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Side-Scrolling

Description

Used 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.
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ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

In the year 2046, the Industry of Intelligent Androids (MOXAT) has created the DERGON system, a revolutionary artificial intelligence standard...

Windows (2001)

Comar Barbarian is a 2D beat-em-up game, with some logical elements, for younger players. It has bright, cartoon-like visuals and...

Combat Course DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Lace up those boots soldier, and get ready for five levels of challenging action in this boot camp simulator. As...

ZX81 (1982)

Combat Flight is a side scrolling shoot 'em up. The player's task is simply to blast as many aliens as...

The Combatribes Wii Front Cover

SNES (1992), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1990)

A 2D side-scrolling brawler, The Combatribes puts you and a friend in the shoes of combat cyborgs Berzeker, Bullova and...

DOS (1994)

Combatrobo Zakato is a Korean-made sci-fi side-scrolling shooter in which the player controls a giant mecha sent into a hostile...

DOS (1994)

This package bundles two sports games published by Ocean Software:European ChampionsInternational Open Golf Championship The package also includes a set...

Comet Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Comet is an obstacle-course platform game much like The Impossible Game or Canabalt. The player controls their Xbox Avatar, which...

Comet Racer Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2013)

Comer Racer is a cave-flyer set on an abandoned mining comet in space. You control a small space ship, racing...

Comic Bakery Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and MSX (1984)

A baker tries to bake and deliver bread while fighting raccoons. Pieces of bread are moving along a factory line....

Comic Jumper Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Comic book super hero Captain Smiley and his sidekick Star are down on their luck. The last issue of the...

Comix Zone Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995), Game Boy Advance (2002), Genesis (1995), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2007)

Sketch Turner was a starving comic book artist, living with his pet rat Roadkill... that is until a lightning storm...

Commander Keen Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Commander Keen is a platform action game similar to the earlier installments of the series, though with more colorful and...

DOS (1990)

Billy "Commander Keen" Blaze, an eight-year-old genius, has flied to Mars in his Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket build out of common household...

DOS (1990)

Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes is the second game in the first trilogy of Commander Keen platform games, called...

DOS (1990)

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 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle is a platform game, the fourth in the Commander Keen series as a...

DOS (1991)

Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is a platform game, the fifth in the Commander Keen series as a whole,...

Commander Keen: Aliens Ate My Babysitter! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter! is a platform game, the sixth in the Commander Keen series as...

Commander Keen Combo CD Windows Front Cover

DOS (1998) and Windows (2007)

This compilation includes the five original episodes:Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons: Episode 1: Marooned on Mars Episode 2: The...

Commander Keen: "Goodbye, Galaxy!" DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

Following the Invasion of the Vorticons, the story arc of Goodbye Galaxy! takes Commander Keen to a planet to rescue...

Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

This is the retail version of the original Commander Keen trilogy. You play the role of Billy Blaze, an 8-year...

Commander Keen: Keen Dreams DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Android (2013)

Commander Keen: Keen Dreams is a platform game. Its events take place after Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die! but...

Commando: Steel Disaster Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008) and Nintendo DSi (2011)

Play as Storm - a brave commando and vehicle specialist on a mission to stop Rattlesnake - a ruthless villain...

Commodore 64 (1993)

Commodore Format Power Pack 36 is a collection of games, demos and utilities found attached to the cover of the...

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