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    Hi,
    What are some of the better 3-D platform games? To narrow it down a bit let focus of games that are mostly jump attacks vs. weapon attacks (i.e. Super Mario 64 not Castlevania 64).

    My thoughts:
    Super Mario 64 is probably still one of the best.
    Sonic Adventure is uneven but still very good.
    I've been enjoying Pac-Man World recently (but man some of the bosses are HARD!)
    And I still like Jumping Flash.

    I never really cared for the Crash games.

    What about the Gex and Banjo series? Pandemonium? Spider?

    What are you thoughts?

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    The Banjo series is brilliant. I would say its better than SM64, but that's jut my opinion.
    DK64 is also a bit like Banjo, but weapons are used a lot more (they all have guns).

    Then there are the sub-standard ones like 40 Winks etc..
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    Mario 64
    Banjo Kazooe is amazing
    Conkers BFD
    NiGHTS into Dreams
    the Spyro Series is excellent (most notably 2 - Ripto's Rage)

    Sometimes Turok 1 feels like a platformer
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    Ape Escape (PSX) -- Very innovative 3D platformer where you have to catch monkeys in various time periods. Makes great use of the Dual Shock control pad (which is required).

    Sonic Adventure 2 (DC, GCN) -- Many hate this, but it worked for me. Scores mattering and skill-based gameplay are BACK. Awesome cheesy rock music.

    Rocket: Robot on Wheels (N64) -- Very overlooked N64 masterpiece with a great physics system that's integral to gameplay.

    Rayman 2 (DC) -- Great surprise of a sequel. The DC version is best in most areas, even over the PS2 game.

    Jet Force Gemini (N64) -- Some may say it's more of a 3D shooter than a platformer, but it definitely has lots of platform elements. Fun game, but very hard and overlong.

    Note that NiGHTS only plays like a 3D platformer if you suck at it. ;) You're supposed to be playing as NiGHTS the whole game, not the kids. Most of the game plays in 2D.

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    Your not suppost to be the kid? well crap..
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    I picked up Pandemonium 2 and Spider at Gamestop yesterday. Most places seem to still want real money for Banjo Wonie & Tooie

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    Probably 3 of the best I played were Spider-Man for PSX, and BFD and Mario 64 for the N64.
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