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.
ZX Spectrum (1986)
A mad professor has kidnapped the President, and the ransom note says he plans to turn him into a war-mongering...
SEGA Master System (1991)
Agi Gongyong Dooly is an auto-scrolling shooter based on the Korean cartoon Dooly the Little Dinosaur. The protagonist is a...
This horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up features six long levels, all with detailed and mellow background graphics, aiming for a less...
Ainevoltas is a small freeware 2D platformer with some very minor RPG elements. Players control Justin as he needs to...
Ainevoltas II is a 2D platformer with minor RPG elements. It is the sequel to the earlier game Ainevoltas, but...
The Federation of Intergalactic Powers is under threat by gigantic fortress spaceships which have suddenly appeared and destroyed nearby civilization....
STORY Use your helicopter to land and save civilians in need while destroying any and all enemy hostiles in the...
SEGA Master System (1992)
Air Rescue is similar to Choplifter!. You are a driver of a helicopter and the object is to rescue hostages...
Atari 8-bit (1982)
Planet Cyclon's military force is centred in fortress Gemini. They are overpowering your people in an ongoing war - only...
Following the previous AirStrike game, the N.I.T.O. terrorists' main plan was defeated. However their terrorism remains a threat and when...
A mysterious terrorist organization named N.I.T.O. has alarmed the international community. Their factories and oil refinery production has suddenly gone...
Atari 8-bit (1983)
Airstrike II takes you back to planet Cyclon, armed with an improved Mark X fighter ship, with the aim of...
Following the events in AirStrike 2, the N.I.T.O. terrorists are at it again and have set up a brand new...
Air Taxi's basic premise involves running a taxi firm in outer space. There are no drunks or kissing couples to...
A-J's Quest is a side-scrolling platformer, based on an early '90s comic strip by the game's author. The game involves...
Xbox 360 (2010)
A Jumper Robot Adventure is a basic side-scrolling platform game starring a small robot, which plays much like the classic...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Akai Katana is a top-down shooter with the Bullet Hell play style, meaning the ship has a specific area called...
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