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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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Willy the Worm

Views: 4,7281985SharewareSidescrolling Alan Farmer
Back in 1985, when this game was released, it was probably quite decent. Today it seems very, very dated. The "graphics" … VIEW

Willy the Worm Part II: The Big Trip Home

Views: 3,8921987SharewareSidescrolling Alan Farmer
Willy the Worm Part II: The Big Trip Home is the sequel to the mostly-unknown Willy the Worm. The gameplay in the second … VIEW

Xargon

Views: 7,6151994Full versionSidescrolling Epic Megagames
Xargon is a side-scrolling platform / action / adventure game from Epic, it looks like it uses a modified version of the … VIEW

Yo! Joe: Beat the Ghosts

Views: 3251993DemoSidescrolling ScipioHudson Soft
Yo! Joe is a game that was ported from its original home on Amiga computers, a fact which becomes obvious once you look … VIEW

Yogho Yogho

Views: 6,0371995FreewareSidescrolling CampinaScore Games
Yogho Yogho is a game released by European dairy foods company Campina. They apparently commissioned this game in 1995 … VIEW

Z-Tech ANSI Man

Views: 2,7771992FreewareSidescrolling Anonymous / Unknown
Z-Tech ANSI Man is a simplistic textmode-based platforming game. It runs super fast on default DOSBox settings so the … VIEW

Zipman 3

Views: 2,8171994SharewareSidescrolling Zipteam
Zipman 3 (no idea if episodes 1-2 ever were released) has the germ of a good game (decent sprite-based graphics and … VIEW

Zool

Zool ("Ninja of the 'Nth' dimension") is a colorful platforming game with prominent product placement for Chupa Chups … VIEW

Zorro

Views: 4,8821995DemoSidescrolling Capstone Software
Zorro is based on the masked outlaw character. Basically, the game is a blatant rip-off of Prince of Persia. It's almost … VIEW

Zyclunt

Views: 4,4141995DemoSidescrolling Phantagram
Zyclunt (also known as "Blade Warrior") is a side-scrolling fighting / platformer where you battle lots of robots, … VIEW

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