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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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Magic Pockets

The Bitmap Brothers were well known for their distinctive artistic style, and it's on full display here in the … VIEW

MagiDuck

Views: 3,8662015FreewareSidescrolling Toni Svenström
MagiDuck is an interesting platforming game starring, yes, a magical duck. It uses a special tweaked CGA mode (40x25 … VIEW

Mario & Luigi

Views: 7,8401994FreewareSidescrolling Wiering Software
Mario & Luigi is a clone of the popular Super Mario Bros game for the NES. The game has an interesting backstory, … VIEW

Mega Man X

Views: 7,1021995DemoSidescrolling Capcom Entertainment
This demo trial version of the first of the long running Mega Man X series is quite similar to its Super Nintendo … VIEW

Mini Prince

Views: 2,7962020FreewareSidescrolling Anne Bras
Mini Prince is a cute ASCII version of the classic Prince of Persia game (original by Jordan Mechner). In this text-mode … VIEW

Monster Bash

Views: 7,4981993SharewareSidescrolling 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 This one is lesser known because it was a bit outdated when it was … VIEW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: 5,1461991Full 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: 3,4241997SharewareSidescrolling RocSoft
Mutant Earth is a game that clearly takes inspiration from popular shareware platformers, perhaps most notably Duke … VIEW

Mysterious Worlds

Views: 4671991FreewareSidescrolling MC Publications
Mysterious Worlds is a DOS port of a game that was given away on a disk included with the Amiga Fun magazine. It is … VIEW

Numjump

Views: 3,5582017FreewareSidescrolling Daniel Remar
Numjump is a short and simple but interesting platforming / puzzle game. It uses simple ASCII characters in text mode … VIEW

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