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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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Lizard

If you enjoyed the old-school style platforming games of the NES, you'll likely enjoy Lizard, a new game that was … VIEW

Lost Clown, The

Views: 1,0361993SharewareSidescrolling Stephen Walther
The Lost Clown is what you might call a "strategic platformer." While it looks and generally plays like a typical action … VIEW

Lost Vikings, The

This demo version of the innovative Lost Vikings game gives you a taste of the fairly unique gameplay this game … VIEW

Magic Pockets

The Bitmap Brothers were well known for their distinctive artistic style, and it's on full display here in the … VIEW

MagiDuck

Views: 1,1932015FreewareSidescrolling Toni Svenström
MagiDuck is an interesting platforming game starring, yes, a magical duck. It uses a special tweaked CGA mode (40x25 … VIEW

Mega Man X

Views: 2,9391995DemoSidescrolling Capcom Entertainment
This demo trial version of the first of the long running Mega Man X series is quite similar to its Super Nintendo … VIEW

Monster Bash

Views: 2,6481993SharewareSidescrolling Apogee Software
This is another of Apogee's EGA sidescrollers. This one is lesser known because it was a bit outdated when it was … VIEW

Monuments of Mars

Views: 1,9431991Full versionSidescrolling Scenario SoftwareApogee Software
One of two follow ups to the classic Pharoah's Tomb game that uses the same engine (Arctic Adventure is the other one), … VIEW

Numjump

Views: 1,1572017FreewareSidescrolling Daniel Remar
Numjump is a short and simple but interesting platforming / puzzle game. It uses simple ASCII characters in text mode … VIEW

Packrat

Views: 1,7391992SharewareSidescrolling 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

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