Updated October 24, 2017: New entries added
Smartphones aren't particularly well suited to classic platformers, you might think. Not enough physical buttons.
However, as smartphone gaming has matured over the years, developers have experimented with and perfected new touchscreen-focused control methods. The results can be stunning.
The Google Play Store is now packed full of platformers of all shapes and sizes. Some echo the retro 2D delights of Super Mario Bros. and Sonic The Hedgehog, while others are sprawling adventures in the mode of Metroid and Castlevania.
Then there are those that don't quite resemble anything on traditional consoles, springing off in their own unique direction.
We've picked out the best of the bunch, with this guide to the best platformers on Android. Disagree? Let us know your favourites in the comments below.