Great Mascot PlatformersA list of 10 games created by RetroRampage37 on 27th March 2017
Sonic & Knuckles + Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (World)Genesis
The concluding sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and the only Sega Genesis game to feature lock-on technology (allowing players to play as Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the ability to combine it with Sonic the Hedgehog 3 into one big adventure).
Super Mario World (USA)SNES
Super Mario World (Super Mario Bros. 4 in Japan) is a platforming game, released in 1990 in Japan and in 1991 alongside the SNES in North America. It marks the first appearance of Yoshi the dinosaur.
Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island (USA)SNES
Take control of Yoshi as you escort Baby Mario to Baby Bowser's lair and save Baby Luigi.
Croc - Legend of the Gobbos [U]PSX
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos was a platformer for the original Playstation. The titular character, Croc, must save his Gobbo friends from the evil Baron Dante.
Rayman 2 - The Great Escape [U]PSX
Help to repair the damage done to the world and repel an evil pirate invasion in this critically acclaimed platforming adventure.
Crash Bandicoot 3 - Warped [U]PSX
In Crash's last adventure, the bandicoot must travel in time to recover lost gems, in order to prevent Cortex from dominating the world. In more than 30 levels on a total of eight different time ages (from the jurassic era to the future), this game is a must-have for any PlayStation owner and shouldn't be overlooked. The best in the series so far. Recommended.
Spyro the Dragon 3 - Year of the Dragon [NTSC-U]PSX
I have vivid memories of playing this as a young child. Its various levels were challenging but still very fun and it was great to play as other characters beside the purple dragon! By far my favorite spyro title. I belive this was also one of the last Spyro games made by insomniac, which left us the most memorable part of the series.
Klonoa - Door to Phantomile [U]PSX
Join Klonoa and Huepow through a 2.5D adventure chasing the evil kidnappers, Ghadius and Joka.
Play as lovable goofball Banjo the bear and his bird pal Kazooie in the first of many adventures as they collect valuable "Jiggies" in order to face the vile witch, Gruntilda and save Banjo's sister Tooty.
Ristar (USA, Europe) (September 1994)Genesis
In Ristar, you control a star-shaped character who uses his arms to latch onto enemies and fly towards them, smashing them with his face. The gameplay is similar to that of Bionic Commando, except you can jump as well as grapple.