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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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Crazy Drake

Crazy Drake is a duck / superhero who clearly is aspiring to be Earthworm Jim. The SNES / Genesis game starring an … VIEW

Crystal Caves

Views: 1,9671990SharewareSidescrolling 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: 1,1262004FreewareSidescrolling 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

Views: 1,6871991Full versionSidescrolling Scenario SoftwareApogee Software
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: 1,0341994SharewareSidescrolling D'India Software
This simple platform game contains some interesting concepts, such as the ability to have and use different magic powers … VIEW

Death by Dark Shadows

Views: 9901994SharewareSidescrolling SoftLab Laboratories
Clearly inspired and modeled after the Prince of Persia series of games, Death by Dark Shadows is a competent entry into … VIEW

Diamond Dash

Views: 1,2061993SharewareSidescrolling David Fleming
Diamond Dash borrows heavily from the classic Lode Runner game. It involves ladders, getting chased by baddies, … VIEW

Dig It!

Views: 1,1051996SharewareSidescrolling Pixel PaintersSpringsoft
Dig It! is a platforming game that seems more aimed at children, but still provides a decent amount of gameplay and … VIEW

Disney's Aladdin

Views: 2,4891994DemoSidescrolling Virgin Interactive
This demo version of the wonderfully animated game based on the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin (sometimes misspelled Alladin) … VIEW

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