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Category description: Today more often referred to as a "platformer" or "platform game", Super Mario inspired countless other games where the primary mechanic involves running, jumping, and sometimes even flying around the levels. Commander Keen, the unofficial mascot of the site, was an early example on the PC.
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Monster Bash

Views: 6,0211993SharewareSidescrolling Apogee Software
This is another of Apogee's EGA sidescrollers. This one is lesser known because it was a bit outdated when it was … VIEW

Monuments of Mars

Views: 4,1021991Full versionSidescrolling Scenario SoftwareApogee Software
One of two follow ups to the classic Pharoah's Tomb game that uses the same engine (Arctic Adventure is the other one), … VIEW

Mutant Earth

Views: 2,5081997SharewareSidescrolling RocSoft
Mutant Earth is a game that clearly takes inspiration from popular shareware platformers, perhaps most notably Duke … VIEW

Numjump

Views: 2,8332017FreewareSidescrolling Daniel Remar
Numjump is a short and simple but interesting platforming / puzzle game. It uses simple ASCII characters in text mode … VIEW

Orion Odyssey and the Search for the Magic Ankh

Views: 2,2201991SharewareSidescrolling Billy Dalrymple
Orion Odyssey is a platforming game which seems to be heavily influenced by Captain Comic which was released only a few … VIEW

Packrat

Views: 3,6761992SharewareSidescrolling Steve Blanding
AKA "The Pack Rat", this is a rather basic jumping game. Here you play the role of a rat who must run and jump through … VIEW

Peach's Dream

Views: 3,5181993FreewareSidescrolling MWD Software
This is a good-looking VGA sidescrolling game with some adventure elements, as well. You're play the hero on her quest … VIEW

Pharoah's Tomb

It's a classic! Apogee Software (who went on to publish Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, and many other famous games) … VIEW

Pickle Wars

Views: 4,1411994Full versionSidescrolling Redwood GamesMVP Software
Pickle Wars is a sidescrolling shooting, jumping, and item collection game. The gameplay itself is fairly basic, the … VIEW

Platform Heels

Views: 2,2551991SharewareSidescrolling Ian Warmby
This text-mode platforming game has you controlling "Heels" (a robot apparently) which needs to navigate its way through … VIEW

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