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.
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...
John McClain decides to visit his wife Holly in Nakatomi Plaza, only to discover that she is taken hostage on...
Terrorists are holding people hostage in Nakatomi Plaza in an attempt to steal $600 million. John McClain decides to visit...
Commodore 64 (1990)
Die Hard is a game based on the movie of the same name. A group of terrorists has taken control...
Die Legende von Kongo King is a traditional side-scrolling platformer with comic book style graphics. The player takes the role...
Diggers 2: Extractors is a sequel to Diggers with Lemmings-like gameplay. It includes more levels, more tools, and more challenges....
Digger T. Rock, a brave little miner who dares to dig where no shovel has gone before! He just loves...
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Dig It! is a platform game. In it, you take the role of Dug Kewl, who returns home one day...
Dig & Spike Volleyball is a volleyball game where the player can choose from two different venues, each with their...
In this unofficial sequel to the arcade game BurgerTime, the Rotten Foods (Hot Dogs, Cherries, Bananas, and their leader Mugsy,...
Timmy and his friend, Jaime go into Timmy's father's lab to watch a movie on the big screen. Little do...
Dino Run takes you back to prehistorical times and casts you as a little dinosaur trying to survive the impending...
Dinosaur Predators is a shareware educational game for all ages. In this game players get to play as prehistoric creatures...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Dinotopia - The Timestone Pirates is 2D platform game in "Dinotopia" (portmanteau of "dinosaur" and "utopia") universe (humans and sentient...
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