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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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Crush PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Danny is troubled with insomnia. Desperate for sleep and unable to get it, he finds himself a test subject in...

Windows (2005)

Though it enjoys some demolitions similarities with Building Crush!, this game's theme is much more along the lines of classic...

C-RUSH Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

C-RUSH is a 2D horizontally scrolling shooter. The player is a spaceship pilot and needs to exterminate plasma insects. He...

Crush the Castle Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009), iPhone (2009), Android (2010) and iPad (2011)

In Crush the Castle, the player is tasked by a king to destroy any opposition to his rule by using...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

In The Crypts of Plumbous, the player has to fight alien ships who are trying to raid underground Nuclear waste...

Crystal Caves Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1991), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Mylo Steamwitz, an enterprising space trader, has set out to the perilous mines of the Altairian system. He hopes to...

Windows (2005)

Crystal Towers is a freeware platformer that honours the Apogee classics in a modern version. Bernard, the night watchman at...

CSR Classics Android Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2014) and iPad (2013)

CSR Classics is the sequel to CSR Racing. The gameplay is the same as the original game but it features...

CSR Racing Android Front Cover

Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

CSR Racing is a side-scrolling drag racing game featuring officially licensed cars from numerous manufacturers. The player does not have...

C: The Contra Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

C: Contra Adventure is a sequel to some of Konami's earlier Contra classics. The game's story follows the events of...

PlayStation (2003) and Game Boy Advance (2002)

CT Special Forces is a side scrolling platform shooter that has a superficial similarity to the games of the Metal...

CT Special Forces: Back in the Trenches Game Boy Advance Front Cover

PlayStation (2003) and Game Boy Advance (2003)

CT Special Forces: Back to Hell is the sequel to CT Special Forces and the story picks up right where...

Cubic Ninja Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Cubic Ninja is an action-puzzle game designed less with 3-D in mind, and more emphasizing the tilt-control abilities of the...

The Cure MSX Front Cover

MSX (2005)

Winning entry in the MSXdev'05 coding competition, The Cure is an arcade jump&run heavily influenced by Konami's classic Vampire Killer.The...

Curious George Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

When a curious monkey with a habit of accidentally causing mischief encounters a man dressed in yellow exploring the jungle,...

Genesis (1989)

Curse is a basic horizontal-scrolling shooter, one of the first released for the Megadrive, where one pilots a space fighter...

Commodore 64 (1990), PC-88 (1986) and FM-7 (1987)

The country of Babylon was once a thriving community, enjoying peace and prosperity. However, all that changed when monsters invaded...

Curse of the Crescent Isle Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Today is the wedding day of the princess of the Crescent Isle, and everyone is attendance. Suddenly, the evil Warlock...

Cutthroat Island SNES Front Cover

Game Boy (1996), SNES (1996), Genesis (1996) and Game Gear (1995)

In this game you play the role of a pirate lady called Morgan who was given a piece of a...

Commodore 64 (1987)

You are a pilot of a space craft whose mission is to accompany and guard a huge Mothership leaving Earth...

Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1995)

A sci-fi one-on-one fighting game in which several characters converge in the wastes of the far future and must fight...

SEGA Saturn (1997)

The Limited Edition of Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness contains following items:Hardback book with manga, models, and sketches Cyber Gouki pop-up...

Cyberchase: Castleblanca Quest Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

Cyberchase: Castleblanca Quest is based on a PBS-produced kids show called Cyberchase. This game sets out to teach about basic...

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

Robots and insectoid creatures are trying to take over the world. You play a man who has the ability to...

Cyber Doll SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

In year 1999, the ancient prophecy of Nostradamus was fulfilled: humanity was attacked by a terrible disease. It was called...

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