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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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Mario & Luigi

Views: 6,2891994FreewareSidescrolling Wiering Software
Mario & Luigi is a clone of the popular Super Mario Bros game for the NES. The game has an interesting backstory, … VIEW

Mega Man X

Views: 6,5101995DemoSidescrolling 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

Mini Prince

Views: 2,4962020FreewareSidescrolling Anne Bras
Mini Prince is a cute ASCII version of the classic Prince of Persia game (original by Jordan Mechner). In this text-mode … VIEW

Monster Bash

Views: 6,7661993SharewareSidescrolling 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 This one is lesser known because it was a bit outdated when it was … VIEW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: 4,6941991Full 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: 2,9971997SharewareSidescrolling RocSoft
Mutant Earth is a game that clearly takes inspiration from popular shareware platformers, perhaps most notably Duke … VIEW

Numjump

Views: 3,2812017FreewareSidescrolling Daniel Remar
Numjump is a short and simple but interesting platforming / puzzle game. It uses simple ASCII characters in text mode … VIEW

Orion Odyssey and the Search for the Magic Ankh

Views: 2,6241991SharewareSidescrolling Billy Dalrymple
Orion Odyssey is a platforming game which seems to be heavily influenced by Captain Comic which was released only a few … VIEW

Packrat

Views: 4,1591992SharewareSidescrolling 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: 3,9431993FreewareSidescrolling 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

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