DescriptionUsed to describe any game where the main setting of gameplay involves the player character moving from one side of the playfield to the other horizontally for a length of time. The screen may scroll to the opposite direction continuously, or just when the player character reaches the edge of the screen, enlarging the area or opening a new one. Side-scrolling perspective is often entirely two-dimensional; however, some side-scrolling games (particularly beat-'em-ups) may allow limited movement into the depth of the screen. Side-scrolling perspective is common for most 2D platformers, as well as many 2D shooters and action games in general.
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1066 is a turn-based strategy game developed to complement the 1066 historical drama documentary commissioned and aired by the UK...
Xbox 360 (2011)
10 Amazingly Awful Games is a compilation of 10 different games in different genres. They are: All Your Beans Are...
As the Great Venicksia, legendary conjuror and Ghost Exterminator Extraordinaire, you may have finally met your match. This town is...
16t is a scrolling platform action game similar to Teddy Boy, in which the player controls a youngster in prison...
1991 Du Ma Racing is a horse racing game offering two game modes. In race mode, two players can compete...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
You are the evil Dr. Vargon and it is your mission to destroy the Human Race so they will stop...
2001 Alien Combat is an action game wherein you battle vicious aliens and the clock. You have several weapons to...
Atari 2600 (2005)
This cartridge contains six of the 1 kilobyte entries and one 4 kilobyte entry from the 2005 Minigame Competition with...
SEGA Master System (1995)
20 em 1 (20 in 1) is a compilation of twenty previously unreleased games in a single cartridge, which came...
Game Boy Advance (2004)
This THQ double pack has two of the Disney GBA games combined on one cartridge: Disney Princess Disney's The Lion...
This compilation includes two complete beat-'em-up games: Battle Arena Toshinden Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory.
Atari 2600 (1992)
Another entry in HES's extensive line of "2 pak specials". This cartridge contains two reissued games from Imagic: Cavern Blaster...
Commodore 64 (1983)
2-Up: Jewel Raiders / Distance Demons is a double games pack that contains the following games:Jewel Raiders: In this side...
Atari 8-bit (1993)
3d24 is a side-scrolling puzzle solving action game, similar to Robbo. The player controls a robot. His goal is to...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Your city is under siege by giant bees, so in your helicopter armed with a S.W.A.T. Bug Blaster it is...
In this 3D Donkey Kong clone, players take the role of a caveman looking for Stonehenge. Players travel along paths...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 Action Cat (1995)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.70 Aero the Acro-Bat (2010)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.