Platformers are one of the oldest genres in the video game world, and it's home to some of the most iconic characters. Whether you're massively into games or not, you've probably heard of Mario and Sonic, who made their start in the genre before branching out into pretty much everything else you could imagine.

It's probably not surprising that Xbox Game Pass is home to several excellent platforming games, and we're here to shout about five of them. Depending on the type of platformer you prefer, we've included something for everyone, whether you prefer them to focus entirely on precision jumping or for platforming to play an important but smaller role.

So, hit the big blue button below to check out our picks. Naturally, we will update this list as and whenever must-play titles are added to Xbox Game Pass.