You can play the classic Geometry Dash platformer iPhone game for hours -- days -- without getting bored. But if you'remore
You can play the classic Geometry Dash platformer iPhone game for hours -- days -- without getting bored. But if you're looking to expand your platformer repertoire, we've picked our favorite platformer and side-scroller games for iPhone that let you run, snowboard, and fly your way to safety as you gather up llamas or dodge traffic as a chicken. All but one of our picks are free to play, and all offer eye-catching scenery, captivating stories, and brisk play that requires using your wits and reflexes.
Our picks for the best platformers offer eye-catching scenery, captivating stories, and brisk play that requires using your wits and reflexes.
Run, slide, and jump your way around the temple to keep ahead of the demon monkeys in this fast-pace platformer game. As you escape with the temple's treasure, collect coins and avoid obstacles in this boundlessly fun game.
In this one-handed side-scroller game, run and jump your way through six worlds to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. You can play through the first world for free, and pay $9.99 to access the remaining five.
Assist Leopold the Golden as he tracks down his stolen treasure. For $4.99, jump into Leo's Fortune and guide the fuzzy, round Leo through 12 platforms of engaging scenery to work out puzzles and operate contraptions to recover his fortune one coin at a time. We wish the game had a free-to-play option but appreciate that it leaves out ads and microtransactions.
Guide Barry Steakfries -- your five-o'clock-shadowed hero -- as he escaped with the stolen jetpack, collecting coins and dodging dangerous hazards on his way out of the lab. The cartoonish game is free to play, and you can upgrade your gadgets through coins you earn. Or, if you're impatient, buy coins with your own money.
Guide your chicken -- or one of dozens of other blocky characters -- through two-way traffic, over streams, and past speeding trains in this free-to-play arcade game. You can unlock various sets of characters for 99 cents each and earn coins faster with a $3.49 piggy bank.
In this evocative and haunting iOS platformer, you fly your way through a forest, guiding your character around obstacles to safety. You can play this beautiful game by yourself, with friends on one iPhone, or against other players cooperatively. A free ad-supported version offers 40 levels of play. Unlock everything for $3.99, and gain access to more levels, additional characters, and a level editor.
Badland 2 -- the sequel to the the moody Badland -- offers 10 new levels that let you experience different time periods in Badland, more challenges, and mysterious secrets. You can play through the visually stunning update for free by watching periodic ads. Or just unlock the captivating game for $3.99.
In this completely charming free-to-play game, jump on your snowboard, round up your lost llamas, avoid obstacles, collect coins, and perform snowboarding tricks as you guide your character down a mountain slope. You can unlock the game for $4.99; otherwise, revive your character after a fall by watching an ad.