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.
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Cave Story 3D is an enhanced remake of Cave Story and the first version for the 3DS platform. The most...
TRS-80 CoCo (1986)
The sequel to Downland, Cave Walker more than doubled the number of playable levels. Also new is a practice mode...
Cell Block A is a two-player death match game set in a prison, there are several levels to pick from....
Centuries ago, man and horse were the best friends. They both loved each other, and everyone was happy, until one...
The player controls a planetary salvage ship high above a planet. He/she must capture as many pods as possible before...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
ChainDive is a 3D side-scrolling action game, similar to Namco's Klonoa. The player controls Shark, a mysterious man clad in...
Chainsaw the Children features the muscular hockey mask dad from Dad 'n Me with hand drawn graphics from artist Dan...
Chalk is a freeware game where the player guides a nameless character through 6 side-scrolling levels. The character itself can...
In the land of Lorin, Lady Ninita has been kidnapped by the evil necromancer Demiwind. Sir Burkelot has to fight...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Ten major cities on a major planet have been captured by alien savages and they have contaminated them with filth...
Commodore 64 (1986)
The universe is near from collapsing because an evil person found the source of the elements and exploits it without...
Simplistic soccer game in Sega's Champion sports series. The game which you can play at three levels of difficulty. There...
SEGA Master System (1994)
Vampires' population in Transilvania has increased a lot lately, and there's not enough human blood to feed them all. To...
Xbox 360 (2013)
Charlie Murder is a beat 'em up first revealed as a Xbox Live Indie Game and eventually released as part...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 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.
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- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
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