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.
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...
The year is 2020, and global depression has descended upon the societies of the Earth. When humans least expect it,...
We were in a small planet (perfectly round), called "Balloon", inhabited by the Pelotos Amarillos, also spherical. All was peace...
Alex Gordon is a cat who wears a hat and wrangler-like clothes. While exploring a tropical island he and his...
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