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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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Data East's Arcade Alley Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988)

Compilation package containing a selection for Data East's own conversions to home computers of their original arcade coin-op games.Featured titles:...

Datastorm Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

The Defender gameplay was the basis for this shoot 'em up, with a horizontally-scrolling landscape which eventually loops back on...

DOS (1993)

Dave Goes Nutz is the fourth installation of the Dangerous Dave series. Dave has to rescue his little brother Delbert...

Commodore 64 (1996)

In this game, players controls Dave Speed who has decided to explore a strange land he was raised in. Creatures...

David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia NES Front Cover

NES (1989) and Wii (2009)

In this unique Platform/Puzzle game you take control of a boy who has to help a blob getting to his...

David Crane's The Rescue of Princess Blobette Starring A Boy and his Blob Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

This unusual game is a mix of action and adventure. You control the Boy, who is accompanied by the very...

DOS (1994)

Icarus is (despite the number in its title) the third installment in the Korean-made series of horizontally scrolling sci-fi shoot-em-ups....

DOS (1995)

The Day 5: Assault Dragon is a horizontally scrolling sci-fi shoot-em-up and (in spite of the number in its title)...

MSX (1991)

The android terrorist organization Metalabor stole the highly valuable Mega Plutonium K element, intending to use it for military purposes....

Arcade (1991)

D. D. Crew is a 2D arcade beat'em up, similar to Final Fight. Each player (up to four depending arcade...

Deadlight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2012)

Deadlight is a 2.5D side-scrolling survival horror platformer set in Seattle in the eighties. The story starts when the protagonist...

Deadly Arts Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1998)

In Deadly Arts the player can fight as a range of characters from around the globe in training, one-on-one and...

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

You survived the onslaught and pillaging as a young boy from the attack by the monsters belonging to The Evil...

DOS (1994)

In the game you can choose one of the best rally cars, like Toyota Cerica (real Celica) and Mancia (real...

Deadly Skies VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1983)

In Deadly Skies you fly an attack helicopter against an array of military installations and anti-aircraft missile sites. Joystick controls...

Dead Moon TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1991) and Wii (2007)

About 200 years in the future, a comet is detected at the edge of the solar system. Astronomers determine that...

Dead Pixels Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2011)

Dead Pixels is a 2D side-scrolling shooter with an 8-bit retro look and it incorporates some simulation and role-playing elements....

Deathbringer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Karn the warrior has been the scourge of a group of evil wizards for many years, and as such they...

Death Duel Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

In the future all intergalactic disputes must be settled by a duel to the death. Nine galactic superpowers take control...

Death from Above Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (1995)

It is the year 3000, and humanity has been enslaved. After escaping a mining camp, you have traveled to the...

Deathsmiles Android Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009), iPhone (2011), Android (2013) and Arcade (2007)

Gilverado is a curious mystical kingdom of magic, monsters, and lost souls. Recently, overwhelming numbers of demonic creatures have appeared...

Deathsmiles: Deluxe Edition Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

This Deluxe Edition contains: Deathsmiles Original Soundtrack Desktop accessories disc with: Wallpapers Icons Pointers Screensavers Japanese game trailer Already includes...

Deathsmiles (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

This limited edition box set includes: Deathsmiles "Premium Arrange" soundtrack Xbox 360 faceplate

Atari ST (1987) and Sinclair QL (1987)

Deathstrike is a clone of Scramble. The player controls a futuristic aircraft, bombing and shooting enemy objects on ground and...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Death Trap is a side-scrolling platform game with light puzzle-solving elements that usually don't go further than finding levers to...

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