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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Dream Warrior DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

In the future, the world is controlled by corporations rather than governments, and wars are fought in a dream world...

Dreamworks' Shark Tale Fintastic Fun! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This game is not to be confused with Dreamworks' Shark Tale. It is a collection of several mini-games without any...

Supervision (1992)

Dream World is a side-scrolling platform game starring a girl with psychic powers. She begins with only a regular energy...

FM Towns (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

In the middle of the 22th century World War III began between the Allied Power and the Pact Power. Atomic...

Dr. Franken Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992)

Franky, one of the many creations of Dr Von Frankenbone, has awoken to find his love, Bitsy, has vanished. Discovering...

Drifting Afternoon Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

The player controls an energetic young dog, frolicking in a meadow during a blustery day. Above the ground, large bubbles...

Drill Dozer Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

The Skulker gang has stolen your beloved Red Diamond that once belonged to your departed mother. Using your Drill Dozer,...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novella "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr....

Commodore 64 (1988)

You are a droid on a spaceship bored silly. The only way to escape from the boredom is to sleep...

Drol Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983) and PC-88 (1985)

Drol is a platform game where you play a cute robot that can fly and shoot. Your goal is to...

Windows (2007)

DroneSwarm is a 2D horizontally scrolling shoot'em-up created for the SHMUP-DEV Competition 2k7 Round 2. The player controls a flying...

Browser (2010)

In Drop Dead 2 the player flings around ragdolls that break into pieces. The objective is to cause as much...

Browser (2011)

The objective in Drop Dead 3 is to toss around the player ragdoll, and cause as much damage to it...

Dropzone Commodore 64 Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), Game Boy Color (1999), NES (1992), Game Gear (1994), Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Dropzone is basically a Defender variant, closely recreating the gameplay of the original Defender with its speedy scrolling and frantic...

Amiga (1990)

In Dr. Plummet's House of Flux the player has to man a small space ship to reach Dr. Plummet, a...

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

The Whos in Whoville are fond of Christmas, but up on Mount Crumpit lives the green Grinch who despises the...

Dual Blades Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Dual Blades is a side-scrolling fighting game which takes place in 150 B.C amid the Hun Empire. The worlds greatest...

Dual Heroes Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1997)

Battle to be the ultimate hero against as one of eight fighters, each with unique fighting style.Train a robot with...

ZX Spectrum (1989) and MSX (1989)

Duck Out! is 2D side-scrolling beat'em up. The player controls a cartoon duck with frying pan, who escapes from restaurant...

Commodore 64 (1990)

By the time you've read the name and appreciated the pun, you've already achieved an understanding of half of this...

DuckTales: Remastered Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), iPhone (2015), iPad (2015), Windows Phone (2015), Wii U (2013) and Windows Apps (2015)

DuckTales: Remastered is an enhanced remake of DuckTales and just like in the original game the player controls the greedy...

Commodore 64 (1989)

In Ducky Dan, the player controls Ducky Dan flying in the bubble to the heavens to rescue his beloved female...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

A loose adaptation of the 1986 pair of fantasy gamebooks, this game gives a solo player the opportunity to control...

Duke Nukem DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Duke Nukem consists of three episodes which were also released separately: Duke Nukem: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City Duke Nukem:...

Duke Nukem Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1998)

Duke Nukem is back in this self-titled game. Duke Nukem has become famous and because of that attracted the attention...

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