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How well do you know platform games? Take our quiz and prove yourself

Run, jump, duck, spin, punch, kick, pound, repeat. Everybody loves a good platformer, right? In an industry that's increasingly obsessed with ideas of art, value and legacy, the platform game dares to be different, to be frivolous, unadorned and fun. Today's tester celebrates these disarmingly simple titles, and asks - just how much do you know about platform gaming?

We've got 2D, 3D, even a little 2.5D for you indecisive types, so without any further ado, let's have at it. Stage 1-1 begins…

When he's not busy saving small animals from dangerous brush fires, Sam enjoys writing about the weird world of video games. All-time favourites include Half-Life 2, Knights of the Old Republic, GTA: Vice City and Final Fantasy 10. Last year, Sam finally succeeded in besting Rayman 1 for PlayStation, leaving his life utterly without meaning.