Commander Keen is an Action, Retro, Side-scroll Platform, and Single-player video game developed and published by id Software for Microsoft Windows. The game is set in the 2D world and offers three episodes such as Marooned on Mars, The Earth Explodes, and Keen Must Die. In the game, the player plays the role of Commander Keen (the protagonist), an eight-year-old genius named Billy Blaze. When the player learns that the planet earth is in danger, he dons the football helmet of his brother and his interstellar spaceship to become the hero and embark on an epic adventure to save his homeland. The player navigates the environment from a side-scroll perspective, run, jump, and shoot his way through a set of levels to take down enemies and win points against each kill. Each level is set in a different environment and offer a set of enemies that the player has to kill at any cost to rescue the planet.
#1 Little Nemo: The Dream Master
Little Nemo: The Dream Master is a Single-player, Side-scroll, and Platform video game created by Capcom. The gameplay is based on the animated movie, Little Nemo: Adventure in Slumberland, which itself focuses on the comic strip. The story follows a young boy in his dreams as he embarks on a journey to Slumberland. During the game, the player can ride on specific animals, including a mole, a gorilla, or a frog, by feeding them delicious candies. There are animals, and each animal comes with its unique skills that the player can use to complete each level. The main purpose of the game is to traverse to the world of a nightmare in order to save Morpheus, the mighty king of Slumberland, from an evil who invades the environment. The environment of the game is set in the 2D world, and the player can move from a side-scroll viewpoint with an aim to gather a specific number of keys scattered throughout the massive levels. Little Nemo: The Dream Master includes core features, old-school graphics, and original soundtracks.
#2 Crystal Caves
Crystal Caves lets the player experience the old-school graphics and side-scroll platformer gameplay developed and published by Apogee Software. The game is the trilogy of platform games and comes with three different episodes such as Trouble with Twibbles, Mylo Versus the Supernova, and Slugging it Out. The first episode in the game is available for free, while the other two episodes need to be purchased to play. The plot follows the protagonist named Mylo Steamwitz, a space trader, who formulates his grand get-rich scheme by purchasing a farm rich in a famous species to meet the demand of the market. To collect enough money to pay off his creators and for his farm, the player flies to the caves in the Altair system to mine the valuable crystals. After having failed in his businesses due to miscalculations, the player decides to purchase a solar system and create it a vacation resort to earn money. To fulfil his dreams the player needs to go back to the dangerous caves for mine more crystals to trade and purchase his own solar system.
#3 Jazz Jackrabbit
Jazz Jackrabbit is a Platform, Side-scroll, and Single-player video game developed and published by Epic MegaGames. The game takes place in the fantasy-based environment based on The Tortoise and the Hare of Aesop, in which the enmity between the hares and tortoises starts even after three thousand years. In the story of the game, an evil entity named Devan Shell starts dominating planets, suppressing any native confrontation. One of these planets named Carrotus, the homeland of the peaceful hare kingdom that is capable of providing even resistance which is required to stop him. The game is split into six different episodes, and each episode has three different worlds to explore, with each planet itself comprising two levels. The final level of each episode introduces a boss fight that the player must complete. All episodes are connected by a single storyline advancing after the completion of each episode. Jazz Jackrabbit includes core features such as Old-school Graphics, Side-scroll Gameplay, Several Worlds, and more. Check it out, if you love playing old-classic games with compelling storylines.
#4 Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. is an Arcade, Platform, Side-scroll, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created and published by Nintendo R&D4. The game serves as the sequel to Mario Bros. released in 1983, and it puts the player in the role of the interesting character named as Mario in a Multiplayer game. It introduces the second playable character named as Luigi, who is the brother of Mario. The player must explore the world to travel to the Mushroom Kingdom where he must rescue Princess Peace while fighting against antagonist named as Bowser. The player navigates the land from a side-scroll perspective and can complete each level by reaching the end of each level or capturing the flag. Each level if full of bonuses, rewards, and enemies. The player can run, jump, and shoot his way through multiple levels to progress through the game. He can jump over enemies to kill and can kit bricks to get coins. With engaging gameplay, beautiful graphics and brilliant mechanics, Super Mario Bros. is the best game to play and enjoy. Try it out.
