Platformines is a unique 2D platformer packed with exploration, RPG and shooter elements, set in a vast 16-bit underground world! Customise your character, master all difficulty levels and literally jump to the top of the leaderboards to prove your skills!
Release Date: Mar 28, 2014

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“Platformines is looking really promising. An enormous game in its beta form”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“It's an addictive loot grinder, a punishing technical platformer, a slick SHMUP and a free-roaming explor-a-thon all rolled into one; brought together with attractive artwork and infinitely replayable randomisation.”
dealspwn

“Platformines is Borderlands 2, if Borderlands 2 was a 2D platform shooter with retro graphics”
OverClockersClub

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About This Game

Platformines is a unique 2D platformer packed with exploration, RPG and shooter elements, set in a vast 16-bit underground world. In their quest to rebuild their spaceship, players will embark on a journey to discover the mysteries of a gigantic complex of mines. Deadly enemies, traps and treasures are just a few to mention from what players will encounter while trying to escape from the hostile world. Customise your character, master all difficulty levels and literally jump to the top of the leaderboards to prove your skills!

Limitless Gameplay:

  • An infinite number of randomly generated worlds to explore each one with its own configuration of traps and enemies!
  • Unstoppable old-school action with 3 different difficulty levels to master!
  • Discover hidden chests or just…loot your enemies in order to get tons of items and upgrades!

Limitless Customization:

  • Build your character choosing from countless customization options
  • Additional in-game fancy items, like hats & wigs, for even further customisation

Limitless Fun:

  • Retro gaming experience with 16-bit graphics & reinvented classical music
  • Simple classic mechanics for immediate fun; jump and slash!
  • Prove your skills and climb to the top of the leaderboards!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb Video Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 260 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller Supported
Helpful customer reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Don't even consider buying this, unless you like to spend money on games that belong on www.y8.com
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
First impression Review ... i cant believe i did not buy this game earlier.

Man, i am so very much enjoying this game.

its like they mixed BroForce + Spelunky + Risk Of Rain and created a Solo game that is just amazing.

Whats good.

1 - Its fast-paced so i like that , you dont feel its slow at all but incredibly fast gameplay.
2 - Nice weapon changing style and sets.
3 - Wonderful 2D platforming Experience.
4 - Nice graphics and effects.
5 - Good story so far.
6 - Sense of progression when you keep delving deeper and deeper into the mines and gets harder and harder.
7 - A world based on the name you give it , something good also ( random RANDOM RANDOM )
8 - Good Controls and Controller support
9 - Challenging game play with 3 Difficulty Modes
10 - Nice "fog" linked to hp idea, makes it more important to keep high health.

Whats bad.

1 - Altho the controls are good but it could use a roll or dodge.
2 - The music ... they are good but they are just old classic music that was remixed .. it could use a horror/ action 16 bit type music.
3 - So far i found new enemies but i cant say there are a lot of different types
4 - taking damage does not produce any knockback effect enemies just go through you while damaging you not sure if thats good or bad to people but its just not right for me.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
It's a mash up of Metal Slug, Spelunky and DIablo-ish RPG games, compiled into one. This game have none other objective than "go to this place, fetch something" but in order to get to that place, you will have a hell of a ride. There are a lot of enemies in alien and human forms, as well as dangerous environments which gonna kills you upon contact. This isn't like die-and-game-over roguelikes, each time you died, you'll respawn with some cash penalties just like the borderlands game. There are lots of guns, and there are upgrades alto they really need to fix the upgrades...because they tend to fall off lategame.

The bad thing about this game is the curves. it starts of easy for few missions, then it got bumped to be very hard to avoid obstacles/ lots of hostiles in game.

