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Category description: Today more often referred to as a "platformer" or "platform game", Super Mario inspired countless other games where the primary mechanic involves running, jumping, and sometimes even flying around the levels. Commander Keen, the unofficial mascot of the site, was an early example on the PC.
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Magic Pockets

The Bitmap Brothers were well known for their distinctive artistic style, and it's on full display here in the … VIEW

MagiDuck

Views: 1,5442015FreewareSidescrolling Toni Svenström
MagiDuck is an interesting platforming game starring, yes, a magical duck. It uses a special tweaked CGA mode (40x25 … VIEW

Mega Man X

Views: 3,3691995DemoSidescrolling Capcom Entertainment
This demo trial version of the first of the long running Mega Man X series is quite similar to its Super Nintendo … VIEW

Monster Bash

Views: 3,0971993SharewareSidescrolling Apogee Software
This is another of Apogee's EGA sidescrollers. This one is lesser known because it was a bit outdated when it was … VIEW

Monuments of Mars

Views: 2,2941991Full versionSidescrolling Scenario SoftwareApogee Software
One of two follow ups to the classic Pharoah's Tomb game that uses the same engine (Arctic Adventure is the other one), … VIEW

Mutant Earth

Views: 7141997SharewareSidescrolling RocSoft
Mutant Earth is a game that clearly takes inspiration from popular shareware platformers, perhaps most notably Duke … VIEW

Numjump

Views: 1,4542017FreewareSidescrolling Daniel Remar
Numjump is a short and simple but interesting platforming / puzzle game. It uses simple ASCII characters in text mode … VIEW

Packrat

Views: 2,0771992SharewareSidescrolling Steve Blanding
AKA "The Pack Rat", this is a rather basic jumping game. Here you play the role of a rat who must run and jump through … VIEW

Peach's Dream

Views: 2,0381993FreewareSidescrolling MWD Software
This is a good-looking VGA sidescrolling game with some adventure elements, as well. You're play the hero on her quest … VIEW

Pharoah's Tomb

It's a classic! Apogee Software (who went on to publish Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, and many other famous games) … VIEW

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