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.

Most popular platform games

Mega Man X4
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The Lion King
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Super Mariio Bros
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Abuse

DOSLinuxMac OS1995freeware3.9/5 Crack dot Com
airball-03

Airball

DOS19873.5/5 MicroDeal
aldo2-03

Aldo Again

DOS1989remake3.8/5
aldosadventure-1

Aldo's Adventure

DOS1987remake3.8/5
aldo3-03

Aldo's Assault

DOS19913/5
alleycat-splash

Alley Cat

DOS19844.3/5 Synapse Software
Alley Cat is an arcade platform game designed by Bill Williams, developed by Synapse and released for IBM in 1984. As a cat, your goal is to jump around the neighborhood, enter apartments - each being a mini-game - to find your lost loved one.
alphawaves-1

Alpha Waves

DOS19903.9/5 Infogrames
Alpha Waves (also known as Continuum) was the ultimate relaxing experience for PC. As a platform game, Alpha Waves it's an ok game; not bad, not very good, but if you consider the whole relaxing experience, it's worth a try. Alpha Waves stands the test of time, after all these years it's still fairly playable. Try it on a lazy evening and you might...
anotherworld-4

Another World

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Delphine software
antarcticadv-1

Antarctic Adventure

DOS19863.6/5 Konami
arcticadventure-1

Arctic Adventure

DOS19913.4/5 Apogee Software
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Ardentryst

WindowsLinux20094.1/5
artura-1

Artura

DOS19893.2/5 Arcadia Systems
asterix-obelix-08

Asterix and Obelix

DOS19964.2/5 Infogrames
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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Windows XP/98/952001remake4/5
baby-joe-in-going-home-02

Baby Joe in: Going Home

DOS19913.9/5 Loriciels
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Bagman

Windows2013freewareremake3.9/5
barbarian-1

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

DOS19893.9/5 Psygnosis
barbie-01

Barbie

DOS19923.4/5 Imagineering Inc.
beethoven2-02

Beethoven 2

DOS19933/5 Rozner Labs Software Group
belowroot-1

Below The Root

DOS19843.7/5 Dale Disharoon, Inc.
Below the root is an atipycal early 2 dimensional adventure game based on the Zilpha Keatley Snyder novels: the Green Sky Trilogy. The player can choose one of many characters, each with different skills and embark in a quest to eliminate the distrust between two races: the Erdling and the Kindar.
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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...
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Bio Menace Episode 1: Dr. Mangle's Lab

DOS1993freeware4/5 Apogee Software
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Bio Menace Episode 2: The Hidden Lab

DOS1993freeware4.2/5 Apogee Software
bio-menace-3-06

Bio Menace Episode 3: Master Cain

DOS1993freeware4.3/5 Apogee Software
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Bionic Commando

DOS19883.3/5 Capcom
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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.
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Bomb Jack

DOS19844.3/5 Tecmo
Bomb Jack is a classic arcade platform game developed and published by Tecmo in 1984. The goal of the game is to collect bombs while avoiding enemies; the whole game takes place in a fixed screen. Bomb Jack for DOS is a conversion from the arcade original version. The arcade and the conversions were a huge commercial success.
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Bubble Dizzy

DOS19933.7/5 Codemasters
bumpy-arcade-02

Bumpy's Arcade Fantasy

DOS19924.1/5 Loriciels
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Captain Dynamo

DOS19934.1/5 Codemasters