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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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Packrat

Views: 8071992SharewareSidescrolling Steve Blanding
AKA "The Pack Rat", this is a rather basic jumping game. Here you play the role of a rat who must run and jump through … VIEW

Peach's Dream

Views: 8731993FreewareSidescrolling MWD Software
This is a good-looking VGA sidescrolling game with some adventure elements, as well. You're play the hero on her quest … VIEW

Pharoah's Tomb

It's a classic! Apogee Software (who went on to publish Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, and many other famous games) … VIEW

Pickle Wars

Views: 8511994Full versionSidescrolling Redwood GamesMVP Software
Pickle Wars is a sidescrolling shooting, jumping, and item collection game. The gameplay itself is fairly basic, the … VIEW

Platform Heels

Views: 3021991SharewareSidescrolling Ian Warmby
This text-mode platforming game has you controlling "Heels" (a robot apparently) which needs to navigate its way through … VIEW

Plumber No More

Views: 6322018FreewareSidescrolling Jani Nykänen
This modern (2018) DOS game was conceived by its author as "a short, meaningless platformer programmed for MS-DOS", the … VIEW

Prigodi Pionerki Kseni

Views: 9311991FreewareSidescrolling Yuri Lesiuk
You've no doubt played the original Captain Comic. It's a classic game and early example of how DOS could handle … VIEW

Prince of Persia

Views: 1,9991990DemoSidescrolling Brøderbund Software
Prince of Persia is a classic platforming game developed by Jordan Mechner. It premiered Jordan's use of the … VIEW

Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame

Views: 1,7721993DemoSidescrolling Brøderbund Software
This is the demo (ie. limited trial) version of the sequel to the classic "Prince of Persia" game. It involves more of … VIEW

Rayman

Views: 1,2481995DemoSidescrolling Ubisoft
This four-level demo version of the original Rayman game shows off the whimsical graphical style and engaging gameplay … VIEW

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