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.
Atari ST (1991)
Entombed is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle platformer similar in style to Rick Dangerous. The game is set in various Egyptian...
Commodore 64 (1985)
In this sequel to The Staff of Karnath you once again play as explorer Sir Arthur Pendragon who is in...
Entrance Gate is freeware a 2D platform game set in the future. The Earth has been ravaged by the effects...
Eojjeonji Joheun Il-i Saenggil Geot Gateun Jeonyeok (which roughly translates to "A Night Where Good Things Are Bound to Happen")...
Eol-ui Moheom is a Korean-made colorful platformer starring the titular character Eol, a cute yellow anthropomorphic animal who must defeat...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Epic Dungeon is a Rogue variant with a twist. While the gameplay is more or less the same as in...
In this consciously retro combat tournament, the player controls one of several champions of myth and fable, brought together by...
Commodore 64 (1987)
The Equalizer is a side scrolling single player platform game.The player controls a small baby-like character who can move left...
Eracha is a platform game in which you play a caveman. You go around killing ghosts and other creatures to...
Once there lived a fairy named Eryi who just loved to eat melons. One day she planned to chow down...
Escape from Markana is a single-player "escape the maze"-type game. The player takes the role of a hero who has...
Escape from Rehab is a strangely broken flash-based browser game to promote the film Disaster Movie. An entire city is...
Escape from the Underworld is a platformer with a large focus on exploration. It was made for the Indie Kombat...
E.S.P. is a side-scrolling shooter. There is no plot in the game - the player controls a robot-like flying device,...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Take on the world in 10 different events. Compete in two forms of Ski Jumping (K=90 and K=120), Alpine Skiing...
SEGA CD (1994)
Another take on arcade-style basketball such as NBA Jam, Hangtime has players go at it in 2-on-2 basketball on basketball...
A collection of three sport games: PGA Tour Golf 486 by Electronic Arts Formula One Grand Prix by MicroProse FIFA...
Estamos Pensando, Portuguese for We Are Thinking, is a game by the Brazilian author Daniel Martins Novais that he submitted...
E.T.Confrontation is an action game where you play as Dozer who works for a secret military force where scientist encode...
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