Abandonware DOS title

The most popular platform games

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.

biomenace-2

Bio Menace Episode 1: Dr. Mangle's Lab

DOS1993freeware4/5 Apogee Software
abuse-05

Abuse

DOSLinuxMac OS1995freeware3.9/5 Crack dot Com
home-alone-2-2

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

DOS19924/5 Manley Associates
anotherworld-4

Another World

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Delphine software
rickdangerous2-3

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...
coolspot-1

Cool Spot

DOS19944.1/5 Virgin Interactive
blackthorne-5

Blackthorne

DOS19944.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
Blackthorne is a sci-fi / fantasy abandoned action platform game designed by Ronald Millar, developed by Blizzard Entertainment (yes, the creators of Diablo and World of Warcraft) and was released by Interplay Productions in 1994 for DOS and Mac. Blackthorne was also published for SNES, Sega 32X, Game Boy Advance and other systems.
zeliard-3

Zeliard

DOS19904/5 Game Arts
Zeliard is a fantasy platformer - JRPG hybrid with metroidvania gameplay elements developed by Game Arts and released for DOS in 1990. Zeliard is a single-player game.
giana-3

The Great Giana Sisters

DOS1987remake4/5
The Great Giana Sisters is a platform video game developed by Time Warp Productions and published by Rainbow Arts. It was originally released in 1987 for the Commodore 64 and other platforms, and later unofficially ported to MS-DOS.The game follows the adventures of two sisters, Giana and Maria, as they journey through a dream world filled with var...
hocuspocus-1

Hocus Pocus

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Apogee Software
beverly-hills-cop-02

Beverly Hills Cop

DOS19903.2/5 Tynesoft Computer Software
The Beverly Hills Cop video game by Tynesoft is an action-adventure game based on the popular film franchise starring Eddie Murphy. It was released in 1990 for various home computer platforms, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC.In the game, players take on the role of Axel Foley, the wise-cracking detective played by Murphy in...
flashback-1

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Delphine software
nightshift-1

Night Shift

DOS19904.2/5 LucasArts
indy3action-3

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: the Action Game

DOS19893.9/5 Tiertex Design Studios
dukenukem2-4

Duke Nukem 2

DOS19934.2/5 Apogee Software
duck-tales-gold-02

Duck Tales: The Quest for Gold

DOS19904.1/5 Incredible technologies
nebulus-1

Nebulus

DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
Nebulus, also known as Tower Toppler in some regions, is a classic video game released in the 1980s. It was developed by John M. Phillips and published by Hewson Consultants. The game was initially released for various home computer systems, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, and others. It later saw ports to different platforms. Neb...
thehumans-2

The Humans

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Imagitec Design
inner-worlds-08

Inner Worlds

DOSLinux19963.7/5 Sleepless Software
impossible-mission-2-1

Impossible Mission 2

DOS19884.2/5 Novotrade Software
bluesbrothers1-2

The Blues Brothers

DOS19914.2/5 Titus Interactive
The Blues Brothers is a platformer that follows the adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues as they try to put their band back together. The player controls one of the Blues Brothers through various levels, each filled with obstacles, enemies, and puzzles. The ultimate goal is to collect musical notes and instruments to assemble the band. develope...
elviraarcade-1

Elvira: the Arcade Game

DOS19913.9/5 Flair Software
zool-3

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.
teenagemutant-2

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...
crystalcaves2-1

Crystal Caves

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
jet-set-willy-remake-05

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...
gng-remake-02

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...
titusthefox-1

Titus the Fox

DOS1992protected4.2/5 Titus Interactive
Titus the Fox is a DOS horizontal scrolling platform game developed by Titus Interactive in 1992. As Titus, you have to advance through 15 levels to rescue your beloved Suzy who has been kidnapped. The player can interact with objects by throwing them at foes, or jumping higher. There are bosses at the end of each level and secret rooms spread acro...