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
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Duke Nukem
The Lion King

Platform games

  • pijamarama-01
  • rad-warrior-04
    DOS19863.8/5 Palace Software
  • rastan-05
    DOS19903.6/5 Taito
  • rickdangerous-2
    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.

  • rickdangerous2-3
    DOS19904.1/5 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...

  • risky-woods-02
    DOS1992protected4/5 Dinamic Multimedia
  • rolling-ronny-03
    DOS19913.5/5 Starbyte Software
  • santa-xmas-caper-02
    DOS19933.2/5 Zeppelin Games
  • satan-02
    DOS19893/5 Dinamic Multimedia
  • secretagent-6
    DOS1992protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
  • seymour-hollywood-02
    DOS19933.8/5 The Big Red Software Company
  • shadow-knights-02
    DOS19903.7/5 Softdisk Publishing
  • sleepwalker-03
    DOS1993protected3.9/5 CTA Developments
  • soccer-kid-01
    DOS19953.9/5 Krisalis
  • starquake-1
    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.

  • stormlord-02
    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.

  • strider-2
    DOS19893.5/5 Capcom
  • super-cauldron-02
    DOS19923.9/5 Titus Interactive
  • super-mario-bros-03
  • super-mario-fusion-revival-02

    Super Mario Fusion Revival is a remake of the popular Super Mario platform game by Nintendo. SMFR was released in 2011, designed and developed by SMFR Team.

  • challenge-ancient-empires-02
    DOS19904.1/5 The Learning Company
  • super-star-wars-01
    DOS19924.1/5 LucasArts
  • superfrog-06
    DOS1994protected3.5/5 Team 17
  • superman-03
    DOS19892.7/5 Tynesoft Computer Software
  • teenagemutant-2
    DOS19893.6/5 Konami
  • amazingspiderman-1
    DOS19903.9/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
  • bluesbrothers1-1
    DOS19914.2/5 Titus Interactive
  • bluesbrothers2-1
    DOS19933.8/5 Titus Interactive
  • castle-malvado-02
  • coolcroc-2
    DOS19923.9/5 Arcade Masters