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.
Game Boy (1993), SNES (1992), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1991), SEGA CD (1992), Atari ST (1991), Game Gear (1992), SEGA Master System (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), Amiga CD32 (1994) and Acorn 32-bit (1991)
Chuck Rock is your typical average cave man. He likes to spend his Sunday afternoons watching football and drinking beer....
It was a how summer, and shearing day on the farm, all the sheep were happy to get rid of...
A boy named Tim and his little sister Judy go to a circus. They want to buy tickets to enter...
SEGA CD (2002)
In Citizen X the player takes the role of a secret agent recruited off the street and placed in direct...
The twin brothers, Tatsuya and Kazuya Uesugi and their neighbor Minami Asakura get sucked into a alternate dimension while chasing...
Apple II (1988)
Your job is to patrol Earth's first moon colony. As you push through the thin artificial atmosphere, a spacecraft suddenly...
City Hunter is based on the eponymous manga by Tsukasa Hojo. The story focuses on Ryo Saeba, a young man...
City Smasher is a monster rampage game where the player takes control of a big red dude with green punk...
Professor Plum and his designs for the "doomsday device", DEAD END have been taken by the diabolical LAWBREAKERS - a...
Classic Night is a strategy game with action elements where the player controls Harigol, who is hired by the moon...
Captain Claw, also called "The Surveyor of the Seven Seas", is an infamous and successful pirate. The feats of Nathaniel...
Nintendo 64 (1997)
In this zany beat 'em up, clay animated fighters clash in a fight to the clay death. Characters such as...
Nintendo 64 (1998)
Clay Fighter: Sculptor's Cut is a parody of one-on-one fighting games and features sixteen playable clay fighters, including Sumo Santa,...
The Tournament Edition of Clay Fighter fixes some glitches and adds new features to the original 2D fighting game. Most...
From the creators of Clay Fighter comes a game about a shape-shifting ball of clay. You play as a boy...
The Cleaner is a freeware sidescrolling action game scripted with the Game Maker engine. It takes place in a fantasy...
In Clif Danger players control the titular protagonist who flies through the galaxy with his spaceship when he receives a...
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 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Wizball
Games must have at least a MobyRank 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)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.