magical world with this delightful arcade platformer.

Super Meat Boy Forever

Super Meat Boy Forever builds upon the intense challenge of its predecessor, featuring the notorious villain Dr. Fetus. In this sequel, Meat Boy and Bandage Girl must unite to save their kidnapped child, Nugget, from the clutches of Dr. Fetus. The duo must navigate through perilous obstacles, employing kicks and punches to fend off enemies. The game simplifies controls to just two buttons. Levels dynamically adapt to the player’s skill level by intelligently assembling premade segments crafted by the developers.

A significant update in Super Meat Boy Forever is its transformation into an auto-runner, where players focus solely on non-scrolling actions such as wall-jumping and regular jumping, adding a fresh twist to the gameplay.

Bomb Chicken

Bomb Chicken is a 2D puzzle-platformer where you guide a chicken with the unique ability to lay bombs instead of eggs. This peculiar power comes from an accident involving a mysterious blue sauce mined by BFC, a parody of a well-known fast-food chain. In a twist from traditional platformers, the chicken cannot jump. Instead, it stacks bombs to create platforms for ascending. The bombs explode seconds after being laid, requiring swift movement. The chicken can also push bombs towards enemies and obstacles. With these explosive skills, the chicken navigates through settings like factories and lush Mesoamerican ruins in a daring escape from BFC’s mining operation.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a revitalized version of the classic Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap, ingeniously reverse-engineered from the original Master System code. This remake enhances the experience with entirely new hand-drawn graphics and reimagined musical compositions. Picking up right after Wonder Boy in Monster Land, the game follows an adventurer cursed to become a Lizard-Man after defeating the Mecha Dragon. Players embark on a quest across diverse landscapes to conquer all the dragons and shed the curse. Like the original, the game involves traversing various terrains, battling foes to collect items like arrows and fireballs, and gathering money to upgrade weapons and armor. As players progress, they unlock new animal transformations, each equipped with unique abilities that open up further avenues for exploration.

Dadish 2

He’s a father and a radish—meet Dadish in his grandest adventure yet! When a spontaneous “Bring Your Kids To Work Day” goes sideways, Dadish embarks on a quest to locate his lost children. His journey will take him from swamps to rocket rides, up towering trees, and even into the depths of outer space! Join Dadish on this delightful and demanding platforming quest to reunite him with his missing kids.

Super Cat Tales: PAWS

Adventure awaits in this cat-tastic game from the Super Cat Tales series.

Join the PAWS team on a secret mission to protect Neko Land. Super Cat Tales: PAWS is a fun platformer game with cute cats and hours of fun. Explore amazing levels, complete daily quests, play mini-games, and customize your cats with fancy hats.


Limbo is a 2D game that involves running from left to right and leaping over obstacles, but that’s where its resemblance to traditional platformers like Mario ends. This game stands out with its stark, monochrome visuals and a hauntingly bleak atmosphere. It has remained a top-rated title since its release, celebrated not just as a game but as a profound experience. Limbo offers a compelling, albeit dark, narrative that’s worth diving into. If you’re curious, try out the free demo version to see for yourself why it’s so revered.

With such a rich variety of styles and challenges, there’s a game for every type of player. Don’t miss out—explore these classic pieces today and find your new favorite!

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