I feel like it was a DOS game, but its been so long, all I'm coming up with right now is how funny it was to watch my character "skate/float/skid" around
Eh. Thanks guys. I think I'll give up on this one. There's so many games that it could be. I feel like it was your typical side scrolling platformer, but I can't place it. But this search did remind me how much fun Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, etc.. all are.
I can't imagine it was a 5th Gen console game.. Maybe SNES, or Gameboy.. But that was so long ago, I can't remember much of anything in the fourth/third gen, other than Mortal Combat and a few Gameboy games that I remember playing on a Gameboy color a few summers back before selling it in a Garage sale..