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Platform games, or platformers, a simple concept of moving your character through a side-view environment, became a hit with Donkey Kong in 1981.

Commander Keen dos

Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars is the first in the franchise of side scrollers of the same name, developed by id Software. The game was published by Apogee Software in 1990 for DOS.

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer

2d platformer science fiction side-scrolling

Another World amigados

Another World, also known as Out of This World, is a cinematic platformer action-adventure designed by Éric Chahi for Delphine Software. It was released in 1991 initially for Amig...

Year: 1991 Genre: Action

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Jazz Jackrabbit 2 windows

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a side-scrolling platformer produced by Epic Games (at that time under Epic MegaGames). After Arjan Brussee accidentally confirmed its existence in 1994, it was published for Windows in 1998.

Year: 1998 Genre: Platformer

2 players cartoon multiplayer platform-shooter platformer side-scrolling split-screen

Mario & Luigi dos

Mario & Luigi is a simple but very nice clone of Super Mario Bros developed by Mike Wiering in 1994. Controls are very simple: Ctrl to Run, Alt to Jump, Space to Fire, Left and Right arrows to walk.

Year: 2001 Genre: Platformer

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Rayman dosgame-boy-advancegame-boy-color

The first game in the popular Rayman series is a 2D side-scrolling adventure developed and published by Ubisoft. It was released in 1995 for PC MS-DOS, Playstation, Sega Saturn, and other platforms.

Year: 1995 Genre: Platformer

2d cartoon platformer side-scrolling

Ghosts 'N Goblins Remake windows

Ghosts 'n Goblins Remake is a freeware clone of the 1985 popular side-scrolling platforming game developed by Capcom for arcades..

Year: 2004 Genre: Arcade

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Bubble Bobble amiga

Bubble Bobble is one of the most famous arcades ever created and a personal favorite of GamesNostalgia. This 2D cartoon action platformer designed by Fukio Mitsuji (aka MTJ) was released by Taito initially in 1986.

Year: 1987 Genre: Platformer

2 players arcade clear screen co-op coin-op conversion platformer

Prehistorik dosamiga

Prehistorik is a side-scrolling platformer developed by Titus Interactive and released in 1991 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, and DOS. The game is inspired by the more famous Chuck Rock.

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer

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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure windowsgenesis

Pitfall: the Mayan Adventure is a side-scrolling action platformer. It's the forth game in the Pitfall series. It was developed by Activision in partnership with Redline games and published by Activision in 1994.

Year: 1995 Genre: Platformer

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Lode Runner: The Legend Returns dos

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns is the sequel/remake of the original Lode Runner created by Douglas E Smith. It was developed by Presage Software and published by Sierra On-Line in 1994 for DOS, Mac, and Windows 3.

Year: 1994 Genre: Platformer

enhanced remakes flip-screen level editor platformer

Earthworm Jim genesis

Earthworm Jim is a 2D shooter/platformer created by Shiny Entertainment originally for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and published in 1994. The game design and the creation of the ch...

Year: 1994 Genre: Platformer

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Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle dos

Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle is the fourth game in the Commander Keen series and the first in the second series "Goodbye, Galaxy". Developed by idSoftware, it was released in 1991 for MS-DOS.

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer

2d platformer science fiction

The Adventures of Lomax windows

The Adventures of Lomax is a platformer created by Psygnosis and released in 1996 for Windows and PlayStation. It is considered a spin-off of the famous game Lemmings. The artist...

Year: 1997 Genre: Platformer

2d cartoon platformer side-scrolling

Shantae game-boy-color

Shantae is a platformer for the Game Boy Color developed by WayForward and published in 2002 by Capcom. It was later re-released by WayForward itself. The game unfolds in the encha...

Year: 2002 Genre: Platformer

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