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Name: Prince of Persia (1990)
License: Demo
Author: Broderbund Software
Category: Sidescrolling

Description: Prince of Persia is a classic platforming game developed by Jordan Mechner. It premiered Jordan's use of the "rotoscoping" technique to digitize lifelike movements of the in-game characters. The game itself is a race against time since the clock is always ticking down, but moreso against all of the various traps and high falls in the dungeon which kill you just as much as the enemy characters that you will encounter. As an in-game text file included with the demo states: "It's like an Arabian Nights movie come to life... with you as the star!" The controls do take some getting used to, but they became standard for this sort of game, as also seen in the sequel Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame, as well as other later games like Blackthorne or Out of this World. The graphics are indeed very appealing, as the movements of the characters and other in-game elements feel like they have real weight to them. Try this demo version out to see how you like the original game that inspired the modern 3D series!

Install command:
$> sudo pacman -S dosbox-prince-of-persia

Name: Pharoah's Tomb (1990)
License: Freeware
Author: Micro F/X Software
Category: Sidescrolling

Description: It's a classic! Apogee Software (who went on to publish Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, and many other famous games) published Pharaoh's Tomb first. It's a platform/puzzle game that's low on action and high on tricky jumps and movements. Clearly some influence from games like Montezuma's Revenge and Rick Dangerous. It admittedly has poor CGA graphics and annoying PC speaker sound effects and one-hit deaths ... but it's still cool as a classic platform jumping game. Apogee Software (now 3D Realms) released the full version of this series as freeware!

Install command:
$> sudo pacman -S dosbox-tombfree

Name: Tom & Jerry (1993)
License: Freeware
Author: Albino Frog Software
Category: Sidescrolling

Description: Based on the popular cat and mouse cartoon characters, Tom and Jerry is a fun sidescrolling game. It is similar to what you might find on the Nintendo NES or Super Nintendo systems. The object is to hop through the levels, throwing balls at enemies to eliminate them and get to the exits. Well made EGA graphics and decent sound effects as well as pretty tight controls will make this a fun yet challenging game for fans of sidescrolling, jumping platform action. (The original developer released this game for free on their website.)

Install command:
$> sudo pacman -S dosbox-tomjerry

Name: Barbarian (1987)
License: Abandonware
Author: Mastertronic Group Ltd.
Category: Sidescrolling

Description: In this game you play the role of a barbarian who must navigate his way through dangerous dungeons. The game is played from a third person side scrolling perspective and also has platform jumping parts to it. The barbarian is controlled by using left and right on the joystick to move and up and down is used to scroll through the various commands at the bottom of the screen...

Install command:
$> sudo pacman -S dosbox-barbarian

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