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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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Agent X ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986)

A mad professor has kidnapped the President, and the ransom note says he plans to turn him into a war-mongering...

Agent X II: The Mad Prof's Back! Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

With Agent X having been a success in both critical and commercial terms, a sequel was inevitable. The Mad Professor's...

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...

Agony Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

This horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up features six long levels, all with detailed and mellow background graphics, aiming for a less...

TurboGrafx CD (1995) and Wii (2007)

The Cho Aniki series returns with their first sequel, the one that would cement the series humorous fetish with bodybuilders...

Windows (2005)

Ainevoltas is a small freeware 2D platformer with some very minor RPG elements. Players control Justin as he needs to...

Ainevoltas II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Ainevoltas II is a 2D platformer with minor RPG elements. It is the sequel to the earlier game Ainevoltas, but...

Air Buster Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991), TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Arcade (1990)

Air Buster is a fast side-scrolling shooter. The player controls a small craft through different levels with many enemies. Every...

Air Fortress NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

The Federation of Intergalactic Powers is under threat by gigantic fortress spaceships which have suddenly appeared and destroyed nearby civilization....

DOS (1995)

STORY Use your helicopter to land and save civilians in need while destroying any and all enemy hostiles in the...

Air Rescue SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1992)

Air Rescue is similar to Choplifter!. You are a driver of a helicopter and the object is to rescue hostages...

Air Rescue I Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

The game is a remake of Chopper Rescue with the following changes: Game is rewritten in machine language and doesn't...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

Planet Cyclon's military force is centred in fortress Gemini. They are overpowering your people in an ongoing war - only...

AirStrike 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Following the previous AirStrike game, the N.I.T.O. terrorists' main plan was defeated. However their terrorism remains a threat and when...

AirStrike 3D: Operation W.A.T. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

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...

AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Following the events in AirStrike 2, the N.I.T.O. terrorists are at it again and have set up a brand new...

Amiga (1994)

Air Taxi's basic premise involves running a taxi firm in outer space. There are no drunks or kissing couples to...

Airwolf Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1984), Amstrad CPC (1985), BBC Micro (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

The game of the TV show is viewed from the side and puts you in command of an attack helicopter....

NES (1988) and Arcade (1987)

Airwolf is a side-scrolling shooter based on the 1980s TV series of the same name. A division of the CIA...

ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1989)

Airwolf II is a direct sequel to Airwolf, however this side-scrolling shooter's story has even less in common with the...

Air Zonk TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1992) and Wii (2007)

In 1992, Hudson Soft expanded upon the Bonk's Adventure franchise they had built by creating Air Zonk, a 2D side-scrolling...

DOS (1992)

A-J's Quest is a side-scrolling platformer, based on an early '90s comic strip by the game's author. The game involves...

A Jumper Robot Adventure Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

A Jumper Robot Adventure is a basic side-scrolling platform game starring a small robot, which plays much like the classic...

Akai Katana Xbox 360 Front Cover

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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