Abandonware DOS title

Platformers: jumping and running sorted by release date

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
shooterWindows XP/98/95
Alley Cat

Platform games

  • kangaroo-02
  • alleycat-splash
    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.

  • belowroot-1
    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.

  • bomb-jack-01
    DOS19844.5/5 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.

  • hard-hat-mack-02
  • janitor-joe-02
  • jumpman-1
    DOS19844/5 Epyx
  • montezuma-revenge-04
    DOS19844.3/5 Parker Brothers
  • antarcticadv-1
    DOS19863.6/5 Konami
  • rad-warrior-04
    DOS19863.8/5 Palace Software
  • airball-03
    DOS19873.3/5 MicroDeal
  • aldosadventure-1
    DOS1987remake3.8/5 Yahoo Software
  • dark-castle-05
    DOS19873.7/5 Silicon Beach Software
  • dizzyb-03
    DOS19874.1/5 Codemasters
  • goody-01
    DOS19873.7/5 Opera Soft
  • karnov-02
    DOS19873.3/5 Data East
  • giana-3
  • last-mission-opera-02
    DOS19873.7/5 Opera Soft
  • thexder-1
    DOS19873.6/5 Game Arts
  • bionic-commando-06
    DOS19883/5 Capcom
  • freddy-hardest-03
    DOS19883.6/5 Dinamic Multimedia
  • gameover-1
    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.

  • impossible-mission-2-1
    DOS19884.3/5 Novotrade Software
  • nebulus-1
    DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
  • night-hunter-06
    DOS19883.8/5 UBI Soft
  • starquake-1
    DOS19884/5 Bubble Bus Software

    Starquake is a weird DOS science fiction platform game developed by Bubble Bus Software in 1988 and designed by Stephen Crow and Dave Collins. The Commodore 64 version boasts a wonderful soundtrack. Unfortunately, the PC version comes with CGA graphics and no soundtrack.

  • aldo2-03
  • artura-1
    DOS19893.2/5 Arcadia Systems
  • barbarian-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Psygnosis
  • eyeoforus-1
    DOS19894.1/5 Denton Designs