I think "Beyond the Ice Palace" can be considered as the mother of the jump 'n' run genre. This very old classic was some sort of follow up to the legendary "Ghosts 'n' Goblins". It's the first decent platformer released for the ST. This game was in the first batch of games I played on the ST when I was a kid. And it was one of the few I was scared to play. Now, when playing it again after so long, I understand why. It's nerve wreckin! The story is the usual. The balance between good and evil has been disturbed and it's your job to get rid of the evil demons and save the people of the forest! Stupid story? Who cares?