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
actionDOS
Super Mariio Bros
actionDOS
kangaroo-02

Kangaroo

DOS19822.9/5
alleycat-splash

Alley Cat

DOS19844.3/5 Synapse Software
Alley Cat is a platform game released by Synapse Software in 1984. In Alley Cat, the player controls a cat named Freddy, who navigates an alley and various apartments in search of food and adventure. Freddy earns points by completing tasks in the apartment screens. The ultimate goal is to reach and successfully court the female cat, Felic...
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.
bomb-jack-01

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.
hard-hat-mack-02

Hard Hat Mack

DOS19843.9/5
janitor-joe-02

Janitor Joe

DOS19843/5
jumpman-1

Jumpman

DOS19844/5 Epyx
montezuma-revenge-04

Montezuma's Revenge

DOS19844.2/5 Parker Brothers
antarcticadv-1

Antarctic Adventure

DOS19863.6/5 Konami
rad-warrior-04

Rad Warrior

DOS19864/5 Palace Software
airball-03

Airball

DOS19873.5/5 MicroDeal
aldosadventure-1

Aldo's Adventure

DOS1987remake3.8/5
dark-castle-05

Dark Castle

DOS19873.8/5 Silicon Beach Software
dizzyb-03

Dizzy

DOS19873.9/5 Codemasters
goody-01

Goody

DOS19873.5/5 Opera Soft
karnov-02

Karnov

DOS19873.5/5 Data East
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...
last-mission-opera-02

The Last Mission

DOS19873.7/5 Opera Soft
thexder-1

Thexder

DOS19873.6/5 Game Arts
bionic-commando-06

Bionic Commando

DOS19883.3/5 Capcom
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.
impossible-mission-2-1

Impossible Mission 2

DOS19884.2/5 Novotrade Software
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...
night-hunter-06

Night Hunter

DOS19883.8/5 UBI Soft
starquake-1

Starquake

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

Aldo Again

DOS1989remake3.8/5
artura-1

Artura

DOS19893.2/5 Arcadia Systems
barbarian-1

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

DOS19893.9/5 Psygnosis
eyeoforus-1

Eye of Horus

DOS19894.1/5 Denton Designs