Even though many people have forgotten about them, these famous PS1 platform games are still great today.
The PS1 had a hard time coming up with a mascot, unlike Nintendo, which came up with Mario pretty fast. Even though Mario was in arcades before the NES, the point still stands. Sony needed a hit for their new system, and Crash Bandicoot, which came out in 1996, was that hit.
Not only were the main platform games popular, but spinoffs like Crash Team Racing gave Mario a run for his money. The best platform games on the PS1 were by far the ones in the core trio. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy others. These games are great lost gems. They range from straight mascot platformers to games with jumping techniques that have a bit more action. But that doesn’t mean they are gone for good.