Abandonware DOS title

Side-scrolling games sorted by release date

A side-scroller (or horizontal scrolling) is a video game in which the action is shown in a side perspective and the environment scrolls mainly on an horizontal axis. Characters usually have to move from the left to the right side of the screen to go on in the game.

Most popular side-scroller games

Mega Man X4
shooterWindows XP/98/95
Mega Man
shooterDOS
Super Mariio Bros
actionDOS
defender-4

Defender

DOS19834.2/5 Williams Entertainment
moon-patrol-03

Moon Patrol

DOS19834.2/5 Irem Software Engineering
sea-dragon-02

Sea Dragon

DOS19833/5 Adventure International
stargate-1

Stargate

DOS19833.6/5 Williams Entertainment
bc-quest-for-tires-01

BC's Quest for Tires

DOS19843.6/5 Sydney Development
flightmare-04

Flightmare

DOS1984freeware3.6/5
sopwith-2

Sopwith

DOS1984freeware4.1/5 BMB Compuscience
striker-2

Striker

DOS19853.4/5
fiveasidesoccer-1

Five-a-side Indoor Soccer

DOS19863.1/5 Mastertronic
karateka-2

Karateka

DOS19864.1/5 Broderbund
Karateka is a martial arts themed action / fighting game released by Broderbund in 1986 for DOS. Karateka is the first game designed by Jordan Mechner, the father of the Prince of Persia franchise. Karateka was also published for Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, C64, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum.
ninja-mastetronic-03

Ninja

DOS19862.5/5 Acclaim Entertainment
bad-street-brawler-01

Bad Street Brawler

DOS19874/5 Beam Software
karnov-02

Karnov

DOS19873.5/5 Data East
phantis-02

Phantis

DOS19873.5/5 Dinamic Multimedia
platoon-1

Platoon

DOS19873.6/5 Ocean Software
streesportsbasketball-5

Street sports basketball

DOS19873.3/5 Epyx
super-star-ice-hockey-07

Superstar Ice Hockey

DOS19874.1/5 DesignStar Consultants
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...
wizball-02

Wizball

DOS19873.6/5 Sensible Software
Wizball is a  shoot 'em up video game developed by Sensible Software and originally released for various home computer platforms in 1987. The game was published by Ocean Software.In Wizball, players control a wizard who rides a magical green ball. The wizard's mission is to restore color to the world, which has been drained of its vibrant...
4thinches-1

4th & Inches

DOS1988protected3.2/5 Accolade
bad-dudes-02

Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja

DOS1988protected4/5 Data East
captain-comic-02

Captain Comic, The Adventures of

DOS1988freeware3.8/5
doubledragon-1

Double Dragon

DOS19884/5 Technos Japan
double-dragon-2-03

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

DOS19884.2/5 Technos Japan
freddy-hardest-03

Freddy Hardest

DOS19883.6/5 Dinamic Multimedia
gameover-1

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.
menace-02

Menace

DOS19882.8/5 DMA Design
Menace is a classic shoot 'em up video game that was developed by DMA Design, a company later known as Rockstar North, and initially released in 1988. The game was originally released for the Amiga and Atari ST home computer systems and for DOS. The player's objective is to navigate their spacecraft through various levels filled with enemy ships, o...
night-hunter-06

Night Hunter

DOS19883.8/5 UBI Soft