Abandonware DOS title

Platformers: jumping and running sorted by release date

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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Williams Arcade Classics

DOS19953.8/5 Digital Eclipse Software
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Zorro

DOS19953.3/5 Capstone
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Asterix and Obelix

DOS19964.2/5 Infogrames
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Earthworm Jim 2

DOS1996protected4.4/5 Shiny Entertainment
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Inner Worlds

DOSLinux19963.7/5 Sleepless Software
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Iron Blood

DOS19964.1/5 Family Production
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The Smurfs

DOSWindows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Infogrames
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Bubble Pop

DOS19973.3/5 Software of Sweden
Bubble Pop by Software of Sweden is a platform game that follows the classic bubble-popping mechanics similar to other popular games in the genre (Bubble Bobble...). Bubble Pop was published in 1997 by Webfoot Technologies for DOS only.
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Hercules

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 Eurocom Developments
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Lucky Luke

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 Infogrames
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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...
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Jump 'n Bump

DOS1998freeware3.6/5 Brainchild Design
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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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Pharoah's Curse

Windows 3.x1998remake4/5
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Jet Set Willy remake

DOS1999freewareremake3.6/5
Jet Set Willy is a classic platform video game released for various home computers in the 1980s. It was developed by Matthew Smith and published by Software Projects for the ZX Spectrum in 1984. The game is the sequel to Manic Miner, another popular title created by Smith. This is a remake.In Jet Set Willy, players control the protagonist, Willy, w...
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Extreme Shopper

Windows 3.x20002.5/5
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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Windows XP/98/952001remake4/5
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Mario and Luigi

DOS2001remake4/5
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Ghosts 'n Goblins remake

Windows2004freewareremake4.1/5
Ghosts 'n Goblins is an iconic arcade game developed by Capcom, first released in 1985. It’s widely remembered for its challenging gameplay and its distinct horror-fantasy aesthetic. This is a faithful remake.In Ghosts 'n Goblins, players assume the role of Sir Arthur, a brave knight on a perilous quest to rescue Princess Prin-Prin, who has b...
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Pyjamarama

Windows2004remake3.4/5
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Lyle in Cube Sector

Windows20064.1/5
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Finders Keepers

Windows2007remake3/5
Finders Keepers is an abandoned free platformer game with a medieval setting. It's a remake of the original Finders Keepers, developed by David Jones and released by Mastertronic in 1985 for a number of 8 bit platforms (C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC).
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Ardentryst

WindowsLinux20094.1/5
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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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Bagman

Windows2013freewareremake3.9/5