Abandonware DOS title

Side-scrolling games

A side-scroller (or horizontal scrolling) is a video game in which the action is shown in a side perspective and the environment scrolls mainly on an horizontal axis. Characters usually have to move from the left to the right side of the screen to go on in the game.
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Uridium

DOS19883.9/5 Graftgold
Uridium is a classic shoot 'em up video game that was originally developed by Andrew Braybrook and published by Hewson Consultants in 1986 for various home computer platforms (including MS-DOS). In Uridium, players control a spaceship known as the Manta, and the objective is to destroy a series of enemy spacecraft, as well as ground-based inst...
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Vengeance of Excalibur

DOS19913.9/5 Synergistic Software
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Viz

DOS19912.6/5
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Vynil Goddess from Mars

DOS19953.8/5 Six Pound Sledge Studios
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Warriors of Legend

DOS19934/5 Synergistic Software
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Wings of Fury

DOS19894.1/5 Broderbund
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Wizball

DOS19873.6/5 Sensible Software
Wizball is a  shoot 'em up video game developed by Sensible Software and originally released for various home computer platforms in 1987. The game was published by Ocean Software.In Wizball, players control a wizard who rides a magical green ball. The wizard's mission is to restore color to the world, which has been drained of its vibrant...
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Wolfsbane

DOS19953.2/5 Midnight Software
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Wrath of the Demon

DOS19914.2/5 Abstrax
Wrath of the Demon is a fantasy action-adventure game developed by the Canadian company Abstrax and published by ReadySoft. The game was released in 1991 for the Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS platforms, with a later release for the Commodore 64 in 1992. The game is set in a dark fantasy world where players take on the role of a hero on a quest t...
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Xargon

DOS1993freeware4/5 Epic MegaGames
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Xatax

DOS19944/5 Pixel Painters Corporation
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Xenocide

DOS19903.7/5 Pangea Software
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Xenophage: Alien BloodSport

DOS1996freeware3.9/5 Argo Games
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Xerix II: The Caverns of Mars

DOS19943/5 Twilight
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Zool

DOS19923.9/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
Zool was to Amiga what Sonic was for Sega consoles: a cool protagonist (a ninja of the Nth dimension!) for a high adrenaline action platformer. Zool was designed by George Allen and published by Gremlin in 1992 and it was an instant success. It was ported for many platforms, DOS included, and followed by Zool 2 in 1993.
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Zool 2

DOS19943.7/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
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Zorro

DOS19953.3/5 Capstone
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Zyclunt

DOS19953.5/5 Phantagram
Zyclunt is a side-scrolling action game developed and published by Phantagram in 1995. The game is set in a dystopian future where incurable diseases and a rise in criminal activities have brought society to the brink of collapse. In this setting, advanced genetic engineering has led to the creation of cybernetic organisms, or cyborgs, which have b...