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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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Lost Vikings, The

This demo version of the innovative Lost Vikings game gives you a taste of the fairly unique gameplay this game … VIEW

Magic Maycabs

Views: 1,9601994SharewareSidescrolling Dan Lester
Magic Maycabs is based on a BBC Micro game called "Magic Mushrooms", except here you drive a car. Sure, why not? The … VIEW

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: 2,2722015FreewareSidescrolling 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: 4,5361995DemoSidescrolling 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: 4,6771993SharewareSidescrolling 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 This one is lesser known because it was a bit outdated when it was … VIEW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: 3,1031991Full 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: 1,6411997SharewareSidescrolling RocSoft
Mutant Earth is a game that clearly takes inspiration from popular shareware platformers, perhaps most notably Duke … VIEW

Numjump

Views: 2,1632017FreewareSidescrolling Daniel Remar
Numjump is a short and simple but interesting platforming / puzzle game. It uses simple ASCII characters in text mode … VIEW

Packrat

Views: 2,8741992SharewareSidescrolling 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

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