Side-scrolling platformer games are some of the most popular games ever made. Where would we be without Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo Entertainment System? It's too chilling of a question to even consider!

But, here's a question we will contemplate -- how are side-scrolling platformer game levels made? In this guide, we'll learn how to make our own levels using tile maps and sprites all inside of MakeCode Arcade. You'll then be able to play your own levels in the browser or even on a handheld device, such as the Adafruit Pybadge or Pybadge LC.


You can create and then play the game entirely in the web browser (we recommend Chrome) or, you can upload it to the Pybadge for an authentic handheld gaming experience!

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This guide was first published on May 10, 2019. It was last updated on Jun 03, 2019.

This page (Overview) was last updated on May 06, 2019.

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