Originally Posted by vii-Lucky
Granny Smith - Silly Playformer
Thats not a platformer, its a runner. (Good game though)
A game where you have left/right/jump buttons is essentially a platformer. Platformers have been around since the late 0's (Miner 2049er) and over the years have had many famous games such as Manic Miner/Sonic/Mario Land and so on.
Lately lots of people keep calling their games a platformer when its essentially a runner (Frustrating for us oldies who love 'proper' platformers !)