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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Captain Dynamo

DOS19934.1/5 Codemasters
castlevania-1

Castlevania

DOS19903.9/5 Distinctive Software
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Clyde's Adventure

DOS1992freeware3.5/5 Moonlite Software
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Clyde's Revenge

DOS1995freeware3/5 Moonlite 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!

DOS1990protected4.2/5 id software
keen4-1

Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle

DOS1991protected4/5 id software
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Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine

DOS1991protected4/5 id software
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is a science fiction action oriented platform game designed by Tom Hall, developed by id Software and released by Apogee Software in 1991 for DOS only. Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is part of the Commander Keen game series, specifically it's the second episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy.
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams

DOS19924/5 id software
coolspot-1

Cool Spot

DOS19944.1/5 Virgin Interactive
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Cosmic Spacehead

DOS19933.3/5 Codemasters
cosmos-adventures-1-03

Cosmo's Cosmic Adventures

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Apogee Software
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Crystal Caves

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
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Dangerous Dave

DOS1990protected4/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

DOS1991protected4.1/5 id software
dangerous-dave-goes-nutz-03

Dangerous Dave: Dave Goes Nutz!

DOS1995protected3.3/5 Softdisk Publishing
dangerous-dave-risky-rescue03

Dangerous Dave: Risky Rescue

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Softdisk Publishing
darkages-1

Dark Ages Volume I - Prince of Destiny

DOS1991freeware4/5 Scenerio Software
darkages-2-05

Dark Ages Volume II - The Undead Kingdom

DOS1991freeware3.6/5 Scenerio Software
darkages-3-03

Dark Ages Volume III - Dungeons of Doom

DOS1991freeware3.9/5 Scenerio Software
dark-castle-05

Dark Castle

DOS19873.8/5 Silicon Beach Software
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Demon Blue

DOS19924.1/5 Hirographics
aladdin-2

Disney's Aladdin

DOS19944.2/5 Virgin Interactive
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Disney's The Jungle Book

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 Virgin Interactive
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Dizzy

DOS19873.9/5 Codemasters
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Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk

DOS19934.2/5 Codemasters
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DJ Puff

DOS19933/5 Codemasters
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Doofus

DOS19944.1/5 X-ample Architectures