What are the best retro action platformers for android?

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    #1Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    The game that started it all is now available for free in your mobile phone. Collect every ring and complete all levels with Sonic, the iconic and most famous blue hedgehog that everyone loved back in the days. 


    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Salvador Durán
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic for Android brings back a lot of childhood memories for me. This is probably the best retro action platformer available on Android. This brings back so much nostalgia of my youth."
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    #2Rayman 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.

    Xie Fu
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "There are a lot of action platformer games for android. I started playing Rayman Adventures recently. It is one of the best ones I have played on Android. It is fun and nostalgic. I highly recommend this to people who used to play it on the console years ago like me. "
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    #3Super 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

    Paridhi Sen
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Mario is a classic retro game and to play on your android is especially fun. Mario is timeless and easy to play. I like to play it at work when I am at lunch to do a little relaxing from the stress. Having it for android is good as it is an adaptable game that you can take anywhere."
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    Downwell is a 2D 8-Bit roguelike vertical-scrolling platform game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. It was developed by Moppin and was published by Devolver Digital.


    Windows, iOS, Android


    Sara Bradley
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Are you nostalgic and looking for a game that reminds you of your 2D childhood games? Downwell is just for you. It is very entertaining and feels modern yet sentimental. It's simple yet unique, and the graphics are excellent."
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    Badland is an award-winning adventure game offered by Frogmind. This is available for Android users and to iOS users with iOS 8.0 or later. This is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Apple TV.


    iOS, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Android


    Jose Baker
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "This game looks fun and has good reviews and does have that retro look to it."
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    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4


    Mary Weber
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "Minecraft has always been my son's favorite game. It encourages him to use his creativity and he enjoys it as he has always been a fan of building blocks. Now with the mobile version, it's more fun for him and it keeps him busy and occupied, especially during long car rides. "


Best What are the best retro action platformers for android
1Sonic the HedgehogGames 17 Free
2Rayman AdventuresGames 10 Free
3Super Mario RunGames 9 Free
4DownwellGames 8 Paid
5BadlandGames 6 Free
6MinecraftGames 3 Paid

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