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.

Most popular platform games

Mega Man X4
shooterWindows XP/98/95
Duke Nukem
actionDOS
The Lion King
actionDOS

Platform games

  • manic-miner-02
    DOS1997remake3.3/5
  • mario-and-luigi-03
    DOS2001remake4.1/5
  • mario-bros-vga-02
    DOS1990remake4.2/5

    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 first saw in Donkey Kong. Mario Bros VGA is a fixed-screen platform arcade game that truly shines when played in co-op with a friend.

  • mcdonald-land-06
    DOS19923.7/5 Visual Concepts Entertainment
  • megaman-1
    DOS19903.8/5 Capcom
  • megaman3-08
    DOS19924.1/5 Hi-Tech Expressions
  • megaman-x-1
    DOS1995protected3.9/5 Capcom
  • megaman-x3-06
    Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Capcom
  • megaman-x4-05
    Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Capcom
  • metalmutant-2
    DOS19913.9/5 Silmarils
  • miami-vice-02
    DOS19893.3/5 Capstone
  • microman-adventures-win3x-04
    Windows 3.x1993freeware3.8/5
  • montezuma-revenge-04
    DOS19844.3/5 Parker Brothers
  • monuments-of-mars-02
    DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1991freeware3.3/5 Scenerio Software
  • moonwalker-03
    DOS19893.1/5 Emerald Software
  • nebulus-1
    DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
  • nickyboom-1
    DOS19924/5 Microids
  • night-hunter-06
    DOS19883.8/5 UBI Soft
  • nightshift-1
    DOS19904.3/5 LucasArts
  • onslaught-07
    DOS19904/5 Arc Developments
  • pacintime-splash
    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.

  • pharaos-curse-01
    Windows 3.x1998remake3.6/5
  • pitfall-mayan-02
    Windows XP/98/9519954.1/5 Activision

    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is an abandoned action platform game set in South America and it's the fourth installment of the Pitfall series. Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure was designed by John Spinale, developed and released by Activision in 1995 for Windows, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Jaguar, etc. The Mayan Adventure is part of the ...

  • pocahontas-1
    DOS19953.2/5 Teeny Weeny Games
  • popeye2-02
    DOS19923.3/5 Bizarre Developments
  • prehistorik-1
    DOS1991protected4.1/5 Titus Interactive
  • prehistorik2-1
    DOS1993protected4.1/5 Titus Interactive
  • princeofpersia4d-4
    DOSMac19904.2/5 Broderbund

    Prince of Persia is an abandoned DOS platform game set in Middle East, developed and released by Broderbund in 1990. Designer Jordan Mechner created a game that made a lasting impression of gamers thanks to a clever use of a tecnique called rotoscoping which makes the animation of the protagonist very realistic.

  • prince-of-persia-2-b-02
  • prophecyviking-3
    DOS19913.5/5 Imagitec Design