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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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Jetpack Christmas Special

Views: 4,8491993FreewareSidescrolling Software Creations
This special promotional freeware version of the excellent Jetpack game was released in 1993 to promote Software … VIEW

Jill of the Jungle

Views: 7,1131992Full versionSidescrolling Epic Megagames
This is the first game released by Epic after the famous ZZT series. It's still pretty cool, too. You play as Jill of … VIEW

Joe Snow

Joe Snow is an simple sidescrolling jumping game, the object of which is to get to the top line of the screen. Along … VIEW

Jumpman Lives!

Views: 4,6121991Full versionSidescrolling Dave SharplessApogee Software
Jumpman Lives! is an interesting clone of the classic Jumpman game, created by Dave Sharpless and originally published … VIEW

Kid

Views: 1,9901996FreewareSidescrolling Stephan Vogler
"Kid" is a simply named game, and a simple game. It is one of many Super Mario - inspired games which borrows several … VIEW

L. Runner II

Views: 3,1781992SharewareSidescrolling VJV Software
L. Runner II is, of course, a Lode Runner inspired platforming game. No story is given or necessary: Simply collect all … VIEW

Labrynth of Zeux

Views: 3,8921996Full versionSidescrolling Software Visions
Before the popular Megazeux game creation system was released, there was Labrynth of Zeux. (Megazeux came bundled with … VIEW

Lala Prologue

Views: 3,4362012FreewareSidescrolling Mojon Twins, The
Lala Prologue (on the title screen it looks like Lala the Magical Prologue) is a platforming game with smooth, … VIEW

Larax & Zaco

Views: 5,3491996FreewareSidescrolling Zanobi Software
One of the strangest games I've seen in awhile. This was created by an Italian developer, but English documentation and … VIEW

Last Knight at Camelot

Views: 3,3851996SharewareSidescrolling Adventure Learningware
This platforming game is marketed as a "wholesome, nonviolent fun for the entire family." King Arthur needs another … VIEW

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