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.
Xbox 360 (2010)
Comic book super hero Captain Smiley and his sidekick Star are down on their luck. The last issue of the...
Game Boy Color (2001)
Commander Keen is a platform action game similar to the earlier installments of the series, though with more colorful and...
Billy "Commander Keen" Blaze, an eight-year-old genius, has flied to Mars in his Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket build out of common household...
Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes is the second game in the first trilogy of Commander Keen platform games, called...
Commander Keen has already foiled the Vorticons' plans to destroy Earth. Now he heads to their home planet in order...
Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle is a platform game, the fourth in the Commander Keen series as a...
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is a platform game, the fifth in the Commander Keen series as a whole,...
Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter! is a platform game, the sixth in the Commander Keen series as...
Following the Invasion of the Vorticons, the story arc of Goodbye Galaxy! takes Commander Keen to a planet to rescue...
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,...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
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- 94 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
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- 3.35 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)
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