Abandonware DOS title

The best side-scroller games

A side-scroller (or horizontal scrolling) is a video game in which the action is shown in a side perspective and the environment scrolls mainly on an horizontal axis. Characters usually have to move from the left to the right side of the screen to go on in the game.
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Heroes of the Lance

DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
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Castlevania

DOS19903.9/5 Distinctive Software
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Crystal Caves

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
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Vengeance of Excalibur

DOS19913.9/5 Synergistic Software
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Home Alone

DOS19913.9/5 Manley Associates
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Zool

DOS19923.9/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
Zool was to Amiga what Sonic was for Sega consoles: a cool protagonist (a ninja of the Nth dimension!) for a high adrenaline action platformer. Zool was designed by George Allen and published by Gremlin in 1992 and it was an instant success. It was ported for many platforms, DOS included, and followed by Zool 2 in 1993.
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Baby Joe in: Going Home

DOS19913.9/5 Loriciels
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Hercules

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 Eurocom Developments
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Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

DOS19893.9/5 Psygnosis
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Super Cauldron

DOS19923.9/5 Titus Interactive
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Uridium

DOS19883.9/5 Graftgold
Uridium is a classic shoot 'em up video game that was originally developed by Andrew Braybrook and published by Hewson Consultants in 1986 for various home computer platforms (including MS-DOS). In Uridium, players control a spaceship known as the Manta, and the objective is to destroy a series of enemy spacecraft, as well as ground-based inst...
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Dark Ages Volume III - Dungeons of Doom

DOS1991freeware3.9/5 Scenerio Software
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Cougar Force

DOS19903.9/5 Coktel Vision
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Elvira: the Arcade Game

DOS19913.9/5 Flair Software
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Jazz Jackrabbit Holiday Hare

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Epic MegaGames
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Secret Agent

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
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First Samurai

DOS19923.9/5 Vivid Image
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Blood Money

DOS19903.9/5 DMA Design
Blood Money is an abandoned classic sci-fi themed side-scrolling shoot'em up. Blood Money was designed by David Jones, developed by DMA Design and released by Psygnosis in 1990 for DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, C64. Blood Money features different vehicles for different levels, power ups and an energy bar that depletes when colliding with enemies or the env...
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Mega Man

DOS19903.9/5 Capcom
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Double Dribble

DOS19903.9/5 Novotrade Software
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The Amazing Spider-Man

DOS19903.9/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
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Armor Alley

DOSMac OS19913.9/5
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Ranx: The Video Game

DOS19903.9/5 UBI Soft
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Dragons of Flame

DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
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Creatures Village

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2001protected3.8/5 Creature Labs
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Soccer Kid

DOS19953.8/5 Krisalis
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Captain Comic, The Adventures of

DOS1988freeware3.8/5