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.
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower is essentially the culmination of Capcom's sister series to Street Fighter. Featuring a similar style...
Commodore 64 (1984)
The player controls a ship, which must locate and destroy the Dark Star. The object is to stay on the...
Sharp X1 (1987)
Dark Storm is the third and final game in the Demon Crystal series, unlike the first two, it's an action...
Dark Wars is a 2D side-scrolling shooter where the player controls a soldier who has to defeat a dark army....
You are Dash Galaxy, a fearless space explorer. You have just landed on a strange, alien planet thousands of light...
Two cowboys try to win a girl's heart by racing each other in side-scrolling run-and-jump obstacle courses. The first to...
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:...
The Defender gameplay was the basis for this shoot 'em up, with a horizontally-scrolling landscape which eventually loops back on...
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...
Game Boy (1990)
This unusual game is a mix of action and adventure. You control the Boy, who is accompanied by the very...
Icarus is (despite the number in its title) the third installment in the Korean-made series of horizontally scrolling sci-fi shoot-em-ups....
The Day 5: Assault Dragon is a horizontally scrolling sci-fi shoot-em-up and (in spite of the number in its title)...
The android terrorist organization Metalabor stole the highly valuable Mega Plutonium K element, intending to use it for military purposes....
D. D. Crew is a 2D arcade beat'em up, similar to Final Fight. Each player (up to four depending arcade...
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...
In the game you can choose one of the best rally cars, like Toyota Cerica (real Celica) and Mancia (real...
In Deadly Skies you fly an attack helicopter against an array of military installations and anti-aircraft missile sites. Joystick controls...
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 Action Cat (1995)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.70 Aero the Acro-Bat (2010)
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