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.
This is the retail version of the original Commander Keen trilogy. You play the role of Billy Blaze, an 8-year...
Commodore 64 (1994)
This cover-mounted cassette contains two full Hewson games - Stormlord and its sequel Deliverance, as well as 3 Shoot ‘Em...
Commodore 64 (1991)
Issue 7 of Commodore Format magazine came with a cover-mounted cassette containing three former full-price games, plus 5th Gear from...
Congo and Congette were a pair of monkeys happily living in the jungle. One day a magic ruby fell out...
The user controls a trampoline. This trampoline can be moved across the bottom of the screen, horizontally. "Bob" jumps on...
ZX Spectrum (1986)
It's Whodunit time in this licensed arcade adventure starring Sam Cruise. As Sam you must collect the clues by walking...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Contra 4 for the Nintendo DS is a direct sequel to 1994 SNES Contra III: Alien Wars. Two years after...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Based on the SNES classic, Contra III: The Alien Wars, your job is to clean out 6 levels filled with...
Contra Force, a special forces team including Commando Burn, Smith, Beans, and Iron, protects Neo City from the terrorist group,...
When there's a hideous alien race, mad terrorist army, or just some general madman scumball to be eliminated, there's only...
Contra -ReBirth- follows on the heels of other contemporary Konami titles that revisit classic series, such as Contra 4 and...
PlayStation 2 (2002)
The Contra series has been a popular action game for many people. Now the original creators have come back to...
Game Boy Color (1999)
Cool Bricks is a Breakout-style game, updated for the modern market. Players use the bat and ball to smash all...
Coolrun v2.0 is a classic platform game. The protagonist must make his way through six levels while avoiding enemies such...
Dragon 32/64 (1984)
Copta Snatch plays much like Konami's Super Cobra, only the helicopter you're controlling actually works a little more like a...
Corkers Compilation for the Amiga contains the following four games: Blob Wonder Dog Blastar Cyberpunks
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- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
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