So… I would like to compile a chronology of the 2D platformer. It’s always been my favorite genre, even in the days when that style of game became bloated and complacent, oozing across store shelves with the perfunctory laziness of a format in desperate need of a shakeup. I want to put together an honest-to-god chronicle of the format from its beginnings up ’til today — both the legitimate entries in the genre and their antecedents.
I’ve thrown together a wiki page in which to build this list and removed the password protection on it, so please contribute! And please be nice. Edits are tracked by IP address, and I don’t want to have to hunt you down and kill you for vandalism. But I totally will.