The best classic and old school Platform-shooter games

Contra

Contra

Contra is a run-and-gun style platformer developed by Konami and published by Erbe Software initially in 1987. It was released in arcades and on ZX Spectrum and Amstrad PC to start with.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-03-07Tags: arcade platform-shooter run and gun science fiction shoot em up south america

Jazz Jackrabbit

Jazz Jackrabbit

Jazz Jackrabbit is a popular side-scrolling shooter/platformer developed by Epic MegaGames and released in 1994 for the PC. The game was named Arcade Game of the Year by PC Format.

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: platform-shooter run and gun shoot em up

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a side-scrolling platformer produced by Epic Games (at that time under the name Epic MegaGames) and, after an accidental confirmation by Arjan Brussee in 1994, it was published in 1998 for Windows.

Year: 1998 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-04-03Tags: 2 players cartoon multiplayer platform-shooter shoot em up side-scrolling split-screen

Super Contra

Super Contra

Super Contra is an arcade game developed and published by Konami in 1988, also ported for Nintendo Entertainment in 1990 This installment is a sequel to the legendary Contra (19...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-03-07Tags: aliens coin-up conversion multi-directional platform-shooter run and gun science fiction side-scrolling

Mega Man X

Mega Man X

Mega Man X is a popular platform game developed by Capcom, released for the SNES in 1993 and ported to PC in 1995. It holds the distinction of being the first Mega Man game for ...

Year: 1995 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: anime arcade platform-shooter science fiction shoot em up

Electro Man

Electro Man

Electro Man (aka Electroman) is a sci-fi platformer-shooter created by xLand Games and released initially as shareware in 1992. It was later re-released as freeware in 2006..

Year: 1992 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-01-13Tags: freeware metroidvania platform-shooter puzzle platformer science fiction side-scrolling

Risky Woods

Risky Woods

Risky Woods is a platformer created by the Spanish studio Zeus and published by Electronic Arts and Dinamic Software in 1992 for the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, and Mega Drive/Genesis.

Year: 1992 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-24Tags: anime arcade dark fantasy platform-shooter run and gun side-scrolling

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion (a.k.a. Dangerous Dave 2) is the sequel to the original Dangerous Dave and was developed by Gamer’s Edge and id Software; and published by Softdisk Publishing in 1991 for DOS.

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 2d horror platform-shooter side-scrolling

Duke Nukem II

Duke Nukem II

Duke Nukem II is the second game in the Duke Nukem franchise and was developed and published by Apogee Software for DOS in 1993. It has since been ported to multiple other platforms.

Year: 1993 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: platform-shooter run and gun science fiction shoot em up

Earthworm Jim

Earthworm Jim

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 c...

Year: 1994 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-10-24Tags: comedy genesis original game hand-drawn animations platform-shooter run and gun side-scrolling

Dalek Attack

Dalek Attack

Dalek Attack is an action game based on the BBC series Doctor Who. It was developed by 221b Software and published by Alternative in 1993 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, and ZX Spectrum.

Year: 1992 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-01-03Tags: amiga original game doctor who licensed platform-shooter science fiction

The New Zealand Story

The New Zealand Story

This is the Amiga version (already packed to run on your PC) of one of the most popular arcade created by Taito, New Zealand Story. This conversion has been released in 1989, devel...

Year: 1989 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-09-14Tags: arcade coin-up conversion platform-shooter shoot em up

Turrican

Turrican

Turrican is one of the most popular games of the '90s. It was designed and programmed by Manfred Trenz initially for the Commodore 64. The game is a sci-fi platformer, where a muta...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: commodore 64 mutants platform-shooter run and gun science fiction shoot em up walkabout

Turrican 3

Turrican 3

Turrican 3 is a sci-fi platformer/shooter that was initially developed by Factor 5 for the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis under the name Mega Turrican and it was later ported to Amiga in 1993 as a sequel to Turrican and Turrican II.

Year: 1993 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-07-25Tags: genesis original game platform-shooter run and gun science fiction shoot em up walkabout