What are the best 2D platformers games for iOS?

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10 solutions
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    #1Sonic The Hedgehog 2

    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Sonic the H3dgehog 2 is one of the greatest adventures of all time. Race as Sonic and Tails through high-speed environments such as Casino Night and Chemical Plant. Destroy Dr. Eggman in epic boss battles or aim for the high score in Sonic's iconic half pipe Special Stage. 

    Android, iOS, Lukie Games (Sega Genesis), Ebay (Sega Genesis)


    Thomas Price
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This solution is okay. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a very old classic game from the 90's . While a classic, I would not rate it as the best in terms of 2017. It offered more characters, levels. music, and ways to conquer the enemies. However a list of current top 25 can be found at http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Top+10+iPhone+charts/feature.asp?c=31995"
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    #2Super Mario Run

    Super Mario Run
    Play as Mario in an action-packed game as you run, jump, and defeat creatures. Mario runs automatically, while a 60-minute timer goes off. Defeat Bowser, monsters, goombas, and more. 

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Raymond Campbell
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "Mobile has always been a weird market when it comes to games. I'm big into platformers, problem is most mobile games are about milking your wallet and providing zero depth gameplay. Nintendo has finally come to mobile though and with it, it has brought one of its biggest names in the industry. Super Mario is great for people on the go who just want a little platformer to enjoy during travel or breaks. "
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    #3Rayman Adventures

    Rayman Adventures
    Rayman Adventures is a 2D side-scroller platform game for iOS and Android. The game features the characteristic Rayman gameplay translated into touch-controls in a free-to-play system. 

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Olivia Parker
    Written on April 21, 2017
    "The animation reminds me of Angry Birds and the play is similar to other physics games such as Where's My Water and, of course, Angry Birds. It was quite fun and an easy way to pass my free time."
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    #4Leo's Fortune

    Leo's Fortune
    Leo's Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story of Leo to life in this epic adventure.

    Android, iOS


    Crystal Medina
    Written on July 8, 2017
    "Really enjoyed so far. Beautiful graphics and clever physics based puzzles. Could do with an option to increase the size of touch based control for left and right. It's a bit too sensitive I think."
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    #5Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers

    Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers
    Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers in an action-based platforming game that set in a crazy world, with infinite fun and hardcore challenges. What sets this game apart is that the main character simply can’t stop, so the onslaught of enemies, barbs and bullets will be intense.



    Christine Hoffman
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "Such a unique and intense game that I some days spend all my spare time playing! I love the fact that there are more than 30 levels and different challenges. This game keeps me entertained for hours! I was skeptical at first because of the name but once downloaded, I had no regrets!"
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    #6Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    Scribblenauts Unlimited features a huge side-scrolling open world where you can help the game's hero, Maxwell, solve robust puzzles and challenges.

    Windows, Android, iOS


    Andrew Morales
    Written on May 26, 2017
    "This is an absolutely horrible solution to the topic. The topic is asking about games on iOS, whereas the linked "solution" is a game playable on Windows XP and above. Whether or not the game is a good "2D platformer game" is made moot by it being for Windows and not iOS."
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    #7Rex Rocket: Mobile

    Rex Rocket: Mobile
    Rex Rocket is a 2D platformer that has old-school and younger gamers alike praising its challenging gameplay, gorgeous pixel environments, and awesome power-ups. 



    Zhao Song
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This is a good solution. This would be what you are looking for and the game is fun, however for it to be a 5 star I would look for a better game."
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    NIhilumbra is a game that mixes the classic platform games with a dark mood and an intelligent way of solving the puzzles you find during the gameplay. In the game you are Born, a creature that is born from the Void and comes into the world.

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kevin Hudson
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Everyone has their own type of games they like to play and I really like 2d platformer games. I have a really cool and fun one you should check out. It's called Nihilumbra. It has this weirdly dark mood and you get to solve puzzles. It's so good and also for IOS. "
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    #9Scribblenauts Remix

    Scribblenauts Remix
    Scribblenauts Remix is a remake of Scribblenauts/Super Scribblenauts for iOS and Android devices. The game contains most of the gameplay from Super Scribblenauts, including Adjectives, although some features such as the Level Editor are missing.

    Android, iOS

    $0.99- With in-app purchases.

    Janet Oliver
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "Finally, a 2D platformers game for iOS. Scribblenauts Remix is a great solution to what I have been looking for. It is only .99, and is well worth 10 times that. I don't even miss the few features that are missing from the original. "
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    #10Metal Slug 3

    Metal Slug 3
    Metal Slug 3 is a run and gun video game developed by SNK. The most highly praised title in the series among Metal Slug fans for its refined balance and game volume.


    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Mark Stevens
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "An awesome old school run and gun 2D platformer that calls back to the 90's arcade style shootem up. Very cool and very fun kind of game. Only problem is that it's on steam for the PC rather than iOS so you'll need to get a PC to play this bad boy."


Best What are the best 2D platformers games for iOS
1Sonic The Hedgehog 2Games 7 Paid
2Super Mario RunGames 6 Free
3Rayman AdventuresGames 5 Free
4Leo's FortuneGames 4 Paid
5Lost Socks: Naughty BrothersApps 2 Free
6Scribblenauts UnlimitedGames 1 Paid
7Rex Rocket: MobileApps 1 Paid
8NihilumbraGames 0 Free
9Scribblenauts RemixApps -1 Paid
10Metal Slug 3Games -1 Paid

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