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.
Desolator is best described as Defender without the little men. What is still there is the fast horizontally scrolling landscape,...
Atari 8-bit (1986)
Despatch Rider is a side-scrolling arcade game. The goal of the player is to make as much money as possible...
This game is based on the movie by Robert Rodriguez. The player slips into the role of El Mariachi, who...
Two centuries ago, an alien species known as the Kojans kidnapped the people of Earth and made them their slaves....
Commodore 64 (1987)
In this side view horizontally shooter which constantly scrolls from left to right, you must fly over the surface of...
Detective Bogey is a platformer based on the eponymous Spanish animated series. The player takes control over private detective Bogey...
Commodore 64 (1986)
In this mystery, players control Inspector Snide of Scotland Yard who has been sent to MacFungus Mansion to investigate the...
SEGA CD (1993)
The game's story is based on a mini-anime series, with extracts from the anime being used for cutscenes between the...
As a devil named Little Giovanni you have to beat about 40 levels. In each level there are three hidden...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Devils Of The Deep is a single player game with keyboard controls.The plot The player takes on the rope if...
In the year 3000, an evil mastermind has released a plague of alien insects upon our galaxy. If Dex Hamilton,...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Your laboratory has been filled up with evil robots. It's up to you, as Dexter, to make your way through...
Nintendo 64 (1998)
Dezaemon 3D is more of a game creator than an actual game. While it ships with two games, what really...
This game re-implements (for most modern web browsers) the first 10 levels of the classic arena-puzzler Lemmings, where a player...
Diamond Caves is a clone of the Amiga game Emerald Mine which is a conversion of the classic Boulder Dash....
You play as square-jawed detective Dick Tracy as he tries to solve five different crimes that vary in difficulty. This...
Game Boy (1991)
Dick Tracy is based on the 1990 film of the same name. It bears a strong resemblance to the NES...
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