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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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Fire & Ice

A VGA run'n'jumper with nice graphics and a neat premise: You ("Cool Coyote"?) throw ice balls at enemies to freeze … VIEW

Framed

Views: 1,2801995SharewareSidescrolling Machination
Framed is an unusual platforming / adventure game. The story is that you have been FRAMED, and your mission is to escape … VIEW

Game With No Name

Views: 1,4371995FreewareSidescrolling Darren Heaton
This is a quite interesting and unique text-mode game. (That is, a game created using only the ASCII character set.) … VIEW

Gateworld

Views: 1,7131995SharewareSidescrolling Homebrew Software
My first thought when playing this game was "Alright! It looks like Duke Nukem!". GateWorld has undoubtedly been largely … VIEW

Giana Sisters 32k

Views: 1,7581998FreewareSidescrolling Rainer Sinsch
Giana Sisters was apparently a popular game on the Commodore64 computer, and it was also fan-ported to PCs so the game … VIEW

Giddy 3: The Retro Eggsperience

Views: 6822000FreewareSidescrolling Phil Ruston
Although the documentation makes no reference to the Dizzy series of games by Codemasters, Giddy is clearly a clone of … VIEW

Happyland Adventures

Views: 2,2732000FreewareSidescrolling Free Lunch Design
With nice looking graphics and fun sound effects/music, this game is quite enjoyable to play. The object is to collect … VIEW

Happyland Adventures: X-mas Edition

Views: 1,2772000FreewareSidescrolling Free Lunch Design
This version of Happyland Adventures includes more of the platforming and collecting action that the original game … VIEW

Heros: The Sanguine Seven

Views: 1,2551993FreewareSidescrolling Jeffrey Fullerton
Yup, that's "Heros", not "Heroes" ... the full title is sometimes also written "Heros, A Super Hero Platform Game." … VIEW

Hocus Pocus

Simply a great platform game. Similar to Clyde's Adventure and Clyde's Revenge (also developed by Moonlite Software) but … VIEW

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