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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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Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

This is a game of combat between giant mechanized dinosaurs named robosaurs in a faraway solar system named Spondylus. Mad...

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1990)

In Dyter-07, Earth is attacked by alien forces. The player mans the advanced attack chopper Dyter-07 to drive them back...

Commodore 64 (1987)

In Eagles, two space ships controlled by robots have to drive back an alien invasion. To do so, they traverse...

Supervision (1992)

Earth Defender is an action shooting game, and a clone of Data East's Atomic Runner. The player controls an armored...

Earth Defense Force SNES Front Cover

SNES (1991), Wii (2010) and iPhone (2011)

An evil organization, named AGYMA, threatens the 200 years of peace the galaxy has enjoyed. From their base on the...

ZX Spectrum (1988)

Earthlight is pseudo-3D side-scrolling shooter, with gameplay similar to Uridium. The player controls a special spaceship on a mission to...

Earthworm Jim Game Boy Front Cover

DOS (1995), Game Boy (1995), Game Boy Advance (2001), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994), Game Gear (1995), SEGA Master System (1997) and Wii (2008)

A crow is chasing a worm named Jim while in outer space Psy-Crow is chasing a renegade ship. The ship's...

Earthworm Jim 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), PlayStation (1996), Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1995), Genesis (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Wii (2009)

An ordinary average earthworm named Jim goes about his normal daily life, cruising around avoiding crows and doing other general...

Earthworm Jim HD Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Windows Phone (2010)

Earthworm Jim HD is a remake of the original Earthworm Jim, a run-and-gun platform starring an earthworm called Jim. It...

Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Earthworm Jim is up against 12 levels of bad guys as he explores his bedroom. It's far from the adventures...

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), SEGA CD (1995), BREW (2010), J2ME (2009), iPhone (2009), Nintendo DSi (2010) and webOS (2010)

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition is an enhanced version of the original Earthworm Jim for the SEGA CD and also ported...

Windows (2008)

The 2007 EA Sports Collection is a three-game package that contains the 2007 releases of three different EA Sports games...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

In this game you play the role of a man who has to help out different people living in Albert...

Windows (2006)

Easter Avenger is a 2D platfomer with a living egg as a the hero. The evil easter bunny has killed...

Eat the Whistle Amiga Front Cover

Linux (2005), Windows (2005), Amiga (1998) and Macintosh (2005)

Eat the Whistle is a soccer game originally released to tie in with the 1998 World Cup, held in and...

Eat This Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1998)

Eat This is a side-scrolling platform game in which the player controls a bald trucker named Leon. He has to...

Echoes: Act 1 - Operation Stranglehold Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

Echoes: Act 1 - Operation Stranglehold is the first game in a series of three games planned in total. It...

Echo Prime Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Echo Prime is a side scrolling sci-fi action game in which the player controls the sole survivor of a spaceship....

echoshift PSP Front Cover

PSP (2010)

echoshift is a spin-off of echochrome, but while the original had the player distorting space to create pathways through optical...

Arcade (1994)

Eco Fighters is a 2D arcade game. The player controls a airplane with a rotating gun, and shoots various enemies....

ECW Hardcore Revolution Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

This version of Hardcore Revolution is different from its console counterparts. This version has ten wrestlers to choose from: Mike...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Ed, Edd and Eddy love jawbreakers, and when the local candy store announces a chance to win a jawbreaker that...

PC-98 (1993)

In the 22nd century, a powerful magnetic wave obliterated half of Eurasia. Anarchy ensued, the traditional system of government was...

Commodore 64 (2011)

Edge Grinder is a side view scrolling horizontal shooter where the screen scrolls constantly as you move your spacecraft around...

Edition One Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Edition One is a games compilation consisting of the following games: Gemini Wing Silkworm Xenon Double Dragon

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