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.
Atari 8-bit (1982)
The first game of design icon Sid Meier within MicroProse Software puts you in the seat of helicopter to rescue...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)
Your mission in this side view horizontal scrolling shooter is to blast as many waves of enemy aircraft as you...
The Choro Q video game is based on Takara's Choro Q cars (also known as Penny Racers). In each level...
Christmas Conquest 1 is a 2D platformer, made as a prototype for a Christmas game-making competition. The gameplay is similar...
Christmas Conquest 2 is a 2D platform game with gameplay similar to the Mega Man games. Just like in the...
Christmas Crisis is a 2D plaftorm game with a Christmas theme. The player plays as Santa Claus and has to...
Christmasdius is a retro-style side-scrolling shooter score attack game created for Christmas 2008. The player controls Santa Claus, flying on...
Christmas Eve Crisis is a game where the player plays as Santa Claus and he needs to send presents to...
SEGA Saturn (1996)
Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... is essentially a demo that was given away through various promotions and magazines. While it may...
Help the small goblins to rescue Santa Claus who has been poisoned by a malefic substance. Not he wants to...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Mango's monsters are causing chaos throughout the land. The only one who can stop these cute, yet pointy creatures is...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
This shoot 'em up resembles many others, but was released at budget price. You're in control of space craft Chronos,...
You play as a cherub on a mission to rescue his friends. Your point of view is from the side...
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...
Commodore 64 (1984)
You are the commander of the defences for a major city and today it is getting attacked by an unknown...
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