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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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Duke Nukem II

Views: 5,3261993SharewareSidescrolling Apogee Software
Between the original, classic Duke and the kickass Duke Nukem 3D came the unheralded sequel, Duke II. (Which really … VIEW

Dunjax

Views: 1,6691990SharewareSidescrolling Jeff Mather
Dunjax is not a dungeon-crawling / RPG as you might surmise from its name. Instead it is a side-scrolling run and gun … VIEW

Electroman

Views: 2,3371994SharewareSidescrolling xLand GamesEpic Megagames
Originally published in Poland under the name "Electro Body", this is one of the games that Epic Megagames (in their … VIEW

Elfland

Views: 2,0491992SharewareSidescrolling Bog Turtle Games
Elfland is a neat little EGA platform game, seemingly inspired by games like Captain Comic and Commander Keen; it looks … VIEW

Fantastic Roboworld

Views: 2,2721997FreewareSidescrolling Pegtop Entertainment
Fantastic Roboworld is a game which appears at first to be quite simple, but it has, in addition to its tremendous … VIEW

Fire & Ice

A VGA run'n'jumper with nice graphics and a neat premise: You ("Cool Coyote"?) throw ice balls at enemies to freeze … VIEW

Framed

Views: 1,8701995SharewareSidescrolling Machination
Framed is an unusual platforming / adventure game. The story is that you have been FRAMED, and your mission is to escape … VIEW

Game With No Name

Views: 2,2601995FreewareSidescrolling Darren Heaton
This is a quite interesting and unique text-mode game. (That is, a game created using only the ASCII character set.) … VIEW

Gateworld

Views: 2,6341995SharewareSidescrolling Homebrew Software
My first thought when playing this game was "Alright! It looks like Duke Nukem!". GateWorld has undoubtedly been largely … VIEW

Giana Sisters 32k

Views: 2,7261998FreewareSidescrolling Rainer Sinsch
Giana Sisters was apparently a popular game on the Commodore64 computer, and it was also fan-ported to PCs so the game … VIEW

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