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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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Jack Flash: Mutiny of the Things

Jack Flash seems inspired by the great platforming games made by companies like Apogee and Epic in the early 90's. It … VIEW

Jason Jupiter, Star Cadet

Views: 1,8871989FreewareSidescrolling 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: 2,6991997SharewareSidescrolling 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: 7,4901992SharewareSidescrolling 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: 5,2131994FreewareSidescrolling 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: 3,4661995FreewareSidescrolling 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: 5,4601993FreewareSidescrolling 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: 3,7491993FreewareSidescrolling 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: 5,2711992Full 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

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