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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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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...

Commodore 64 (1993)

Commodore Format Power Pack 37 is a collection of games, demos and utilities found attached to the cover of the...

Commodore 64 (1993)

Commodore Format Power Pack 38 is a collection of games, demos and utilities found attached to the cover of the...

Commodore Format Power Pack 42 Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1994)

This cover-mounted cassette contains two full Hewson games - Stormlord and its sequel Deliverance, as well as 3 Shoot ‘Em...

Commodore Format Power Pack 7 Commodore 64 Front Cover

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...

Conan: The Cimmerian DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1991)

Conan: The Cimmerian was living happily as a blacksmith with his wife in the village of Irskuld, Cimmeria...until one fateful...

Congo's Caper SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

Congo and Congette were a pair of monkeys happily living in the jungle. One day a magic ruby fell out...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Construction: Action is a Pokémon-themed e-Reader application. In it, multiple cards are scanned to build a mini-platform game. The goal...

DOS (1993)

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...

Contra DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), NES (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1987), Xbox 360 (2006), DoJa (2010), Wii (2010), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1987)

In the year 2631, a small meteorite has fallen into the Galuga archipelago, located 20km northeast off the coast of...

Contra 4 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Contra 4 for the Nintendo DS is a direct sequel to 1994 SNES Contra III: Alien Wars. Two years after...

Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance Front Cover

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 NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Contra Force, a special forces team including Commando Burn, Smith, Beans, and Iron, protects Neo City from the terrorist group,...

Contra Hard Corps Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

When there's a hideous alien race, mad terrorist army, or just some general madman scumball to be eliminated, there's only...

Contra III: The Alien Wars Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994), SNES (1992), Wii (2007), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1992)

The hideous Red Falcon, thought to have been destroyed long ago by the Earth's greatest commandos, Mad Dog and Scorpion,...

Contra ReBirth Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Contra -ReBirth- follows on the heels of other contemporary Konami titles that revisit classic series, such as Contra 4 and...

Contra: Shattered Soldier PlayStation 2 Front Cover

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...

Windows (1998)

Coolrun v2.0 is a classic platform game. The protagonist must make his way through six levels while avoiding enemies such...

Cool Spot DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Game Boy (1994), SNES (1993), Genesis (1993), Amiga (1993), Game Gear (1993) and SEGA Master System (1993)

Cool Spot is a colorful 2D platform game featuring the 7-Up mascot as the main protagonist. The game objective is...

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...

Cordy iPad Front Cover

Browser (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

Cordy is a side-scrolling platformer with a similar perspective to Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, in which the player controls the...

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The asteroids have been colonised and are protected in the Federation. An evil contingent of aliens have decided to wipe-out...

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