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 Advance (2007)
Enchanted: Once Upon Andalasia is based on the movie Enchanted and begins with Giselle telling a bedtime story to young...
A young dwarf is set on a journey by his late father's bequest, to set past wrongs right. Merely a...
In Endless Flight 2 the player has to navigate a dragon through a cavern without touching the cave or flying...
The story of this game is rather simple: Tokyo has been destroyed by monsters! Terrifying creatures have invaded the city...
Commodore 64 (1988)
Its the year 2079, the earth is in sad shape as a result of neglect and chemical erosion. Its people...
Atari ST (1991)
Entombed is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle platformer similar in style to Rick Dangerous. The game is set in various Egyptian...
Commodore 64 (1985)
In this sequel to The Staff of Karnath you once again play as explorer Sir Arthur Pendragon. You are in...
Entrance Gate is freeware a 2D platform game set in the future. The Earth has been ravaged by the effects...
Eojjeonji Joheun Il-i Saenggil Geot Gateun Jeonyeok (which roughly translates to "A Night Where Good Things Are Bound to Happen")...
Eol-ui Moheom is a Korean-made colorful platformer starring the titular character Eol, a cute yellow anthropomorphic animal who must defeat...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Epic Dungeon is a Rogue variant with a twist. While the gameplay is more or less the same as in...
In this consciously retro combat tournament, the player controls one of several champions of myth and fable, brought together by...
Commodore 64 (1987)
The Equalizer is a side scrolling single player platform game.The player controls a small baby-like character who can move left...
Eracha is a platform game in which you play a caveman. You go around killing ghosts and other creatures to...
Once there lived a fairy named Eryi who just loved to eat melons. One day she planned to chow down...
Escape from Markana is a single-player "escape the maze"-type game. The player takes the role of a hero who has...
Escape from Melakka is a fast-paced retro-style 2D side-scrolling platformer set in dungeons, crypts and castles. The player controls a...
Escape from Rehab is a strangely broken flash-based browser game to promote the film Disaster Movie. An entire city is...
Escape from the Underworld is a platformer with a large focus on exploration. It was made for the Indie Kombat...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 95 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- 94 Super Mario World
- 94 Super Mario All-Stars
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Samurai Shodown II
- 94 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- 94 Cave Story
- 93 Tecmo Super Bowl
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.31 Adventure Island (2004)
- 4.11 The Adventures of MicroMan (1999)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid (2010)
- 5.00 Adventures of Sid: Xmas (2009)
- 3.41 Aero the Acro-Bat (2002)
- 5.00 aliEnd (2012)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.