10 Best Platformer Video Game Remakes Of All Time

Here are the best remakes of platform games ever.

Games have always had remakes, but there are more of them now than ever before. There are remakes of almost every type of movie.This includes platformers, horror, adventure, spy, and action games. Platformers are the first type of game that gets a lot of remakes, most of which are handheld copies.

Even though these standout remakes might not be the best versions, they are still worth seeing for themselves. For an item to count, it has to be made from scratch in some way. There won’t be a simple upscaled copied version, because that’s a remaster, not a remake.

Super Mario All-Stars

Backward compatibility was a feature that was missing from the SNES that many people didn’t like at the time. Since NES games stayed on that platform, it made sense for all classic Mario games to be re-released on the new 16-bit system.

Super Mario All-Stars had Mario 1 through 3, plus The Lost Levels, which is the Japanese version of Mario 2. All of the graphics and sounds now have a 16-bit style, which is great. In some ways, like with the deadly mushroom in The Lost Levels, it’s a step up.

In the original game, the deadly mushroom was a trap that was easy to spot because it didn’t look strange. But the All-Stars version looks much more evil, which makes it clear that you shouldn’t pick it up.

Super Mario 64 DS

Super Mario 64 DS is one of the Mario games that doesn’t get enough attention. People often don’t like it because you move with the D-pad, even though Mario 64 needed an analogue stick to be so easy to play.

It’s a shame, but once you get over that, the game is great. So much extra stuff has been added to this game, like new bosses, new levels, and new characters you can play as.

All four are fun to play with, and the DS minigames are also a good way to pass the time. You’ll have a great time with this version, especially if you’ve played the original game a lot and want to change things up.

Kirby Super Star Ultra

This game is the most like an improved port, but it adds so much new material and changes so many things that it should really be called a remake. Kirby Super Star Ultra is a remake of Kirby Super Star for the SNES for the DS.

All of the original game modes are back, and there are also four new ones. This gives the game a lot of things to do. The new sprites look much better than the original ones in every way.

HAL made the last few game types much harder, which is great for both people who have never played the original SNES game and people who have played it a lot. Super Star Ultra is the best version of the game, and it’s too bad that it’s only for DS.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is what Mario All-Stars would be like if it were made today. It’s basically the same three games as before, but with updated graphics and web leaderboards.

Online leaderboards are always fun because it’s fun to try to get to the top or just beat your friends.

Vicarious Visions kept the difficult gameplay of the original, which was a smart move because they could have made it easier.

This is a great remake that gives a whole new age the chance to play these well-known games. It was so good that it gave the whole series a new lease on life.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Since the N. Sane Trilogy did so well, it made sense to do the same thing with Spyro the Dragon, another popular PlayStation platform game. The Spyro Reignited trio faithfully remakes the original PS1 Spyro trio.

Most of these games still hold up in the genre of 3D platformers with a lot of things to find and do.

Even though they’re not as good as Banjo-Kazooie, platform fans should still check them out. There were some technical problems with the series when it came out, but those problems aren’t as bad if you play it on an Xbox Series X or PS5.

Super Money Ball: Banana Mania

Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2 are two of the best GameCube games ever made. The games were really special because of how well they were controlled, how much material they had, and how hard they were.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is a copy of the first two games plus the extra levels from Monkey Ball Deluxe.

The physics in the game are completely different. In the original game, the ball was a lot heavier than in Banana Mania.

This makes it easier to bounce off of things, so you can do more awesome hops. They also got rid of the lives system, which made it easier to try new things.

All of these things are great ways to improve the title.

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition might look like a normal PC version of the Xbox 360 game at first glance. Gold Edition is really two games in one.

You get the basic version of both Trials Evolution and Trials HD. Trials HD has never been on PC, so this is a nice addition, but it’s not just a port.

In fact, they made all of the Trials HD tracks over again in Trials Evolution’s new physics engine. This is a big change, especially for people who speedrun.

The rider in the 360 version of HD had a very solid head that you could actually bounce off of in tracks. This has now been taken away. If you’ve played the 360 versions, it’s worth it to check out the Gold Edition for these songs that have been redone.

Conker: Live & Reloaded

Conker: Live & Reloaded is one of the best remakes for the first Xbox. It looks a lot better than any other game on the system thanks to a major redesign.

The new third-person view when you’re getting ready to hit, the change in how hard the game is, and the clearer voices are all nice features.

Going back to the N64 version, the music quality isn’t very good, which is a little annoying since this game has a lot of talking. When it worked, Xbox Live gaming was also a lot of fun.

Unfortunately, Live & Reloaded doesn’t have the same cartoony look as the original and has more things that have been edited out. So, the two versions are about the same, but both are worth a look.

Mega Man Powered Up

The PSP was a great handheld system for its time, but it had a lot of remakes that made it stand out. Still, many of them were good, and Mega Man Powered Up was one of the best.

The game is a remake of Mega Man 1, but it has a lot more material and two new bosses, making it a true PSP hidden gem. The chibi art style works well with the series, but don’t be fooled by how it looks because Backrooms game is as hard as nails.

If you just looked at the covers of the two Mega Man PSP games, you might think that Maverick Hunter X is the more difficult one, but you’d be wrong. Powered Up is a great game that can only be played on the PSP. It would be a great addition to the PSP games that come with PlayStation Plus.

Bionic Commando Rearmed

Bionic Commando is one of Capcom’s titles that doesn’t get enough attention. Even though it’s a platform game, most of them don’t let you jump.

This made these games stand out, especially the original Bionic Commando game for the NES and its remake, Bionic Commando Rearmed. Rearmed is very true to the NES version, but it also has a lot of great new features.

Rearmed is a must-buy for anyone who likes platform games. Its remixed music by Simon Viklund is top-notch, and the game can be played over and over again. It can be hard to play it now, though.

The Steam version doesn’t work right out of the box and needs to be fixed. And Rearmed 1 isn’t compatible with Xbox Series X/S. The first Rearmed isn’t, but the second one is, so you’ll still need a 360 to play it.