Abandonware DOS title

Vertical scrolling games sorted by release date

A vertical-scroller is a video game in which the action is shown in a top down perspective and the environment scrolls from top to bottom. Characters usually don't have to move to scroll the screen (expecially in shoot'em ups).

Most popular vertical-scroller games

Xenon 2: Megablast
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Raiden
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Star Goose!
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donkey-bas-02

Donkey BAS

DOS19813.8/5 Microsoft
fleetsweep-1

Fleet Sweep

DOS19833.2/5 Mirror Images Software
space-miner-03

Space Miner

DOS19833.5/5
spyhunter-1

Spy Hunter

DOS19843.7/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
knightmare-2

Knightmare

DOS19863.6/5 Konami
guerrilla-war-01

Guerrilla War

DOS19873.5/5 SNK Corporation
airborne-ranger-04

Airborne Ranger

DOS19884.2/5 MicroProse Software
ikari-warriors-2-03

Ikari Warriors 2: Victory Road

DOS19883.6/5 SNK Corporation
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...
Silpheed-02

Silpheed

DOS19884/5 Game Arts
stargoose-1

Star Goose!

DOS19884/5 Logotron
Star Goose is a classic video game developed by Logotron and released in 1988 for various home computer systems of that era, including the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. It is a top-down, vertically scrolling shooter that combines elements of shoot 'em up gameplay with exploration and power-up mechanics.
xenon-1

Xenon

DOS19883.9/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon, released in 1988, was a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers. Xenon was initially released for the Commodore 64, and later, it was ported to other platforms, including DOS, the ZX Spectrum and Amiga.In Xenon, players control a futuristic tank-like craft and navigate through levels filled with enemy ve...
jamesbondlicence-3

007: License to Kill

DOS19894/5 Quixel
actionfighter-1

Action Fighter

DOS19893.9/5 Sega
ajax-1

Ajax

DOS19893.4/5 Konami
ballistix-05

Ballistix

DOS19893.8/5 Reflections Interactive
heavy-barrel-02

Heavy Barrel

DOS19893.4/5 Data East
if-it-moves-shoot-02

If It Moves, Shoot It!

DOS19893.3/5 Emerald Software
jackal-03

Jackal

DOS19894.1/5 Konami
last-duel-03

Last Duel: Inter Planet War 2012

DOS19893.5/5 Capcom
skyshark-04

Sky Shark

DOS19893.6/5 Toaplan
star-wars-2-04

Star Wars 2

DOS19894.1/5
toobin-2

Toobin

DOS19894.1/5 Domark Software
Toobin is an abandoned action game developed by Domark Software and released in 1989. Toobin runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy Color, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum. It's a conversion from a popular arcade game (at the time).
dawn-raiders-02

Dawn Raider

DOS19903.6/5 Softstar Entertainment
ikari-warriors-3-04

Ikari III: The Rescue

DOS19903.5/5 SNK Corporation
mystical-04

Mystical

DOS1990protected3.5/5 Infogrames
nightshift-1

Night Shift

DOS19904.2/5 LucasArts
xenon2-4

Xenon 2: Megablast

DOS19904.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon 2: Megablast is a classic shoot'em up developed by Bitmap Brothers and released by Image Works in 1990 for DOS and for a plethora of other systems. Xenon was good, Xenon 2 was far better. Compared to today standards Xenon 2 is perhaps a mediocre shoot 'em up, but at the time every shooter fan loved it. Plus, it was developed by Bitmap Brother...
madtv-1

Mad TV

DOS1991freeware3.8/5 Rainbow Arts