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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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Jason Jupiter, Star Cadet

Views: 1,2111989FreewareSidescrolling Neil A. Drage
Jason Jupiter, Star Cadet is a platforming game utilizing text-mode (ASCII) characters for its "graphics". That means … VIEW

Jasper's Journeys

Views: 2,0151997SharewareSidescrolling PabaGames
This one surprised me ... it's a VERY good looking jumping game, with great sound effects and animation. You play an … VIEW

Jazz Jackrabbit

Views: 5,1331992SharewareSidescrolling Epic Megagames
A pretty cool platform game that tries to borrow from Sonic the Hedgehog, with mixed results. It actually plays a bit … VIEW

Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1994

Views: 3,5951994FreewareSidescrolling Epic Megagames
This special freeware version of the classic Sonic-inspired jumping & shooting game from Epic Megagames was released at … VIEW

Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1995

Views: 2,2771995FreewareSidescrolling Epic Megagames
Already played Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1994 and want more Jazz action? This is the follow-up to the 1994 … VIEW

Jetpack

Views: 3,7611993FreewareSidescrolling Adept Software
This game is great! It's a platform game where you jump or fly around the various boards using your jetpack, collecting … VIEW

Jetpack Christmas Special

Views: 2,6751993FreewareSidescrolling Software Creations
This special promotional freeware version of the excellent Jetpack game was released in 1993 to promote Software … VIEW

Jill of the Jungle

Views: 3,5891992Full versionSidescrolling Epic Megagames
This is the first game released by Epic after the famous ZZT series. It's still pretty cool, too. You play as Jill of … VIEW

Joe Snow

Joe Snow is an simple sidescrolling jumping game, the object of which is to get to the top line of the screen. Along … VIEW

Kid

Views: 4491996FreewareSidescrolling Stephan Vogler
"Kid" is a simply named game, and a simple game. It is one of many Super Mario - inspired games which borrows several … VIEW

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