Updated May 31, 2019: New entries added

You might not think that the iPhone (or iPad) is the most suitable device for playing platform games. I mean, it doesn't even have any buttons.

But as Apple's smartphone platform has matured, and developers have tried new control methods and fresh ideas, the humble platformer has gradually made inroads into the App Store.

Not only do we have fast-paced runners that strip the platformer back to its very essence, but we also have fully fledged console-quality efforts that give us the full effect.

We've picked out the best of the bunch, with this guide to the best platformers on iOS. Disagree? Let us know your favourites in the comments below.