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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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Pharoah's Tomb

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

Pickle Wars

Views: 4,7071994Full versionSidescrolling Redwood GamesMVP Software
Pickle Wars is a sidescrolling shooting, jumping, and item collection game. The gameplay itself is fairly basic, the … VIEW

Platform Heels

Views: 2,5741991SharewareSidescrolling Ian Warmby
This text-mode platforming game has you controlling "Heels" (a robot apparently) which needs to navigate its way through … VIEW

Plumber No More

Views: 3,3342018FreewareSidescrolling Jani Nykänen
This modern (2018) DOS game was conceived by its author as "a short, meaningless platformer programmed for MS-DOS", the … VIEW

Prehistorik 2

Views: 1,2801993DemoSidescrolling Titus Interactive
Prehistorik 2 is a platforming game with simple controls and gameplay, but a lot of polish. You are a caveman and need … VIEW

Prigodi Pionerki Kseni

Views: 4,8181991FreewareSidescrolling Yuri Lesiuk
You've no doubt played the original Captain Comic. It's a classic game and early example of how DOS could handle … VIEW

Prince of Persia

Views: 15,1511990DemoSidescrolling Brøderbund Software
Prince of Persia is a classic platforming game developed by Jordan Mechner. It premiered Jordan's use of the … VIEW

Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame

Views: 11,6781993DemoSidescrolling Brøderbund Software
This is the demo (ie. limited trial) version of the sequel to the classic "Prince of Persia" game. It involves more of … VIEW

Rayman

Views: 6,6061995DemoSidescrolling Ubisoft
This four-level demo version of the original Rayman game shows off the whimsical graphical style and engaging gameplay … VIEW

Rayman Designer

Views: 7471997DemoSidescrolling Ubisoft
Rayman is a popular console character with many games available in the series for a number of platforms, but not many … VIEW

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