Fixed screen platform games are like old-school video games that wouldn't let you roam around freely, nope, they would keep you confined to one small screen. But don't go thinking they're duller than a dishwater, oh no! They're all about timing, precision, and pixel-perfect jumps that will have you biting your nails, crossing your fingers, and praying to the gaming gods for mercy. Players love 'em because they're like a nostalgic trip, a throwback to the good ol' days when games didn't come with 800-page manuals and you didn't need a degree in rocket science to play 'em. And if you're looking for the crème de la crème of fixed screen platform games, you've come to the right place! This site serves up a carefully curated list of the top games in the genre, so you can wave goodbye to the hours of scrolling through Steam reviews and say hello to some seriously addictive gameplay.

Games like Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Console, Wii, PS4, iPhone / iPad, Switch, Wii U, Android
  • Release: 1986
  • Rating: 7.3/10

Games like Lode Runner

Lode Runner

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Mac, Console, iPhone / iPad, DS, Wii, Android, Wii U
  • Release: 1983
  • Rating: 6.9/10

Games like Lode Runner 2

Lode Runner 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 1998
  • Rating: 6.8/10

Games like Monkey Money 2

Monkey Money 2

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Android, Mac, iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: n/a

Games like Snow Brothers

Snow Brothers

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: Android
  • Release: n/a
  • Rating: n/a

Games like Pipeline


  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 1985
  • Rating: n/a