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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Prehistorik

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Titus Interactive
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Prehistorik 2

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Titus Interactive
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Prince of Persia

DOSMac OS19904.2/5 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.
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Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame

DOSMac OS19934.1/5 Broderbund
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Prophecy: The Viking Child

DOS19913.5/5 Imagitec Design
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Pyjamarama

Windows2004remake3.4/5
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Rad Warrior

DOS19864/5 Palace Software
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Rastan

DOS19903.5/5 Taito
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Realms of Chaos

DOSMac OSLinux1995protected4/5 Apogee Software
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Rick Dangerous

DOS19894.3/5 Core Design
Rick Dangerous is an action-packed platformer game set in the 1940s. As the fearless explorer Rick, you'll navigate treacherous environments, avoid deadly traps, and defeat enemies to uncover ancient treasures. With retro graphics and challenging gameplay, it's a must-play for platforming enthusiasts.
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Rick Dangerous 2

DOS19904.2/5 Core Design
Rick Dangerous 2 is a clear example of a sequel done right. Developed by Core Design and released in 1990 on a plethora of platforms, Rick Dangerous 2 is a classic platform game with a (linear) story. The first levels can be played in any order: an ice cave, Hyde Park in London, a forest and the atomic mud mines. The fifth level will become availab...
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Risky Woods

DOS1992protected4/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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Rolling Ronny

DOS19913.6/5 Starbyte Software
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Santa's Xmas Caper

DOS19933.4/5 Zeppelin Games
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Satan

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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Secret Agent

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
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Seymour Goes to Hollywood

DOS19933.8/5 The Big Red Software Company
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Shadow Knights

DOS19903.6/5 Softdisk Publishing
sleepwalker-03

Sleepwalker

DOS1993protected3.9/5 CTA Developments
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Soccer Kid

DOS19953.9/5 Krisalis
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Starquake

DOS19884/5 Bubble Bus Software
Starquake is a weird DOS science fiction platform game developed by Bubble Bus Software in 1988 and designed by Stephen Crow and Dave Collins. The Commodore 64 version boasts a wonderful soundtrack. Unfortunately, the PC version comes with CGA graphics and no soundtrack.
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Stormlord

DOS19893.9/5 Hewson Consultants
Stormlord is an abandoned DOS platform game set in a fantasy world, developed and published by Hewson Consultants in 1989 and designed by Raffaele Cecco. There was some controversy about the scantily clothed fairies in the game.
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Strider

DOS19893.6/5 Capcom
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Super Cauldron

DOS19923.9/5 Titus Interactive
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Super Mariio Bros

DOS1994remake4.2/5
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Super Mario Fusion: Revival

Windows2011freewareremake3.9/5
Super Mario Fusion: Revival is a freeware fan-made game project that aims to combine elements from various classic video games, primarily the Super Mario series and the Sonic the Hedgehog series, into a single game. It's essentially a crossover fan game where players can experience levels and gameplay mechanics inspired by both franchises. The...
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Super Solvers: Challenge of the Ancient Empires

DOS19904/5 The Learning Company
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Super Star Wars

DOS19924.1/5 LucasArts
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Superfrog

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Team 17
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Superman: The Man of Steel

DOS19892.7/5 Tynesoft Computer Software