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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DOS (1995)

Airstrike is a sidescrolling shooter featuring an Apache-like helicopter, taking part in a series of missions in a war between...

AirStrike 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Following the previous AirStrike game, the N.I.T.O. terrorists' main plan was defeated. However their terrorism remains a threat and when...

AirStrike 3D: Operation W.A.T. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

A mysterious terrorist organization named N.I.T.O. has alarmed the international community. Their factories and oil refinery production has suddenly gone...

Atari 8-bit (1983)

Airstrike II takes you back to planet Cyclon, armed with an improved Mark X fighter ship, with the aim of...

AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Following the events in AirStrike 2, the N.I.T.O. terrorists are at it again and have set up a brand new...

Amiga (1994)

Air Taxi's basic premise involves running a taxi firm in outer space. There are no drunks or kissing couples to...

Airwolf Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1984), Amstrad CPC (1985), BBC Micro (1985), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985) and Enterprise (1985)

The game of the TV show is viewed from the side and puts you in command of an attack helicopter....

NES (1988) and Arcade (1987)

Airwolf is a side-scrolling shooter based on the 1980s TV series of the same name. A division of the CIA...

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1989)

Airwolf II is a direct sequel to Airwolf, however this side-scrolling shooter's story has even less in common with the...

Air Zonk TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1992), Wii (2007) and Wii U (2014)

In 1992, Hudson Soft expanded upon the Bonk's Adventure franchise they had built by creating Air Zonk, a 2D side-scrolling...

DOS (1992)

A-J's Quest is a side-scrolling platformer, based on an early '90s comic strip by the game's author. The game involves...

A Jumper Robot Adventure Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

A Jumper Robot Adventure is a basic side-scrolling platform game starring a small robot, which plays much like the classic...

Akai Katana Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Akai Katana is a top-down shooter with the Bullet Hell play style, meaning the ship has a specific area called...

Akakliké 1 Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

This game for children from two to five teaches the basics of logic through twelve small games. You guide Akakliké...

Akane the Kunoichi Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2011), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Akane the Kunoichi is an 2D side-scrolling platformer where the player controls the ninja Akane. She is secretly in love...

Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

An homage to a bygone era of computer gaming, Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero is a 2D side-scrolling platform game. Akimbo takes...

Akira Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Akira is a side-scrolling action game based on the anime film of the same title.In the first few levels you...

Windows (2002)

Akuji the Demon is a 2D platformer in the Metroidvania style. The protagonist is Akuji, a very powerful, pink vampire...

Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun! NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and DoJa (2006)

Kid Dracula is an unusual side-scroller from Konami. It's a parody of the company's popular Castlevania series. Instead of playing...

NES (1990)

In this game, you play the role of a little boy who is given a very important assignment by a...

Amiga (1989)

Sideways scrolling shoot em up, where you control a genie in a magic lamp to blast your way through the...

Alcatraz DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

A drug baron took over Alcatraz prison and now the player takes the role of an U.S. Navy Seal to...

Alchemist ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

You play an Alchemist (no surprise there) who is aiming to kill a wizard. To do this, he must collect...

SuperGrafx (1991)

The year is 2020, and global depression has descended upon the societies of the Earth. When humans least expect it,...

Ale Hop! MSX Front Cover

MSX (1988)

We were in a small planet (perfectly round), called "Balloon", inhabited by the Pelotos Amarillos, also spherical. All was peace...

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