Many of the games we loved from our childhood can be considered platformers. Run, jump and don't die are the main components of this game. As time has moved on we see less platformers coming out, but they do still exist. Here are nominees for best platformer.
Super Mario Bros U
New Super Mario Bros 2
Ok, we had hard time thinking of a bunch of platformers that came out and we played. This won't be the only category with this problem. But our choice this year is Super Mario Bros U. The main thing that gave this game the edge is the fact that up to five people can play at once. Sure it gets really freaking chaotic at that point and becomes nearly impossible to play without at least one person dying in each level. But despite all that the game is a ton of fun.