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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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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Castlevania

DOS19903.9/5 Distinctive Software
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Crystal Caves

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
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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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Mega Man

DOS19903.9/5 Capcom
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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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Pac-in-Time

DOS19933.9/5 Kalisto Entertainment
Pac-in-Time is an abandoned action side-scrolling platformer game developed by Kalisto Entertainment and released by Mindscape in 1993 for DOS. Pac-in-time was but also published for other platforms such as Amiga, Game Boy, Mac, SNES. Pac-in-Time is essentially Fury of the Furries reskinned with Pac-Man as the main character.
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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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Dalek Attack

DOS19923.9/5 Alternative Software
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The Amazing Spider-Man

DOS19903.9/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
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Armor Alley

DOSMac19913.9/5
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European Championship 1992

DOS19923.9/5 Tecmo
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Dragons of Flame

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

Windows XP/98/95Mac2001protected3.8/5 Creature Labs
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Soccer Kid

DOS19953.8/5 Krisalis