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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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Crystal Caves

Views: 1,4461990SharewareSidescrolling 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: 8602004FreewareSidescrolling 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

Views: 1,1511991Full 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: 7831994SharewareSidescrolling 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: 6401994SharewareSidescrolling 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: 9101993SharewareSidescrolling David Fleming
Diamond Dash borrows heavily from the classic Lode Runner game. It involves ladders, getting chased by baddies, … VIEW

Dig It!

Views: 8111996SharewareSidescrolling 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: 1,8711994DemoSidescrolling Virgin Interactive
This demo version of the wonderfully animated game based on the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin (sometimes misspelled Alladin) … VIEW

DOOM 2D

Views: 6631996FreewareSidescrolling Prikol Software
DISCLAIMER: First of all, if you're looking for the real 3D DOOM game from id Software, the game on this page is not by … VIEW

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