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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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Numjump

Views: 3,5662017FreewareSidescrolling 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: 2,9231991SharewareSidescrolling 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: 4,6371992SharewareSidescrolling 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: 4,2301993FreewareSidescrolling 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: 5,1871994Full 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: 2,8171991SharewareSidescrolling Ian Warmby
This text-mode platforming game has you controlling "Heels" (a robot apparently) which needs to navigate its way through … VIEW

Plumber No More

Views: 3,6292018FreewareSidescrolling Jani Nykänen
This modern (2018) DOS game was conceived by its author as "a short, meaningless platformer programmed for MS-DOS", the … VIEW

Prehistorik 2

Views: 1,8311993DemoSidescrolling Titus Interactive
Prehistorik 2 is a platforming game with simple controls and gameplay, but a lot of polish. You are a caveman and need … VIEW

Prigodi Pionerki Kseni

Views: 5,1871991FreewareSidescrolling Yuri Lesiuk
You've no doubt played the original Captain Comic. It's a classic game and early example of how DOS could handle … VIEW

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