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.
Game Boy (1991)
The Game Boy version for Dragon's Lair is actually a port of Roller Coaster, with its protagonist replaced by Dirk...
Many years ago, four brave warriors have reclaimed the magical Drakkhen tears for humanity, liberating it from the yoke of...
A simple but technically accomplished game for the VIC-20, Dragonwing puts you in a spaceship flying through a system of...
Atari 2600 (1980)
Dragster is a drag racing simulation for one or two players. The object of the game is to be the...
Commodore 64 (1988)
Your car has broken down in front of Count Dracula's mansion, and since there is no help nearby, you decide...
In the mobile version of the PS2 game Drakengard, you control prince Caim, along with the Red Dragon, in a...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition is a Drawn to Life version featuring characters from Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants franchise. Just...
Dreaming Sarah is a 2D platformer with gameplay similar to the titles in the Dizzy series. The player controls a...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Dream Trigger 3D is not an easy game to define. It's one part shmup and one part puzzle game, with...
A mystical television has challenged 2 kids to complete quests on various worlds. The first world is the Medieval World,...
This game is not to be confused with Dreamworks' Shark Tale. It is a collection of several mini-games without any...
Dream World is a side-scrolling platform game starring a girl with psychic powers. She begins with only a regular energy...
Game Boy (1992)
Franky, one of the many creations of Dr Von Frankenbone, has awoken to find his love, Bitsy, has vanished. Discovering...
The player controls an energetic young dog, frolicking in a meadow during a blustery day. Above the ground, large bubbles...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
The Skulker gang has stolen your beloved Red Diamond that once belonged to your departed mother. Using your Drill Dozer,...
Commodore 64 (1995)
Drip is a side-scrolling platform game. The player's task is to collect all the coins that spilled out of the...
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