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.
Game Boy Color (2000)
All is not well in Croc's world. His friends, the Gobbos, have been captured by the evil Baron Dante. It...
CrossFire is a side-scrolling run-and-gun somewhat reminiscent of Contra series, although played at a slower pace. All that is known...
Cross Wiber: Cyber-Combat-Police is a sequel to Cyber Cross and follows the adventures of Cross Wiber, an special inspector of...
ZX Spectrum (1988)
In the sequel to Sidewize the call is out once again to save a planet to from invading aliens. Armed...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
The GBA version of the game, based on the film of the same name, has been turned into a 2D...
Though it enjoys some demolitions similarities with Building Crush!, this game's theme is much more along the lines of classic...
C-RUSH is a 2D horizontally scrolling shooter. The player is a spaceship pilot and needs to exterminate plasma insects. He...
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 Towers is a freeware platformer that honours the Apogee classics in a modern version. Bernard, the night watchman at...
C: Contra Adventure is a sequel to some of Konami's earlier Contra classics. The game's story follows the events of...
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...
Winning entry in the MSXdev'05 coding competition, The Cure is an arcade jump&run heavily influenced by Konami's classic Vampire Killer.The...
Game Boy Advance (2006)
When a curious monkey with a habit of accidentally causing mischief encounters a man dressed in yellow exploring the jungle,...
Curse is a basic horizontal-scrolling shooter, one of the first released for the Megadrive, where one pilots a space fighter...
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