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.
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,...
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...
DroneSwarm is a 2D horizontally scrolling shoot'em-up created for the SHMUP-DEV Competition 2k7 Round 2. The player controls a flying...
In Drop Dead 2 the player flings around ragdolls that break into pieces. The objective is to cause as much...
The objective in Drop Dead 3 is to toss around the player ragdoll, and cause as much damage to it...
In Dr. Plummet's House of Flux the player has to man a small space ship to reach Dr. Plummet, a...
Nintendo DS (2007)
The Whos in Whoville are fond of Christmas, but up on Mount Crumpit lives the green Grinch who despises the...
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...
Nintendo 64 (1997)
Battle to be the ultimate hero against as one of eight fighters, each with unique fighting style.Train a robot with...
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...
Commodore 64 (1989)
In Ducky Dan, the player controls Ducky Dan flying in the bubble to the heavens to rescue his beloved female...
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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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
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- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman Legends
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.70 Aero the Acro-Bat (2010)
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