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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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: the Action Game

DOS19893.8/5 Tiertex Design Studios
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Livingstone 2

DOS19893.9/5 Opera Soft
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Miami Vice

DOS19893.4/5 Capstone
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Moonwalker

DOS19893/5 Emerald Software
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Rick Dangerous

DOS19894.2/5 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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Satan

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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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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Superman: The Man of Steel

DOS19892.7/5 Tynesoft Computer Software
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

DOS19893.6/5 Konami
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) is an arcade game released in 1989 by Konami. It is based on the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The game was initially released as a coin-operated arcade game and later adapted for various home gaming platforms. The game follows the adventures of the four anthropomorphic turtles who must emb...
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Ulises

DOS19893.5/5 Opera Soft
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Alpha Waves

DOS19903.9/5 Infogrames
Alpha Waves (also known as Continuum) was the ultimate relaxing experience for PC. As a platform game, Alpha Waves it's an ok game; not bad, not very good, but if you consider the whole relaxing experience, it's worth a try. Alpha Waves stands the test of time, after all these years it's still fairly playable. Try it on a lazy evening and you might...
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Castlevania

DOS19903.9/5 Distinctive Software
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Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

DOS19904.2/5 id software
Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars is a platform video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1990 as shareware for MS-DOS. The game follows the adventures of an eight-year-old genius named Billy Blaze, who uses his homemade spaceship to travel to various alien planets to save the Earth from alien invaders known as V...
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Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes

DOS1990protected4/5 id software
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Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS1990protected4.1/5 id software
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Dangerous Dave

DOS1990protected3.9/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Duck Tales: The Quest for Gold

DOS19904.1/5 Incredible technologies
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Horror Zombies from the Crypt

DOS19903.8/5 Astral Software
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Joust VGA

DOS1990remake4.4/5
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Mario Bros VGA

DOS1990remake3.9/5
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 that first appeared in Donkey Kong. Mario Bros VGA is a fixed-screen platform arcade game that truly shines when played in co-op with a friend.
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Mega Man

DOS19903.9/5 Capcom
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Night Shift

DOS19904.3/5 LucasArts
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Onslaught

DOS19904/5 Arc Developments
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Prince of Persia

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.
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Rastan

DOS19903.5/5 Taito
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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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Shadow Knights

DOS19903.7/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Super Solvers: Challenge of the Ancient Empires

DOS19904.1/5 The Learning Company