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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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Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure

Views: 2801992SharewareSidescrolling Apogee Software
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure is one of Apogee's great EGA sidescrollers. Having been apparently abandoned by his parents, … VIEW

Crystal Caves

Views: 2741990SharewareSidescrolling Apogee Software
An interesting (although in many ways average) EGA sidescroller created by Apogee right around the same time as the … VIEW

Crystal Jane

Views: 2162004FreewareSidescrolling Upr00ted Tree Software
This platforming game is as basic as it gets. It seems like a "first game" sort of project that, while incredibly … VIEW

Dangerous Dave

Before creating Keen, Wolfenstein, and Doom, John Romero was programming small games for SoftDisk, which back then … VIEW

Dark Ages: Volume 1, Prince of Destiny

This game was pretty high tech back in '91. Today, Dark Ages seems a little dated, and gameplay-wise it doesn't have … VIEW

Darkwolf

Views: 1311994SharewareSidescrolling D'India Software
This simple platform game contains some interesting concepts, such as the ability to have and use different magic powers … VIEW

Diamond Dash

Views: 1661993SharewareSidescrolling David Fleming
Diamond Dash borrows heavily from the classic Lode Runner game. It involves ladders, getting chased by baddies, … VIEW

Doublespyguy

Views: 1481990SharewareSidescrolling Jay Carson
DoubleSpyGuy, due to its nature as a text-mode sidescrolling jumping game, features limited graphics, sounds, and … VIEW

Dreamworld Adventure

Views: 2511995SharewareSidescrolling Future-Fashion
This German platforming game has a simple structure: Collect fruits and other bonuses, avoid enemies, and get to the … VIEW

Duke Nukem

Views: 3421991SharewareSidescrolling Apogee Software
One of my all-time favorite action platformers. It just has excellent level design, items, enemies, and interactivity. … VIEW

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