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.
SEGA CD (1993)
Cyborg 009 is a side-scrolling platform action game based on the famous manga and anime series created by Shōtarō Ishinomori....
SEGA Master System (1988)
It is the year 2242. You are Paladin, the galaxy's toughest bounty hunter. Cyborgs are about to take complete control...
You are a member of the Galatic Unity Agency on routine patrol in deep space when your patrol ship is...
CYPHER is a fast online multiplayer platform shooter. Take the role of agents and infiltrate the government by hacking servers....
In Dactylus - a parallax-scrolling fantasy shooter - you slip into the role of Yarin, a dragon-rider. Evil forces destroyed...
Dad 'n Me is a side-scrolling fighting game featuring a purple creature that is dropped off by his dad at...
Daehyeoljeon (Great Fighter) is a Korean-made versus fighting game. There are only two modes in the game: one player versus...
Game Boy (1994)
Daffy Duck dons the futuristic outfit of Duck Dodgers, hero of the 24½th century, to battle his nemesis Marvin the...
Game Boy Color (1999)
In Daffy Duck: Fowl Play, Daffy is in search of a hidden treasure that Bugs Bunny told him about. Unfortunately,...
Yosemite Sam calls on Detective Daffy Duck to attempt to retrieve his precious golden movie awards. Mad Professor Duckbrain has...
Dahna: Megami Tanjō (Dahna: Birth of a Goddess) is a beat'em up with some RPG elements. The player controls Dahna...
DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza is the sixth game in the DAIVA saga. Like the other games in this...
Damage is a violent game about the character Michael Modelcitizen. He was the perfect human who had everything but found...
SEGA Master System (1990)
Long ago, in the distant land of Moralos, in a time when vast jungles still covered the Earth, an evil...
This game is similar to other "DDR"s. There are 4 arrows on-screen: Up, Down, Left, Right. You stand on a...
Dan! Da! Dan! is a freeware game that combines ideas from traditional vertical shooters with color-matching titles like Mr. Driller....
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- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
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