#5 Mega Man
Mega Man is an Action, Platform, Side-scroll and Single-player video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the first game in the franchise of Mega Man and focuses on the struggle of the protagonists such as the humanoid robot and Mega Man against the antagonist who is a crazy scientist named as Dr. Wily. The antagonist controls six masters of Robot and trying to take over the world. The game consists of a variety of levels, and each level offers challenging and non-linear gameplay. You can assume the role of the protagonist, and you must fight through different enemies and overcome obstacles before defeating the robot master. Collect special weapons and power-ups to enhance your abilities and unlock other levels to progress through the game. Your character can run, jump and attack the enemy to smash. Progress through the game and engage yourself in platform gameplay experience. With superb mechanics, addictive gameplay, and wonderful visuals, Mega Man is the best game to play and enjoy.
#6 Sonic CD
Sonic CD is a Third-person, Side-scroll Platform, and Single-player video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for cross-platform. The game offers a thrilling gameplay and brings an exciting story focuses on the Sonic the Hedgehog, as the protagonist effort to rescue the little planet from the antagonist named as Dr Robotnik. It has the similar gameplay to its previous titles, and the game is distinguished by its unique mechanic of Time Travel. The player can get access to a different version of stages including graphics, music and layouts by travelling through the time. Throughout the game, the player ventures to take down the nemesis Doctor Robotnik, and travel through time in the past or future, where he must maintain his speed for several second and save the land from the worth of antagonist. The player can move four different zones and each with its unique music, and graphics. The game is divided into seven levels known as rounds. With superb gameplay, stunning visuals, and smooth controls, Sonic CD is the best game to play.
#7 Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus is an Action, 2D Side-scroll, and Single-player Platform video game takes place in the fantasy settings, developed by Moonlite Software and published by Apogee Software, Ltd. The story follows the protagonist named as Hocus Pocus, is a young boy who has two aims in his life such as join the council of Wizards in the Lattice’s land and to marry his love Popopa. Sadly, both goals of the protagonist can’t be completed without setting out on a long journey full of dangers to collect crystals to take down the wizard who are threatening the land. To find his love, the player embarks on an epic journey to gather the valuable crystals. The game mixes the Action and Platform elements, where the player controlling the magician from a side-scroll perspective and run, jump, and attack his way through a variety of levels to advance in-game. As the game advances, it becomes difficult to play. Other features and level will be unlocked as the player reaches the specific locations. With addictive gameplay, superb mechanics, and stunning graphics, Hocus Pocus is the wonderful game to play.
#8 Jump Jack
Jump Jack is an Action, Side-scroll, and Single-player video game created and published by Magnussoft Deutschland GmbH for Microsoft Windows. The game provides the player with run-and-gun gameplay, specially designed for kids. It offers easy to learn, and its graphics are non-frightening and child-friendly. According to the gameplay, the girlfriend named Josie of the protagonist was abducted, and the player has to save her from the custody of Vulkania. There are several levels, and each level comes with a set of traps and enemies. The game contains four different environments, and the player must complete each one before getting into the final level to end the game. During the gameplay, the player needs to gather points and treasures to earn extra lives or power to battle against enemies. The level difficulty will increase as the player learn how to play the game. Each environment offers different background, challenges, and task to complete.
#9 Devious Dungeon 2
Devious Dungeon 2 is an Action Role-playing, Side-scroll, and Single-player video game created and published by Noodlecake Studios, Inc. for Android and iOS. In the game, the challenging adventures await the player behind the walls of the dark castle. The castle is full of brutal monsters and shifting walls where the treacherous traps have claimed the lives of several adventurers. The rumour about the castle is that it comprises treasures beyond imagination. Have you enough guts to take down the summoner and claim the lost treasure of the castle? The game puts you in the role of the hero who is capable of exploring the randomized maps contain five different worlds, from a side-scroll perspective and face different cast of monsters in each one. There are three hero classes such as Rogue, Mage, and Barbarian. During gameplay, the player can use lots of gear and weapons to kill monsters and can battle against bosses to advance through the task. Devious Dungeon 2 includes key features such as Unlockable Achievements, Mini-Bosses, Collectible Treasure, Role-playing Style Upgrades, and more. Try it out, if you love playing action games.
