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.
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
As Coryoon the dragon, you must save the princess in this horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up. Most shot enemies release fruit...
SEGA 32X (1994)
Cosmic Carnage is a one-on-one fighting game set in outer space. The story begins as a prison barge is hijacked...
Atari 2600 (1984)
Cosmic Commuter takes place in the year 2075. You work for the Galactic Travel Agency, and need to help the...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Cosmic Convoy is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen scrolls left or right when you move your...
Cosmic Cop is a horizontal scrolling 2D space shoot'em up, and part of the R-Type series. The player controls a...
Commodore PET/CBM (1982)
Cosmic Fighter is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up game in which one or two players can compete for a high...
Bally Astrocade (1982)
Cosmic Raiders is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up similar to Defender. Like in that game the player's space ship can...
Commodore 64 (1987)
There is a battle taking place on the planet of Cybor between two giant robots representing two races from the...
Once again the universe is at peril from invaders from beyond, but this time their target is Earth! Galivan and...
Cosmo Ranger: S.O.L. AD 2000 is a futuristic sci-fi driven side-scrolling platform and elevators’ style shoot em’ up action game....
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 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)
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- 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)
- 3.38 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
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