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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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Mimi & the Mites

Hidden gem alert! Mimi & the Mites is a well-made platforming game where you must kill the mites and get to the exit. To … VIEW

Mini Prince

Views: 4,0882020FreewareSidescrolling 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: 9,6621993SharewareSidescrolling 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 This one is lesser known because it was a bit outdated when it was … VIEW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: 6,6371991Full 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

Moraff's Escapade

Views: 1,3131991SharewareSidescrolling MoraffWare
Moraff's Escapade is a Lode Runner variant, with possibly some inspiration from Jumpman and other similar DOS games. … VIEW

Mutant Earth

Views: 4,9111997SharewareSidescrolling RocSoft
Mutant Earth is a game that clearly takes inspiration from popular shareware platformers, perhaps most notably Duke … VIEW

Mysterious Worlds

Views: 1,6241991FreewareSidescrolling MC Publications
Mysterious Worlds is a DOS port of a game that was given away on a disk included with the Amiga Fun magazine. It is … VIEW

No-Pity Island

Views: 1,2291997FreewareSidescrolling Popsy Team
No-Pity Island is what I'll call a "strategic platforming game". It's done in textmode, and as such your player (drawn … VIEW

Numjump

Views: 5,0382017FreewareSidescrolling Daniel Remar
Numjump is a short and simple but interesting platforming / puzzle game. It uses simple ASCII characters in text mode … VIEW

Oozes

Views: 7052006FreewareSidescrolling Regis Locas
Oozes is a game made in QuickBasic that features stiff controls, but somehow feels like it has redeeming value. The goal … VIEW

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