#10 Super Chariot
Super Chariot is an Action-Adventure, Platform, Side-scroll, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Microids for Nintendo Switch. The player can start the game alone or together with his friend. There are two playable characters such as the brave Princess and her Fiancé. The game is set in the fantasy world where the player can embark on an epic adventure contains twenty-five levels divided into five colourful worlds. In the game, the player needs to ignore the incessant insults of the ghost of the king. During the gameplay, the player can manoeuver the coffin of the dead king through twenty-five levels. With hours of exciting navigation, innovative physics engine, sliding sequences and mountains of treasure, and original gameplay lie ahead. The player can embark on an adventure to guide the Super Chariot comprising the remains of his king through an array of subterranean caverns. Super Chariot includes prominent features such as Wonderful 2D Worlds, Local Multiplayer, Tabletop Mode, 25 Levels, and more. Try it out, and have fun.
#11 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Babysitter!
Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Babysitter! is a Platform, Side-scroll, and Single-player video game developed by id Software and published by FormGen. The game is the 7th episode in the series of Commander Keen video games, though the game is considered as the 6th. It mainly revolves around the titular character named Commander Keen, who is an eight-year-old child, embarks on an epic journey through a dangerous alien world to save his abducted babysitter. The game introduces the jumping, running, and shooting through a set of levels while opposing by robots, aliens and other creatures. In the game, the player can move in right and left direction and can jump and use a stick to bounce and jump. The levels of the game are composed of platforms where the player can stand. Each level contains a variety of enemies, which the player must take down or avoid to reach the end. With addictive gameplay, classic graphics, and good controls, Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Babysitter! is the best game to play.
#12 Ninja Dash Run: New Games 2019
Ninja Dash Run: New Games 2019 is an Arcade, Run and Jump, and Single-player video game brought to you by Garena Games for Mobile Devices. The game offers a brilliant time killer experience with detailed anime graphics where the player must tap the screen to slay enemies while running for his life. It comes with a new run and gun concept and puts you in the role of a hero who must take down all types of foes, including demons, devils, and bosses. During the gameplay, the player has a chance to unlock new characters and can upgrade them to make the level easier. There are different ninjas, such as Tetsu, Senji, Hana, Bonzu, and more. While playing the game, you must tap the screen to perform the double jump to avoid enemy attacks. You can perform powerful combos, gather as many coins and gems as possible to upgrade the ninja ronin. Ninja Dash Run: New Games 2019 includes key features such as Different Ninjas, Upgrade Weapons, Unlock new Characters, Eight Scenarios, Two Modes, and more.
#13 Commander Keen in Invasion of the Vorticons
Commander Keen in Invasion of the Vorticons is a Side-scroll Platform and Single-player video game developed by Ideas from the Deep and published by Apogee Software. The game is marked as the first title to be introduced a set of three episodes of his Commander Keen video game series. It revolves around the titular character named Commander keen, who is an eight-year-old child and he is genius. The ultimate objective is to restore the stolen parts of his spaceship from several cities of Mars, fend off an alien invasion from smashing the planet Earth. To ensure the victory, the player must take on the leader of the aliens and must run, jump, and shoot his way through a set of levels while opposed by robots, evils, and aliens. Each stage in the game comes with a set of enemies that the player must kill or avoid to become the master. In the first episode, the player deals with Martians, in the second he will deal with robots, and in third, he will deal with aliens.
#14 JumpJet Rex
JumpJet Rex is a Platform, Side-scroll, and Single-player video game created and published by TreeFortress Games for Multiple Platforms. The game takes place in the 2D world, and it puts the player in control of an eponymous character, a tyrannosaurus armed with jet-propelled boots. The jet boots of the player give him the ability to dash, hover, and boost. It introduces hand-drawn 16bit graphics that takes the player back to the glory days of the early 90s. Dozens of items are scattered across the galaxy, and lots of secret areas are available to discover. The player explores the world from a side-scroll perspective with an aim to battle against enemies, hunt for treasure, and struggle to collect items in order to advance through the game. In Co-op mode, the player needs to rescue all dinokind from the massive asteroids barreling down on the planet Earth. To complete the task, the player can team up with his friend. JumpJet Rex includes prominent features such as Customization, Co-op Mode, Old-school Gameplay, Collectibles, and more.