Definitely worth a try, and it's a nice game to spend a minute or two.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Do you like looting different weapons, shooting things in the face, and 2D platforming through randomly generated underground worlds? If so, you should play this. It will change your life.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Great game. If you liked Rogue Legacy, or any other platformer, give it a go. The soundtrack alone is worth the 5 bucks on sale :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
If you enjoy shooting with guns in a 2D mine while listening to some techno Nutcracker music, this is the game for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I'm Lovin' It!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I've been playing Platformines for a few days now and wow, it's awesome! I've always liked platform games and this probably has to be one of my favorite ones. After playing for an hour or so I was afriad the game was going to be too easy, but it certainly got harder later on and gave me a real challenge. The graphics was perfect for a platform game in my opinion, not a very high "resolution" but yet a lot of details. If you're like me and like platform games you should totally get this game, if your new to platfrom games it's possible that this game will get very hard at some points, but I would still recommend to give this game a try.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Great little gem. A highly addictive time killer that gets you running aroung a randomized dungeon looking for gems and loot. RPG element involves geting stronger guns so you do more damage. THe game starts off slow and you may die frequently. The goal early on is to get cash so you can upgrade your shield and bag size. Later you can decide how difficult you want your run to be, either stay in teh easy areas and get loot or challenge yourself by going deeper into the dungeon. Highly recommend this to anyone who likes these type of games. The controller is setup a little differently but you will get used to it really quickly. I am an old time gamer and I was comfortable with the controls shortly after starting the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Short review:
Get this game. It's awesome!
I'm not at all into platformers, but this one's amazing. It's simple, has a certain retro vibe to it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Cute game, not worth the money in my oppinion, unless more is put in it, the guns are to simple, no real eye catching mechanic. I am glad I bought it on its sale day.

reccomendations:

!Hat's give you passives! (eg. Multi shot, bounce shot, tiny shot, big shot, awkward gravity, random direction, leech life, shrink enemy, shrink head, shrink self, attract bullets, attract enemies, Swarm of enemies, faster movment, Fart noises, magnet, etc

Maybe have your guns have some form of leveling system so guns get bigger and badder.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Excellent game. Playing a lot. BTW... I'm designing 8-16bit stilised gaming t-shirts. Anybody interested ? Visit me on:
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
2D borderlands, fun on a bun, with weird robot building puzzle thingy, fun times, but glad I got it on sale
-7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
It is pretty fun, albeit a little difficult at times. It feels like an old commodore computer game to me. I got my moneys worth out of it, and will probably continue to pick it up now and then. One thing I definitely don't like about it, is the small bag sizes. It takes too long to earn bigger bags. Other than that, yeah.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Platformines is a good game. I enjoyed the guns and finding the pieces needed to fix your spaceship. The graphics look good and the game is a treat to play. The sound is dreadful stuff. I had to mute it. Its not good at all. It took me roughly 6 hours to complete the first map.

The game is fun and offers many different levels from normal to Iron Man and so on. Fun stuff. The only nitpicks I had with the game is I wish it was more borderlands 2 and it offered more guns and more hats and items to use. I kind of wish they would pick funny names for weapons to make them more memorable instead of the generic Pistol achren k200 series.

However I still enjoyed the game and what it offered. Also it be cool if it had some BIg Bosses inside the game to battle with. I give it a 7.5 out of 10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Great fun, wish it went on even longer or that they add more levels or DLC. Play it now!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Hey, is that plat for me?

NO

IT'S MINES
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
It's a fun platformer. The controls are a bit tricky at first, but you get used to them pretty fast. There is no latency on the input, what you tell it to do, it actually does withouth saying "What? You want to shoot? Neah bro, here, how about you jump instead. Oh, there was a trap above you ? Oh well.".

The idea of the game is pretty interesting, the mines are big also, so there is time to play it. Even if you go for the main objectives, going though the mines takes time because they are like mazes, and they are a bit tricky to navigate.

The soundtrack is awesome. There are some hidden gems in this game when it comes to the soundtrack, but I will let you explore that yourself :)

Overall, if you like 2D platformers this is the game for you. You will not regret spending 5$ on it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Ah Namco, what beauty you have done with this. Though it's not worth $9.99, picking it up during a sale is surely worth it. Fans of the 16 bit era should enjoy this game as it has elements from many classic side scrollers. Though there are plenty of better games to choose from on Steam, I could not say to not buy this. It's a great title.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Platformines = If Borderlands came out in 1993 and as a 2d platformer OR a faster paced more combat focused Spelunky. Either way you look at it, BUY this game NOW! Also the in-game music is about as addicting as the gameplay. First game in a very long time I actually played for more than 15 min. straight! Out of my hundreds of games, platformines is quickly moving up my favs ladder.
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