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Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase

This collection is a hand-picked set of selections from the MS-DOS Software Library of the Internet Archive. They've been chosen because they represent major parts of the MS-DOS story, because they are particularly impressive, and because they're fun. The intention is to eventually link these games to manuals and other materials as time goes on.



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Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
by IBM
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Developed by IBM Released 1983 Platform DOS Published by IBM Educational Math / Logic Perspective 1st-person Genre Educational Description In Adventures in Math the player takes the role of a treasure hunter who explores a castle. The goal of the game is to find the exit while earning as much points as possible. Points are rewarded for picking locks and finding treasures. To achieve these tasks the player has to solve mathematical riddles while using the four basic arithmetic operations. The...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
by IBM
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Developed by IBM Released 1984 Platform PC Booter Published by IBM Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Pacing Real-Time Genre Adventure Setting Fantasy Description A young man named Zyll, who lived in the Land of Magic and Enchantment, tried to become a black mage, with the intent of conquering and ruling the entire realm. However, he was banished before he could realize his plans. Determined to have his revenge, Zyll took possession of the Black Orb, an ancient artifact of immense...
Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
by Interplay Entertainment Corp.
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Developed by Interplay Entertainment Corp. Released 1992 Also For Macintosh Published by Interplay Entertainment Corp. Educational Typing ESRB Rating Kids to Adults Genre Educational Misc Licensed Perspective Side view Description Mario comes to the PC, in the form of a typing tutor. In this product you get to play one of four games, of progressing difficulty (as either Mario, Luigi or the Princess): Mario's Smash & Dash: Assist your character run past a series of boxes and turtles, each...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
by Interplay Productions, Inc.
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Developed by Interplay Productions, Inc. Released 1988 Also For Apple II, Commodore 64, Linux, Macintosh, Windows Published by Electronic Arts, Inc. Perspective 1st-person, Top-down Pacing Turn-based Genre Role-Playing (RPG) Setting Post-Apocalyptic Visual 2D scrolling Description Wasteland takes place in the future after the nuclear holocaust of World War III. The player guides band of Desert Rangers from town to town, gradually uncovering a sinister plot that threatens what's left of mankind....
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Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
by id Software, Inc.
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Developed by id Software, Inc. Released Dec 14, 1990 Platform DOS Published by Apogee Software, Ltd. Official Site Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars Perspective Side view, Top-down Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description Billy "Commander Keen" Blaze, an eight-year-old genius, has flied to Mars in his Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket build out of common household objects. But while Keen was exploring Mars, the alien Vorticons stole vital...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
by id Software, Inc.
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Developed by id Software, Inc. Released Dec 15, 1991 Platform DOS Published by Apogee Software, Ltd. Official Site Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle Perspective Bird's-eye view, Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle is a platform game, the fourth in the Commander Keen series as a whole, and the first in the second series Goodbye, Galaxy . Eight-year-old genius Billy "Commander...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
by id Software, Inc.
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Developed by id Software, Inc. Released Dec 14, 1990 Platform DOS Published by Apogee Software, Ltd. Perspective Side view, Top-down Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes is the second game in the first trilogy of Commander Keen platform games, called Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons . In this episode a Vorticon Mothership is poised above Earth, preparing to destroy the planet with their deadly...
Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
by id Software, Inc.
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Developed by id Software, Inc. Released 1991 Also For Android, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, Windows Published by Softdisk Publishing Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Platform, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Commander Keen: Keen Dreams is a platform game. Its events take place after Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die! but before Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle . Eight-year-old genius Billy "Commander Keen" Blaze, the hero of the universe, the saver of...