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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Duck Tales: The Quest for Gold

DOS19904.1/5 Incredible technologies
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Duke Nukem

DOS19914.1/5 Apogee Software
Duke Nukem 1 was released in 1991 by Apogee Software for MS-DOS, and it marked the beginning of the Duke Nukem franchise. Duke Nukem is a side-scrolling action platformer game with a sci-fi theme. In this original game, players control Duke Nukem, a muscular action hero tasked with saving the world from the evil Dr. Proton. Dr. Proton has taken con...
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Duke Nukem 2

DOS19934.2/5 Apogee Software
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Dylan Dog: Murderers

DOS19923.7/5 Simulmondo
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Earthworm Jim

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Shiny Entertainment
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Earthworm Jim 2

DOS1996protected4.4/5 Shiny Entertainment
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Electroman

DOS1992freeware3.1/5 xLand Games
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Elvira: the Arcade Game

DOS19913.9/5 Flair Software
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Extreme Shopper

Windows 3.x20002.5/5
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Eye of Horus

DOS19894.1/5 Denton Designs
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Fantastic Dizzy

DOS19944/5 Codemasters
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Fantasy World Dizzy

DOS19914.1/5 Codemasters
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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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Fire and Ice

DOS19934.1/5 Graftgold
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First Samurai

DOS19923.9/5 Vivid Image
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Flashback: The Quest for Identity

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Delphine software
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Framed

DOS19954/5 Machination
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Frankenstein

DOS19944.2/5 Junkyard
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Freddy Hardest

DOS19883.6/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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Fury of the Furries

DOS19934/5 Kalisto Entertainment
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Game Over

DOS19882.9/5 Dinamic Multimedia
Game Over is an abandoned side scrolling shooter/platform game designed by Ignacio Ruiz Tejedor, Pedro Sudón Aguilar, developed and released by Dinamic Multimedia in 1988 for DOS. Game Over isn't exactly one of the best games ever made... be prepared for clunky controls and repetitive level design that may test your patience.
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Gateworld

DOS19933.1/5 HomeBrew Software
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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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Gods

DOS19914.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
Gods is a video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and initially released in 1991. It is a platformer that combines action and puzzle-solving elements. The game was originally released for various platforms, including the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS.In Gods, players control a hero navigating through a series of levels filled with enemi...
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Goody

DOS19873.5/5 Opera Soft
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Halloween Harry

DOS1993freeware4.2/5 Interactive Binary Illusions
Halloween Harry is a DOS science fiction multi-directional scroller shooter game. Halloween Harry - later renamed Alien Carnage - was published by Apogee, developed by Interactive Binary Illusions and designed by John Passfield and Robert Crane.
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Hard Hat Mack

DOS19843.9/5
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Hercules

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 Eurocom Developments
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Hocus Pocus

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Apogee Software
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Home Alone

DOS19913.9/5 Manley Associates