Abandonware DOS title

Platformers: jumping and running

Platform games, also known as platformers, are a genre of video games characterized by gameplay focused on navigating a protagonist through a series of platforms and obstacles within a 2D or 3D environment. The main objective in platform games is to progress through levels, often reaching the end or completing specific objectives.

In platform games, players typically control a character who possesses the ability to jump or perform other acrobatic moves. These movements allow the character to traverse platforms, avoid obstacles, and defeat enemies or overcome challenges.

The genre originated in the early days of video gaming, with iconic titles like "Super Mario Bros" and "Donkey Kong" shaping the foundation of platformers. The success of these games led to the growth and diversification of the genre, resulting in a wide range of platform games with unique gameplay mechanics, art styles, and level designs.

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Luigi and Spaghetti

DOS19923.8/5 Topo Soft
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Lyle in Cube Sector

Windows20064.1/5
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Magic Pockets

DOS19924.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
Magic Pockets is a platform game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade Software. It was released in 1991 for the Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS platforms. In Magic Pockets, players control a character known as the Bitmap Kid, who possesses magical pockets that can produce a variety of useful items. The game is a side-scrollin...
magiclanddizzy-2

Magicland Dizzy

DOS19933.9/5 Codemasters
manic-miner-02

Manic Miner remake

DOS1997remake3.8/5
Manic Miner is a quintessential platformer game that emerged in the early 1980s, developed by Matthew Smith for the ZX Spectrum. It stands as a hallmark of the 8-bit gaming era, celebrated for its innovative design and enduring charm. This is a quite faithful remake.In Manic Miner, you guide Miner Willy through a series of twenty treacherous cavern...
mario-and-luigi-03

Mario and Luigi

DOS2001remake4/5
mario-bros-vga-02

Mario Bros VGA

DOS1990remake3.8/5
Mario Bros VGA is a fan made remake of the original Mario Bros by Nintendo, the game that popularized the character of Mario, the Italian plumber that first appeared in Donkey Kong. Mario Bros VGA is a fixed-screen platform arcade game that truly shines when played in co-op with a friend.
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McDonald Land

DOS19923.6/5 Visual Concepts Entertainment
megaman-1

Mega Man

DOS19903.9/5 Capcom
megaman3-08

Mega Man 3

DOS19924/5 Hi-Tech Expressions
megaman-x-1

Mega Man X

DOS1995protected4/5 Capcom
megaman-x3-06

Mega Man X3

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Capcom
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Mega Man X4

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Capcom
Mega Man X4 is an abandoned side scrolling action-platform video game that was released for Windows, the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1997 and 1998. Mega Man X4 is part of the Mega Man X series, which is a spin-off of the original Mega Man series, and it was developed by Capcom. Mega Man X4 is set in a dystopian future where h...
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Metal Mutant

DOS19914.1/5 Silmarils
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Miami Vice

DOS19893.4/5 Capstone
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MicroMan

Windows 3.x1993freeware3.9/5
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Monster Bash

DOS1993protected3.3/5 Apogee Software
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Montezuma's Revenge

DOS19844.2/5 Parker Brothers
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Monuments of Mars

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1991freeware3.3/5 Scenerio Software
moonwalker-03

Moonwalker

DOS19893.1/5 Emerald Software
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Nebulus

DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
Nebulus, also known as Tower Toppler in some regions, is a classic video game released in the 1980s. It was developed by John M. Phillips and published by Hewson Consultants. The game was initially released for various home computer systems, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, and others. It later saw ports to different platforms. Neb...
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Nicky Boom

DOS19924/5 Microids
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Night Hunter

DOS19883.8/5 UBI Soft
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Night Shift

DOS19904.2/5 LucasArts
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Onslaught

DOS19904/5 Arc Developments
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Pac-in-Time

DOS19933.8/5 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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Pharoah's Curse

Windows 3.x1998remake4/5
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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Windows XP/98/9519954.1/5 Activision
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a platform video game that was originally released in 1994. It is a sequel to the classic 1982 game Pitfall! but features updated graphics and gameplay mechanics. The game was developed by Activision and initially released for various platforms, including PC, the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNE...
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Pocahontas

DOS19953.2/5 Teeny Weeny Games
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Popeye 2

DOS19923.3/5 Bizarre Developments