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 8-bit (1982)
Planet Cyclon's military force is centred in fortress Gemini. They are overpowering your people in an ongoing war - only...
Airstrike is a sidescrolling shooter featuring an Apache-like helicopter, taking part in a series of missions in a war between...
Following the previous AirStrike game, the N.I.T.O. terrorists' main plan was defeated. However their terrorism remains a threat and when...
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...
Following the events in AirStrike 2, the N.I.T.O. terrorists are at it again and have set up a brand new...
Air Taxi's basic premise involves running a taxi firm in outer space. There are no drunks or kissing couples to...
A-J's Quest is a side-scrolling platformer, based on an early '90s comic strip by the game's author. The game involves...
Xbox 360 (2010)
A Jumper Robot Adventure is a basic side-scrolling platform game starring a small robot, which plays much like the classic...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Akai Katana is a top-down shooter with the Bullet Hell play style, meaning the ship has a specific area called...
An homage to a bygone era of computer gaming, Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero is a 2D side-scrolling platform game. Akimbo takes...
Akuji the Demon is a 2D platformer in the Metroidvania style. The protagonist is Akuji, a very powerful, pink vampire...
In this game, you play the role of a little boy who is given a very important assignment by a...
Sideways scrolling shoot em up, where you control a genie in a magic lamp to blast your way through the...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
You play an Alchemist (no surprise there) who is aiming to kill a wizard. To do this, he must collect...
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